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Life is beautiful because it has every emotion on the spectrum in it, not because it’s all happiness all the time.
Step back and marvel in the messy, the madness, and the beauty. 
#beauty #life #yoga #giannayoga #practice #yogisofinstagram #tattooedyogi
Covered in garbage sludge and grease, smelling of road debris and post yoga sweat, I’m not your clean and fancy yogi.
I have had the same 6 pairs of yoga pants and tops in my travel pack worn over the last six months. 
I carry with me now, just a backpack. 
I sometimes can only sink wash my cloths.
My biggest purchases are vegan/organic food and kangen water.
Its who I am in a nutshell. I won’t sugarcoat it for you. I won’t pretend I’m something I’m not. I won’t keep face or keep clean if it wasn’t in the cards for that day. I’m grossed out by very little and I can take a heavy story with stride. 
I’m not here to show you the fancy cloths or the perfect skin. I don’t offer up the perfect advice or the most beautiful poses.
All I have is me. The trash kid who prefers to live in a car off $200 a month. This women in her 30s travels with the care of a high school boy. 
And that’s what I seek from my peers and my friends. 
Show me you, not who you think the you I want to see is. 
#truth #betrue #yoga #giannayoga #trashkid #tattooedyogi #yogisofinstagram #bereal
Covered in garbage sludge and grease, smelling of road debris and post yoga sweat, I’m not your clean and fancy yogi. I have had the same 6 pairs of yoga pants and tops in my travel pack worn over the last six months. I carry with me now, just a backpack. I sometimes can only sink wash my cloths. My biggest purchases are vegan/organic food and kangen water. Its who I am in a nutshell. I won’t sugarcoat it for you. I won’t pretend I’m something I’m not. I won’t keep face or keep clean if it wasn’t in the cards for that day. I’m grossed out by very little and I can take a heavy story with stride. I’m not here to show you the fancy cloths or the perfect skin. I don’t offer up the perfect advice or the most beautiful poses. All I have is me. The trash kid who prefers to live in a car off $200 a month. This women in her 30s travels with the care of a high school boy. And that’s what I seek from my peers and my friends. Show me you, not who you think the you I want to see is. #truth  #betrue  #yoga  #giannayoga  #trashkid  #tattooedyogi  #yogisofinstagram  #bereal 
When enthusiasm is low, notice.
When drama is high, notice.
When decisions are hard, notice.
When options are many, notice.
I’m the type of person that makes a decision, decides I’m going to do it and does it. Then changes my mind ten times and actually goes through with each mind change decision until I land on the right feeling. 
No, this is not the path of least resistance but I just have to know for myself 🤷‍♀️
I am action, motion, and determination making the choice to be a watcher, observer, and receiver.
Witnessing your Self vs. self in every situation allows the reception of conclusion with out the mind chatter of delusion. 
#yoga#giannayoga #tattooedyogi #wait #practice #yogisofinstagram
When enthusiasm is low, notice. When drama is high, notice. When decisions are hard, notice. When options are many, notice. I’m the type of person that makes a decision, decides I’m going to do it and does it. Then changes my mind ten times and actually goes through with each mind change decision until I land on the right feeling. No, this is not the path of least resistance but I just have to know for myself 🤷‍♀️ I am action, motion, and determination making the choice to be a watcher, observer, and receiver. Witnessing your Self vs. self in every situation allows the reception of conclusion with out the mind chatter of delusion. #yoga #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi  #wait  #practice  #yogisofinstagram 
Start witnessing with gratitude the gifts coming your way rather than pushing and prying for the gifts you want to get. 
Be nice and be grateful and all will come as it should. 
#justwait #watch #bekind #giannayoga #gratitude #yogisofinstagram #tattooedyogi #yoga
Here's a bit of Monday night inspiration from the amazing @giannayoga.
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#repost @giannayoga
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“I’ll deal with you!”
What made me keep practicing yoga was this feel. It felt like the practice told me itself, I’m strong enough to deal with you until you can deal with yourself. 
It held and lifted me and presented a community of misfits who cared about healing. 
We are messy little bundles of stuff. All it takes is that one warm hug to hold you up until you can hold yourself high. 
Practice.

#yoga #giannayoga #yogisofinstagram #tattooedyogi #dancer
Here's a bit of Monday night inspiration from the amazing @giannayoga. • #repost  @giannayoga • “I’ll deal with you!” What made me keep practicing yoga was this feel. It felt like the practice told me itself, I’m strong enough to deal with you until you can deal with yourself. It held and lifted me and presented a community of misfits who cared about healing. We are messy little bundles of stuff. All it takes is that one warm hug to hold you up until you can hold yourself high. Practice. #yoga  #giannayoga  #yogisofinstagram  #tattooedyogi  #dancer 
Teacher training ✨Level 2 26&2 ✨in September ✌🏽#Repost @giannayoga ・・・
You don’t “have to” or “must.” You can try and play. Be interested and learn. Be inspired and grow.
There is no limitation, there is always possibility. Your class is yours and the possibilities are endless.
Come learn the progressive Hatha series @boisehotyoga September 28 - October one!
Check the link in my profile or DM for more details✨
#yoga #teachertraining #hotyoga #giannayoga #practiceyoga #tattooedyogi #yogisofinstagram #yogateacher
Teacher training ✨Level 2 26&2 ✨in September ✌🏽#Repost  @giannayoga ・・・ You don’t “have to” or “must.” You can try and play. Be interested and learn. Be inspired and grow. There is no limitation, there is always possibility. Your class is yours and the possibilities are endless. Come learn the progressive Hatha series @boisehotyoga September 28 - October one! Check the link in my profile or DM for more details✨ #yoga  #teachertraining  #hotyoga  #giannayoga  #practiceyoga  #tattooedyogi  #yogisofinstagram  #yogateacher 
You don’t “have to” or “must.” You can try and play. Be interested and learn. Be inspired and grow.
There is no limitation, there is always possibility. Your class is yours and the possibilities are endless.
Come learn the progressive Hatha series @boisehotyoga September 28 - October one!
Check the link in my profile or DM for more details✨
#yoga #teachertraining #hotyoga #giannayoga #practiceyoga #tattooedyogi #yogisofinstagram #yogateacher
You don’t “have to” or “must.” You can try and play. Be interested and learn. Be inspired and grow. There is no limitation, there is always possibility. Your class is yours and the possibilities are endless. Come learn the progressive Hatha series @boisehotyoga September 28 - October one! Check the link in my profile or DM for more details✨ #yoga  #teachertraining  #hotyoga  #giannayoga  #practiceyoga  #tattooedyogi  #yogisofinstagram  #yogateacher 
Motos and meteors, hammocks and hangs. 
I love you all but being free from my phone for just a weekend felt amazing. 
Take a break to lay in the grass and look at the stars, babes✨ 
Back on the schedule in Chicago tomorrow!
#yoga #yogiswhoride #giannayoga
Motos and meteors, hammocks and hangs. I love you all but being free from my phone for just a weekend felt amazing. Take a break to lay in the grass and look at the stars, babes✨ Back on the schedule in Chicago tomorrow! #yoga  #yogiswhoride  #giannayoga 
Its the essence of my gratitude practice, to truly step back from me, close my eyes and look in to see exactly how miraculous this life is. 
My most recent life event has opened my eyes to the clouds I never thought I had. And I realized this is just how life will be. Everything seems clear and then things shift making our sight more precise. As a human, the healing, evolving, and learning will never end and it’s perfect.

I get to do this life. I refuse to waste it. 
#practicingimmortal #yoga #giannayoga #practice #life #tattooedyogi
Its the essence of my gratitude practice, to truly step back from me, close my eyes and look in to see exactly how miraculous this life is. My most recent life event has opened my eyes to the clouds I never thought I had. And I realized this is just how life will be. Everything seems clear and then things shift making our sight more precise. As a human, the healing, evolving, and learning will never end and it’s perfect. I get to do this life. I refuse to waste it. #practicingimmortal  #yoga  #giannayoga  #practice  #life  #tattooedyogi 
My #1 yoga teacher @giannayoga always seems to amaze me. I get to learn something new in her class every time I’m in it and no two classes are the same.  I truly appreciate how she continues to grow as a teacher and educates me on how to bring my practice to a whole new level. Thank you!
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#yoga #hathayoga #yogapractice #yogastudent #yogateacher #giannayoga #yogalove #yogasport #yogaathlete #continuingeducation #alwaysastudent #105fhotyoga #bow #dhanurasana
Feeling receptive. Ready for you and ready for me.
We are divinely lit when we get out of our own way and move with gratitude. Take time and forget time. All we have is now, don’t cloud it with useless interruptive thought. 
#yoga #giannayoga #asanatraining  #love
Feeling receptive. Ready for you and ready for me. We are divinely lit when we get out of our own way and move with gratitude. Take time and forget time. All we have is now, don’t cloud it with useless interruptive thought. #yoga  #giannayoga  #asanatraining  #love 
I’m unapologetically me but I know when to say I’m sorry.
I’m opinionated and outspoken but I know how to listen. 
I’m a critical dreamer and believer but I know when to let the un-manifest go.
I use what I have to get what I don’t but I’m not kickin ass and taking names. 
It has taken me a long time to understand my personality traits and preferences, and even longer to tame the habits and tendencies they lend me to. Loud and loving, rigid yet flexible- my seeming malfunctions won’t land me taking anyone down but myself.
#giannayoga
I’m unapologetically me but I know when to say I’m sorry. I’m opinionated and outspoken but I know how to listen. I’m a critical dreamer and believer but I know when to let the un-manifest go. I use what I have to get what I don’t but I’m not kickin ass and taking names. It has taken me a long time to understand my personality traits and preferences, and even longer to tame the habits and tendencies they lend me to. Loud and loving, rigid yet flexible- my seeming malfunctions won’t land me taking anyone down but myself. #giannayoga 
I saw someone post recently about how great they looked and felt and had not stepped foot in the gym for the last 10 years. All from yoga. 
