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Happy to be back to my regular schedule!! Come see me (quickly) lol, Sunday 10am and 6:30pm Wednesday ...
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Happy to be back to my regular schedule!! Come see me (quickly) lol, Sunday 10am and 6:30pm Wednesday @yogapearl 12pm today (Sunday) Tuesday 7pm and Friday mornings now 9:30am level 1 @hotsculptyoga also at the MAC Noon Wednesday and Friday and 7:30am Saturday mornings! Let’s keep if moving ... Happy to be back to my regular schedule!! Come see me (quickly) lol, Sunday 10am and 6:30pm Wednesday @yogapearl ✨ 12pm today (Sunday) Tuesday 7pm and Friday mornings now 9:30am level 1 @hotsculptyoga also at the MAC Noon Wednesday and Friday and 7:30am Saturday mornings! Let’s keep if moving through summer! ✨ #yogapdx #portlandyoga #yogalove #yogateacher #yogamentor #ashtavakrasana at #thegrandcanyon 🤷‍♀️😂
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Making broken arms look cool since 2018... 🤷‍♀️ Skateboarding happens... just so glad it wasn’t ...
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Making broken arms look cool since 2018... 🤷‍♀️ Skateboarding happens... just so glad it wasn’t worse and that it happened after the big road trip! Making broken arms look cool since 2018... 🤷‍♀️ Skateboarding happens... just so glad it wasn’t worse and that it happened after the big road trip! ❤️
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Rise and shine. <span class="emoji emoji2600"></span>️ Woke up with a nasty chest cough and will be in this pose #fishpose until further ...
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Rise and shine. ️ Woke up with a nasty chest cough and will be in this pose #fishpose until further notice . On a positive note I had a crystal clear dream we got a border collie puppy and a baby black goat to match and I was walking them down the street on a leash as they hopped all over each other. ... Rise and shine. ☀️ Woke up with a nasty chest cough and will be in this pose #fishpose until further notice 😂. On a positive note I had a crystal clear dream we got a border collie puppy and a baby black goat to match and I was walking them down the street on a leash as they hopped all over each other. 😭🤷‍♀️😂 It was the cutest thing I have even seen and is still making me giggle. Someday I’ll have a farm. 😬 #farmhouseyoga 🤷‍♀️ in Belize? #yogainspiration #yogaposes #matsyasana #chestopener #yogaheals #yogalove #datyogalife
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Word up. #repost @thegoodquote
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Last night I watched the Robin Williams documentary on HBO “come inside my mind” and while I cried ...
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Last night I watched the Robin Williams documentary on HBO “come inside my mind” and while I cried (of course) something clicked and felt so connected and alive from it, an “aha moment” if you will. Robin got his energy from being on stage. Person after person said how he was his best self in front ... Last night I watched the Robin Williams documentary on HBO “come inside my mind” and while I cried (of course) something clicked and felt so connected and alive from it, an “aha moment” if you will. Robin got his energy from being on stage. Person after person said how he was his best self in front of hundreds even thousands of people. I identify so much with this. I struggle with confidence, like I REALLY struggle with believing in myself at the core. Which is so confusing because I am my MOST confident in front of a giant room of full of people. I’m sure there is some psychological term for it, I’m not just an extrovert (but if you look up extrovert in the dictionary there’s a picture of me😂)... it’s literally like unless I have an audience my “genius” can’t happen. I put that in parentheses because I’m not saying I’m a genius although sometimes I surprise myself, I’m saying we all have personal genius, something that is personal to us, or as my friend @dsavory_modernmindfulness says our #zoneofgenius that everyone has from birth.

All of this to say that, instead of feeling ashamed that I “need attention” or that I’m “needy” I’m going to reframe it that my zone of genius is with an audience. I’m a singer, did you know that? This is me at my dear friend Alices wedding where I sang “feels like home” by Bonnie Rait. I LOVE singing. I LOVE public speaking. I love connecting to people through music and emotion and movement. I’m so grateful I’m in a career that lets me do that everyday because it feeds my soul. Not my ego, but my soul. There is a big difference. And today I’m telling the universe to send me alllllll the people that want connection, because if I need an audience to feel like my BEST self and YOU need connection, inspiration, motivation, and to be seen? Well I’m here for you. Just saying it out loud and working on some ways to grow.

Robin, thank you for your gifts, you still and always will inspire with your life and your work. Holy shit are you funny. ❤️ That is all for now! Thank you for reading and comment below with your zone of genius or of you want to join me somewhere and be a part of my audience! I live for connection, let’s connect.
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Fav. Pose. Eva. And #tbt to the first trip of this summer and only 7 lbs away but somehow I have given ...
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Fav. Pose. Eva. And #tbt to the first trip of this summer and only 7 lbs away but somehow I have given wayyyy too much power to those 7 lbs and it’s not like I have a perfect body with or without them so wtf?! Anyway. When I’m offering myself some compassion as I am today, I realized I’ve been traveling ... Fav. Pose. Eva. And #tbt to the first trip of this summer and only 7 lbs away but somehow I have given wayyyy too much power to those 7 lbs and it’s not like I have a perfect body with or without them so wtf?! Anyway. When I’m offering myself some compassion as I am today, I realized I’ve been traveling since June 11th and out of routine, not practicing and it’s no fucking wonder I kinda lost my shit for a minute. Speaking to my BFF on her birthday this morning I realized a victory or a win. I’ve always had body image issues and I’ve talked about it here before but I was an early bloomer (period at 11 years old) and curves at 11 or 12 were interpreted as fat, both internally and externally. So now at 44 that’s over 3 decades of body shaming myself and riding the roller coaster of weight fluctuations.

