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 silenceContinue reading “Key Collecting. Trina D’anne Hall. Trina Hall. 7-20-2012 blog”
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 theContinue reading “Dream Believer. Higgs. God particle. Dreamer. Trina hall treenuh yoga Dallas”
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 andContinue reading “Road Trip. Adventure. Treenuh Yoga. Trina Hall. Dallas. Teacher.”
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 placeContinue reading “Karma Yoga Happy Hour Promo Video Advanced Yoga Studies The Mat Trina Hall Treenuh Yoga”
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 isContinue reading “The Hero’s Journey. Joseph Campbell. Trina Hall. Yoga Dallas. Treenuh Yoga.”
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 InspiredContinue reading “Yoga Retreat Class Theme. Trina Hall. Treenuh Yoga. Dallas.”
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 andContinue reading “Face Melt with Cheese. Trina Hall. Dallas.”
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 alwaysContinue reading “TEDxSMU. Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. Conscious Breathing. Yoga. Dallas. Nervous as Hell. Trina Hall. Treenuh Yoga,”
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 timingContinue reading “Awakening in Spring”
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 CenterContinue reading “Free Hugs. 108 Sun Salutations. Lululemon. One Love Dallas. Trina Hall. Treenuh Yoga.”
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 posesContinue reading “Yin Yoga at The Crow Collection of Asian Art. Treenuh Yoga. Trina Hall.”
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”.Continue reading “Floaters. Yoga. Life. Vision. Texas Yoga. Dallas Yoga. Richardson Yoga. Trina Hall. Treenuh Yoga.”
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. AtContinue reading “My Soul is in the Sky. Trina Hall. Treenuh Yoga. Dallas.”
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’sContinue reading “An Offering. Trina Hall. Dallas.”
It’s been quite some time since I posted a playlist. Tuesday’s Open Flow class was special for me because I was thinking about how I’ve been inspired by beautiful art and performances recently. I wanted to bring forward an exciting energy to help us get closer to our human desires and ultimate longing. I posedContinue reading “Living Your Dreams. What is Your Purpose? Follow Your Bliss. Treenuh Yoga. Trina Hall.”
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 creativeContinue reading “Yoga for Musicians, Artists, Creatives. Privates. Muse. Private Lessons. Relax on the Road. Dallas. Texas. Houston. Austin. Trina Hall.”
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, fearContinue reading “Faith. There is a Net.”
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?
How often do you think about what you are grateful for? Me? Not as much as I would like. I’m too busy moving forward, trying to accomplish something, be something, or learn something that sometimes I forget to get down into the mushy gushy love that is my life. Today’s yoga class was about abundance. Continue reading “Glass Half Empty? Looking at the Wrong Cup. Yoga Playlist 11-15-11 Trina Hall Treenuh Yoga Dallas”
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 freightContinue reading “It’s all in the Exhale. Trina Hall. Treenuh Yoga. Dallas”
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 inContinue reading “Let’s Celebrate! Yoga Playlist 11-1-11. Anniversary Party. Trina Hall. The Mat Yoga Studio. Dallas. Richardson. Yoga.”
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 indicationContinue reading “Overwhelmed with Gratitude. Trina Hall. Treenuh Yoga. Move Studio. Yoga Class. Dallas.”
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 FlowContinue reading “Treenuh Yoga. Live Yoga Class. Your Life as a Map. Follow Your Dreams. Dallas.”
Raindrops have marching orders Without question Falling in line. Gravity. Inertia. All mistresses of the Infinite. A yellow marker along the human experience.
The class starts with the song Lament.
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?Continue reading “The Things I Hear.”
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 isContinue reading “Green Pond. Trina Hall. Yoga Dallas. Treenuh Yoga.”
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 toContinue reading “Releasing the Past. Trina Hall. Yoga. Haircut. 9-28-2011”
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 toContinue reading “My Womb is Your Grave.”
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 theContinue reading “Self Realization. Yoga. Dallas. Trina Hall.”
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 byContinue reading “Facebook: You Cannot Create a Relationship with Yourself. Trina Hall.”
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 likeContinue reading “Morning Awe. Taste a Moment. Trina Hall.”
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 wasContinue reading “Seeing and Flying.”
