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Balance of Light and Dark (31-min) Meditation


A meditation to connect to the crux between the darkness and the light. This short class offers visualization, mantra, and journaling prompts for you to explore where you are currently and where you hope to move in the coming months.


Style: Meditation

Duration: 31-mins

Level: open

Props: none

Focus: set your intentions as we transition through the light and dark.

Location: Vancouver, BC


Questions to sit with:

  • What are you arriving with today as you take a seat in your meditation?
  • Where are you in your life story, in this season and the coming season?
  • What do you see occurring in your physical body and the world around you?
  • How are you feeling right now?
  • Are what you see and how you feel in your life aligned?
  • What needs your attention right now, and where is your attention focused?
  • Where do you want to hold your focus?
  • How can you strike a balance between what needs your attention and where you want to bring your attention?
  • If you were to summarize where you are right now, what are three words you would choose?
  • What is a symbol that captures where you are right now?
  • What is below the surface of what you are going through that one cannot observe with the naked eye?


Mantra & Meditation 

Come to a tall seat and close your eyes. Take a few deep breaths to arrive.


Mahamrityunjaya Mantra

From the Rig Veda, this mantra is to Shiva—the auspicious one—and is considered one of the most powerful healing mantras.


Om Tryambakam Yajamahe

Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam

Urvarukamiva Bandhanan

Mrityor Mukshiya Maamritat



Oh Three-Eyed Shiva, Lord of the Merciful, Fragrant One,

​​May You Grant Us Immortality

As the Cucumber is Severed From the Vine

May We Remain Connected to the Immortal.


Get Your Equinox Essentials Guide to Enter the Darkness with 5 Yoga Classes. 

May you observe the balance between the light/dark and yin/yang. May you embody the movement in between these phases. May you honor what is seen, illuminated, and easily observed with what is unseen – what lives in the shadow. May you move with what is felt and what you physically perceive as you cultivate your intentions.