EPK prep in a dress as I was running out to a party. Day 6 of #thenamastetribe with lovely hosts @rachel.acu.yogi @schun @kianangyoga @yoga_miss_tee Generous sponsor @re3life @bluefishbohemian @yogisurprise @liforme #yoga #yogalove #yogaheals #yogaeveryblessedday #yogamakesmehappy #yogagirl #igyogis #yoga365 #inspire d #igyogafamily #igyogamovement #yogisofig #quotejunkie #yogachallenge #fitgirl #inspire #igyogachallenge #igyogafamily #instayogi #practiceyogachangeyourworld #fitfam #yogisofinstagram #strength #bestoftheday #progresspic #love #bekind #progresspic s #silhouetteyoga

6/25/2017 10:08:12 PM 6

One important thing I did at the end of this school year was that I made room for myself in my own classroom. What's the big deal, right? It's funny how our external world reflects our internal world. The way I had been living in that room says a lot. I found papers that I shoved in a box "to deal with later". I put up with other people's things in my closet. I held space for their stuff while my own stuff was out on the windowsill. That means that every year for 10 years, I was packing the windowsill stuff in boxes and unpacking it. I was tripping over the same box of papers I never dealt with. Why did I do that to myself? Then it hit me- that's what I do all the time. I put up with stuff I really don't need to put up with. I make space for everyone else and I usually leave myself behind. I have a tendency to put up with things; move around stuff, sacrifice quality of life, make it "work", move forward as if the things I haven't dealt with would go away. Here's the thing: yes accept things, yes hold space for others, yes go with the flow- all of that UNLESS it affects the quality of your life. It is not useful to hide behind others and to hide behind stuff if it prevents you from becoming who you are meant to be. Each one of us was put here to fulfill a purpose and if we don't do our dharma, we keep that gift from the Universe. It felt so good to toss all of that "stuff" and make space for myself- I created a monster lol. I'm dedicating one day each week this summer to making space in my home using the Kon Marie method. Look out world, I'm comin'! (Budding) BIRD OF PARADISE for Day 5 of #thenamastetribe with lovely hosts @rachel.acu.yogi @schun @kianangyoga @yoga_miss_tee Generous sponsor @re3life @bluefishbohemian @yogisurprise @liforme #yoga #yogalove #yogaheals #yogaeveryblessedday #yogamakesmehappy #yogagirl #igyogis #yoga365 #inspire d #igyogafamily #igyogamovement #yogisofig #quotejunkie #yogachallenge #fitgirl #inspire #igyogachallenge #igyogafamily #instayogi #practiceyogachangeyourworld #fitfam #yogisofinstagram #strength #bestoftheday #progresspic #love #bekind #progresspic s #silhouetteyoga

6/23/2017 11:12:15 PM 11

Any EGG shape for today. Perfect because I'm fried. It's been a gut wrenching week emotionally. I'm going to feel my feelings and sleep a little later tomorrow and each day will get better especially because I'm officially on summer break! Woo hoo!! ️ CHILD's POSE for Day 4 of #thenamastetribe with lovely hosts @rachel.acu.yogi @schun @kianangyoga @yoga_miss_tee Generous sponsor @re3life @bluefishbohemian @yogisurprise @liforme #yoga #yogalove #yogaheals #yogaeveryblessedday #yogamakesmehappy #yogagirl #igyogis #yoga365 #inspire d #igyogafamily #igyogamovement #yogisofig #quotejunkie #yogachallenge #fitgirl #inspire #igyogachallenge #igyogafamily #instayogi #practiceyogachangeyourworld #fitfam #yogisofinstagram #strength #bestoftheday #progresspic #love #bekind #progresspic s #silhouetteyoga

