My super top secret test group (no, we can’t even say the name anymore until May 1st 🤣) switched things up today and we did some yoga. ✌🏼🌿🧘🏽♀️ Felt SO good to get back on the mat (was totally rusty though) and stretch these sore muscles! 🔥 Bubble bath 🛁 and then some Netflix & snuggles with my misters! Wild kinda Friday, ya know? 🙈🙌🏼 Watcha all up to? 💋 PS my LR preset is giving me a pretty epic spray tan bronze. 🤣
This fire cracker @yoga_teachin_lawyer
of positive fierce energy will be leading The Movement Concept Trainings™️ alongside @chrissy_frascella
opening this weekend! 🕊⚖️
Carrie, a longtime devotee of yoga with rich varied trainings, longed for a stronger physical practice that brought the elements of yoga into it, but challenged her more physically. As Carrie expanded her deep yoga practice, she realized awareness and connection to self was the key to wholeness, oneness and happiness. Building a community and supportive network has always been a priority to Carrie as she has learned that is at the heart of a strong practice. 🌬 .
Together, they expanded on traditional yoga asana, with movements in many forms, and many forms for many people to connect too. But all with the same philosophy - move with breath to quiet the mind, move in a way that heals the body and ignites the spirit - all the while take time to acknowledge and respect the human in the practice. 🌬
Are you part of the new Fitness Experience™️?
@njyogacollective @abigailgingeralephotography @mandukayoga
I had a conversation with @bennrasmussen
last night about the new wave of trendy yoga, that it seems to be moving towards alignment and anatomical principles directed at keeping the body safe and learning movement patterns that work with calming and channeling the vriti rather than over stimulating and moving against it.
Essentially a practice which is calming and smooth, rather than fiery and chaotic.
I lost my practice and connection to my physicality for some months, and I am only now starting to reconnect with my body after what feels like forever.
As I move into this phase of physical exploration from a stagnant place into one which feels more liberated and spacious, I am conscious and mindful of what I’ve learnt along the way, and of what needs to be done moving forward.
I used to feel trapped in my body, a prison, this practice has set me free and in freedom from that prison I have found freedom to my mind.
My practice today was about challenging myself. Upright standing split is soooo tough for me to balance. I tried keeping my not lifted arm in front of my leg and that just was not happening. I couldn't balance long enough to even extend my leg. So I decided to hold on with both hands. The balance was still soo hard, but I got good extension. However, I still didn't have enough balance time to work on my hip rotation. Regardless, I'm super happy that I balanced pretty long in this pose. Progress is progress 😁😍👌
Spring has sprung here and I know this because my allergies have also exploded. 🌸 Luckily I have figured that a nice cocktail of Flonase and Claritin will do the trick and I can still enjoy this beautiful weather! ✨
He couldn’t come with me. I knew he couldn’t come with me, but I wanted him too. I wanted him to be where I was, and to want what I wanted. I wanted him to hold my hand and jump of the cliffs with me. But he couldn’t. He wasn’t ready yet. The more I tried to make him ready to be where he wasn’t, or may never be, the farther I drove a gap between us. So I dimmed my light to help his shine brighter. I became smaller. Drowning in anxiety. Yet there I was, still standing, ready to give my all for a man who could honestly care less if I stayed or left. Maybe it was my hopeless romantic heart that kept holding on, or perhaps the fears of guilt that wouldn’t let go. It’s a beautiful thing to look back and reflect on who you used to be, and it’s even more beautiful when you know you’re not that person anymore. The minute you start questioning your authenticity in regards to how someone else responds to it, the minute you think about taking yourself down a notch, or the minute you hold back your truth in fear of it being “too much” for someone else, is the exact moment you lose a piece of yourself. Stay long enough and you lose your entire fucking self. I realize now I’m not a woman who is quiet, and quaint in the name of love. I used to strive for it because I was often too much for the people I kept finding myself intertwined with. I tried to tame my passion, or not have an opinion. But fuck that. I don’t want to be quaint. Quaint is fragile, and I am someone you can throw to the wolves. I don’t want to be societies standards of lady like, pretty, or polished. I don’t want to be anything other than who I am. Which is a woman peeling off her layers, finding herself, becoming comfortable in her skin, roaring from the mountain top, and not giving a single fuck whose with me, watching me, or throwing pebbles at me. I show up in the name of love every damn time. Ready to fight for the highest good of all. I no longer show up quiet with a heart ready to fall into your hands. I come with my heart in my chest, intact, loud, full of fire, but more than happy to share it with you. 🖤 Happy Friday, loves. I’m currently swimming in all da post moon feels. Who else? 🤪🌝✨
Mirá un poquito más profundo👁✨ Porque seguís esperando las flores, sin darte cuenta de que la primavera la llevás por dentro🌷🌸🌺
What you know about Los Angeles eh?
I love LA!
One thing I love is how much culture, ethnicity, and diversity it holds. I can leave my home and travel 15-20 minutes and I can experience what it’s like to be in a different country! Seriously, the signs aren’t even in English and buddha🙌🏽 is everywhere in certain areas.
In different parts of LA other religious symbols and churches as well as languages dominate in demographics.
