I am so fortunate to be part of the Vivify Yoga Family. I found this studio about a month after moving to NM. I wasn’t terribly happy about this move. I knew no one, I had to leave my friends and family in WA behind. Just me and me husband. I knew it was the right choice. But it was still a difficult transition – a new chapter in my life.
Finding Viv – I immediately made dear friends of like-minded interests. Shortly thereafter I started teaching at this lovely studio. I have grown a lot teaching at Viv. Ditto for taking classes there.
I have been too busy to take yoga “selfies” of late. I had the treat of having a long lunch at ATI – and I went to Viv to enjoy a little personal practice time. I felt so much more alive after taking time for my passion.
I hope you enjoy this smattering of shots. I hope if you live in ABQ or RR that I can talk you into coming to one of my classes at Vivify Hot Yoga NM. There are a ton of class options by a lot of other gifted instructors and a spectrum of Yoga Classes, many that aren’t Hot. Like my Yin classes and a class called “Genesis”, a foundational classes.
I can’t not cry watching the opening scene of Guardian’s of the Galaxy. We watched it last night for the billionth time. I love GOG so much. There is some solace, and the movie is so fucking awesome.
I relate to ever so much. The things that I wish I would have said. But hey, I was 12. So I really should forgive myself.
I hate May 8th. Words cannot express how I love and miss my Dad. This year I attended a class on Yoga and Therapeutic Rehabilitation. It was a really good day, I learned a lot. I am glad that I was able to distract myself all day with a topic I find interesting and exciting.
On that note, I am going to watch GOG2 for the 2nd time. I really liked it the first time I saw it.
I’ve always formed a special relationship with my cars. Except the Tercel, I was stupid enough to buy a car with no A/C. But every other car I’ve had was pretty awesome. I’m currently driving a VW GTI. Her name’s Silver Sparkles (or Sparks for short).
I have been remiss in writing in my blog of late. Mostly it is just that I am really busy. Writer’s Block is to blame as well. It’s cathartic to send thoughts into cyberspace. But I wish my blog was much substantive. I’ve resolved to quit WordPress if I don’t get back to using it . It’s money down the sink.
My physical yoga practice is suffering a lot currently. I teach 3 classes now, which I love dearly. But I took a class a few days ago and couldn’t recall when I had personally taken a class. It was a great class. I know I need to take a class on the regular. One’s yoga teaching becomes stale if one has no personal practice. So I’ve got to figure this out. I feel so much better emotionally and physically.
My teaching style is baffling me these days. Becoming a PTA, becoming intrigued with Fascia and Yin Yoga. Listening to J.Brown Yoga talks as well (this Podcast is the best). But I’ve realized there are so many things I’ve said and done in my classes over the years. I wish I could go back in time and edit them!
So I’m in a weird transition of sorts as I sort out all the new information I’ve been taking in. I love working in an Outpatient Orthopedic PT clinic. I have worked with some really cool people and to watch their transformation as they recover. It’s awesome. It is as rewarding as witnessing my students transform. I have so much to learn about Physical Therapy and my 8-limbed tree. How to un-baffle? How to become great at both my careers?
Can’t wait to teach my 9:30/12:30 classes today. On that note, it has been fun to send off a missive.
I do not know what the “aside” settings mean in WordPress, so this is a test of WTF. if only I would read WP instructions. This is a test. I thought maybe if I went from standard to “When I add a picture, like my Romeo below, I cannot figure out how to write text below the picture. I swear, WP has grown more complicated than it used to be. I am computer challenged and I end up avoiding posting due to all the issues I have now. Meh. It might be time to chat with tech support…
My Dearest Basenji, Romeo.
Ok, I guess I figure out that. But selecting new pictures has gotten wonky. I can easily post pictures already in my library, as per below. But going into my pictures on my Mac Photo program is simply fucked up.
So this is frustrating. And so is trying to remember how an image was created in the first place. I love this pix of yours truly but I cannot remember what program I was using.
I don’t expect anyone to even read this, consider it my rant to cyberspace.
I haven’t been practicing much of late and so it was fun to get on my mat. I realized I have become pretty weak! I really need to get serious again. I love being a PTA, but I also love my yoga 🧘♀️ practice and instructing.
Yesterday I took my first photos with the Sandia range backdrop in forever. The Range is incredibly beautiful and inspiring. It has been so f-ing cold I haven’t wanted to practice asana out there!
“Heading to work.”
I guess it is not just being cold outside. My practice is rather rusty. I love my job but at the end of the day I’m pooped!
I need to get on my mat far more than the time I’m currently devoting to it . My asana is energizing. I *know* I pep up and have increased clarity when I commit to it. I hope with the return of spring that I will feel compelled to routinely practice.
I just signed up for a seminar on “Yoga for Therapeutic Rehabilitation”. May 8th in ABQ. Super convenient, the other location is in Phoenix. Super right up my alley.
I love my job as a Physical Therapist Assistant at ATI Physical Therapy. I also love instructing yoga at Vivify Hot Yoga New Mexico. There is much potential for blending these aspects of my life. I truly believe that is my Dharma. I have much to learn to be the best Mindbody Fitness Professional that I can be. This event will be enlightening!
May 8th is incidentally the anniversary of my Father’s death. It is a day that I usually dread, usually filled with a lot of tears. I think for once I won’t dread that date.