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Greetings Dearest!
H A P P Y    S O L S T I C E !!
In case you missed it. Here is my latest seasonal greeting. Do you remember I started doing these  special video greetings during the winter holidays?? I also did one during the Spring Equinox.

Over the next few weeks I’ll be making some announcements about special updates regarding teaching in person. WOO HOO!
Thank you for taking classes with me online over the last year and change : )

Here is my special solstice greeting via YouTube :

MUTUAL AID update:
I have one private student who is a black PhD candidate and due to a cut in her academic funding for the summer and can’t afford private sessions this summer with me but will resume in the Fall when her full academic fundingre-commences.  If you are white and a non - black POC and can help out please let me know ! THANK YOU : )

I found this Instagram post via Redistribute wealth to be very insightful.  
Thank you to all who have contributed to previous scholarship funds so that people of color can participate in my programs without cash being a barrier!


In case you missed it...
Here is a S P O T      L I G H T  of  a Scholarship Recipient from the Spring 2021.
I met them in 2018 in Portland, Oregon at a conference!

Here we are at the 2018 Conference in Portland, OR.
We were on the BIPOC contingent group for the conference.

And They also treated me to some AWESOME Mexican food in Portland that rocked my world!!!

The last photo is of us at the Body Positive Pool Party at the hotel where the conference was. I was concerned about having too much cleavage and she was like GIRL! We are gonna be poolside together being CURVY and FAB!!! Yay!!!

Here is the clip of us having fun at the POOL PARTY: Click here 


What do you enjoy about yoga w/Misia?

all of Misia’s soothing voices. 

the way Misia vividly explains movement and joy with body, words → intentionality.

the centered, divine lights that Misia shines from her being, to us. beginning, between, and beyond.

all the multi-dimensional discussions. even touching us to go deeper - deeper at rates that we are ok with carefully unpacking…. natural multi-dimensionalness.

the sacred reminders of the power of letting go, for wellness... for spiritual release... for community… for liberation.

yoga with Misia is beyond the carnal aspect, and you as the participant must be willing to ___________________ and willing to __________________________________.


[[[[[[[[[[for Misia, only: words in these colonized languages cannot even begin to express my/our appreciation, love, thankfulness for you Misia. and we know that we are not bound by what is in this dimension, & I/we see you MISIA. 







and i’m honored and touched to have the opportunity to be in space, time with you and our intentionally intimate cohort.]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]

How has yoga enhanced your well being?

… endlessly relentless, mixed elemental waters...

for close to a decade i’ve been dealing with various kinds of body trauma - 1) physical injuries brought by ‘accidents’; 2) the ‘healing’ process of ‘fixing’ those localized injuries; and 3) complex-ptsd, manifesting itself in many ways, but ultimately stopping my body from being comfortable in pretty much all physical/emotional/relational spaces.

all this led to my chronic pain, inflammation. . .

despite sharing this to medical or naturopathic professionals - none believed me, heard me, made space for me. i slowly gave up on them helping me over a period of 8 years. & i gave up on humans, to be completely honest...

...powerfully cascading clear waterfalls...

3 years ago: i began rebuilding my own ancestral-bonds and autonomous healing journey, away from everyone. mental clarity varied - but centering of self begins. 

...consistently plentiful, soothing waterfalls…

jan 2021 (3 months ago): i realized ~~agüi, it is time.  no tengas miedo de pedir ayuda, apoyo~~ but this time on my own terms, with lineage powers. and lunar tidal water flows...

i’m here. re-cycle-ing. re-connect-ing. openly curious. re-root-ing. re-locate-ing. re-ground-ing. re-wire-ing. re-configure-ing. re-invest-ing. re-human-izing. re-tell-ing.

yoga’s spiritual, body, & elemental aspects is re-add-ing to my life in ways i knew i was craving but didn’t know how to start.

What do you enjoy about practicing with other People of Color?

yoga on this side of the world is flooded with whiteness. we know this to be true. we also know appropriation to be true.


So, to be in a space where there is a leading-practitioner of yoga AND a cohort of participants of yoga that are beautifully Black, beautifully Brown, beautifully Indigenous, beautifully Of Colour, beautifully QTs → that is truly sacred.


no eng&spanish-language words can summify the extensive gratitude for this experience. no eng&spa-words can describe my elatedness, my feelings.


spaces like these, in the grand scheme of our universal findings, they show us that for liberation and collective healing: WE ARE SO CLOSE TO BEING THERE. 

but really, really/honestly? white people (white/light mestizo latinos too) - it’s up to you to accelerate this process too. 

Than you agüi !!!!!!!
Before you go.....
I will be on a special panel THIS FRIDAY Discussing queerness +yoga at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Fransisco (via ZOOM) Learn more and RSVP at

Lastly I pulled out one of my oracle decks “the Power of Plants” for the Summer Solstice and this is what came up...

Silver Sword - 
The presence of the Silver Sword card is a rare gift. You have a heightened sensitivity and are, indeed, opening to new levels of awareness at this time. The luminous colors emanating from the Light Bearer's hands and above the Silver Sword flowers are waves of vibratory healing available to you at this time. Archetypically, the presence of this beautiful being indicates that you are bringing special gifts to the Earth through your Divine Love and Intelligence. Yoga and breathing exercises would be beneficial to you now. Sit with your back straight and aligned, allowing the energies to move freely.

Purple Water Lily-
Healing Properties: Similar to the Lotus, the Purple Water Lily flower essence gently assists in the process of spiritual rebirth. Having a profound effect on the crown and brow chakras, the flower remedy assists with opening channels of communication with one’s higher self, as well as with vast, unseen worlds by enabling the human body to absorb higher light frequencies.

Art is born through the soul. The healing journey of Iris offers you an ensouled vision of your flowering intuitive and feeling Self - one in which you may encounter the many hues of your emotional spectrum. We heal ourselves and others by first contacting the inner nourishment or the "water of life" which sustains our ability to create beautiful things in the world as well as to act from our hearts. Iris comes to you to awaken the ever-flowing magic and creativity that resides, like a bubbling spring, deep within you. Allow this well to be tapped into and you will experience an overflowing and abundant source of energy and inspiration. Let Iris greet you there and touch your heart and soul with her Rainbow healing. The root of your being, like the golden bulbs of the Iris, will produce the wondrous color of our potential, much like a golden chalice produces the elixir of love.

H A P P Y  S O L S T I C E!!!
With L O VE and G R A T I T U D E 

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