So what’s the win I realized? In over 3 decades of these fluctuations they get shorter and shorter and the rabbit hole gets more shallow every time. I used to go down so deep I’d be punishing myself for months and crash dieting, dabbling in eating disorders and loathing myself for gaining weight after “feeling good” and today I’m practicing yoga, meditation and deep breaths to remind myself I don’t have to go there again, EVER again. You have tools and forgiveness and you are beautiful no matter what. I’m done with this conversation now because hey I don’t wanna bring anyone down but just wanted you guys to know I feel sooooo much better already today and reminding ourselves everything is temporary and no matter how far you go down a wrong path you can always turn back, and luckily I don’t go down as far as I used to. #selflove #takespractice #youarebeautiful #loveyourbody #loveyourself #selfcare #yogainspiration #yogamom #takecareofyourbody
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Note taken. Challenge accepted. This is not something I learned as a kid, honestly I didn’t have ...
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Note taken. Challenge accepted. This is not something I learned as a kid, honestly I didn’t have great examples of self love growing up. I’m realizing that now, but that doesn’t mean I can’t continue to try and learn it now. A lot of things feel like they are coming together emotionally right ... Note taken. Challenge accepted. This is not something I learned as a kid, honestly I didn’t have great examples of self love growing up. I’m realizing that now, but that doesn’t mean I can’t continue to try and learn it now. A lot of things feel like they are coming together emotionally right now and although they are difficult realizations, I can’t help but feel like it’s a necessity step in my work and projects. Grateful to my husband for continuing to help and guide me with love and honesty but I know I’m put to the task right now of really loving and believing in myself. I thought I was doing it, 🤷‍♀️ I thought I was, but there’s still work to do. Perhaps there will always be work to do in this area for me and I’ll slip and need to be reminded again and again but at least I know what I need to do, where the work needs to be done, and what my Achilles heal is so I can strengthen that weakness and kick some ass. That is all. Happy Thursday friends, repost inspiration from @jessicazweig today. 💛
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Today I practiced REAL yoga... “the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry”... I had plans of ...
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Today I practiced REAL yoga... “the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry”... I had plans of a hot sweaty practice because truth be told I feel like shit about myself. 12 days on the road no matter how you try leaves you bloated and dehydrated all at the same time. It was all I could think about ... Today I practiced REAL yoga... “the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry”... I had plans of a hot sweaty practice because truth be told I feel like shit about myself. 12 days on the road no matter how you try leaves you bloated and dehydrated all at the same time. It was all I could think about because my monkey mind was shaming me for indulging all week. I woke up excited to practice and feel like I could get “back on track” translation “you suck and you’ve done it again, let yourself go”😞. I took a shower and washed my hair and spent luxurious time in my bathroom pampering myself just thrilled to be home but all the while mentally beating myself up, I weighed myself 3 times, I was obsessing... meanwhile Brian unpacked the car, sorted, started and was handling the laundry and taking care of unpacking.
We got into an argument and I tried to practice but instead of a hot sweaty practice I got up stormed out changed clothes because I was too upset. I came back to my room in my dress and I sat in meditation and cried my eyes out trying to get perspective because I’m feeling really bad about myself. I laid down continued to cry and clarity came. I had a long shavasana and though physically I didn’t “earn” it, emotionally I sure as hell did. I took a picture to share because to me this is #realyoga friends.
This is where the practice serves us and how the practice; meditation, asana, pranayama all of it changes our lives. I’ve struggled all day to come out of my morning funk and realize once again I am beautiful even after a road trip and indulging, and I am loved even though I thought if myself first, and this is a moment in time that will pass... but yoga is the bridge to that understanding of myself, my actions, my shortcomings, my old patterns of worthlessness and not allowing myself to slip into them. Communication is the key to sharing yourself with others once you know yourself well enough, I’m still working on that part. Tomorrow I will work on my sweaty practice because it is a part of what makes me feel good, but today I’m grateful for perspective, my hard working husband, and yoga in all its forms. ❤️ #selflove #takespractice
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I’m hooommmeee! Teaching tonight 6:30pm @yogapearl and so excited to see you and get back into routine! I ...
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I’m hooommmeee! Teaching tonight 6:30pm @yogapearl and so excited to see you and get back into routine! I love traveling be it with family or for work but I have to say there is NOTHING BETTER, than coming home. Especially to a clean house. 🏼 All the beds were made, everything was fresh ... I’m hooommmeee! Teaching tonight 6:30pm @yogapearl and so excited to see you and get back into routine!

I love traveling be it with family or for work but I have to say there is NOTHING BETTER, than coming home. Especially to a clean house. 🙌🏼✨✨✨ All the beds were made, everything was fresh and clean because we made sure before we left, a choice I never regret. I woke up to fresh coffee, (thanks babe) in fresh sheets and am so happy and grateful for the time we had on the road but now it’s time to settle in and enjoy the rest of the summer at home. Oh and also for the detox! Join me tonight!

#yogapdx #portlandyoga #yogaeverywhere #yogamom #yogalove #dancerpose (tentative dancer on the side of #thegrandcanyon ) 😂 ⠀
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“The closer I’m bound in love to you, the closer I am to free.” -Indigo Girls. Sometimes I’m at the ...
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“The closer I’m bound in love to you, the closer I am to free.” -Indigo Girls. Sometimes I’m at the wheel, sometimes you are. We sing different songs when we take the wheel, and that’s why I love riding with you. When it’s me it’s indigo girls and you say it’s nails on a chalk board but you know ... “The closer I’m bound in love to you, the closer I am to free.” -Indigo Girls.

