I grew up in a religious and very conservative home in a relatively small town in Utah. When I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, it was a bit of a culture shock. I started work at a new job and upon meeting my coworkers there was one person that I didn't know if they were a boy or a girl. After our first meeting I thought she was a female that was married to a girl. Then as I spent more time with this person, I realized that I might have made an incorrect assumption. This person being a kind, loving, give someone the shirt off your back kind of person changed my perspective of transgender people forever. This couple forced me to change the views I had been taught growing up, they helped me to see that LGBTQ people are not evil, they are not choosing to go against anything, they are being themselves. I will forever be grateful to this couple for helping me open my eyes to beauty in being who you truly are. . . #alowinterwarriors . . ❄️Hosts❄️ @bethanysmithyoga @emmitheyogi @kelleyapril @lizfair_ @yogaforthegwinn @yogimegs . . ☃️Sponsors☃️ @aloyoga @alo.moves . . 💙Poses to prepare💙 Warrior I❄️ Humble Warrior❄️ Warrior II❄️ Reverse Warrior❄️ Side angle pose❄️ Crescent Pose Crescent Twist Warior III Half Moon/Sugarcane A pose that makes YOU feel like a warrior . . #yoga#aloyoga#yogachallenge#igyogachallenge#aloyogachallenge#igyoga#beginneryoga#alllevel#warrior#warriors#yogagirl#igyogachallenges#winter#yogafam#yogamom#yogalife#yogajournal
Please join us during the month of February for the WINTER edition of #fourseasonsyogis ❄️🌺☀️🍁 On Sundays, we will rest from asana and reflect in nature on the seasonal theme: LOVE❤️💜🧡🖤💛💚💙💖 Mondays through Saturdays, we are offering yogi’s choice of poses falling in different categories. You get the chance to show us what poses you LOVE!! . Mondays: Any seated pose Tuesdays: Any standing pose Wednesdays: Any folding pose Thursdays: Any backbend Fridays: Any twisting pose Saturdays: Any balance pose ❄️🌺☀️🍁 . . To participate: 🙏🏼Follow all hosts and sponsors 🙏🏼Tag hosts and sponsors in daily posts using the hashtag #fourseasonsyogis for a chance to win prizes from our generous sponsors. 🙏🏼Share this flier and tag a few friends to play along 🙏🏼Make sure your profile is public so we can see your posts! ❄️🌺☀️🍁 Hosts: @yogini_bikini @imayogagirl @laceytcufitchick Sponsors: @thewoodenpuzzle @humblebrands @upnunderestm8d @yogisurprise @statementmadejewellery . *international winners will be responsible for shipping fees*
You may have noticed some of our teachers were out of town this week. @bannanniea was in San Fran training with @judithlasater and both @nursenickyoga and @vanphelan were in Charlottesville training with @peachfriedman and @noahmaze 💙 So why does this matter? 👇👇 ••• 1️⃣First off, we move peoples bodies. It is important to be skilled and knowledgeable in how to do that with mastery and with skillful communication. 2️⃣ It’s important to always be a student. We never know it all, we never “get there” as instructors, nor as students. There are endless avenues to take your yoga practices just as there are endless ways to teach it. We believe it is vital to follow the pull of interest in teaching, just as it is in practicing. We are forever students. 3️⃣ We have much of our staff currently enrolled in advanced trainings, apprenticeships, workshops all around, or right here at our own advanced training at M3. Almost 80% of our teachers are currently enrolled in continuing education. We have teachers following the teachers that get them excited to teach. They learn, apply that knowledge, and then find a way to translate that to you. We have teachers that have completed one or more advanced trainings already. 💙 ••• We encourage you all to never stop listening to your bodies, that pull of intuition and be forever students. We will as well. We will keep bringing back the good stuff for you. We will keep improving as teachers just as you do as students. We are on this journey together. We will never “arrive” together. We will get better, be challenged, and encourage each other together. Thanks for trusting us #athensga - we will keep learning and evolving for you and with you. 🥰