Amongst my many reactions and first thoughts about the post, I decided to share with you my always necessary reflections on past thoughts and judgements. 
I am the laziest fit person you’ll ever meet. I love things that make me feel alive (nature/breath), I love things that settle me deeper in my being (meditation/asana), and I love feeling my poster and speaking my truth (long holds/powering through). But when I read that post I worried that how continually I talk about these things that it could be discrediting other peoples journeys towards health and fitness.
So just to clear it up, I am lazy in the way that I don’t like to pick things up and put them down simply for a fit body or strength but I am, because of my personality type and my choice need to be tricked into being fit by my search for god, truth, and self love. 
So here I am not in a gym but inspired by this who can and do step into their health regimen everyday. 
#yougo! #yoga #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #health
I saw someone post recently about how great they looked and felt and had not stepped foot in the gym for the last 10 years. All from yoga. Amongst my many reactions and first thoughts about the post, I decided to share with you my always necessary reflections on past thoughts and judgements. I am the laziest fit person you’ll ever meet. I love things that make me feel alive (nature/breath), I love things that settle me deeper in my being (meditation/asana), and I love feeling my poster and speaking my truth (long holds/powering through). But when I read that post I worried that how continually I talk about these things that it could be discrediting other peoples journeys towards health and fitness. So just to clear it up, I am lazy in the way that I don’t like to pick things up and put them down simply for a fit body or strength but I am, because of my personality type and my choice need to be tricked into being fit by my search for god, truth, and self love. So here I am not in a gym but inspired by this who can and do step into their health regimen everyday. #yougo ! #yoga  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi  #health 
And to think I wasn’t going to go this workshop.  I am glad I participated because I learned so much and I also got to demonstrate a backbend!
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Enjoy Life, Live Life, Love Life
And to think I wasn’t going to go this workshop. I am glad I participated because I learned so much and I also got to demonstrate a backbend! . . . Enjoy Life, Live Life, Love Life
“I’ll deal with you!”
What made me keep practicing yoga was this feel. It felt like the practice told me itself, I’m strong enough to deal with you until you can deal with yourself. 
It held and lifted me and presented a community of misfits who cared about healing. 
We are messy little bundles of stuff. All it takes is that one warm hug to hold you up until you can hold yourself high. 
Practice.

#yoga #giannayoga #yogisofinstagram #tattooedyogi #dancer
“I’ll deal with you!” What made me keep practicing yoga was this feel. It felt like the practice told me itself, I’m strong enough to deal with you until you can deal with yourself. It held and lifted me and presented a community of misfits who cared about healing. We are messy little bundles of stuff. All it takes is that one warm hug to hold you up until you can hold yourself high. Practice. #yoga  #giannayoga  #yogisofinstagram  #tattooedyogi  #dancer 
One of my favorite teachers said, “ i’m here to be your teacher not to be your friend.” I 100% got it, I get it, and I appreciated him saying that. 
I stand in the room to give you what needs to come through, the good the bad and the ugly. I don’t sugar coat or pepper you with lies or BS. I give what’s needed not whats wanted which isn’t for everyone’s pallet.
I tell you what I see, I tell you possibility, I give you what I didn’t even know I had to give you. I’m not here to hang out, take you to dinner, or make you feel loved. I’m coming from love, I’m coming with light, and holding space for you to love yourself, to see yourself, and to practice expectation free. 
It’s real talk, hard to hear, but...
I love you like a student not like a friend. 
#watchout #yoga #giannayoga #realtalk
One of my favorite teachers said, “ i’m here to be your teacher not to be your friend.” I 100% got it, I get it, and I appreciated him saying that. I stand in the room to give you what needs to come through, the good the bad and the ugly. I don’t sugar coat or pepper you with lies or BS. I give what’s needed not whats wanted which isn’t for everyone’s pallet. I tell you what I see, I tell you possibility, I give you what I didn’t even know I had to give you. I’m not here to hang out, take you to dinner, or make you feel loved. I’m coming from love, I’m coming with light, and holding space for you to love yourself, to see yourself, and to practice expectation free. It’s real talk, hard to hear, but... I love you like a student not like a friend. #watchout  #yoga  #giannayoga  #realtalk 
Hey Chicago Yoga Buddies! 🤸🏽‍♀️
My #1 teacher @giannayoga is teaching a comprehensive 26&2 class/ lecture Q & A tomorrow @105fhotyoga Lincoln Park!🤓
My yoga practice is where it is now because I get to learn from one of the best! 
Be interested in you and come learn something new to take your practice to the next level. 🤸🏽‍♀️
9:30am-1pm
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#105fhotyoga #105F #giannayoga #yoga #hotyoga #hathayoga #yogaathlete #yogasport #usayoga #chicagoyoga #yogapractice #yogafun #yogalove #tigerscorpion #difficultylevel8
Hey Chicago Yoga Buddies! 🤸🏽‍♀️ My #1  teacher @giannayoga is teaching a comprehensive 26&2 class/ lecture Q & A tomorrow @105fhotyoga Lincoln Park!🤓 My yoga practice is where it is now because I get to learn from one of the best! Be interested in you and come learn something new to take your practice to the next level. 🤸🏽‍♀️ 9:30am-1pm . #105fhotyoga  #105F  #giannayoga  #yoga  #hotyoga  #hathayoga  #yogaathlete  #yogasport  #usayoga  #chicagoyoga  #yogapractice  #yogafun  #yogalove  #tigerscorpion  #difficultylevel8 
Someone asked me the other day if I like my body. “You have done so much work on it, do you like it now?”
I thought it was a great question with insight to how people see body modification and tattoos. 
Yea I like my body because it works hard for me and it’s really impressive, but I have always had a hard time with how I’m shaped.

I use to hate my body because it didint look how all the models or people you see representing beauty looked. 
I’m short, I’ve been called “more Incredible Hulk than wonder women,” and I have a lot of youth remembered blows that took away the belief that I could be beautiful.

To me, my body is a piece of art. Something that makes me feel different emotions depending on the day. Something that gets me places and shows me things. But honestly, my shape is something I don’t look at. The size of my limbs, the shape of my belly, my height or width. The body is strength, a manifestation of mental, emotional, and spiritual health. 
It’s easy to become obsessed with the shape instead of interested in the body. 
I chose not to be bothered with the insecurities that plague the superficial and chose mental emotional and spiritual health because I love my body.
#yoga #health #bodyimage #beauty #beautiful #love #giannayoga #tattooedyogi
Someone asked me the other day if I like my body. “You have done so much work on it, do you like it now?” I thought it was a great question with insight to how people see body modification and tattoos. Yea I like my body because it works hard for me and it’s really impressive, but I have always had a hard time with how I’m shaped. I use to hate my body because it didint look how all the models or people you see representing beauty looked. I’m short, I’ve been called “more Incredible Hulk than wonder women,” and I have a lot of youth remembered blows that took away the belief that I could be beautiful. To me, my body is a piece of art. Something that makes me feel different emotions depending on the day. Something that gets me places and shows me things. But honestly, my shape is something I don’t look at. The size of my limbs, the shape of my belly, my height or width. The body is strength, a manifestation of mental, emotional, and spiritual health. It’s easy to become obsessed with the shape instead of interested in the body. I chose not to be bothered with the insecurities that plague the superficial and chose mental emotional and spiritual health because I love my body. #yoga  #health  #bodyimage  #beauty  #beautiful  #love  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi 
Hot objects, like stars emit light. Anything that’s warm, emits light. 
You are the same. You do the same. 
#bethelight #light #emitlight #yoga #giannayoga #practice #practiceyoga #love
I got up at 4:45AM this morning to go to my first Bikram yoga class in awhile.. But I spoke to the owner afterwards, and I'll be teaching some Ghosh flow classes next month!

I'm super excited! 
Also! There's a #juiceland that just opened about halfway between the studio and the house we stay between ship contracts #celebrate #bluemajik

#bikramyoga #giannayoga #yogateacher #yogaeverydamnday #keepinithot 🔥🕉️ Also, I love these #rainbowoptx sunglasses. 
#heartchakra 💚
Grow with the flow. 
When you’re ripe enough to just fall off the tree, splat all over the ground, and be eaten by ants, you trust the universe knows your limits and is time to change them. 
Whether it’s death or childbirth, loss or parenting, our limits are tested. We are asked to widen our capacity to love with every monumental life move. 
How aligned can you stay with truth and compassion for yourself and the world around you?
#trust #grow #growwiththeflow #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #practiceyoga #yoga
Grow with the flow. When you’re ripe enough to just fall off the tree, splat all over the ground, and be eaten by ants, you trust the universe knows your limits and is time to change them. Whether it’s death or childbirth, loss or parenting, our limits are tested. We are asked to widen our capacity to love with every monumental life move. How aligned can you stay with truth and compassion for yourself and the world around you? #trust  #grow  #growwiththeflow  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi  #practiceyoga  #yoga 
Today, I see it, I see you. You keep my interest, yoga. You keep me. I’m here, with you.
#yoga #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #armbalance  #grateful
There are a million different things in this life we “have to do” and things we could do wrong. Your yoga practice does not have to be where those exist.
Friday at 6pm @105fhotyoga WP you will step on your mat, be influenced by music and cueing, be asked to move while blindfolded and encouraged to dig deep into your energy system and really work with each chakras guidance to free your Self fully. 
#chakraclass #yogachicago #giannayoga #105f #tattooedyogi #findfreedom
There are a million different things in this life we “have to do” and things we could do wrong. Your yoga practice does not have to be where those exist. Friday at 6pm @105fhotyoga WP you will step on your mat, be influenced by music and cueing, be asked to move while blindfolded and encouraged to dig deep into your energy system and really work with each chakras guidance to free your Self fully. #chakraclass  #yogachicago  #giannayoga  #105f  #tattooedyogi  #findfreedom 
Living joyfully on this earth helps us all live in peace. 
