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We put so much pressure on ourselves in every other aspect of life, your practice doesn’t have to be one of them. 
Whatever your feel good centering is, running, yoga, coffee, or a walk, the moment stress and attachment or expectation is put towards accomplishing it, the practice has just become another mundane stressor of life. 
It’s ok to have stresses, in the western world it’s normal, but what brings you and the body peace shouldn’t be one of them. 
Release the pressure, reclaim the release. 
#relax #yoga #practice #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #asana #queeryogateacher
We put so much pressure on ourselves in every other aspect of life, your practice doesn’t have to be one of them. Whatever your feel good centering is, running, yoga, coffee, or a walk, the moment stress and attachment or expectation is put towards accomplishing it, the practice has just become another mundane stressor of life. It’s ok to have stresses, in the western world it’s normal, but what brings you and the body peace shouldn’t be one of them. Release the pressure, reclaim the release. #relax  #yoga  #practice  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi  #asana  #queeryogateacher 
If you are the teachers that preaches the importance of being open to something new, seeing that every body is different, and offers modifications for someone “unique form,” this examination of individuality should be spread throughout your vision of humans. 
The lessons in yoga are not just for on the mat. Some people have a modified way of getting through life, they don’t fit in your box, and can’t help but live their life open to something new because they are the ones in their communities paving the way. 
The same vision of someone’s body being fluid for health must push over into our vision on culture and existence. The fluidity of your mind, reduces judgment and rigidity from the body. 
Connect the dots to de-box. Let us modify, invent, and be different in our lives. 
Just like in teaching- when someone does something different looking on the mat, it’s not a personal attack on you. I promise.
#yoga #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #queeryogateacher #healthy #unity #fluidity #uniquelyyou
If you are the teachers that preaches the importance of being open to something new, seeing that every body is different, and offers modifications for someone “unique form,” this examination of individuality should be spread throughout your vision of humans. The lessons in yoga are not just for on the mat. Some people have a modified way of getting through life, they don’t fit in your box, and can’t help but live their life open to something new because they are the ones in their communities paving the way. The same vision of someone’s body being fluid for health must push over into our vision on culture and existence. The fluidity of your mind, reduces judgment and rigidity from the body. Connect the dots to de-box. Let us modify, invent, and be different in our lives. Just like in teaching- when someone does something different looking on the mat, it’s not a personal attack on you. I promise. #yoga  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi  #queeryogateacher  #healthy  #unity  #fluidity  #uniquelyyou 
Majestic city hike on a cool, windy, wiggly day.
Teaching 4:30 @thefoundryaz Old Town tonight. 10/16!
#hotyoga #phoenixyoga #giannayoga #queeryogateacher #tattooedyogi
Rest has been my greatest teacher over the past 6 months. 
I have gotten sick and/or lost my voice 5 or 6 times over this past year (I usually never get sick). Between divorcing my wife, moving, losing my mom and dad, traveling to 8 different countries, and thinking my practice on the mat was going to fix it all, I ran myself down and pretended i was ok. 
While I am still recover from all of these things, I rely on rest and my emotions around it. Practicing everyday doesn’t make you a yogi. Pushing through mental and physical discomfort doesn’t make you advanced. Pretending and just sticking it out won’t bring you to a sense of stillness. 
Rest is the best asana. It won’t fix it all, but your emotional and physical response to it can open new doors you have been waiting to move through. 
#chill #asana #yogi #yoga #giannayoga #practice #queeryogateacher #tattooedyogi #divorcee
Rest has been my greatest teacher over the past 6 months. I have gotten sick and/or lost my voice 5 or 6 times over this past year (I usually never get sick). Between divorcing my wife, moving, losing my mom and dad, traveling to 8 different countries, and thinking my practice on the mat was going to fix it all, I ran myself down and pretended i was ok. While I am still recover from all of these things, I rely on rest and my emotions around it. Practicing everyday doesn’t make you a yogi. Pushing through mental and physical discomfort doesn’t make you advanced. Pretending and just sticking it out won’t bring you to a sense of stillness. Rest is the best asana. It won’t fix it all, but your emotional and physical response to it can open new doors you have been waiting to move through. #chill  #asana  #yogi  #yoga  #giannayoga  #practice  #queeryogateacher  #tattooedyogi  #divorcee 
@giannayoga will lead us through a 4 day practice intensive February 8-11, 2019. She has an amazing ability to hold space for you; and will help you explore not only your edges of physical asana practice but pranayama and meditation. Email jessyca@thehotroomtn.com with any questions and reserve your spot through our events page at www.thehotroomtn.com/events
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Sometimes I wish I could just stop practicing asana. Sometimes I want a break from having to move all the time and instead sit in stillness and soak in my meditation practice. 
But no. Chronic pain, imbalance, and the weight of being a human asks for me to take responsibility. “You know how to heal so get up and heal.” I’m past the point of practicing because it’s fun. I practice because it works. I’m still having a good time, don’t get me wrong!
I simply know I’ll be doing this for the rest of my life because it makes me feel like I can be ok with being human for the rest of my life. 
These vehicles weren’t build to last, that’s why I service her regularly 😏
#yoga #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #asana
#thehotroomtn #yogaismedicine #brentwoodyoga #brentwoodtn #franklintn #franklinyoga #seeyousoon
@giannayoga will lead us through a 4 day practice intensive February 8-11, 2019. She has an amazing ability to hold space for you; and will help you explore not only your edges of physical asana practice but pranayama and meditation. Email jessyca@thehotroomtn.com with any questions and reserve your spot through our events page at www.thehotroomtn.com/events #Repost  @giannayoga (@get_repost) ・・・ Sometimes I wish I could just stop practicing asana. Sometimes I want a break from having to move all the time and instead sit in stillness and soak in my meditation practice. But no. Chronic pain, imbalance, and the weight of being a human asks for me to take responsibility. “You know how to heal so get up and heal.” I’m past the point of practicing because it’s fun. I practice because it works. I’m still having a good time, don’t get me wrong! I simply know I’ll be doing this for the rest of my life because it makes me feel like I can be ok with being human for the rest of my life. These vehicles weren’t build to last, that’s why I service her regularly 😏 #yoga  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi  #asana  #thehotroomtn  #yogaismedicine  #brentwoodyoga  #brentwoodtn  #franklintn  #franklinyoga  #seeyousoon 
Since being single for the first time in ten years and traveling the world alone I have started a dedicated journal entry for all the things that give me life. This just puts out in front of me all the beauty I am enlivened by and passes lonely feelings during 13 hour bus rides. 
This week I was reminded of the stability you feel from being near family, chosen or karmic. 
I’m lucky to have family around the world but nothing puts more joy in my heart than the comfort of a good time with an old friend. And then the other thing was this great shirt I found in my storage. 
It can be anything! 
What is giving you life today or this week and why? What does recognizing this do for you and what might you need to shift if you have a hard time thinking of such a thing? 
#yoga #giannayoga #journal #queeryogateacher #tattooedyogi
Since being single for the first time in ten years and traveling the world alone I have started a dedicated journal entry for all the things that give me life. This just puts out in front of me all the beauty I am enlivened by and passes lonely feelings during 13 hour bus rides. This week I was reminded of the stability you feel from being near family, chosen or karmic. I’m lucky to have family around the world but nothing puts more joy in my heart than the comfort of a good time with an old friend. And then the other thing was this great shirt I found in my storage. It can be anything! What is giving you life today or this week and why? What does recognizing this do for you and what might you need to shift if you have a hard time thinking of such a thing? #yoga  #giannayoga  #journal  #queeryogateacher  #tattooedyogi 
When you’re happy and you know it, go full cheese! 
I’m a lucky little clam to have you all🖤 Thank you for your love and support! 
Teaching Hot yoga Sunday morning @thefoundryaz Tempe 9am!
#hotyoga #giannayoga #queeryogateacher
When you’re happy and you know it, go full cheese! I’m a lucky little clam to have you all🖤 Thank you for your love and support! Teaching Hot yoga Sunday morning @thefoundryaz Tempe 9am! #hotyoga  #giannayoga  #queeryogateacher 
No one ever needs to explain why they need a safe space. A victim should not have to justify their experience. A human does not have to explain their emotional state. A child does not have to stop, change, or be scolded for being where they are. 
Meeting each other halfway is a start to better understanding and existing together. Acknowledge someone’s emotions rather than try to change them for your own personal comfort. 
Back yourself up out of your all consuming life and see the situation, see the person, and be with them in their current space. 
We can be together and different. We can connect and share. You may never really know someone’s situation but you can work to understand. 
We are good alone but better together. 📷: @lifeinanimage 
#connect #unify #love #commune #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #queeryogateacher #queer
No one ever needs to explain why they need a safe space. A victim should not have to justify their experience. A human does not have to explain their emotional state. A child does not have to stop, change, or be scolded for being where they are. Meeting each other halfway is a start to better understanding and existing together. Acknowledge someone’s emotions rather than try to change them for your own personal comfort. Back yourself up out of your all consuming life and see the situation, see the person, and be with them in their current space. We can be together and different. We can connect and share. You may never really know someone’s situation but you can work to understand. We are good alone but better together. 📷: @lifeinanimage #connect  #unify  #love  #commune  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi  #queeryogateacher  #queer 
#Repost @giannayoga with @get_repost
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The word authenticity has been flooding my mind space, writing, and my feed.
So naturally, I’ll take the next few minutes to rant.
It doesn’t work for me. Your inspirational, fancy scripted quotes with all the insight packed purposefully into a delightful post. I don’t hear you. 
We are in a time of impersonal connection and disconnected communication. 
