Quote of the Week: "Spring is nature's way of saying, 'let's party!'"
Well this has been quite the interesting week. My son and I both came down with viral respiratory infections, and are only just now feeling better (praise God!) I hate having to cancel yoga classes, but I would not have been able to give it my all hacking up a lung, and would have felt awful if I passed it on to my students! This week we're back on track and I can't wait for our special $5 CommUNITY Hip Hop Yoga Class tribute to Prince! See the calendar below for more details.
What I'm Listening To: "Bonita Applebum" by A Tribe Called Quest...."You're like a hip hop song, ya' know?" This song (and "Can I Kick It?") can be pretty regularly heard in my CommUNITY Hip Hop Yoga classes. It's a classic with a rhythm that's easy to (yoga) flow to. Plus, how cute is 1990 Q-Tip in the video??? Loooove it! #90sKid ;-)
What I'm Reading: "Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes" by Mark Stephens. I am forever a student of life and yoga. I've ben teaching since 2013, but still take the opportunity to continue to learn and grow as an instructor to give my students the best possible experience. I'm enjoying delving deeper into new perspectives and philosophies about sequences poses within a yoga class.
Post of the Week: Raw Vegan Cucumber Sushi. Spring calls for lighter, greener meals and this recipe is both of those things. The use of avocado, mint and lime make this a fresher, greener take on tradition sushi and is great as a meal or served as an appetizer.
Other News: I'm super excited to be doing something WAY outside my comfort zone, and that's launch a GoFundMe campaign seeking donations for my business! I'm happy to say that the requests for events and classes have actually begun to outgrow the resources I have to accommodate them, so I'm reaching out to my community this month for help! Follow the link to view the campaign and to donate.
Upcoming Events & Classes
Sundays, 3:30-4:30pm Groove Your Asana at Lorna Jane Bridgeport Village (Tigard, Oregon)
May 2nd, $5 Hip Hop CommUNITY Yoga: Tribute to Prince, 8:00-9:00pm 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)
May 27th, launch of *FREE* yoga videos on Yoga Greenbook
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)
July 2016, Hiking Yoga Alaska (Anchorage, Alaska-more info TBA)
Hip Hop CommUNITY Yoga Alaska (Anchorage, Alaska-more info TBA)
- August 7th, 12:30-1:30pm Hip Hop Teen CommUNITY Yoga, North Portland Library (Portland, Oregon)