Sometimes I’m at the wheel, sometimes you are. We sing different songs when we take the wheel, and that’s why I love riding with you. When it’s me it’s indigo girls and you say it’s nails on a chalk board but you know it makes me so happy I literally cry so you pretend to sleep. 😂 When it’s the hard HARD core rap I put my headphones in and listen to my meditation app while you drive and get us through hard stretches. On our way home now, and can’t wait to get back to the life we’ve built together, vacation or not I love you more than I could ever have thought possible. Never letting go, and still freeeeeee... (Kanye voice) love you babe. #truelove #rideordie #newgriswolds #vacationsover #andthatsok #loveofmylife #happymomma #grandcanyon #headedhome #seeyousoon
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 #busted getting in the #disney spirit! <span class="emoji emoji1f440"></span> <span class="emoji emoji1f602"></span>🤷‍♀️ #starwars #minnieears #forthewin #winning #disneyland ...
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#busted getting in the #disney spirit! 🤷‍♀️ #starwars #minnieears #forthewin #winning #disneyland #newgriswolds #busted getting in the #disney spirit! 👀 😂🤷‍♀️ #starwars #minnieears #forthewin #winning #disneyland #newgriswolds
When at the Grand Canyon and when you are a yoga teacher I guess this is just what you do. 🤷‍♀️ Make sure ...
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When at the Grand Canyon and when you are a yoga teacher I guess this is just what you do. 🤷‍♀️ Make sure you’re not too close to the edge, (notice my very safe distance)... make sure you’re not wearing a bra or traditional yoga outfit, (notice sideboob issue😬)... and definitely definitely make ... When at the Grand Canyon and when you are a yoga teacher I guess this is just what you do. 🤷‍♀️ Make sure you’re not too close to the edge, (notice my very safe distance)... make sure you’re not wearing a bra or traditional yoga outfit, (notice sideboob issue😬)... and definitely definitely make sure you don’t have a yoga mat so when you come out of said handstand tiny rocks and pebbles are ground into your hands. 😩😂🤣 #stillworthit #handstand #ridiculousness #yogaeverywhere #sucker #yogastupidness #newgriswolds #yogalove #adhomukhavrksasana
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It hasn’t been easy getting any practice or meditation in on this road trip. It’s not that I couldn’t, ...
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It hasn’t been easy getting any practice or meditation in on this road trip. It’s not that I couldn’t, I could. But since I left SF where I had two amazing practices I haven’t done anything. I have snuck in little stretch sessions here and there after the car rides and have been doing what I like ... It hasn’t been easy getting any practice or meditation in on this road trip. It’s not that I couldn’t, I could. But since I left SF where I had two amazing practices I haven’t done anything. I have snuck in little stretch sessions here and there after the car rides and have been doing what I like to call “bed yoga”, no it’s not THAT, get your mind out of the gutter. 😂 But I lay in bed and do all my reclined twists, bridge poses, cat cows, clam shells, just all the things that make my body feel better, but I’m def not breaking a sweat.

Suffice to say I’m trying to find my practice in the moments with my family, and the meditation in the moments of beauty like here sitting on the edge of thousands of years of evolution and just being in awe of Mother Nature and the Grand Canyon. I know this is a temporary moment in time and my practice will be there when I get home. I know I won’t be eating junk food in the car forever. So as much as I’m saying it to you here, I’m saying it to myself. These are temporary fleeting moments of beauty that could be consumed by judging myself and worrying about the physical lack of practice right now. Or I can use the practice as it’s intended to be used and practice compassion, patience, and self love during this hiatus off my mat.

