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 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?
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.” […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.”
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 […]
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 […]
Ever wondered why a song gets stuck in your head? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/mobile/magazine-17105759?SThisFB
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.
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 […]
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
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 […]
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
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 – […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 the […]
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 reviewed […]
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, […]