Back bending/ spinal mobility. 

Greetings all!! Hoping you’re well. Been doing more reflecting why and how yoga+GYROKINESIS® came into my life. About 5/6 years ago (roughly) I found myself feeling compressed in more ways than physically. I realized, I’d been taking on many loads in ways unhealthy for me. Went into one of my daily dance classes one day. Began the usual routine of pre warm and and warm up. I went into a few stretches I’ve done for years and felt an incredibly large amount of pain!! My heart sank and I began flashing through my life, in this body. Changes needed to happen..  The pose I shared here, is recent. But it is one of the positions that was a wake up for me, it was no longer being accessible. My journey began, from there..  

Journey

Greetings all!! I’ve been silent for awhile. Living, processing, changing, learning and growing. This post I’ll begin with,thank you for following for all this time. And, thank you for joining me. Dance/Physical Education, wellness has been my force for so long. I’m truly blessed. 

My blog focuses on the life and journey of this body/mind. Maybe, you find my writing inspirational and entertaining.  Over the past 5 years, I’ve found myself in a beautiful dance, a tango between the art of dance, GYROKINESIS®, fitness and yoga. More than 3x of a decade of life has shown me, mobility of the body and mind are key!!   I attend to transfer things I’ve learned and am learning on this journey. Please feel free to join me. 

August, holding onto summer. . .

Greetings all! I apologize for my absence! Overall, I have been very well. Let’s see, where should I start. My summer was so much better an experience than last summer. Why? Stress in various locations of life, have finally, been processed. The frustrations and anger I felt, have been understood, dealt with and I am still making lots of progress, with that. I Thank God. Sometimes, life will throw us curve balls, and we either, catch them or Dodge them. lol!! I managed, to do both.  Maintaining my artistic growth, which is very much connected to my growth as a woman are very closely knitted. I do recall, getting things a little confused and heading to advice from others, that meant well, but caused more harm than good. Be it on purpose or not, is no longer my concern. Allowing  myself to receive the blessings vs fight them and question them, was definitely, eating me alive!  So I guess, when I take long absences from the public, I am regaining my balance. Which I realize, even more than before, Very important! I thank God, my supportive parents and my awesome, ultra talented and amazing friends for their undying love and support. When things are good and when things are not so good! I love and thank you all!!

*Another thing: Dealing with Minor Injuries/Aliments while continuing to move forward!
Over the last 12-13 weeks, I found out I was dealing with Achilles Tendinitis. Very common, Ouch!! Dancers and Athletes attain very similar, if not the same injuries. So, since my career involves physical activity be it, dancing or teaching, I found myself in a deep and dark funk during the healing process. Since, I was forced to, ignore the pain, “take it easy” or to straight up, sit out.  Very frustrating and difficult to do!  During that process, I was blessed with opportunities to gain a couple of Certifications for Teaching. 1.
GYROKINESIS Apprentice  Trainee . and 2. Bolshoi Ballet Academy Teacher Training Course, level A. These will come in very handy as I continue dancing and teaching. And someday in the future: Slowing down on the dancing thing or No longer dancing. Either way, I will be involved in my field, continuing with my missions!  With a Career in the Performing Arts spanning 18 years, so far,

it is clear to me, this is my calling in life.  So, I anticipate, further investigating and being submerged in things related, the rest of my life. Performing, physical Wellness, Body Alignment, expression and freedom of the mind/body.  In addition to these things, I have been working with my Mentor, learning, growing and healing all at once! Realized, I have been selected, for reasons, even I am just now realizing, will be again, one of the biggest influences and one of the biggest and best moves I could have ever made! In time, it all make since and fall right into place. I just need to maintain PATIENCE!! anyhow, I know this post, is rambling on and on! I just wanted to give an update and let you all know that I am well, missing blogging and have many adventures to share. In time, so please bare with me! Thank you for following and please, continue! Take care Y’all!!! 
P.s. The illustration I’m featuring for this post was created by: Gigi Chen

Past, Present and Future.

Greetings! I have been taking a brief break from Dancing over the past few weeks. Business matters needing their due time and attention , healing/dealing with a minor injury, and such. While  on my travels this time around, I was  blessed with an opportunity to teach ballet classes at a School of the Arts recently. It is always nice, to be able to travel and make a little money while out. In addition, it is also great to be able to give back in some way, towards the youth and community!  Throughout my career, there has always been somehow or someway, to give back and take care of the Community through the arts. And how the struggle, to this day continues to keep the Arts alive and well, in and or involved with the educational system.  Throughout my career as a dancer, there where always ways and activities that I found myself involved in that where focusing on such things as inspiration, Growth, Community, Positive change. So, as I shift into more of being my own boss and being other’s boss, I remember and give thanks! To eliminate the arts: Dance, Music, Visual Art, Theatre available to all walks of the community,  would be like, Elimination of Life, itself. , I know and believe that Art is Life and Life  is Art. There would not be one, with out the other. It is everywhere and in everything that we do, as Human beings.

Change of seasons

Hi guys. This is surely, the time of change, updating and throwing out of the old and in with the new. Are I hustle around the city, I take a moment or two, to embrace the facts of being present and productive. Along with the trees that where once green, are now beautiful shades of yellow, orange and reddish. Absolutely breathtaking! Enjoy this day! We are very blessed!

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Saturday in the City

Greetings all! I am hoping you are enjoying the change of the seasons wherever you may be. I find this time of year to be one of my favorites! Why? Because, I usually find myself wanting to clean up, clean out, restore, give away useless clutter(physically and emotionally), rest while I create new and interesting things! Just as the trees, know how to do the shedding of leaves from this past spring and summer, I believe we as humans desire to do something of the such, in our own ways! But, here, in the city, the leaves have not started to yellow and brown in the traditional way that only Autumn can display. That’s alright though. As soon as they do, I hope to capture a few pictures and share them here. But for now, I’ll just keep on my process, enjoy the bit of warmth, with a light, very light sweater, and be content with that. Enjoy this day. Laters, for now! P