We wake up and go to bed scrolling, missing the intimacy with the people right next to us in real life. 
We share in the fake world of space but close off face to face. 
Where did you get your insight? What fueled your inspiration? 
I’m looking through who I’m following and grasping for the authentic, not the Buddha brilliance you can spit from your internet heart. 
Tell me more, message me more, talk to me more in real life. 📷 @lifeinanimage 
#letsbereal #yoga #giannayoga  #handstand #tealtalk #queerteacher #queeryogateacher
#Repost  @giannayoga with @get_repost ・・・ The word authenticity has been flooding my mind space, writing, and my feed. So naturally, I’ll take the next few minutes to rant. It doesn’t work for me. Your inspirational, fancy scripted quotes with all the insight packed purposefully into a delightful post. I don’t hear you. We are in a time of impersonal connection and disconnected communication. We wake up and go to bed scrolling, missing the intimacy with the people right next to us in real life. We share in the fake world of space but close off face to face. Where did you get your insight? What fueled your inspiration? I’m looking through who I’m following and grasping for the authentic, not the Buddha brilliance you can spit from your internet heart. Tell me more, message me more, talk to me more in real life. 📷 @lifeinanimage #letsbereal  #yoga  #giannayoga  #handstand  #tealtalk  #queerteacher  #queeryogateacher 
The word authenticity has been flooding my mind space, writing, and my feed.
So naturally, I’ll take the next few minutes to rant.
It doesn’t work for me. Your inspirational, fancy scripted quotes with all the insight packed purposefully into a delightful post. I don’t hear you. 
We are in a time of impersonal connection and disconnected communication. 
We wake up and go to bed scrolling, missing the intimacy with the people right next to us in real life. 
We share in the fake world of space but close off face to face. 
Where did you get your insight? What fueled your inspiration? 
I’m looking through who I’m following and grasping for the authentic, not the Buddha brilliance you can spit from your internet heart. 
Tell me more, message me more, talk to me more in real life. 📷 @lifeinanimage 
#letsbereal #yoga #giannayoga  #handstand #tealtalk #queerteacher #queeryogateacher
The word authenticity has been flooding my mind space, writing, and my feed. So naturally, I’ll take the next few minutes to rant. It doesn’t work for me. Your inspirational, fancy scripted quotes with all the insight packed purposefully into a delightful post. I don’t hear you. We are in a time of impersonal connection and disconnected communication. We wake up and go to bed scrolling, missing the intimacy with the people right next to us in real life. We share in the fake world of space but close off face to face. Where did you get your insight? What fueled your inspiration? I’m looking through who I’m following and grasping for the authentic, not the Buddha brilliance you can spit from your internet heart. Tell me more, message me more, talk to me more in real life. 📷 @lifeinanimage #letsbereal  #yoga  #giannayoga  #handstand  #tealtalk  #queerteacher  #queeryogateacher 
I don’t want to believe I can be angry or spiral out of control. I don’t want to believe that the tangible and emotional piles surrounding me build anxiety and distress. I don’t want those emotions to be a part of me but guess what, they are. 
We move through stages of life that challenge us in different ways.
 I’m a practicing immortal not one already. 
The ups and downs will feel up and down. The happy and the sad will feel so. The good and the bad will be just that and feel so. 
No one is going to tell you to cry and put on a sad face when you’re happy so why would someone tell you to smile when you’re sad? 
It takes acceptance to realize where we are and be there. 
Meet you where you’re at.
Challenge accepted. 
#yoga #giannayoga #selflove #acceptance #tattooedyogi #queeryogateacher #backbend #health #yogisofinstagram
I don’t want to believe I can be angry or spiral out of control. I don’t want to believe that the tangible and emotional piles surrounding me build anxiety and distress. I don’t want those emotions to be a part of me but guess what, they are. We move through stages of life that challenge us in different ways. I’m a practicing immortal not one already. The ups and downs will feel up and down. The happy and the sad will feel so. The good and the bad will be just that and feel so. No one is going to tell you to cry and put on a sad face when you’re happy so why would someone tell you to smile when you’re sad? It takes acceptance to realize where we are and be there. Meet you where you’re at. Challenge accepted. #yoga  #giannayoga  #selflove  #acceptance  #tattooedyogi  #queeryogateacher  #backbend  #health  #yogisofinstagram 
Gearing up once again for my fave time of the year @105fhotyoga Teacher Training with @giannayoga 🙌 Come share our passion for practice and teaching in Ormond Beach Spring 2019! #alwayspractice #kdyogagirl #giannayoga #yogateachertraining #105ftt #108reasonstoteach #weareyoga
A letter to myself: 
I will not crumble for you. I will not give in to the chatter. I will not follow the suppose to rules of living, dating, or loving. I will not fight you when you know. I will lead with heart. I will love fiercely. I will live fearlessly. 
Here’s to standing strong and speaking loud. 
#bewild #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #queeryogateacher
📷: @lifeinanimage
A letter to myself: I will not crumble for you. I will not give in to the chatter. I will not follow the suppose to rules of living, dating, or loving. I will not fight you when you know. I will lead with heart. I will love fiercely. I will live fearlessly. Here’s to standing strong and speaking loud. #bewild  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi  #queeryogateacher  📷: @lifeinanimage
No I don’t walk around in yoga cloths all day. I don’t only wear ergonomic shoes. I don’t only drink wheatgrass. I don’t live in the mountains or off waterfalls to catch my water for the day. And I don’t live and commune with only yogis or spiritual leaders.
I do wear and eat what makes my heart sing, what helps me be joy and happiness, and helps me be my best self for me and for others.
I break ground every day, I see the seeds I want to flower, meaning I practice every day in every way. This is that yogi, healed boots and all black everything.
#tattooedyogi #giannayoga #yoga
No I don’t walk around in yoga cloths all day. I don’t only wear ergonomic shoes. I don’t only drink wheatgrass. I don’t live in the mountains or off waterfalls to catch my water for the day. And I don’t live and commune with only yogis or spiritual leaders. I do wear and eat what makes my heart sing, what helps me be joy and happiness, and helps me be my best self for me and for others. I break ground every day, I see the seeds I want to flower, meaning I practice every day in every way. This is that yogi, healed boots and all black everything. #tattooedyogi  #giannayoga  #yoga 
I’ve been thinking a lot about how I was talked to as a child and how I would want to talk to my kids. 
My dad had a lot of brilliance in the way he raised us. He was an observer, he definitely had concerns and opinions, but ultimately he wanted us to be happy. When I was beginning to dislike the salon industry he said, “you are going to spend most of your waking hours working, so do something you love. I’m just lucky I love teeth.”
So I quit the hair world and left the country. 
He never said, go big or go home, you have to finish what you started, if you’re gunna do something go all the way. He simply let us try until we got it right. 
There is so much pressure to succeed in everything we try to do. Guess what? That’s not realistic. The sooner we accept that and welcome the lessons we receive from failure, the easier we succeed in what we are meant to do. 
It’s ok to just try.
#yoga #thanksdad #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #queeryogateacher
I’ve been thinking a lot about how I was talked to as a child and how I would want to talk to my kids. My dad had a lot of brilliance in the way he raised us. He was an observer, he definitely had concerns and opinions, but ultimately he wanted us to be happy. When I was beginning to dislike the salon industry he said, “you are going to spend most of your waking hours working, so do something you love. I’m just lucky I love teeth.” So I quit the hair world and left the country. He never said, go big or go home, you have to finish what you started, if you’re gunna do something go all the way. He simply let us try until we got it right. There is so much pressure to succeed in everything we try to do. Guess what? That’s not realistic. The sooner we accept that and welcome the lessons we receive from failure, the easier we succeed in what we are meant to do. It’s ok to just try. #yoga  #thanksdad  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi  #queeryogateacher 
I’ve had a lot of people ask me about my bubble I use to protect myself. 
Protect your spiritual energy. 
Sharing vs. giving!

Share your energy, don’t give it away. Notice when you feel depleted and step back. 
It’s easy to let our need to share and be givers deplete our life force but it doesn’t have to. 
Setting boundaries and knowing your supply is your right as a healer.

Give but don’t be taken. Offer what you can not everything you have. It doesn’t make you any less of a powerful, impactful person. It will give you longevity in that practice. 
#energy #energyvampires #protectyourself #yoga #giannayoga #tattooedyogi
I’ve had a lot of people ask me about my bubble I use to protect myself. Protect your spiritual energy. Sharing vs. giving! Share your energy, don’t give it away. Notice when you feel depleted and step back. It’s easy to let our need to share and be givers deplete our life force but it doesn’t have to. Setting boundaries and knowing your supply is your right as a healer. Give but don’t be taken. Offer what you can not everything you have. It doesn’t make you any less of a powerful, impactful person. It will give you longevity in that practice. #energy  #energyvampires  #protectyourself  #yoga  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi 
I’ve been called peanut my whole life. I’ve always hated it. 
I’ve been given every if, and, or but when it comes to taking on a situation. 
I’ve been told to not go out after dark, to not get into cars with strangers, and to never travel alone. 
Guess what? I have done all those things because I don’t want to not be able to do something. I don’t want to be scared of anything. I want to do everything that’s ever been done because life is an experiment and I’m not willing to be the control. 
I’ll go out when I went. I’ll do it by myself. And I’ll get there anyway I want to because the world is big and my dreams are bigger. 
I’ll use good judgment but I won’t shrink for anyone. 