“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 lightContinue reading “Forget Your Perfect Offering. Trina Hall. Dallas. Treenuh. Yoga”
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 loveContinue reading “Soul as Teacher. Trina Hall. Dallas. Treenuh. Yoga. 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 presentContinue reading “As It Should Be. Dallas Yoga. Dallas Yoga Private Lessons. Dallas Yoga Class. Trina Hall. Treenuh Yoga. Yoga Training Dallas. Teacher Training. Yoga Workshop”
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 whenContinue reading “Identity. Dallas Yoga. Dallas Yoga Private Lessons. Dallas Yoga Class. Trina Hall. Treenuh Yoga. Yoga Training Dallas. Teacher Training. Yoga Workshop”
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 –Continue reading “Good Grief. Trina Hall. Dallas Yoga. Dallas Yoga Private Lessons. Dallas Yoga Class. Treenuh Yoga. Treenuh.com.”
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. IContinue reading “Making Space in the Heart. Yoga Playlist 6-7-11. Trina Hall. Dallas Yoga. Dallas Yoga Private Lessons. Dallas Yoga Class. Treenuh.com. Yoga playlist”
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 getContinue reading “Six Degrees of Satchidananda. Peter Max. Trina Hall. Dallas Yoga. Dallas Yoga Private Lessons. Dallas Yoga Class. Treenuh.com.”
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 herContinue reading “I Am That. Trina Hall. Dallas Yoga. Dallas Yoga Private Lessons. Dallas Yoga Class. Treenuh.com.”
What a joy! We were twisting and shouting for an hour this morning… you guys ROCKED IT OUT!!!!! I will miss you guys every Saturday morning. Mwah!
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 (didContinue reading “Learn to Fly: Arm Balances & Inversions Workshop. Dallas Yoga Teacher. Yoga Private Lessons. Treenuh.com. Trina Hall”
Free Me by Joss Stone… sing it gurl.
What I’ve Done by Marie Digby is amazeballs (thanks to Zach Braff for the nomenclature). Certain songs say, “Hi, I’d like for you to cry today, human.”
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. GoContinue reading “TODAY! Secrets of Yoga Workshop. Dallas Yoga Teacher. Yoga Private Lessons. Treenuh.com. Trina Hall”
You asked for it… you want to know the music I play in some of my classes. Here is the first of many playlists I will post so you can find the songs that have inspired something to stir within you as you practice. I am so grateful to the artists who have inspired me.
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??Continue reading “So long, Silver Sneakers! Dallas Yoga Teacher. Yoga Private Lessons. Treenuh.com. Trina Hall”
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 theContinue reading “Forgiveness is a Choice. Dallas Yoga Teacher. Yoga Private Lessons. Treenuh.com. Trina Hall”
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 byContinue reading “Standing in My Shadow”
Santosha = Contentment 🙂 This reminds me of my favorite symbol of our culture: the smiley face. When you type the smiley, it is a colon, then a dash, followed by a parentheses. The colon directs us toward the pause inherently expressed in the dash, and the parentheses closes the thought. Our eyes are openContinue reading “Santosha.. A type of cheese perhaps?”
Ever contemplate the “best” route to take when driving somewhere? Today, I dropped all ideas and listened to my intuition to guide me from point A to B. The journey led me to the house I grew up in and the pond that became my sacred place as a child. All paths lead to theContinue reading “Driving by intuition”
My art studio is right off McKinney Ave in Dallas and I hear the trolleys go by every 20 minutes. The sound of the tracks rattling a bass line that knows no time and makes me grateful for now. I got a wild hair and decided to take the trolley to dinner while I reviewedContinue reading “Living My City”
How do we resolve conflict? I’m practicing disengagement to find my stillness and center. When we are struggling with someone or a situation, perhaps it is best to look at the struggle within. Only in quiet integrity can we approach a situation with stillness, love, acceptance and patience. My mom used to sing to us,Continue reading “Conflict”
Today, we started another yogic journey at Eastfield College. It is a great privilege to teach people who have never tried yoga because it is like watching a flower bloom… the beauty is beyond measure. The experience inspires awe. As a flower needs sunlight, we need conscious awareness of our bodies. It just takes someContinue reading “The Beatles Were Right”
Yesterday, I asked my kiddos to create a yoga pose out of clay. At first, I gave each only one color of clay and 5 yoga poses to choose from. Essentially, I asked them to be creative and put them in a box, thus stripping away their creative license. Then, I gave them more colorsContinue reading “Fun with clay”