Strongly influenced by more than 2 decades of personal wellness, yoga & meditation training, growth & practice, wellness and self-care. All have continued to be an important part of my life introduced to me by my father at age 8.
I am passionate about continuing to share my yoga and wellness knowledge through facilitation as an (occupational) certified and registered yoga teacher (CYT/RYT) from an accredited, registered yoga institution (Scottsdale Community College). Taught by Jr. Iyengar certified yoga teachers, I am able to acquire & continue maintaining a strong yoga foundation with emphasis on postural alignment, safe
Operating as usual
Day 15 🦋
Three years ago my teenage son Ryley took his last breath on this earth.
How did it happen?
I still have no answers. None that give clarity or truth, however,
This is not my truth any more & I have chosen to rewrite the story in a different way.
We’re no strangers to trauma.
I know how it feels to have tremendous loss and yet have gratitude and feel joy and happiness at the same time sometimes.
There is hope, there are resources and we must come together as a society to support our wellbeing & mental health.
We are only as effective as the example we lead & it is up to us to do the work too, to be responsible for our thoughts, words, actions & emotions.
It’s not easy, but I choose to arise every morning & stand up present to the woulrld in front of me.
I choose to love, to experience joy, to express myself & to lead intentionally so my daughter can continue to grow knowing there are blessings in this world beyond what we are often programmed to believe…
I choose to celebrate life, not mourn it.
I also choose my heart over hate and absolute love over fear.
We are resilient beings but it does not come without work.
I challenge you to think differently. To detach from the ideas of the past & bring yourself to the present moment.
Where do you go from here? Right here right now? How do you want to be? How do you want to see?
The light is a great leader.
Thank you for listening.
I love you ❤️🦋🙏🏻
Learning Uncomplicated Living Mathematics.
Life does not discriminate. It happens.
I would like to attempt to simplify a seemingly complicated subject matter affecting the lives of everything without discrimination, virtually on a daily basis.
Link to full story in bio…
I woke up to the sound of a train whistle. Several times over.
Appropriately many times over, indicative to exactly admitting my place in a construct of reality far beyond what is humanly fair to live in the moment.
I took advantage of my moments, with wild abandon & complete lack of judgement & responsibility for the inner child in awe & wonderment of her artificial environment.
To a point, she viewed everything take place outside of herself, exactly the way it went…except she was an unwilling participant in her own life that day.
She abandoned her self to the universe.
And it revealed more than she could take.
As appealing as wild abandon seems, sometimes the best words aren’t worth the crushing acknowledgment you truly are & what you can withstand in your human…
I’m not invincible in so many ways, I see, it’s true.
I am vulnerable so as I chose to be, like the layers of a 3-day old, half-eaten slice of lemon, raspberry cake, crumbling with each forced bite.
Each one looks convincing, but when the look doesn’t match the taste, and you try to convince yourself & everyone else you love it, you become the most obvious elephant in the room.
And you already stuck out like a sore thumb…
…by your own accord.
What I remember may make it to publish, the rest is safe with my intoxicated mind & feverishly illusory heart.
Thank you to all of my teachers.
In all of my blindness, I still see you & love you for drawing me out & calling me out on my sh*t.
I would do the same for you but I think you get the point…
Sincerely & unapologetically, The Raspberry Layer… between the lemon & buttercream crumbs.
What would I be without her?
The beautiful thing is, I’m never without her.
I have never been without her.
She is the foundation for my continuation & the legacy of my family.
Her leadership, faith, kindness, courage, beauty & love prevailed over any and all challenge.
She teaches us being kind is always more important than being right and she was always a pillar of support beyond her own family, serving her community, giving herself to others.
She continues on, holding my son’s hand & all of our hearts, unconditionally, teaching us from a higher plane of existence, guiding us with her being, because that is what we are in our eternal now moment.
Is the essence of presence.
I honor you on your continuation & beyond through my own continuation & awareness of presence.
I could not be more grateful to know & receive your unconditional love & understand what it means to be.
večno sećanje ✨
Every moment is important.
We can not live yesterday,
It is gone.
Tomorrow has not arrived yet,
And there are no guarantees,
No matter the circumstances.
We can reflect,
Please don’t stay there.
We only have right now.
Climb the mountain.
I love you.
How do you see? 👁
Do any parts of your life in this moment seem distorted?
Are your eyes open…?
Your mind, your heart…?
How are you communicating?
Are you articulating?
Are you doing more talking…or listening?
Do you believe less is more or excess is for…?