#peanutmyass #yoga #giannayoga
I’ve been called peanut my whole life. I’ve always hated it. I’ve been given every if, and, or but when it comes to taking on a situation. I’ve been told to not go out after dark, to not get into cars with strangers, and to never travel alone. Guess what? I have done all those things because I don’t want to not be able to do something. I don’t want to be scared of anything. I want to do everything that’s ever been done because life is an experiment and I’m not willing to be the control. I’ll go out when I went. I’ll do it by myself. And I’ll get there anyway I want to because the world is big and my dreams are bigger. I’ll use good judgment but I won’t shrink for anyone. #peanutmyass  #yoga  #giannayoga 
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I had a class once of 12 people, one of whom was a man. 
He had a hard class, he laid down for much of it, had to leave and drink water to regain comfort. After class, I told him how great he did and how I was excited to see him the next day. 
He said, “those ladies were holding in down, I’m sorry I couldn’t hang.” My response was “don’t take this wrong, but I’m super impressed that you let yourself lay down and didn’t think you hard to ‘be a man’ and ‘beat the ladies at their game.’ You were so present with you and let your classmates keep the energy high and hold space. We are all here to practice together no matter the struggles. You’re a good man.”
He had a slow but gratuitous response and he did come back tomorrow. 
I am impressed when people, especially men recognize the need to be soft and not muscle through a struggle. We all need to be more tender. Yoga is just one place to do so.
#yoga #practice #giannayoga #tender #tattooedyogi
👇🏽 @giannayoga ・・・ I had a class once of 12 people, one of whom was a man. He had a hard class, he laid down for much of it, had to leave and drink water to regain comfort. After class, I told him how great he did and how I was excited to see him the next day. He said, “those ladies were holding in down, I’m sorry I couldn’t hang.” My response was “don’t take this wrong, but I’m super impressed that you let yourself lay down and didn’t think you hard to ‘be a man’ and ‘beat the ladies at their game.’ You were so present with you and let your classmates keep the energy high and hold space. We are all here to practice together no matter the struggles. You’re a good man.” He had a slow but gratuitous response and he did come back tomorrow. I am impressed when people, especially men recognize the need to be soft and not muscle through a struggle. We all need to be more tender. Yoga is just one place to do so. #yoga  #practice  #giannayoga  #tender  #tattooedyogi 
I had a class once of 12 people, one of whom was a man. 
He had a hard class, he laid down for much of it, had to leave and drink water to regain comfort. After class, I told him how great he did and how I was excited to see him the next day. 
He said, “those ladies were holding it down, I’m sorry I couldn’t hang.” My response was “don’t take this wrong, but I’m super impressed that you let yourself lay down and didn’t think you had to ‘be a man’ and ‘beat the ladies at their game.’ You were so present with you and let your classmates keep the energy high and hold space. We are all here to practice together no matter the struggles. You’re a good man.”
He had a slow but gratuitous response and he did come back tomorrow. 
I am impressed when people, especially men recognize the need to be soft and not muscle through a struggle. We all need to be more tender. Yoga is just one place to do so.
#yoga #practice #giannayoga #tender #tattooedyogi
I had a class once of 12 people, one of whom was a man. He had a hard class, he laid down for much of it, had to leave and drink water to regain comfort. After class, I told him how great he did and how I was excited to see him the next day. He said, “those ladies were holding it down, I’m sorry I couldn’t hang.” My response was “don’t take this wrong, but I’m super impressed that you let yourself lay down and didn’t think you had to ‘be a man’ and ‘beat the ladies at their game.’ You were so present with you and let your classmates keep the energy high and hold space. We are all here to practice together no matter the struggles. You’re a good man.” He had a slow but gratuitous response and he did come back tomorrow. I am impressed when people, especially men recognize the need to be soft and not muscle through a struggle. We all need to be more tender. Yoga is just one place to do so. #yoga  #practice  #giannayoga  #tender  #tattooedyogi 
I’ve shed everything else I loved for the last ten years, why not the locks too?
After sitting with the physical discomfort of the girls locking up really tightly on their own, of lugging around baggage, and of interactions I didn’t want to have or feels I didn’t want to put out, it was time. 
It was time because of this attachment to yet another aspect of my appearance that gets me called out after on the street. 
It was time because I was yet another quirky white person with a privileged life piling locks a top their head. 
It was time because I’m switched on to live the life I never thought I could with the community I never thought I would have, and a family I am constantly impressed with. I mourned the death of my parents, my marriage, and the future I made up in my head making this last year an absolute circus but I feel more grounded than ever and my world just exploded! 
Peace out return to Saturn 🙌🏼
#buzz #giannayoga
I’ve shed everything else I loved for the last ten years, why not the locks too? After sitting with the physical discomfort of the girls locking up really tightly on their own, of lugging around baggage, and of interactions I didn’t want to have or feels I didn’t want to put out, it was time. It was time because of this attachment to yet another aspect of my appearance that gets me called out after on the street. It was time because I was yet another quirky white person with a privileged life piling locks a top their head. It was time because I’m switched on to live the life I never thought I could with the community I never thought I would have, and a family I am constantly impressed with. I mourned the death of my parents, my marriage, and the future I made up in my head making this last year an absolute circus but I feel more grounded than ever and my world just exploded! Peace out return to Saturn 🙌🏼 #buzz  #giannayoga 
Change is the norm, the constant thing to rely on, the only thing that won’t change is that things change. But just because there is change does not mean there is progress.
You have to work for personal growth, decide to make a shift, step firmly in your choice to seek out and open your eyes. That’s not inevitable. 
When you finally decide to do something proactive with your realizations, that’s change for progress, that is growth.
“You are the only problem you will every have and you are the only solution.”
Decide. 
#change #progress #process #yoga #giannayoga #tattooedyogi
Change is the norm, the constant thing to rely on, the only thing that won’t change is that things change. But just because there is change does not mean there is progress. You have to work for personal growth, decide to make a shift, step firmly in your choice to seek out and open your eyes. That’s not inevitable. When you finally decide to do something proactive with your realizations, that’s change for progress, that is growth. “You are the only problem you will every have and you are the only solution.” Decide. #change  #progress  #process  #yoga  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi 
Sometimes we get so focused on shifting the shape of the bodies that we forget about shifting the shape of our minds. 
If you work at it you can look the way you want which means then you can love yourself, right? 
I was talking with bestie Afton today about diets, control and self acceptance and realized how the use of titles has given me a way to control more aspects of my food intake and ultimately my body shape. I’ve been vegetarian, vegan, raw, I drank only juice for two years, I’ve been addicted to cleansing, I’ve over practiced and had my smattering of binging, purging, and depriving. 
Now when people ask me what my diet is like I’ll say, “I don’t eat shit and I eat to feel good.” I stopped listening to my body for a long time, started following rules and lost myself in the process. 
Once I freed me up, my focus became not on keeping or changing the body but on loving me and the food I was eating. 
Yea nice butt, but do you love yourself? You’re real cut now but do you love others? Now you have abs meaning you don’t judge others, right? 
Whatever your shape, focus, desire, or diet, be a good person. We need more of those than we do abs.
#benice #yoga #giannayoga #tattooedyogi
Sometimes we get so focused on shifting the shape of the bodies that we forget about shifting the shape of our minds. If you work at it you can look the way you want which means then you can love yourself, right? I was talking with bestie Afton today about diets, control and self acceptance and realized how the use of titles has given me a way to control more aspects of my food intake and ultimately my body shape. I’ve been vegetarian, vegan, raw, I drank only juice for two years, I’ve been addicted to cleansing, I’ve over practiced and had my smattering of binging, purging, and depriving. Now when people ask me what my diet is like I’ll say, “I don’t eat shit and I eat to feel good.” I stopped listening to my body for a long time, started following rules and lost myself in the process. Once I freed me up, my focus became not on keeping or changing the body but on loving me and the food I was eating. Yea nice butt, but do you love yourself? You’re real cut now but do you love others? Now you have abs meaning you don’t judge others, right? Whatever your shape, focus, desire, or diet, be a good person. We need more of those than we do abs. #benice  #yoga  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi 
@giannayoga -
How do I push back up off the floor? 🤷🏽‍♀️🤔💪🏽 .
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#giannayoga #105F #hathayoga #hotyoga #yoga #chicagoyoga #yogaathlete #yogasport #usayoga #yogagoals #yogalove #yogafun #weightlifting #balance #fulltortoise #difficultylevel8
If you’re working to collect all the postures, you should start working on what it would feel like to get rid of them as well. 
Guess what? You’re not going to be able to maintain your maximum expressions for the rest of your life. Attaining a pose and keeping it around for a year or so doesn’t mean it’s not going anywhere. 
Especially if you’re a women, your body changes every month, we all change every day and are completely different every seven years. We will fall, injure, and change which will take us out of the poses we thought we “had.” Simple interest for the journey towards and detachment from the end results lands you emotionally where you need to receive a posture you “get” and release the postures you lose.
It’s the journey, man.

#yoga #giannayoga #asana
If you’re working to collect all the postures, you should start working on what it would feel like to get rid of them as well. Guess what? You’re not going to be able to maintain your maximum expressions for the rest of your life. Attaining a pose and keeping it around for a year or so doesn’t mean it’s not going anywhere. Especially if you’re a women, your body changes every month, we all change every day and are completely different every seven years. We will fall, injure, and change which will take us out of the poses we thought we “had.” Simple interest for the journey towards and detachment from the end results lands you emotionally where you need to receive a posture you “get” and release the postures you lose. It’s the journey, man. #yoga  #giannayoga  #asana 
@giannayoga is back this week teaching #bikramyoga tomorrow Tuesday 6pm! Did you know she also leads yearly retreats to India? Registration for her 2019 trip is now open on giannayoga.com 🤘🏽
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#yoga #yogaeastaustin #giannayoga #eastaustin #eastaustinyoga #austin #austintx #austinyoga #atx #atxyoga #yogateacher #yogisofeastaustin #locallyowned #muelleratx #muelleraustin #doingmoreyoga #bikramisbeginnersyoga
I do not get on my mat and do a bunch of poses first thing in the morning. 
