Ultimate Purrrrs… Everyone needs a lil tiger snug sometimes..
Wow, what a huge week! Just got back from a most inspiring few days in Vancouver. I attended a proposal and grant writing workshop that was held at UBC and boy, did it ever open up some possibilities. Many thanks to Alan Paul and the Institute For Strategic Funding Development for making this happen and inspiring me on an extremely deep level. Cant wait to share some outcomes on here, but for now, its bed time so I can rest and start applying some of my new found knowledge in the morning. Sweet dreams ya’ll!
I practice a modality of therapeutic bodywork called Rebalancing. One of the few schools that teach this modality (where I trained) is called the Kootenay School of Rebalancing in the Guanacaste Provence of Costa Rica. The owner and head instructor is an incredible bodyworker, raw food/cleanse guru, and amazing friend named Menlha. The course produces incredible bodyworkers by stripping down the layers of personal conditioning and rebuilding the individual from the inside out. By using meditative arts and mindful exploration combined with experiential, hands on bodywork training, the program has a reputation for results. I attribute much of my life’s joy and success to the wisdom and skill set the program has implemented into the roots of my being. Hats off to my teachers.
The work itself combines a few symbiotic modalities such as Rolfing (deep tissue bodywork), Trager (joint release), Feldenkrais (range of motion techniques) and Cranio-Sacral therapy. All the above techniques rest on a foundation of meditative awareness and exploratory psycho-therapy.
This work has been a part of me for over nine years now and has played an integral role in my personal and professional development, directly and indirectly. It keeps me well, focused, compassionate and inspired.
When practicing, I act as a facilitator of ones exploration of how their life has been organized in their body. Finding subtleties in muscular memory, and consciously unlocking stored trauma in the deeper layers of conditioning contribute to the effectiveness of this work. By having a playful and curious attitude to the work, clients seem to relax into the process, allowing deeper levels of discovery so they can mindfully reset old patterns. The work is deep and gentle, moving and static. I find it awe-inspiring on a regular basis.
As my understanding of the bodywork deepens, it is becoming more apparent that it is simply a starting point for people to make more grandiose changes by using the power of the mind. When the mind is brought into the body, the preoccupations of day to day living sink into the peaceful present. It is in this space where the body’s innate ability to heal itself takes place. The nervous system calms and the adrenals can come out of our “fight or flight” response from the stress of everyday life. Relaxation then happens so that body and mind can start repairing themselves. This process fascinates me to no end and pushes me to keep practicing and sharing this work with as many people as I can.
I look forward to writing more about Rebalancing Bodywork and other empowering modalities of personal reprogramming as time progresses. For more information about the Kootenay School of Rebalancing visit http://www.haciendadelsolcr.com/kootenay.php or shoot me a message and I’ll answer promptly to the best of my ability. Thanks for tuning in, til next time…. *tips cap
Results are not equal to NO results plus excuses– High school inspirational speaker….. Name forgotten.
pvblohoney asked: Thanks for sharing that piece! I really enjoyed it. As far as Chuckanut Drive, I wish I knew what you were talking about. I'm not really from Washington either. I was actually visiting there with my best friend 'cause she's got family there as well. It was actually only my second time in Washington. I'm from Hawaii actually. Have you ever been? I must say, I do miss the sun hehe. But god, do I love Vancouver!
I can see why your missing the sun…. ‘s been a few grey days here on the west coast. I’m stoked cause the garden doesn’t need as much attention and its much more workable. Cant say I’ve been to Hawaii before, but there’s been talk about a trip out that way sometime this year. Hopefully the cards land that way, would love to check it out. Hope you have a wonderful trip to van, if you’re there for Saturday morning, right in the west end there’s a market that’s worth a gander. Its at Nelson Park on Comox st. and is kind of a community affair. Lots of fine food! The farm stands may lack a little due to it being early in the season but there’s quite a few awesome booths offering breads, treats, meats, etc. Queen Elizabeth Park is gorgeous too if u get the chance. Highly recommend it. If you like Indian food, Vij’s is second to none in the area. So bloody awesome. Its up on Granville on the south side of the bridge. Enjoi yer stay! Oh and if you are heading south to Seattle area from the boarder, head to Fairhaven and take the detour down chuckanut drive. It links back up to the highway, and this time of year is definitely the time to take it. So stunning. Worth the fourty minute detour… Take care…
pvblohoney asked: Hey! Thanks for following. I'm actually going to Vancouver tomorrow morning from Washington state. I envy that you live in Canada. It's actually a dream of mine to move their one day. Also, you write? Looking forward to reading more! - Maria
hey maria, thanks for tha message. Hope you have a wonderful trip up to our neck of the woods. I cant blame you for wanting to live up here. Waking up in paradise every morny is such a treat. Washington is gorgeous too, dont forget. Chuckanut Drive on the way down the coast to Seattle is one of my favorite lil stretches of highway ever. Stunning! And Equipped with the best oyster bar I’ve ever been to!
As far as writing is concerned, yes, I do write… Not as well as I’d like but am constantly trying to refine my skills. I just started making a daily practice of it in order to achieve a few career goal of mine. This blog is helping me with the process by keeping me inspired and allow me to share some things that I feel passionately connected to. Aside from that, I write poetry as well, and Ill attach a lil sample for you to taste. Hope you enjoy. I saw the piece you posted, well done, quite moving. Keep it up yo. cheers
between moments lie insight
for the time it takes to rise from sleeping
is only disguised as time
bison wander through snowy planes
lovers disolve in each other
forgotten paths are discovered
by the watchful explorer
masterful violence is like making love
making love can be genocide
as your hands hold me
i forget all i think i am
the grandmaster teaches nothing
she rather stirs the memories left ignored
the student reminds the grandmaster
of the nothing worth holding
81 days go by
without as much as a whisper
the tears are as silent
as the joy is eternal
Our new greenhouse, all ready for planting (well, once we get the door built and on). The materials came from a fine gent that posted on the community classified list, offering up a 12’X6’ window, which served just perfectly for the front of the structure, as seen here. When we got up to his property and told him our plan, he graciously guided us around the front of his house and offered us the windows removed from his sun room some time before. There was enough double pane, tempered glass to complete the project with materials to spare. The rough cut cedar came from a local sawmill here on island. As it stands, we have paid 300 bucks and a bit of labor and fuel for the most badass greenhouse we could ask for. Talk about abundance! Many thanks to our wonderful friends for helping design and installing it.
We’re putting tonnes of energy into making our yard as sustaining and beautiful as we can. In a years time it’ll be a lil’ oasis heaving with fresh produce. Other plans include installations such as bars for acrobatic training, a deck that will serve as a stage for music and other performance arts and perhaps another greenhouse or shop/studio space.
Peeling logs for displays this afternoon. They are destined to be product displays for the salon downstairs and my bodywork/consult studio. We salvaged the wood from the beach one sunny Sunday morny. Nuthin’ like getting awesome building material for the price of a few hilarious hours and a bit of chainsaw fuel.
Our first bed of greens bustin’ its britches. Many thanks to my friend Marsha’s guidance and support.
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