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✨🔥Rasa🔥✨
All the flavors of life are bursting inside me as we complete this year of study and work with @siannasherman and @swami_chetanananda at @the.movement.center.pdx . I am ecstatic but also sad because time really flew by. It’s been so incredible to see all the women in our group, and our leaders, transform and grow into greater radiance of their Selves. We have all been cracked open and liberated in so many beautiful ways. It’s hard to explain... perhaps you will be able to feel what I am talking about when I see you next... live. It’s more of a feeling of fullness presence and integration of my being, and an ease and comfort with all that is.
Immense gratitude to my teachers, the team @greta_hill @sonyayoga  @isaraimyoga @alli_shafer @beryl_herrin @allieerae 
And all the beautiful women in our @rasayogatribe 
I Love you all so much ❤️✨🔥
@chantalrussell @heartofelevation @hopeandreason @rebeccasathre @alicetrow @kristaholland108 @juliemackiewicz @yoga_with_kassandra @honorastudios @marjanharbison @fernandacunhayoga @lufeltrin_yoga @andreapedrinola @wildwarriorship @dilettavarleseyogadivino @olya.lakshmi @jackiepaulson @nancipritchard @amie_rader
✨🔥Rasa🔥✨ All the flavors of life are bursting inside me as we complete this year of study and work with @siannasherman and @swami_chetanananda at @the.movement.center.pdx . I am ecstatic but also sad because time really flew by. It’s been so incredible to see all the women in our group, and our leaders, transform and grow into greater radiance of their Selves. We have all been cracked open and liberated in so many beautiful ways. It’s hard to explain... perhaps you will be able to feel what I am talking about when I see you next... live. It’s more of a feeling of fullness presence and integration of my being, and an ease and comfort with all that is. Immense gratitude to my teachers, the team @greta_hill @sonyayoga @isaraimyoga @alli_shafer @beryl_herrin @allieerae And all the beautiful women in our @rasayogatribe I Love you all so much ❤️✨🔥 @chantalrussell @heartofelevation @hopeandreason @rebeccasathre @alicetrow @kristaholland108 @juliemackiewicz @yoga_with_kassandra @honorastudios @marjanharbison @fernandacunhayoga @lufeltrin_yoga @andreapedrinola @wildwarriorship @dilettavarleseyogadivino @olya.lakshmi @jackiepaulson @nancipritchard @amie_rader
🔱💕Elevated Hearts 💕🔱 Absolute joy taking a break from our #rasayoga 300 hr yoga teacher training for some street @acroyoga playfulness with the @rasayogatribe sisters. The heart bonds we have created @the.movement.center.pdx are so strong that they literally hold us up to our brightest authentic self expression. .
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#rasayogatribe 
@siannasherman 
@swami_chetanananda
#anatomytattoo
🔱💕Elevated Hearts 💕🔱 Absolute joy taking a break from our #rasayoga  300 hr yoga teacher training for some street @acroyoga playfulness with the @rasayogatribe sisters. The heart bonds we have created @the.movement.center.pdx are so strong that they literally hold us up to our brightest authentic self expression. . . #rasayogatribe  @siannasherman @swami_chetanananda #anatomytattoo 
Arrived hOMe✨🕉🔥
I am beyond grateful to life for bringing me back to @the.movement.center.pdx in Portland, home of @swami_chetanananda and this temple of the Shakti Tantrik lineages of yoga.  To my dear teacher @siannasherman for creating this alchemical opportunity for us to gather here and dive deep into the study of Yoga, the fire of inner transformation, and incredibly loving and supportive sisterhood with all the @rasayogatribe. 
I am feeling blessed... and fully ready to receive the teachings and wisdom transmissions ✨🙏🏼✨
Arrived hOMe✨🕉🔥 I am beyond grateful to life for bringing me back to @the.movement.center.pdx in Portland, home of @swami_chetanananda and this temple of the Shakti Tantrik lineages of yoga. To my dear teacher @siannasherman for creating this alchemical opportunity for us to gather here and dive deep into the study of Yoga, the fire of inner transformation, and incredibly loving and supportive sisterhood with all the @rasayogatribe. I am feeling blessed... and fully ready to receive the teachings and wisdom transmissions ✨🙏🏼✨
🍁🍂EQUINOX🍂🍁
✨Balance of light and shadow✨time of harvest✨time of nourishment ✨
The fire and excitement of summer has come to an end and the wheel of the seasons turns to the restorative times of the Fall. 