Yes. I get up early and deal with sleepy face and sleepy body. But I take time to ask all my parts how they are doing by just moving into the spaces of congestion. 
I’m not going into each movement asking if I have the most perfect alignment, if I’m retracting, contracting, externally rotating, pulling back, making heavy, blah blah blah... I just listen, do, and feel prior to moving through a classical series.

Stop over complicating everything and just feel! Your anatomy books are written about your body, meaning your body is smarter than the books. All you have to do is listen intently. You’ll be fine. 
#simplify #fearnot #yoga #giannayoga #tattooedyogi
I do not get on my mat and do a bunch of poses first thing in the morning. Yes. I get up early and deal with sleepy face and sleepy body. But I take time to ask all my parts how they are doing by just moving into the spaces of congestion. I’m not going into each movement asking if I have the most perfect alignment, if I’m retracting, contracting, externally rotating, pulling back, making heavy, blah blah blah... I just listen, do, and feel prior to moving through a classical series. Stop over complicating everything and just feel! Your anatomy books are written about your body, meaning your body is smarter than the books. All you have to do is listen intently. You’ll be fine. #simplify  #fearnot  #yoga  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi 
I’m hanging out all this week with someone i hop on the phone with as dad for life advice and visit with as a teacher for yoga advice. 
Yesterday, he was talking about adjusting and the quest for beauty in a pose rather that just for the practice itself. He said, “you will never get to your deathbed and say, wow I wish I did the exit out of parsvottanasana right.” This can be said for so many things.
Why do we fuss about the tiniest things when we know, when sick and dying they won’t be of concern? 
What is worth our energy on and off the mat? 
Can you streamline your yoga and life practices? 
Are you complicating your world by gripping, grasping, or overthinking? 
What ideas have you adopted and are they driven by ego or truth? 
Over complicating alignment, theory, and the advancement of asana might mean you’re over complicating your life. 
The way you do one thing is the way you do everything.
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If you haven’t practiced with David Swenson yet, pop over to yoga yoga in Austin for a sweet time with a sweet man. 
#yoga #ashtanga #practice #giannayoga #tattooedyogi
I’m hanging out all this week with someone i hop on the phone with as dad for life advice and visit with as a teacher for yoga advice. Yesterday, he was talking about adjusting and the quest for beauty in a pose rather that just for the practice itself. He said, “you will never get to your deathbed and say, wow I wish I did the exit out of parsvottanasana right.” This can be said for so many things. Why do we fuss about the tiniest things when we know, when sick and dying they won’t be of concern? What is worth our energy on and off the mat? Can you streamline your yoga and life practices? Are you complicating your world by gripping, grasping, or overthinking? What ideas have you adopted and are they driven by ego or truth? Over complicating alignment, theory, and the advancement of asana might mean you’re over complicating your life. The way you do one thing is the way you do everything. ———————————————— If you haven’t practiced with David Swenson yet, pop over to yoga yoga in Austin for a sweet time with a sweet man. #yoga  #ashtanga  #practice  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi 
Here are some real life human encounter. I hope you enjoy as much as I did!
I did a photo shoot once that, during editing, they removed all my armpit and leg hair. 
I did a video shoot once that zoomed in on my armpit hair for a lot of the shooting.

I told someone once that I didn’t shave and she kept staring at my crotch for the rest of the conversation.

I told a clothing company that carried a variety of items that I was a size xs, they sent me a bunch of thongs. 
I told a friend that the first thing I do when getting home is take my pants off, and they recommended me to a nude photographer. 
I told a stranger at a gas station that I had a wife and they told me I was too pretty for that. 
I told border control I was a yoga teacher and they asked me what my real job was. 
I told a row mate on an airplane that I work hard for my money, and they said “not with that face.” 👙: @lotustribeclothing 
#reallife #yoga #giannayoga #tattooedyogini
Here are some real life human encounter. I hope you enjoy as much as I did! I did a photo shoot once that, during editing, they removed all my armpit and leg hair. I did a video shoot once that zoomed in on my armpit hair for a lot of the shooting. I told someone once that I didn’t shave and she kept staring at my crotch for the rest of the conversation. I told a clothing company that carried a variety of items that I was a size xs, they sent me a bunch of thongs. I told a friend that the first thing I do when getting home is take my pants off, and they recommended me to a nude photographer. I told a stranger at a gas station that I had a wife and they told me I was too pretty for that. I told border control I was a yoga teacher and they asked me what my real job was. I told a row mate on an airplane that I work hard for my money, and they said “not with that face.” 👙: @lotustribeclothing #reallife  #yoga  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogini 
I use to fight fire with fire.
I use to fight.
I am worth a fight.
I am fire.
We are our own little microcosm, putting out what lives on the inside. Free of understanding, we throw flames at others, fully embodied, we recognize our limitations.

The more we understand who we are as beings and in the world, the less we judge and hurt others.
It’s time to be interested in the whole you. Who and how are you? How does that you react to confrontation? How does that you respond to injustice? How does that you give back? 
What would it be like to be here without love? Probably not real good. So what are you waiting for? Start lovin. 
#yoga #giannayoga #tattooedyogi
I use to fight fire with fire. I use to fight. I am worth a fight. I am fire. We are our own little microcosm, putting out what lives on the inside. Free of understanding, we throw flames at others, fully embodied, we recognize our limitations. The more we understand who we are as beings and in the world, the less we judge and hurt others. It’s time to be interested in the whole you. Who and how are you? How does that you react to confrontation? How does that you respond to injustice? How does that you give back? What would it be like to be here without love? Probably not real good. So what are you waiting for? Start lovin. #yoga  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi 
@sweetcel is back at 8pm tonight - still celebrating a Virgo Berrrffday!! 🎂
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Last class (for now) with @giannayoga at 6p 🔥
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#Repost @sweetcel
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Enjoying motherhood in every way possible. When I feel like i'm getting my ass kicked I know those moments are temporary and making them happy is forever ☀️
📷 Beautiful moment captured by Abby Hall here in Austin Tx. ♡
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#yoga #yogaeastaustin #yogamom #giannayoga #eastaustin #eastaustinyoga #austin #austintx #austinyoga #atx #atxyoga #yogateacher #yogisofeastaustin #locallyowned #muelleratx #muelleraustin #doingmoreyoga #bikramisbeginnersyoga
@sweetcel is back at 8pm tonight - still celebrating a Virgo Berrrffday!! 🎂 . Last class (for now) with @giannayoga at 6p 🔥 . #Repost  @sweetcel ・・・ Enjoying motherhood in every way possible. When I feel like i'm getting my ass kicked I know those moments are temporary and making them happy is forever ☀️ 📷 Beautiful moment captured by Abby Hall here in Austin Tx. ♡ • • • #yoga  #yogaeastaustin  #yogamom  #giannayoga  #eastaustin  #eastaustinyoga  #austin  #austintx  #austinyoga  #atx  #atxyoga  #yogateacher  #yogisofeastaustin  #locallyowned  #muelleratx  #muelleraustin  #doingmoreyoga  #bikramisbeginnersyoga 
One of my favorite things about being “good,” is being bad. 
If you take your type A personality and make it more type A on the mat, take a break. 
Let your yoga practice rid you of your habitual imbalances and free you from the goods and bads of life. 
#bebad #doyoga #yoga #giannayoga #tattooedyogi
One of my favorite things about being “good,” is being bad. If you take your type A personality and make it more type A on the mat, take a break. Let your yoga practice rid you of your habitual imbalances and free you from the goods and bads of life. #bebad  #doyoga  #yoga  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi 
I have had a lot of body modification and beauty questions recently about how I present myself and what and why I like it or think it’s beautiful. 
I use to be very timid with my body. I hated how I wasn’t shaped the way I thought was beautiful and how it felt as though I had to be hidden all the time. I was always jealous of the boys because it seemed there wasn’t as much pressure for them to be a certain shape. They could also take their shirts off and not get yelled at which made me jealous. . .
My cousin told me a story about my mom dressing us girls up when we were little. She loved dolling us up in sequence and pink dresses. My sisters dug it, I looked like I had just been skinned and hung out to dry. I actually felt embarrassed like most would if they were naked on the street. But put me in my dads shirt and stretchy pants and I’m the damn happiest little las.
All that being said, I never got to walk around like the boys, I never stopped believing those other shapes were beautiful, I still wear dresses (sometimes), and I still have off days where my body is not my favorite. But I don’t compare my body to others anymore, I don’t beat myself up for not looking my best, I don’t lose confidence in my shape when it’s having a hard time, and I don’t shame myself or anyone else for loving or hating the shape they have.
We are conditioned to see beauty in very limiting ways. I see beauty in expression. I see beauty in truth. I see beauty in the depth of someone’s eyes. I see beauty in the way someone moves and lives. I feel beautiful when I’m being most raw. I feel beautiful when I stand high and on my own. I feel beautiful when I can walk hand in hand with someone comfortably and confidently. I feel beautiful wearing sequence or a T. 