Living peacefully together helps us all settle in our joy. 
Living peacefully in the light of joy opens our hearts enough to see the whole world within us. 
You’re right there. . . 
#yoga #giannayoga #joy #tattooedyogi
Living joyfully on this earth helps us all live in peace. Living peacefully together helps us all settle in our joy. Living peacefully in the light of joy opens our hearts enough to see the whole world within us. You’re right there. . . #yoga  #giannayoga  #joy  #tattooedyogi 
You don’t have to die to be given new life. 
#practicesaves #yoga #giannayoga #asana #armbalance #handstand #tattooedyogi
Did you happen to miss Gianna during WAYcation?  You're in luck!  She will be leading two more workshops for our 105F crew this weekend!  Both workshops are perfect for beginners and seasoned yogis alike.  Save by registering in advance ($40 per workshop or $70 for both). Link in bio to sign up.
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SAHAJA CHAKRA EXPLORATION ✨
Friday, August 3rd from 6-7:30p at Wicker Park
A 90 minute sensory deprivation class and journey through the chakras, this process is meant to connect you with the depths of your being and your potential through surrender. You will land on your mat with a blindfold, be guided and influenced by sound, and be moved by music and pure uncensored connection with the Self.
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COMPREHENSIVE 26+2 HOT YOGA CLASS & LECTURE 🙏🏽
Saturday, August 4th from 9:30a-1p at Lincoln Park
A two hour 26+2 hot yoga class followed by an hour-long Q&A style lecture, you will be given the opportunity to explore your practice in a new light, more deeply understand the teaching and methods behind the hot yoga style of practice, and ask any burning questions you have.
Did you happen to miss Gianna during WAYcation? You're in luck! She will be leading two more workshops for our 105F crew this weekend! Both workshops are perfect for beginners and seasoned yogis alike. Save by registering in advance ($40 per workshop or $70 for both). Link in bio to sign up. ——— SAHAJA CHAKRA EXPLORATION ✨ Friday, August 3rd from 6-7:30p at Wicker Park A 90 minute sensory deprivation class and journey through the chakras, this process is meant to connect you with the depths of your being and your potential through surrender. You will land on your mat with a blindfold, be guided and influenced by sound, and be moved by music and pure uncensored connection with the Self. ——— COMPREHENSIVE 26+2 HOT YOGA CLASS & LECTURE 🙏🏽 Saturday, August 4th from 9:30a-1p at Lincoln Park A two hour 26+2 hot yoga class followed by an hour-long Q&A style lecture, you will be given the opportunity to explore your practice in a new light, more deeply understand the teaching and methods behind the hot yoga style of practice, and ask any burning questions you have.
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Pretend. Procrastinate. Poison.
Punish. ✨
Break time is over - 
A healthy spine is sexy. ✨
Get you one.
#backtolife #yoga #giannayoga #practice #practiceyoga #asanatraining
“Dear god,
Seriously, what the fuck?
Ok. 
Thank you for my life..”
It’s ok to be pissed sometimes, to recognize the seemingly unfair. But what will you do with that? Will you hold a grudge against those who have it better? Will you wallow in your misfortunes? Will you treat those in different situations than you differently? 
Or will you and can you simply say “thank you for my life.”
#yoga #oneness #allisone life #Giannayoga #tattooedyogi
“Dear god, Seriously, what the fuck? Ok. Thank you for my life..” It’s ok to be pissed sometimes, to recognize the seemingly unfair. But what will you do with that? Will you hold a grudge against those who have it better? Will you wallow in your misfortunes? Will you treat those in different situations than you differently? Or will you and can you simply say “thank you for my life.” #yoga  #oneness  #allisone  life #Giannayoga  #tattooedyogi 
I’ll do a lot. 
I’ll give a lot. 
Because I love you, I get a lot.
#yoga #giveandtake #giannayoga
I bow to you, this place of uncertainty.
I bow to you, the tears and stresses.
I bow to you the disconnects and misconnects.
I bow to you, me, while you learn these great lessons.
In honoring this place, I feel strong. There is no shame in the shatterings of life. In honoring where I am now rather then pretending to be blissed out all day, I put weight to my truths as they are. 
My here now’s, my present moments, my I see you’s - these are no matter what’s. I’ll stick around for every little up and down. Ill see you and be with you while you journey. I am you, we are we, you are me.
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Let’s try something. Teaching 9am  @weareyoga in Ormond Beach 7/28.
#floridayoga #giannayoga #yoga #practice #practiceyoga #tattooedyogi
I bow to you, this place of uncertainty. I bow to you, the tears and stresses. I bow to you the disconnects and misconnects. I bow to you, me, while you learn these great lessons. In honoring this place, I feel strong. There is no shame in the shatterings of life. In honoring where I am now rather then pretending to be blissed out all day, I put weight to my truths as they are. My here now’s, my present moments, my I see you’s - these are no matter what’s. I’ll stick around for every little up and down. Ill see you and be with you while you journey. I am you, we are we, you are me. - Let’s try something. Teaching 9am @weareyoga in Ormond Beach 7/28. #floridayoga  #giannayoga  #yoga  #practice  #practiceyoga  #tattooedyogi 
Time to start working on my strength and hitting those monkey bars again! 💪🏽🐒🤸🏽‍♀️
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#yogaathlete #yogagirl #yogasport #yogahomework #giannayoga #crosstraining #strength #monkeybars #americanninjawarrior #fitover40 #eastbankclub
My real day feels: 
After 3 hours of sleep, this stiff body is not interested. But I have to try. Not everything I do I want to post. Not every practice I do makes me feel better. Sometimes I get off a two hour practice and I still feel stiff. A couple hours a day won’t change the millions of years of karmic build up and body congestion I have waiting to be burned. So, I just get move on. Here is some slop I would not usually post. But a wiggle is a wiggle. Often the unpostable stuff makes me feel better than the pretty shit I show.
Namaste!
#yoga #realtalk #giannayoga
My real day feels: After 3 hours of sleep, this stiff body is not interested. But I have to try. Not everything I do I want to post. Not every practice I do makes me feel better. Sometimes I get off a two hour practice and I still feel stiff. A couple hours a day won’t change the millions of years of karmic build up and body congestion I have waiting to be burned. So, I just get move on. Here is some slop I would not usually post. But a wiggle is a wiggle. Often the unpostable stuff makes me feel better than the pretty shit I show. Namaste! #yoga  #realtalk  #giannayoga 
“I need some time to myself.” Mmmm - hours of YouTubing, Instagram scrolling, Facebook stalking, and selfie taking is not you spending time on yourself. 
We have a million ways to avoid our issues. With business being ran off social media, it’s easy to blame your internet time loss on “research.” With these portable little computers in our hands, it’s common we call scrolling “time alone.” Don’t lose YOU time to find your #inspo . You are endlessly interesting. Sign out to switch on. 
#turnitoff #yoga #presentmoment #giannayoga #selfcare
“I need some time to myself.” Mmmm - hours of YouTubing, Instagram scrolling, Facebook stalking, and selfie taking is not you spending time on yourself. We have a million ways to avoid our issues. With business being ran off social media, it’s easy to blame your internet time loss on “research.” With these portable little computers in our hands, it’s common we call scrolling “time alone.” Don’t lose YOU time to find your #inspo  . You are endlessly interesting. Sign out to switch on. #turnitoff  #yoga  #presentmoment  #giannayoga  #selfcare 
I collected a few stones over the last few months that would protect my heart because I don’t want to do it anymore.

I grew up building walls, a thick shell, and guarding deeply my truth. 
Once I allowed myself to feel and soften I connected so fully with where I needed to be and why, that I gave up this idea of protection. 
So I don’t “protect” my mind, body or soul. Is this why I get hit so hard? I’ll take it. 
This idea of protection makes me feel like without the walls up you get hurt. But honestly, realizing these walls and breaking them down was much more continuous suffering than the intermittent blows of life have been. 
I don’t want to protect my heart, I want to know it. 
I don’t want to protect my mind, I want to understand it. 
I don’t need constant protection, I need awareness and communication. 
This life is too short to live all walled up.

#yoga #befree #giannayoga #tattooedyogi
I collected a few stones over the last few months that would protect my heart because I don’t want to do it anymore. I grew up building walls, a thick shell, and guarding deeply my truth. Once I allowed myself to feel and soften I connected so fully with where I needed to be and why, that I gave up this idea of protection. So I don’t “protect” my mind, body or soul. Is this why I get hit so hard? I’ll take it. This idea of protection makes me feel like without the walls up you get hurt. But honestly, realizing these walls and breaking them down was much more continuous suffering than the intermittent blows of life have been. I don’t want to protect my heart, I want to know it. I don’t want to protect my mind, I want to understand it. I don’t need constant protection, I need awareness and communication. This life is too short to live all walled up. #yoga  #befree  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi 
When life is rigid and resistant, move your body.
When life looks different than you intended, go look within. 
When no one can give you the support you need, breath deeply. 
We can lean on each other in any and every situation but no one will be there for you as much as you can.
Your breath has you back, connect fully with it. 
Your life’s path will redirect if you connect back with your truth. 
Feeling fluid and mobile will help us recognize healthy movement in our life. 
If we all work on the batter in our own beings, we build strong for us and for other to lean on. 
#commune #yoga #truth #settle #giannayoga #tattooedyogi
When life is rigid and resistant, move your body. When life looks different than you intended, go look within. When no one can give you the support you need, breath deeply. We can lean on each other in any and every situation but no one will be there for you as much as you can. Your breath has you back, connect fully with it. Your life’s path will redirect if you connect back with your truth. Feeling fluid and mobile will help us recognize healthy movement in our life. If we all work on the batter in our own beings, we build strong for us and for other to lean on. #commune  #yoga  #truth  #settle  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi 
I know you love you. Just remember. 