Personally, I am very ready to receive this new season, to fall into the ground and root, to be nourished and become nourishment. As trees strip themselves bare and the leaves fall to the ground to become compost and create a fertile ground for the new seeds that will be planted in the new year, I too come down to connect intimately with the earth and get real with what I want to envision and create with this life. One aspect that is calling for attention is my longing for more time creating authentic connections and cultivating those that are nourishing to my soul. Friendships that are uplifting and supportive. Family that takes me in with all my light and shadow. Business relationships that are empowering. And that Beloved male companion who I can feel is so close yet still hiding... I am so ready to fall into your embrace ✨💖✨
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#equinox 
#equinoxintentions 
#equinoxblessings 
#fallseason
🍁🍂EQUINOX🍂🍁 ✨Balance of light and shadow✨time of harvest✨time of nourishment ✨ The fire and excitement of summer has come to an end and the wheel of the seasons turns to the restorative times of the Fall. Personally, I am very ready to receive this new season, to fall into the ground and root, to be nourished and become nourishment. As trees strip themselves bare and the leaves fall to the ground to become compost and create a fertile ground for the new seeds that will be planted in the new year, I too come down to connect intimately with the earth and get real with what I want to envision and create with this life. One aspect that is calling for attention is my longing for more time creating authentic connections and cultivating those that are nourishing to my soul. Friendships that are uplifting and supportive. Family that takes me in with all my light and shadow. Business relationships that are empowering. And that Beloved male companion who I can feel is so close yet still hiding... I am so ready to fall into your embrace ✨💖✨ . #equinox  #equinoxintentions  #equinoxblessings  #fallseason 
~ 🌚New Moon🌚 ~ New Year ~ New Beginnings ~ New FB page!✨ On this New Moon, Jewish New Year's (#RoshHashanah) and the first night of #Navaratri (the nine nights of the #goddess) it is with great excitement that I present my new Facebook page, where I will share with you what inspires me on this journey of self-discovery and embodied practices of Yoga, AcroYoga and Thai massage. My schedule of classes, special events, and other offerings will be easy to follow here. "Like" the page to join me and stay connected. 
In addition to the new page, I am excited to announce that I will be back in Colombia this winter offering for the second time a magical AcroYoga immersion retreat with my dear friend @justincaruso . This lovely event will take place in my home town Cali, Colombia, my sister's place @shyam_ashram and the Club Shalom. 
I am looking forward with excitement to all the wonderful opportunities we will have to come together in this coming year.
https://m.facebook.com/TamaraVodovozYoga/
@TamaraVodovozYoga
~ 🌚New Moon🌚 ~ New Year ~ New Beginnings ~ New FB page!✨ On this New Moon, Jewish New Year's (#RoshHashanah ) and the first night of #Navaratri  (the nine nights of the #goddess ) it is with great excitement that I present my new Facebook page, where I will share with you what inspires me on this journey of self-discovery and embodied practices of Yoga, AcroYoga and Thai massage. My schedule of classes, special events, and other offerings will be easy to follow here. "Like" the page to join me and stay connected. In addition to the new page, I am excited to announce that I will be back in Colombia this winter offering for the second time a magical AcroYoga immersion retreat with my dear friend @justincaruso . This lovely event will take place in my home town Cali, Colombia, my sister's place @shyam_ashram and the Club Shalom. I am looking forward with excitement to all the wonderful opportunities we will have to come together in this coming year. https://m.facebook.com/TamaraVodovozYoga/ @TamaraVodovozYoga
🔥I see fire🔥 
I saw the man run determined towards the fire. Part of me ran with him and was offered into the glorious flames. I felt the desire to shed this excess weight life has accumulated, the emotional baggage, ancestral karmas, thoughts of an ideal life I am not capable of achieving, these self-deprecating cycles of suffering, feelings of not being good enough, pretty enough, smart enough, loved enough... this deep longing for a beloved companion, the pain of rejection, this sadness, this solitude... this fear.

