Roots Of Many Kinds

Roots Of Many Kinds

T Night, Wed A., June 26th, 27th, 2018

A Different Perspective

A Different Perspective
I'm Cruising Jay Park's "Welcome" Video, And I'm Realizing I'm Seeing An Asian Love/Sex Scene For The 1st Time In My Entire Life. And Once I Was Fully Present To The Total Asian-ness--And Korean-ness, Specifically, Of It--And Gorgeousness Of It, Like Lickety Split, I Sat There In Horror As My Next Thought Was, Almost Immediately, "Oh My GOOOOOODDDD!!!--Just Don't Put It In The BABY BOXXXXXXX...FOR THE LOVE OF GOOOOOOODDDDDD!!!!!!!" No "LOL" On That, Either. (Image Of Jay Park Courtesy Of The WWW/"L.A. Weekly"'s Hot-As-Hell Shoot) -Sat./June 30, The Year 2018

Big Ups!

The City Of Dubuque's Citizen's (Police) Academy (Dubuque, IA)(2017)
Bored, stuck in Dubuque, waiting out the laying down of the Universal Hand, I followed up my Ride-Along last Fall with the 21st Annual C.A. for our city, thinking it was a big picture, 10-week, Thursday night class in City Operations and the role of Law Enforcement in quality of life. It was actually a course in policy, procedure, and hands-on learning experiences in Law Enforcement itself, complete with encouragement to get sprayed (OC-style--The pepper kind)(i.e. "It's just a spritzer!"), as well as another Ride-Along (on a different shift). An excellent, much appreciated immersion in yet another world untouched by my academic, holistic, spiritual, and worldly studies, perfectly timed in applicability to considerations in Business, Loss Prevention, my own shala, Law/Graduate School, and life experiences, in general, including those shared on this website with Law, Law Enforcement, and city infrastructures in this country.

The City Of Dubuque's/Human Rights Department's Intercultural Competency Leadership Training (Dubuque, IA)(2014)
At their request, so bravo to them, bravo to me. Provided presence, experience, background, & feedback, while simultaneously taking in, getting updated, refreshing past (academic & other) learning, & showing up to add Love Yoga: The Movement/Amy Jin flava to the current diversity-improving model that has already started infiltrating City Government, businesses, institutions of learning, & organizations of all kinds via rocking choice, recognizing a next step needing to be established in consciously evolving Dubuque's intolerant, ignorant, & bigoted past, setting an example for the world.

Voted "Kansas City's 'Best Yoga Teacher" by The People & The Pitch (2007)

Santa Monica (Bryan Kest) Power Yoga Instructor, Trained & Certified (Quintana Roo/Tulum, Mexico)(2005)

A 3-week, 200 hour in-depth immersion in yoga thought, philosophy, and practice including but not limited to 100 hours of Hatha practice and meditation, 100 hours of learning the multi-dynamic possibilities of asana and meditation, as well as Satsang, Sanskrit, kirtan, noble silence, juice fasting, and a 10 hour master Iyengar course.

Spiritual Illumination & Leadership (Kansas City Metro Area, KS & MO+)(since 2002)

Expert on the Indigo/Crystal Children phenomenon, healing, and in-the-Light, all-natural lifestyle-related topics, featured in The Edge, KC Wellness Magazine,,, and The Kansas City Star. Featured & requested speaker for the Psychic Studies Institute (Unity Temple on the Plaza), UMKC's Communiversity, The University of Kansas Medical Center's Interdenominational/Interfaith Alliance, Gardens of Delight, UCOP (Unity Church of Overland Park), Unity Temple on the Plaza (independent event), holistic healing centers, & spiritual bookstores across the country, The Dubuque Community School District Board, etc.

Full-Ride Division I Scholarship Athlete (Volleyball), Summa Cum Laude (3.95/4.0 G.P.A.)(DePaul University)(Chicago, IL)(2000)
Conference USA All-Freshman Team Nominee. DePaul University Athletic Department’s Jean Nordberg Award recipient (DePaul Athletic Banquet), given for excellence in leadership, personal character, and academics. (Senior year Co-)Captain. DePaul University's College of Commerce's Honors Marketing Program(, by selection). Bachelor's of Science in (Honors) Marketing(-IME).

The State of Iowa's Class 3A Player of the Year (Largest Class at the Time)(Volleyball), Salutatorian (3.99/4.0 G.P.A.)(Wahlert High School)(Dubuque, IA)(1996)

+ (Athletic Stripes in Reverse Chronology) Mizuno 1st-Team All-Star Selection
1996 Class 3A State Champions
1st-Team All-State Tournament
1st-Team Elite All-State
Mississippi Valley Conference "Athlete of the Year"
1st-Team All-Mississippi Valley Conference
The Dubuque Telegraph Herald 1st-Team All-Area
Team Co-Captain
Female award recipient of Wahlert High School's prestigious Galen P. Thomas Award, given for excellence in academic awareness, citizenship, reliability, and participation in other activities in and outside of academia (Nomination by coaches).

...and a powerful story of overcoming all obstacles and odds to get there.

Yeah, Buddy--

Yeah, Buddy--
Resurrection Raiders, Representin'.


Spiritual Warrior Soul: Roman Catholic Warrior Leaders On The Hardwood ROCK IT On The Yoga Hardwood, As Well.


Asians Aren't Known For Verticals, But This One Was. Likely Sept.-Oct. 1995, Repping Our Top Ten Or In-The-Teens? Standing, Playing Other Nationally Ranked H.S. Teams At Mother McAuley In The Chi.




On The Plane Again--It's Not Glam, But At Least We Got To Shower. Well, Some Of Us Did.

Chi-Town Chinatown Love: Word Up To All My (Astrological) Horses, Worldwide!

