Natarajasana - (Royal Dancer)

Natarajasana - (Royal Dancer)
Amy Jin - Courtesy Of "The Pitch" & Angela Bond

Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana - (King Pigeon Pose)

Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana - (King Pigeon Pose)
Blow Your Own Mind. Belief Is Everything.

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)

http://www.pitch.com/kansascity/BestOf?oid=2211700


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, http://www.childrenofthenewearth.com/, http://www.planetlightworker.com/, 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.

This Life Has Been My Shaman's Dance.

This Life Has Been My Shaman's Dance.

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Shaman's Dance. Images Courtesy Of AOL Images

Yeah, Buddy--

Yeah, Buddy--
Resurrection Raiders, Representin'.

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

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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.

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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, www.dubuquearboretum.com): $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 EternalLove47@aol.com 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.

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.

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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 EternalLove47@aol.com 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 EternalLove47@aol.com 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 [EternalLove47@aol.com] 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 (www.focalpointsalon.com).
  • 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 (http://youtu.be/lWCK-pq3qDQ)!
  • 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 (www.lillybit.com).
  • 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.
  • ...as 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)

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Monday, March 24, 2014

It's Not Anti-Yoga, At This Point. It's Anti-World: Rainbo Oil/Kwik Stop/Dairy Queen/Fazoli's (Still Dubuque, IA)