If I had his courage, or his madness, I would join him in his determination towards self-immolation. I would run into the flames and offer myself, let all of this burn away, become ashes, be blown away... turned into dust.

Why do we hold onto this life? We do not know what lies beyond it, and we are afraid. Could it be because we know deep inside we are but a small spark in this universe? A small conglomeration of flesh, bone and blood? Is that why we create these huge personality egos, in a futile attempt to measure up to the greatness of the universe? Are we afraid to be lost in the wildfires, tropical storms and hurricanes? 🔥LET IT BURN🔥
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Look up this song by Ed Sheeran, I see fire 🔥 
Oh, misty eye of the mountain below
Keep careful watch of my brother's souls
And should the sky be filled with fire and smoke
Keep watching over Durin's sons
If this is to end in fire
Then we should all burn together
Watch the flames climb high into the night
Calling out father oh stand by and we will
Watch the flames burn auburn on
The mountain side high
And if we should die tonight
We should all die together
Raise a glass of wine for the last time
Calling out father oh
Prepare as we will
Watch the flames burn auburn on
The mountain side
Oh, misty eye of the mountain below
Keep careful watch of my brother's souls
And should the sky be filled with fire and smoke
Keep watching over Durin's sons
If this is to end in fire
Then we should all burn together
Watch the flames climb high into the night
Calling out father oh stand by and we will
Watch the flames burn auburn on
The mountain side high
And if we should die tonight
We should all die together
🔥I see fire🔥 I saw the man run determined towards the fire. Part of me ran with him and was offered into the glorious flames. I felt the desire to shed this excess weight life has accumulated, the emotional baggage, ancestral karmas, thoughts of an ideal life I am not capable of achieving, these self-deprecating cycles of suffering, feelings of not being good enough, pretty enough, smart enough, loved enough... this deep longing for a beloved companion, the pain of rejection, this sadness, this solitude... this fear. If I had his courage, or his madness, I would join him in his determination towards self-immolation. I would run into the flames and offer myself, let all of this burn away, become ashes, be blown away... turned into dust. Why do we hold onto this life? We do not know what lies beyond it, and we are afraid. Could it be because we know deep inside we are but a small spark in this universe? A small conglomeration of flesh, bone and blood? Is that why we create these huge personality egos, in a futile attempt to measure up to the greatness of the universe? Are we afraid to be lost in the wildfires, tropical storms and hurricanes? 🔥LET IT BURN🔥 . . Look up this song by Ed Sheeran, I see fire 🔥 Oh, misty eye of the mountain below Keep careful watch of my brother's souls And should the sky be filled with fire and smoke Keep watching over Durin's sons If this is to end in fire Then we should all burn together Watch the flames climb high into the night Calling out father oh stand by and we will Watch the flames burn auburn on The mountain side high And if we should die tonight We should all die together Raise a glass of wine for the last time Calling out father oh Prepare as we will Watch the flames burn auburn on The mountain side Oh, misty eye of the mountain below Keep careful watch of my brother's souls And should the sky be filled with fire and smoke Keep watching over Durin's sons If this is to end in fire Then we should all burn together Watch the flames climb high into the night Calling out father oh stand by and we will Watch the flames burn auburn on The mountain side high And if we should die tonight We should all die together
🌀Magical and Surreal🌀
Celebrating 10 years, 9 times burning bright at Burning Man🔥
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#burningman2017 
#burningmanmagic 
#burningmanyoga
🔥Burning Man AcroYoga🔥
Planning and calibrating with @gringotay and David Depto to teach a fun #acroyoga workshop Wednesday 2:00-4:00pm @Camp Contact, 7:00 and Eulogy. 🔥We will be creating fire breathing dragons 🐉 🐲🐉🐲🐉🐲🐉
🔥Burning Man AcroYoga🔥 Planning and calibrating with @gringotay and David Depto to teach a fun #acroyoga  workshop Wednesday 2:00-4:00pm @Camp Contact, 7:00 and Eulogy. 🔥We will be creating fire breathing dragons 🐉 🐲🐉🐲🐉🐲🐉
I found a fearless flyer to play with during the #greatamericaneclipse adventure in Oregon last weekend. Only 13 years old, Rachel inspired me with her playful energy and ability to quickly gain trust and embody the practice of #acroyoga.
