i see ashley

Close both eyes
to see with the other eye.
- Rumi
It’s happening! “Journey in and Flow” Tuesday #yoga classes taught by yours truly starts tonight, 7:30-9pm at the Temescal Arts Center in #Oakland. Download @yogabuddyapp to register. Thank you Universe!

It’s happening! “Journey in and Flow” Tuesday #yoga classes taught by yours truly starts tonight, 7:30-9pm at the Temescal Arts Center in #Oakland. Download @yogabuddyapp to register. Thank you Universe!

It’s a choice to #WalkInBeauty. If you say “yes,” you can find it anywhere. Check out this 8-limbed wonder. If not, you might just get a web in the face.

It’s a choice to #WalkInBeauty. If you say “yes,” you can find it anywhere. Check out this 8-limbed wonder. If not, you might just get a web in the face.

Assisting the lovely and uber talented @avivalevine during her Stellarflow #yoga class tonight at 5:45pm at @innerstellar1!

Assisting the lovely and uber talented @avivalevine during her Stellarflow #yoga class tonight at 5:45pm at @innerstellar1!

One down #shavasana  (at Willard Park)

One down #shavasana (at Willard Park)

Good morning world! Start your day in happiness and end it by giving kindness to you body…with me at 6:30pm #yoga tonight at the #LakeMerritt gazebo! - #maryoliver

Good morning world! Start your day in happiness and end it by giving kindness to you body…with me at 6:30pm #yoga tonight at the #LakeMerritt gazebo! - #maryoliver

I’m back home in #Oakland! Join me for two grounding #yoga classes this week - WED, 7/30 at 6:30pm at Lake Merritt Gazebo and SAT, 8/2 at 9:30am at Willard Park, #berkeley. Classes are donation based…willing yogis and smiles accepted :-)

I’m back home in #Oakland! Join me for two grounding #yoga classes this week - WED, 7/30 at 6:30pm at Lake Merritt Gazebo and SAT, 8/2 at 9:30am at Willard Park, #berkeley. Classes are donation based…willing yogis and smiles accepted :-)

An uber talented #photographer made my light shine through! #yogis and friends, need a head shot or have any photo projects, @stian_rasmussen is your man!

An uber talented #photographer made my light shine through! #yogis and friends, need a head shot or have any photo projects, @stian_rasmussen is your man!

"If you want something, give it." - Deepak Chopra  Saturday morning #yoga class at Willard Park #berkeley 9:30am - Come and get some! :*

"If you want something, give it." - Deepak Chopra Saturday morning #yoga class at Willard Park #berkeley 9:30am - Come and get some! :*

That time
I thought I could not
go any closer to grief
without dying

I went closer,
and I did not die.
Surely God
had his hand in this,

as well as friends.
Still, I was bent,
and my laughter,
as the poet said,

was nowhere to be found.
Then said my friend Daniel,
(brave even among lions),
“It’s not the weight you carry

but how you carry it -
books, bricks, grief -
it’s all in the way
you embrace it, balance it, carry it

when you cannot, and would not,
put it down.”
So I went practicing.
Have you noticed?

Have you heard
the laughter
that comes, now and again,
out of my startled mouth?

How I linger
to admire, admire, admire
the things of this world
that are kind, and maybe

also troubled -
roses in the wind,
the sea geese on the steep waves,
a love
to which there is no reply?

—“Heavy” by Mary Oliver

Picking plums and channeling our inner #pigeons last night for #backyard #asana #summersplits2014

Picking plums and channeling our inner #pigeons last night for #backyard #asana #summersplits2014

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