Sometimes I rebel…

Sometimes I rebel
And allow the rage to dance
and spiral away from me

And when it does…
When it leaves me
When I channel it out
Thru some wild unapologetic dancing

The kind of dancing
that connects me
to my primal self

I witness
My inner wolf
I witness
As this body moves
to ancient rhythms

I witness
As I set her free
I allow her
to get lost
and wild
and primal

And when I do…
When I’ve allowed my howls
and my growls to leave me

I feel my body settle
I feel her quiet down


I fill that space with gratitude

With silence

For freedom
For peace
For for give ness


Lets Give Peace a Chance…

You deserve peace.  
She deserves peace.  
He deserves peace.  
They deserve peace.
We all deserve peace.  

One by one we can add a lil bit more peace into our lives….

how do you start, you ask?
Start with affirming out loud, “I set the intention to create a peaceful moment for myself each day”

What time of day you ask? 
Try this in the am…  Feel your breath.  Place your hand over your heart.  Allow yourself to feel.  

What’s the next step?
Get up and do it… Try it now.

This is your world. You create it with your thoughts, your words, your actions.  
You create with with what you do

In the words of John Lennon Let’s “Give Peace a Chance”

Give Peace a Chance Lyrics…

Two, one two three four

Everybody’s talking about
Bagism, Shagism, Dragism, Madism
Ragism, Tagism, this-ism, that-ism
Ism ism ism

All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance

Everybody’s talkin’ ’bout ministers, sinisters
Banisters and canisters, bishops and fishops
Rabbis and pop eyes, bye bye, bye byes

All we are saying, is give peace a chance
All we are saying, is give peace a chance

Let me tell you now
Everybody’s talking about, revolution
Evolution, masturbation, flagellation
Regulation, integrations, meditations
United Nations, congratulations

All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance

Everybody’s talking about, John and Yoko
Timmy Leary, Rosemary, Tommy smothers
Bobby Dylan, Tommy Cooper, Derek Taylor
Norman Mailer, Alan Ginsberg, Hare Krishna, Hare Hare Krishna

All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance

Slow Sexy Sacred – Belly Dance Yoga with Rosangel Perez



Bellydance Yoga with Rosangel Perez

Gentle easy movements, breath work, chanting, laughter & meditation enhanced by a music selection intended to “get you out of your head” and into your body. No exp necessary.

Lets explore.  This class is not based on technique… it’s foundation and intention is feeling your sacred sexy self…

Benefits: promotes relaxation, ease, helps release stress, tensions, and anxiety…

Bring your yoga mat. Please arrive on time.

Friday, November 21st 8pm-9pm $20 (reg $20 or 2 ppl for $15)
Location: Y-7 Yoga
(Take elevator to lower level -located at 240 Kent Ave between North 1st and Grand St.
Williamsburg, BK 11249)

Register for classes at Botanikal or by email:

Botanikal Featuring Crystal Connection Stones is located inside “The The Shops at 240 Kent Ave
240 Kent Avenue between North 1st and Grand St.
Williamsburg, BK 11249

29 Days of For Give Ness


The Perez Sisters NYC are hosting a Free Virtual International Event called, 29 Days of For Give Ness  We share this event on  The Gratitude Movement’s  Facebook event page.

We invite you to make the month of November & December about forgiveness…

offer yourself the gift of forgiveness…

Forgiveness is not about forgetting
or letting anyone else off the hook

Forgiveness is about offering yourself the gift of freedom…
to honor yourself to say…

NO More, will I carry this pain, I choose freedom and peace now…


In the morning, when you first wake up,
Say Thank you,
Affirm: I forgive….

Sit in reflection for a few moments with one hand over your heart and the other over your tummy, observing your breath in appreciation for waking up to the blessings of another day.

In the evening, spend five minutes reflecting on your day. Get a journal to write your daily reflections.

My commitment to you…
After hosting several virtual gratitude events on Facebook, I have discovered that many start the 29 Days of Gratitude journey, less than half make it pass the first ten days, and a small percentage of that complete the journey.

Your commitment:
Make this month about nurturing yourself. Notice “yourself” throughout the day. Sit in reflection for at least 5 mins in the morning and in the evening. Maintain a nightly gratitude journal.

Share you daily gratitude post here with us.

You get what you put into this journey. That’s the beauty of gratitude. It begins simple. If you surrender to this journey, gratitude will transform your relationships… allowing for a deep appreciation and enjoyment of the present.

Hurry, Get Your Journal.
We start soon!We invite you to join us for 29 Days of Gratitude: For Give Ness. Click here to join the event.

Allow me to share my private journal entry about forgiveness.  

I forgive you for your assumptions of me.
I forgive you for your gossip.
I forgive you for your venomous tongue. I forgive you for your critiques.
I forgive you for your attempts to bully me.
I forgive you for wanting to censor me.
Thank you for being such a great teacher. Some lessons were extremely hard to learn. But they have all led me back to me.
Led me back to the core of what’s important.
I matter.
And this is my life.
My journey
My decisions
My lessons

My canvas on which I create anew at each instant

Day by day
My experience
My awareness

I forgive you for trying to impose your world view on me
I give myself this gift of for give ness
This gift of self forgiveness.

~la shamanessa


Do you really know what makes her happy?


words for the soul

For the freedom of dancing…

I am the fire the wind and the storm I am the connection between heaven and earth My feet barefoot To feel my mama To sense the pulses She sends me To connect To the rhythm of the moment To the dance of the now This is a freedom I cherish A freedom I treasure This is my connection between worlds Where I travel to holy places And experience divine bliss With my body As my channel As my instrument I become one with the drum I am alive I am alive I am alive Aho… La Shamanessa - Movement is my Medicine

She Left

she left

and it was a surprise
no one saw it coming
she didn’t talk about it
she didn’t even drop a clue

perhaps maybe she did
perhaps there were signs…

perhaps I should have taken note
when she stopped arguing
when all of a sudden
the things that would create a war between us
didn’t seem to rock her in the slightest

perhaps I should have taken note
when her gaze became distant

I thought everything was ok

I mean…
she was smiling more
she seemed more content
she kept herself busy
she handled herself

And I was so proud of her
She became so independent

And I finally breathed
I was able to pay attention to my things…
my dreams, my visions, my business

It felt comforting to know she was there, waiting for me

She kept me grounded

perhaps I took this for granted

perhaps I should have paid attention more

I assumed she would never leave

she did
she left

she took everything that was hers
she made a new horizon

and she didn’t even leave a note