“churching it up”

Something a dear co-worker used to say about fancying something up.  A very insightful guy, that phrase, along with the infamous “snee-pee”…. (but I digress).

I changed my blog template a bit back and I really didn’t like it. But I didn’t have the time to look for a better one, so I procrastinated.  Blogging wasn’t as much fun.  The things I want to be able to do exceed my limited capacity with electronics in the first place.  And studying for the Boards took precedence over my silly little blog.

But with the Boards over, and with 5-10 business days to find out the results, I have time to guilt-free do my best to Church things up.  I’ve never been satisfied with the content of my posts.  Way too superficial, but again, technological-challenged me can only figure out so much.  🙂

But I’ve stumbled upon a new theme that I think has me feeling inspired

I’ll leave it there, I’m teaching Yin at Vivify at 4 pm today.  Come and stretch with me, you will be glad you did! Remember, flexibility is not required at yoga – but you will gain range of motion if you are patient and dedicated to the process.  Self-limiting thoughts blow.


New Theme

I really wasn’t grooving on my last WordPress Theme.  I think that this one might be more my style.  I just wish I had my son around (for many reasons)…He would be able to make this exactly what I want. But this can be for starters.



I can’t wait to play with my blog again, after having to focus (or try to) on my Board exam. I need that PTA license bad! 

So I’ll be attending to this shortly. Right now just trying to catch up. Teaching Hot/Vibe and Yin today. Gotta stay focused on that. 

But a snapshot of what I’ve been doing to stay sane. 

National Board Exam

Next Thursday, freaking out

I will be so grateful to get my license and find the perfect job. Which WILL include teaching yoga classes.

Much to do.  Glad I have Vibe and Yin to balance out my current stressors.  I love my Sat classes.


What Would I Do?

PTA Board Exam is Next Thursday.  I lament my study habits! I’ve been pretty darn motivated this week to make up for 3 months of dealing with Life Live – the iceberg of To-Do that built up whilst in school.  Very stressed.

Ok, and there has been a lot of yoga going on (This gets to the What Would I do query).  About what exactly you may ask).   I’m using that as my punch line.

I was really burnt out when school finished and I needed to get back on my mat and lick my wounds, in addition to tackling above-mentioned iceberg.  3 months seemed like plenty of time to get back to it…. But a whole lot of stuff – a lot of it having to do with the sweetest and biggest love-sponge puppy. Puppies are a lot like babies in their need to be watched!  And so much fun to boot!  I have been steadily ramping up the studying, but I’ve also gotten very sucked into the news and watching with horror.

I really miss my lame creative blogging and I do look forward to getting back to it – but I’ve been not allowing myself the luxury.  Not with my being so far behnd

Until now. I have too many pictures – of my favorite moments of Asana shots piling up and I simply gotta share a few that I’ve taken the past few days.

Because my photos are my “art” if I have one.  So here are some fun ones.

Oh, and the answer to the question is be Very Sad.  Because the full title of today’s subject is actually “What would I do without my Yoga Practice” 

Love and Light Peeps



I just can’t help myself.

I’ve been denying myself the fun of blogging of late. When I sit at my computer, I feel that I ought to study. So I just avoid the computer (Procrastinator par none).  Then I try to take on the study guide for the Boards instead (I really dislike computers).  However it is so dense, I can only read a few pages before I get sleepy. Hmmmm

This is not good. I have a month to cram for the boards.

I recognize that taking out a little time to get on my mat is super important.  So I’ve decided to take on some gnarly poses, they quickly accomplish stress relief.  I’m going to start looking at my beloved Yoga Book by Yoga Journal.  This was decided yesterday. Maybe it is big-time procrastination, but I am also a kinesthetic learner, so for the record, I do consider what muscles I’m using when I practice these days.  I try NOT to do it too much when I teach, but I do catch myself using words like “axial skeleton”.  That is a little too Left Brained!!!

Anyways, getting back to Pretzel Yoga.  Here’s what I’ve gotten thus far.  Once I add the pictures, I’m going to get back to studying pediatric issues. I really should take on Neuro, but I think it’s best that I work on something that doesn’t make my eyes cross.  I simply must leave it there.  I would rather think yoga yoga yoga…. but oh boy, I don’t want to fail the boards.

I am willing to admit to anyone that has read this far, I am trying to prove to myself that I can still do rad shit even though I’m turning 50 in August.  And I think I ought to get back to teaching Yang.  Perhaps I need to broaden my teaching.  I don’t know at this point.  I DO know that I better get back to studying. Once boards over, you better believe I’ll be teaching Yang again. Just don’t know where.  But a mentor from some time ago prevented me from doing so, I’m not going to let myself be limited that way EVER AGAIN.
Namaste Beloveds,


Stale Items on a To-Do List

I managed to cross one off my list, and I’m grateful.  It was turning on the irrigation system.  I’ve been meaning to do it for a few weeks now.  But today, many plants were essentially BEGGING for water. I am grateful that the husband taught me how to do it. Lucien the Basenji puppy thinks that the irrigation sprayers are a game.  So Bonus – anything to amuse the puppy, he has more energy than any of his Basenji and human room-mates!