Minorities, none of us are safe as long as this company is open for business--but most of you already know that. And, U know, they wonder why people "look down on them from the bluff..." (A reference to the poor & their feeling on how they're treated by the wealthy in town, many of whom, at least historically, have literally lived on the beautiful limestone bluffs that overlook downtown Dubuque). Maybe it's because you're still trash. And it just happens to be that you're also poor, but that has nothing to do with it (Final edits included for this piece on this worldwide source of Light and no-holds-barred truth for our world today--especially since you can't see the colors mentioned in the forwards below): Subject: Illegal Termination Of Amy Jin Schmelzer #(I've Lost Count) In The United States Date: 3/24/2014 6:28:37 P.M. Central Daylight Time Do not go there. Do not send anyone to work there. Rainbo Oil/Kwik Stop/Dairy Queen/Soon to be Fazoli's pushed me to make it down to Corporate today to start a CORPORATE-level bullying session by Jill Reimer herself, stating that "no one" talks to their managers in a confrontational way, even if it means you're a grossly overqualified corporate person in an organization whose I.Q. is too low to do anything better with you, and you're being blatantly bullied &/or discriminated against to your face. My response is that, as a minority woman, "no one" talks to me the way I was being talked to, making groundless attacks on my character for something that happens in Kwik Stops each and every day--and to people who have worked there longer than several weeks at barely part-time (Lots of voices within Kwik Stop are quick to bash the President, blaming him for that, rather than their completely ill-run ship & small-town small-mindedness). If Dubuque is trying to maintain its "Most Racist City In The Country" rep, my website is full of people fighting to the death to hold that down! And bolder than pre-1950's racism! They've now got educated minority women who used to be recruited to jobs FOR THOSE DEMOGRAPHICS on their way to The City's Intercultural Competency Leadership Training (on scholarship!), doing it to them!, & essentially flipping The City the bird, as she walks out the door! And, yes, it looks like they are going to steal my Gift Card (below)(like the guys who came to fix my apartment)(See previously written piece/article below) because the Phillips 66 guy, no matter what he told me about how spectacular a job I did, & said directly that it was being given to ME, specifically, for those things, it belonged to the store--Wait, but who EARNED it?!! Oh yes! The one being fired for being too perfect and not putting up with the slave labor that our citizens have condoned by participation. Here's a revelation from a run after practice, though--Spirit said one thing LOUD and CLEAR to me today--"This will continue to happen until," & then I saw this in my mind's eye "employment = education." Back to the drawing board, however, I must tell you that starting yesterday, when I had decided to disconnect from the company, at least at store-level & as a customer, the air around me & the state of my lungs returned to a state of bliss, where I am when I am unfettered, and my body and Power Yoga practice has felt as centered, grounded, and alive as it has ever felt in recent weeks or months, even. I am grateful to be out of hell. Please tell those people who U know who go to the Kwik Stop on Pennsylvania where I went & how, & please know that my meeting today began with Jill Reimer saying "I am no Human Rights Specialist" (REALLY?!!!) and ended with--out of the blue--"I am in charge here!!! I am in charge here!!!" No, really, you're not. God is. And the fact that you're married to a cop really has no value when you're staring me in the face illegally terminating me because, for instance, she says that "when a customer comes in & makes racist comments at you, that is not the responsibility of our managers (They were standing right there when it happened--twice). He doesn't have to do anything about it." Wow. So much for Civil Rights & protected classes in this country! Looks like it's going to hell in a handbasket!!! U Should Worry Because It Isn't About Me. Our Problems Have Nothing To Do With A Half-Black President. Or The Rockstar Asian Chick Who Gets Bullied For Clearly Standing In His Defense Simply Because He's Our President, & We Should Honor That. It's Because This Country's People Are Lost & Have No Honor, & What's Worse, NO SHAME. SHAME On Everyone Who Has Desecrated What Deserves Love, Which Is People Who Stand In The Truth, Regardless Of Circumstance. Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2014 22:59:58 -0400 (EDT) Subject: Re: An Update From Amy Jin (Not An E-Update) Sorry--For the Editors, Writers, & Perfectionists in Royal Purple (Now I get to just be annoying) & BIG--cuz that's how I do it--BIG.: In a message dated 3/22/2014 9:19:00 P.M. Central Daylight Time, EternalLove47@aol.com writes: Clarifications (For those who don't think clarification is necessary, U wonder why U don't have perfect relationships. It's because U [& likely they] don't want to put in the work): In a message dated 3/22/2014 8:41:13 P.M. Central Daylight Time, EternalLove47@aol.com writes: Hey--After handling 1 of the most horrific days at Kwik Stop like a champion today, I was bullied out by Megan, a high school graduate-only DQ Manager, who then was backed by Will, the Manager I've written to you about, & Val, the former manager who's had to step back & help as this store has been in complete turmoil which, possibly, they consider "normal." Maybe it's even a little intense for them. Anyway, I've reported it to Human Rights since it looks blatantly discriminatory (I didn't "abide by 'drive-off' policy," which maybe has been paid lip service to lightly, at best, & literally seems as if someone was trying to catch me doing it, was in a