Camping hair that smells like bonfire, still full from last nights gluten free s’mores, sitting in my husbands underwear and t shirt... This is me. This is me in awe, practicing compassion, practicing life. This is practicing yoga.
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Grand Canyon did NOT disappoint. So much beauty, so many breath taking views and moments. Truth ...
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Grand Canyon did NOT disappoint. So much beauty, so many breath taking views and moments. Truth be told I was being a hater and thought we were trying to fit too much in and mentioned more than a couple times that maybe we should “save this for another trip”... I’m so glad Brian wouldn’t listen. ... Grand Canyon did NOT disappoint. So much beauty, so many breath taking views and moments. Truth be told I was being a hater and thought we were trying to fit too much in and mentioned more than a couple times that maybe we should “save this for another trip”... I’m so glad Brian wouldn’t listen. This made the trip in so many ways. As usual, you were right babe, and now you have it in writing. ✍️ 😂 Love you and thank you for having a vision and a plan. ❤️ #familytime #newgriswolds #familyfirst #familyvacation #grandcanyon #happymomma #love #gratitude #mothernature #awestruck #campersforlife #campinglife
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This coffee moment brought to you by Mother Nature and the Grand freaking Canyon. <span class="emoji emoji2764"></span>️ #newgriswolds ...
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This coffee moment brought to you by Mother Nature and the Grand freaking Canyon. ️ #newgriswolds #inawe #happymomma This coffee moment brought to you by Mother Nature and the Grand freaking Canyon. ❤️ #newgriswolds #inawe #happymomma
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 #wemadeit #grandcanyon #nofilter #myloves <span class="emoji emoji2764"></span>️
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Yesterday when Kingston was taking my rest stop photo apparently he flipped the camera to face himself ...
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Yesterday when Kingston was taking my rest stop photo apparently he flipped the camera to face himself by accident. I’m pretty happy with this accident. #thatface #happyaccidents #myheart #mylove #familytime #beautifulbeautifulbeautifulboy Yesterday when Kingston was taking my rest stop photo apparently he flipped the camera to face himself by accident. 😂 I’m pretty happy with this accident. #thatface #happyaccidents #myheart #mylove #familytime #beautifulbeautifulbeautifulboy
Um, I don’t know, what do YOU do at rest stops when you’ve been driving since 10am? <span class="emoji emoji1f602"></span> Headstands and ...
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Um, I don’t know, what do YOU do at rest stops when you’ve been driving since 10am? Headstands and handstands keep me sane on road trips, and of course amazing playlists! Photography by Kingston in the Mohave Desert en route to the Grand Canyon! #reststopyoga #roadtrip #headstand #energizer ... Um, I don’t know, what do YOU do at rest stops when you’ve been driving since 10am? 😂 Headstands and handstands keep me sane on road trips, and of course amazing playlists! Photography by Kingston in the Mohave Desert en route to the Grand Canyon! 😱🚙💨💨 #reststopyoga #roadtrip #headstand #energizer #flipit #flipitgood #familytime #familyfirst #summervibes #shenanigans #sirsasana 🙃
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I took a beautiful class full of like 100 yogis last night and I really got to feel like a student for ...
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I took a beautiful class full of like 100 yogis last night and I really got to feel like a student for the first time in a long time. It got alllll my wheels turning and I started feeling like but “I can’t do anything until the family trip is over” and immediately felt like I was being delayed somehow ... I took a beautiful class full of like 100 yogis last night and I really got to feel like a student for the first time in a long time. It got alllll my wheels turning and I started feeling like but “I can’t do anything until the family trip is over” and immediately felt like I was being delayed somehow and noticed my immediate defeated response to this “delayed” and deflated feeling and caught myself and was like “guuurrrlll you’re on a beautiful family road trip spending time with your growing up too fast boys and you need to APPRECIATE this moment in time”! 😤😑 I woke up with this mantra in my head and wrote it down to share here. “It doesn’t happen over night anyway so you must enjoy these days in between, trust your timing girl, trust your process”. That is all. ✌🏼 Enjoying my time and heading to Dan Luis Obispo today then onto the Grand Canyon... 🚙💨💨💨 #newgriswolds #familyfirst #trustyourprocess #trusttheprocess #divinetiming #appreciatethemoment #itdoesnthappenovernight
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@stephaniesnyderyoga you da <span class="emoji emoji1f4a9"></span>. So happy I got to take your class and meet you in person! Excited to ...
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@stephaniesnyderyoga you da . So happy I got to take your class and meet you in person! Excited to learn more from you. #yogalove #lovestoryyoga #yogafriends #yogamomma #yogainspiration @stephaniesnyderyoga you da 💩. So happy I got to take your class and meet you in person! Excited to learn more from you. #yogalove #lovestoryyoga #yogafriends #yogamomma #yogainspiration
Took the most beautiful and simple class @oceanbeachyogasf from the lovely @dianamayyoga and ...
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Took the most beautiful and simple class @oceanbeachyogasf from the lovely @dianamayyoga and it was exactly that, just simply beautiful. She is steady like the sunsets and rises again, and she reminds you with subtle strength, that we all make a difference. She reminded me of this the first ... Took the most beautiful and simple class @oceanbeachyogasf from the lovely @dianamayyoga and it was exactly that, just simply beautiful. She is steady like the sunsets and rises again, and she reminds you with subtle strength, that we all make a difference. She reminded me of this the first time I met her (in 2009) by making ME feel like I made a difference in her life, and Diana you make a difference in mine. Be it your way of thinking, your radical and powerful activism or your sweet smile. I love you girl and you have gifts that we all can benefit from. Tonight I’m reminded in one brief evening that I can make a difference, and I must. Keep fighting the good fight Di, and hugs to Tim, although I hugged him like 6 times and met him for only an hour basically soooo.... 🤷‍♀️😂❤️✨You are magic, don’t ever forget it. ✨✨✨ #sfyoga #yogasanfrancisco
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 #goldengate #shenanigans we are having the best time in SF<span class="emoji emoji2764"></span>️<span class="emoji emoji1f306"></span> And got SUCH a beautiful weekend!! ...
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#goldengate #shenanigans we are having the best time in SF And got SUCH a beautiful weekend!! Feeling so grateful for this time with family. Even Koko is having a great time. Now, off to yoga and to see one of my favorite humans and my first ever yoga mentee over 9 years ago now, @dianamayyoga ... #goldengate #shenanigans we are having the best time in SF❤️🌆 And got SUCH a beautiful weekend!! Feeling so grateful for this time with family. Even Koko is having a great time. 😂 Now, off to yoga and to see one of my favorite humans and my first ever yoga mentee over 9 years ago now, @dianamayyoga our history is so long and deep, all the way back to when I was pregnant with Kingston and she would demo for me because I was huge!!! 😂Can’t wait to take her class and soak up the amazing teacher she is. ❤️ #familytime #familyfirst #roadtrippin #grateful #happymomma #yogamomma #yogamentor #yogatime
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Obligatory “pull over at GORGEOUS vista point in #norcal and strike a yoga pose”. <span class="emoji emoji1f602"></span>Believe it or ...
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Obligatory “pull over at GORGEOUS vista point in #norcal and strike a yoga pose”. Believe it or not this felt sooooooo good to open the front side of my body with a quick #dancerpose or really dancer modification/variation, because fun fact; I get HORRIBLY carsick so I do the majority of the ... Obligatory “pull over at GORGEOUS vista point in #norcal and strike a yoga pose”. 😂Believe it or not this felt sooooooo good to open the front side of my body with a quick #dancerpose or really dancer modification/variation, because fun fact; I get HORRIBLY carsick so I do the majority of the driving to feel ok. We’ve been cruising #hwy1 or as the #SoCal peeps call it #pch and I grew up on PCH but only ever got as far north as pretty much Malibu ok well San Luis Obispo but never went through Mendocino or Humbolt County. 😱 OMG you guys I’m in love. IN LOVE. I’ve honestly never seen so much beauty along one road in my life, that said, the 1 hour I let Brian drive there were literally like 100 hairpin turns through the red woods and I thought I would DIE of cat sickness!! Alas, yoga, the fresh ocean air and #doterra peppermint beadlets saved me from barfing my brians our! 😂😩😭🚙💨💨💨 #roadtrip #newgriswolds #yogasaves #yogalove #obligitoryyogashot #dancerpose #natarajasana #rajakapotasana #kingdancer #yogalove #yogisofig
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Fav pics of the past couple days. Just arrived SF. #familytime #familyfirst #roadtrip #newgriswolds ...
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Fav pics of the past couple days. Just arrived SF. #familytime #familyfirst #roadtrip #newgriswolds Fav pics of the past couple days. Just arrived SF. #familytime #familyfirst #roadtrip #newgriswolds 🚙💨💨💨
We started yesterday on the road trip of a life time... right now we are deep in the red woods having ...
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We started yesterday on the road trip of a life time... right now we are deep in the red woods having a little river dip at a spot we just stumbled upon. So refreshing and happened to get signal!!! Been totally unplugged with no service and just enjoying the family = pure awesomeness. Summer vacay ... We started yesterday on the road trip of a life time... right now we are deep in the red woods having a little river dip at a spot we just stumbled upon. So refreshing and happened to get signal!!! Been totally unplugged with no service and just enjoying the family = pure awesomeness. Summer vacay done right thank you @blightburn for all your hard work and planning on this. Love you so much. ❤️
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Friday vibes. Missing our Florida pool on these beautiful days and manifesting “pool life” in the ...
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Friday vibes. Missing our Florida pool on these beautiful days and manifesting “pool life” in the future. For now, Costco pools will have to do. Headed out of town again tmw, and super excited for our giant camping excursion. Brian has been working so hard to organize everything thank you ... Friday vibes. Missing our Florida pool on these beautiful days and manifesting “pool life” in the future. For now, Costco pools will have to do. 😂 Headed out of town again tmw, and super excited for our giant camping excursion. Brian has been working so hard to organize everything thank you for keeping us prepared and safe.😉😎😍😘 Follow us at #newgriswolds for updates in my stories. Happy Friday and if you’re have a pool, can we be friends? 😂 #poollife #goals #manifesting #hanumanasana #fridayvibes #friyay #splits #sunlover #summervibes #summertime
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This. Whoa. Thank you @thegoodquote #repost #compassion #confidence #perspective #winning ...
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This. Whoa. Thank you @thegoodquote #repost #compassion #confidence #perspective #winning #itsnotyouitsme #understanding #knowledgeispower #knowledgeofself This. Whoa. Thank you @thegoodquote
#repost #compassion #confidence #perspective #winning #itsnotyouitsme #understanding #knowledgeispower #knowledgeofself
Back to the mat today! Phew <span class="emoji emoji1f4a8"></span> I need a sweat <span class="emoji emoji1f4a6"></span> and a slew of deep twists <span class="emoji emoji27b0"></span><span class="emoji emoji27b0"></span><span class="emoji emoji27b0"></span>, so, get your eagle on girl! ...
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Back to the mat today! Phew I need a sweat and a slew of deep twists , so, get your eagle on girl! Teaching tmw (Friday) at Sculpt yoga at 9:30am and then we are off on our road trip so catch me if you can! My summer bod is in deep conflict with my summer fun so my rule is, let’s get it in while we can! ... Back to the mat today! Phew 💨 I need a sweat 💦 and a slew of deep twists ➰➰➰, so, get your eagle on girl! 😂 Teaching tmw (Friday) at Sculpt yoga at 9:30am and then we are off on our road trip so catch me if you can! My summer bod is in deep conflict with my summer fun so my rule is, let’s get it in while we can! 😂 #yoga #yogainspiration #headstand #sirshasana #eaglelegs #invertedeagle #yogamom #summerbod #mombod #summerdaze
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When it’s Fourth of July but kinda chilly! 🤷‍♀️ Impromptu photo session with Kingston. <span class="emoji emoji1f602"></span> I put on ...
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When it’s Fourth of July but kinda chilly! 🤷‍♀️ Impromptu photo session with Kingston. I put on a cute blue dress with intentions of sun bathing but needed a sweatshirt instead, so out comes my best dad sweatshirt (thanks @2lsm2 )to play baseball with the kiddo but he turned it into a photoshoot ... When it’s Fourth of July but kinda chilly! 🤷‍♀️ Impromptu photo session with Kingston. 😂 I put on a cute blue dress with intentions of sun bathing but needed a sweatshirt instead, so out comes my best dad sweatshirt (thanks @2lsm2 )to play baseball with the kiddo but he turned it into a photoshoot instead instead. 😂 Legitimately he was telling me to “work it”. 💁‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤷‍♀️ Thanks @unionwinecompany for keeping me sane today! #swipeleft #worthit #happyfourth #staysafe #homeiswheretheheartis #staycation
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Everything. Right here this is everything. I walked out into the yard yesterday and Brian and Kingston ...
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Everything. Right here this is everything. I walked out into the yard yesterday and Brian and Kingston were playing baseball, Shayne was on the swing listening to music and Koko was alternating between all of us wagging her nubby tail and lovingly guarding as she always does. ⠀ This is what ... Everything. Right here this is everything. I walked out into the yard yesterday and Brian and Kingston were playing baseball, Shayne was on the swing listening to music and Koko was alternating between all of us wagging her nubby tail and lovingly guarding as she always does. ⠀
This is what freedom and safety looks like. I am saddened by my disappointment and shame on this Independence Day as I know so many are. I’m feeling so grateful for my freedom but at what cost, and so anxious about for how long? When will this picture change? And will I have to draw on this memory as a time when my boys and I were truly happy. These are my real thoughts when I’m honest. Yes they are very fear based, too much time on social media, too much watching the news, too much glorifying of violence on TV make me think these thoughts when I simplify it to being programmed. ⠀ When I really allow it in, my fear is so deep I see this picture of us in Belize soon where we are happy and free but just not in this country. I wonder when and if I’ll know when it’s time to go. ⠀