6/23/2017 12:49:00 AM 23
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Happy International Yoga Day! Happy Summer! And Happy Last Day of School (tomorrow!) I feel like a warrior these past few days. I got some news about a friend who is moving away. I will miss my class (they were amazing) and I'm going on yoga teacher interviews trying to get a sub position (that's how you start out in the yoga world). So much going on. So many emotions swirling around my head. This is the time when controlled breathing (and a pedicure!) helps the most. It calms the mind and the nervous system. Breathe. Just breathe. WARRIOR III for Day 3 of #thenamastetribe with lovely hosts @rachel.acu.yogi @schun @kianangyoga @yoga_miss_tee Generous sponsor @re3life @bluefishbohemian @yogisurprise @liforme #yoga #yogalove #yogaheals #yogaeveryblessedday #yogamakesmehappy #yogagirl #igyogis #yoga365 #inspire d #igyogafamily #igyogamovement #yogisofig #quotejunkie #yogachallenge #fitgirl #inspire #igyogachallenge #igyogafamily #instayogi #practiceyogachangeyourworld #fitfam #yogisofinstagram #strength #bestoftheday #progresspic #love #bekind #progresspic s #silhouetteyoga

6/22/2017 3:01:18 AM 21

The word of the week is "Loyalty" and I used to have a crazy brand of loyalty that in the past has left me cynically stating that "loyalty is for dogs". I have put people on a pedestal. I can be very devoted. Sometimes to a fault. When that wasn't returned, I would start to wonder why I wasn't worthy of the same. But the thing is, people can only meet you at the point where they have met themselves. It's not about being worthy of it. Sometimes people are giving you all they've got and it doesn't match what you have to give. So what do you do? Don't leave yourself behind. You teach people how to treat you by how you treat yourself. So be good to yourself without being selfish. Give your devotion without any expectation. Give it simply for the sake of giving. If you don't get it in return, it's ok- you weren't giving your devotion with any expectation, right? Trust. You've planted a beautiful seed that will sprout for you some other time. I added an extra stretch to this PIGEON for Day 2 of #thenamastetribe with lovely hosts @rachel.acu.yogi @schun @kianangyoga @yoga_miss_tee Generous sponsor @re3life @bluefishbohemian @yogisurprise @liforme #yoga #yogalove #yogaheals #yogaeveryblessedday #yogamakesmehappy #yogagirl #igyogis #yoga365 #inspire d #igyogafamily #igyogamovement #yogisofig #quotejunkie #yogachallenge #fitgirl #inspire #igyogachallenge #igyogafamily #instayogi #practiceyogachangeyourworld #fitfam #yogisofinstagram #strength #bestoftheday #progresspic #love #bekind #progresspic s #silhouetteyoga

6/21/2017 12:30:23 AM 16

For as long as I can see, I will never stop looking for the rainbow after the storm... and we had a full rainbow combined with the sunset tonight. (sigh)EAGLE POSE for Day 1 of #thenamastetribe with lovely hosts @rachel.acu.yogi @schun @kianangyoga @yoga_miss_tee Generous sponsor @re3life @bluefishbohemian @yogisurprise @liforme #yoga #yogalove #yogaheals #yogaeveryblessedday #yogamakesmehappy #yogagirl #igyogis #yoga365 #inspire d #igyogafamily #igyogamovement #yogisofig #quotejunkie #yogachallenge #fitgirl #inspire #igyogachallenge #igyogafamily #instayogi #practiceyogachangeyourworld #fitfam #yogisofinstagram #strength #bestoftheday #progresspic #love #bekind #progresspic s #silhouetteyoga

6/20/2017 1:53:07 AM 17

So what do you do when one of your students comes up to you at the end of the day with a backpack full of light sabers? You take one out and start a duel with him! After that I went to the library and both soles of my shoes came off as I was walking. Not one sole- both. I took my shoes off and went barefoot to the car - laughing to myself the whole way. Oh people thought I was smiling big at them and they smiled back (so that was an added bonus). OMG it seems like you can call me Lucy all week. DANCER POSE #yoga #yogalove #yogaheals #yogaeveryblessedday #yogamakesmehappy #yogagirl #igyogis #yoga365 #inspire d #igyogafamily #igyogamovement #yogisofig #quotejunkie #yogachallenge #fitgirl #inspire #igyogafamily #instayogi #practiceyogachangeyourworld #fitfam #yogisofinstagram #strength #bestoftheday #progresspic #love #bekind #progresspic s #silhouetteyoga #stopdropandyoga #sdy #strikeapose