position to correct & train & didn't, but took the 1 or 2 times--I ask if people have fuel outside every time--of perceived not-asking to wield it as a power trip, instead, should they ever need it) &, as a few of you know, I've accepted the invitation by The City of Dubuque to participate in their Intercultural Competency Leadership Training--on them (Normally, there's "tuition," so to speak), ironically, next month. In terms of irony, also consider that this morning, Val had given me pretty much the full hours possible for next week, before she left (since for the nth week in a row, Will's schedule STILL was not out on time..It's Saturday. The schedule starts Monday--yet the store's not a mess. I'm the problem--I suppose for asking), and another guy in his 40's? who I have not yet had the opportunity to work with, who also cares for the fields at UD, asked me a # of things, including about the meaning of my name, though in a PC way, as opposed to the racial incident concerning it by an "a**hole" (Kwik Stop employees' words, not mine) customer as I was just getting started there a handful of weeks ago. It was not handled. In fact, Will told me he didn't want to fire me for it (since being a minority bringing up other people's racism makes ME the problem in Insane-o-land--especially if U put up your hands to protect yourself). Anyway, he asked (Eliminate: "how") if I planned on staying with the company long, & I just smiled & shrugged, "I need a commensurate job so I can open up a Power Yoga school." He said, "Well, I hope you stay. I really hope U do." Meanwhile, registers start acting up & we have 2 drive-offs today without any managers on staff--just myself and 1 other girl--Jessie. The 1st "drive-off" (This was my 1st direct experience with them, though I'd heard of them--just hadn't been trained about them whatsoever, & perhaps I'm somewhat naive since I don't think I'd heard of them my entire life until I worked in this industry, so I wouldn't know what one was) ends up being someone who lives down the street, so when we watch video, call the Police, & the guy comes back to pay soon after, he says he forgot because he came in to wash his hands or something. Anyway, the bottom line is, during that time, we were also under audit by an undercover Phillips 66 representative. He acted weird & growly with me, but I guess I passed with flying colors, including the fact that he paid for just $2 of petrol. He sees the chaos in the store, the fact that I look new but am handling everything, & the drive-off handling (I chose to call both Will & Val directly, though Jessie--who also has been upping her comments to me lately about how she "can't stand" Megan because Megan bullies her whenever she sees her [Jessie works on both the Kwik Stop & Dairy Queen sides]--was trying to figure out how to cover it up in the registers--To her credit, she did a nice job working with me today, & I gave her a team kudos officially for it, as well as giving 1, also, to Will & Val for other things due them). Then Will, on the phone, tells me I shouldn't have signed a form acknowledging the audit, which the rep said could be any employee, & I was never told by anyone from Kwik Stop that when we were lacking managers, DQ's managers were considered ours--R-I-I-I-Ight (I'm managing a foreign country right now as their Empress, too, from poverty here)...Anyway, I end up putting Will on the phone with the rep, who Will ends up chewing out?!!! For coming and doing the audit?! is what it sounded like (W. T. F?!!). The rep BLEW UP at me, at 1st, afterward, but only for a second, when he could see that he & I were basically the same thing. I mean, Phillips 66 is the brand, right? They could shut the Pennsylvania Kwik Stop down tomorrow for being idiots, couldn't they? Here's the kicker. After using a # of curse words (Coming literally from an older, professional guy) to tell me Will had no idea what he was doing, that "that manager" was an "f'ing" idiot, basically, & "wants to be important because he's not," he tells me I, on the other hand, did an OUTSTANDING job--that my Customer Service was excellent, that he knew about the drive-off, but he saw the way I handled that & took instant responsibility for it & accountability, even though he could tell I had no support whatsoever, & that I didn't even react negatively to his attitude at the counter or the fact that he only purchased 2 bucks of gas. The result is about 45 min. before I was supposed to come home, still no call from Will or Val about checking video on the 2nd drive-off--or whatever is happening out there. Yet Megan comes over and gets in my face (literally out of the blue), accuses me of lying! (It's normally always for instant truth, so this was a new one)--multiple times--when I say this whole "drive-off" thing is new to me (The 1st guy paid, so...) & says it looks like I "know people" & am trying to let them steal fuel (Again, What. The. ??!!!?!?!). Why doesn't she go do what's already WAY overdue, which is check video? Oh--That's right. She's too interested in coming & personally attacking me, instead--as if her "Leadership" nametag's not melting off her collared shirt as I'm literally looking at her, likely, like the corporate person who's about to axe her for creating a hostile work environment on the one person she shouldn't. What's interesting is that she also came after me, after I told her if she continued to talk to me like that, I would be happy to punch out, maybe indefinitely. She says, "Fine" (Wow, I thought--I'd just revealed my Human Rights Leadership Training news to Val this morning, & boy did she move fast after that!). I told Megan, with that news, what this looked like. When she came after me with the mints & items I had purchased earlier, like she was about to nail me for theft, I said, "Yes, it's something I stole," then pulled the receipt out like, "Voila!!!" I call Will, after she's now telling me I should go