this foundation : it crumbles

a foundation was built beneath her

strong and steady

reliable and safe

and then she saw that the foundation

which held her up was not her own

and she desired to fly away

to see if she could create

a foundation of her own

but she found it wasn’t an easy flight

for the other foundation first must crumble

beneath her feet

suddenly she finds herself floating

lost without the ground she’s known for so long

watching the pillars fall

tears streaming their way down the walls

of a broken heart

a spirit crushed by the weight of her requests

a man changed by her inability

to speak her truth

all he wanted was a fuck yes

and all she could give him was

i don’t know

maybe

and not yet

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photo by Jackie Dragon

Deep Healing Yoga Retreat

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This Deep Healing Yoga Retreat is a deeply nourishing weekend retreat at Liberty Advance, a beautiful high desert retreat center one hour East of San Diego. Enjoy time in nature, deepen your yoga and meditation practice and learn techniques for creating a healthier and happier life.

May 19-21, 2017

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Deep Healing Yoga

A few photos from a Deep Healing Yoga class with Bhava Ram and special guest Jim Beckwith.

At Ginseng Yoga Studio in San Diego.

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Soar

I went to IPSB’s 2012 graduation ceremony on Sunday. It was a small gathering. I arrived with a speech in hand which I had not ‘practiced’ for more than about 12 minutes since writing the thing. But I knew what to say. The speech was attached to a string that went straight into my heart. It would be hard to forget what that means.

My experience was interesting.. I was able to observe the physical changes happening in my body as I waited to give the speech, stood and spoke for 4 minutes, and waited again as the ceremony continued. As I sat through the opening ceremony I felt fairly calm but my throat was so dry it hurt and it was hard to swallow. Of all the times to forget a water bottle.. anyway, I thought I wasn’t going to be able to speak when the time came. My stomach was twisting in knots.

When I was called up to the podium I focused on my breath and moved slowly, with intention. It was uncomfortable up there. As I shared the speech I made sure to look at as many people as possible. I wanted to see them see and hear me. I wanted to speak to each of them.

After I was complete I returned to my seat and observed my body as it began to shake uncontrollably. I started to sweat and my body got cold. This went on for a good 8 minutes or so then began to return to normal. This is an improvement.

I’m grateful for the invitation to speak at the ceremony on behalf of the HHP graduating class. I learned many things about myself through the process of writing and presenting the speech. Although I have completed my program at the school, I am still learning. Every day I am learning and changing and growing.

Many thanks to IPSB.. the school, the teachings, and the people.

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Congratulations to my fellow IPSB graduates! We are all destined to do great things.

My Yoga Journal

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[photo by nina hilario]

Day 1 : Deep Healing Yoga with Bhava Ram @ Ginseng : Wow.. so grateful for this class. Inhale and Release!

Day 2 : Deep Healing Yoga with Bhava Ram @ Ginseng : Om Shanti.

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Handstands with Jean- Luc @ Aerial Revolution : Building endurance

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Day 3 : Deep Healing Yoga with Bhava Ram @ Ginseng : Observation and moving outward.

Day 4 : Deep Healing Yoga with Bhava Ram @ Ginseng : I don’t think it’s mere coincidence that construction workers were hired to tear up the street corner at which Ginseng Yoga Studio sits the very week I decide to commit myself to a yoga and movement schedule that will help me to break up the blockages and push out the stagnation in my body to create space for new growth, healing, and strength : This is perfect.

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Handstand Training with Jean-Luc @ Aerial Revolution : I am strong.

Day 5 : Bheemashakti Yoga with Jonathon Patriarca @ Ginseng : Building strength and endurance.