I found a fearless flyer to play with during the #greatamericaneclipse  adventure in Oregon last weekend. Only 13 years old, Rachel inspired me with her playful energy and ability to quickly gain trust and embody the practice of #acroyoga .
🌑TOTALITY🌑
Certainly the most AWE-mazimg natural event I have ever witnessed. Beyond mind blowing, I would say I was aligned with the greater cosmos in a way that felt incredibly visceral and real. What we take for granted, the sun, moon, elements, this planet, our daily cycles... it all came into stark perspective. We are but a microscopic fraction of this universe, tiny in comparison to the great astrological bodies dancing in space. Yet we have this capacity of self-reflection and consciousness that connects with an awareness of the Divine... the Spirit within us and all of Life. As this great alignment of sun-moon-earth-human took place, I fell down to my knees and held on to the earth. I was in tears of joy, holding my face in utter amazement, as I gazed into this mysterious portal. We are stardust!
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#totaleclipse 
#solareclipse 
#eclipse2017 
#solareclipse2017 
#mysteriousportal 
#stardust
🌑TOTALITY🌑 Certainly the most AWE-mazimg natural event I have ever witnessed. Beyond mind blowing, I would say I was aligned with the greater cosmos in a way that felt incredibly visceral and real. What we take for granted, the sun, moon, elements, this planet, our daily cycles... it all came into stark perspective. We are but a microscopic fraction of this universe, tiny in comparison to the great astrological bodies dancing in space. Yet we have this capacity of self-reflection and consciousness that connects with an awareness of the Divine... the Spirit within us and all of Life. As this great alignment of sun-moon-earth-human took place, I fell down to my knees and held on to the earth. I was in tears of joy, holding my face in utter amazement, as I gazed into this mysterious portal. We are stardust! . . #totaleclipse  #solareclipse  #eclipse2017  #solareclipse2017  #mysteriousportal  #stardust 
🌚Eclipses bring about a time of intensified energy, uncovering blind spots, revealing what has been hiding in the shadows. In the Indian traditional Vedic astrology, called Yotish, an eclipse is considered an astrological force known as Rahu. In an Indian myth, Rahu is a demon who disguised himself as a god to partake in the drinking of the Amrita (nectar of immortality). He took just one sip of the nectar when Vishnu (the god of preservation) noticed he was a demon and cut his head off! It is said that Rahu (eclipse) actually swallows the sun, but because Rahu's decapitated head became immortal, then the sun just comes out the other side (!!!) Take some time this weekend to reflect on your own shadows. What are those aspects of yourself that are painful, scary, traumatic, and are hiding in the dark depth of your heart. The shadow of the eclipse invites us to go in there... go deep... and face the darkness. It is only by shinning the light of awareness that the shadows are dispeled. It is with a loving embrace, kindness and forgiveness that we can digest the shadows, nourish ourselves with the lessons learnd, and integrate this knowledge and expiriences into Wisdom. .
