One of my favorite yoga postures – Wheel Pose/Urdhva dhanurasana

I taught 3 yoga classes back to back yesterday. I  really had a lot of fun doing so. Especially as they were all different styles – Hot/Sweaty, Gentle Foundational and Yin.  I got to see so many of my tribe.  I met some new and cool people. I’m so grateful to teach at Vivify.  I was extremely exhausted afterwards, but in a really good way.

Teaching Yin again today at 4 p.m.  Really looking forward to it  🙂

 

I am also grateful to be working at Therapy Solutions in NM.  The commute to Santa Fe is a little long, but it is a gorgeous drive and it is cool to get to know more about Santa Fe.  I have much sight-seeing I want to do, but in good time. I’ve got a lot going on, and after work, I’m pretty tired after work, it is a super busy place and I feel like such a newbie it bums me out!  But I’ll get the hang of things and I love how Physical Therapy and my Yoga practice is fusing into where I want my career to go. I want to work with people of all ages, and help them to rehabilitate and hopefully catch the yoga bug.  Getting to know more about rehab makes me a much better yoga teacher.  I love where this is going in my life.

There is a rest area near Santa Fe that I have “had” to stop at en route to work. The sun is just rising over the mountain range and I’ve been cooped up in a car.  So of course I’m using this incredible backdrop for some yoga photography 🙂

 

Donald Trump is a big nasty narcissistic lying Toad-Man.

Week 2 at Therapy Solutions underway. I have a whole  lot to do to get up to speed. I am highly motivated.

I had great plans to study last night, but the “Fake News” like Hurricane Harvey and Russian collusion sort of sucked me in last night.  I was also simply exhausted from trying to absorb a whole lot of information.

Please do understand that I am being facetious about FAKE NEWS and AlTERNATIVE FACTS.   There is a lot of bullshit media sources  but I honestly believe in numerous credible sources.. The Lies and actions of 45 truly frighten me and I firmly believe that he needs psychiatric testing.  I do not believe that he is fit for Office. I’m confident that corruption runs extremely deep in this presidency.  I want him to be removed from office.

The lack of action by the House/Senate to get him out of office really baffles me.  Grow a damn spine and do what is right and stop refusing to cross political lines.  This Presidency is dangerous for our country and removing him as soon as possible should be a bipartisan emergency.  Mike Pence is super scary alternative, but Donald Trump makes my skin crawl.  So I would just LOVE for Donald Trump to be removed from office in disgrace and hopefully fade into relative obscurity (prison would be nice!).

I think it might be time for me to take a much deserved break from the media. Apart from John Oliver, I am hooked on watching him.

DOMS

Delayed onset muscle soreness. I’ve got a mild case of it, and I couldn’t be more pleased.  I have pushed myself physically over the weekend, after a week of being pushed mentally.  No complaints, but I need to find a blend each day of the two.

I really love my new job.  I have so much to learn, but I’m highly motivated to do just that!  I plan on studying up later today, and I teach Yin at 4 p.m. so looking for a pleasant and chill day.

I had a lovely time with some duo photos with Mya, who has been practicing now at Viv for only a few months. This girl puts my standing bow to shame! I love love love the yoga journey that she has embarked up, I honestly think her practice will become remarkable. More importantly, this woman has a heart of gold and she is smart as hell.  Grateful to have her in my life.

Truck Yoga. A first. Not the Last

What a wonderful way to spend my 50th bday!  I really love that we interact intuitively in these first attempts.

Then I HAD to mess with Inversions.  This truck is freaking study and I look forward to having some real fun in the Desert, and not just in a parking lot of our favorite yoga studio 🙂

Version 50.0

This playlist is my birthday present to myself. I gave myself permission to get introspective and not feel like I should be doing something else.  This is what I wanted to do. I really enjoy picking the playlists for my classes.  It can be really time-consuming!  

  • I really love music.
  • Right up there with Yoga.
  • I listen to music in obsessive chunks. Done this my entire life.
  • The songs I’ve chosen are my favorites from my most Beloved Bands. I have listened to these songs thousands of times, perhaps more for some of them
  • In a sort of chronological order from childhood.

It may appear random, but it makes perfect personal sense to me. Still work in progress.

Version 50.0

  • Best of my love
  • Come sail away
  • Raspberry beret
  • TAINTED LOVE
  • Changes
  • Scarlet begonias
  • Pork and beans
  • What I got
  • Saw red
  • Aeroplane
  • brandy
  • Wish you were here
  • Come and get your love
  • Escape
  • Peace train
  • Riviera paradise
  • Suite bergamasque
  • Into the mystic
  • Tupelo honey

I feel love

I’m already getting a lot of love for turning the big 5-0. I really appreciate it y’All.  I have been REALLY grappling with this one.  I’ve been sorta berating myself to be this old and to be finally embarking on a new career…. Certainly feel like I should have figured out my life out some time ago. I thought I had for a long time…..even if it didn’t feed my soul, it was what I’d embarked on.

Graduating the PTA program and getting licensed was a big boost.  But starting to work in a most awesome PT clinic prior to the big day – well, let’s just say it was a big boost to my determination to follow my dharma.  I have so much to learn – but don’t we all?  I do know it makes my heart sing to help people get so much more stronger and capable than they thought possible.  I’m so inspired to learn more and more and more on how to do that!!!

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I’m a Gumby :)

Boy am I appreciative of my range of motion.  I try my best to inspire in my students the belief that they can gain huge amounts of range of motion if they are diligent and patient.  But I do feel for those that feel like this.  I wish I could sprinkle stretchy fairy dust on each and every student.  Alas, it is a step by step process.  Believe in your bendy potential!

Namaste.

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Towards that thought. I teach Yin Yoga classes at Vivify Hot Yoga NM.  vivifynm.com. I love Yin.  I  keep my classes meditative, laid back, safe, and effective.  Un-heated room by the way. No judgements, just amazement at all the things that even a tin man can currently do 🙂 while working on chipping away at tension.  Practicing being fully present.  I

My Yin schedule at Vivify:

  • Wednesdays 12 noon – but I’m going to transfer this class to another talented teacher as I am now working as a Physical Therapist Assistant.  
  • Saturdays 12:30 p.m.
  • Sundays 4 p.m.

I also teach 2 Hot Vibe Style Yoga classes:

  • Fridays 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays 9:30 a.m.