But I still have to yell at myself here and there, “I see that you’re beautiful, why can’t you?” Cus I’m human and American and there is always something more to “do.” #beauty #yoga #giannayoga #practice #youarebeautiful #tattooedyogi
I have had a lot of body modification and beauty questions recently about how I present myself and what and why I like it or think it’s beautiful. I use to be very timid with my body. I hated how I wasn’t shaped the way I thought was beautiful and how it felt as though I had to be hidden all the time. I was always jealous of the boys because it seemed there wasn’t as much pressure for them to be a certain shape. They could also take their shirts off and not get yelled at which made me jealous. . . My cousin told me a story about my mom dressing us girls up when we were little. She loved dolling us up in sequence and pink dresses. My sisters dug it, I looked like I had just been skinned and hung out to dry. I actually felt embarrassed like most would if they were naked on the street. But put me in my dads shirt and stretchy pants and I’m the damn happiest little las. All that being said, I never got to walk around like the boys, I never stopped believing those other shapes were beautiful, I still wear dresses (sometimes), and I still have off days where my body is not my favorite. But I don’t compare my body to others anymore, I don’t beat myself up for not looking my best, I don’t lose confidence in my shape when it’s having a hard time, and I don’t shame myself or anyone else for loving or hating the shape they have. We are conditioned to see beauty in very limiting ways. I see beauty in expression. I see beauty in truth. I see beauty in the depth of someone’s eyes. I see beauty in the way someone moves and lives. I feel beautiful when I’m being most raw. I feel beautiful when I stand high and on my own. I feel beautiful when I can walk hand in hand with someone comfortably and confidently. I feel beautiful wearing sequence or a T. But I still have to yell at myself here and there, “I see that you’re beautiful, why can’t you?” Cus I’m human and American and there is always something more to “do.” #beauty  #yoga  #giannayoga  #practice  #youarebeautiful  #tattooedyogi 
Practice this asana with @giannayoga tomorrow Wednesday 12p...she teaches classic #hatha84 during #2houryoga🤘🏽Tonight 6p #bikramyoga 🔥
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#yoga #yogaeastaustin #giannayoga  #eastaustin #eastaustinyoga #austin #austintx #austinyoga #atx #atxyoga #yogateacher #yogisofeastaustin #locallyowned #muelleratx #muelleraustin #doingmoreyoga #bikramisbeginnersyoga
Life is cyclical. Change is inevitable. 
All that separates us from the next life is one breath. 
Most people chose to ignore or avoid death, as “morbid” is a sad word and casual speak on death is morbid...no one wants to be considered sad, eh? 
I grew up with a healthy relationship with death. It was part of my reality. I went to more open casket funerals as a kid than birthday parties and never once thought anything about it. Growing up with a sick parent, I just thought people got sick and died and that’s life. 
Well, it basically is. 
A strong parent prepares their child for the changes and flows of life, including death. And my parents definitely did so. After both my parents died, seemingly insensitive chuckles between my siblings and I would be considered insensitive to most.
In Buddhism, we become familiar with death and work to understand the death process to remove fear from it and ensure a good rebirth. 
Working now on the third cycle of death, I see how my own comfort with death was a cop out. Living recklessly allowed me the possibility to die from anything but disease. Now I feel a deep responsibility for life and a greater fear for death as the veil of disease has lifted. But why? Oh yes, because living under the expectation of “should’s” and “have to’s” creates a disconnects with reality and reality is change. 
Life won’t wait for you to do all the things you ever wanted to do this time around. So, with patience we progress, with goals we create, and with a humble heart we detach and recognize, there is always the next lifetime. 
#death #yoga #giannayoga #buddhism #practice #tattooedyogi
Life is cyclical. Change is inevitable. All that separates us from the next life is one breath. Most people chose to ignore or avoid death, as “morbid” is a sad word and casual speak on death is morbid...no one wants to be considered sad, eh? I grew up with a healthy relationship with death. It was part of my reality. I went to more open casket funerals as a kid than birthday parties and never once thought anything about it. Growing up with a sick parent, I just thought people got sick and died and that’s life. Well, it basically is. A strong parent prepares their child for the changes and flows of life, including death. And my parents definitely did so. After both my parents died, seemingly insensitive chuckles between my siblings and I would be considered insensitive to most. In Buddhism, we become familiar with death and work to understand the death process to remove fear from it and ensure a good rebirth. Working now on the third cycle of death, I see how my own comfort with death was a cop out. Living recklessly allowed me the possibility to die from anything but disease. Now I feel a deep responsibility for life and a greater fear for death as the veil of disease has lifted. But why? Oh yes, because living under the expectation of “should’s” and “have to’s” creates a disconnects with reality and reality is change. Life won’t wait for you to do all the things you ever wanted to do this time around. So, with patience we progress, with goals we create, and with a humble heart we detach and recognize, there is always the next lifetime. #death  #yoga  #giannayoga  #buddhism  #practice  #tattooedyogi 
My heart sings when I hear yogis introduce themselves to each other. Join us and feel free to say “hi” to all your mat neighbors and @mybooch  drinkers. Also, @giannayoga will be leading a 4 day practice intensive in February. 💕
#seeyousoon 
#thehotroomtn 
#Repost @giannayoga (@get_repost)
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Social interaction is a major part of a healthy mental and physical state.
We are standing next to each other and missing each other all at the same time. 
I wish for you today, deep connection.
When you walk into your studio today, reach out to the new person or someone you haven’t talked to yet. Feel or create the community around you. We need each other. We are better together. 
#betogether #yoga #giannayoga #tattooedyogi
My heart sings when I hear yogis introduce themselves to each other. Join us and feel free to say “hi” to all your mat neighbors and @mybooch drinkers. Also, @giannayoga will be leading a 4 day practice intensive in February. 💕 #seeyousoon  #thehotroomtn  #Repost  @giannayoga (@get_repost) ・・・ Social interaction is a major part of a healthy mental and physical state. We are standing next to each other and missing each other all at the same time. I wish for you today, deep connection. When you walk into your studio today, reach out to the new person or someone you haven’t talked to yet. Feel or create the community around you. We need each other. We are better together. #betogether  #yoga  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi 
Social interaction is a major part of a healthy mental and physical state.
We are standing next to each other and missing each other all at the same time. 
I wish for you today, deep connection.
When you walk into your studio today, reach out to the new person or someone you haven’t talked to yet. Feel or create the community around you. We need each other. We are better together. 
#betogether #yoga #giannayoga #tattooedyogi
Social interaction is a major part of a healthy mental and physical state. We are standing next to each other and missing each other all at the same time. I wish for you today, deep connection. When you walk into your studio today, reach out to the new person or someone you haven’t talked to yet. Feel or create the community around you. We need each other. We are better together. #betogether  #yoga  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi 
A few things I can list confidently that I choose to never live without:
Love, yoga, personal time, strength. 
The things that keep me together as a person, keep me giving with ease, and that’s the biggest one, giving. 
I’m home when I can hold space for myself and other, when I can gather and meld any group into a community, and when I can give my time and energy for the greater good. 
Let’s gather in Boise September 28, Phoenix October 3, Fullerton October 28, and Mexico November 13. 
Check my schedule for details.
#yoga #practice #yogaretreat #hotyoga #teachertraining #giannayoga #tattooedyogi
A few things I can list confidently that I choose to never live without: Love, yoga, personal time, strength. The things that keep me together as a person, keep me giving with ease, and that’s the biggest one, giving. I’m home when I can hold space for myself and other, when I can gather and meld any group into a community, and when I can give my time and energy for the greater good. Let’s gather in Boise September 28, Phoenix October 3, Fullerton October 28, and Mexico November 13. Check my schedule for details. #yoga  #practice  #yogaretreat  #hotyoga  #teachertraining  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi 
If i look close enough, I can see every gift I’ve given myself. If I sit back far enough, I can see ever gift I’ve been given. If I close my eyes, I can feel every offering. 
If I just listen, I can hear the the transformation boiling. 
Fancy postures, an abundant following, and fresh yoga clothes are not the ingredients to a transformed yogi. It’s the seeing, acknowledging, and the surrender to what is, was, and will be that brings a humble existence and a progressive journey. 
You are not all the things . . . You just are. 
#yoga #giannayoga #asana #practice #tattooedyogi
If i look close enough, I can see every gift I’ve given myself. If I sit back far enough, I can see ever gift I’ve been given. If I close my eyes, I can feel every offering. If I just listen, I can hear the the transformation boiling. Fancy postures, an abundant following, and fresh yoga clothes are not the ingredients to a transformed yogi. It’s the seeing, acknowledging, and the surrender to what is, was, and will be that brings a humble existence and a progressive journey. You are not all the things . . . You just are. #yoga  #giannayoga  #asana  #practice  #tattooedyogi 
A message from my practice: Communal and encouraging, disciplined and playful, I’m here for forever.
The yoga industry should be just as successful as the booze industry. They say, “you drink when your happy and you drink when you’re sad.” Well, we practice when we are happy and we practice when we are sad. 
I’m here for you, don’t forget. 
Love, 
Your practice. 