teaching in a mindful and intentional way reminds me to slow down ✨ sometimes I feel like 2-3 rounds of a flow isn't enough + a meditation at the beginning and an 8 minute savasana . . and then i remember my intention :: slowness, listening. There is no rush to fit everything in one class, let alone a one hour class. If I keep my focus on one area of exploration there is no need to wonder. . maybe its the 10 rounds that i was trained to incorporate when i first started teaching. or maybe its the look that people give me when they wonder why i'm not moving faster. the only thing i can do is keep trusting. trusting in this path of listening. putting in the work and continuing to accept myself in all of this new-ness 🌸 . . the best thing we can do for ourselves is compliment us ... yes, you.. YOURSELF. . . ✨what are you saying to yourself when you've had an off day? Talk sweetly to you ❤️
Day 17’s Baddha Konasana, Day 16’s Dhanurasana and Day 15’s Anjaneyasana for for #30dayyogajourney#yogachallenge with @kinoyoga @omstarsofficial @liforme @ohmmeapparel @yogagivesback in one post because I haven’t been thinking about snapping yoga photos. I have been enjoying a lot of time on the mat with my favorite teachers (almost daily) and that itself, is such a treat. I don’t even practice in between classes these days. 😂 #chewdoesyoga
day 4 of #twisttransformrevive ⇢ a seated twist. I chose gomukhasana legs because what’s not to love about a good hip opener! 🙌🏼 hosts: @bohemian_heart @eleonorazampatti @mikmill @nataliasyoga @marta__milani @warriorfromwithin sponsors: @aloyoga @alo.moves
🍀Day 1 #phelanlucky challenge I went with a funky hybrid side crow/flying lizard pose. Supporting my yogi sis Chardell @stronger_for_ben READ BELOW! Jan 18-22 ❤️🍀 #phelanlucky#teamben22q13 . Join us for some yoga and wonderful prizes from our sponsors as we raise awareness for individuals with Phelan-McDermid Syndrome! A genetic condition also known as 22q13 Deletion Syndrome. For each day of this 5 day challenge a theme of poses will be introduced along with information about #phelanmcdermidsyndrome and more specifically, a 9 year old with Phelan-Mcdermid Syndrome named Ben. . This challenge will also run in conjunction with the annual #phelanlucky fundraising campaign where all proceeds go to the Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation which helps families just like Ben’s. The Phelan Lucky campaign will run through the 28th of January. If you choose to donate, you can choose from a variety of options: T-shirt; hoodie; or tank top, there are even options for little ones. Here is the link to donate www.customink.com/fundraising/phelanlucky2019 With your donations make sure to put #teamben22q13 in the “Share why you are supporting this campaign” section so we can show our love for Ben. 🍀 . Everyone is welcome as your hosts will provide options for ALL levels🕉 Choose what feels comfortable for you and have fun! If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask us in our comments or by DM🙋🏼♀️ . 🌈Hosts: @stronger_for_ben @j.j.eyring @_balance_in_life_ . 🙏🏻Sponsors: @phelanlucky22q13 @faithfoxdesigns @designergenesmom @will2wow_jewelry @hennaluv_wilckenartshop @avjorden @mweidauer . ❤️🍀Line up: 1. Balance/Grounding/Arm Balance ✔️ 2. Core 3. Inversion 4. Heart Opener 5. Yogi’s choice of a pose that scares you, but you are working on it as we are always growing in our practice and so is Ben! #igyogachallenge#practiceandalliscoming#yogaeverydamnday#yogachallenge#yogadaily#yogaeverywhere#bestphoto#yogafit
