Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate the special woman in our life for all that she does. One of the most difficult tasks a mother has is balancing her work and life, so we asked some of our teachers at this year’s festival how they do it.

 

Lisa Johnson

Q: What are some of your saving graces?

A: My family is my saving grace. I have delivered 3 babies but with a blended family I have raised 5 total.  My family has dropped up, picked up, made meals, & watched all of them.

Q: What your simplest practice?

A: My simplest practice is being still in the dark just resting, relaxing & meditating.

Q: What is your advice to other mothers?

A: Always be your authentic self as a mom even if no one else agrees. Raises your babies with your soul.

Q: Who is your role model and why?

A: My role models are my parents. They are 2 completely different people & I am blend of both. My father is the only man in my life that has never let me down. When my husband passed away – he helped me raise my children like they were his own. 

My mother is the first Goddess I ever met. She exudes peace, love, happiness, wellness & healing for all.

Leah Slags

Q: What are some of your saving graces?

A: Writing.

Q: What your simplest practice?

A: Pranayama.

Q: What is your advice to other mothers?

A: Breath, soak it in and stop sweating the small stuff, Love is always the solution. Always.

Q: Who is your role model and why?

A: My role model is those who have faced their trauma and choose to heal, love and laugh anyway! 

 

Deniz Strenski

Each child has their own special gifts and life lessons; your assignment to go find them within the heart space connecting the two of you. Figure out what your part is in it and how to facilitate it through love.

Remember they reflect you throughout this journey. Before you speak in anger… pray, before you make a rule reflect on if it was a good one to pass down. Let them see your tears and frustrations and that you are courageous because you let them out! Let them know the Divine truths till it is their mantra! 

Run from perfection. Heal your shame! We all have it! As my youngest daughter said” unhealed Trauma can now be proven to be passed down through 5 generations. That’s a lot of absence of transparency, vulnerable expressions and Love Mother Hood is hard! It’s supposed to be but we all can do hard things and laugh more!