Welcome 2022 Wellness
Wedding in Costa Rica?
As we enter into a new year, I want to share one of my many passions: working with couples!
Qué es Reiki? ....Reiki es el Japónes arte de sanacion Japónes
What is Reiki .. it is a Japanese Art of Healing
La práctica de Reiki consiste en la canalización de Energía Universal para armonizar el cuerpo, mente y el espíritu.
The practice of Reiki constitutes the channeling of Universal Energy to harmonize the body, mind and spirit
La energía universal pasa a través del practicante de Reiki para inducir efectos benéficos sobre el receptor, tanto a niveles físicos como emocionales y espirituales.
The Universal Energy passes through the practitioner of Reiki to delivery many benefits to the emotional, physical and spiritual body of the receptor.
Tools of the Trade: The Yoga Wheel
Today 6 years ago this photo was take of my yoga training group at Niagara Falls, NY. I had titled it "Random Indian poses in front of our Yoga Expression." When this memory photo came into my newsfeed, I had to repost it as I laughed to myself remembering the intense days and months of my yoga training, a practice that was borderline torture. It involved bi-daily 90 minute Bikram series classes in a 105 degree yoga room in a 100 year old house in the middle of July.
The same day this memory showed up, so did my new Yoga Wheel, the epitomy of yoga props. I had another good laugh at the irony. The studio where I trained never allowed props and referred to them as "yoga crutches." In the six months I lived and worked in the 100 year old house/yoga studio in Buffalo, New York, I never saw one yoga block or strap, yoga blanket or bolster.
A wave of guilty pleasure rolled over me as I opened the package containing my new Yoga Wheel. I was surprised with the high quality of this new yoga buzz toy. Today I was being shown how much I had evolved from my Evolation Yoga TT days. As I introduced my students to this new way to play, I realized the impact of having a foundation in a serious, disciplined practice- balanced in the joy of self expression, play and laughter.
My wish is that by opening more into my purpose, following my heart and the guidance from the Divine Creator, that I am available to fully show-up and be in-joyed, sharing the journey of surrendering into joy with others.
The amazingly high-quality, fun and therapeutic Yoga Wheel by YogDev
How is your New Year going?
Blessings fellow journeyers,
The New Year is here and it's hard to believe that we are already almost into the third month of it! March is right around the corner which means Spring Break is on its way. Here in Costa Rica this season as celebrated is called Semana Santa (Saint's week).
So I ask you, what are your plans for the week of the Saints? Will you practice being more saint-like?
I love the practice of yoga because it teaches you that you can be a saint and sinner in the same breath. One as the inhale, the other as the exhale. It is two sides of the same coin.
We know our focus is important, but how do we maintain control of mind in every moment, with every breath.
I do not feel it is impossible to obtain, but there are so many distractions, it can get foggy and hard to navigate.
Lets keep inspiring each other because our perspectives are always changing. There is joy in being part of a support system. We are here to reflect light off each other so that we can see.
Please feel free to reach out to me and my family this year, we are here and we look forward to connecting with you.
With care and deep gratitude,
The Rivera Family
Hi beloved friends, stay inspired by connecting with me state-side.
Yogini Surfer Reiki Master