6/15/2017 1:31:18 AM 13
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I took a personal day to go to the beach with my mini. I also had a "yoga interview" this evening to be a sub at a local studio. I washed my hair after the beach- my naturally curly hair. I didn't have time to straighten it before the interview, but sometimes my hair behaves for a little bit while its damp. Well- I get to the interview and I could feel my hair growing and poofing as she was talking to me. . When it was over, I looked at myself in the mirror and well... I looked a little crazy. Only me. Call me Lucy! TIGER POSE #yoga #yogalove #yogaheals #yogaeveryblessedday #yogamakesmehappy #yogagirl #igyogis #yoga365 #inspire d #igyogafamily #igyogamovement #yogisofig #quotejunkie #yogachallenge #fitgirl #inspire #igyogafamily #instayogi #practiceyogachangeyourworld #fitfam #yogisofinstagram #strength #bestoftheday #progresspic #love #bekind #progresspic s #silhouetteyoga #stopdropandyoga #sdy #strikeapose

6/12/2017 11:46:50 PM 15

Crazy soccer tournament weekend. Thank you hosts for this lovely challenge. I feel like Wonder Woman! NAMASTE BOW GODDESS for Day 10 of #goddessinbloom with lovely hosts @woodspine @sdharamr @freedivegirl @shiniyogi @clarissa_mae_ and generous sponsor @aloyoga #yoga #yogalove #yogaheals #yogaeveryblessedday #yogamakesmehappy #yogagirl #igyogis #yoga365 #inspire d #igyogafamily #igyogamovement #yogisofig #quotejunkie #yogachallenge #fitgirl #inspire #igyogachallenge #igyogafamily #instayogi #practiceyogachangeyourworld #fitfam #yogisofinstagram #strength #bestoftheday #progresspic #love #bekind #progresspic s #silhouetteyoga

6/12/2017 2:39:59 AM 9

I had an awesome and strange night last night. This is Part 2 (Part 1 is in my previous post of the day). Remember a while ago I mentioned that someone who hurt me very badly is somehow connected to my studio? Well I ran into her...kind of...I saw her before class. I taught my class (she was not in it). After class I stayed around so that I could run into this person intentionally. And it was random (but not really because there are no coincidences) she lives far away and I only go to the studio once a week, so what are the odds? After she recognized me, she hugged me and we chatted. The incident didn't come up in conversation. Maybe because it didn't need to. I held onto that pain for decades and last night I set it free. My teacher was right. All the right people showed up last night. Heart lifted. PIGEON POSE for Day 9 of #chillyourasana with lovely hosts @kamaste_ @strengthinbreathing @tanyasizemore @erikafischeryoga and generous sponsors @aloyoga @freskincare #yoga #yogalove #yogaheals #yogaeveryblessedday #yogamakesmehappy #yogagirl #igyogis #yoga365 #inspire d #igyogafamily #igyogamovement #yogisofig #quotejunkie #yogachallenge #fitgirl #inspire #igyogachallenge #igyogafamily #instayogi #practiceyogachangeyourworld #fitfam #yogisofinstagram #strength #bestoftheday #progresspic #love #bekind #progresspic s #silhouetteyoga

6/9/2017 11:38:49 PM 9

I had an awesome and strange night last night on so many levels. I'm telling it in 2 posts. Part 1 (see today's other post for Part 2): I taught the Community Class at my studio (as I have in the past), last night was the first since receiving my certificate. It was also the first Community Class that no other YTT graduate attended. My teacher always says to "trust that who shows up in your class is who is meant to show up for you." That could not have been more true last night- on so many levels. My students said the nicest thing you could ever say to a new yoga teacher. First they asked if I was a regular teacher on staff, and when I told them I just graduated, they didn't think I was a newbie because I seemed to have so much experience. My heart melted (because I was suffering from self doubt before last night). It was a beautiful experience to say the least! I feel energized and encouraged. ️THE ASYMMETRICAL GODDESS for Day 9 of #goddessinbloom with lovely hosts @woodspine @sdharamr @freedivegirl @shiniyogi @clarissa_mae_ and generous sponsor @aloyoga #yoga #yogalove #yogaheals #yogaeveryblessedday #yogamakesmehappy #yogagirl #igyogis #yoga365 #inspire d #igyogafamily #igyogamovement #yogisofig #quotejunkie #yogachallenge #fitgirl #inspire #igyogachallenge #igyogafamily #instayogi #practiceyogachangeyourworld #fitfam #yogisofinstagram #strength #bestoftheday #progresspic #love #bekind #progresspic s #silhouetteyoga

