When creating Shakti, a collection inspired by the strength, energy, and abundance I imagined a gorgeous goddess rising, in the high New Mexican desert, dancing, flowing, and feeling her energy pulse through her skin and bones. I imagined a beautiful raw spirit who could exude both fiercness and softness in the same breathe. A strong graceful warrior woman empowering her fellow sisters with her radiant warmth and creative expressions. I imagined Prisma Avery, our newest muse for our new collection, Shakti, dropping March 2nd for the full moon in Virgo.
Brew a cup of tea, peep into our new lookbook, and get to know our Shakti Muse, Prisma ~
Prisma: So much! Friends, My family! My puppy Lola! Traveling (so far I have been to visit 30+ countries). Some really good music (I am hooked on “Permission” by Ro James)! Exploring outside! Bulletproof Coffee! Teaching barre! Self-help books!
Learning- I just started taking finance classes and am seriously in love with the information- as well as proving to myself that I can learn something which used to scare me.
Dancing- through dance I can connect to all the parts of me. Throughout my life, I (like so many of us) had been taught to fear sensuality and the divine feminine sensual energy. Dance taught me how to embody and connect to that energy in a safe, and powerful way, and how to welcome that energy into all parts of my life. I discovered that the more I owned and connected to that part of myself, the stronger I felt across the rest of my life- and now I am hooked on any type of dance (pole inversions have been my newest accomplishment!).
P: Mentally: Typically, I have a lot of energy, and move pretty quickly. I am currently working on strengthening a new part of me by slowing down, and connecting to what actually feels good for me and what I actually need, versus what I think I should be doing. I am working on this in all parts of my life, from when/how I rest, to what I do for work, who I date, what I read, going out dancing with friends, etc. Writing this down, it sounds like such a basic concept, but I am so good at ignoring what actually feeds me, in exchange for what I think I should be doing- and I am having fun strengthening this new part of me.
Physically: I definitely connect to my strength by getting some sort of movement (I love barre, yoga, running, Da Vinci body boarding, cycling and even going to the gym). Movement is how I self-love. I love the specific challenges (embracing a certain posture, running a certain distance, etc) in movements, focusing all my energy into it, and the feeling of accomplishment at the end! No matter what my day is like, if I get in a class or some gym time, I can reset and walk out feeling grounded, energized and ready to take on whatever is next.
P: I moved here to be closer to my family a few months ago, and since coming back to New Mexico I am so amazed by the incredible community of people here- plus there are so many amazing places outside to go explore with my puppy Lola! I also love all the gorgeous art we have in Santa Fe!
P: That is so tricky! There are so many beautiful ones- Recently I have been very attracted to Prehnite because it is so yummy and grounding. Plus this stone is incredible for harmonizing with the universe and enhancing intuition, and passion- all things that you can never have enough of in life! During this shoot though, I was so captivated by all the beautiful blue gemstones and the incredible garnets in the upcoming collection.
P: I just finished reading a book by Gabrielle Bernstein, and that has been such an incredible reminder to release fear and embrace love- in all aspects of life.
P: I love supporting people developing into the best version of themselves- that is why I pursued teaching a teaching degree (yay elementary/special education!), and that is why I teach movement classes. Recently I have been trying to formulate a way to teach barre classes that financially supports our local young women in pursuing movement (and getting all the benefits from it).
And aside from that, a yummy piece of chocolate always does the trick 😉
P: Sunrise! I love the energy of endless possibilities that come with starting a new day.
Muse ~ Prisma Avery @prismaalexandra & @rise.barre
Jewels ~ Malabella Jewels “Shakti” dropping March 2nd
Creative Director ~ Ellen Humphreys @outboundyogi
Photographer ~ Oleg Bolotov @bolotovcocktail