Chi-Town Chinatown Love: Word Up To All My (Astrological) Horses, Worldwide!
A Little Adventure With Some Of My Iowan, Chinese-American Compadres, To See What Was Cracka-Lackin' In One Of My Former Places Of Residence--In My Tried And True "Protest Jeans" By 7 For All Mankind--Thank You, L.A.!, Sat./March 21.15

Post-Photo Shoot, Sat./10.29.11

Come to Class!:

  • ~September 27th, 2012: Love Yoga: The Movement is now endorsed by NICC and is being considered for regularly scheduled class times and within-the-semester-system presence on both campuses, based on leaders from the school's personal experience in class. Look for additional class times & learning opportunities as they become available! Big ups to Northeast Iowa Community College for supporting enlightenment and higher intelligence with both feet in!
  • ~~UPDATE: TH./October 4th, 2012: Word is NICC is not interested in adding anymore "Fitness" classes to their system, 4 the time being. I said, "Yeah, Power Yoga is Fitness if fitness means your whole life!" Oh well. It is what it is.
  • -The Dubuque Community YM/YWCA has been abandoned as of SAT./12.14.2013. Jill Scott's song "Slowly Surely" is thematic to Love Yoga: The Movement's practice location needs today.
  • P.S. A householder cannot be a yog, by definition. And history. And the truth about it today. Especially here (this country). The best you can do is live and practice within its teachings, like anything, and let your heart lead the way from there. I hope you do. It has produced too many miracles for me not to say so.
  • **DUBUQUELAND/THE WESTERN WORLD: Fair warning--though those involved have already been warned!--There are far more false yogs in this country than people truly on a path of self-knowledge and Truth. Oftentimes, "teachers" are not even certified. Please ensure that they know what the bejesus they're doing be4 running around saying you're practicing yoga. What it looks like, to any Eastern person, no matter how Americanized said person may be, is that there has been a hostile takeover of something ancient & sacred that belongs to US by a bunch of looney toon idiots who would happily bastardize something rich & powerful by making it insane & fraudulent--not to mention all-around ugly. Karma always doth cometh.**
  • ***M/6.2.2014: The Practice Of Love Trumps All Things--Dubuqueland/Iowa/Midwestern authentic peops who R in it to win it, I think you're about to see a practice schedule here in a healthy, sane setting that will lend itself to true connection, sans all the inhibiting forces, to help you become perfected in your physical-mental-emotional-soul-Source-thru-Earthness. As always. There are so many of you on the planet right now capable of so much Good. Develop yourself via will so long as U live.***
  • ****At long last! Starting M/JUNE 16, The Year 2014!!! NEW!--THE DUBUQUE ARBORETUM PAVILION (3800 Arboretum Drive, Dubuque, IA 52001, $17 Drop-In (Cash Or Check For Now), $14 For (Bring Proof!) Students, First Responders, & Veterans. UPDATE! SU/6.22.2014: Love Yoga: The Movement has some Mega-Guardian Beings. Your 1st class is *GRATIS!* to help everyone experience this class. Additional Love Offerings are always welcome for both Love Yoga: The Movement & The Arboretum from The Movement. Feel free to ask about the Team/5-Or-More-Affiliated-People discount:
  • *Bring your own mat! Min. 4 per class! Payment will be taken, upon reception, before class. Sign-in will include signing off on an "I-take-full-responsibility-for-my-health-&-safety-during-this-practice" acknowledgement. We will change, flow, & adapt for the Good Of All as we go, so walk, run, 2-wheel, & carpool to class, & if this area is to become a home to a founding Love Yoga: The Movement shala, it will become a reality from here.*
  • -M/5:45-7:15P-The ORIGINAL Dubuqueland ALL LEVELS EXPERIENCE!--Ashtanga-Based, Santa Monica Power Yoga!
  • -W/5:45-7:15P-All Levels
  • -TH/10:30A-NOON-All Levels
  • *****And then, just like that, by the same treachery as always, life & Santa Monica Power Yoga evacuate the area due to fear & lack that characterize "normal" there. Ask current practitioners for the skinny, & read what happened in my writings below right. Love Yoga: The Movement has left the Dubuqueland area as of F/7.5.2014*****
  • ******MINNESOTA, I look forward to serving you, if nothing else, because I like the way you speak. I'm available for Personalized & on-site work, classes, workshops, & events in the Red Wing, MN area. Please contact to schedule, including such learning experiences which require scheduling & travel. Gratitude.******
  • *******HMM...It's hard to serve Minnesota when you have to go back to Iowa & CONSIDER LEAVING THE COUNTRY because it's BUNK!!!*******
  • ********Tick tock, tick tock...Waiting for an impeccable space from which to teach the Power Within...SU/12.6.2015
  • *********W/JULY 20, 2016: Nothing like a 2 year pause button to teach from the mean streets in these times, fighting for my life and this Movement, in "crisis," with some spotty Personalizeds with shady aspirants, in the meantime. Meeting tomorrow, everyone. Downtown Dubuque, Iowa. SU/9.4.2016: Nobody's home so far, peops. Well--LOL--except me.



New Paradigmatic Enlightenment Services:

This Movement is committed to the spiritual power of individuals who are dedicated to their own spiritual growth and existence while they R here. Therefore, all prices are negotiable for those who desire to become more enlightened, ascended, Christ or Buddha-like, and additional donations are always welcome towards this informally begun non-profit Movement.

If U are sincere and have pure intentions, you will immediately be seen for that. These prices reflect an acknowledgment of the capitalistic society in which we live, believes that the best in class deserve to be paid accurately 4 their gifts, and that, in an ideal society, the enlightened would flow money power, if such a thing even existed. It also believes that $ means nothing to the truly powerful, but creating Utopia, so to speak, according to the rules until they R different, is also the place to be.

I find that my practitioners/students who invest and do the work, individually, with me, especially in conjunction with regular attendance to the asana classes I lead, see tremendous benefit, including pretty immediate "huge" revelations, releases of pent-up emotion, a "synchronistic" or miraculous event, or a job promotion, to name a few.

