Winter Solstice Workshop: “The Art of Listening to the Heart”

Hello Everybody,

Just a quick post to highlight the last workshop of the year on Saturday, December 16th, at  our usual beautiful workshop space in Oceanside. The theme for this year has been Karma & Reincarnation. This topic seems to lead to a lot of Aha! moments, and lively Q&A, so join us for the celebration and learn about the art of listening to the heart.


The cost for this workshop is $80.00. The address for the amazing venue in Oceanside will be emailed to you with confirmation of your booking.


The Winter Solstice

A perfect day for a Winter Solstice celebration.

My favorite holiday is the Winter Solstice. I love it because it’s so ancient. We’ve been celebrating this event all over the world for thousands and thousands of years. What is it that we’re celebrating? It’s the magic of darkness. What? The magic of darkness. The Winter Solstice reminds us that every period of darkness in our lives is replaced by the light.

During the year we feel neglected, forgotten and misunderstood. We let petty resentments steal our precious time from us. But during the darkest time of the year, we’re willing to try a little more than we did throughout the year. I think this is a good thing. Better that we try once a year than not at all.

Remember, it only takes one candle to light all other candles. During this Holiday season I hope you keep your one candle burning brightly so that others might see the light and share friendship with you.

I know the season has turned commercial and crazy, but it still tends to bring out the light in us. End this year with a ritual of gratitude and affirmations for the coming year. Light a candle for those who live in hunger and invisibility from human kindness. Light a candle because even though you may be feeling annoyed, you’re loved. That’s worth celebrating.

We held our annual Solstice celebration this past weekend and we focused on spiritual rituals. A ritual is a process by which all of your senses, as well as your concentration, are focused together on a loving intention. This gives your intention a boost and it helps you to commit to your intention. Quite often we set intentions and we don’t commit to their growth. That’s like planting seeds and never tending to them. They may come up or they may disappear due to neglect.

Kindly join us over the next year for the word of the month. It may help you to commit to the practice of love. Peace be with you and Namaste.

2015 Karma and Reincarnation Workshop (S)!

Karma and Reincarnation Workshop

With Jacqueline Valdez

Saturday, Febraury 28th, 10:00am-4:00pm $80.

That’s your karma! You’ll get yours! He seems straight from the animal kingdom!

This workshop is designed to create an understanding of the way karma and reincarnation are traditionally taught by the Yogi’s. This may differ from what you may have thought of before. Karma has nothing to do with reward and punishment, it feels like it though, right? Reincarnation isn’t something that happens randomly, it is forever synchronized with karma.

We will laugh, as well as do deep work looking into your past to discover where you may have inherited your love of the piano, while the rest of your relatives have no interest in music. We will learn through the teachings of the Vedas or the Yogic tradition that reincarnation is not about choosing our next life or choosing what we want to learn or even choosing who we want to learn it with. The great Yogi’s who brought us these teaching, say that our lives are the result of all the choices we have made throughout time, whether consciously or unconsciously. This creates a whole new way of looking at these ideas.

The great laws of karma and reincarnation are forever synchronized. Light vegetarian snacks and water are provided.

Lunch is up to you. You may brown bag it or you may want to try one of the wonderful local restaurants.


I look forward to being with you.
Peace be with you, Namaste.


Just Added! Repeat Workshop on Karma and Reincarnation 

Saturday, March 21st , 10:00am-4:00pm  $80.

Due to popular demand, we will be repeating the Karma and Reincarnation workshop listed above. Registration is currently open for this workshop, so please register to reserve your place today!

Jacqueline’s office
545 Second St.
Suite 5
Encinitas, CA 92024

Limited space Reservation required.

Summer Solstice Celebration & Puja!

Windansea Beach Sunset
Windansea 2014 defalco photo

Summer Solstice Celebration

The Beautiful Science of Silence

Save the Date! Saturday, June 21st, 2014


Are you frustrated by too much mind pounding and heart chattering?

Are you surrounded by cars screaming, animals talking, bosses hissing and children barking?

Is your world a little crazy with noise?

Well then… Jacqueline Valdez cordially invites you to a mini spa day for your heart and mind. We will indulge in slices of decadent silence topped with cooling waves of peace. We’ll dip our hearts in refreshing moments of renewal. We’ll slough off the old memories and scrub your intuition sparkling clean. You’ll even take home a goodie bag filled with techniques to continue your spa experience upon re-entry to the world of noise. Kindly join us for a couple of hours of sweet company, quiet healing moments and practical methods to continue your experience in the comfort of your own world. You know you want it. Come and celebrate the silence of your heart this summer.


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Winter Solstice Celebration








Please join Jacqueline Valdez for a workshop on the art of becoming a peacemaker at the Pacific Ashtanga Yoga Center in Dana Point on Saturday December 21, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

We can learn to be peacemakers by first making peace with ourself. This means accepting our past as part of who we are. Being mindful that painful memories are part of our human heart, as well as our joyful memories. We can create a strong mind and a loving heart by living peacefully with our self and with others. Peacemakers are those who are committed to practicing love.

2014 could be the year that you choose to make a difference. This winter solstice we’re joining as friends to initiate a year of committing to be peacemakers. We look forward to you being part of our workshop celebrating the peacemakers.

Diana Christinson, owner of Pacific Ashtanga Yoga Center, will complete our day together by leading us in a beautiful Puja (ceremonial ritual) to help guide us in becoming peacemakers.

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