Week o’ Love

Our anniversary and Valentine’s Day fall a week apart from each other, so I like to celebrate all week. I call it the Week o’ Love. Poor J.  πŸ˜πŸ’˜πŸ’πŸ’–πŸ’•

 

i admit i am a total sucker when it comes to this holiday.

 

he surprised me on our anniversary at The Melting Pot

  

love.

  

yin and yang fondue, which really represents us

    

red roses and love candle to celebrate this week.

 

love lion.

   

homemade croissants, which he loved.

  

my surprise to him, a valentine’s breakfast with homemade goodies.

  

  

 “If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up, it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. It is about appreciation.” 

~ Happy Valentine’s Day! β€οΈπŸ’žπŸ’˜πŸ’–πŸ’

Happy Holidays!Β 

I can’t believe how little I have shared in this blog lately! Wait, I know. I’m a mom with a million things in my plate, but this too I shall conquer, haha!  

    
   
We have been having a good time lately, sharing with family and friends, enjoyng every detail of the holidays. I am a huge Christmas fan! Asher is growing so much, he is 20 months and he is a walkig boy! 

I love my family so much! I am so lucky and blessed to be able to stay home with my son.

  

Pumpking patch

Have a happy fall season! 

It’s a million degrees still here in South Florida, but we don’t miss participating in the traditiinal season’s activities. We just skip the sweaters for the momentπŸ˜ŠπŸ‚πŸŽƒ

 

my little tropical pumpkin

 
 

father and son. how cute is that truck?

  
 

Yoga for a Cause

I started teaching this week at a beautiful park close to my house. I decided to benefit the Hydrocephalus Association with donations from the attendees. 100% of the proceeds  go to this cause that is very close to my heart.

September is Hydrocephalus Awareness MonthπŸ’™. 

Asher was diagnosed with this condition when he was six months old, and by the time he was seven months he had already undergone two brain surgeries…

When we first found out, I felt like my soul was being stolen out of my body. I felt like Iike I was in a nightmare, to say the least. This could not be happening to my baby. 

However knowing what I know, I had to be strong, positive, and have faith that everything was going to be alright with him. And it did.

I don’t mention what he has gone through a lot, mainly because of fear that if I think about it, something will happen again. 

 I don’t want to live in fear anymore because it is counter productive. I want to base my actions from a place of faith and positivity. So I decided to start this little project to give donation based yoga classes and give everything to this organization , which funds research to find better treatment and a cure for hydrocephalus.

 

Beautiful sunset to end today’s practice.

 
If you feel inclined to donate to this cause, you can do so here. Go Team Asher!πŸ’™

Asher and Maya.

Experimenting

Hello there!

Aside from taking care of my son and boyfriend whom have a cold, and trying to take care of myself so I don’t catch it, I’ve been trying to experiment with different types of yoga. 

  
I’ve been to different studios and this is what I have tried so far:

Hot Vinyasa: went with a friend. It was INTENSE! It’s for anyone who wants to sweat like crazy. Very detoxifying. I would probably go back after a night of partying (which I don’t party) or if I’m angry, Haha! I spent half of the class outside trying to recuparate from having a heat stroke! 

Gentle Hatha: like it. More down my alley. Gentle, mindful. Broke a bit of a sweat. 

Kripalu: love it! Or probably loved the teacher… It was pretty much a moving meditation. Eyes closed, slow movements, strong. During Savasana the instructor gave me a little accupressure and aromatherapy. Ahh, it was like the cherry on top. I love the little extras some teachers add.

Kriya Yin: interesting. Very gentle. More of a mental exercise. It focuses of the hips. Every pose is held for a few minutes. Eyes closed, plus she had a small bonfire in the middle of class. Perfect for meditation. 

I can’t wait to find my yoga voice as a teacher!

  

A day at the Keys

Asher and I went to visit some friends yesterday that have moved recently to the Florida Keys. We spent a fantastic day hanging out  at their beautiful house in Tavenier, which is an island between Key Largo and Islamorada. After lunch we headed to gorgeous  Fouder’s Park,  which has a small beach perfect for children. It was quiet and beautiful, with just a few families relaxing in the afternoon. 

I love going to the Keys. Anything that involves being by the water, we love. Asher went in the swing and after went to play in the water. The sun was setting, the light glimmering on the water. It was paradise and I felt home. 

   
    
 
Asher loves being outside in nature as well. He was so content. We were so peaceful and replenished . It was a beautiful moment. Can’t wait to repeat! 

Officially a Yoga Teacher!Β 

I finished my Yoga 200 hour teacher training yesterday, and I couldn’t be any happier! It was such an emotional day, surrounded by magic, love and beauty. I have learned so much, met amazing people, and I am looking forward to new adventures. 

During our graduation ceremony, complete with an enchanting Native American drum circle, we received our certificates and our spiritual names. My given name is Uma, which means Mother. I loved it. It is perfect for me in so many levels. I thank my teacher for giving me that name.

Now a new chapter begins for me. 

 

 There is so much more to learn- never ending.  For as long as we live, we learn. That is the beauty of this path. We learn, evolve, reach for goals, stumble on our way, and keep on going. The beauty of this adventure called LIFE! 

  

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