without counting my drawer (I looked at her & said, "I. Am. Counting. My Drawer. I ALWAYS have a perfect drawer. If I don't, & it's missing $100, then..."). A clear thought appeared in my head, which is that I'm (known to be) the only person in the store, to my knowledge, possibly the industry! who has literally a perfect drawer sometimes but with usually 10-25 cents error (over) most shifts, be it $300-$1800 in sales that goes thru my hands. And so they look at me like there HAS TO BE something WRONG with me--It's simply too good to be true. And I think about all my classmates, including in college, who I outperformed in testing, in presentations, & in class dialogue who, I'm quite sure, are helping to lead, if not leading, Fortune 100-level companies by now, & I'm thinking, about the register, "Do you think people get 4.0's at elite universities on luck?" I've been told people literally have to go find a dictionary after they talk to me, so perhaps I'll say "schools," not "universities." Anyway, I leave totally on big Spirit air, touch base with a cop coming in as I'm leaving, call the Human Rights Dept., Captain Klein, Sam when Sarah won't pick up her phone (They're in Cedar Falls taking care of my non-existent sister's children)(Oddly, after I told Sam what he could do with his idea when he said I'd better stick it out 'til I found something else, instead of trying to convince me I deserved it, he said, "You'll get it figured out" & said to wait it out 'til I heard from Corporate on Monday), etc.etc. The guy working Can Redemption at Wal-Mart let me use his cell phone (when I asked if there was a phone around to make a couple local phone calls from). Couldn't find a # to reach Val at from there (Further proof of the Mad Hatter's Party that is Circle K--I mean Kwik Stop!: No one at any of the Kwik Stops I called knew her number or even the # of the store she was supposedly at). Call (Another company in the industry), who I've met with the Recruiter for, at his request--Nothing yet. He half tried to open up other doors 4 me based on his contacts when we got together--I wonder why. Left a msg 4 Jill Reimer of Rainbo/the company. Get a call from Val who, with Will, is now back at the store, & they're saying all this, "We cannot discuss this further" crap. While I was basically running the store today--as they were...out running around, knowing their model was defunct but not wanting to admit it? I am suspended, they say, until Corporate calls me for follow-up on Monday (nasally voice) "for not asking every customer if they have fuel outside." I call Jill back 2 leave a msg, after calling some of my contacts to provide the update, to say I've put myself out there as a yog & at my true rank, with my Resume, & I think it's best if we leave it at that & that I'm appalled. Period. That is looks blatantly discriminatory, & I'll look forward to a genuine apology & right outcome. I also liked seeing Megan's face & leaving Jill an "Oh yeah, I forgot to mention" message, as well as Will's (when I told him when I called back after the suspension call to get Val, but he wouldn't let me, which seems to be kind of thematic in my experience working for him--if that was what was really going on--not my being sucked dry like a human Duracell) trying to man up & confirm he'd ensure I got it (when it arrived at the store, addressed to me--"Amy Jin Schmelzer"--He [Phillips 66 guy] made sure to get the "Jin"), when I mentioned that the Phillips 66 rep awarded me a Customer Service Reward of a $25 Gift Card after telling me the "Manager" was a @#$!%!--that I handled everything like a Master. Fancy that. I.O.W.A. stands for "Idiots Out Walking Around"--is what I've often been told away from here. Clearly That Explains Why I Scare People Because I'm Technically "From" Here But Somehow Have Smoked That Curse. Peace, P.S. The nail in the irony coffin--A young woman who tried tracking me down after I'd already left the YM/YWCA came in today totally depressed about a new job. She said they were "total a**holes" to her. She looked in my eyes & said, "Like they're trying to pick on every little thing I do, always watching me to find something new"--something like that. Let's look at demographics & motives here--I mean, I always am. And all I can do is speak from what I've seen & experienced. Our problems have little to do with anything more than complete insanity & weakness--of everything including character--holding power it doesn't deserve, holding Kings & Queens of the people in the slums & saying we're about Freedom. No...It is about Illusion & Greed for those who do not love Source first. P.P.S. In the yellow hoodie on the website I wear that I custom tatt'd up, artwork-wise, there R Chinese characters (I couldn't find the Korean) that read "Enlightened Warrior" on the back, down the spine, with huge, etheric Metatron Angel wings encasing them, coming from my back. On the hood, if the hood's up, you'll read the words, "My 'Hood, My World." I told Jill that this was my neighborhood & that ganging up on the girl with the perfect register who was literally the only person from the neighborhood at hand--which is seen as the best one--as if SHE'S the one doing damage to that locale, is an attitude--& I said I was speaking as a citizen now--not welcome in this neighborhood, and on behalf of MY neighborhood, those people need to leave. There is no Moment like this Moment where that quote is more applicable. Naive in some respects, I may have been, or may still be, but U see, what I've figured out is if U can figure out what the criminals do, or how, it's probably because U do it, too, or have, & have not healed yourself or righted your wrongs with Source, & if you can figure out the what & how but wouldn't have the nerve to enforce, it's probably because U still R. Peace Without Rugs. My 'Hood. My World!!! That's What Source Promised Me If I Chose Here Over Hollywood. And NO, It Was Not An Obvious