#xoxo #practice #yoga #giannayoga #tattooedyogi @yogaeastaustin
A message from my practice: Communal and encouraging, disciplined and playful, I’m here for forever. The yoga industry should be just as successful as the booze industry. They say, “you drink when your happy and you drink when you’re sad.” Well, we practice when we are happy and we practice when we are sad. I’m here for you, don’t forget. Love, Your practice. #xoxo  #practice  #yoga  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi  @yogaeastaustin
Yesterday 4 people came out of Gianna’s class and they all basically said this - “thank you, I get it now”. You hear the same same but different when she teaches and your brain and body go ahhhhhh 🤩 Come see for yourself - she teaches every day and we’re lucky:
Friday - 9:30 Hatha 🌿 & 6p Bikram 🔥
Saturday - 12p Backbending 🦂
Sunday - 9:30 Bikram 🔥
Monday - 4p Hatha 🌿
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#yoga #yogaeastaustin #giannayoga #fbf #siddhischoolofyoga #eastaustin #eastaustinyoga #austin #austintx #austinyoga #atx #atxyoga #yogateacher #yogisofeastaustin #locallyowned #muelleratx #muelleraustin #doingmoreyoga #bikramisbeginnersyoga
Yesterday 4 people came out of Gianna’s class and they all basically said this - “thank you, I get it now”. You hear the same same but different when she teaches and your brain and body go ahhhhhh 🤩 Come see for yourself - she teaches every day and we’re lucky: Friday - 9:30 Hatha 🌿 & 6p Bikram 🔥 Saturday - 12p Backbending 🦂 Sunday - 9:30 Bikram 🔥 Monday - 4p Hatha 🌿 . #yoga  #yogaeastaustin  #giannayoga  #fbf  #siddhischoolofyoga  #eastaustin  #eastaustinyoga  #austin  #austintx  #austinyoga  #atx  #atxyoga  #yogateacher  #yogisofeastaustin  #locallyowned  #muelleratx  #muelleraustin  #doingmoreyoga  #bikramisbeginnersyoga 
Sometimes I’m there. I really feel like the person I always knew I would be. And sometimes over there, the persons I was afraid I was. And sometimes I’m here, wondering who I am. And sometimes I’m nowhere, not sure where I’m suppose to be. 
Being in constant flux has always been my life. It took years to understand, to become an observer and is still taking me time to trust the things I’m given and the things I tell myself. 
There is not one day that goes by, though, that I don’t give thanks for the beauty that is this beast. I melt in awe of my struggles and the struggles others share and commune over. 
This wild and wicked life is a rough and rigorous ride. I’m the only thing I have had and will have continuously through this lifetime. So, I may as well acknowledge the chaos and give thanks for the storms. 
#ridindirty #yogalife #practice #tattooedyogi #giannayoga #spiritualaspirant 👖 @lotustribeclothing
Sometimes I’m there. I really feel like the person I always knew I would be. And sometimes over there, the persons I was afraid I was. And sometimes I’m here, wondering who I am. And sometimes I’m nowhere, not sure where I’m suppose to be. Being in constant flux has always been my life. It took years to understand, to become an observer and is still taking me time to trust the things I’m given and the things I tell myself. There is not one day that goes by, though, that I don’t give thanks for the beauty that is this beast. I melt in awe of my struggles and the struggles others share and commune over. This wild and wicked life is a rough and rigorous ride. I’m the only thing I have had and will have continuously through this lifetime. So, I may as well acknowledge the chaos and give thanks for the storms. #ridindirty  #yogalife  #practice  #tattooedyogi  #giannayoga  #spiritualaspirant  👖 @lotustribeclothing
I’m just waiting. I’m waiting for you to change, to understand, and to ask. I’m waiting for you to tell me what you need and ask me about mine. I’m waiting for you to be so free of pain that we become one again. I’m waiting for you to be interested in more than just where you are right now. I’ll wait here forever, prana. I’ll wait here for you, spine. I’ll hold this for health, body. I’ll keep strong for you, mind. I’m only as good as you let me be but I’ll keep waiting and hold space til you budge. 
#justwait #yoga #giannayoga #practice #asana #tattooedyogi
I’m just waiting. I’m waiting for you to change, to understand, and to ask. I’m waiting for you to tell me what you need and ask me about mine. I’m waiting for you to be so free of pain that we become one again. I’m waiting for you to be interested in more than just where you are right now. I’ll wait here forever, prana. I’ll wait here for you, spine. I’ll hold this for health, body. I’ll keep strong for you, mind. I’m only as good as you let me be but I’ll keep waiting and hold space til you budge. #justwait  #yoga  #giannayoga  #practice  #asana  #tattooedyogi 
What does “love freely” mean to you? 
I hear this a lot and if I was really to love freely, I would hurt a lot of people...which I have. 
I have boundless love for so many. Deep connections I can’t control. Intensity and interest in the human tendency ... but there is discernment in all things. 
So tell me, how do you love freely? 
#love #yoga #practicelove #giannayoga
What does “love freely” mean to you? I hear this a lot and if I was really to love freely, I would hurt a lot of people...which I have. I have boundless love for so many. Deep connections I can’t control. Intensity and interest in the human tendency ... but there is discernment in all things. So tell me, how do you love freely? #love  #yoga  #practicelove  #giannayoga 
I’ve been working bow leg a lot, simply because it fixes my sciatica I get from riding a big ol bike but also because it’s something I’ve never been able to do.
I think about all the things in my life I’ll never be able to do but always be able to work on. 
I know, “never say never.” I say “whatever whatever.” The boosts we receive just from the efforts of creating are more valuable than the creation itself. This pose still fixes my hips and lower back even though I can not actually do the full posture. 
If you walked in and could just do everything perfect, would you come back? If you knew you would never in your life accomplish a certain pose, would you keep trying? 
#yoga #practice #asana #giannayoga #tattooedyogi
I’ve been working bow leg a lot, simply because it fixes my sciatica I get from riding a big ol bike but also because it’s something I’ve never been able to do. I think about all the things in my life I’ll never be able to do but always be able to work on. I know, “never say never.” I say “whatever whatever.” The boosts we receive just from the efforts of creating are more valuable than the creation itself. This pose still fixes my hips and lower back even though I can not actually do the full posture. If you walked in and could just do everything perfect, would you come back? If you knew you would never in your life accomplish a certain pose, would you keep trying? #yoga  #practice  #asana  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi 
If we could be so willing to just land where we land, free of time, forward visions, or needs, where would we end up and how would we do there? 
#tryless #yoga #tattooedyogi #giannayoga #backbend
I’de rather present more questions than answers, make you more curious than settled, more adventurous than safe. 
I’m wild.
We are wild.
Time to go dig up the bits un-found.
Hitting the road. I’ll keep you posted. 1200 Miles to go. 
#yogiswhoride #yoga #practice #asana #giannayoga #tattooedyogi
I’de rather present more questions than answers, make you more curious than settled, more adventurous than safe. I’m wild. We are wild. Time to go dig up the bits un-found. Hitting the road. I’ll keep you posted. 1200 Miles to go. #yogiswhoride  #yoga  #practice  #asana  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi 
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I got done with my practice process yesterday and sat down to do some work. I opened my phone and a message came through that I wasn’t expecting. I felt myself shrink in my body and widen in my eyes. It wasn’t any sort of news, simply a request I wasn’t expecting. It was at that moment I felt a complete shedding of attachment and belief in the “might be’s” and the “if only’s,” and opened up to this huge willingness to experience, which I didn’t even realize I had blocked. 
The stories we create in our heads get to be so elaborate that we take ourselves out of living the truth of our experiences . 
Be it about yourself, “when I am thin then I’ll be happy,” about relationships, “when I find my person then I’ll be ready,” or about our work, “when I make this much money I’ll be settled,” we live for the if’s and not for the now. 
There is no better time to be invested in your Self than now. There is nowhere else you should be but right where you are. There is no time to waste waiting to love yourself. It’s a simple way to open you up to truly receive. 
Be with you, whether you like it or not, cus eventually you’ll like it and that feels nice.
#beherenow #presentmoment #yoga #giannayoga #practice #handstand #tattooedyogi #yogisofinstagram
I got done with my practice process yesterday and sat down to do some work. I opened my phone and a message came through that I wasn’t expecting. I felt myself shrink in my body and widen in my eyes. It wasn’t any sort of news, simply a request I wasn’t expecting. It was at that moment I felt a complete shedding of attachment and belief in the “might be’s” and the “if only’s,” and opened up to this huge willingness to experience, which I didn’t even realize I had blocked. The stories we create in our heads get to be so elaborate that we take ourselves out of living the truth of our experiences . Be it about yourself, “when I am thin then I’ll be happy,” about relationships, “when I find my person then I’ll be ready,” or about our work, “when I make this much money I’ll be settled,” we live for the if’s and not for the now. There is no better time to be invested in your Self than now. There is nowhere else you should be but right where you are. There is no time to waste waiting to love yourself. It’s a simple way to open you up to truly receive. Be with you, whether you like it or not, cus eventually you’ll like it and that feels nice. #beherenow  #presentmoment  #yoga  #giannayoga  #practice  #handstand  #tattooedyogi  #yogisofinstagram 
The grasshopper has the ability to connect and understand sound vibration and represents the inner voice.
While packing up to leave I walked back into my sisters house and saw a grasshopper rolled up in a spiders web. 
I have seen this happen with my own inner voice. Wrapped up at times and recognizing this to not a challenge but a part of nature. 
Naturally we ebb and flow in strength, in chakras we are operating from, or emotional congestion’s and it comes out or trip’s us up. 
It’s ok to notice we didn’t speak from power at that time, or from our best self in that moment, or in a way we wished we did. It’s ok. 
The inner voice didn’t go away, it’s just feeding another need right now and will be reborn in another way to feed the new you in your transition. 
#grasshopperpose #yoga #asana #giannayoga #tattooedyogi
The grasshopper has the ability to connect and understand sound vibration and represents the inner voice. While packing up to leave I walked back into my sisters house and saw a grasshopper rolled up in a spiders web. I have seen this happen with my own inner voice. Wrapped up at times and recognizing this to not a challenge but a part of nature. Naturally we ebb and flow in strength, in chakras we are operating from, or emotional congestion’s and it comes out or trip’s us up. It’s ok to notice we didn’t speak from power at that time, or from our best self in that moment, or in a way we wished we did. It’s ok. The inner voice didn’t go away, it’s just feeding another need right now and will be reborn in another way to feed the new you in your transition. #grasshopperpose  #yoga  #asana  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi 
The bits about us that we keep hidden, have been hidden for a reason.