Lots to learn about and discover as well as appreciate! We are all neighbors and we share this city yo!! Shout out!!
So yeah those #instafamous
beings we all follow on instagram may only post rad photos of beautiful and interesting places in different parts of the world (as they should), but if you’re stuck in your bubble then get out!!
Weekend Teaching Schedule:
7pm- Yoga Stretch by candlelight
, Redondo Beach
8:30am- Yoga Sculpt
Location: YogaCycle, Redondo Beach
4:30pm- Hot Power Fusion
, Manhattan Beach
10am- Hot Power Fusion
Location: Hot8 Yoga, MB
#losangeles #onelove #handstand #buffandbendy #activist #loveandalliscoming #bendybrazilianbabe #yoga
Tick tock. Always chasing. Running behind I'm late but to where? Where am I headed the ticking there to me to remind me that the time is now
here is that place, that illusive future i wait for, expecting perfection respecting only that demanding compliance from myself and from you all.
I bow to the teacher within me I'm greeting myself with fresh eyes beginner's mind hoping to shatter illusions to awaken on thrle phone to admissions begging to be allowed to become an eternal student of the life force.
The life force she teaches, ready or not it's transpiring, the lessons are mine if I can stay present but I surrender,I fold.
Don't be fooled the practices are just that. Not end goal or even journey only map, a directional guide to support the work but it's inside. No one can see what it is that I find and they don't have to. The work is for me, it's a farce to imagine you can photograph spiritual progress because compassion is action it's not posing for photos. I don't judge you for hoping or wishing that painting the outside would somehow allow the centre to fall into line with your projections and it might, slowly if you want to wait that long. Those I revere the most the humble true seekers get no props they don't miss them it is not their mission cos they spend their days in work. Don't ask me how, you won't find 'em cos they aren't trying to be, svadyaya focused inward dancing with life and its unfolding grace. Pure form remains, regardless of acclaim it's the same it ain't collecting likes. Proclaim my ignorance day after day may I remain a sponge soaking up the gems as the dust falls away I'm humbled by the dissaray that plagues me. Breathing kindness, time freezes over like the snow cascading over the mountains.
#morningpages #writerscommunity #practiceandalliscoming
#poweroftruth #writersofig #yogateacherlife #tellitlikeitis
Image is by @vagabondary.co
So happy to be joining this challenge and supporting some truly awesome ladies! 🌷CHALLENGE ANNOUNCEMENT🌷
With the arrival of the spring season, join us for 5 days (March 20-24) as we #DetoxwiththeEquinox
Through asanas and detox rituals, we’ll prepare ourselves and our bodies for the bloom of the rebirthing season.
With each day, you’ll get to choose your own poses according to the list below, and for an added benefit, add a twist to it!
Always feel free to modify as needed, and if you need inspiration, check out the hosts and the gallery💖 -
Day 1: Standing pose
Day 2: Fold
Day 3: Heart opener
Day 4: Hip opener
Day 5: Inversion
How to play:
* Follow all hosts & sponsors
* Repost this flyer and invite some friends
* Make sure your profile is public and tag us in your posts so we can see them
* Have fun and always listen to your body!
Throw on those sunnies, grab your keys, water bottle, and mat and come do yoga with me @evolutionsyoga
this weekend!!! Saturdays at 10:15am for Prenatal Flow
Sundays at 6:00pm for $5 Community Flow
I can’t get enough of summer throwbacks, because look at all that green 😭🌲💚
We’re soooo close!!!
Non-physical yoga post.
I don’t believe I ever mentioned this but I have family living in Christchurch. My older brother with his wife and 2 little kids. I was in Brisbane, AU for work and team outing when the Christchurch attack happened. I remember constantly checking my phone to make sure they were ok. Thankfully, my brother messaged us right away to check the news and informed us they were ok. My sis-in-law and the kids were locked down for hours in school for safety when that happened. I am grateful that they’re all safe. However, I am so heartbroken for what’s happened and the victims.
Yesterday, my family and I paid a visit to the memorial to offer our tribute and prayers. If you’re like me who’s empath (or very empathetic), you’d feel all the emotions surrounding the area, not just at the memorial. It was difficult for me not to get emotional. My brother came up to me and asked if I could feel it — I remember looking at him in tears and said “it’s too much”. He understand and said that even with all the sadness you can feel all the love surrounding everyone. He was right. This was a terrible and heartbreaking event but it also brought the community together.
I’m sharing these photos and asking everyone to send some prayers and love to Christchurch. Always teach peace, love, and kindness.
Kia Kaha. Stay strong Christchurch!
“To seek truth requires one to ask the right questions. Those void of truth never ask about anything because their ego and arrogance prevent them from doing so. Therefore, they will always remain ignorant. Those on the right path to Truth are extremely heart-driven and childlike in their quest, always asking questions, always wanting to understand and know everything and are not afraid to admit they don't know something. However, every truth seeker does need to breakdown their ego first to see Truth. If the mind is in the way, the heart won't see anything.”
Suzy Kassem 🌸💖
Home is right here in your arms... already homesick 😭💙
🎨 Artwork by @alphachanneling
“This is the real secret of life -- to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.”
Alan Watts 🌿🌲