Choice, Either Way. Sometimes, Perishing Alone & Soul-Disconnected In L.A. Seemed A Much More Obvious Choice Than What I'm Seeing Here. Period. Peace Without Rugs (Image of Amy Jin facing the camera in Supta Virasana) "True peace is never accomplished with shadiness, shirking responsibility, or shoving anything under a rug. Rugs are best left for (Ashtanga-based/Santa Monica) Power Yoga practice." -Amy Jin (Image of Ashtanga Yoga practice rugs) Image Courtesy of AOL Image Bank www.WhatItIsPowerYoga.blogspot.com H.563.556.3524 Dubuque/Asbury, Iowa, United States of America P.S. all U online readers--Upon waking today, I had the clear thought (Sometimes Spirit helps me while I sleep), "Hmmmmmmm...How R U going to cite the reason for suspension as the policy of not asking each and every customer if they have fuel outside for a drive-off when the definition of a drive-off is literally someone who drives off without coming in to pay for their gas?!!!!!" BULLS**T RACIST TRASH!!!!!!! P.P.S. Further irony--Trying to talk to herself & pulling her puppet strings to get Val & Todd--whose Aunt, by the way, was 1 of about at least 3 people, not including John, who works the UD fields, who came in externally while all the crap was happening on Saturday & randomly tried convincing me it was a "great company" & possibly could've seen that my standards of what that meant were national & global, so quite different, than theirs. Superficiality is perhaps the one thing I suck at. Anyway--to nod & agree with her talking to herself about why the Customer Service award belonged to the store & that the Phillips 66 guy didn't know what he was talking about (without even knowing if that was true or not)...had no right or "background" to tell me it was mine. She said, "I mean, he may not even be from this industry or even know what a drive-off is!!!" Last W. T. F. Seriously!? So...rather than tell her how unconvincing she looked as a company head but more like the Queen in "Alice in Wonderland" (She had tried to tell me the guy had no business telling me how to handle a drive-off. I just shook my head as I tried to raise my hand, as if trying to speak in class, & said, "He never tried to tell me how to handle the drive-off. He said he saw how I HANDLED the drive-off..." before she said something akin to, "SILENCE!!!")...I said, as I was walking out the door, "Oh, you mean an industry professional who has no experience with drive-offs like the one who was working in your store but was never trained on them?" Another interesting detail--At one point, she says, "Don't YOU talk to ME like that." I sat in the full intensity of who I am, as a soul, all jokes & titles, past, present, & future aside, & she immediately went silent. I almost laughed at her, "Oh...MEEEEE talk to YOUUUU like that?!!! What does THAT mean?" Looked pretty racist. Even she backed off, "I mean ANYONE. I mean, no one talks to me like that." Apparently no one's ever told her that the truth is actually upheld as top dog in this country or is supposed to, & I'll speak like that 2 her & to the entire world like that until the day I die. What a piece of s**t. God, you know, I felt somewhat less high on life after leaving that meeting, but the ultimate amazingness of not having to work there anymore was still so pervasive in & around my energyfield, I couldn't help but just sit back & chill in it. And what instantly came to me is about all the times throughout my life people, after I went away to college, told me, after they'd heard me talk about where I grew up or aspects of that experience, how "small" & "bigoted" & "stupid," ultimately, that hometown sounded. And I remember getting upset, feeling bad for or instantly defensive without any real reasons, of that hometown & its people, & then, somewhere along the lines, I realized they were right. And this time home--the last time, from what I decided while sitting alone, wanting to just go Home, back to Source, in Phoenix--I've realized that in a very fast, efficient, and intense way, it, meaning Dubuque, is showing me EXACTLY what the crib was like that I was laid in, but it was behind masked faces and hidden agendas & repression of my voice and my truth, as I was growing up here. I realize that I have always felt like an alien, not in a foreign land, but literally a foreign planet, amongst a lesser species, whose foulness seemed all-important to them and who, time after time after time, would choose the stench again, even if God, literally, showed up in their face and offered them a better option. I don't know that there has been any human development or evolution here since the cross-burnings in the early 1990's, when I was growing up here. I think it's safe to conclude, after today, that it has, in fact, gone backwards. And the fact that it has been named an "All-America City" suddenly becomes an indicator of how sad & wasteful our country is if a place that is riddled with the accounts I have written about since returning home can be worthy of any kind of recognition, rather than an award of any high measure. It is, perhaps, an indicator of a small city government needy for external validation and a pat on the head, like a simple but stupid child, rather than its people who, like cannibals, eat one another alive, & go rabid on those who try to employ more enlightened methods of interaction--not realizing that it is those exact rare gems who are their next leaders. And leaders who would lead them into an Order of true purpose, JOY, and delight. And like the status quo simple, stupid children-leaders, they pour themselves into grooming, wishing, wanting, hoping, or even demanding where that power should be placed, and in whom, as though they can change the Order of Source as that Vital Force has placed within each human soul its Purpose, Mission, and Power within the weave of time and space. I Hope Some Of U R Able To Feel What I Am Feeling Inside 2day One Day. It's Amazing.