We do a great job of suppressing what has hurt us and feel safe by leaving these demons deep within. 
Makes sense, the devil we know is better than the devil we don’t.
Current missteps, aggravations, aggressions, or grudges can be reactions to present situations but products of past experiences. 
Reprogramming yourself is messy. Stepping into the unknown is scary. Remember the past is challenging. But all work towards self realization and states of joy and bliss. 
It’s ok to not be concerned with enlightenment, but especially now, we should all be concerned with effecting the world around us positively. Being a dick isn’t going to save the next generation of earth or humans. 
#selfstudy #work #yoga #savethehumans #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #love #getmessy #yogisofinstagram
The bits about us that we keep hidden, have been hidden for a reason. We do a great job of suppressing what has hurt us and feel safe by leaving these demons deep within. Makes sense, the devil we know is better than the devil we don’t. Current missteps, aggravations, aggressions, or grudges can be reactions to present situations but products of past experiences. Reprogramming yourself is messy. Stepping into the unknown is scary. Remember the past is challenging. But all work towards self realization and states of joy and bliss. It’s ok to not be concerned with enlightenment, but especially now, we should all be concerned with effecting the world around us positively. Being a dick isn’t going to save the next generation of earth or humans. #selfstudy  #work  #yoga  #savethehumans  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi  #love  #getmessy  #yogisofinstagram 
Once I successfully make it to Austin I’ll post my public schedule. 
I’m super excited to be back with my Texas fam!
#comingsoon #texasyoga #giannayoga #atx #tattooedyogi #yoga
There is still a lot of love in this world. Let’s start contributing to it rather than getting sucked in and down by the hate. 
Fuel, move with, and celebrate the love you feel and see.
It’s not easy, but even the hateful deserve love. 
#lovefiercely #love #yoga #yogalife #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #asana #hathayoga
We walk the same roads that we drive,
We do it just to feel alive.
And though we’ve walked these roads so many times,
They do look different through another set of eyes.
#barefootonbumblebees #yoga #giannayoga #tattooedyogi
This years reoccurring thoughts:  Hoarding knowledge is a sin.  Gifts are meant to be given.  The more you learn the less you know.  Be tender.  The way you practice is the way you live.  Give me transparency or give me nothing. 
#center #soul #speak #yoga #giannayoga #asana #practice #backbend #health #wellness #tattooedyogi
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Lots of laughter, love, and learning at 105F's Hot Yoga Teacher Training! Interested in continuing your yoga journey? Make the transition from student to teacher with us this Spring in Ormond Beach, Florida! Apply today! Save $200 with early bird rates before November 1st. Link in bio for more info or email teachertraining@105F.com.
You were given this life and this time here on this earth, what are you gonna do with it?
Last month I feel like I actually asked myself this question, in a new light, with a heart that believed I was going to live, and finally realize the weight it’s answer could hold. 
I may not know exactly what the answer is but I know how precious I want to treat every moment and how tender I want to be with my heart and my time. 
I’ll start there.

#yoga #yogalife #giannayoga #yogisofinstagram #instagood #fullspinetwist
You were given this life and this time here on this earth, what are you gonna do with it? Last month I feel like I actually asked myself this question, in a new light, with a heart that believed I was going to live, and finally realize the weight it’s answer could hold. I may not know exactly what the answer is but I know how precious I want to treat every moment and how tender I want to be with my heart and my time. I’ll start there. #yoga  #yogalife  #giannayoga  #yogisofinstagram  #instagood  #fullspinetwist 
Treat it as a different class, a different effort, and a new beast to ensure the new student mentality and a clear minded practice.
I love an opportunity to move in the light of new perspective, maybe you will too. 
Let me know your questions!
#boisehotyoga #yoga #teachertraining #yogateacher #yogateachertriaining #asana #giannayoga #tattooedyogi
In one moment, present in your being, what are you noticing? Where do you focus your awareness? Are you stuck at residual sensation “my wrists hurt and I’m sore,” or have you moved into action “I’m lengthening this and bloods rushing to that?” How our minds organize in asana is so telling of how our minds organize throughout our day.
Focusing on the negatives, the I don’t or can’t thoughts, and the misses of life take us further from our power and creative nature. 
If our brain decided to name these sensations, why can’t we decide to create a situation where they are renamed? 
If we have the power to heal, we have the power to create. Because we have the power to create, we have the ability to heal. If our thoughts always wander south, we can redirect the habit and change our patterns to create health. 
We have the power to change. 
#yoga #giannayoga #practice #tattooedyogi #changeyourmind #changeyourlife
#Wehavethepower
In one moment, present in your being, what are you noticing? Where do you focus your awareness? Are you stuck at residual sensation “my wrists hurt and I’m sore,” or have you moved into action “I’m lengthening this and bloods rushing to that?” How our minds organize in asana is so telling of how our minds organize throughout our day. Focusing on the negatives, the I don’t or can’t thoughts, and the misses of life take us further from our power and creative nature. If our brain decided to name these sensations, why can’t we decide to create a situation where they are renamed? If we have the power to heal, we have the power to create. Because we have the power to create, we have the ability to heal. If our thoughts always wander south, we can redirect the habit and change our patterns to create health. We have the power to change. #yoga  #giannayoga  #practice  #tattooedyogi  #changeyourmind  #changeyourlife  #Wehavethepower 
Let yourself be stopped by yourself. Let yourself be pushed by yourself. The Self guides the self. All you have to do is listen. 
#giannayoga #yoga #listen #tattooedyogi
With an understanding and belief in the practice of yoga and the power of awareness and dedication, I no longer fear being in pain. It’s annoying and inconvenient, but I know it won’t last, I know it’s not me. I know it’s just information on the necessary shifts happening within and how well I’ve been connecting to what the shifts needs are. 
I had serious trama still left in my body from being hit by a car. I have some serious emotional baggage from life changes. I have limitations and freedoms that show up differently everyday. Just as all of us do.
We can not step on our mat and expect to practice in the same way everyday. Just the act of noticing and listening to that is a successful yoga practice.
#practice #yoga #giannayoga #tattooedyogi
With an understanding and belief in the practice of yoga and the power of awareness and dedication, I no longer fear being in pain. It’s annoying and inconvenient, but I know it won’t last, I know it’s not me. I know it’s just information on the necessary shifts happening within and how well I’ve been connecting to what the shifts needs are. I had serious trama still left in my body from being hit by a car. I have some serious emotional baggage from life changes. I have limitations and freedoms that show up differently everyday. Just as all of us do. We can not step on our mat and expect to practice in the same way everyday. Just the act of noticing and listening to that is a successful yoga practice. #practice  #yoga  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi 
Go ahead kids, try and figure it out.
Father darkness avoiding burns.
#yoga #giannayoga
Go ahead kids, try and figure it out. Father darkness avoiding burns. #yoga  #giannayoga 
I think of being a kid and wonder when it was, at what age did we forget.
As a child, I was an observer. I watched a situation and found the right time to join in. I never looked around, shot Myself self deprivation or hid in a corner. 
First out and first up, kids are to be learned from. 
We have the capacity to see all as equal, create in every moment, and operate off instinct and not overthink. 
A life goal isn’t to revert to being a baby, but to learn from simplicity and soften our heart to be able to see with young eyes. 
Can we see all, really, ALL as one and be free of judgment to raise the collective consciousness and vibrational state?
#weare #weareyoga #allisone #giannayoga#yoga #tattooedyogi #practicelove #unite
I think of being a kid and wonder when it was, at what age did we forget. As a child, I was an observer. I watched a situation and found the right time to join in. I never looked around, shot Myself self deprivation or hid in a corner. First out and first up, kids are to be learned from. We have the capacity to see all as equal, create in every moment, and operate off instinct and not overthink. A life goal isn’t to revert to being a baby, but to learn from simplicity and soften our heart to be able to see with young eyes. Can we see all, really, ALL as one and be free of judgment to raise the collective consciousness and vibrational state? #weare  #weareyoga  #allisone  #giannayoga #yoga  #tattooedyogi  #practicelove  #unite 
No “but I” and no “I can’t”
Listen to you, why do we dish excuses and limiting speak?
#yoga #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #asana
Maybe someday I’ll be the perfect being you think I am.
Some of you didn’t like my conversation with the flight attendant - I didn’t either which is why I 1. Reacted as I did, and 2. Titled it “lower self me.” Your spiritual leaders, yoga teachers, therapists, and parents are human and intrinsically flawed. It doesn’t mean we are not working everyday to be better, it mean we react sometimes, we get fed up or upset sometimes, we how we wish we didn’t. It doesn’t mean we failed on this journey, it means we are still working and healing because life is a process. You don’t heal and then you’re done. 
Today: everyday in every way, I’m getting better and better.
