Technology

Not Good, Not Bad, just a Tool! It is human to attach meaning to everything that touches our lives. However, I think we forget that meaning comes from motivation not from the inanimate object. There is no meaning in sand, it covers the beach it provides a surface to walk upon. It becomes meaningful through metaphor; through experience and through use.
Same can be said of technology. It is created by humans and therefore by its very creation we attach meaning to it. Step back, and look at it through dispassionate eyes. It is a tool, it is only meaningful because each and every person who uses it gives it their own meaning, their own significance.
At the heart of the matter we could say that it is both creation and destruction. It is the meaning which changes but the object itself has not changed. It can give life, or take it from us. Bring us closer, tear us apart or languish in a heap cluttering our planet. The object has not changed, our motivation and experience is what determines our perception of the object.
We have devices today that we hold in our hand. They allow us to learn, to communicate, to record and document and to share our lives as we have never been able to do. We can wrinkle spacetime by the push of a button and bring those we love into our lives at a moment’s notice. We are able to capture moments and forever still the magic to be recalled at a time when our memory fails us. We can bring together the world, fight injustice, blanket it with sound, color and vibration. We are limited by our imagination, our motivation and our creativity.
Technology is our tool, it will help us build our legacy, it is the summation of our creativity and it is limited only through those limits which we place upon ourselves. Destruction comes with misuse, misunderstanding, arrogance, ignorance, greed and ultimately the lack of respect for the power that lies behind the tool. It is our mind, our will that powers our tools, and that power comes from the meaning we bestow upon them.
Do we look to the future we would be a part of? Do we see the meaning or do we cloak it in fear. Have we forgotten not so long ago as a race we struggled for survival and existence, and now we struggle to not destroy ourselves for our existence. Technology is the tool of this age, but it is but a moment in our history and our future will bring other tools. Maybe it is time that we humans stopped looking to blame our tools for our downfall and to look within ourselves and ask if it is our motivations which we need to examine.
Would it not be a better world if we listened more, spoke less, respected more and criticized less, used our tools to capture light and dispelled the notion that dark was an inevitability of our condition. It is not the technology that we should think upon critically but our motivation for its existence, and more so will it bring us together or forever drive us from one another as we become nameless and faceless masses. It seems ironic that 1/7th of the world is on a platform called Facebook; which ultimately was and I think still is meant to put a face to a name, a person with their ideals and the meaning of their world within reach of all in the world.

©JFK
6-17-18

WONDER IF THERE WERE NO TOMORROWS

Always look up, not down, for maybe one day there will be no tomorrows.
Let yourself be fascinated by that which others pass by.

Acknowledge that sadness exists but find a reason for joy within it.

Let yourself dream more, criticize less and know that sunrises are most precious when you feel them upon your face.

Capture beauty when you can, don’t close your eyes to ugliness but paint it in shades of pink to banish it from existence.

Stop! Take that Breath! Know what is right in your heart, even if the world stands firmly against you.

Never miss an opportunity to love, and always pass by the offerings of hate so freely available.

Be less scared, find more courage and embrace your vulnerability.

No! it doesn’t always work out ok, but find the peace in that and move forward.

For there may not be any tomorrows, maybe the sun will not rise for you…
The words that were not spoken, the dreams that somehow seemed to fantastic to live.

The wonder of the child lost all those summers ago, and winter you forgot was beautiful and clear and gave you perspective.

Love will never grow if bottled and placed upon a shelf; look into the eyes of your family and your friends;

The smiles do fade, the face a wrinkle or two may come… but a moment is all we have.

Do not wonder if there are no tomorrows, but find the strength and capture time; open your eyes and walk boldly . . . become the child and watch the clouds.

For this is your sunrise, and it is a moment without end… do not wonder if there are no tomorrows.
©jfk
6-12-18

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Join us on Memorial Day for a special 9:30am Gentle Yoga class with Tiffany.   All Veterans receive a free class, just show your Military ID.

 

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Meet Andrea, yoga teacher in Empower Yoga, who will direct the Yoga series in Spanish. Andrea Acosta-Duarte de Funk, is an inspiring yoga teacher who tries to make yoga accessible to all. This video shows a little of what makes her and her classes incredible.

 

 

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Empower yoga is a small company owned by women belonging to minorities. We have a passion for giving back to the entire Orlando community. Being able to give back to the Spanish community has a special role in our hearts, since we have seen the struggle of our own family who wants to practice yoga, but English was not their first language. Join us for our first series of Yoga in Spanish and tell your friends and family that you can enjoy this special series.