  • · LEARNING (Ashtanga-based)(Santa Monica) POWER YOGA &/or MEDITATION (with many types of influence—primarily Zen Soto [Buddhist], New Age/Metaphysical, & “the kind yogis do in class”) WITH ME-$85 4 1 Personalized Lesson. U may purchase a pre-paid group of 10 sessions for $800 (8-mo. expiration from date of purchase, intended, ideally, for use within 1.5-2)(Non-refundable, non-transferable, however, unused sessions may be donated to other students in financial need prior to their expiring). No “traveling” fees in this Movement, except over 20 miles.
  • · EMF BALANCING TECHNIQUE (Phases I-IV) and SPIRITUAL ILLUMINATION SESSIONS-Advanced Energywork connected to the Indigo and Crystal Children Phenomenon, also known as the "Martial Art Of The Heart," and Spiritual Teaching & Guidance Sessions-for truth & healing to the center of your being from an “awakened forerunner Indigo/Crystal Child” (That means “Spiritual Luminary with a high level of spiritual acumen & accuracy”). Typical topics that emerge or are brought to the latter are Work, Relationships, Life Purpose, Core or Untapped Gifts, including Spiritual ones, and past hurts that require higher perspective to be unwound into free-flowing energy. $200 per session (Typically, 1 hr.-1 hr. and 15 min.).
  • · SPIRITUAL ILLUMINATION-BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT and IMPROVEMENT FROM WITHIN for sole proprietors to corporations. Cost depends on project & can be adapted to fit your budget. Please inquire.
  • Cash, check, & money orders are acceptable methods of payment. Amy Jin may be reached at with inquiries or to schedule.
  • Spiritual Illumination Sessions can be done in person, by phone, and also in writing (electronically or hand-written). Energywork can also be done over the phone.

Titthibhasana - (Firefly Pose)

Titthibhasana - (Firefly Pose)

Honorable Giving: Generous Love Offerings Power This Movement

Honorable Giving: Generous Love Offerings Power This Movement
Feel good about contacting to give and receive (M/7.29.2013: Feel good about knowing that this has already begun, more officially than ever before, since my return to Dubuqueland on 12.31.2011. Let's keep it flowing Big on behalf of Source). Needed immediately (Contact Amy Jin [] for details):

  • -Donations to back a stand-alone Physical Location/Income for my teaching and this Movement
  • -Increased donations/backing to fund positive Activities, spreading Santa Monica Power Yoga-based teachings and lifestyle, traditional Ashtanga Yoga, traditional meditation, and wisdom teachings from myriad traditions that help to awaken and enlighten a people, regardless of physical location
  • -Others in Mass Media to donate Promotion of the ideals/ideas examined here for the enlightenment and spiritual dimension of those who would benefit from this Movement
  • -A Contemporary, Cutting-Edge Web Designer on donation/trade with the Movement to provide 'Net presence
  • -A Network of Elite Healers to Exchange Holistic Healing/Spiritual/Conventional Medicine/(Holistic) Dentistry Work on Trade, who R committed to excellence in their practice, with teachers and leaders of this Movement, as it develops

Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana - (Standing Splits, Y'All!)

Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana - (Standing Splits, Y'All!)

2011 Lovers of This Spiritual Movement & Amy Jin's Work: Given Resources, Products, Services

  • Jessica Schifman*, Power Yogini (Overland Park, Kansas)(Kansas City Metro Area): Intuitively and custom-made lifestyle products-Please inquire about intuitively-made Power Yoga Mat Straps. My latest is about the beauty of the ancestors (Native American power!) and the Buddha.
  • Sarah Brent, Amy Jin's Co-Captain from DePaul (Volleyball)(Bella Vista, Arkansas): $ supporting the Movement!
  • Lauren Naylor & Focal Point Salon (Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ): Haircut & rockin' purple hair color *TRADE*-turned-Love Offering to Love Yoga: The Movement. A beautiful team effort on Mayo Blvd. to rep Beauty on this list (
  • B.J. & the Metro Motorsports/RideNow Powersports Peoria team* (Peoria, Arizona)(Phoenix Metro Area): YAMAHA Zuma 125 TLC & industry friendship. And they still have my hot chocolate! Become less of a burden on this planet by supporting the rockin' hype color, fun, sensitivity, creativity, style, & opportunity for self-mastery, better operation of all motor vehicles, & personal expressiveness through Motorsports wherever U R (!
  • KEY: $=$1-500, $$=$501-1000, $$$=$1001-10,000, $$$$=Over $10,000

2012 Powering-The-Yoga Supa Humans/Collective Efforts!

  • Jessica Schifman*, Power Yogini (Overland Park, Kansas)(Kansas City Metro Area): An Amy Jin-encouraged Power Yoga mat strap line, finally developed! I was rockin' one on mine while teaching in Kansas City before any yoga brand came out with similar concepts. "Gold" has been donated to Love Yoga: The Movement (
  • Dr.Joseph A. Magno***, Author, retired Associate Professor of Philosophy at Loras College, and healing practitioner (Dubuque, Iowa): $ for the journey/to support me/the Movement!
  • Sarah-Mom and Sam-Dad Schmelzer**, former Dubuque Internal Medicine Business Office Woman & Golden-Day John Deere Dubuque Works Laborer, respectively (Dubuque, Iowa): $ to raise the current official vehicle of the Movement, my YAMAHA Zuma 125, from the dead and get it back on the road for the first time in Iowa!
  • Northeast Iowa Community College, one of the top ten community colleges in the nation (by the Aspen Institute)!(Peosta, Iowa): Provost approval and leadership (who R Power Yogi/nis!) hoorah!s to post Love Yoga: The Movement flyers and class times at both the Peosta campus and the Dubuque Center locations. U can't get more enlightened than that! Amy Jin & Love Yoga: The Movement, both, support the development of enlightened human beings, a more conscious, intelligent society, and delighting in the enchantment of learning thru whatever excellent means necessary!
  • Brett Albarado***, fellow Light bringer, a former colleague at the horrifying Unity School of Christianity at Unity Village, MO (Red Wing, Minnesota): $ given in the truest spirit of tithing to this Movement.
  • Please note: All Love Offerers are listed with their permission. All who support The Movement R encouraged to receive due recognition and karma for their actions thru this section. Please be aware that there are also those listed who since have been terminated, in regard to their relationship to myself and/or Love Yoga: The Movement but, by my choice, will continue to be listed until I determine to axe all mention of them. As always, may all beings receive their due and righteous karma. As a Catholic schoolgirl, I learned it was once said, "Whatsoever U do to the least of my people, that U do unto me." It wasn't mentioned what would happen when U hurt or harm one of the most significant souls, or on that same token, help them, because it hopefully requires no explanation:
  • *Hmm-mm.
  • **On spiritual/psychic probation by Source. And by Source, not humans, because spiritual invasion or psychic stalking by other humans is not only creepy as crap but against Spiritual Law. Don't break any laws. Simply arm yourself with the truth, and do not stray from it.
  • ***Energy no longer allowed to affiliate with Love Yoga: The Movement. Period. Until further notice. S/6.7.2014: And until Wrong is made Right, where possible. I would, if I were you, but I am not. The question is, "Will U?"

