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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

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 22/28: A Conversation with #ARTYOGAPLAY student Cece Gonzalez
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Day 22/28: A Conversation with #ARTYOGAPLAY student Cece Gonzalez

In honor of International Women’s Day, I wanted my 22nd blog post to be about GIRL POWER. Below is an interview with one of my youngest #ARTYOGAPLAY students Cece Gonzalez.  Cece’s  relentless curiosity and vivacious personality is so infectious. She is a pint-sized embodiment of what I envision #girlpower to be. I hope you enjoy reading  our short and sweet … Continue reading

Day 12/28: How did Guatemala influence my creativity?
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Day 12/28: How did Guatemala influence my creativity?

For the next two posts in this project, I’m sharing how certain places (Texas on Day 11 and Guatemala on Day 12) influenced my creativity. Even when I want to shut that part of my brain off, the need to be creative oftentimes pursues me back. It can be from seeing how the light hits the side of the … Continue reading

Day 11/28: How did Texas influence my creativity?
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Day 11/28: How did Texas influence my creativity?

For the next two posts in this project, I’ll be sharing how certain places (Texas on Day 11 and Guatemala on Day 12) influenced my creativity. Since the inception of my company #ARTYOGPLAY, it has always been my vision that through this interplay between yoga’s physical movement and the working with our hands as artists I could give … Continue reading

Day 9/28: The Challenge of Loving Myself
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Day 9/28: The Challenge of Loving Myself

I’ll be honest. One of the recurring challenges in my life has been appreciating my own worth, power, and beauty. I know that logically that it is rooted in my ability (or inability) to love myself completely and unapologetically. If I really sat down with this discomfort and asked myself, “Do you really love yourself?” On a … Continue reading