Are you meeting you where you’re at?
Who are you meeting where they are at & who is meeting you…?
Do you understand what self-worth is & how it is accumulated?
How do you feel about you…right here…right now?
If your light seems dim, it’s always there and has infinite potential to shine brighter & brighter with each moment.
If your insight or awareness seems distorted, be with what it appears to be & question it, have compassion for it & release it with a deep sigh.
Now feed & nourish the light that makes you glow your most luminescent with the realization that you are worthy and you will bring joy, love & peace to all you radiate what has always walked with you in each moment.
You are Love,
Loved & always will be,
So long as you know you,
Are with you,
And continue to choose you.
I love books. I could read aloud for days. When I read aloud the words play on every sense. I feel each word in every way…like savoring them…🧡
This one is taking me to another world! I get so deeply taken by words that have such meaning and resonate so deeply with me.
The amazing Thich Nhat Hanh has such simple, beautiful messages & this book, Transformation at the Base, is making me fall in love all over again with how powerful words can be structured to be so evocative, meaningful, colorful, fun & transformational.
Read more & read intentionally 🍰
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Anyone needing CEU’s this is a fantastic opportunity!
ATTENTION MASSAGE THERAPISTS:
Spa Lamar is hosting a massage therapy class on Tai massage, August 28, 2019 (9-6 pm).
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Come To Being
“Physical pain has no voice, but when it at least finds a voice it begins to tell the story.“ ~
In order to address the physical pain, it is important to listen to its story. The story becomes pain’s voice & if we listen we can develop an awareness its roots, learn about it, maybe gain some understanding & even facilitate healing. This happens within the physical body & the mental body. We all have a story. We all have the capability to heal. Listen with compassion, embrace the pain, heal, find freedom.
Next class is Monday night at 5:30pm
“Memory, without which we cannot function, is an aspect of mind. The imprints of experiences and sensations are stored by memory within the fabric of consciousness.”-
This posture is a modification coming out of . It is a transition to & in this picture I am suspended using for extra height. This is working to strengthen the wrists, hands, arms & shoulders as well as the abdominals. This is a posture I have been unable to access for a prolonged period of time partially due to a shoulder injury where there is extreme intermittent pain, stiffness & limited range of motion. I also believe experience with trauma & emotional pain can be held in areas associated with the physical pain possibly causing injuries to become longer & more difficult to rehabilitate. I also believe practice, self discipline & meditation have allowed me to understanding a path of recovery both physically and mentally. Healthy habits are powerful medicine & are a function of memory, manifesting throughout our physical body & mind. This aspect of memory through a prolonged commitment to training becomes a conscious understanding thus aiding in the healing and/or recovery process. Yoga has truly been a saving grace & continues to teach & imprint on me in mind, body & spirit. 🦋
Join me Wednesday July 17th from 5:30-6:30pm for a blended Restorative & Yoga Nidra class at @yoga.lamar in @yoga.lamar. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
sfyogamagazine.com By Expand Your Consciousness The journal Frontiers in Immunology , reviewed over ten years of studies analyzing how our genes are affected by different practices such as mindfulness, yoga, meditation, and tai chi and found that they: “don’t simply r
YOGA POSES FOR LOWER BACK PAIN
Iyengar Yoga contains many poses that can help to relieve back pain. This post teaches you how to do pavana muktasana - a trusted pose for soothing aching and discomfort in the lower back.
(from Yoga Selection)
Be brave! Be the change! Practice wisely! Love yourself!
Keep it up! If you’re thinking of beginning now, it’s never too late! A wonderful being to learn from 🙏🏻❤️✌🏻
Margery is from Sketty, she's 90 years old... oh and she's way more flexible than you are 💪
Come To Being
Yoga Has Healing Powers
Isn't it amazing that science is gradually catching up, and confirming our intuitive knowledge of the power of yoga?
Has your yoga practice helped you recover? How have you adapted your yoga to help you move more easily or freely? And has your practice helped you in other ways to live a healthier life? Moving more, or moving with more awareness?
Yoga and mental health.
Yoga has given me a new lease on life. Not only has practice given me experience as a tool to live a healthy life, higher quality of life, it has allowed me to share my practice and experience giving others tools to Come To Being & take their whole health to new heights.
I offer Yoga instruction and provide wellness guidance as a consultant & educator with a combination of personal care through 20+ years of holistic yoga & wellness practice.
I am grateful to have the opportunity to teach and learn from each and every experience on this journey and look forward to sharing it with you through professional support, education, guidance, & facilitation!
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