Natarajasana - (Royal Dancer)

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

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.

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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Thursday, April 17, 2014

*+Always Ahead Of The Game-TH/April 17.2014--A.J.S. & Love Yoga: The Movement*

Again...from the feel-like-E-Updating-everybody E-Update flow...I go with my own adaptation of what I learned in school, which is that repetition breeds familiarity, which breeds confidence, which breeds learning, so I hope for all of you that have read this entire website (multiple times--HAAA!!!, including the archives) from bottom up, new windows & doors have begun opening--if nothing else, about what's been right, what's been wrong, & what that makes the obvious next choices for U. My love to you for considering & choosing to evolve yourself consciously via Love.

*Image Of The Interior Of A Yurt & 2 Cool Lil' Sustainable Homes*
Images of Eco-Friendly Living Spaces Courtesy Of AOL Image Bank

The Answer To The Real Housing Crisis

      ...and the aftermath of everyone losing their actual houses is just a part of that.
      I'm talking about all of the people younger than me on multiple drugs & food stamps with college debt up to their eyeballs (if they're lucky) shacking up with one another strictly as a matter of survival, all of which adds high-level and needless stress & "drama" to more workplaces than I can count, as well as people my age & older who have no idea how they ended up needing a "home" when they've made all the right decisions & have never done anything wrong to end up there.
      Share your good ideas as you go. Like the ABC/Disney Studios interview I talked myself out of while I was there in 2006 but potentially was a or the reason that they added Medical & Dental benefits to the talent program at hand a year or two later, when I was thrown out into the cold by my adoptive family for the nth time in 2012--but this time with literally no place to go or any sign of income or teaching sites in sight--I had to think fast & use all of the wisdom & experience I had under me to figure out the best course of action.
      As many of you know, I made my work understanding the current "housing" layout of the entire area, from every shelter in town, what its culture was, if it was gender-specific & why to rentals, "corporate" housing, roommates, house shares, subsidized housing (how both the City & County program worked--& how YEARS LONG the line already was!!!), who the landlords were, what their background was, how buying a condo/house here worked, etc.etc.etc., including 3rd-party holders of such information, such as the Housing Department for The City Of Dubuque, the Greater Dubuque Development Corporation, & every website & newspaper who held relevant information.
      Clearly, I was a special case. I was a Spiritual Teacher without a "church" or "people," yet, so to speak--or with scattered & in-difficult-situations-themselves people or with people, when push came to shove--and it had--really just didn't want to do anything to help. Let's be honest. I started moving on inspiration based on my "urban monk"-ness & made contact with just about every monastery, convent, and retreat center in town, regardless of spiritual tradition, & received everything from scathing reception from the religion of my upbringing (It is always fun being somewhat undercover) to, "What are you asking?!" to "We'll pray for you!!!"
      I was clear I needed a "sacred space" from which to live, practice asana & meditate, & to try to find & then go back & forth from, as home, wherever I earned $$$, preferably doing my Work. Period.
      At times, I could tell certain demographics were inhibitors to being "in," although I will say that one of the best conversations I had was with the guy who was running one of the Catholic MEN'S Shelters downtown the night I called, & I honestly felt he considered whether I might be able to stay there without issue, despite my gender. I smiled & let the idea fall away, but he encouraged me to come down & meet all of them & maybe just hang out in social time sometime. I never did that. The journey took me elsewhere, but I didn't feel anything but purity about the interaction.
      Something I was telling EVERYBODY, though, as I went was not just my story & what I was looking to do but potential solutions to the housing problem & lack of places for both post-Recession Dubuquers & those who were without before!--namely all the well-off empty nesters to think about renting or simply GETTING ON BOARD & helping people out as their intuition struck them, including their own family members (I must note that I have run into former classmates & other people who, for instance, literally went to live at a homeless shelter in Chicago or wherever they were living, rather than A.) come back to Dubuque &/or B.) have anything to do with their own families, especially in that level of closeness)!!! This assumed, though, that A.) people of that demographic even cared about anyone but themselves, B.) they were equipped to help, & I don't just mean financially, & C.) that they were as in tune with Spirit and their own intuition to keep any kind of balance or harmony & mutual honor & respect in the house--not fear, not thinking, not prejudice or jumping ahead of things or violence, God forbid--as they needed to be.
      That's a lot of potential training, including Intercultural Competency Leadership Training, but perhaps this is why this is all happening. *Animated Image Of Earth Smiling*
      And by the way, when I took off across the country after writing my book in 2003, I had spoken a lot about this already. I mean, what I saw coming in this country, impacting all industries and people, was simple cause & effect. Other people called it "high channeling" & prophecy, since, apparently, it was being corroborated with a number of prophecies across spiritual and other traditions, including many Christian denominations, but to me, it was pretty obvious what we were going to get if we kept putting certain pennies in the sucky gumball machine.
      Here we are (For those who care about more than just the reality of their own huge, myopic ego). And, interestingly, running along the same lines as the Baby Boomer empty nester guest room/one of their kids' rooms (assuming it's also all right with said kid, no matter how old they are!), is something that was finding me EVERYWHERE I went after I left on that cross-country journey, at that time, which is communal living. People, information--past, present, & future. Experiences. How important it could potentially be. How clear that was to peoples, for instance, from Asia, Africa, villages in Europe, or in tune with Native American traditions & truth, already. I mean, doesn't dealing with the karma of humanity seem perfectly on point when the generation that spawned ideas such as communes & "Free Love" & not selling out to "The Man" & the Civil Rights Movement come back to EXACTLY that generation to see if they've REALLY kept their part of the bargain up with God in terms of serving their generational purpose?
      Or are they literally running around in now-bigoted & wretched little circles poo-poo'ing on their own children as the results of their collective scandals, corruption, sins, & decisions have put the Earth & their kids' context in jeopardy & literally going to pot? Talk about letting the dark side of what they stood for be the only thing left standing (& attempting a bold takeover).
      So to those who just received the REAL E-Update where I mentioned the cool guy (Tip: Last name begins with "Mc") in Intercultural Competency Leadership Training who approached me on a break about really liking the things I was saying & sharing some insight that I might find valuable about Dubuqueland's history, as another native Dubuquer, he's on the front page of the Telegraph Herald today, so I'll reveal his identity!--Mike McFarland--someone also ahead of the game, who was doing "Angel Rooms" for people needing a safe place to land, years ago.