The 2013 Honorable Love Offerers of Love Yoga: The Movement

  • Wal-Mart-Dubuque, my hometown's location of the American retail giant (Dubuque, Iowa): A gift certificate ($) to provide all-natural/organic food for the upcoming Ashtanga/Power Yoga Film Pow-Wow & to Love Yoga: The Movement, in general! Thanks to Jennifer, Cash Manager, for taking the time to hear my vision, the resistance to help by other Food & Grocery people in town, & taking about 3 seconds to respond enthusiastically that "Yes!" they'd help and "Thanks for all you're doing!" in a society where genuine gratitude is a rarity. Now, that's Power Yoga leadership. Way to step up to the mic, Wal-Mart!
  • Brett Albarado***, fellow Light bringer (Seer, Channel, Reader...), former colleague at the "The-Indigo-Children-Will-Need-2-Get-Their-Own-Movement!" Unity School of Christianity at Unity Village, MO, multi-purpose Maintenance Mechanic, vehicular healer, & an all-around amazing incarnate Angel (Red Wing, Minnesota): $$$ donated to Amy Jin, Love Yoga: The Movement, & the spread of wise, conscious, intelligent creation of the world's future, from ground up, as a celebration of the existence of universal love that transcends belief.
  • Monks Kaffee Pub* (Dubuque, Iowa): An original, A&E & consciousness-supporting concept on Bluff Love Offering the space and media equipment for our Love Yoga: The Movement May 26th Ashtanga/Santa Monica Power Yoga Film Pow-Wow & Satsang, giving everyone another home off our yoga mats!
  • Bill Finn, President of Scorpio Productions & one of the first "regular" Power Yoga practitioners in this area! (Dubuque, IA): For being the bridge that led to the connection for the event with Trish Feldman, Monks Kaffee Pub's awesome Co-Owner, who relayed, "They're TOTALLY excited to host it!" Music & chai officially makes the world go 'round.
  • David C. Moeller*, Lead Tech Coach for the Dubuque Community School District & dedicated, front-row practitioner in practice! (Dubuque, IA): $ given with gratitude, in class & with class, to Amy Jin & Love Yoga: The Movement for the spread of Is-ness on the planet.
  • Anonymous (4 now)!***, Food leader of the new paradigms represented by Love Yoga: The Movement (Dubuqueland, IA): $ generously given in faith to The Movement, exemplifying keeping one's word, leadership by example, the power of right alliance, & working positive karma in integrity. Cheers to alliances kept solid thru enlightenment & real effort on both sides. "Clean food" is also about chi. Think "U R what U eat."

The 2014 Love Offerers' Wall Of Celebration & Is-ness--

  • Brett Albarado***, Maintenance Mechanic, Aspiring Power Yogi!, & embodiment of Faith in the Truth (Red Wing, Minnesota): $ above & beyond the Suggested Love Offering for individualized work, as a way of giving & expressing love naturally & perfectly, & funding to help establish the 1st Tapas Workshop in this area as fact!
  • Frank Bonacci, one of a cast of all high-caliber professors chosen, but Amy Jin's 1st! English prof, at DePaul University, now a Grant-Writer, a certified teacher of Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, AND a steadfast practitioner of Love Yoga: The Movement's Work! (Schiller Park/Chicago, IL): $ in Scholarship & Love Offering toward the "LOVE YOGA: THE MOVEMENT’S VISION: On Life & Flow—The Tapas Of A Modern Day Yog/ini" Workshop & the continuation of brilliance all over the world, moving on inspiration, producing results, as dedication always does.
  • Wal-Mart-Dubuque (Dubuque, Iowa): Sadly, Jennifer's gone, but Wal-Mart has stepped up again this year to provide a little charitable $ love after our "On Life & Flow" Workshop, thanks to Karen K. & the Accounting crew! Eventually, I'd like all area businesses, big & small, on board with eco-friendly, happy, healthy reality-creation. Our Tapas couldn't be more needed or relevant today. A bow of gratitude to one of the only places whose prices I still trust on organic, all-natural, vegetarian sustenance.
  • The beautiful Dubuque Arboretum (Dubuque, Iowa): This venue, under the leadership of Sandi Helgerson, Executive Director, has offered a "supporting landlord" place (more like support that's otherworldly) to put Ashtanga-based, Santa Monica Power Yoga classes back on the map in Dubuqueland/the Midwest! after many months without a physical location to call "home." The magic, peace, and perfect partnering of this space--a strong presence & opportunity to experience natural beauty in the city for 33 years on volunteers alone--with the destiny of this Movement has infinite potential in both synergy and spark for both individuals and our nation.

2015 People Who "Get It"--Love Offerers Who Keep The Lights On!

  • Frank Bonacci, one of all high-caliber professors chosen, but Amy Jin's first English prof, at DePaul University, now an independent Grant Writer & seminar provider, with experience in grant-writing in Mental Health, a certified teacher of Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Yogi Bhajan, & a steadfast practitioner of Love Yoga: The Movement & enlightenment on the planet (Schiller Park/Chicago, IL): $ funding safe spiritual refuge in 2015, in clearly hostile territory.
  • ...and many others who have stepped forward and have yet to claim recognition, representing Kansas City, Phoenix/Scottsdale, Dubuqueland, IA, & all the places you've gone to school, lived, worked, & called home before...You prove that there are everyday heroics--of all Races, nationalities, religious backgrounds, occupations, economic statuses, educational levels, etc.--being performed every day by "everyday citizens" that effectively battle that which hurts, harms, and takes innocent & important lives, with the kind of love we are all meant to give and receive. You are heart-blooming awesome and are literally changing my 2015 and the course of my life through the love you show, in the absence of all of those who were supposed to be there but turned to shadow, instead.

2016 Love Yoga: The Movement Backers Of The Year:

  • Frank Bonacci, one of all high-caliber professors chosen, & Amy Jin's first English prof at DePaul University in Chi-town, Grant seminar Trainer, certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher, in the lineage of Yogi Bhajan, & powerful practitioner of Love Yoga: The Movement's ideals & enlightenment on the planet (Schiller Park/Chicago, IL): $ & complete moral support, creating the gift of safe, spiritual sanctuary, again, which is becoming harder & harder to find. All the more reason to stand tall and staunchly in conviction that bases itself in the Truth. The existence of F.Bonacci should make all Italian(-American)s and Brazilian(-American)s proud of their peops.
  • well as others in this (final) time of protected class refuge and bigger Decision. There are no words for trust met with solidity. My only demand is that it stop being the exception to the rule.