6/9/2017 11:31:42 PM 17

The word of the week is "assertive" and today I read a story about a little girl who was so polite she almost missed out on the perfect gift for her little brother. She was so polite that when people bumped into her SHE apologized. She was so polite that she let someone on 2 occasions take the things she had her eye on. She was so polite that she flattened herself against the wall to let strangers walk past her. I'm not gonna lie, this book triggered me. I thought I was over it. You see, I was that girl who made herself small so that no one would be inconvenienced. I allowed myself to be pushed out of the way so that strangers could get past me in the store. "Be quiet and let her talk" he said. I learned to be quiet and just take the verbal assault (it wasn't long before I fought back). I learned not to "rock the boat" for fear of being abandoned. I learned that doing something for someone earned you their affection- even if it was temporary. I learned to be a people pleaser. I learned to put my needs aside. I'm not that girl anymore. I haven't been that girl for a long time. But today I felt that resentment all over again. Just when you think you've conquered it, another broken piece surfaces and asks to be healed. I told my students that they should never ever make themselves small. They have a right to take up space in this world. They have a duty to share their gift with this world and playing small prevents that. I was reminding myself as well. Be respectful and be assertive when necessary. Expand. Do your dharma. Wide Legged Forward Fold for Day 7 of #chillyourasana with lovely hosts @kamaste_ @strengthinbreathing @tanyasizemore @erikafischeryoga and generous sponsors @aloyoga @freskincare #yoga #yogalove #yogaheals #yogaeveryblessedday #yogamakesmehappy #yogagirl #igyogis #yoga365 #inspire d #igyogafamily #igyogamovement #yogisofig #quotejunkie #yogachallenge #fitgirl #inspire #igyogachallenge #igyogafamily #instayogi #practiceyogachangeyourworld #fitfam #yogisofinstagram #strength #bestoftheday #progresspic #love #bekind #progresspic s #silhouetteyoga

6/8/2017 3:02:35 AM 11
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"When both good and evil did the right thing, faith was restored and the final battle was won." -Once Upon a Time (I'm finally caught up with the season finale of that show and wow. Just wow) Eagle Goddess for Day 6 of #goddessinbloom with lovely hosts @woodspine @sdharamr @freedivegirl @shiniyogi @clarissa_mae_ and generous sponsor @aloyoga #yoga #yogalove #yogaheals #yogaeveryblessedday #yogamakesmehappy #yogagirl #igyogis #yoga365 #inspire d #igyogafamily #igyogamovement #yogisofig #quotejunkie #yogachallenge #fitgirl #inspire #igyogachallenge #igyogafamily #instayogi #practiceyogachangeyourworld #fitfam #yogisofinstagram #strength #bestoftheday #progresspic #love #bekind #progresspic s #silhouetteyoga

6/8/2017 2:42:55 AM 8

Answering a tag from beautiful OMies @kiarascurasl and @curlygirlyoga here is a Skandasana for you.Thanks for thinking of me Would lovely @yogalovin_rosebud and @body_heart_hair like to play along when the time is right? #yoga #yogalove #yogaheals #yogaeveryblessedday #yogamakesmehappy #yogagirl #igyogis #yoga365 #inspire d #igyogafamily #igyogamovement #yogisofig #quotejunkie #yogachallenge #fitgirl #inspire #igyogafamily #instayogi #practiceyogachangeyourworld #fitfam #yogisofinstagram #strength #bestoftheday #progresspic #love #bekind #progresspic s #silhouetteyoga #stopdropandyoga #sdy #strikeapose

6/7/2017 2:52:35 AM 10

I saw a funny post called "Yoga Poses Teachers Do Without Even Knowing It" Eagle Pose was listed as the pose teachers do when they have to use the bathroom ('cause they can only go at certain times during the day lol). EAGLE POSE for Day 6 of #chillyourasana with lovely hosts @kamaste_ @strengthinbreathing @tanyasizemore @erikafischeryoga and generous sponsors @aloyoga @freskincare #yoga #yogalove #yogaheals #yogaeveryblessedday #yogamakesmehappy #yogagirl #igyogis #yoga365 #inspire d #igyogafamily #igyogamovement #yogisofig #quotejunkie #yogachallenge #fitgirl #inspire #igyogachallenge #igyogafamily #instayogi #practiceyogachangeyourworld #fitfam #yogisofinstagram #strength #bestoftheday #progresspic #love #bekind #progresspic s #silhouetteyoga

