Following a near death experience while pursuing her love of music and yoga in India, Parvati Devi returned through the "tunnel of light" charged with a message to share: we are all interconnected as one Earth family. What we each do affects the whole, while the whole continuously supports us.
Known as the “Positive Possibilities Lady,” Parvati encourages those who listen to her music and attend her performances and workshops to believe in the revolutionary notion of possibility.
YT: With your many roles (teacher, musician, activist, writer, etc.) do you ever feel overwhelmed by all that is going on in your life?
I feel that my life is blessed. Not that it is without challenges. It is simply that I feel deeply grateful for the gift of being here, on this planet, at this time. As I pursue my love of music and share the grace with which sound can fill our being, I also am able to support people’s evolutionary journey through the practice of yoga, in particular, through the style of Hatha Yoga that I teach called YEM: Yoga as Energy Medicine.
YT: Why is teaching yoga important to you?
Teaching yoga feels like it punctuates my life with a regular meditation bell-like reminder. My commitment to teach people to center, be present and plug in to the vast energy of the cosmos ensures that I walk the talk through all I do. It brings me out of the internal creative process and it brings me in from the expansive performance energy that shows can generate. It ensures I am centered, and spirit focused. The balance I find from my meditation practice and in teaching YEM is my sanity line and infuses all I do.
YT: What inspired you to develop YEM?
Yoga asana practice, the practice of Yoga’s physical postures, was developed thousands of years ago to assist the purification of the subtle energy channels that flow through our body/being so that we can experience lasting bliss. Yoga teaches us to get out of our own way so that we may know what yogis tell us is Real: that the universe, which pulsates at the eternal rhythm of unconditional love, is in a highly intelligent state of union of which we are each an integral part.
Yoga as Energy Medicine evolved over the past 18 years based on my experience in yoga, meditation and energy work. It is an offering to Nature, which supports and shines through us all. After completing a teacher training program in India, I experienced a life-changing near death experience. Having connected to a field of consciousness far greater than my limited ego or will, I returned ‘from the other side’ with a glimpse of our vast human potential. This experience caused an amplification of intuitive skills I had since childhood, and shed insight into the link between yoga and energy healing.
I began to integrate my intuitive insights with my yoga practice, giving me the means to further witness the flow of energy and make sense of the magnificence I had seen in my near death experience. When I personally experienced injury and illness, I experienced miraculous healing when I surrendered to the wisdom of vital life force found within the body.