7.25.14
#remember #yoga #giannayoga #lonewolf
I have received lots of teacher training and continuing education questions over the years about my experience, what I think of it all, and what I offer. Without really answering them I have offered little bits while continuing to gather information from the different places that I teach in and people I work with.
Some main themes I have seen is this attachment to dogma and loss of creativity, or the ideas that honoring tradition has to be done by you “doing it the right way” and the inability to be receptive when someone does it a different way. 
I’m not going to bash a dialogue driven class considering I teach people to use it. As an ashtangi I thrive in a set sequence and tradition. 
I’m simply stressing the need to stimulate creativity and fluidity within our beings to always learn. 
I’ll never think I’ve mastered anything because i always want to stay open to your creative interpretation and inspiration. 
#becreative #foreverstudent #yoga #giannayoga
I have received lots of teacher training and continuing education questions over the years about my experience, what I think of it all, and what I offer. Without really answering them I have offered little bits while continuing to gather information from the different places that I teach in and people I work with. Some main themes I have seen is this attachment to dogma and loss of creativity, or the ideas that honoring tradition has to be done by you “doing it the right way” and the inability to be receptive when someone does it a different way. I’m not going to bash a dialogue driven class considering I teach people to use it. As an ashtangi I thrive in a set sequence and tradition. I’m simply stressing the need to stimulate creativity and fluidity within our beings to always learn. I’ll never think I’ve mastered anything because i always want to stay open to your creative interpretation and inspiration. #becreative  #foreverstudent  #yoga  #giannayoga 
If you are not giving 100% of your light, you’re giving into darkness. 
#youcan #love #share #commune #giannayoga #yoga
“It’s the little things.”
No really, it is. 
We refer to everyday things as little: how a partner greets you, how someone says your name, how your roommate leaves the kitchen.
But these are things we do everyday! When communication does not match 3 minutes a day every day your whole life, that’s a big deal! 
Awareness on the details and how we effect each other’s space and life can keep us from the big problems or turmoil during the “big things.” It is the little things. 
#details #community #tribeliving #yoga #giannayoga
“It’s the little things.” No really, it is. We refer to everyday things as little: how a partner greets you, how someone says your name, how your roommate leaves the kitchen. But these are things we do everyday! When communication does not match 3 minutes a day every day your whole life, that’s a big deal! Awareness on the details and how we effect each other’s space and life can keep us from the big problems or turmoil during the “big things.” It is the little things. #details  #community  #tribeliving  #yoga  #giannayoga 
Hello today 🙌🏼
Settled and Sweet. 
I literally look up at the sky today and said “today is sweet, let me offer this sweetness to you.” Cheese ball but serious. I just feel so settled in Right Now that I must give to grown this feeling. 
Chicago schedule posted soon! 
#yoga #giannayoga
@oneloveonetribeapparel @photoshelterhawaii
Hello today 🙌🏼 Settled and Sweet. I literally look up at the sky today and said “today is sweet, let me offer this sweetness to you.” Cheese ball but serious. I just feel so settled in Right Now that I must give to grown this feeling. Chicago schedule posted soon! #yoga  #giannayoga  @oneloveonetribeapparel @photoshelterhawaii
I got to battle 2 awesome yogis today! First, my yoga buddy @loganevangelista then next round against @henrywins ! All for raising awareness for @hydroassoc 
The WAYcation Chicago Yoga Festival @105fhotyoga was a for sure success.🤸🏽‍♀️🤸🏽‍♀️🤸🏽‍♀️
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Time to start practicing some new signature moves. 🤓💪🏽
Monday. 9:30am Lincoln Park.
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#105fhotyoga #hathayoga #yoga #hotyoga #yogasport #yogaathlete #chicagoyoga #yogabuddy #yogafun #weareyoga #giannayoga #waycation #battleasana #chicago #enthusiasm #beinterestedinyou #hydrocephalus #nomorebs
I got to battle 2 awesome yogis today! First, my yoga buddy @loganevangelista then next round against @henrywins ! All for raising awareness for @hydroassoc The WAYcation Chicago Yoga Festival @105fhotyoga was a for sure success.🤸🏽‍♀️🤸🏽‍♀️🤸🏽‍♀️ . Time to start practicing some new signature moves. 🤓💪🏽 Monday. 9:30am Lincoln Park. . . #105fhotyoga  #hathayoga  #yoga  #hotyoga  #yogasport  #yogaathlete  #chicagoyoga  #yogabuddy  #yogafun  #weareyoga  #giannayoga  #waycation  #battleasana  #chicago  #enthusiasm  #beinterestedinyou  #hydrocephalus  #nomorebs 
When you smell like road, the date is almost the 7/25, you’re  wet from the storm and the doors are locked, you give thanks to your heart for staying open though it’s broken. 
A few of you asked me if I was having a hard time right now. The answer is nope, just living. I grew up in a “hard time” so this portion of my life is not hard, I was made for this. It’s a transition. I am uprooted and raw which isn’t hard. I’m loved and in love with my surroundings, my family, and my opportunities. I’m settled in my unsettled and ready for what’s next. 
I’m not going through a hard time, I’m living through the currents of life. It feels good to live. 
#life #yoga #giannayoga #health #heal #tattooedyogi #backbend
When you smell like road, the date is almost the 7/25, you’re wet from the storm and the doors are locked, you give thanks to your heart for staying open though it’s broken. A few of you asked me if I was having a hard time right now. The answer is nope, just living. I grew up in a “hard time” so this portion of my life is not hard, I was made for this. It’s a transition. I am uprooted and raw which isn’t hard. I’m loved and in love with my surroundings, my family, and my opportunities. I’m settled in my unsettled and ready for what’s next. I’m not going through a hard time, I’m living through the currents of life. It feels good to live. #life  #yoga  #giannayoga  #health  #heal  #tattooedyogi  #backbend 
I’m here to do whatever the hell I want. I just chose to be here to find my purpose, to settle in my divinity, and share and commune as often as possible.
In all sorts of healing communities I often see this pretentious holy attitude of “but you are here to be a realized human,” or “I can’t deal with you because you are not walking the path.” These are triggering words to me as I grew up in the church. 
You’re saying the same thing I heard in third grade, “you’re following the wrong god if it’s not this god and your mission should be to convert them to the right god.” Uh...no thank you.
I later daysed that game almost immediately. 
You are here to live as you need to in this lifetime. 
You are here to experience the human life.
You have a choice and no one should shame you for it! 
The “do you” “living your best life” thing is real. If you’re not hurting anyone, Im 
not judging. 
#beyou #yoga #giannayoga #practice #practiceyoga #practicelove #tattooedyogi
I’m here to do whatever the hell I want. I just chose to be here to find my purpose, to settle in my divinity, and share and commune as often as possible. In all sorts of healing communities I often see this pretentious holy attitude of “but you are here to be a realized human,” or “I can’t deal with you because you are not walking the path.” These are triggering words to me as I grew up in the church. You’re saying the same thing I heard in third grade, “you’re following the wrong god if it’s not this god and your mission should be to convert them to the right god.” Uh...no thank you. I later daysed that game almost immediately. You are here to live as you need to in this lifetime. You are here to experience the human life. You have a choice and no one should shame you for it! The “do you” “living your best life” thing is real. If you’re not hurting anyone, Im not judging. #beyou  #yoga  #giannayoga  #practice  #practiceyoga  #practicelove  #tattooedyogi 
Lean on me!
I take immense care of myself but I care more for me when others depend on me. I need a purpose, and a direction. 
As a lone wolf I find myself being more reckless through traffic yet leading with my heart fully. I make decisions based off of my gut rather than my thought. 
Raw, reckless, and real - you give me purpose, yogis. 🙏🏽 #love #purpose #practice #yoga #practiceyoga #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #squat
Lean on me! I take immense care of myself but I care more for me when others depend on me. I need a purpose, and a direction. As a lone wolf I find myself being more reckless through traffic yet leading with my heart fully. I make decisions based off of my gut rather than my thought. Raw, reckless, and real - you give me purpose, yogis. 🙏🏽 #love  #purpose  #practice  #yoga  #practiceyoga  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi  #squat 
The walls we build don’t keep us safe but break us over time.
I have the courage to be wall free and wild to release me from my mind. ✨

I’ve taught many different backbending classes, they are always different and always offer  tools for healing your spine, maintaining health, and attaining new depth in time. 
These actions make us soften our form and break free from our shells building a strong and supple center line.
#yoga #giannayoga #practice #practicelove #practiceyoga #backbend#tattooedyogi #waycation #weareyoga
The walls we build don’t keep us safe but break us over time. I have the courage to be wall free and wild to release me from my mind. ✨ I’ve taught many different backbending classes, they are always different and always offer tools for healing your spine, maintaining health, and attaining new depth in time. These actions make us soften our form and break free from our shells building a strong and supple center line. #yoga  #giannayoga  #practice  #practicelove  #practiceyoga  #backbend #tattooedyogi  #waycation  #weareyoga 
She’s baaaaaack! And she’s WAYexcited to nerd out on yoga all weekend long with you! 🤓🤸🏽‍♀️✌🏽
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Catch one (or all!) of the following of @giannayoga’s WAYcation classes or workshops:
✨Backbending Workshop:  Thursday, 7/19 from 4-6p at 105F South Loop
✨Progressive 26+2 Class:  Saturday, 7/21 from 9:30-11a at 105F Lincoln Park
✨Intermediate Hatha Class:  Sunday, 7/22 from 10-11:30a at 105F South Loop
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Link in bio to sign up for these sessions or any of our other not-to-be missed WAYcation classes, workshops, or events.