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S/March 7.2015:

S/March 7.2015:
Enjoying The Popcorn.

Prasarita Padottanasana - (Spread-Legged Forward Fold Position)

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

Tryst

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?

Peace.

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.

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

Teacher's Pets From The Journey: 2005 To Present--(Location In Parens Is Where They Powered Up The Power Yoga)

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(Just so you know--)Sarah Ann (Tauke) Schmelzer (Dubuque, Iowa, the woman who used to be my mother every day, even when she didn't feel like being it)

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Jason DeGraff (Kansas City, Missouri)--S/August 20th,2016: Our Piano Bar G-Eazy Ashtangi? LOL

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Alex Pryor (Center) (Kansas City, Missouri)

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Quan Tracy Cherry (L) & Cliff Mackey (R) (Kansas City, Missouri)

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Boyna Bear (Kansas City, Missouri)

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Osage, Creek, Choctaw, and German

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Sara Brown (Kansas City, Missouri)

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Hilary Bailey (Kansas City, Missouri)

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John Mueller (Kansas City, Missouri, when in town performing from Los Angeles, California)

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Talya (& Dean) Yahav (Dubuque, Iowa, now back home in Israel!)

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(The NorWEEEEEEI-gan In) The Wartburg College Black Student Union (Pre-2010)!

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(My Cousin,) Andy Tauke (Dubuqueland, Iowa, when in town visiting from Burbank, California)...and my kid sister, Angie(/Angela) (Schmelzer) Steffen (Dubuque, Iowa City, Waterloo, or Cedar Falls, IA, at the time?), who randomly broke out into asana when she came to Maya Yoga to do a photo shoot one time. I kind of didn't know what to think about that, but she followed in my footsteps, including to Holistic Healing school, before becoming a Pharm.D., due to parental controls. How could she not, I suppose?

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!)

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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.

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!

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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."