For now, happy Independence Day in the context of all the things that make this country beautiful, may we remember what they are today, and let it jar us into big loud voices of what we will and WILL NOT tolerate. That is all. ⠀ #familyfirst #family #independenceday #4thofjuly #reflections #confusion #compassion
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Action shot! <span class="emoji emoji1f633"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f631"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f648"></span> Are you able to walk around in your #urdhvadhanurasana ? Ideally you want enough ...
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Action shot! Are you able to walk around in your #urdhvadhanurasana ? Ideally you want enough balance between hands and feet that you could move either to tighten up OR loosen up your bend. Some people believe it or not are SO bendy they need to lengthen their #wheelpose to get stronger and ... Action shot! 😳😱🙈 Are you able to walk around in your #urdhvadhanurasana ? Ideally you want enough balance between hands and feet that you could move either to tighten up OR loosen up your bend. Some people believe it or not are SO bendy they need to lengthen their #wheelpose to get stronger and more balanced, especially if you’re working on coming to standing! See second image for results of closing in your #urdhvadhanurasana notice in image 1 how I’m kind of a coffee table shape? Then I go more towards a nice arch shape? Also notice my pubic bone isn’t poppin up and out 😬! This was a big topic of conversation in my workshop this weekend and feel free to ask why it’s SO important not to be poppin and bulging (oh yeah I said it lol) in this shape, and hint hint it’s not about your embarrassing front... it’s about your back, sacrum to be exact! ⠀