 

Whether Spanish is your only language, your second language or if you want to delve into yoga and the Latino community, this is the series for you.

 

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Get to know Andrea, yoga teacher at Empower Yoga, who will be leading the Yoga en Espanol Series.  Andrea Acosta-Duarte de Funk, is an inspiring yoga teacher that is all about making yoga accessible to everyone.   This video shows a bit of what makes her and her classes amazing.

 

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Empower yoga is a Minority-Woman owned small business.  We have a passion for giving back to the entire Orlando community.  Being able to give back to Spanish community has a special part in our heart, as we have seen the struggle of our own family who want to practice yoga but English was not their first language.  Join us for our first Yoga in Spanish series and tell your friends and family who may enjoy from this special series.

 

Whether Spanish is your sole language, second language, or you want to dive deeper into yoga and the Latin community this is the series for you.

 

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Happy Hour has never been so Good for you! This class is to embrace the unknown. How often have you wanted to try something new only to talk yourself out of it?  Beat your fears, grow, and find pure joy.Each Wild Class will be a surprise! It will be any class that we offer:
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Time spent together doing things to grow and learn is one of the best gifts you can give.   What better way to show the nurturing souls in your life you appreciate them, than yoga together?   Try out this flow from anywhere.

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Mothers Day Poem Flow

The unconditional love a mother gives is stronger than a Mountain (Mountain/Tadasana Pose).

A mother cares with every fiber of herself, from the top of her head to the tips of her toes. (Forward Fold/Uttanasana Pose).

She is willing to carry the weight of the World on her shoulders just for the smile of her children.  (Plank Pose)

As the Universe constantly shifts and changes, one constant is the love more unconditional and pure than man’s best friend (Down Dog/Adho Mukha Svanasana Pose).

You can rest easy knowing a mother’s love is eternal (Final Resting/Savasana).

*Reminder: always honor your body and take modifications as desired.

Happy Mothers Day from your Empower Yoga Family

 



 

 

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Yoga En Espanol con Andrea.   


 

 

 Now at Fridays 6:45pm
Happy Hour has never been so Good for you! This class is to embrace the unknown. How often have you wanted to try something new only to talk yourself out of it?  Beat your fears, grow, and find pure joy.Each Wild Class will be a surprise! It will be any class that we offer:
Yoga (from Gentle to Power Flow)
Aerial Yoga or Fitness
Acro Yoga
Self Care Mini Workshops
Or we may throw in a whole new modality.
**All classes are designed so everyBODY can praticipate safely and effectively.We will offer a clue the day of on social media (either IG or FB) @EmpowerYogaLove as to what the class may be.
 

Now at Fridays 5:30pm 
 Orlandos best, healthiest & happiest Friday Happy Hour!  Boost your strength and confidence through this empower class focused at toning our mind & body.

 

 

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Mothers Day Flow Poem

Time spent together doing things to grow and learn is one of the best gifts you can give.   What better way to show the nurturing souls in your life you appreciate them, than yoga together?   Try out this flow from anywhere.

Printable Mothers Day Flow Poem

Mothers Day Poem Flow

The unconditional love a mother gives is stronger than a Mountain (Mountain/Tadasana Pose).

A mother cares with every fiber of herself, from the top of her head to the tips of her toes. (Forward Fold/Uttanasana Pose).

She is willing to carry the weight of the World on her shoulders just for the smile of her children.  (Plank Pose)

As the Universe constantly shifts and changes, one constant is the love more unconditional and pure than man’s best friend (Down Dog/Adho Mukha Svanasana Pose).

You can rest easy knowing a mother’s love is eternal (Final Resting/Savasana).

*Reminder: always honor your body and take modifications as desired.

Happy Mothers Day from your Empower Yoga Family

 

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Community Potluck_April 2018

 

 

Join us for a food, friends, and fun. There will be games, activities, and mini yoga hammock demos alongside community friends & food. Everyone is welcomed. You don’t need to be a current member to attend.

 

About:

Bring a vegetarian dish.
• Let us know what you’re bringing. Sign up sheet online (see workshop link above)

Fee:
• Bring dish $3. Just eat (no dish) $9.
• Autopay members no fee w/ dish, $5 if not bringing dish.
• We will bring extra food to cover those coming without a dish….including Valerio’s famous authentic Italian pasta dish! 
Volunteers welcomed!
• Have the small fee waived by helping with clean up.

Let’s get together and celebrate community unity

 

Potluck Sign up sheet:  Let us know what you’re bringing
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