2017 Love Offerers To Love Yoga: The Movement!:

  • Anonymous, L.A. native and positive connect of Amy Jin's and to Civil Rights leadership in the U.S. of A. (Kansas City, MO): "$100 in honor of Amy Jin Schmelzer to the Kenya Service Trip at Clarke College, Dubuque." $

Urdhva Dhanurasana - (Backbend)

Urdhva Dhanurasana - (Backbend)


I Love The "WSJ," & This Is The Definition Of Hot:

From Said Exile: Year #X

From Said Exile: Year #X
"Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house." -Mark 6:4, The King James Version. Word To Ya Mutha. Monday, January 15th, The Year 2018



Wednesday, July 11, 2012

11.11.11: The Re-Definition of Warrior-->From: Amy Jin & Love Yoga: The Movement--E-Update Exposure: For The Whole World 2 See

Consumers, you have a choice.  U also have a choice who you will allow to pay U.:

New Warrior Ways

*Image of Amy Jin in Reverse Virabhadrasana (Warrior)*
Yogic Creation by A.J.Schmelzer/Yoga Layperson Photographer No Longer Allowed Movement Affiliation

11 is a master number. In celebration of all living masters who have ever walked this planet, here is a call to all of you to join me in forging a new kind of warrior on Planet Earth--the each and every human heart kind.

We have, today, a clear confluence of energy around this date, which will happen only once in the world's history, & those who have served as modern-day warriors for the United States of America.

And so I will say to you, thank you, as a warrior by nature, in soul. And also this: To all of these, so that there is less grief on this planet, perhaps you will join in in redefining "warrior" so that it simply means standing for good.

Below, you will find listed just some of the most pressing entities or stages set for battle for truth, honesty, integrity, and spiritual right--by every religion, spiritual tradition, & that Spirit which has influenced, inspired the laws that rule us all--that I have fought in my attempt to do something that used to be fairly easy in this country: Find a good job, with good people, pursue your dreams, live happy.

What I'm finding is that people like myself are becoming fewer & farther between. The only answer I have for this is that the world is not meant for artificial ways and so, either it destroys itself because there is literally no one left embodying purity in its natural state, which is by the soul, or, inevitably, that voice must become the guiding force by doing battle & winning over all objections.

What continues to come to me is we don't need more jobs, done the same way as always. We need a better way to sustain human life on this planet that reflects humanity's evolution thru consciousness, by default, & most recently, thru consciously chosen effort. 

Potential employers want to know what I've been doing for the past year & 1/2 since I got to Phoenix, as if the ravaging I received in L.A., going back to Kansas City, & my hometown of Dubuque, Iowa weren't enough.  

And so I've started to tell them, point blank, starting with a trusted ear just an evening or so ago.

Welcome to "The List" of Arizona hospitality, where I am still an undeniable part of the scenery, have many wonderful contacts, & absolutely no one who resonates with the idea of doing a job according to policy or law. Read the whole thing. I dare U.

Historically accurate New Warrior Ways (7.11.2012 useful edits in bold):

July 2010:

1. Buffalo Wild Wings-(Some of you, see previous E-Updates). Bombed out a transfer back to L.A., then GM's in Kansas City turned around & did the same thing, following inquiries! Turned around to get the orig. job back in Dubuque, & it was already gone due to a lack of hours! Show up here, am promised a f-t role on the team on Happy Valley Road, the GM is a total jack (also according to others in the industry in the area). (I am) Unfamiliar with Arizona heat. (He/they) Won't help me procure necessary Food Handler's card. Ride 1-speed Santa Monica beach cruiser bike 16+ miles ONE WAY to get the card. Pulls back the offer when I return with the card, having spent $ on it I didn't really even have because "he doesn't like my attitude" about the Food Handler's card. At least when I told him he was making the biggest mistake of his life, he said something crazy, "Yeah, I'll be losing the best server I would've ever had."

Today's note: He didn't care that I had just signed a year lease on an apt. based on the wages I was projected to make there. They had signed off on the confirmation letter.

2. Red Robin-Run across the street. Tell Jeremy, the asst. manager, the story. He & the store on Happy Valley hire me pretty much on the spot, over the course of multiple interviews. As previously described, waitresses R energetic drains, primarily, I'm assuming, over my other occupations (Modeling/Spiritual/Healing Leadership/Power Yoga). After having the gall to try forcing me into donating to the Giving Tree, which gives to needy employees, I fire back, in an executive-type of way, that I'd actually like to apply since all my furniture was destroyed by second-hand smoke & lying leasing agents back in Kansas City, and none of my clothes fit because I'm now a rail. He pouts. Days later, things are still disorganized, annoying. I'm told to buy BOOTCUT JEANS with money I still don't have. I hate bootcut jeans AND discount clothiers. I am put in the corner with a dunce cap on Day 3? 4? of training when, unlike my straight A's in all Honors courses within private institutions of learning, I can't pass their menu tests for the life of me. I don't even feel bad, for some reason. Pow-wow in the corner away from me, including the former Cheesecake Factory General Manager who'd lost his job & still was salty I wouldn't give to the Giving Tree with the pennies I'd be making as his subordinate. Oops. NO ONE had been giving Amy Jin the STUDY GUIDES with all the answers for all the quizzes! Oh. My. GOD!!!!! Then, that same day, without any kind of apology by anybody, he sends me home because my stupid little bootcut jeans have, like, one rip in them or something that could be construed as a rip, which makes them against (the dress) code. So I have no apologies when, instead of going home & changing, I call B.J. & Metro Motorsports & tell them that yes, I'll happily accept his offer (below)(that had come thru about the same time). A chunk of minutes later, a big, bad logo'd truck & trailer (I think) R waiting for me in the Red Robin Shopping Center Plaza.