#backbends #backbendlove #summertimeyoga #yogatips #yogamentor #yogainstructor #yogalove #yogainspiration #yogamom #yogaguide #yogaeverywhere #yogaforeveryone #yogaforeverybody #nofilter #reallifethroughayogalens #reallifeyoga
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Thanks Chicago, I’m home, I’m happy and I’m grateful for the past few days! I got to get down to the ...
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Thanks Chicago, I’m home, I’m happy and I’m grateful for the past few days! I got to get down to the water for just enough time before I went to the airport yesterday and remembered one of the reasons I love Chicago so much, this endless body of blue water. It is magnificent and always puts things ... Thanks Chicago, I’m home, I’m happy and I’m grateful for the past few days! I got to get down to the water for just enough time before I went to the airport yesterday and remembered one of the reasons I love Chicago so much, this endless body of blue water. It is magnificent and always puts things in perspective and touched my soul. I love this body of water, I really do. See you next time friends, visit the places that give you life and love and fill your spirit up! In fact what does fill your spirit up? I wanna know. 🤔🤗❤️ ⠀
#yogainspiration #tiptuesday #reversewarrior #lakemichigan #beautifulblue #yogamom #fiercewomen #fiercewarrior #warriorwomen #jumpsuitsforlife 😂
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Last morning in chicago... Coffee with the cousin, breakfast with my BFF from 1st grade and then ...
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Last morning in chicago... Coffee with the cousin, breakfast with my BFF from 1st grade and then home️. It has truly been a wonderful trip filled with the dearest of friends, fulfilling yoga connection with new and old students and as I sit and drink my coffee on a much more comfortable morning ... Last morning in chicago... Coffee with the cousin, breakfast with my BFF from 1st grade and then home✈️. It has truly been a wonderful trip filled with the dearest of friends, fulfilling yoga connection with new and old students and as I sit and drink my coffee on a much more comfortable morning (temperature wise outside because DAMN has it been HOT and muggy 😂) but I’m filled with a perspective of joy, gratitude and contentment. I’m just happy. Also super into this mosaic theme I suddenly have going between yesterday’s post and today’s. 🤷‍♀️ 😂 Happy Monday friends hope you’re finding the joy and contentment today too. ⠀
#mondaymotivation #mondaymood #mondaymantra #yogainspiration #yogalife #yogainstructor #thelightburnmethod #yogamentor #coffeetime #reflections #coffeelover #happymomma
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Because when the fountain is this beautiful and you’re wearing you’re denim jumpsuit and you’re ...
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Because when the fountain is this beautiful and you’re wearing you’re denim jumpsuit and you’re in chicago, you stop and take a photo. Beautiful day today at #garfieldparkconservatory for my beautiful friends baby shower. Second photo because well, yoga. #yogaeverywhere #yogalife ... Because when the fountain is this beautiful and you’re wearing you’re denim jumpsuit and you’re in chicago, you stop and take a photo. Beautiful day today at #garfieldparkconservatory for my beautiful friends baby shower. Second photo because well, yoga. #yogaeverywhere #yogalife #happymomma #yogachicago #chicagoyoga thanks for the love chicago I’ll be back soon! ❤️💋🙏🏼✨✨✨
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Nothin’ better than a can of @unionwinecompany rosè after, not only a long hot dedicated yoga practice, ...
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Nothin’ better than a can of @unionwinecompany rosè after, not only a long hot dedicated yoga practice, but on like the HOTTEST effing day in Chicago so far this summer! Sweating in my overalls with some of my besties and new their new babies! #hottownsummerinthecity #chicagofire ... Nothin’ better than a can of @unionwinecompany rosè after, not only a long hot dedicated yoga practice, but on like the HOTTEST effing day in Chicago so far this summer! 😂😭💦💦💦 Sweating in my overalls with some of my besties and new their new babies! #hottownsummerinthecity #chicagofire #hotmomma 😂 #yogamomma #yogachi #yogachicago #chicagoyoga #unionwineco #rosè #rosèallday
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/// Shapes! <span class="emoji emoji1f53b"></span><span class="emoji emoji25fe"></span>️<span class="emoji emoji1f538"></span> /// ⠀ Excited to share new shapes, ideas, and concepts for getting into traditional ...
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/// Shapes! /// ⠀ Excited to share new shapes, ideas, and concepts for getting into traditional spaces today through the exploration of #thelightburnmethod with @barefeetpoweryoga !! ⠀ Full disclosure I feel awkward “naming” the way I teach as a “method” or “way”, BUT what I do ... /// Shapes! 🔻◾️🔸 ///