She’s baaaaaack! And she’s WAYexcited to nerd out on yoga all weekend long with you! 🤓🤸🏽‍♀️✌🏽 ——— Catch one (or all!) of the following of @giannayoga’s WAYcation classes or workshops: ✨Backbending Workshop: Thursday, 7/19 from 4-6p at 105F South Loop ✨Progressive 26+2 Class: Saturday, 7/21 from 9:30-11a at 105F Lincoln Park ✨Intermediate Hatha Class: Sunday, 7/22 from 10-11:30a at 105F South Loop ——— Link in bio to sign up for these sessions or any of our other not-to-be missed WAYcation classes, workshops, or events.
Life doesn’t throw you curve balls, it a series of pitches. 
Stepping back and getting the full view perspective of any situation can soften the impact of these throws. 
When someone says “life has really thrown you some curve balls,” I’m a bit at a loss. This is the only life I have know so, why would I think these pitches were out of nowhere or abnormal at all. We all have struggles and obstacles and maybe life events we wish we could go without, but this is life. 
Step back, see yourself swimming in the tiny ocean, the ocean on this tiny spec, and this spec floating in space. Life altering moments won’t make us bigger or smaller, just stronger. 
#livinmybestlife #life #yoga #love #giannayoga #practice #practiceyoga #practicelove #tattooedyogi
Life doesn’t throw you curve balls, it a series of pitches. Stepping back and getting the full view perspective of any situation can soften the impact of these throws. When someone says “life has really thrown you some curve balls,” I’m a bit at a loss. This is the only life I have know so, why would I think these pitches were out of nowhere or abnormal at all. We all have struggles and obstacles and maybe life events we wish we could go without, but this is life. Step back, see yourself swimming in the tiny ocean, the ocean on this tiny spec, and this spec floating in space. Life altering moments won’t make us bigger or smaller, just stronger. #livinmybestlife  #life  #yoga  #love  #giannayoga  #practice  #practiceyoga  #practicelove  #tattooedyogi 
Friends always ask, “how does your spine bend like that? How do you do a wall walk?” Want to learn how to move your spine?
This is one workshop you do not want to miss on Thursday. See you there!
🤓🤸🏽‍♀️
Thursday.
@giannayoga Backbending Workshop
4pm-6pm
South Loop
@105fhotyoga .
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#waycationchicago #waycation #giannayoga #yoga #105fhotyoga #yogafestival #chicagoyoga #hathayoga #weareyoga #yogaeveryday #backbend #workshop #southloopchicago #chicago
Sometimes wanting isn’t right.
Sometimes trying isn’t right.
Sometimes effort isn’t right. 
Al the things people say about making shit happen and gettin shit done might not always be right. 
What’s your intention? What are you in alignment with? Where are you really right now? What are you forcing? 
What if I tried less? 
i’m going through a lot of changes and a lot of shifts my personal life and struggling with what to do and where to go and who to do it with. When I stopped seeking the ears who would let me vent I started receiving the calls who wanted me to let them in. I tried less, I sat with me, and I cried alone yet so many souls heard me. It was the ease my effort had been waiting for. 
#tryless #yoga #practice #giannayoga #divorce #tattooedyogi #practicelove #love
Sometimes wanting isn’t right. Sometimes trying isn’t right. Sometimes effort isn’t right. Al the things people say about making shit happen and gettin shit done might not always be right. What’s your intention? What are you in alignment with? Where are you really right now? What are you forcing? What if I tried less? i’m going through a lot of changes and a lot of shifts my personal life and struggling with what to do and where to go and who to do it with. When I stopped seeking the ears who would let me vent I started receiving the calls who wanted me to let them in. I tried less, I sat with me, and I cried alone yet so many souls heard me. It was the ease my effort had been waiting for. #tryless  #yoga  #practice  #giannayoga  #divorce  #tattooedyogi  #practicelove  #love 
Holy moly it’s WayCation time already!!
Thursday's Backbending Workshop at South Loop from 4-6pm
Saturday's Progressive 26+2 Class at Lincoln Park from 9:30-11am
Sunday's Intermediate Hatha Class at South Loop from 10-11:30am. 
Can’t wait for mad chills with my @weareyoga and @105fhotyoga crew and you!

Do yoga. Live longer. 
#yoga #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #waycation #practice #practiceyoga #practicelove
📷: @ianmclarenphoto
Holy moly it’s WayCation time already!! Thursday's Backbending Workshop at South Loop from 4-6pm Saturday's Progressive 26+2 Class at Lincoln Park from 9:30-11am Sunday's Intermediate Hatha Class at South Loop from 10-11:30am. Can’t wait for mad chills with my @weareyoga and @105fhotyoga crew and you! Do yoga. Live longer. #yoga  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi  #waycation  #practice  #practiceyoga  #practicelove  📷: @ianmclarenphoto
Cleansing and purging physically and emotionally feels like something. Stored emotion in the body yes, can be blamed on stresses you are holding on to 👉🏼 but you DO NOT have to get rid of those things stressing you out to escape the stresses they are creating. To first recognize your emotion based around these things, then creating a plan of how to healthfully digest or change your emotion towards the stressor (with or without the help of a therapist) is step one to dealing with your stressful situation. 
I recognize that I have simply eliminated a stress from my life but never changed my relationship with it. Sometimes it’s years later but it comes up again if I am not the one to change. It’s painful sometimes, sad, challenging, to cleanse and evolve but the process is beautiful, perfect and totally necessary. 
#change #yoga #evolve #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #nauli #practice #practiceyoga #love
Cleansing and purging physically and emotionally feels like something. Stored emotion in the body yes, can be blamed on stresses you are holding on to 👉🏼 but you DO NOT have to get rid of those things stressing you out to escape the stresses they are creating. To first recognize your emotion based around these things, then creating a plan of how to healthfully digest or change your emotion towards the stressor (with or without the help of a therapist) is step one to dealing with your stressful situation. I recognize that I have simply eliminated a stress from my life but never changed my relationship with it. Sometimes it’s years later but it comes up again if I am not the one to change. It’s painful sometimes, sad, challenging, to cleanse and evolve but the process is beautiful, perfect and totally necessary. #change  #yoga  #evolve  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi  #nauli  #practice  #practiceyoga  #love 
が。がんばろ(°_°)ヨガと筋トレとランニング(°_°) #Repost @giannayoga with @get_repost
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I’m grimmey. 
I like old things, dirty shoes, and rusty cars. 
I prefer off white and soot-covered anything.
I’ll pick my friends and their noses. 
Morning breath doesn’t bother me and nighttime stank is just fine. 
I let the gas ruin the paint on my bike because I like it to look used or well loved. 
While my appearance falls more on the crusty side, my insides I keep pristine. I don’t poison my body. I take in Pure and positive foods and energy. I keep this machine well oiled so it can walk around successfully. 
When you see this broken nailed, torn T-shirt, no lace boot scum stankin your way, there better be salad!
#aLittleAboutMe #Scum #GiannaYoga #Tattooedyogi #Hathayogi #Salad #Vegan #InstaGood #yogisofinstagram
が。がんばろ(°_°)ヨガと筋トレとランニング(°_°) #Repost  @giannayoga with @get_repost ・・・ I’m grimmey. I like old things, dirty shoes, and rusty cars. I prefer off white and soot-covered anything. I’ll pick my friends and their noses. Morning breath doesn’t bother me and nighttime stank is just fine. I let the gas ruin the paint on my bike because I like it to look used or well loved. While my appearance falls more on the crusty side, my insides I keep pristine. I don’t poison my body. I take in Pure and positive foods and energy. I keep this machine well oiled so it can walk around successfully. When you see this broken nailed, torn T-shirt, no lace boot scum stankin your way, there better be salad! #aLittleAboutMe  #Scum  #GiannaYoga  #Tattooedyogi  #Hathayogi  #Salad  #Vegan  #InstaGood  #yogisofinstagram 
The more #yoga I do, the less I fake smile and the more I real smile. These people make me real smile alllll day long.😊💜 I love them and already miss them so much. 😭 To be continued! #yogateachers #giannayoga #splits #hanumanasana #chicagoyogis #atxyogis #yogafriends #splitswithbae #fakesmile #realsmile
I find myself saying over and over, “I wish I was better.”
So much of my healing lately has been me realizing my patterns and habits. From here, the mind can take you in two directions, the “I’m a horrible person” route or the “I’m gunna do something” route. 
I’ve been paralyzed by it all and stuck somewhere in between wishing I could move. 
But really, this is me looking for visual confirmation of myself being better. An actual manifestation that I have improved as though I’m working on an asana until I “get it.” Unfortunately, this is not how life is. We don’t get to go to the next place of healing and be done with the place before. Healing is not something we can work at, get, and be done with it. When looking to see that we have “gotten better,” it may not show up as a physical manifestation but as a subtle emotional shift or settling. 
Wishing is a start, realizing isn’t necessary. Wait is part of the game but action is everything. 
#heal #health #selflove #soften #yoga #mudra #uplifting #giannayoga
I find myself saying over and over, “I wish I was better.” So much of my healing lately has been me realizing my patterns and habits. From here, the mind can take you in two directions, the “I’m a horrible person” route or the “I’m gunna do something” route. I’ve been paralyzed by it all and stuck somewhere in between wishing I could move. But really, this is me looking for visual confirmation of myself being better. An actual manifestation that I have improved as though I’m working on an asana until I “get it.” Unfortunately, this is not how life is. We don’t get to go to the next place of healing and be done with the place before. Healing is not something we can work at, get, and be done with it. When looking to see that we have “gotten better,” it may not show up as a physical manifestation but as a subtle emotional shift or settling. Wishing is a start, realizing isn’t necessary. Wait is part of the game but action is everything. #heal  #health  #selflove  #soften  #yoga  #mudra  #uplifting  #giannayoga 
When your hearts desires manifest your greatest dreams, you sit and split with the most perfect of company.

I love this idea of boredom and loneliness. 