3. Metro Motorsports/RideNow Peoria-Was told it would be Reception & Promos/Marketing/Events, I'd hoped with corporate (i.e. "commensurate") possibilities. Never happened, never happened. The girls I'd been warned about, some older, some younger, all became issues when they'd purposefully try to bamboozle me by not helping me cover the phones for things like going to the bathroom. One of my only comrades, the used-to-be-corporate Business Manager (but she'd gotten in trouble & had been demoted) who, for the most part, spoke my language, ran more than a few "random" tests to make sure it wasn't coincidence. No, they really are trying to mess with your position. And it turns out that they also steal money from the company by going missing for hours while still on the clock. And bully the Manager. And the GM. And yet, no one stop me when I walk out the door because, in the meantime, it turns out that the corporate buyout also means working at the store & helping Marketing R, for some stupid reason, not permissible. Even if you're a rockstar Marketer who's happy to work freelance. Other people are fired, come back, but apparently I'm like SO BAD because I walked for doing absolutely nothing wrong (for being bullied, not stood up for, and then not having the real job offer, basically), which makes me an anomaly, which must mean the bad one. Right? I mean, we can all tell the difference.

4. --Tandoori Village--Worked there for, like, 2 days. It was empty. The only other waitress told me to quit while I was ahead--I would never make any money there--that she'd been with them the longest & was even looking for a better job. She was right. And after evading any questions about process, procedure, & paychecks, & not seeing any connection between me & management or leadership of his new Scottsdale store, as opposed to merely serving, my intuition hit its limit, my 125, after being perfectly situated in their parking lot, did a total fall-over when I turned my back (I took it as an eerie sign regarding safety), but I stood in the restaurant 1 day until I was paid what was made in good faith & said, "What. The..."

5. --Dos Diablos--*Disorganized chef in some part of Scottsdale from the Palisades who seemed more interested in staring at me during our discussions about employment than providing a schedule or, once again, my wages. After 1, maybe 2 nights where I pretty much ran the place from the front of the house where he & servers went completely missing (for long periods of time), & there wasn't a word spoken about how to hostess at this restaurant, I waited at home for, I guess, my supposed full-time schedule. Was told he would see me again next weekend (Needed full-time, like, 2 years ago!!!). I said, "Uh, no." Still owes me money. Maybe like the Assistant Manager who was raging at him & the other owner when I went to fill out my application in an empty restaurant about how they'd better give her her money. That lady.

6. Integrity Staffing Solutions (on behalf of)/ I really have to revisit this one with you all? Bullied, discriminated against (by Blacks, a White girl, and a Latina! How fricking sad is that?!!--the extent of the involvement of the White girl, I don't know), wrongfully terminated for whistleblowing right before Christmas. Merry Christmas. But the EEOC has their number now (The EEOC didn't do jack s**t about this and determined it "unprove-able." How's the fact that I never worked at that job again, and I wanted to!, after that night as proof???). But (I must say that in that time,) it was interesting being personally present to 1 of my favorite online retailers going from movies, music, and books! to movies, music, books, lubricants, & vibrators because, as is so evident, they have so much class. And a special shout-out to Jason, one of my supervisors, for watching like a fricking robot zombie as I was walked out after I'd brought him all-natural cough drops the day before since he (& the rest of us) were all getting sick for slave labor we were required to work, in the absence of a union, on the graveyard shift.

7. Dickey's Barbeque Pit (MKT)*-Break-ins, employee theft, & managers sitting watching porn in the back instead of doing their job. You solicited my attention when I came in to get a soft-serve cone & found out I was stuck in the Great Recession! Did 10x the work of your former Marketers in the weeks I was there. And then, when you couldn't get your s**t together, & I raised a flag to corporate about your needing some support, (U freaked out when I) had everybody all the way up to Mr.Dickey himself in a stir when they'd come to AZ to shut U down themselves! U said you wanted to keep me, but I don't like control. And micromanaging, geeky school teacher GM's who try telling pure Business what & how to do. Hope U got lots of banquets & kept my commission (which is highly likely you did. Proud to be an exiled United States of American Business leader by the corrupt sheep herd).

8. Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (non-employer)-Racially profiled (see "The New BBB" [in these posts] & previous e-mails detailing this incident) a day or so after the Tucson shooting of Congresswoman Giffords. My trusted ear said it sounded like a gang rape waiting to happen, which was a pleasant thought. (They) Tried to get me off a Frontage Road I'd been walking on for months back to my apartment during a job search break, with my MP3 player & my Starbucks cup in my hand (dressed in yoga teacher clothes). Was forced off the road, over a metal barrier, down a cliff, to a "path" that didn't exist. Several sheriffs camped out in the area of the incident (I didn't know they were the notorious "MCSO" at the time, nor that they were under federal fire for racial discrimination, etc., as a culture [They have since been determined guilty of this & other crimes]--just dark, unmarked cars). 911 took their side. (The) Militant, compassionless, scary girl said they were trying to "protect" me. RIGHT. That's why he asked me for my I.D. twice. Even after I told him the 1st time I didn't have it. And asked who I was & where I was from. Communist--China--right? That's o-kay. The EEOC has Officer Armindarree's name & his sad little posse, too (Another "We can't help U" from the EEOC Phoenix, as well as from the Justice Department in Washington D.C. that was dealing with the MCSO in the aforementioned case. Their response is that their focus was Hispanics alone. Nice. Truly American).

