Thursday, February 2, 2012

Baron Baptiste Weekend

Well, tomorrow I leave for my weekend with Baron. Okay, not WITH Baron, but in his general vicinity. I hear he's pretty inspirational, I hope that my head cold that I awoke with allows me to hear and be inspired!!

So on the eve of the biggest yoga workshop I've ever been to, I get a head cold. Kind of funny. I'm just breathing (kind of) and accepting (mostly) cuz I'm a yoga girl and that's how we roll!! :)

If nothing else, I will take good notes. Airborne, orange juice and Baron. Should be interesting. Peace and love to you all and I will check in with my recap of said Baron weekend.


Thursday, December 22, 2011

New Things

Hello All!

Whew! That last month was a doozie! It went by so fast...

I graduated from teacher training, got my certificate and have been teaching friends and family in the meantime during the last month.

Annnnnnd....I'm opening my own yoga room to teach yoga in on a consistent basis. My new place will be called Yoga Urth. I cannot believe how quickly and naturally this all unfolded. It sometimes seems unreal but then again, more real than anything I've ever done before. It's exciting and scary and so many things at the same time.

I'm so grateful to have been in the right place at the right time for all of these tiny things to add up to this big thing. I'm grateful for my wonderful yoga teachers and the girls that I shared the journey with.

I'm grateful for my husband who supports me always...and my dog. Who isn't grateful for their dog??

Love to all of you. Hope to be back on again and blogging more frequently.



Monday, November 14, 2011

Truth-Time about Blogging Every Day.

I decided to stop blogging every single day for November. It really was too much with my yoga teacher training and in-laws popping out of trees from every direction (love them, but they are taking over the city apparently!).

So, it's just me. Back to blogging when I actually have something to say. It was a good goal but I just don't have time to come up with interesting topics to write about every day right now. I'm working on being just fantastically amazing and witty at every moment, but as for now... :)

I'm going to be certified to teach yoga in December!! What, what!!

Peace and love,


Friday, November 11, 2011

Friends and Family

I had a good day today. I met with my yoga teacher, a friend, and went to see my sister-in-law who has recently had a very rough surgery. Her body is in shock from it and it has been very emotional for her.

It's interesting how we run from pain but when others we love feel it, we want to take it from them. So, the reason that my day was good was that between these three incredible ladies, I had a feeling of love throughout my entire day. Love isn't always light and fluffy but it's so worth it.

"One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes." The Little Prince

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Reaction to Media Coverage of Penn State Scandal

I'm kind of ashamed of the way we, as a society, are responding to this Penn State tragedy. I'm not talking on an individual level although I have to say I've heard some surprising individual comments about it. However, most people aren't mentioning it at all and if you didn't have cable you might not even know that this happened.

I do have to say, however, that when I did start googling all of the news coverage of this tragedy...I was disgusted. Not just by what happened, which is enough to make your head, heart and internal organs explode from the feelings of sadness/injustice/anger/disgust (pick one or all) but from the way the media is covering it. All they are showing in these initial days of coverage are pictures of Joe Paterno.

This is about those boys that were abused, not Penn State or even Joe Paterno. Those boys deserve better from us and definitely from the media. As to the people who are already making jokes or saying that they've heard enough about it, I wish they would have a little more empathy about those children and how they would feel if this happened to them or someone in their own family...

I remember hearing somewhere that the reason that we turn away from others pain is that we are programmed to turn away from our own. To be embarrassed by it, see it as a sign of weakness. Maybe we don't want to see the truth sometimes, but it's still there. And when we don't face it, people get hurt.

Husband Yoga

So....I just taught my husband yoga for the second time. The first time we went through one Sun A (which is a series of 7 poses that you're supposed to do three times in the beginning of your practice) and he sat up and said, "that's good. that's hard..." Okay. But he tried it.

So, I talked him into doing it again... (with a slight twisting of the arm.) This time we victoriously did almost half of the whole series and I really tried to make him comfortable in learning the poses. He did great! It is certainly a process and you don't want to get discouraged just because you can't do it perfectly the first time.

Yoga is hard. But so is life and I think what yoga tells us is that how you live your life on your mat is the same way that you will face your life off the mat. Do you run as soon as it feels tough? Do you try to cheat? Do you do what you can in a sensible way and facing your fears? I love yoga. It has taught me so much.

Sometimes, we may not want to do yoga, or something in life that scares us, but if we do it anyway...we feel better afterwards. I know that sometimes I go to yoga (excuse my language) pissed off that I have to do this right now, but when I leave I am always so grateful that I went. What scares us is often times the best thing for us.

Namaste, my peeps!