From the Editor: Introducing Parvati Magazine

When an idea keeps coming to mind, we eventually need to stop and listen. The voice of our soul often speaks to us in repetition until we heed the call. When our soul comes knocking at the door of our mind, we need to open and hear what it is saying.

That has been my experience since the early spring of 2011 regarding the idea of an online magazine. I was watching the success of my Ask Parvati blog rise and was pleased I was touching and communicating with people all over the world. Yet I was also aware that there are many people in the ecological and conscious community who support people’s growth in their own way. So why are we not working together to potentially better serve?

I reached out to friends and acquaintances who I knew were active in their field and who I thought might be interested in contributing to a volunteer-based, monthly on-line magazine that explored various themes. The response was very positive. Thanks to a group of wonderful writers and volunteers who share the vision, Parvati Magazine was born.

I am very pleased to bring to you this first issue on the topic of Activation. Each month there will be a section on living in the Positive Possibilities written by yours truly. The Yoga section will contain articles on yoga and meditation, written by myself or by guest contributors. It is my pleasure to introduce to you the fine group of people you will get to know through this monthly magazine:

The Wellness section will contain articles each month on Nutrition by Oprah Winfrey Network’s Julie Daniluk, who will be sharing her love and knowledge for healthy foods. The dynamic and inspiring Sandra O’Brien of Bootcamp Goddess will keep you holistically fit with her Fitness articles. Sunanda Jordon, as the magazine’s Wellness Manager, will bring to you different guests each month, to showcase a range of holistic healing modalities.

In the Arts and Culture section, the eternal optimist Motivator Man, featured in the New York Times, will provide you with tips on inspirational movies. Rishi Gerald, C.E.O. of Kupid’s Play Records, will review music that keeps you feeling good about life. Pranada Devi, manager of the Book section, will choose each month different guest authors to review books that support soulful evolution.

The Fashion section shines with two passionate entrepreneurs: Kelly Drennan, eco-fashionista and founder of Fashion Takes Action, an internationally recognized organization dedicated to sustainable fashion in Canada; and Kristin Ma, owner of the fabulous Toronto eco-spa Pure and Simple (a personal favorite of mine) and published author of “Beauty: Pure + Simple”.

In the News section, each month Pranada Devi, who also serves as the Managing Editor for the magazine as a whole, will keep you up on relevant political events and highlight the work of global activists that support life in the Positive Possibilities.

The Business section will offer conscious entrepreneurs insightful tools to support business growth. It is shared by two dedicated and skilled conscious business leaders: Mikael Meir, leadership coach empowering socially conscious entrepreneurs, executives and social change leaders; and Rishi Gerald, entrepreneurial coach, focused on building businesses within both the arts and corporate sectors.

What an amazing group of talented writers! I am very grateful to them all for offering their voice here.

It is with sincere joy that I present to you this first edition of Parvati Magazine. Enjoy!

Parvati DeviParvati Devi is the editor-in-chief of Parvati Magazine. In addition to being an internationally acclaimed Canadian singer, songwriter, producer and performer, she is a yoga teacher and holistic educator, having studied yoga and meditation since 1987, and developed her own yoga teaching style called YEM™: Yoga as Energy Medicine. Her current show, “Yoga in the Nightclub”, brings forward a conscious energy into the pop mainstream.



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