9. Wendy's Old-Fashioned Hamburgers(,)
10. Sumits Yoga(,) &

11. Del Taco-Look, I don't want to reiterate what I've already told. Kid (the Asst. GM!) didn't show up for second interview when I'd told him I was simultaneously applying to fast food corporate offices so I could take over some fast food chain & make them earth-friendly & a positive force in this society (This was my inspired thought while I laid on the ground, in my furniture-less apartment, wondering if I'd be without income and yoga practitioners for the rest of my life in this country). I don't want to say this was my only option as I took on a teaching gig in North Scottsdale for a string of studios that started control-freaking me when my class size was growing exponentially without having any prior experience at or connection to their studio. And I don't want to go into how (when Wendy's finally did get their act together & got my interviews knocked out and were waiting to provide me some semblance of a schedule, and I chose to start with Del Taco in Anthem instead), Del Taco hazed me & sent me home for suggesting they have team meetings (What the *@*#$!&#*?!?!!!). Or how the franchise owner, who I'd had a great talk on the phone with, after I quit, promised to put me in a better store in a leadership position but then had his partner renig on that offer. How he lied to the State of California Unemployment System, thereby shutting off my next-to-nothing-anyway weekly payment, stating that he'd go to any length to make sure I got NOTHING from ANYONE. Is that Bipolar, Pschizo, or straight up Psycho? Brent Veach, Desert Taco, & Ian, your creepy little sidekick, fall off this planet.
12. City of Phoenix Police/Courthouse (non-employer)-See "The New BBB" on the website. Scooter harrassed for trying to be Superwoman Good Citizen (bullied & forced to stand in 110+ degree heat for over a half an hour as he maximized a bunch of questionable fines for speeding at flimsy levels & not having a motorcycle endorsement when I had no knowledge I needed one and had come from a state that didn't require one--had been thru everything just mentioned, with little to no income, pretty much since leaving L.A. in 2009--and, as is typically Amy Jin, had just come from the DMV office to find out if there was anything else I needed for my scooter in AZ!!! Thank God a former corrections officer? stopped and gave my 125 & I a ride home after C.Jones forced me to WALK my all-Raven [black] scooter miles back, thru main Phoenix roadways, back home...but not before he challenged me, basically, to get back on & ride it home after he drove away, stating that he'd stop & fine me again if he saw me ride it).(My interactions with City of Phoenix police had been really great up until this incident).

13. ROSS Stores*-Penis sculpture in a 2nd-round interview with the District Manager of the Deer Valley location must've been distracting even him because putting me in "at least" the higher of 2 available leadership positions turned into "whoops" 2 days later. They'd "accidentally" given both positions to other people. It's becoming apparent that parents & teachers in the state of Arizona don't raise people to say, "I'm sorry." Cuz that was it. Although, after accepting a part-time position that could only be taken with a random hook-up at the Buffalo Wild Wings, of all places, in Scottsdale, I appreciated the interrogation about laughing & having fun during the one & only training day I had with ROSS Stores & not wearing the ROSS uniform when I was the one moving everything forward all the way up to the day before about when the training date even was, much less that there was any kind of uniform involved. But it all made sense when I found out the interrogator (who stopped when I stood up to tell her off--she came up to about my waist) was my hiring manager's (see below) soon-to-be-ex-wife! at Circle K, & rumors at both ROSS & Circle K had been swirling about my looks?! & person--details of which had been passed from said Assistant Manager back to (the Circle K hiring Manager) Ed, breaching ROSS' confidentiality policy, according to the (ROSS General) Manager herself. Buffalo Wild Wings never came thru, by the way.

14. SAGE Luxury Apartments (non-employer)*-The place where I was living, which had sucked the living lifeblood out of me the entire year I lived there, that stole my security deposit, even though the little dork that wrote that up, AFTER I was told by yet another new girl that my ledger was clean & clear, as always, had run over to his apartment to bring me special creamer from his very own fridge for my coffee, because I was special, just weeks before. They stole $50. Ironically, I was $50 short in what I needed for bills, the 1st month at my new place. (They wouldn't respond to Legal Aid's requests for mediation, even though the gate opener they said I never turned back in was given to the weirdo leasing agent who I'd turned in for basically stalking me after only a few months of living there--a dude who, shortly after I brought up to leadership how--attached--I felt he was to me, and Kim, the bimbo, zealot, bigot Christian, sorority girl defended him, as though I had anything to lie about, took off like a bat out of hell and never returned to work again! Yeah, U keep that $50 and steal from the poor after you call me a prophet and tell me I should be a Christian minister because my already-established, powerful yoga reputation around the property leaves your displayed spirituality, and associated arrogance, in the dust).

15. Arizona Unemployment System (non-employer)-For wanting the very list I'm providing you, filled with "Why?" after already disqualifying me for getting a continuation from exhausted California benefits. Reason? ROSS Stores said I quit without a good reason (What the apocalyptic, god-forsaken @#%*?!?!!). I told the Arizona Unemployment System in writing and by phone to go where ROSS Stores were going, then, & to take the entire state with them, if the penis sculpture, futzed up leadership job offer, & interrogation room experience 4 making pure, sweet, all-natural, fresh-squeezed lemonade out of rotten lemons (was what they were giving me). I forgot about the breach of confidentiality policy (Not that that would make 1 bit of difference to them).

16. METROFLEX GYM-Yeah. Mr.You'll-Be-Our-Only-Yog-When-That-Wasn't-My-Goal goes back on his word & punks out on the wage he promised me in front of, in his words, all his girlfriend's "gay friends" who are all the Zumba teachers, along with his snarly little Victoria's Secret wannabe girlfriend, as though that will change what he's done with Source God. And so I show up & won't budge from the gym a week later, tell his friend the story of being screwed over AGAIN in the United States pertaining to the spread and teaching of yoga, & so I finally agree to let him pay me FOR Josh, which I think is horrible of Josh to let him (but he apparently didn't want to return to the gym while I was there)(So much for bodybuilders representing strength)

17. Circle K-Hmm. YES, being asked if you're legal--twice--by a supposed veteran Store Manager who has since dropped down to a basic Cashier & can barely do that right does comprise racial discrimination or EEOC-ness. As does another comment at another store where I'm farmed out to try & get me to full-time of "U got some new people in here today?" "Yeah, she's part of the EXCHANGE program (Haha!-Evil laughter)." You'd better hand me your org chart (after only a few weeks, which they did) & encourage me to apply to Marketing. Circle K claims they don't "do" breaks since, historically, their workers spend over 30% of their time smoking on the job & doing non work-related stuff. If you're healthy, however, have more energy than everybody at the company put together, & don't smoke, you will handle lines out the door by yourself while the Assistant Manager you're stuck working with AGAIN mutters to herself & walks right by when customers, who used to be Circle K leaders themselves, say, "Can U help this girl!?!" When Ed, the General Manager who'd initially put forth a heroic effort to get me out of the Recession, even over another Divisional Manager's conclusion based on an interview for running my own store: "She's overqualified for anything at store level. You need to apply to Marketing & not look back," & said he (Ed) "wanted to be a part of my team" (meaning how my career with Circle K was intended to partner with my vision for Power Yoga teaching, etc.), couldn't hide his Dr.Jekyll/Mr.Hyde & escalated what had been an increasing number of verbally abusive outbursts, including in front of the Market Manager over him in the store the day before, called me an "ARROGANT B**CH!!!" for asking if there was something wrong lately since I'd noticed his terrifying behavior around me. Lalala. The non-yogic world. I still don't know why he yelled that. Maybe it's because rather than leave me to take out the garbage, like Ed was ordering me to do, the Market Manager HELPED ME TAKE OUT THE TRASH while we continued our conversation about the Manager-In-Training program vs. sticking with strictly Marketing aspirations. The EEOC has this now, too (Again, did NOTHING & sided with Circle K, maybe because James Cureton, the Market Manager, was happy to speak against me, despite handing me the org. chart and encouraging me to try and land in Marketing, even though he's Black). Because, apparently, by showing up as the only Asian chick in the entire company, from what it looks like, I've made people uncomfortable knowing that they can't say racist things around me because I'll eliminate it, or try. And so, as opposed to them, or their racism, being the problem, I am, so retaliation began, including not being able to help at all these other stores, thereby not getting close to my 40 hours.

