Under closed eyes
My love swells
Holding opalescent ripples
As soft as the shadow at the pool floor
Waiting to hear
What you know
About my secret life
And what has yet to come
I save my words
And slow my breathing
To float a little lighter
As I slide
into the stream
It will take me
Where I will see
The very thing
Every now and again
The inner sanctum
Lit in seductive tones
With simple lines
Directing every edge
Into the other
And I will lay down
Without a care
As I remember
You are always here with me..... ✨
To be continued... #poeminprogress #yoga #yogathoughts #movementmeditation
A great big thank you to my friend @aumabstract for your support in creating content, and benches, and art. You are a gift!
Next Yoga Hike is on Sunday March 24th at 10am.
If you’re interested in joining the beauty- DM me your email address for details.
Last time was gorgeous.
So grateful to share this time in nature with lovely people. ♥️ @yogahikela
That’s right South FL, I will see you next month! Dates TBD but tentatively April 12-21st.
Although I will be spending the majority of my time with my family in The Keys, I wanted to make myself available for my Yoga family as well 💕
if you are interested in booking me for classes, workshops, privates or events please DM me right away!
Love you all and hope to see you next month!
Happy Sunday from my happy place. 🦄👼🏻🦄 (from left: Sue, Me, Babe)
Is anyone else craving a road trip?
If you have one planned this year, where are you going?
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Captured in my natural element by my darling @a_mandala
Because it is on my mind and extremely important for all to be educated and active on, here is a list of everyday examples of White Privilege. Please feel free to add more examples in the comments below so we can continue this conversation.
✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ “This list is written by Peggy McIntosh, associate director of the Wellesley Collage Center for Research on Women. From McIntosh's Essay "White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences Through Work in Women's Studies", this list is what she calls the "Daily effects of white privilege." She states:
I decided to try to work on myself at least by identifying some of the daily effects of white privilege in my life. I have chosen those conditions that I think in my case attach somewhat more to skin-color privilege than to class, religion, ethnic status, or geographic location, though of course all these other factors are intricately intertwined. As far as I can tell, my African American coworkers, friends, and acquaintances with whom I come into daily or frequent contact in this particular time, place and time of work cannot count on most of these conditions.
1. I can if I wish arrange to be in the company of people of my race most of the time.
2. I can avoid spending time with people whom I was trained to mistrust and who have learned to mistrust my kind or me.
3. If I should need to move, I can be pretty sure of renting or purchasing housing in an area which I can afford and in which I would want to live.
4. I can be pretty sure that my neighbors in such a location will be neutral or pleasant to me.
5. I can go shopping alone most of the time, pretty well assured that I will not be followed or harassed.
6. I can turn on the television or open to the front page of the paper and see people of my race widely represented.
7. When I am told about our national heritage or about "civilization," I am shown that people of my color made it what it is.
8. I can be sure that my children will be given curricular materials that testify to the existence of their race.” CONTINUED IN COMMENTS
Photo by the artist ✨@aumabstract
Is training every living thing.
Photo by @aumabstract dm him for bookings and follow for events and beautiful art.
Passing prayers, for you, if you like:
Therapy comes in so many forms.
Smile, beloved friend.
Today you have a breath.
Today you have eyes to see.
Feel that sun turn you hot,
if not in body,
Heat lets fluids drain,
And boils things down to their essence.
Cooks off impurities.
Go sit in the beams.
For your burdens to sizzle.
You are a vessel
Let solar fire remind you
In every place it glistens,
To return to the simple,
And pure. ☀️🌞🌤🌞☀️ Photo by the talented @aumabstract dm him for booking and follow for upcoming events.
See you on the mat this week @kinship_studios !
Check the schedule tab on my website for full schedule.
Life is so lovely.
The sun is out and I can’t help but look at all the plants and smile at the way they shimmer with the morning dew.
Sometimes I wish I could stand beside you and just transmit this feeling into your body.
Yeah, if you’re reading this I’m talking to you.
Yes, hard days will come, weird moments, and annoying views.
But they will come less and less, the more you are willing to try to see the beauty in everything.
When you feel sad, let yourself feel it without obsessing over it.
Have you ever tried noticing it with a sense of appreciation?
Have you ever let yourself marvel at the fact that you even can feel?
Have you ever stopped dead in your tracks and said to yourself, “wow, what an intense feeling. What an incredible reaction...”?
Or if you live in sadness every day, or anger, do you think it might have anything to do with how much you let yourself feel the world around you?
And how much time you let yourself spend interpreting what you feel?
So much of life we are all wrapped up in ourselves, and rushing from one thing to the next.
We get really good at doing it that way.
When was the last time you let yourself hear the tones in the breeze?
Or watch the calming sway of the trees?
Or imagine the feeling of being the bird flying freely, that bobs across your view?
A very intimate part of what makes me so happy every day, is the time I spend noticing all the little symbols and encouragements around me.
We get into patterns and we stop seeing the world with awe.
We stop wondering how things work, and we get stuck in this boring idea that every day is the same- but it’s not.
The next day is a new day, the next moment is a new moment, the next breath is a new breath.
To me, opening your heart means being willing to listen. Being willing to look deeper than the surface of things.
And when you allow yourself to spend time interpreting and feeling into the messages in life all around you, a different type of electricity moves through your body.
A surge in your circuitry connects you to all of life.
That’s the feeling, that’s the thing I’d transmit straight into you, right now... if I could... Image by @aumabstract
A favorite mantra for many years, and one that reminds me teachers are everywhere, and to practice tolerance in mind and heart in order to learn from every experience.
Om Saha Nau Vaavatu |
Saha Nau Bhunaktu |
Saha Viiryam Karavaavahai |
Tejasvi Nau Vaadhiitam-Astu Maa Vidvissaavahai |
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih || ॐ सह नाववतु।
सह नौ भुनक्तु।
सह वीर्यं करवावहै।
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥
May we all be protected
May we all be nourished
May we work together with great energy
May our intellect be sharpened (may our study be effective)
Let there be no Animosity amongst us
Om, peace (in me), peace (in nature), peace (in divine forces)
Photo by the skillful @aumabstract
Morning poem prayer reflections... .
please help me let today be new.
Fade these lines I’ve drawn on thin air,
Graphs that make this progress seem too slow.
Lift the ink settled in my memories,
Histories too old to truly apply.
Are you the moth that craves this paper?
The same one that sends my eyes inquiring at the light?
If you would, allow me
To cleanse my way
I can hover beside you
Scald my sight to heal it over.
I can swallow the lists
I’ve made to review,
If you wouldn’t mind
To help me wash it down.
Oh, the breeze!
That should do just right,
what fine taste you have.
But did you lace this with rebellion?
I am wondering why
I can’t seem to rest
unless I am peering over some edge.
Is it that flying
feels like questioning,
As light explores its bending range? . ✨🖤🔮👼🏻🔮🖤✨
Photo by the artful @aumabstract