Quote of the Week: "Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today, to get through this thing called life!"
Love him or hate him, Prince was unapologetically who he was. Undoubtably a genius at his craft, his contributions to life, music and pop culture have left an indelible mark on many of us. The world felt his loss this week, and I felt lead to pay him tribute in the form of my yoga practice on the night of his death. You can view a snippet of it here.
What I'm Listening To: "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" by Prince. When I was little, my mom used to always play this uplifting song for me. Therefore, it has very positive memories attached to it, and those high notes? My goodness! Classic Prince in all his Prince-ness.
What I'm Reading: "Christian Yoga: Restoration for Body and Soul, An Illustrated Guide to Self-Care" by Jennifer Zach with Courtney Chalfant and DeAnna Smothers. This wonderful book was created by the owners/instructors where I got certified to be a yoga instructor, Yahweh Yoga. This awesome book not only covers many beneficial yoga poses, but also details the benefits of yoga as well as includes a section on meditation. As an instructor certified in Christian Style Yoga, I find it pretty cool how many non-Christians still enjoy this particular class style. And for the one-one-sixers, you will especially enjoy this out-of-the-box form of worshipping God with your body.
Post of the Week: Vegan Cucumber Avocado Sushi I have been wanting to make some delicious vegan sushi for awhile, and the recipe I came up with did not disappoint. Brown rice is naturally gluten-free and the use of homemade apple cider vinegar and fresh mint adds a delightful flavor twist you are sure to love.
Upcoming Events & Classes
Sundays, 3:30-4:30pm Groove Your Asana at Lorna Jane Bridgeport Village (Tigard, Oregon)
April 19th & 26th, 6:30-7:30pm Community Hip Hop Yoga at Taborspace downstairs in The Annex (Portland, Oregon)
May 15th, 7:30am-3:30pm The Hip Hop Yogis Do Wanderlust 108 at Laurelhurst Park (Portland, Oregon)
June 9th-10th, I'm speaking at the 10th Element of Hip Hop Tour (Portland, Oregon)
June 18th, 1:00pm Hip Hop Community Yoga at Juneteenth Oregon (Portland, Oregon)
July 2016, "California Love: Hip Hop Yoga Hits Cali" (more info TBA)
"Compassion is an action word with no boundaries"
June 7, 1958-April 21, 2016
Rest in Peace...