It’s been a great break from IG, but I think I’m ready to come back. I hope to make this an informative space moving forward, one that is vulnerable and loving and of service. What better way to kick this intention off than with Vajrapradama Mudra, the mudra of unshakeable trust. This is a hand gesture of boundaries and self confidence. Hanuman was unaware of limitations placed upon him by other deities that limited his power. He was ultimately able to break free and step into his full potential. What a beautiful idea, that if we could shed our restrictions, we could also become infinitely powerful beings? What is holding you back? ❤️🐒 - 📸 by the amazing @ryanfilms_sd
Hey world! I’m still around, I’ve just given up social media relating to my personal life and I’m making my yoga practice less visible. You can still follow me at @sandiegochalkartist where I post every now and then for my business. I’m visiting Atlanta at the end of August and hope to see all of you then. ✌️❤️ ....... 📸 by @melissalovespandas
Before I became a yoga teacher, I was an artist. Now I do both, though I mostly design graphics nowadays. This is a piece I’ve had in my head for almost a year and here it is: 3 feet tall and complete! I started painting as a teenager because it helped me think. As an adult, I find it easy to meditate when I have a paintbrush in hand. I don’t often get time to work on projects for myself, but I’m glad I prioritized this. Thanks for listening ✌️ oh yeah don’t forget to see my other art at @sandiegochalkartist and @atlchalkartist
@bush.albert and I celebrated 12 YEARS together yesterday. Where does the time go? Here’s an old pic of us living in our art house in south Atlanta around 2015. I was working in education at an art museum and spent my free time going to yoga classes at LA Fitness and painting the inside and outside of our house. This is the home where our cat, David Blaine, chose to join our family. We were so damn poor and we lived mostly on microwave meals. Crazy how much life can change in just a few years, but TWELVE...
When I was in YTT @yogini_lena would give us intention cards before class and I do this with my students, too. Today I pulled the “I love life” card and it couldn’t be more true: sure, things aren’t perfect (are they ever, though?) but I can certainly feel appreciative for everything I have and even the things I don’t have. On the back of the card: “It is my birthright to live fully and freely. I give to life exactly what I want life to give to me. I am glad to be alive. I love life!” This is your birthright, too! I couldn’t stop staring at all of these perfect colors when they were in savasana.
Hari hari! ❤️ Blissed out in divine love, gratitude, and seva at #festivalofcolors ! 📸 by @miyeveronica
Hey IG I have something to say. I’m tired of seeing pictures of yoga poses in front of stuff with quotes underneath it. Most bodies shouldn’t do those poses anyway, and they create an illusion that yoga is inaccessible. What ever happened to focusing on what’s inside? I have been extremely humbled by my hip injury over the past six months. Recently I’ve been figuring out how I want to live my life and how I can best be of service to others. I’m exploring myself a little deeper. I’m learning more about yoga beyond asana. So here’s to living a life that’s adventurous and fulfilling and not sharing every ding dang detail with the world on the internet! Peace in✌️
When a situation doesn’t feel right and you know it, do you power through it while feeling the resistance or do you make big changes or do you ignore it and hope it will go away? Which is the best way to grow? Is there maturity in admitting you failed? Is there closure in sweeping it under the rug and pretending it’s not there? Is there codependency in continuing on because you don’t want to let people down?
It’s been such an honor and a privilege to teach while I’ve been in Atlanta. Endless thanks to those of you who I have shared space with. I am looking forward to rounding out my visit by teaching a kickass workshop tomorrow night with @sarahrrrose 💕
Happy Holidays! May all beings everywhere be happy and free 🙏🏻