We are back from our road trip around the south west! It was spectacular, breathtaking and an absolute blast but I am so glad to be home. :) Here is a break down of the trip:
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I have been feeling a bit worn down the past few days and haven't had much energy to get a lot of information of the site, but I have been staying strong in my "choose to live well" challenge for the month of February! Practicing inversions every single day, supporting local businesses and choosing to eat in rather than eating out. How is everyone else doing in their challenge? Please check in on my facebook page to see my updates as well as the updates of many other yogis that have joined in the challenge.
As promised, here are the rest of the photos from the Larry Godfrey photo shoot
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A few weeks ago I wrote an entry titled "Courage Within Myself". This was a post that dealt with my recent personal goals, here is an excerpt from that entry:
Over the past year or so, I have had people tell me that I should try my hand in modeling. It took me quite a while to take this as more than a compliment and seriously consider what I could do within the industry. Just recently, one of the major mantras I have been promoting in my classes has been "finding courage in your practice and in the self". It finally hit me that yes I do have courage in my practice but no I do not find a whole lot within myself. I was much to self conscious to ever consider that maybe I could ever be a model; but then my own mantra slapped me in my face and I decided it was time to find courage in myself. Which is when I began pursuing photographer to help me build a portfolio to bring to agencies.
Here are some more photos from the photo shoot with Larry Godfrey
Over the past year or so, I have had people tell me that I should try my hand in modeling. It took me quite a while to take this as more than a compliment and seriously consider what I could do within the industry. Just recently, one of the major mantras I have been promoting in my classes has been "finding courage in your practice and in the self". It finally hit me that yes I do have courage in my practice but no I do not find a whole lot within myself. I was much to self conscious to ever consider that maybe I could ever be a model; but then my own mantra slapped me in my face and I decided it was time to find courage in myself. Which is when I began pursuing photographers to help me build a portfolio to bring to agencies.
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Namaste yogis! Today I will sharing with you photos from this past Saturday's Inversion Workshop at the Zen Zone Yoga Studio. We started with a few vinyasa flows and basic inverted postures such as downward facing dog and bridge pose to heat the body. Once the muscles were warm we used props such as blocks, chairs and the wall to advance the difficulty of the poses. Participants were able to move away from the wall if they felt comfortable and strong in there inversions.
Yogis first practiced inversions on their own to build awareness of their own body and mental confidence. Later on the students worked with partners and small groups to build trust and bodily awareness of one another. Each inversion was taught to show the education of benefits, proper alignment for safety and options of progression.
My favorite part of the entire workshop was watching the confidence of my students increase throughout the afternoon as they accomplished inversions they may have conceived as impossible. It takes a true connection of mind and body to complete such challenging inversions. Each one of the yogis that participated grew in their personal practice that day and left with a big smile on their face. I have never felt so proud of my students, as the photos will prove to show.
Enjoy this photographed documentation of my first Inversion Workshop!
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Namaste yogis! As important as it is to stay focused and encouraged by our practice, it is also important to expand outside of our practices and grow in different ways. Today I share with you a fun experience from this past weekend that shows how I try to expand outside of my personal practice. David Vava Littlewood and I attended the Kansas City Juggling Festival.
There were many activities that visitors were able to engage in, we chose to participate in acrobatics. Acrobatics helps me to expand outside of my practice as well as help me to build strength, balance and focus to bring back into my practice.
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Namaste yogis! Today's post is a flashback to Saturday August 13, the big day of Yoga Benefit's Mala to raise funding and support for Stop Child Trafficking Now. It was a GREAT success! As I've mentioned before the weather was perfect, we had a wonderful group of individuals, and most importantly we met our goal of raising $500! Kenzi Jordan, a wonderful photographer (KC, MO) was lovely enough to grace us with her presence and capture the absolute beauty and soulful essence of that day.
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Namaste yogis! Today's post is very short and quick...and honestly a bit selfish, but I am very proud and want all to know my vicotry! :) I am on the cover of Gulf and Main Magazine!!! You can read this issue's article "Why You Should Say YES TO YOGA" by subscribing to their to their online account.
Very excited! Please share this with all of your yogi friends! Feel free to leave comments as always! ;-)
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