Influenced by our conversation with Becca, who I appreciated being a part of our training. ~~~ How has whiteness imposed itself on my humanity? How are whiteness and mental illness connected? ~~~ I am learning about the why’s and how's behind my choices the space that contains knowing better and remaining stagnant the mental split the… Continue reading july 2017
Welcoming month 9 of our yoga training. I ask myself, what have I nurtured for the past 9 months? Today I experienced several insights. I am defining my values. I am defining my life work and the practice of stepping into the role that I have chosen (and don’t fully understand just yet) based on… Continue reading may 21, 2017, month 9
It is the end of class on day 2 and I am feeling aligned and activated. In my body, the day was all about going inward. We just completed a restorative class led by Ivonne... Half way through her class, I realized my eyes had been closed ... without even noticing, from the beginning of class, my… Continue reading we’re on our way!
tonight we were introduced to chair yoga. I appreciated experiencing and learning a chair yoga sequence - and touching upon the connection between yoga and mental health. two of the most helpful pieces of advice that were shared were, "think about the words that characterize the essence of what you're doing," and, if a student cannot access a certain posture,… Continue reading April 21 2017
What are the intersections of social justice and yoga? -Learning how to navigate ourselves, understanding the areas of our own ignorance that block us from connecting to ourselves, to others, to our environments. Therein lies our answers - how our internal worlds reflect our external and vice versa
Tonight it's been wonderful to hear everyone's check ins. When I first walked in, I was unprepared to share ... it took a while for me to get back into my body from the day, from the week, from the month. I had very little to share when the circle started with me. After 2.5… Continue reading December 16
The past three days have been a series of openings and closings... This weekend has given me the opportunity to see myself in the context of where my life is at this moment, and I've been challenged to hold space for myself and so many others who are coming together in this commitment. I'm grateful to share… Continue reading first weekend reflections