Founder and Producer, YinCaravana
"Caravan: A group of travelers or pilgrims,
journeying together for safety in passage through deserts and hostile territory."
Welcome to the Joyride!
YinCaravana is a vibrant, positive online community to connect and inspire amazing midlife women transforming their lives.
Through a unique YC4 Core Path process, we explore the challenges and promises of midlife awakenings: spiritual, sexual, emotional, physical and intellectual - an aliveness where you were numb, passion at a level that you didn’t know was possible.
Stepping into your fears and claiming your power for yourself, your family and the planet.
Claiming my power for the planet? Yeah, let me get back to you on that.
If that sounds nice, but impossible, due to your “real” life - busy days filled with concerns over health, money, relationships, please know you are not alone in feeling disconnected from the possibilities.
My name is Kala, and I have experienced all of the above and more. I recently came through a huge life transformation. I know how to do this work. Or at least how to start. Guess what? Starting is the most important part.
YinCaravana is like a golden coin - one side is love, light, truth, hopes, dreams - a joyful mash-up of spiritual truths sourced from great teachers and everyday insights. The other side is practical action - a framework for action via kick-ass collaborations with other brave, seeking sisters to provide “boots on the ground” tools and strategies for navigating the rough spots. We'll examine relationships, money, sex, menopause - all the elements we juggle to lay the groundwork for a successful life beyond middle age.
We want to hear about your journey, walk a bit with you. There is much more to come; for now It's as easy as joining our growing Facebook community today and joining our email list.
Every woman receives a call.
Every. Single. One.
Where are you now? Where will you be 5, 10, 20 years from now? Operating from a place of joy, literally glowing with inner peace and strength?
Stuck, negative, regretful, a list of "oh it doesn't matter" irritants a mile long, slowly starving your dreams to death with endless compromise, bored out of your mind? Hmmm. sound familiar?
I hope you are currently sitting pretty in option 1, the joy and glowing one. In fact, if so, I'd love to interview you!
If option 2 sounds vaguely familiar, we want to walk with you. You are in the right place.
Newsflash: discomfort IS the call. A gnawing sense of discontent. A flash of inconvenient inspiration that just won’t go away. A craving for contact with nature. The shock of life changes: divorce, infidelity, menopause, illness, a layoff; loss of a parent, child or partner. Ugh, scary stuff that makes us want to run and hide.
Newsflash #2: All these challenges are pushing you toward joy and peace. You can run and hide, but I'm asking you not to.
I can't explain it in one sentence. I don't even know if one blog will be enough. For now, just trust me - there is incredible joy waiting for you if you answer rather than hide behind denial and distraction.
More than any other time in your life, where you find yourself in a few years is a direct result of the path you carve today. You have power and choices to help you as you work on your map.
When a woman emerges empowered from her midlife journey, she creates a huge positive impact for herself, her family, community and the world.
This is not woo-woo, it is a very real cycle of a life fully lived.
This is the reason I am doing this work.
When I was on retreat in the mountains last fall, after two years of massive change in my life, I asked the question, "What should I do with the rest of my time on this planet?" I was given the insight that the most important thing I could in alignment with my gifts was connect and encourage women on their midlife journey.
It is the reason that last year I gave notice on my lease, sold or donated everything that would not fit in my car and adopted a digital nomad lifestyle.
What we can do often seems too small, not relevant - I get it. As I devote oceans of my time and all of my finite resources to this venture, every day I brush off the little dragons of doubt that nip and singe as they hiss,
“Are you crazy? No house, no security, no certainty? You will go broke. You will be an old lady living under a bridge. You are not enough. You are a cliche.. After all, what can one more website possibly do to make the least bit of difference?”
Well, little fiery naysayers, we shall see, won’t we?
Thank you for joining YinCaravana, our group of brave seekers.
It is an honor and blessing to walk with you on this Joyride - at times beautiful, scary, hard, incredible - and at all times totally worth it.