WOMAN'S CHOICE

'A woman's role is to have kids.' My dear, perplexed cousin told me this, as he can not see an alternate as of yet. I have dedicated my life to be a mother to the world in different ways, and Shanti Roo happens 

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Lily Kessler
THE PRACTICE

So many of my students tell me, not without guilt, that they don't practice daily. I remind them that Yoga is more than the mat. Yoga is found in Everything in every moment. Often my yoga mat goes ignored for 

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Lily Kessler
KIND

Who am I? I don’t know. But I know my Truth. Its Awakened. I feel it quiver in my belly; in my bones. My shit is my fertilizer and mine alone. Its where Truth and Strength are born. It’s the cradle of empathy because...

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Lily Kessler
INVOLUTION TOWARD EVOLUTION

My greatest freedom is found by dismantling who I think I am; dissolving my attachments. I am evolving through an involution. India is a country that is my teacher and a great unraveler of my identity. She is a difficult place to reach and...

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Lily Kessler
FINDING AUTHENTICITY

My oldest friend sent me this once-forgotten picture. I'm 16, most likely skipping school with her - with a clove cigarette nearby, I am certain. Our glorious hangout was Pike Place Market in Seattle, where I eventually moved to and worked in a year later. To this day...

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Lily Kessler