--Who's next?! Who Will Do Right?

*Denotes still owes me $money$, wages.

So here's my question:

Why am I the only real warrior left?

Step off your yoga mats, put down your guns, & live the Essence & demand it from others. It's the only real battle left to be won.

*Image of family members totally M.I.A. and siding with my enemies before, during, and after all of this b.s., except for Andy who at least practices meditation and juices*
Happy Veteran's Day, Sam (Dad-right).
Vietnam Vet (Medic)
Cousin Andy's Birthday (L.A. animator)

lAmy Jin Schmelzer
Teacher of Souls
Teacher of Yoga
"I am the grand Musician."
"DANCE, Yo!"
Sing in your car. Dance in your living room.

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Waiting In The Wings--S.W.A.T. Love, Y'All!

Waiting In The Wings--S.W.A.T. Love, Y'All!
Pretty Princess Rachel Photog'ing Me At Kohl's Department Stores, Inc. on Halloween 2016!, Dubuque, IA!, M/10.31.2016!

One Of The Only Ultimately-Good Things To Come Out Of Cell Phones--Creative Expression.

One Of The Only Ultimately-Good Things To Come Out Of Cell Phones--Creative Expression.
Even When I Try To Look Like A Bad A**, Tho', This Is Apparently My Peers' Interpretation.

Discovering The PC Cam: (11.7.2016: From Being Held Hostage & Trafficked? By 1 Of My Backers?!!)

Discovering The PC Cam: (11.7.2016: From Being Held Hostage & Trafficked? By 1 Of My Backers?!!)
(See My Writing On Brett Albarado & Jeannie Madison, Out Of Red Wing, Minnesota, 2014, In The Writings Above!)



























F/July 18.2014

F/July 18.2014
(And My Personal Favorite--The "Miss Universe" Wave)--If Only All Encounters With PC Cams In Our World Were This Pure.

Prasarita Padottanasana - (Spread-Legged Forward Fold Position)

Prasarita Padottanasana - (Spread-Legged Forward Fold Position)
The Shell-Toed, Park Bench Ad-Lib


Sometimes u got me feelin' like feelin' like I's high as high as a kite. Sometimes I's feelin' like sticky licky fingers in a can o' peanut butter and u gotta know better than this.

To take advantage of me's a tryst. U's usin' me 4 her. Her *****, her calm. It's the smile in my demeanor. I got u figured out.

I can't begin to tell u how to move, how to make it betta. Her personality's vexing--sure 'nuff is--& I think it's time u made her your world, or for once,
u gonna get kicked to the curb.

Now's the time for feelin' good. How 'bout u say what u feel(in').

I want you. That's what the point is. As piercing as it might be, you can feel it in your heart, can't u, Boo? Pretty ain't as pretty when it's covered in the aftershocks of your hos/fire and ice. In your head. Your jones for her, instead. Your moans. Emotions can't be played with when they's locked up in your head.

Here's the big picture: U want her, go get her. Feel me? Have no fear, & do it. Go get her. Be a prisoner no more. I tell u, it ain't worth fear. The shark underwater. The fierce pirate's been stealin' your loot, & it's u. Why u bein' severe about it? Pressure-free. Feel u? Feel me?


How can u say it ain't a peace thang. Your life's been tied down to nothing-ness since the day u met her. U don't sweat her. There. There's the matrimony. Dutifully. Please believe. In yourself. For once. Go and get her.

A-men. There's the prayer part of you. Puttin' it out there slow enough for truth-tellers to command something new. U think, like a messenger, it ain't ancient teachings I was sent to you? Put u in your new place, space for makin' a blazing choice. A "hi" "how u doin'" half a million dollar smile might work nice.

Best be spendin' those pennies. I like to see you spendin'. Prisoner no more, we've done better, I'm sure. At least u got to steppin' those feet in the right direction. And can't any diversion keep those feet from crossin' the threshhold to the new me, the new u.

Free at last. Free at last.

Thank Goddess & Buddha I'm libertad'd from u. You hunk a' monkey bread. Junkin' me up instead of practicin' what u got. It's sweet love. Sweetness and freedom that's been sent from above. Dios. Thank Dios. Apprecios mi pretty prose so at last I can feel my emptiness.

You got it. A prophet.

A harnesser.

A tryst.

It's over. Be at peace now.

We's complete.

U'r on your path.

And I worship you no more. Nirvana.

Me. So free. I'm back in paradise.

-Amy Jin
(This piece was written as an expression of both understanding other women's perspectives & offering them a higher option.)

Word Up.

Word Up.

S/March 7.2015:

S/March 7.2015:
Enjoying The Popcorn.

The Not-Lost Souls: The Practitioners Of Love Yoga: The Movement

(Normally, The Practitioner Photo Gallery) Sunday, April 15, 2018: We'll see where we go from here, Ashtanga-based peops. Determine the quality of your soul in the matters, circumstances, and with the choices, before you. That is the purpose of our existence.



The One True Mirror Is The Depth & Truth Within.

When I Left Everything I Knew, I Did What I Knew I Needed 2 Do--I Purified (Asana, Pranayama, Tapas), Knew & Further Studied Myself (Svadhyaya), & Surrendered My Being & Existence To Source (Ishvara Pranidhana--My Favorite). I Was Brought To Ashtanga, To Yoga, To See That What I Had Identified As Being Responsible For Inner-To-External Freedom Was Not Only Teachable But An Ancient, All-Encompassing Wisdom Tradition. I Said To Source, "I'm In."