Time travelseasons warmto grow Settlebrittle coldPlant roots, feel the sun,give it all away,nothing need be done. Be but loving in the midst of the frostSink into beingrealize nothing was lostWisdom arrivesalchemy turnsIt is without love that a human burns.
Love (comes) in forms I have nothing to lose by loving you… except pride, which I’ve not earned because I still kneel. Foolish is my middle name. Your gamble lives in the moments, ideas, relationships, promises, intentions set up by that idea. But what is the idea? What do you want? What are you willing […]
The energy in my body is that of love – it pulses through my arms and rounds out its presence into the palms that long to hold your face. Placing my left cheek in the welcoming part of my hand, I sigh with the breath of the only one of the pair who knows this […]
Adventure calls but its voice can only be felt. It’s a feather tickling the heart and a longing in the belly. Those who follow the call arrive in their lives with masks of comedy and tragedy tucked in their back pockets, showing those behind of their past. For those who walk the lonely path toward […]
Let the city unfold your perceptions as a lover opens a letter. Retreat into yourself but watch. There are patterns, signs, and ways of thinking. Discern them all! Allow the blossom of your heart to unfold like the petals of a flower seeking the sun. Learn the ways of the world but don’t become those […]
Looking, searching for myself in others, I find the streets. Uptown and downtown, I walk along designed graph paper, seeking. The seer sees. The seeker seeks. The bird, he sings, And the tree, she weeps. Oh city, take me under your wing. Tell me your secrets like the train passes the breeze.
What is the rhythm of life? Remember, Atlas shrugged, too. Seeking an answer is like trying to understand the tree by only looking into its shadow. In the silence, the beat, butterfly wings pulsing at your heart. Witness sacred in mundane. Take care of yourself and wear your apron. Sweep your own floors. Make dinner […]
Sometimes we make important life decisions based on what we think we should do. The “should” can become a barometer for being loved or accepted by others. Much of my life was spent as a purposeful outsider… Never wanting to be adopted into one group, I joined them all. It is like how I can’t […]
What is love but the preamble to loss? A sacred contract extracting attachment that pierces the experience of now. Dancing with fools was a thing of the past. Co-creation of the unconventional, they imagined their hieros gamos. Rules and boundaries are made, not borrowed. She holds a heart to be opened, not broken. Life is […]
What is the shadow but an expression of fallen light?
The sacred overwhelms my heart Love for the fearful covers doubt Perfection lives in the heart of nature Return to her roots! Your rapture is found in her flow! The golden thread that weaves me as a tapestry braids me to you. You Me The Divine… The Trinity of the Now.
Yoga College Series at The Mat Yoga Studio Join Trina Hall for this amazing opportunity to go to Yoga College! The Yoga College Series is like going back to school but much more cost-effective and fun! This is your chance to enrich your mind in the philosophy of yoga as you engage in lecture and […]
I was interviewed by Marquette Falbo on meditation. Hear the interview here on BlogTalkRadio
Click to see the video, Touchpoint “Created in response to Magmart Video Festival Director Enrico Tomaselli’s 2014 Global Video Program “The Five Senses” representing artists from five continents, this video Touchpoint explores touch as a signifier for a moment of physical and emotional connection, a moment of self and communal discovery… a moment of truth.” […]
Some things to know about this picture: 1. Yes, that is me. No, it is not Photoshopped. 2. Yes, I am on a ledge. No, I did not pee in my pants. 3. Right after this shot, I stuck out my tongue at the photographer, Stevan Koye, and I fell and almost busted my butt. […]
It was such a treat to work with the team of producers at “Good Morning, America”. You can read the story and see the entire piece here. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/09/25/confessions-of-a-temporarily-fat-yogi/
Good Morning America clip Thanks to the incredible team at Good Morning America!