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#eclipse #solareclipse #solareclipse2017 #shadowork #shadowwork 
#rahu #amrita
🌚Eclipses bring about a time of intensified energy, uncovering blind spots, revealing what has been hiding in the shadows. In the Indian traditional Vedic astrology, called Yotish, an eclipse is considered an astrological force known as Rahu. In an Indian myth, Rahu is a demon who disguised himself as a god to partake in the drinking of the Amrita (nectar of immortality). He took just one sip of the nectar when Vishnu (the god of preservation) noticed he was a demon and cut his head off! It is said that Rahu (eclipse) actually swallows the sun, but because Rahu's decapitated head became immortal, then the sun just comes out the other side (!!!) Take some time this weekend to reflect on your own shadows. What are those aspects of yourself that are painful, scary, traumatic, and are hiding in the dark depth of your heart. The shadow of the eclipse invites us to go in there... go deep... and face the darkness. It is only by shinning the light of awareness that the shadows are dispeled. It is with a loving embrace, kindness and forgiveness that we can digest the shadows, nourish ourselves with the lessons learnd, and integrate this knowledge and expiriences into Wisdom. . . #eclipse  #solareclipse  #solareclipse2017  #shadowork  #shadowwork  #rahu  #amrita 
✨It is said that on her wedding day, a bride is so full of blessing energy that she herself can bestow blessings upon others✨
Yesterday I was fortunate to receive such blessings from my dear friend Shivani, a powerful woman who i admire for her stern commitment to spiritual life and seeking of truth and integrity. It is with immense delight that I celebrate her union with Nick, a beautiful man who is joining her in this journey of life. My eyes could not contain the abundance of holy tears as I heard them speak their vows and saw their loving gaze into each other. I felt hopeful 💖Love will always prevail... and there is someone out there for each one of us... he really is out there... dear one... I am looking for you too✨
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#lookingforyou 
#lovewillprevail
✨It is said that on her wedding day, a bride is so full of blessing energy that she herself can bestow blessings upon others✨ Yesterday I was fortunate to receive such blessings from my dear friend Shivani, a powerful woman who i admire for her stern commitment to spiritual life and seeking of truth and integrity. It is with immense delight that I celebrate her union with Nick, a beautiful man who is joining her in this journey of life. My eyes could not contain the abundance of holy tears as I heard them speak their vows and saw their loving gaze into each other. I felt hopeful 💖Love will always prevail... and there is someone out there for each one of us... he really is out there... dear one... I am looking for you too✨ . . #lookingforyou  #lovewillprevail 
✨🦄AcroYoga Magical Unicorns do Exist🦄✨
They occasionally show up at the #davisfarmersmarket Wednesdays evenings. Come try your luck! 
Also, AcroYoga class continues every Thursday evening at the UCDavis ARC. PM me for more information to sign up :)
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@wildkona 
#empowereachother 
#liftyourfriends 
#moreacroyogaplease .
Having fun under the moon 🌙 Calibrating #handtohand with Emilio @themilsedition with the help of @acromott ✨
Always blown away by the magic of connecting with humans in these creative ways✨ finding the perfect fit, timing, alignment, and most of all... "can I trust you?" Do I feel safe and supported to fully express and unfold on these edges? These are the deeper teaching and discoveries that #AcroYoga continues to provide on my path of #selfdiscovery , growth and #empowerment .
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#trust 
#liftyourfriends 
#empowereachother 
#h2h 
#hand2hand
Having fun under the moon 🌙 Calibrating #handtohand  with Emilio @themilsedition with the help of @acromott ✨ Always blown away by the magic of connecting with humans in these creative ways✨ finding the perfect fit, timing, alignment, and most of all... "can I trust you?" Do I feel safe and supported to fully express and unfold on these edges? These are the deeper teaching and discoveries that #AcroYoga  continues to provide on my path of #selfdiscovery  , growth and #empowerment  . . #trust  #liftyourfriends  #empowereachother  #h2h  #hand2hand 
✨💖It Felt Love💖✨ How
Did the rose
Ever open its heart
And give this world
All its
Beauty?

It felt the encouragement of light
Against its
Being,

Otherwise,
We all remain

Too

Frightened

Source: Hafiz .
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✨Love is the oposite of Fear✨
✨💖It Felt Love💖✨ How Did the rose Ever open its heart And give this world All its Beauty? It felt the encouragement of light Against its Being, Otherwise, We all remain Too Frightened Source: Hafiz . . ✨Love is the oposite of Fear✨
Nothing better to lift your spirit and change your perspective than a good ol' standing hand to hand. Thanks for the lift @carsonacro ! .