      For those who saw my caption that was briefly on the website in the Zakh Ward & I 4th of July photo booth series of images that was out there for a while about "I Invented The Selfie, & Now It Has A Stupid Name," the instance came to me the other day:
      I'm in, like, 7th grade, & my friend, Nicole, who has the best parties because her mom is known as the creative engine behind it & does it big, has this party--There may have even been cute boys there, at this point, who I think came & "crashed" the party in a seemingly disruptive but pleasant surprise!--& I'm sitting alone, after having shot some images of what was going on with 1 of the multiple Polaraids & normal cameras (not phones) present, on a picnic table when it occurs to me to turn the camera around & see if I can accurately frame my own head & shoot myself.
      Everyone's like, "Oh my GODDD--What are you DOING?!!!" But since I was known to have clothes everybody liked & to the best dancer, without caring if I was the best dancer, people were kind of 1/2 chiding me, 1/2 kind of jealous they didn't think of it first, if it ended up being cool. I just shrugged, & it turned out, & I remember looking at myself, not how people saw me but how, essentially, I was seeing me. And, for one of the first times, I was like, "Hmm. I'm really pretty." I did that off & on--later with a best friend or my boyfriend--until--What?!--2 decades later it's all of a sudden SOMETHING?!
      So, I'll simply say that I started looking at myself, as a person, & trying to find the truth there, & evolving myself consciously in the direction of Universal Wisdom & Source God probably a handful of years after that initial "selfie" experience, so...WHERE IS EVERYBODY ELSE IN FOLLOWING SUIT?!!

      Who's really running this show, anyway?


This Is Obviously Not A "Selfie."
*Image Of Self With Hat Tilted 2 The Side, As Usual, As Above On This Website*
This Is Someone Taking A Picture Of Me Unbeknownst 2 Me With A Digital Camera Of Me Preparing 2 Eat An All-Natural, Fresh-Ingredient, Not-Oversized Bean Burrito After An All-Day, Raw, Urban Power Yoga Photo Shoot In The Hot Arse Phoenix Sun, Oftentimes On Hot-As-Hell Pavement. And, Yes, I Drank A Half Lite Arnold Palmer, 1/4 Diet Coca-Cola, 1/4 Cherry Coke Kids' Drink Because I Felt Like It.

So There.



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
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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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Kamille (& Pearson) Konold (Kansas City, Missouri)

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Lindsay Bruno (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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Katie Garcia (Overland Park, Kansas)

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Todd Morgan (Overland Park, Kansas)

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Darrin Allen (Kansas City, Missouri)

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Frank Bonacci (Chicago [Schiller Park], Illinois)

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

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Heather Kemp (Dubuque, Iowa)

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(She really is part Cherokee, tho').

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Kelli Edwards (Peosta, Iowa)

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Zakh Ward (Z.W.) (Dubuque, Iowa)

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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."

Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana - (King Pigeon Pose)

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