Do you think I am fat? If I were in front of you in typical yoga spandex, would you judge me? I’ve gained weight and I’m not pregnant. I’ve followed the brand new, yogi-approved Seat Diet. See it… eat it. As a yoga teacher, this could be considered career suicide. Instead of slaying my means […]
There was a time when all I needed for inspiration was a quote, horoscope, fortune cookie, or one of those refrigerator magnet poems. The days of fluffing the pillows of hope to make the world seem less random are over. I am simultaneously distraught and relieved that I no longer rely on my tea bag […]
Last chance to enroll in Advanced Yoga Studies this year. Sign up now – space is limited! Level 1: Summer Intensive: July 8-19, 2013 Level 2: Summer Intensive: July 22-August 2, 2013 Level 3: Weekends August 17-November 18, 2013
Energy, or prana, flows through the body and the chakras provide a sacred roadmap to our consciousness. The subtle energy we experience can be explored through the architectural design of the chakras, their traits, qualities, and physical manifestations. In this workshop, we will investigate the chakras as an energy system as it relates to the […]
Watching someone grow over 200 hours of yoga teacher training is a beautiful thing to see. What’s even more beautiful is to watch the group dynamic as unspoken bonds are formed in the process of witnessing and being witnessed. My friend calls it “Sacred Witnessing” and I am a firm believer in the power it […]
Sacred witness being seen Love floats through air lands in our embrace. Steadfast, oh silent heart The bounty of my love’s fruit cannot be found in dreams. Words are easy words come cheap therefore, do not speak. Our magic lives in a space of unmistakable ease. I garnish a life.
Equations make sense because we’ve all agreed on the meaning of the symbols within the equation. The plus sign means what it means and there isn’t any argument. We don’t put our subjective vacillating thoughts on the number 8, expecting it to adapt to our will. Labels and titles are different. When we embark on […]
Yoga is a beautiful tool for communicating with people. However, its reach is limited. The public’s perception of what yoga is and what yoga does is tainted. Far too often, yogis are portrayed as idiots who are so out of touch with reality. You’ve seen them: the aging men wearing robes or something that resembles […]
My favorite thing to do is be creative… however that shows up – whether through creating an experience for my students, cooking for my friends, painting, or photography, it is something that brings me an infinite amount of satisfaction and joy to share. There are a select few who have seen me in my creative […]
The Stewpot Art Program is a community outreach serving the homeless and at-risk populations of Dallas. It is open to people looking for an environment to express and create through the medium of art. Starting on Wednesday, we will be offering my Creative Process Yoga class to provide a format for the artists to get to […]
Have you ever looked around your house at all the things you keep and see a common theme? My theme is a collection of items that represent the men who have most influenced my life. I have my grandpa’s cowboy hat, his cameras, the book he read to me as a little girl. He was […]
I love my life and I feel so grateful to be able to do what I do. The basis of what I do is teach people how to find their center in the midst of life’s inevitable chaos. I hold space for people to heal what needs to be healed so they can live a […]
He has two gods: nature and music. The notes were his companion, the former rests somewhere beyond the view, begging to be graced with his footsteps. “Don’t look at me. Be with me,” Mother Nature commanded, knowing he was afraid of the dark. Did he need more strength to be strong? Burying the barbed wire […]
The joining of masculine and feminine energies.
She heard a voice while searching for a sign in the woods that closed her throat in on itself like a black hole swallowing matter. It sucked her breath, her umbilical cord to source. The alchemy of longing changed to feeling. All grown up, she waved the white flag to no one among the silence […]
And on the 9th day, Beatrice heard the tree, “Sing. Sing not for the sense but sing for my breath, my life. Our soul.”
Today, it was announced that researchers at CERN discovered a particle that is in line with the “God particle” Higgs believed to be at the core of the Theory of Everything… It explains why matter has a mass. Pretty cool stuff. Before this discovery, it was just a theory… An idea… Somethig floating in the […]
Getting behind the wheel is something that gives me a feeling of freedom… the car door is like the door to a secret passage way that you KNOW will lead you to adventure. I packed up my car with my dog in the backseat, Joseph Campbell and Kahlil Gibran audiobooks, two new music albums and […]
The Mat Yoga Studio is where I teach one of my babies – the training program, Advanced Yoga Studies. I was at their event, Karma Yoga Happy Hour, when the video crew asked to do an interview with me. I didn’t know what I had to say except that The Mat is a beautiful place […]
We are all on a hero’s journey. Some of us know what we seek and others are completely unaware they are living a life of purpose. Joseph Campbell wrote a book called A Hero with a Thousand faces that outlines the myth of the hero. You can think of it as if your life is […]
Are you in the water or on the shore? Do you navigate or do you stand? Because navigation is, itself, taking a stand. The answer isn’t wrong the sail the flag The truth lives in your sole as you find your wings an essence in the unseen.