When I get told that I don't need to do Keto --- The myth about Keto is just about weight loss.....If that was just the case, I wouldn't want to be in Keto!! I do not have a before/after photo because I always looked the same. The only fat I want to get rid of is the excess fat around the liver (fatty liver disease) My main reason for Keto is keeping my insulin levels down & chronic inflammation at bay, I am hoping to get my energy levels back up with a clear head, better brain function, memory, etc. I want to keep my curves & build more strength but No, I don't want a hard muscular body with zero fat!! Nothing wrong with people wanting that.... I just am in love with CURVES. There are many reasons why people do KETO, weight loss being one of them. But if you do the research, there are many health benefits to this too. Know what you want from this & focus on that. Health always comes first, the body will naturally shed excess fat & keep what is required to run efficiently in the right environment. Trust your body Trust the process & Enjoy your journey to maintaining health, fitness & wellness ✌🏼👌🏼💚Every BODY is different & unique, find what suits you best!!!!!✨✨✨ #ketomom#ketolife#ketojourney#ketoadapted#ketosis#insulinresistance#keto#ketolifestyle#yogamom#yogalife#yogachallenge#yogainspiration#corestength#lovemycurves#yogadaily#yogapractice#mindfulpractice
#repost @temyoga with @get_repost ・・・ NEW CHALLENGE ANNOUNCEMENT 👇👇 #strongstretchyshoulders 15 - 21 Jan Join Andrea, Indira and Temy for 7 days of practice where it is all about shoulders! To build up a steady practice we need to give them a special attention as they play such a important part on inversions, core postures, arm balances, etc. We will post one day in advance so you will know how to enter the postures. Let’s get these shoulders beautifully strong and stretchy! . Hosts . @andreamegale.yoga . @indira.yoga . @temyoga . . Sponsors . @liquidoactive @bolderafashion @will2wow_jewelry @embracetheblock . The Asanas . Day 1 : Ardha Pincha Mayurasana (Dolphin) and Dolphin Plank . Day 2 : Parsva Balasana ( Thread the Needle) . Day 3 : Eka Bhuja Swastikasana I . Day 4 : Eka Bhuja Padmasana . Day 5 : Rack Pose . Day 6 : Penguin Pose . Day 7: Uttana Shishosana (Puppy Pose) or Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana (Forearm Wheel) . To be eligible for a prize: . ➡️ Repost the flyer. ➡️ Tag few friends to join. ➡️ Follow all hosts and sponsors. ➡️ Post every day using the hashtag #StrongStretchyShoulders ➡️ Show each other love and support . . . . #januaryyogachallenge #challengethyyoga#yogachallenge #strongwomen#strongnotskinny #ashtangi #ashtanga#yogateacher #yogastrong #fityogi #yogini#myyogalife #fortheloveofyoga #iwearliquido#onebreathatatime#yogaeverydamnday#yogaaddict#yogacommunity#yogajourney#yogagirl#yogaeverywhere#yogalove#practiceyogachangeyourworld
📌 Gretel Ehrlich “Boşluk, arındırılmış, sönük ya da ‘dalgın’ bir hayatı değil, herhangi bir fikre ya da duruma zekice uyumlanabilen aklıselim bir hayatı ifade eder.” der. Hepimizin yaşamak istediği hayat bu değil mi?
. You want perfection in someone, and all you see is imperfection. You are the perfect faultfinder. Cultivate perfection in yourself before you demand it from another. When you come to realize that true love means accepting another the way he or she really is, you will be mature enough for a serious commitment.
. I'm not the same person I used to be and I’m enjoying it ~ start living my unique journey, changing my lifestyle.... Breaking my own limits and outgrowing myself to live my best life, learning to stop comparing; I’m not competition with others... but somehow ~ .
. Everyone has to make their own decisions. I still believe in that. You just have to be able to accept the consequences without complaining and magic happens when you do not give up, even though you want to! The universe always fall in love with a stubborn heart! . . . #coffee#coffeelover
Some people will talk to you in their free time and some people will free their time to talk to you, learn the different. Because nothing hurts more than being ignored, replaced, forgotten or lied to. . . . . #ocean#seabreeze