6/7/2017 2:45:56 AM 9

Have you ever taken a step back to observe your own habits? It can be quite an eye opening experience- if you're open to it. Spider Goddess for Day 5 of #goddessinbloom with lovely hosts @woodspine @sdharamr @freedivegirl @shiniyogi @clarissa_mae_ and generous sponsor @aloyoga #yoga #yogalove #yogaheals #yogaeveryblessedday #yogamakesmehappy #yogagirl #igyogis #yoga365 #inspire d #igyogafamily #igyogamovement #yogisofig #quotejunkie #yogachallenge #fitgirl #inspire #igyogachallenge #igyogafamily #instayogi #practiceyogachangeyourworld #fitfam #yogisofinstagram #strength #bestoftheday #progresspic #love #bekind #progresspic s #silhouetteyoga

6/6/2017 3:15:45 AM 11

Has anyone else noticed a ton more "sponsored ads" on IG in the past few days? HmmmmHERO POSE for Day 5 of #chillyourasana with lovely hosts @kamaste_ @strengthinbreathing @tanyasizemore @erikafischeryoga and generous sponsors @aloyoga @freskincare #yoga #yogalove #yogaheals #yogaeveryblessedday #yogamakesmehappy #yogagirl #igyogis #yoga365 #inspire d #igyogafamily #igyogamovement #yogisofig #quotejunkie #yogachallenge #fitgirl #inspire #igyogachallenge #igyogafamily #instayogi #practiceyogachangeyourworld #fitfam #yogisofinstagram #strength #bestoftheday #progresspic #love #bekind #progresspic s #silhouetteyoga

6/6/2017 3:06:13 AM 9
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I went for reiki today. At the end, the practitioner told me that I need to take time for myself every day. She is so right! Conehead Goddess Pose for Day 4 of #goddessinbloom with lovely hosts @woodspine @sdharamr @freedivegirl @shiniyogi @clarissa_mae_ and generous sponsor @aloyoga #yoga #yogalove #yogaheals #yogaeveryblessedday #yogamakesmehappy #yogagirl #igyogis #yoga365 #inspire d #igyogafamily #igyogamovement #yogisofig #quotejunkie #yogachallenge #fitgirl #inspire #igyogachallenge #igyogafamily #instayogi #practiceyogachangeyourworld #fitfam #yogisofinstagram #strength #bestoftheday #progresspic #love #bekind #progresspic s #silhouetteyoga

6/5/2017 2:29:24 AM 9

Just chillin' HEADSTAND for Day 4 of #chillyourasana with lovely hosts @kamaste_ @strengthinbreathing @tanyasizemore @erikafischeryoga and generous sponsors @aloyoga @freskincare #yoga #yogalove #yogaheals #yogaeveryblessedday #yogamakesmehappy #yogagirl #igyogis #yoga365 #inspire d #igyogafamily #igyogamovement #yogisofig #quotejunkie #yogachallenge #fitgirl #inspire #igyogachallenge #igyogafamily #instayogi #practiceyogachangeyourworld #fitfam #yogisofinstagram #strength #bestoftheday #progresspic #love #bekind #progresspic s #silhouetteyoga

6/5/2017 2:22:15 AM 8

Ahhh satisfying day tackling my front hall closet. Yes, the label maker was involved. TREE POSE for Day 3 of #chillyourasana with lovely hosts @kamaste_ @strengthinbreathing @tanyasizemore @erikafischeryoga and generous sponsors @aloyoga @freskincare #yoga #yogalove #yogaheals #yogaeveryblessedday #yogamakesmehappy #yogagirl #igyogis #yoga365 #inspire d #igyogafamily #igyogamovement #yogisofig #quotejunkie #yogachallenge #fitgirl #inspire #igyogachallenge #igyogafamily #instayogi #practiceyogachangeyourworld #fitfam #yogisofinstagram #strength #bestoftheday #progresspic #love #bekind #progresspic s #silhouetteyoga

6/4/2017 4:42:17 AM 18