How can you be bored if you are never boring? 
How do you feel lonely when you like the person you’re alone with? 
When you like the you that you are, you attract a crowd that fits and fuels. 
When you portray the interest in yourself, you see how interesting we all are. 
There is no bored. There is no lonely. 
#yogafriends #selflove #love #yoga #giannayoga #practiceyoga #tattooedyogi #youareloved
When your hearts desires manifest your greatest dreams, you sit and split with the most perfect of company. I love this idea of boredom and loneliness. How can you be bored if you are never boring? How do you feel lonely when you like the person you’re alone with? When you like the you that you are, you attract a crowd that fits and fuels. When you portray the interest in yourself, you see how interesting we all are. There is no bored. There is no lonely. #yogafriends  #selflove  #love  #yoga  #giannayoga  #practiceyoga  #tattooedyogi  #youareloved 
... just a casual split
... just a casual split
The time has come! Put this on your list of things to not miss this weekend. Gianna Purcell visiting us on Saturday, 8am-12pm. Class + Alignment Clinic. Take your practice to new depths! #fuelmindtobody #giannayoga sign up: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=29947&stype=-7&sTG=26&sView=day&sLoc=0&date=07/14/18
The time has come! Put this on your list of things to not miss this weekend. Gianna Purcell visiting us on Saturday, 8am-12pm. Class + Alignment Clinic. Take your practice to new depths! #fuelmindtobody  #giannayoga  sign up: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=29947&stype=-7&sTG=26&sView=day&sLoc=0&date=07/14/18
Last two chances to take @312yogi’s class - tonight 6p & tomorrow morning, Tuesday 6a 🔥
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AND very last chance to practice with @giannayoga today 4p, she’s teaching 90 min #hatha 🌿
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#yoga #yogaeastaustin #másyoga #eastaustin #eastaustinyoga #austin #austintx #austinyoga #atx #atxyoga #yogateacher #yogisofeastaustin #locallyowned #muelleratx #giannayoga #muelleraustin #doingmoreyoga #morethanbikram #bikramisbeginnersyoga
“I don’t like you but I love you.”
“I tolerate you.”
“I am here with you.” “I am you.” We can see ourselves in every living being. Every response we have to one another is a response we are having to ourselves. There are bits of us to be seen in everything. Like it or not, you are we. We don’t always get to like ourselves or each other, but we can always love. 
#we #weareone #allisone #yoga #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #practice #practicelove
“I don’t like you but I love you.” “I tolerate you.” “I am here with you.” “I am you.” We can see ourselves in every living being. Every response we have to one another is a response we are having to ourselves. There are bits of us to be seen in everything. Like it or not, you are we. We don’t always get to like ourselves or each other, but we can always love. #we  #weareone  #allisone  #yoga  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi  #practice  #practicelove 
You leave residual you everywhere you go. 
Good, bad, beautiful, or ugly. You are still everywhere you’ve ever been. 
What’s your residue look like? 
7/8: 3pm Bikram 
7/9: 4pm Hatha 
#bethechange #youarelove #love #giannayoga #tattooedyogi
"In 2009, I left my salon job, sold all my belongings and left for India. I had very little income, very few possessions, and was more full of life than I could ever remember being. I was constantly practicing. 
There was not a single day that went by that I was not on my mat. I knew where I had been once before and vowed never to end up back there. Yoga was the answer.". Gianna @giannayoga ,Yoga Teacher, runs 26+2 Teacher Training, advanced classes and workshops worldwide.
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 Read this amazing Yoginis complete yoga journey on JURU Yoga's latest blog - Yogic Living Through the Currents of Life - Story of a Yogi. 
#juruyogi #juruyoga #ashtanga #ashtangayoga #hotyoga #storyofayogi #giannayoga #jurumats #jurublog #yttc #juruyogamats #yogachampionships #yogaworkshops #vinyasa #bikramyoga #selflove #yoga4growth #yogaforlife #yogalife #yogalifestyle #yoga #yogaeverywhere #yogaeveryday #practicedaily #yogajourney
"In 2009, I left my salon job, sold all my belongings and left for India. I had very little income, very few possessions, and was more full of life than I could ever remember being. I was constantly practicing. There was not a single day that went by that I was not on my mat. I knew where I had been once before and vowed never to end up back there. Yoga was the answer.". Gianna @giannayoga ,Yoga Teacher, runs 26+2 Teacher Training, advanced classes and workshops worldwide. . . Read this amazing Yoginis complete yoga journey on JURU Yoga's latest blog - Yogic Living Through the Currents of Life - Story of a Yogi. #juruyogi  #juruyoga  #ashtanga  #ashtangayoga  #hotyoga  #storyofayogi  #giannayoga  #jurumats  #jurublog  #yttc  #juruyogamats  #yogachampionships  #yogaworkshops  #vinyasa  #bikramyoga  #selflove  #yoga4growth  #yogaforlife  #yogalife  #yogalifestyle  #yoga  #yogaeverywhere  #yogaeveryday  #practicedaily  #yogajourney 
Not everything has to happen in the amount of time a teacher gives you to make the thing happen. 
I just can’t find what I’m feelin I need in the amount of time you are finding what you need. Ain’t not thing, I’ll just do my thing. 
Hanging @yogaeastaustin ! Practice 7/12 - 12 is backbending 3 is Bikram, 7/8 - 3 bikram, 7/9 - 4pm Hatha 90
#austinyogis #yoga #giannayoga #practice #tattooedyogi #backbend
Not everything has to happen in the amount of time a teacher gives you to make the thing happen. I just can’t find what I’m feelin I need in the amount of time you are finding what you need. Ain’t not thing, I’ll just do my thing. Hanging @yogaeastaustin ! Practice 7/12 - 12 is backbending 3 is Bikram, 7/8 - 3 bikram, 7/9 - 4pm Hatha 90 #austinyogis  #yoga  #giannayoga  #practice  #tattooedyogi  #backbend 
We’re so lucky to host this superhuman the next few days 🙏🏽 Come practice with Gianna:
Thursday 6p #bikramyoga 🔥
Friday 9:30a #hatha 🌿
Saturday 12p #backbending 🦂
Saturday 3p #bikramyoga 🔥
Sunday 3p #bikramyoga 🔥
Monday 4p #hatha 🌿
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#yoga #yogaeastaustin #másyoga #eastaustin #eastaustinyoga #austin #austintx #austinyoga #atx #atxyoga #yogateacher #yogisofeastaustin #locallyowned #muelleratx #giannayoga #muelleraustin #doingmoreyoga #morethanbikram #bikramisbeginnersyoga
We’re so lucky to host this superhuman the next few days 🙏🏽 Come practice with Gianna: Thursday 6p #bikramyoga  🔥 Friday 9:30a #hatha  🌿 Saturday 12p #backbending  🦂 Saturday 3p #bikramyoga  🔥 Sunday 3p #bikramyoga  🔥 Monday 4p #hatha  🌿 . #yoga  #yogaeastaustin  #másyoga  #eastaustin  #eastaustinyoga  #austin  #austintx  #austinyoga  #atx  #atxyoga  #yogateacher  #yogisofeastaustin  #locallyowned  #muelleratx  #giannayoga  #muelleraustin  #doingmoreyoga  #morethanbikram  #bikramisbeginnersyoga 
Getting ready to see all my lovers in Austin I sent a  reply text to the aggressive squeezes I’m about to get upon landing. “I’m already broken but I’m absolutely lovable.” - I sat and read this for a second after sending it and really wondered what I meant. Where did this come from? This happens in my writing often that something comes out that is a direct message for me. 
We are all intrinsically flawed because we sit in a human form. It was not made to last forever, it’s constantly dying. It’s not a perfectly conditioned machine to, with proper oil changes or regular maintenance it will last forever. 
It’s perfect as it is but broken because it’s life. I’ve literally broken bones that have set in a real not great way so my wording here can be taken quite literally. 
As someone who divorced the love of her life, who has been cheated on, who has lost all her parent and grandparents, who has deep flaws and burdens to be taken on by someone else in a partnership, my deepest Self knows that I am lovable. That I am loved. And even though I’ve felt “no one could ever love me again” or “how could I ever trust my heart,” or “why would I ever put someone through this” I know that every flaw, challenge, and broken bit within me is lovable, and I too can love you, love another’s breaks.
#giannayoga #Selflove #love #iamloved #iamlovable #affirmations #yoga
Getting ready to see all my lovers in Austin I sent a reply text to the aggressive squeezes I’m about to get upon landing. “I’m already broken but I’m absolutely lovable.” - I sat and read this for a second after sending it and really wondered what I meant. Where did this come from? This happens in my writing often that something comes out that is a direct message for me. We are all intrinsically flawed because we sit in a human form. It was not made to last forever, it’s constantly dying. It’s not a perfectly conditioned machine to, with proper oil changes or regular maintenance it will last forever. It’s perfect as it is but broken because it’s life. I’ve literally broken bones that have set in a real not great way so my wording here can be taken quite literally. As someone who divorced the love of her life, who has been cheated on, who has lost all her parent and grandparents, who has deep flaws and burdens to be taken on by someone else in a partnership, my deepest Self knows that I am lovable. That I am loved. And even though I’ve felt “no one could ever love me again” or “how could I ever trust my heart,” or “why would I ever put someone through this” I know that every flaw, challenge, and broken bit within me is lovable, and I too can love you, love another’s breaks. #giannayoga  #Selflove  #love  #iamloved  #iamlovable  #affirmations  #yoga 
I find great comfort in being alone, dissecting my own practice, spending time going over and over a pose or serious with only my input.
Don’t get me wrong, a teacher is a necessary part of practice for everyone ... I have my close friends @spafton @kdyogagirl and Frankie (our @siddhischool.yoga anatomy teacher) who I can nerd out with all day and my mentor and teacher @maryjarvisyoga who I am constantly talking with and visiting... but there is nothing like training your eye using your own body. 
