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New Year. Same Badass You.

ody policing and shaming has NO space in my classes nor at the places I choose to work. As someone who has worked for many years on making sure I get to a place of physical, emotional and mental well-being, triggers of fat shaming especially do not serve me. To be able to accept the beauty that is me and the “enoughness” that is me requires that I stay grounded around people and  communities who do the same. In a city that generally does otherwise, find a space that values you as you. So friends, as you step into your new year routine, remember that you are beautiful the way you are. You are enough the way you are. You are welcome to my classes the way you are. May this year be one of authenticity, joy and grounding for us all.

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You Have a Good Head On Your Shoulders

Today is the last day of my anatomy class and this is an image of my cervical spine. The reason why I began a yoga practice 15 years ago are many. One of them was due to severe pain in my neck. The memory of this pain goes to a time where I don’t even… Continue reading You Have a Good Head On Your Shoulders

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Instagram Giveaway: Manduka projectOM Yoga Mat and Accessories

I have been using the Manduka PRO yoga mat since I moved back to LA about four years ago. I am still using the same mat and have two others, the travel mat and the eKo, which I equally love and use depending on my practice. Not only is the product and brand reliable, I… Continue reading Instagram Giveaway: Manduka projectOM Yoga Mat and Accessories

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Dear Instagram Yogis, This One is For You

I am so tired of having to think about what to post on Instagram I am uninspired I know there is so much ego involved, but I have to do it I am inspired I know my followers expect me to post at least two pics a day I am uninspired  I wish I didn’t… Continue reading Dear Instagram Yogis, This One is For You

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5 Yoga Influencers Using Their Platform Intentionally and Politically

Discernment is perception in the absence of judgment with a view to obtaining spiritual direction and understanding. It is the ability to choose from right or wrong, and to judge between truth or error. Of course, here too, we bring in our tainted perceptions and perspectives, but the act of looking at all options and making decisions, with awareness and acute decision making, is already a step above judgement

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My First Instagram Takeover: Follow @igersarmenia for the full  journey this weekend

Hey friends, I was asked to take over the http://www.instagram.com/igersarmenia account this weekend. I said yes!  First, because this is one of my favorite accounts to follow for travel inspiration in Armenia. Second, I realized that I haven’t been fully able to reveal some of the beautiful photos I’ve taken of the country from my… Continue reading My First Instagram Takeover: Follow @igersarmenia for the full  journey this weekend

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Fundamentals of Acro Yoga: Breath, Trust and Letting Go

The first time I practiced Acro yoga was last year this time with Claudine and Honza Lafond of Yoga Beyond during the Inspirational Getaway hosted in Santa Monica, CA. Since then I  wanted to get back and practice with someone I trusted. As I was the base for my friend Ellina I was in control… Continue reading Fundamentals of Acro Yoga: Breath, Trust and Letting Go

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Instagram Giveaway: Eye of the Tiger Mala Beads and OM Essential Oil

Pack Your Mat and the Om Essentials by http://www.briyogi.com is giving away a 108 bead mala necklace acquired in Nepal and a hand blended essential oil. Rules: 1. FOLLOW @packyourmat and @theomessentials 2 Tag 3 or more friends 3. Like this photo (optional: share the photo and love with your friends) Must have a US mailing address;… Continue reading Instagram Giveaway: Eye of the Tiger Mala Beads and OM Essential Oil

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Instagram Giveaway: Manduka eKO SuperLite Travel Yoga Mat

Pack Your Mat is giving away a midnight blue Manduka eKO super Lite Travel Mat Rules – go to http://www.instagram.com/packyourmat 1. Follow @packyourmat  2. Tag 3+ friends 3. Like the photo  Must have US mailing address; Winner chosen 06/03/16.  Overview The eKO SuperLite Mat is a superior travel yoga mat that provides excellent grip. Wherever… Continue reading Instagram Giveaway: Manduka eKO SuperLite Travel Yoga Mat