"And I love your feet for how they found me."
Our dear teacher says to look at what the one you love loves. Fortunately that which we both love is shared. Ayurveda, Yoga, World Cultures, Cuisine, Fabric, Story, Music, Dance and the people who each hold such and flavorful mixture. Lost in such gorgeous discussion as the spring of 2017 sprouted, we too confirmed our love amidst a wildly nourishing weekend of Baul devotional song with our beloved teacher Parvathy Baul visiting San Francisco bay area. Fast forward a summer to September and find us driving cross country with our legendary Orion the God of the dogs to Bend, Oregon where the three of us now live. Quite quickly we knew what was sprouting deserved the commitment and devotion to tend together.
"I hope someone else sees you how I see you seeing me."
Our baul wedding
On the day of Krsna Paksva Vardhini MahaDwadasi, Madhava Mas, 531 Gaurabda, in a small rice field near Shantiniketan, West Bengal, India, within a seed form of our place of sadhana, now called SanatanSiddhAshram, under the auspices of our dearest Baul masters and beloved sangha, we two were married both by the sacred rites of DasMahaVidya fire culture and worship of Sri Ardhanarishvara culminating in the holy spiritual ceremony of MalaChandan, dedicating ourselves together to living a life of sincere partnership to devotional vision & practices, as two-now entwined as one. We are inspired, joyful, deeply satisfied and enthusiastic for the life to come. We know we are Truly blessed and honored by the love and care of all that surround us.
With humility, Our deepest direct gratitude, indebtedness, and eternal affection to our caretaker, well wisher, and pure spiritual tether- Parvathy Baul, for doing everything above and beyond that would melt our hearts eternally and mold us to be gracious, beautiful, and true humble servants of the servants of the servants of Krishna. Thank you.
Joy Sri Sri Guru and Gouranga! Joy Joy Radha Gobinda!
"i AM LOYAL, I WILL FEED YOU AND SING YOU SONGS YOU'VE NEVER HEARD."
Thank you for visiting! We truly wish everyone could have been there to celebrate with us. We hope you enjoyed seeing a glimpse into our wedding. We'd love to hear from you if you have any advice to guide, poetry to inspire, words of encouragement and support for us as we venture on this grand journey together.
Bala & Emma
We plan to undergo panchakarma in 2018/2019 to be in the best health and orientation to begin a family. Following traditional Ayurvedic practices for fertility and conception, it is advised both the man and woman do panchakarma before conceiving. Beyond our main purpose for this trip, undergoing panchakarma is profoundly impactful to one’s overall health and forever changes your life. For those who wish to celebrate our marriage with some gesture or gift, we are sharing a little of our hearts' intention and appreciate any support from those dear to us.
We've created a Go Fund Me site where you can read about Ayurveda's approach to fertility and conception as well as more about where we hope to visit for panchakarma, Vaidyagrama.