I started filming my own poses (before Instagram) in 2008 when I started competing in the Ghosh Cup. I was able to streamline my practice and fine tune my poses to progress quicker.
Keeping an eye on yourself literally and figuratively keeps you accountable for you, even though you’re never really alone 🐶 👉🏼see @augie_thewhitewonder at the end of the video 😂 
#augiedog #keepaneyeonyou #yoga #giannayoga #practice #tattooedyogi
I find great comfort in being alone, dissecting my own practice, spending time going over and over a pose or serious with only my input. Don’t get me wrong, a teacher is a necessary part of practice for everyone ... I have my close friends @spafton @kdyogagirl and Frankie (our @siddhischool.yoga anatomy teacher) who I can nerd out with all day and my mentor and teacher @maryjarvisyoga who I am constantly talking with and visiting... but there is nothing like training your eye using your own body. I started filming my own poses (before Instagram) in 2008 when I started competing in the Ghosh Cup. I was able to streamline my practice and fine tune my poses to progress quicker. Keeping an eye on yourself literally and figuratively keeps you accountable for you, even though you’re never really alone 🐶 👉🏼see @augie_thewhitewonder at the end of the video 😂 #augiedog  #keepaneyeonyou  #yoga  #giannayoga  #practice  #tattooedyogi 
If you have not laid on the floor lately, do it. 
If you have not squatted, and looked eye to eye with a child lately, do it. 
If you have not wrestled with a pet lately, do it. 
If you have not bowed in honor lately, do it. 
Culturally, the West rarely sits on the floor let alone eats on the floor. There is a disgust and aversion to the ground. Every time I visit with people or have a meaningful conversation with someone in a seat, I move myself up nice and snug with them and squat. I want to look up slightly to honor your words. I want to lay myself out, to honor my struggles and this earth. I want to tear down the idea of teacher, master, privilege, hierarchy, ageism, class systems and disconnection. I want to meld with the earth, with the animals, with the bugs, with the kids, with all sexes, ethnicities, and cultures. I want to listen and observe, honor and give thanks. 
We are seeing so much hate in the US, fear, ignorance, and segregation.  We are losing connection, detaching from love and attaching to fear. US, you’re making it look like hate is ok. I don’t agree with your actions! 
We need eye contact, interest, and observance of all. Please, step off your podium. Come down and be with the people. 
#connect #yoga #giannayoga #love #unify #togetherwecan #progress #please
If you have not laid on the floor lately, do it. If you have not squatted, and looked eye to eye with a child lately, do it. If you have not wrestled with a pet lately, do it. If you have not bowed in honor lately, do it. Culturally, the West rarely sits on the floor let alone eats on the floor. There is a disgust and aversion to the ground. Every time I visit with people or have a meaningful conversation with someone in a seat, I move myself up nice and snug with them and squat. I want to look up slightly to honor your words. I want to lay myself out, to honor my struggles and this earth. I want to tear down the idea of teacher, master, privilege, hierarchy, ageism, class systems and disconnection. I want to meld with the earth, with the animals, with the bugs, with the kids, with all sexes, ethnicities, and cultures. I want to listen and observe, honor and give thanks. We are seeing so much hate in the US, fear, ignorance, and segregation. We are losing connection, detaching from love and attaching to fear. US, you’re making it look like hate is ok. I don’t agree with your actions! We need eye contact, interest, and observance of all. Please, step off your podium. Come down and be with the people. #connect  #yoga  #giannayoga  #love  #unify  #togetherwecan  #progress  #please 
I’ve been talking a lot with many of my friends about the fact of suffering and how no one gets out without it. 
Sam Harris interviews David Benatar who has the view that this life isn’t worth bringing another being into because of life’s suffering. 
The interview is a bit text book for me and between to men. They talk about population ethics, having children, suffering at different ages, and whether or not life is worth living.  It’s not necessarily a pessimist conversation but more so practical and very matter a fact. 
I have a lot to say on the whole conversation but mostly I think it’s pretty outrageous to think we all have the same feelings around suffering.
I have a strange memory before this life of desiring struggle and suffering. Being scolded by someone (without a face) telling me I didn’t know real problems which was why I was so absorbed in minute misfortunes. I have not remembered the details of that life but I have weird moments of remembering and re-remembering that life. 
You don’t have to agree but I fully believe we chose the parents and all their karmic congestion. We chose a life of great suffering, medium suffering, or not much suffering. Either way, we are responsible for our emotions around events and reactions. We are responsible for all of our choices- start to finish. 
You may have a world of suffering, it doesn’t mean you have to hate your world. 
#practice #practicelove #hatefree #giannayoga #yoga #tattooedyogi
I’ve been talking a lot with many of my friends about the fact of suffering and how no one gets out without it. Sam Harris interviews David Benatar who has the view that this life isn’t worth bringing another being into because of life’s suffering. The interview is a bit text book for me and between to men. They talk about population ethics, having children, suffering at different ages, and whether or not life is worth living. It’s not necessarily a pessimist conversation but more so practical and very matter a fact. I have a lot to say on the whole conversation but mostly I think it’s pretty outrageous to think we all have the same feelings around suffering. I have a strange memory before this life of desiring struggle and suffering. Being scolded by someone (without a face) telling me I didn’t know real problems which was why I was so absorbed in minute misfortunes. I have not remembered the details of that life but I have weird moments of remembering and re-remembering that life. You don’t have to agree but I fully believe we chose the parents and all their karmic congestion. We chose a life of great suffering, medium suffering, or not much suffering. Either way, we are responsible for our emotions around events and reactions. We are responsible for all of our choices- start to finish. You may have a world of suffering, it doesn’t mean you have to hate your world. #practice  #practicelove  #hatefree  #giannayoga  #yoga  #tattooedyogi 
I love a fixed practice. I love a set series. There are so many decisions I have to make throughout my days that I just want to get on my mat and not decide. 
Then I practice.
Here I realize these set series practices are filled with decisions. Will I lift a little more cus I can or will I hold for five long breath or quick breaths? Will I “cheat myself” today or am I treatin myself today? Will I give up or give in? 
And then I complete my practice and it wasn’t what I needed to fix my problems or it gave me what I wasn’t even thinking I needed, or it wasn’t as dialed in as I needed or wanted. 
Here I realize I can’t rely on anything but me. I can not go into my practice expecting it to solve the days issues or make me feel a certain way. I do not need to put that kind of pressure on the practice. 
Rather, I know I can get on my mat and never regret stepping foot on it. I know I can get on my mat and reclaim confirmation in the capacity I have to change a situation with my breath. I know that stepping on my mat puts me in the present moment where expectation does not live. Wants do not live. Issues, pain, attachments do not live. Here in the present moment everything just is. That’s what I love. The “just is.”
#presentmoment #practice #practicelove #practiceyoga #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #yogisofinstagram
I love a fixed practice. I love a set series. There are so many decisions I have to make throughout my days that I just want to get on my mat and not decide. Then I practice. Here I realize these set series practices are filled with decisions. Will I lift a little more cus I can or will I hold for five long breath or quick breaths? Will I “cheat myself” today or am I treatin myself today? Will I give up or give in? And then I complete my practice and it wasn’t what I needed to fix my problems or it gave me what I wasn’t even thinking I needed, or it wasn’t as dialed in as I needed or wanted. Here I realize I can’t rely on anything but me. I can not go into my practice expecting it to solve the days issues or make me feel a certain way. I do not need to put that kind of pressure on the practice. Rather, I know I can get on my mat and never regret stepping foot on it. I know I can get on my mat and reclaim confirmation in the capacity I have to change a situation with my breath. I know that stepping on my mat puts me in the present moment where expectation does not live. Wants do not live. Issues, pain, attachments do not live. Here in the present moment everything just is. That’s what I love. The “just is.” #presentmoment  #practice  #practicelove  #practiceyoga  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi  #yogisofinstagram 
A time for manifestation and creation. 
We are guided by 100% illumination today. To share this vibrancy with all aspects of life, I find stillness, I contemplate, I journal, and I stay nice! Anything I want amplified during the day of a full moon, I give it fuel. First and foremost, I want to be a good, then I can make my dreams come true. Being financially stable while being a dick is not fulfilling. Trust me, I’ve done it.
#benice #fullmoon #yoga #giannayoga #armbalance #tattooedyogi #dontbeadick
A time for manifestation and creation. We are guided by 100% illumination today. To share this vibrancy with all aspects of life, I find stillness, I contemplate, I journal, and I stay nice! Anything I want amplified during the day of a full moon, I give it fuel. First and foremost, I want to be a good, then I can make my dreams come true. Being financially stable while being a dick is not fulfilling. Trust me, I’ve done it. #benice  #fullmoon  #yoga  #giannayoga  #armbalance  #tattooedyogi  #dontbeadick 
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After the last few days, I have a huge mound of processing to sift through. In case you did not know, I have a lot of opinions💁🏽‍♀️
One of the biggest things I noticed was the rise of one of my patterns. 
I have gone through and am going through lots of mourning in my life. I’ve lost a dad, my body, my marriage, my mother, my cat...my sanity 😶... not really 🤪or maybe.
But I have such an opinion about how people should treat those experiencing loss. People say the most fucked up things to you in times of mourning or simply when they are uncomfortable or just at a loss. I just wanted to have someone treat me the way I needed to be treated and hear the things I needed to hear, but it’s not like I told the 100+ people who came through what I needed. Plus, so many of those people were also mourning! 
Today I sat with my mother’s close friends and family and realized me helping them process my mother’s passing, I was helping me - Meaning I thought I knew was I needed to mourn and be sad but i didn’t fully understand yet. Its so funny because it’s exactly what I have naturally been doing for the last 13 years as a teacher: helping others in different ways in order to continue digesting my own struggles and sorting through this life as a healing project.
