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A Conversation with #ARTYOGAPLAY student Angela Venegas

  Houston has been an inspiring place for me as I have gotten to know the yoga community better. I first met my #ARTYOGAPLAY student Angela Venegas when I was teaching yoga at Big Power Yoga Memorial. Over the years, I have been lucky enough to call her not only my student, but more importantly … Continue reading

A Conversation with #ARTYOGAPLAY student Laura Neiman
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A Conversation with #ARTYOGAPLAY student Laura Neiman

Now that I am back home, I have been blessed with reconnecting with not only my love for tacos, but more importantly the ever-growing yoga community here in Houston. Recently, I had the honor to learn more about one of my favorite #ARTYOGAPLAY students Laura Neiman. I have known her since our halcyon days as … Continue reading

Art + Meditation: Creating a meditation practice that works for me
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Art + Meditation: Creating a meditation practice that works for me

  Confession: Yes, I’m a yoga teacher. And, no, I don’t meditate. Did you know that yoga was invented to help people focus during meditation? And, yet, I struggle with having an active and flourishing meditation practice. What I mean is that I don’t have a traditional practice where one would sit quietly for 5 minutes … Continue reading

Revisiting ART: K I N T S U G I
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Revisiting ART: K I N T S U G I

“There is a crack, in everything– thats where the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen Synchronicity delightfully comes into my creative process once again. Earlier this year, I learned about kintsugi, an ancient art of repairing broken pieces of pottery and melding them with a golden lacquer. It inspired me to recover an old painting … Continue reading

Day 28/28: Lessons in the Creative Process
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Day 28/28: Lessons in the Creative Process

Was this ambitious? Was this ridiculous? And so here I am. The laptop is open while another Texas rainstorm comes through this afternoon. This is my last blog post in this interesting experiment where I challenged myself to try and write a blog post daily for the month of February for a total of 28 stories. As you … Continue reading

Day 27/28: Do You Feel Restless and Stuck?
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Day 27/28: Do You Feel Restless and Stuck?

Oftentimes, restlessness leads me into overdrive and hyperactivity OR sends me into lethargy and inactivity. Sometimes, it prompts me to explore deeply into new life situations and new adventures. Sometimes, I can overthink and overwork a problem in my head, make spreadsheets of pro/ con lists, or just go into hiding. This restlessness to me is … Continue reading