The melodic aching of her soul’s longing Comes in waves Pluck from her tree The taste of one great love Journeys cross Stars align Fingertips touch She, a firecracker Icarus was he But fly they must Through divine inquiry.
I feel blessed. This week, I take my Advanced Yoga Studies students on their graduation retreat to Playa del Carmen. I’ve been meditating on what to teach and I’m thrilled to say we will be exploring several ideas: Don’t Hold Back – Show Us Who You Are Are You Fiercely Loving? Inspire & Be Inspired […]
After I re-apply my melted face from the show, I lay awake in my hammock listening to music through my headphones. I remember the moment my boyfriend introduced me to an intimate stereo sonic experience – I was hooked. The way a stereo sound evokes the imagination is like the difference between being friends and […]
Ever since I saw my first TED talk by Jill Bolte Taylor describing her experience during her stroke, I was enchanted with TED talks. I, too, had a series of small strokes that left me with double vision and debilitating headaches. My left eye could no longer move and I had resigned myself to always […]
These people raised over $62,000 on Saturday at One Love in Dallas at AT&T Performing Arts Center. Just as in this picture, today I have my hands up to the sky, giving thanks to each of you who inspired me. Thank you! Photo Copyright Anja Schlein.
We held a funeral for a piece of her that lived only in darkness. Despair was dying her dreams lay above clouds, a comet only comes once. The ladder goes on, and on, and on, into infinity with wings I fly to you.
He awakened me in Spring. His vision standing brought feeling that needed to be penetrated to be understood. Only by going deep into the now does one understand why. Choppy and rough was my demeanor with Bacchus leading the way to ceremonies. Preparation was in my hands and the only mystery was that of timing […]
I’m giving away free hugs to hundreds of yogis as I teach during One Love Dallas (I promise to shower and wear deodorant) but Lululemon is giving away some groovy schwag to the 108th person to register for One Love. We will be doing 108 sun salutations for charity at the AT&T Performing Arts Center […]
Join me at noon on Friday, April 6 and Friday, April 13, for Yin Yoga at The Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas. What is Yin Yoga? It is a passive style of yoga designed to guide the practitioner into a state of bliss. We increase parasympathetic nervous system tone by holding relaxing poses […]
It was a glorious Spring day when I found myself laying down, looking at the clouds drift through expansive sky-space. I noticed grey dots and wavy lines in between my eyes and my vision of the sky. The more I tried to look into the lines, the further they moved away. These are called “floaters”. […]
There is a man who pushes a cart around the neighborhood, collecting cans from recycle bins. I’m assuming he is homeless. He’s become as familiar as my next door neighbor with his routine stop in front of my house and we always wave, give the obligatory smile, and the neighborly exchange of conversational pleasantries. At […]
Perfume of coffee and taste of unshaven legs… the anticipation of art as a container for infinite expression. How does a shadow dance? Where do glances fall? As she approached the tarmac, she wasn’t yet cleared for landing. Baited in breath, the path became clear. There is something rich in mistaken identity as the winter’s […]
Ever wondered why a song gets stuck in your head? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/mobile/magazine-17105759?SThisFB
Inspire me beyond illusion In the space where we are both seen Listen Taming the wild dream Love into your vision Let’s tie you up in my apron strings
I’ve been asked by hundreds of people about yoga privates for creatives. OK, that is a lie… no one has asked me about that but I have found that as an artist, my yoga practice is the single most valuable thing that helps me remain creative. I am now offering custom privates for any creative […]
Treenuh on a Trapeze from Trina Hall on Vimeo. What is faith? My journey into answering this question started with the observation that for most of my life, I was living in fear. Fear of not being loved, fear of not being good enough, fear of not being pretty, fear of speaking my mind, fear […]
Transparency isn’t enough. Self-disclosure is opaque honesty. I want to be translucent. I want you to see through me. My strength is sometimes a reality but my fear penetrates much of my being. Do you long to lift illusion’s veil and kiss Truth?
