Lomakatsi is a culture that's in balance with what matters most - our health, our self-awareness, our relationships with each other, and our relationship with the planet.
The word comes from the Hopi language and tradition. Lomakatsi is the opposite of koyaanisqatsi - an unbalanced way of life that was demonstrated by the 1982 film of the same name.
Arguably, one might consider our planet's current condition as a state of koyaanisqatsi. While in many ways, our technology and culture have made incredible improvements to our health and well-being, there are also many ways that modernization has compromised the very things that make us human. When we neglect our needs for healthy food, clean air and water, meaningful connections with each other, and respect for the lives around us, our physical, mental, and emotional health take a toll. This disconnection has been documented to be a contributing factor to many common ailments, including chronic stress, adrenal fatigue, anxiety, depression, and even cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Thankfully, although technology has changed drastically over the centuries, the human condition remains relatively unchanged, and time-tested wisdom from traditions like yoga, Ayurveda, and meditation can help us reconnect with our true nature, both at the individual and collective scale. Any practice that grounds us back in our own physiology and biology, and how interconnected it is with the world around us, helps take us from a state of imbalance and separation from our true nature, back into a state of balance.
My intention is to help people find peace and balance through reconnection - with both their inner, individual, biological nature, and the natural world round them.