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#strongertogether 
#handtohand 
#liftyourfriends 
#liftyourspirits 
#changeperspective
Reach out and touch your family and friends... and strangers when posible.
Tell them you love them... sit down and hold space to hear them... hold them when they cry... and celebrate with them their joy and successes.
We are all in this journey of life together, we are all doing our best, we are all flawed humans. We all fall, fail, and stumble... and we all deserve a second, third, fourth, fifth, chance. 
I had the good fortune to have #aaronpappas in my life as a friend and solid acroyoga co-teacher team member. I could always trust him, and I knew he was there for me... and many more people around him. He was never shy to reach out and touch someone, never doubted to lift someone up, empower his yoga students, and be one of the most loving sweethearts I've ever known.
We will miss you Aaron ... blessings on your journey ✨🙏🏼✨ .
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#liftyourfriends 
#trueloving 
#givelove 
#strongertogether
Reach out and touch your family and friends... and strangers when posible. Tell them you love them... sit down and hold space to hear them... hold them when they cry... and celebrate with them their joy and successes. We are all in this journey of life together, we are all doing our best, we are all flawed humans. We all fall, fail, and stumble... and we all deserve a second, third, fourth, fifth, chance. I had the good fortune to have #aaronpappas  in my life as a friend and solid acroyoga co-teacher team member. I could always trust him, and I knew he was there for me... and many more people around him. He was never shy to reach out and touch someone, never doubted to lift someone up, empower his yoga students, and be one of the most loving sweethearts I've ever known. We will miss you Aaron ... blessings on your journey ✨🙏🏼✨ . . #liftyourfriends  #trueloving  #givelove  #strongertogether 
🌑~ New Moon Wisdom ~🌑
The last two weeks have been emotionally difficult for me with people and connections dropping out of my life ... including the death of a loved friend and a 7 year old child of another dear friend loosing his battle against cancer. I have been feeling fear, despair, and deep core wounds of abandonment and inadequacy boiling up to the surface with the waves of emotion coming through and washing out... as ocean waves.... as breath.
Last night as I sat in silence to reflect and hold a loving softness for those who depart, I knew that just as cycles end, new cycles arise. Endings open space for new beginnings. So it is with the end of these cycles that I bow and say, thank you. Thank you for sharing this time with me, for co-creating a shared sense of reality, for being a mirror through which I have found a clear reflection. Thank you for participating in my experience of Life.
With this powerful New Moon I am setting loving intentions to see and receive the new cycles that begin. 
Can you feel the fresh tides coming in? 
Can you hear the new voices chiming? Yes... yes... let the new waves roll in.
"It's a new dawn, it's a new day,
It's a new life for me"
~ Om Namah Shivaya ~ .
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#newmoonintentions 
#omnamahshivaya 
#authenticlife 
#trueloving 
#vulnerability 
#newbeginnings
🌑~ New Moon Wisdom ~🌑 The last two weeks have been emotionally difficult for me with people and connections dropping out of my life ... including the death of a loved friend and a 7 year old child of another dear friend loosing his battle against cancer. I have been feeling fear, despair, and deep core wounds of abandonment and inadequacy boiling up to the surface with the waves of emotion coming through and washing out... as ocean waves.... as breath. Last night as I sat in silence to reflect and hold a loving softness for those who depart, I knew that just as cycles end, new cycles arise. Endings open space for new beginnings. So it is with the end of these cycles that I bow and say, thank you. Thank you for sharing this time with me, for co-creating a shared sense of reality, for being a mirror through which I have found a clear reflection. Thank you for participating in my experience of Life. With this powerful New Moon I am setting loving intentions to see and receive the new cycles that begin. Can you feel the fresh tides coming in? Can you hear the new voices chiming? Yes... yes... let the new waves roll in. "It's a new dawn, it's a new day, It's a new life for me" ~ Om Namah Shivaya ~ . . #newmoonintentions  #omnamahshivaya  #authenticlife  #trueloving  #vulnerability  #newbeginnings