Last night, one of my students offered a toast as we celebrated the end of our 100 hour educational journey, “Even when you think you aren’t making a difference in someone’s life, you are.” Of course, I start crying because it hit me first like a pin into a pin cushion, then like a freight […]
It was so much fun celebrating the two-year anniversary with The Mat Yoga Studio and all our students. At noon, I taught a fun class and this was the playlist. For those of you making a playlist at home, the class begins with Firecracker. For the 6:30 Open Flow and Meditation classes, we brought in […]
Yes, I am the kind of person who stops to smell roses… I enjoy the drinking of nectar from life’s fruits. There are times, though, when I seem to be the nail and life seems to be the hammer continuously teaching me a painful lesson. Perhaps the bleeding from my skull should be and indication […]
Live recording of the class I taught on 10-14-11 at The Mat Yoga Studio. This is a Vinyasa class – all levels. We talked about the heart as a light, your life as a map, following your dreams, and questioned if we REALLY believe things are as they should be. Treenuh Yoga 10-14-11 Open Flow […]
Raindrops have marching orders Without question Falling in line. Gravity. Inertia. All mistresses of the Infinite. A yellow marker along the human experience.
The story you are about to read is completely true. All names have been changed to protect those with a guilt-ridden grin turning up their rosy cheeks. Bob: When was the last time you kissed someone? Me: Someone tried to kiss me Thursday. Bob: What do you mean someone tried? Do you not like kissing? […]
Monet came to the woods palette of Goldenrod dusted, feet crush the fall. Snake became his staff furrowed brow in hand. Casting thought on River’s spine he took the path without footsteps.
Persephone dreamed of a man she had seen. Sounds of a soul peeking through The face, a cerulean hue.
A week ago, I was out walking and came across this pond. It seemed magical as I looked at it from the shore. It is as if the pond wanted to insulate itself with this covering… a security blanket adding an aura of solidarity, protecting the fragile and sensitive nature of the water. Algae is […]
I spend a lot of time in silence, in the space of my Self. I incubate, I write, I create. Last night, something shifted as I lay awake at 2am, listening to music. I questioned my beliefs. I thought about my attachments. There was a time when I wanted to learn what was important to […]
Trina Intro to Yoga – Energy “Yoga is a tool to help us connect to the Creative Source.”
Earth waits for her lover to whisper a new season on her breast. The breeze is hinting at change; a softening of the air that graces Earth’s skin. Sky makes love to the horizon – the unattainable vision of unity out of division. Her body aches as she lay in silent breath. Come to […]
What does it mean to realize the Self? I enjoy the idea of realizing instead of finding – it lends my mind to the idea of presence. I see a look of awe on my face with my eyes slightly turned upward… a sigh as slight and soft as a lover’s touch. Sinking into the […]
Do you ever look up at the sky and think EVERY person you’ve ever loved is underneath the same blanket of stars? Tonight, I saw the moon and was filled with hope. #sogratefulforthefullmoontonight
At some point, I woke up and wondered if I could take better care of myself. I vowed to concentrate the efforts usually given to another toward care for me. I am now in a relationship with myself. I was quite happy about my private declaration but I thought I would make it public by […]
How do you explain a moment – a fleeting instant of purity from a magic wand hovering in the sky? You can’t. You can’t touch what it feels like to be connected. You simply can’t explain love… though we try. And, oh my, do I TRY. My senses take in an instant in time like […]
Sunday, one of my students brought this sweet suffering baby into the studio, trying to make his last moments as comfortable as possible. We gathered around him as he seemed to be drifting in and out of consciousness, closing his eyes and tilting his head up to bring more air into his lungs. He was […]
“Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in.” -Leonard Cohen At the wishing well casting coin. Inhale with closed eyes I Dream. Seeing vivid hues I exhale. Vacillate in the contrast white on white. Black and white Dark to light […]
Alone in Creation Banked on the river of Self Love, she splashes her face. And then she asked of souls, “One? Two?” Abiding Peace cleared the path in the foothills Climb Mountain, offering life line Stoking fire, undertaking flame. Suffer. River as perfume. Suffer. Self baptism, soak in wisdom. Stand. Observing stillness Breathe in love […]
I used to feel the ghost of people gone by. Now my senses mate with the essence of me swallowing myself. Undigested angst. Raw, powerful devotion. The sound of my body’s longing. Goodbye to the good byes that don’t need a voice.
