Why I Love My Husband

Before you roll your eyes, let me explain.  I am three months postpartum.  My husband has seen me become a sea lion with child, a warrior in childbirth, and finally, a nearly identical looking, but very different version of the wife he once knew. 

One of the great perks occurring in my body after having a baby has been massive amounts of hair loss.  Some people say this is just shedding the excess hair you gained when, thanks to hormones, you supposedly had fabulous hair in pregnancy.  From the look of my hair loss, I am guessing I shed any "excess" hair long ago, and this is a clear path to eventual baldness.  No joke, each time I shampoo my hair I am left with the equivalent of a small animal in my hands. Out of sick curiosity, and a fascination with my own unraveling, I have taken to plastering the shower wall with all of the hair I lose in a single shower.  I call it art.  More recently, I have decided to let all of the hair I lose collect in the bathroom, just to see how far I can go with it.  Mind you, we have only one bathroom, and it is not large. When I announced my plan to my husband, he was unfazed. 

"Are you collecting hair from the rest of the apartment, or is it limited to the bathroom?" he asks me.  "Just the bathroom," I say, wanting to appear methodical about the ordeal.  He nods.

This morning, when I went into the bathroom, to my great delight and like a shining jewel, I discovered a massive hairball placed carefully on the countertop.  He never asked me why, he never scoffed at my plan, and amazingly, he didn't even show disgust!  Instead, he supported me.  I felt acknowledged, as if he accepted my needs without questioning me and my motives for collecting my falling hair. 

I love my husband because he collects my hairballs…and he doesn't judge me for it.

Goodbye, glorious hair...

Goodbye, glorious hair...


SAVE THE DATE: Upcoming Workshop with OSMR

Movement Research: Breaking the Rules of Time

Sunday, September 13

2pm-6pm

$20

Santa Barbara Dance Arts

 

"The ultimate purpose in teaching others to dance is to provide them with the means for opening the doorways of their own creativity, to liberate them so they are enabled to use the materials of dance to reveal the uniqueness of their individual natures."  --Aileene S. Lockhart, Modern Dance

 

OSMR (Open Source Movement-Research) is presenting the first of a series of three movement workshops exploring time, space, and energy.

September's workshop explore choreographic use of time -- looking at non-linearity, discontinuity, and various ways we can play with and disrupt the rules of time.

Led by Kaita Mrazek, Tim Wood, and Marco Pinter

Registration information and more details coming soon!

Infinite Tim.

Infinite Tim.


Collaborations

I recently applied to participate in a dance workshop in Canada.  As part of the application I created a reel of highlights of my performance and choreography.  Sadly, I was not chosen for the workshop (rejection is hard!) but I was left with this great retrospective of past projects.  

Sometimes I feel like I'm not doing or creating anything beautiful or important in this world, but having this reel is a reminder of the things I've done. These projects would not be so stunning if it hadn't been for the vision and skill of my collaborators.  If there is one thing I have realized about myself as an artist, it is that I am not an island! My art is truly made richer by those I have had the privilege of exploring with, and for that I am truly grateful.

 

THIS SATURDAY AT YOGA SOUP

Pilates for Yoga 

Taught by Kaita Mrazek and Justine Malick

 

Saturday January 17th

1:30 - 4 PM

$25

 

How are Yoga and Pilates different?

How do they support one another? 

Go beyond just "finding your core." Connect with your body in a way that enables you to efficiently flow through a series of exercises with precision and harmony. Strengthen the neural pathways to muscles you've never used before, developing healthier movement patterns that will directly effect how you move through your daily life.

Be challenged and motivated to progress, to truly feel the beautiful changes happening in your body. Strengthen, rehabilitate, revitalize or nourish...make the practice your own...

Sign up now at Yoga Soup

Upcoming Workshop: Pilates for Yoga

"Pilates, that's just like Yoga, right?"  

 

It's a comment I have heard often when I mention what I do for a living.  

Well, yes and no.  There are ways in which Pilates and Yoga are similar, but there are also ways in which they are different, and quite complementary.  In this workshop, Justine Malick and I will look at some shapes commonly expressed in a Yoga practice, and present Pilates exercises which can support these shapes.  It's a great opportunity to deepen your Yoga practice, and get a taste of the Pilates Method!

Pilates For Yoga

Saturday, January 17, 2015

1:30-4:00pm

Yoga Soup

$25

Bridging the gap between Yoga and Pilates!

Bridging the gap between Yoga and Pilates!