Live Music at my class today!

I am teaching Yin at 2 p.m. today at Vivify instead of usual 4 pm this week.  We are having a benefit class for Autism Awareness Month – with proceeds going to Pathways Academy. I know many families that are affected by Autism – it is incredibly sad.  So if I can be a part of Awareness in even the teeniest of bits….. I am most honored!

We are going to be blessed with live chill music today for both classes.  I have never taught with live vibration, I know it will be a great experience.   And a real treat for the students, cuz Dean is supposed to be AWESOME.


Day #2 Internship

fullsizeoutput_193fI think I’m really going to enjoy this internship . Quite different than the outpatient orthopedic settings that I’m used to. Very welcoming staff and the patients that I worked with yesterday were dear.

But dear reader, yesterday’s experience made my love of the Kegel exercise grow stronger.  I am a great proponent, but I saw a whole l0t of diapers there yesterday and I would really like that to not happen to me.  I will remind students with renewed vigor about that one, that is for sure.

I knew it is important for men too.  But see below!  🙂

Stolen from Wikipedia

Pelvic floor exercise, also known as Kegel exercise, consists of repeatedly contracting and relaxing the muscles that form part of the pelvic floor, now sometimes colloquially referred to as the “Kegel muscles”. The exercise needs to be performed multiple times each day, for several minutes at a time, for one to three months, to begin to have an effect.[1][2]

Exercises are usually done to reduce urinary stress incontinence[2] (especially after childbirth)[3] and reduce premature ejaculatory occurrences in men,[4] as well as to increase the size and intensity of erections.[5]

Several tools exist to help with these exercises, although various studies debate the relative effectiveness of different tools versus traditional exercises.[6][7]

Ass Kick #1

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I didn’t have a clue to how **totally** de-conditioned to humidity I’ve become in NM. My student are definitely going to hear about it when they comment on the humidity in my NM classes. Punks!

Loved it.  I really needed to experience a **true** skin de-tox.  The Ashram is truly an exceptional place, I am so grateful to have practiced and trained there for so many years.  I thought about crying about a dozen times, but I guess my lacrimal glands knew that I needed to hold onto any amount of moisture that I could.  I had to punk out so many times, since I figured no one would appreciate if I puked in the room.  lol.

I went there knowing that school has kept me off my mat. Totally dehydrated and worn out from finals week.  I knew it was gonna be intense, and I was 100% correct.  But dang it, I’ll be back tomorrow, and I’m already looking forward to it.

I did have a lovely time in Kirkland today.  Had Pho with a dear friend.  Picked up ridiculously overpriced yummy food from Metropolitan Market.  Observed the the huge hole in the earth that was formerly Kirkland Park Place (where my favorite sushi restaurant WAS)… So lovely and weird as hell to be here!

I almost didn’t go to see Lake WA, cuz it was drizzly and I am a NM weeny… But I forced myself to go – and I’m glad that my inner warrior spirit got me there. It is so damn beautiful.

Here’s what I gots ‘fer ya.

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Hanging out at Sunport, enjoying a Chile Pepper Bloody Mary while I wait to board for SeaTac.  The past few weeks have been so crazy, and I was fairly convinced that I would screw up on the finals and they wouldn’t let me actually go!

But watch out Kirkland – I am on my way and I am going to seek out all my beloveds.  🙂

I did have to take a few last pix of the Sandia Mtn Range before i departed.  It’s a gorgeous day in ABQ, almost hitting 70 with sunshine.  I haven’t even looked at the weather report in Kirkland; I can only guess that it will drizzly and nasty.  Bring it on, for a few weeks it will make me happy, and my skin will immediately appreciate it.  It’s actually weird to experience your skin hydrate in front of your eyes.

BUT, I digress,

Here’s my farewell to the Rio Rancho Montage…. I miss you already 🙂

Last Friday night class… for awhile….

I am going to miss my Vivify family so darn much while I’m in Seattle. I had so much fun tonight.  What a lovely bunch of yogis, working so hard and having some giggles.  Life can be so amazingly stressful, what a wonderful way to de-stress. I realized before class that I hadn’t officially been on my mat since Sunday.  That is unacceptable!

My quads will probably hate me tomorrow, but it is my own doing and I actually love when I feel the after effects of a good hour on the mat. But you know what they say – We do yoga because we Do Yoga.  🙂

Here’s today’s montage – I’m drinking in the beauty of the Sandia mountain range while I can.  I have to admit, I’m not going to miss the tumbleweeds….

One week…

If I don’t screw up, I will be arriving in Seattle next Friday evening for a 7 week externship. Rio Rancho feels like home now in many ways, but I’m still homesick for Seattle.  Maybe 7 weeks in drizzle will help me get over it 🙂

I am going to miss my family and kula here in ABQ so much.  Yet I can’t wait to see my son, my bestie, and as many WA friends as humanly possible… But I still have to kick ass on my last internship in Kirkland!!! I graduate mid April… TFG.