These are some of my notes from a workshop I present called The Secrets of Yoga. The circle came from a Joseph Campbell lecture and he was explaining Jung’s theory of the collective unconscious. Here you go, my friend… hope this sparks something.
There is nothing wrong. There is nothing I need to fix. There is nothing I need to change. What’s up with that? Don’t get me wrong, in the past, I could Zen myself out of any heartbreak or death but this moment is different in that I am aware of the surrender in the present […]
Inhaling a specter Forms dance though mind Seeing nothing Accepting into Being
Identity… it is created… it is stolen… it defines us and it can bring us to our knees. What do you identify with? Emotions? Thoughts? Titles? Labels? We all struggle to find balance through external mechanisms. We try to balance by holding on to something that changes and fades. Isn’t it worth noticing that when […]
Here is the playlist you guys requested from June 18, 2011… thanks for waiting!
We’ve all lost someone we love… whether through death, divorce, or distance, grieving is something we all experience. There’s even a model, outlining with gross accuracy, the seven stages of grief. I was exposed to death when my hero, Grandpa, died 20 years ago. He was my idea of what a man should be – […]
I was asked by two people for the playlist from tonight’s packed flow and meditation class at The Mat Yoga Studio in Richardson, Texas. Sometimes the energy of a class spreads to everyone like butter. Tonight was one of those nights – everyone connected to their bodies, to their highest potential, to their dreams. I […]
In my yoga teacher training, it was suggested to read the Yoga Sutras by Patanjali. So I picked up a book and I thought the man on the front cover was Patanjali himself. I thought, “OK that is what a yogi looks like… long bearded dude in robes sitting with his legs crossed… I get […]
Sitting on the balcony, chimes infuse my thoughts. The breeze is moist with Spring teasing us. Tapping on leaves, the rain is longing to be grounded. The rain knows it will change and accepts its fate. Do you suppose it ever wonders what the tree must feel like to be so deeply rooted to her […]
Live for the longing desire aching, aching Live for the longing vortex diving, diving Live for the longing bare-breasted shining, shining Live for the longing infarction feeling, feeling Live for the longing.
LEARN TO FLY: ARM BALANCES AND INVERSIONS with Trina Hall $25 in advance, $35 at the door Saturday, April 30, 2:30-4:30p Move Studio in Plano, TX ENROLL NOW Have you ever wondered how to move safely into a headstand? What muscles to engage to feel steady in crow? How do they do running man (did […]
Free Me by Joss Stone… sing it gurl.
The Secrets of Yoga with Trina Hall, RYT Uncovering Ancient Truths to Navigate a Modern World What are the secrets the ancient yogis knew? How do we apply the secrets of yoga and translate that into a happier, more fulfilling life right now? Discover how yoga supports a connection to your intuitive, Creative self. Go […]
One of my greatest joys as a yoga teacher has been meeting new people in my Friday Silver Sneakers Yoga Stretch classes. My goal has been to help these seniors connect and experience their bodies in a new way. We have fun, we laugh, we stretch and we learn about yoga… what could be better?? […]
Life is a series of choices. Everyday we show up on the yoga mat, we are making a choice that makes us feel better inside and out. We are listening to that voice inside our hearts that calls us to love and when we act from that place, we always feel better. Love is the […]
What is time but a dancing shadow Temporal darkness over divinity’s expression Infinite beings of boundless light The I tells time.
Standing in my own shadow, reflected from the moon’s light on Eve’s eve of the full moon, I discovered I stand in my fear. Before this point of solid reflection along the path I walked tonight, I felt the importance of foundation. My lover took my hand as I reluctantly tread across lava graced by […]