I love holding space for people to sink into themselves, deeper and deeper, until a natural glow begins to radiate on everyone's faces. I love observing the settling of every soul, and the beautiful connections that are made in the group. I love the intimate delicious act of self-love, of people taking a week to play, move, breathe, chill, reflect, rest and be.
We had a chance to catch up with our favourite magical Yogi-squeeze Meghan Currie about her homebase in Bali, what it's been like to put down roots there, how this rooting has shaped her personal practice and daily rhythms and why she loves teaching retreats. Read on for inspiration and join us for the upcoming New Year's Retreat with Meghan in magical Bali, her new home.
SY: Tell us a bit about why you love Bali?
MC: I believe that we are co-creators with pure life intelligence. That we are constantly being spoken to, receiving urges, and when we follow them we are taken places and planted in situations where we are meant to be in order to grow, heal, evolve and ultimately expand.
Bali literally pulled me here, there was this undeniable calling to this land. I didn't know the full potency of why at the time, and I am sure I still do not know the fullness of the whole reason. But what I do know is this land is healing and rich with spirit and it speaks. It affects all who come here by pulling up and out any imbalances that do not serve. It re-scrambles our internal databases, realigning our threads in greater alignment than previously. I honor this land so much and am more grateful for Bali than words can express.
SY: How has this settling affected your practice? Looking from the outside, it seems that there's been a shift in how you move and how you share your movement - can you describe a transformation?
MC: My practice has shifted a great deal as a bi-product of taking time to get more grounded, centered, anchored and earthy. This land teaches me to listen more, and moves me in an even more sensual, feminine way.
SY: What is most exciting to you these days?
MC: Puppies, grinding, love relationships that stretch me to know love more. I'm excited to be in creation mode, channeling my energies into many outlets that have been a vision inside of me for over 20 years.
SY: What makes you giddy and joyful?
MC: Running with puppies, dirty dirty dancing, speaking to the universe, playing with lover and friends, bouncing my ass, getting my ass bounced.
SY: Tell us about some of your other creative practices: you've been singing, painting, designing - where does the inspiration and juice come from?
MC: The juice has been flooding through me for as long as I can remember. I have always been singing, painting, drawing, designing clothing, dancing... The juice comes from many aspects of my character, one being that I have an enormous amount of emotional energy. I feel so much. And I have always needed outlets to plug this energy into. Art, for me, is the healthiest and sweetest way I enjoy circulating these feelings, sculpting the unseeable into a form that can be shared and makes ripples.
SY: Describe a day in your Bali life?
6am-wake up by the light of the sun and the sounds of the roosters and the buzz of the life
6:03-say hi to the pups hanging around
6:11- put a pot of Italian espresso on the stove and while it's brewing
6:12 make fresh cashew milk
6:14 rub milk on face and sweep the porch
6:31- drink coffee while reading or writing or watching the rice grow
7:00- run with the puppies through the field to say hi to the papaya tree where I speak to the universe, salute the sun, pray, say thank you god, ask for guidance, run home
7:30- feed the puppies
7:45- put on short shorts, lock the door, turn on the hip hop, grind, twerk, belly dance, shake, kick, scream, SWEAT, wet wet like a shower
9:30- hug Iluh and hang with her, tasting all of her creations in the kitchen
10:00- self love rituals, salt scrub, neti pot, oil down, deep clean
11:00- work on emails, project organization, workshop planning, book writing, brain storming, art creation
3:00-6 work calls
6:00- walk with the puppies for sunset
7:00- dinner ceremony
8:00- night time bed prep love ritual, oil pull, rinse off, deep teeth clean, skin love
8:30- crawl in bed, read until whenever
SY: What do you love the most about teaching retreats?
MC: So Many things! I love meeting new people, learning about their story, their wisdom, their journey. I love that every single person who comes, co-creates the entire experience and all of the classes, simply with the power of the presence that they hold. So every retreat holds a different tone, flavor, melody, spice.
I love holding space for people to sink into themselves, deeper and deeper, until a natural glow begins to radiate on everyone's faces. I love observing the settling of every soul, and the beautiful connections that are made in the group. I love the intimate delicious acts of self-love of people taking a week to play, move, breathe, chill, reflect, rest and be.
Photos: Sanjin Kaštelan