When someone who clearly is not helping you in your process approaches, whether they have come out of the woodwork for themselves or “for you,” you can still honor them in their experience and learn something in the process. 
Death shows me that I just don’t know anything. Life shows me that I don’t know a thing. These lessons shows me how little I know. Honestly, I don’t care, I’m just glad it’s quiet right now.
#Yoga. #giannayoga #practice #yogateacher #imissyou
After the last few days, I have a huge mound of processing to sift through. In case you did not know, I have a lot of opinions💁🏽‍♀️ One of the biggest things I noticed was the rise of one of my patterns. I have gone through and am going through lots of mourning in my life. I’ve lost a dad, my body, my marriage, my mother, my cat...my sanity 😶... not really 🤪or maybe. But I have such an opinion about how people should treat those experiencing loss. People say the most fucked up things to you in times of mourning or simply when they are uncomfortable or just at a loss. I just wanted to have someone treat me the way I needed to be treated and hear the things I needed to hear, but it’s not like I told the 100+ people who came through what I needed. Plus, so many of those people were also mourning! Today I sat with my mother’s close friends and family and realized me helping them process my mother’s passing, I was helping me - Meaning I thought I knew was I needed to mourn and be sad but i didn’t fully understand yet. Its so funny because it’s exactly what I have naturally been doing for the last 13 years as a teacher: helping others in different ways in order to continue digesting my own struggles and sorting through this life as a healing project. When someone who clearly is not helping you in your process approaches, whether they have come out of the woodwork for themselves or “for you,” you can still honor them in their experience and learn something in the process. Death shows me that I just don’t know anything. Life shows me that I don’t know a thing. These lessons shows me how little I know. Honestly, I don’t care, I’m just glad it’s quiet right now. #Yoga . #giannayoga  #practice  #yogateacher  #imissyou 
No you can’t stretch away your problems but you can sort them out one practice at a time. Not every practice is clear of thought or smooth all the way through, and reinforcements like therapy and journaling are helpful. But don’t underestimate the power of consistency. Regular practice has allowed me to meditate and comprehend my thoughts in order to process life’s challenges rather than run. 
Accepting the challenges as well as victories is yoga. 
#yoga #practice #practicelove #love #giannayoga
No you can’t stretch away your problems but you can sort them out one practice at a time. Not every practice is clear of thought or smooth all the way through, and reinforcements like therapy and journaling are helpful. But don’t underestimate the power of consistency. Regular practice has allowed me to meditate and comprehend my thoughts in order to process life’s challenges rather than run. Accepting the challenges as well as victories is yoga. #yoga  #practice  #practicelove  #love  #giannayoga 
My passion: Travel, being outside of my comfort zone, around people that are not like me, with views, cultures, values, and desires different than mine- this is what I do, why I travel, why I live and love yoga, and how I stay strong with good perspective in all of life’s challenges. 
Just in the last 4 years I’ve married, moved, been hospitalized, lost both parents, divorced, and no homed. 
Yes, these things have stressed me out and saddened me in serious ways but I asked for this life. I asked for these struggles, hardships, and misfortunes. For these lessons, opportunities and gifts. 
Diving into my own passions for contrasts while connecting with different communities around the world has gifted me strength and vulnerability. 
These two things live in life and in yoga. 
Getting out of our places of comfort brings us perspective during times of challenge. Moving toward a vulnerable place or posture takes strength and courage. Sitting with people who are different from us keeps us open and receptive. 
All these feelings and lessons, especially in times of loss can give you comfort no matter where you are. —-
Check the link in my bio for India trip info for 2019 and the rest of my 2018 travel schedule. 
#giannayoga #yoga #practice #travel #love #tattooedyogi
My passion: Travel, being outside of my comfort zone, around people that are not like me, with views, cultures, values, and desires different than mine- this is what I do, why I travel, why I live and love yoga, and how I stay strong with good perspective in all of life’s challenges. Just in the last 4 years I’ve married, moved, been hospitalized, lost both parents, divorced, and no homed. Yes, these things have stressed me out and saddened me in serious ways but I asked for this life. I asked for these struggles, hardships, and misfortunes. For these lessons, opportunities and gifts. Diving into my own passions for contrasts while connecting with different communities around the world has gifted me strength and vulnerability. These two things live in life and in yoga. Getting out of our places of comfort brings us perspective during times of challenge. Moving toward a vulnerable place or posture takes strength and courage. Sitting with people who are different from us keeps us open and receptive. All these feelings and lessons, especially in times of loss can give you comfort no matter where you are. —- Check the link in my bio for India trip info for 2019 and the rest of my 2018 travel schedule. #giannayoga  #yoga  #practice  #travel  #love  #tattooedyogi 
I use to have a really hard time with prayer. I didn’t want to pray to the big guy determining our fate who lived behind the pearly gates. It seemed like a super boring story to me and I didn’t want to imagine this 1 “guy” determining my life for me. 
As I sit deeper in the study of yoga and simply in the surrender to life, I see how much of life is a prayer, is an offering, and is a request to the gods for guidance. And how pray leads to realization as meditation and leads to action, prayer in motion! 
Just as all bodies in yoga look different, all humans in prayer look different. 
Living a life of service, selfless demonstrations, kneeling at your bedside, or laying in the grass looking up all can be prayer. Right now, we could all benefit from more of it. 🙏🏽
#yoga #pray #practice #giannayoga #tattooedyogi
I use to have a really hard time with prayer. I didn’t want to pray to the big guy determining our fate who lived behind the pearly gates. It seemed like a super boring story to me and I didn’t want to imagine this 1 “guy” determining my life for me. As I sit deeper in the study of yoga and simply in the surrender to life, I see how much of life is a prayer, is an offering, and is a request to the gods for guidance. And how pray leads to realization as meditation and leads to action, prayer in motion! Just as all bodies in yoga look different, all humans in prayer look different. Living a life of service, selfless demonstrations, kneeling at your bedside, or laying in the grass looking up all can be prayer. Right now, we could all benefit from more of it. 🙏🏽 #yoga  #pray  #practice  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi 
The familiar face of practice, an old dog, and the sounds of a house slowly waking is all I need to settle and enrich a heart. 
There is an addictive point in meditation the more you practice. There is a way to fully block out all happenings. During a rough time use it as escape. But this isn’t the point of those rough times. 
When I feel myself pulling away, My meditations involve taking in every sound, every hiccup, every breeze and every annoying fly and I stay present with it. I note that it’s there, be with it while we are here, and notice it leave and on to the next thing. This helps in the acceptance of hard situations. You actually stay present with what’s happening. In that place, pain does not exist, everything just IS.
#yoga #practice #practicelove #love #giannayoga
The familiar face of practice, an old dog, and the sounds of a house slowly waking is all I need to settle and enrich a heart. There is an addictive point in meditation the more you practice. There is a way to fully block out all happenings. During a rough time use it as escape. But this isn’t the point of those rough times. When I feel myself pulling away, My meditations involve taking in every sound, every hiccup, every breeze and every annoying fly and I stay present with it. I note that it’s there, be with it while we are here, and notice it leave and on to the next thing. This helps in the acceptance of hard situations. You actually stay present with what’s happening. In that place, pain does not exist, everything just IS. #yoga  #practice  #practicelove  #love  #giannayoga 
Ready to refill! Teaching schedule TBA 
#yoga #giannayoga 
Giannayoga.com 📷: @photoshelterhawaii
Ready to refill! Teaching schedule TBA #yoga  #giannayoga  Giannayoga.com 📷: @photoshelterhawaii
If you have ever watched anyone take their last breaths you begin to ponder your own being in a million different ways. 
What is driving my breath, is it just the mechanics of the machine or is it my soul residing that keeps breath present? Machines can just go for a lot of miles! 
What is it, will breath still move the machine while the soul is gone because of an unsettling? A tie to that which needs to be cut? Is it during the journey to the next life that the body breaths just in case you’re not ready? Or is it necessary time for the earthly humans to really process and detach from what we perceive life to be in this body. 
It’s amazing what this processing can do for your own insecurities. 
Guess what, sometimes I’m real thin or really not thin because I’m being unhealthy with my choices. Sometimes I’m depressed, insecure, attached, and obsessive. But in the end, you or a loved one. . .at the end of that human forms life, your soul is not any of those things. Your soul is going to leave the body and those processing the loss are not going to say, “well at least she could handstand” or “at least she was thin.” No one in their right mind will say that to your vacant body. So why are we spending our lives so concerned and obsessed with those things? Do they make us who we are or are we so connected with our souls that they see who we truly are, beyond our efforts and our appearance. What is it? What can we do to connect with our soul now to prepare our bodies and our loved ones for its exit?
#practice #yoga #giannayoga #truth
If you have ever watched anyone take their last breaths you begin to ponder your own being in a million different ways. What is driving my breath, is it just the mechanics of the machine or is it my soul residing that keeps breath present? Machines can just go for a lot of miles! What is it, will breath still move the machine while the soul is gone because of an unsettling? A tie to that which needs to be cut? Is it during the journey to the next life that the body breaths just in case you’re not ready? Or is it necessary time for the earthly humans to really process and detach from what we perceive life to be in this body. It’s amazing what this processing can do for your own insecurities. Guess what, sometimes I’m real thin or really not thin because I’m being unhealthy with my choices. Sometimes I’m depressed, insecure, attached, and obsessive. But in the end, you or a loved one. . .at the end of that human forms life, your soul is not any of those things. Your soul is going to leave the body and those processing the loss are not going to say, “well at least she could handstand” or “at least she was thin.” No one in their right mind will say that to your vacant body. So why are we spending our lives so concerned and obsessed with those things? Do they make us who we are or are we so connected with our souls that they see who we truly are, beyond our efforts and our appearance. What is it? What can we do to connect with our soul now to prepare our bodies and our loved ones for its exit? #practice  #yoga  #giannayoga  #truth