Excited to share new shapes, ideas, and concepts for getting into traditional spaces today through the exploration of #thelightburnmethod with @barefeetpoweryoga !! ⠀
Full disclosure I feel awkward “naming” the way I teach as a “method” or “way”, BUT what I do know is the way to do things, weave things and teach things is unique, different and highly informative for you to build on your own practice and teaching so 🤷‍♀️, I’m the Lightburn method now in workshops because if you don’t get to see me every week you’ll feel the difference! ⠀
Here we go! #mariovoice #yogainspiration #yogamentor #yogainstructor #yogalife #yogalove #newyoga
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T H A N K Y O U !! @barefeetpoweryoga for a sold out class (this was the last and late crew lol) but we are ...
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T H A N K Y O U !! @barefeetpoweryoga for a sold out class (this was the last and late crew lol) but we are off to an amazing start of SO MUCH FUN and crazy ass yoga with this group 🧘‍♀️ 🧘‍♂️! Still space to sign up for tomorrow 10am and Sunday 9am at the Madison loft Barefeet space and thank you to @unionwinecompany ... T H A N K Y O U !! @barefeetpoweryoga for a sold out class (this was the last and late crew lol) but we are off to an amazing start of SO MUCH FUN and crazy ass yoga with this group 🧘‍♀️ 🧘‍♂️! Still space to sign up for tomorrow 10am and Sunday 9am at the Madison loft Barefeet space and thank you to @unionwinecompany for the refreshments after, this was an insanely sweaty but awesome practice!! 🙏🏼✨✨✨
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Sometimes I clean up... sometimes I don’t wear yoga clothes, and sometimes I come out and support ...
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Sometimes I clean up... sometimes I don’t wear yoga clothes, and sometimes I come out and support my friends in terribly difficult situations honoring their husbands memory. That is all. If you’re my friend you know, you ARE MY EFFING FRIEND. 🏼Love you @drdimucci ️ #chicago #latenights ... Sometimes I clean up... sometimes I don’t wear yoga clothes, and sometimes I come out and support my friends in terribly difficult situations honoring their husbands memory. That is all. If you’re my friend you know, you ARE MY EFFING FRIEND. ✊🏼Love you @drdimucci ❤️ #chicago #latenights #girlfriends #bffs #igotyou
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This. Working on my “good things pile”... thank you for this @iamnataliebrite so good, adding it ...
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This. Working on my “good things pile”... thank you for this @iamnataliebrite so good, adding it to my pile and keeping perspective. 🏼 #perspective #goodthings #inspiration #onethingatatime #grow #believe #justkeepswimming This. Working on my “good things pile”... thank you for this @iamnataliebrite so good, adding it to my pile and keeping perspective. 🙌🏼✨✨✨ #perspective #goodthings #inspiration #onethingatatime #grow #believe #justkeepswimming
New video up in #igtv for my girl @jordanhasay and all my runner friends out there! Had to make this one in a jiffy today “running” off to chicago tmw morning () at the crack o dawn and trying to fit it all in today! Send me requests for what you want to see next and Jordan I hope this continues to help! ... New video up in #igtv for my girl @jordanhasay and all my runner friends out there! Had to make this one in a jiffy today “running” off to chicago tmw morning (😂) at the crack o dawn and trying to fit it all in today! Send me requests for what you want to see next and Jordan I hope this continues to help! Runners, you’re going to love to hate this one so much! 😂😬🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏾💨💨💨 #yogaforrunners #yogamoves #yogalove #yogaforeveryone #yogaforeverybody #yogaforyou !!!❤️
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Once when I was 26 a friend of my old boyfriends said to me, “I love how you still have those lines around ...
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Once when I was 26 a friend of my old boyfriends said to me, “I love how you still have those lines around your eyes when you’re done smiling”, and I was only 26!!! Lol, yup, thanks Gill. ⠀ ⠀ Feel free to zoom for the full effect of my smile lines. Think of all the times you smile, the different kinds ... Once when I was 26 a friend of my old boyfriends said to me, “I love how you still have those lines around your eyes when you’re done smiling”, and I was only 26!!! Lol, yup, thanks Gill.
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Feel free to zoom for the full effect of my smile lines. Think of all the times you smile, the different kinds of smiles. The smiles that break into laughter. The smiles that turn into a proud or grateful cry. Smiles at strangers passing by. Smiles at your loved ones letting them know you care. And like this smile full of love caught by my husband but that I can share here with you from a true moment of happiness in hopes it makes you smile a little too today. ⠀
A smile is free. It is a universal sign for acceptance, welcoming, warmth, love, happiness... share a smile today and let it leave the lines on your face long after it’s gone. Those lines are proof of you sharing your heart in this world that so sorely needs it. ⠀
#smile #wednesdaywisdom #smilelines #laughlines #yogamom #yogainspiration #yogalens #thelightburn #reallifethroughayogalens #love #happiness #joy #shareyourjoy
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SHAMELESS HANDSTAND IMAGERY TO PLUG WORKSHOP<span class="emoji emoji1f447"></span>🏼<span class="emoji emoji1f602"></span>! ⠀ Have you signed up yet for my workshop at @barefeetpoweryoga ...
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SHAMELESS HANDSTAND IMAGERY TO PLUG WORKSHOP🏼! ⠀ Have you signed up yet for my workshop at @barefeetpoweryoga coming for you on Thursday Chicago and teaching Friday Saturday and Sunday! I’m teaching a new workshop I’ve been carefully crafting to shake your practice up! Methods and ... SHAMELESS HANDSTAND IMAGERY TO PLUG WORKSHOP👇🏼😂!

Have you signed up yet for my workshop at @barefeetpoweryoga coming for you on Thursday Chicago and teaching Friday Saturday and Sunday! I’m teaching a new workshop I’ve been carefully crafting to shake your practice up! Methods and madness (the fun kind) you’ve never done before. Things to get you towards the elusive poses you seek and ground you in the familiar poses you know and love. Come curious, playful, and with a willingness to shake it up, and basically just shake it. 🤷‍♀️👋🏼🍑

I am sincerely hoping and looking forward to seeing you guys! Sign up ASAP I won’t lie and say it’s filling because we still have space but ya never know, it could sell out and then I’d miss you. ☹️ #justsayin ⠀ ⠀

#handstand #adhomukhavrksasana #yogamom #yogalove #inversionjunkie #chicagoyoga #yogachicago #yogaworkshop #yogalife #yogaeverydamnday #yogisofinstagram #yogisig #yogamoves #yogainstructor #yogamentor
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This. <span class="emoji emoji261d"></span>🏼 I always do this. Last year we planted beets in the garden and I yanked more than one hoping ...
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This. 🏼 I always do this. Last year we planted beets in the garden and I yanked more than one hoping for a big juicy beet under the dirt only to find I pulled too soon. Like checking to see if my nail polish 🏼 is dry I smudge it every time. I don’t consider myself to be a super anxious person buuuut... ... This. ☝🏼 I always do this. Last year we planted beets in the garden and I yanked more than one hoping for a big juicy beet under the dirt only to find I pulled too soon. Like checking to see if my nail polish 💅🏼 is dry I smudge it every time. I don’t consider myself to be a super anxious person buuuut... and I don’t consider myself to be a doubtful person either buuuuut... working on my patience and faith today.


I’ve been planting lots of seeds the past few years and now would definitely be the time I would start pulling, testing, digging up in doubt what I planted in faith. Believe in your process, don’t touch those nails, beets, goals, visions, or dreams, because sometimes all they need is just a little more time. Here it comes, don’t stop believing. Trust the “journey”. 🤘🏼

#dontstopbelieving #believeinyourself #faith #trusttheprocess #keepgoing #justkeepswimming #love #inspiration #tiptuesday #tiptuesdays #motivation #elisabethelliot
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A little getaway for the night. Sometimes he’s spontaneous and romantic and just all the things ...
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A little getaway for the night. Sometimes he’s spontaneous and romantic and just all the things I need. And he’s quite impressive with a machete. 😬 ⚔️ A little getaway for the night. Sometimes he’s spontaneous and romantic and just all the things I need. And he’s quite impressive with a machete. 😬 ⚔️ 🔥
Ok. Took a brief but important social media break and cleanse. But I’m back. There is so much beauty ...
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Ok. Took a brief but important social media break and cleanse. But I’m back. There is so much beauty everywhere in the world even as shitty as some of it is right now, and it is our job to remind each other this too shall pass. ⠀ I went to the Indigo Girls concert last night at the zoo last night with ... Ok. Took a brief but important social media break and cleanse. But I’m back. There is so much beauty everywhere in the world even as shitty as some of it is right now, and it is our job to remind each other this too shall pass.

