May 19, 2019

The experience of transformation can be very different for each person, because it IS experiential and unique to each person, not something formulated like 1 + 1 = 2.  It can happen as a drastic event in a single night or a gradual shift through multiple years. Also, h...

April 22, 2019

Rock climbing has been an important part of my life for the last year and half. It supported me to stay in my body and to heal while I go through “dark night of the soul” period. As I engage in rock climbing, I witness different ways climbers engage in climbing; roughl...

February 27, 2018

When I was a college student, I had a wonderful opportunity to visit Tokushima to see Awa-Odori.  Awa-Odori is a largest traditional Japanese dance festival in Japan that's held in Tokushima every Summer during Obon (Obon is Japanese buddhist tradition which we welcome...

September 6, 2017

When your heart is shattered and only thing you can do is to helplessly stare at those shattered pieces on the floor of a dark and lonely room, just be. Just let yourself stay there for a little while, I know it’s painful.

It is the best place you can be in the moment,...

July 21, 2017

It was one of the evenings about a week ago, I got up from my bed and felt lightheaded, feinted, fell and fractured my rib. I blacked out for a couple seconds so I don’t exactly know how I hit my rib so hard that it breaks. It was a kind pain I wasn’t familiar of, so I...

March 26, 2017

I plan to teach a few yoga classes next couple weeks.

The week of March 27th:

Subbing a Restorative Yoga class 

@ SunWater Spa

Date/Time: March 30th (Fri) 10AM

The week of April 2nd:

Yoga for mindfulness

@ Manitou Springs Pool and Fitness Center

Date/Time: April 5th (Wed)...

March 19, 2017

As I walked my neighbourhood, tiny pink flowers on a young, delicate branch caught my eyes.

They almost looked like cherry blossoms but I’m not exactly sure what it is.

Because cherry blossoms symbolise Spring in Japan, the sight of flowers brought me a notion of nostalg...

January 2, 2017

Seeing and praying to the first sunrise of the year is one of the important tradition to celebrate the new year in Japan. While I stayed up to see the fireworks from Pike Peak last night, I woke up early this morning to see the sunrise. 

My prayer was very simple: May e...

December 15, 2016

It was the last full moon of the year last night and Winter Solstice will come in another week.The days will get shorter and shorter and the nights will get longer and longer until then.

In this darkest time of the year, I have been feeling somewhat slow and heavy with...

November 5, 2016

I walk every morning, mostly a short walk with my dog, Bucky, but I sometimes take an hour long hike in my neighbourhood.

I used to walk in the morning as part of my chore, something on my to-do list. But at one point, I realised this can actually be part of my "Sa...

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