“About” page for Felipe Adan Lerma on his website, Yoga-Adan. Self-portrait photo, educational experience, fitness & yoga certifications, general contact information.
“the intent of this blog is to incrementally build a body of thought that works toward integrating various topics, yoga, fitness, and the arts – it’s a process…”
In progress – what isn’t! 😉
at my age, other than saying “i’m here” 😉 there’s just too many things to say, to just say who i am –
the image below is “Barton Springs Canoe” a large (36×48) oil on canvas i think captures a chunk of me i like…contrasts, blendings of smooth edged colors, a human presence, and a slightly skewed perspective 😉
image-wise, the skewed perspective also refers to the view from Barton Springs Rd Bridge in Austin, Tx
the arts, meditation, yoga, fitness – that’s a big part of me, but not all of me…
As the oldest of six, a father of three, and a grandfather of five, and married over thirty years, I believe, in writing stories and poems, I’ve found a perfect outlet for my years of living.
I have been writing and creating pictures since high school in the sixties, and began writing more seriously in the late 70s and early 80s.
One of my more recent surprises has been to read a definition of Romance that seems to generally fit the majority of both my poetry and fiction: a central story involving the relationship of two people, and a generally optimistic and satisfying ending.
With that revelation, I now view Romance fiction in a whole new light. 😉
But if I had to give one word about most of my fiction and poetry, and even my images, it’s relationships.
The interactions of people, especially couples and among family, seem to have the strongest hold on me. That would also help explain why even in my poetry about teachers and nurses and others, it is the relationship aspect that usually is my focus.
Below, is more general information about myself. I hope you can take advantage of the half dozen or so titles I offer free for downloads, and will also consider and enjoy my other work. Thanks so much!
Felipe Adan Lerma
July 03, 2013
Prior and Current Fitness Certifications
M.A. Humanities, University of Houston Clear Lake
M.A. English Lit, University of Houston Clear Lake
B.A. Theatre Arts, University of Houston Clear Lake
AFAA – Group Fitness Certification
CPR/AED – American Heart Association
Zumba – Zumba & Zumba Gold Licensed
SilverSneakers – MSROM (Muscular Strength & Range of Motion); Cardio Circuit; Yoga Stretch – Stress Reduction
Yoga 200 Hr CYT – Lex Gillan, The Yoga Institute
First Meditation Studies – Esoteric Philosophy Center, Houston, early 1970’s