I went to the Indigo Girls concert last night at the zoo last night with my friend @lightheartstudios and it was like I was bathed in love and had a couple solid moments of tears of love and remembered how important it is for us to come together right now not shut down, shut in and close off. So here’s my happy f$cking face from Mt Hood a couple weeks ago on what was a perfect day with @dsavory_modernmindfulness ❤️

In the words of the Indigo Girls “Well darkness has a hunger that’s insatiable, and lightness has a call that’s hard to hear. I wrap my fear around me like a blanket, I sailed my ship of safety till I sank it, I’m crawling on your shores. I went to the doctor, I went to the mountains, I looked to the children, I drank from the fountains. There’s more than one answer to these questions pointing me in a crooked line. And the less I seek my source for some definitive, CLOSER I AM TO FIIIIIINNNNEEEE!”

Teaching today 10am @yogapearl 12pm @hotsculptyoga and leaving for chicago Thursday so sign up ASAP for workshops and classes there @barefeetpoweryoga can’t wait to see you all. ❤️ #yogamomma #happymomma #happyagain #inspiration #digitaldetoxdone #yogaheals #loveheals #happinessheals
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Yesterday I deleted Instagram. I feel like I got a life back. It’s not the amount of time I’m on it, although it’s probably too much, but it’s the life it sucks out of me. I deleted it and went and did my 108 sun salutations I didn’t do the day before because I was feeling so powerless in this world ... Yesterday I deleted Instagram. I feel like I got a life back. It’s not the amount of time I’m on it, although it’s probably too much, but it’s the life it sucks out of me. I deleted it and went and did my 108 sun salutations I didn’t do the day before because I was feeling so powerless in this world that the solstice didn’t matter somehow, I just didn’t have it. Yesterday I did. I deleted IG and I got time, and energy and life back. I’m doing it again today. It was scary how many times I went to reach for my phone mindlessly... but once I got over it I read instead before bed, I meditated for 40 minutes, I played corn hole (I hate that name😂) with Kingston, we watched Beetleguese together and danced and laughed. I still care. I still want to know what’s going on but this break is so healthy and so necessary right now. So if I don’t respond or comment back you know why. Experimenting with unplugging and setting some boundaries for my sensitive heart. I highly recommend it. ❤️✌🏼🤷‍♀️🙏🏼✨ #yogamomma #yogainspiration #108 #takecareofyou #empathout 🎶 by my husband. ❤️
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I care. Perhaps a little too much. I need to power down today. Restore my energy and compassion. Restore ...
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I care. Perhaps a little too much. I need to power down today. Restore my energy and compassion. Restore my faith in humanity. I need to not read the comments. It’s like a non stop family argument with your crazy drunk uncle that will never make any sense but just keeps hurting. Hurting and hurting ... I care. Perhaps a little too much. I need to power down today. Restore my energy and compassion. Restore my faith in humanity. I need to not read the comments. It’s like a non stop family argument with your crazy drunk uncle that will never make any sense but just keeps hurting. Hurting and hurting and hurting. So much hurting. Powering down for a bit. Getting on my mat. Trying to get clarity that I know won’t come, but gonna try. ✌🏼Take care of you today, so we can be a little better for others. We are going to need that, we already do. 🙏🏼 #digitaldetox #powerdown #restore #compassion #empath #believeinthegood #lovefirst
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 #internationalyogaday #internationalyogaday I was always someone who tried a lot of new things. ...
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#internationalyogaday #internationalyogaday I was always someone who tried a lot of new things. When I started running in my early twenties I thought “now I’m a runner”. When I used to sing, in high school, actually earlier than that I thought “now I’m a singer”. I tried to play guitar for ... #internationalyogaday #internationalyogaday I was always someone who tried a lot of new things. When I started running in my early twenties I thought “now I’m a runner”. When I used to sing, in high school, actually earlier than that I thought “now I’m a singer”. I tried to play guitar for a short period of time and I thought “maybe I’ll be a musician now”. Suffice to say I was looking for what I “was”, real translation, “who I was”. I remember when I first started practicing yoga someone who’s opinion I valued a lot said to me, “is this going to be another fad you go through?”, I remember how much that hurt. It actually makes me cry a little thinking about that. Well yoga, you have been the longest fad I’ve ever been in, you are something I know I will never not do in my lifetime and you have given me gifts and self knowledge and love I never knew would be possible. You made me realize how silly it was looking for these things to define me. Can I say with all the confidence in the world that “now I am a yogi” yes I totally can, but do I need to? Not at all.
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We had the coziest of mornings. Coffee️ and snuggles over the soundtrack of lightning and thunder. I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the comforts and privilege of my life. I am somewhat paralyzed of how to deal with the fact that not everyone knows such comforts and there is so much suffering ... We had the coziest of mornings. Coffee☕️ and snuggles over the soundtrack of lightning and thunder. I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the comforts and privilege of my life. I am somewhat paralyzed of how to deal with the fact that not everyone knows such comforts and there is so much suffering happening right now. I am the person who will hold your screaming baby on the plane and sing to them until they go to sleep if you’ll let me (true story, happened more than once). I have been moving with a lot of guilt over my place in the world the past few days unsure of how to deal with all this craziness and just accept what I was born with by luck in this life. I could have been an ant or an anteater or anything else or person under the sun. All I have is this life and so I’m trying to not feel guilty because that doesn’t help but love through all my confusion and use my voice, teach my children well and try to always look through a lens of love and compassion. For today that is all I can do, other than call my senator and use my vote when the time comes. This morning I felt guilty for wanting to post this, (also I had JUST woken up #Iwokeuplikethis ) but sharing our love and tender moments hopefully spreads more love than not sharing and hiding these moments away. That is all. #tendermoments #lovefirst #togetherwerise #yogamomma #compassion #empath #gratitude #spreadlove #sharelove #love #
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