#yoga #giannayoga #begentle #tattooedyogi #handstand #armbalance #handstandscorpion #yogisofinstagram
Maybe someday I’ll be the perfect being you think I am. Some of you didn’t like my conversation with the flight attendant - I didn’t either which is why I 1. Reacted as I did, and 2. Titled it “lower self me.” Your spiritual leaders, yoga teachers, therapists, and parents are human and intrinsically flawed. It doesn’t mean we are not working everyday to be better, it mean we react sometimes, we get fed up or upset sometimes, we how we wish we didn’t. It doesn’t mean we failed on this journey, it means we are still working and healing because life is a process. You don’t heal and then you’re done. Today: everyday in every way, I’m getting better and better. #yoga  #giannayoga  #begentle  #tattooedyogi  #handstand  #armbalance  #handstandscorpion  #yogisofinstagram 
✨You can fail at what you don’t love, so you may as well do what you love✨ ~ Gianna @giannayoga
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Great words for thought Gianna! Doing the things we love sounds like a winning option to us🏆😊
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✨You can fail at what you don’t love, so you may as well do what you love✨ ~ Gianna @giannayoga • • • Great words for thought Gianna! Doing the things we love sounds like a winning option to us🏆😊 • • • 📸: @yogavibesbytash ⭐️Click link in bio to scoop up these bold We Are Yoga leggings👖⭐️ #ihaveto  #dharma  #yoga  #giannayoga  #weareyoga  #yoga  #yogi  #igyoga  #instayoga  #yogalife  #yogalove  #om  #namaste  #asana  #leggings  #yogapose  #dowhatyoulove  #potd  #yogaeveryday  #yogawear 
I had this conversation twice today and once in my mind yesterday. So I thought Ide share a bit of this labeynth I live in. 
I never thought I was going to end up OK. 
Growing up I was angry at my mom for being sick (and some other irrational things preteens think up), I was seeking attention yet trying to hide, seeking acceptance while trying to rebel. I denied myself certain desires and truths while trying to blend in yet outwardly display my pain. I was living in self confusion constantly and falling behind in school. I got super into drugs and other forms of destructive exploration and let myself starve, puke, or sleep until I wasn’t hungry anymore. I’ve landed myself in the hospital, I use to cry myself to sleep more times than not, and I lost hope that life was worth living. I never thought I would end up here let alone ok.
Now in my 30s, with no parents, with no home, and with every possibility in front of me I feel like the luckiest person. I want to keep living the crazy life I’m living because i really like my life. I’m not scraping the walls to survive, I am not outwardly seeking gratification, and I’m so interested in everything I need to work on and do so I can do it better for me and for everyone else that I couldn’t even begin to think about not growing forward. I have a seemingly sad story, yet the happiest life. I never thought I’d make it here let alone like it here. 
I miss my parents everyday but they did their job well enough to mic drop and later days outta here. 
None of us get out alive, so here’s to livin!
If you don’t like your life, don’t stop believing. Not every moment feels like bliss and beauty but that holds no weight. 
We all have gifts to share. Start giving. 
#laterdays #yoga #giannayoga #practice #asana #health #mentalhealth #recovery #tattooedyogi #yogisofinstagram
I had this conversation twice today and once in my mind yesterday. So I thought Ide share a bit of this labeynth I live in. I never thought I was going to end up OK. Growing up I was angry at my mom for being sick (and some other irrational things preteens think up), I was seeking attention yet trying to hide, seeking acceptance while trying to rebel. I denied myself certain desires and truths while trying to blend in yet outwardly display my pain. I was living in self confusion constantly and falling behind in school. I got super into drugs and other forms of destructive exploration and let myself starve, puke, or sleep until I wasn’t hungry anymore. I’ve landed myself in the hospital, I use to cry myself to sleep more times than not, and I lost hope that life was worth living. I never thought I would end up here let alone ok. Now in my 30s, with no parents, with no home, and with every possibility in front of me I feel like the luckiest person. I want to keep living the crazy life I’m living because i really like my life. I’m not scraping the walls to survive, I am not outwardly seeking gratification, and I’m so interested in everything I need to work on and do so I can do it better for me and for everyone else that I couldn’t even begin to think about not growing forward. I have a seemingly sad story, yet the happiest life. I never thought I’d make it here let alone like it here. I miss my parents everyday but they did their job well enough to mic drop and later days outta here. None of us get out alive, so here’s to livin! If you don’t like your life, don’t stop believing. Not every moment feels like bliss and beauty but that holds no weight. We all have gifts to share. Start giving. #laterdays  #yoga  #giannayoga  #practice  #asana  #health  #mentalhealth  #recovery  #tattooedyogi  #yogisofinstagram 
Go! Be with those who inspire you. 
I learn daily from my students and my peers. But I visit with all my teachers every year. They ground, inspire, and redirect my practice. 
If you think you’re the smartest person in the room, get out of the room.
Growth comes from within and is inspired by all. Decide to learn and evolve and if it’s not happening, go find where it can with who it can or why it’s not. 
Go!

#yoga #giannayoga #asana #vinyasa #practice #tattooedyogi
Go! Be with those who inspire you. I learn daily from my students and my peers. But I visit with all my teachers every year. They ground, inspire, and redirect my practice. If you think you’re the smartest person in the room, get out of the room. Growth comes from within and is inspired by all. Decide to learn and evolve and if it’s not happening, go find where it can with who it can or why it’s not. Go! #yoga  #giannayoga  #asana  #vinyasa  #practice  #tattooedyogi 
Here is lower self gianna at her finest- 
Flight attendant: “so what do you do for a living?”
Me: why do you ask? Because someone who looks like me couldn’t possibly sit in first class?
Flight attendant: “oh no, well you just have a lot of tattoos.”
Me: I do but I also am a good person and good at things.
Flight attendant: “oh I know, I mean, I’m sure (short pause) so what do you do?”
Me: my names gianna by the way nice to meet you, and I provide space for growth. 
Flight attendant: “what? Yes nice to me you, so you what?”
Me: oh good the bathrooms open, bye!
Being yelled at, whistled at, Cat called, touched, and stopped on the street can get frustrating. So, when trapped in situations where people try to dissect my life, I sometimes just have to play with them to keep myself calm and entertained. 
All you need to know is I’m a real piece of work but I love you.
Vroom vroom!
#yogiswhoride #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #yoga #yogisofinstagram
Here is lower self gianna at her finest- Flight attendant: “so what do you do for a living?” Me: why do you ask? Because someone who looks like me couldn’t possibly sit in first class? Flight attendant: “oh no, well you just have a lot of tattoos.” Me: I do but I also am a good person and good at things. Flight attendant: “oh I know, I mean, I’m sure (short pause) so what do you do?” Me: my names gianna by the way nice to meet you, and I provide space for growth. Flight attendant: “what? Yes nice to me you, so you what?” Me: oh good the bathrooms open, bye! Being yelled at, whistled at, Cat called, touched, and stopped on the street can get frustrating. So, when trapped in situations where people try to dissect my life, I sometimes just have to play with them to keep myself calm and entertained. All you need to know is I’m a real piece of work but I love you. Vroom vroom! #yogiswhoride  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi  #yoga  #yogisofinstagram 
If you have never walked into a room and been in love with everyone in it, try again.
#belove #yoga #giannayoga #tattooedyogi
For most of us this was hour 4.5 of asana and none of us were confident in the lofty request to hold the last handstand for a minute. . .but I asked us to hold and with resistance we did.
I am, though, going to share something about hot yoga that I have observed and the difference between hot yoga practitioners that practice regularly out of the heat - 
There is an element of brute strength that the body can no longer register when it is heat beaten or dehydrated. The are key elements of armbalancing that are missing from the depth of us after almost 5 hours of hot yoga. But finding strong poses with dehydrated muscles and fatigue brings great emotional and mental benefits and confidence.
Adding regular practice outside the heated room that asks you to create your own heat and build longevity in your strength and holds breeds an advanced practitioner. “Dying” every class does not. 
Don’t get me wrong, I love hot yoga, just dishing a bit of that
#realtalk - ok go ahead, let me hear ya feels👇🏽 #yoga #hotyoga #giannayoga #yogateacher #practice #84asanas
For most of us this was hour 4.5 of asana and none of us were confident in the lofty request to hold the last handstand for a minute. . .but I asked us to hold and with resistance we did. I am, though, going to share something about hot yoga that I have observed and the difference between hot yoga practitioners that practice regularly out of the heat - There is an element of brute strength that the body can no longer register when it is heat beaten or dehydrated. The are key elements of armbalancing that are missing from the depth of us after almost 5 hours of hot yoga. But finding strong poses with dehydrated muscles and fatigue brings great emotional and mental benefits and confidence. Adding regular practice outside the heated room that asks you to create your own heat and build longevity in your strength and holds breeds an advanced practitioner. “Dying” every class does not. Don’t get me wrong, I love hot yoga, just dishing a bit of that #realtalk  - ok go ahead, let me hear ya feels👇🏽 #yoga  #hotyoga  #giannayoga  #yogateacher  #practice  #84asanas 
Recommitted to my truth and sacrificing it for nothing.
Refocusing is something I’ve had to do over and over along this journey. I’ll open little gaps and give slack and I end up taking it to the extreme and leading myself astray. 
I’m over it. 
I want to feel better than I do right now, help more than I am, produce more than I am, create more than I am, and be whole. 
Working on the home front will always be number one, otherwise who you got to give?
#yoga #giannayoga #practice #progress #tattooedyogi
Recommitted to my truth and sacrificing it for nothing. Refocusing is something I’ve had to do over and over along this journey. I’ll open little gaps and give slack and I end up taking it to the extreme and leading myself astray. I’m over it. I want to feel better than I do right now, help more than I am, produce more than I am, create more than I am, and be whole. Working on the home front will always be number one, otherwise who you got to give? #yoga  #giannayoga  #practice  #progress  #tattooedyogi 
#flashbackfriday 🤸🏽‍♀️.... to the time we all made it on @giannayoga Instagram. 
I guess over 1.5 million views doesn’t make us famous. 😤
Who’s coming to @105fhotyoga LP tomorrow to do the yoga? 💃🏽
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9:30am Advanced w Gianna
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#105fhotyoga #105F #hathayoga #giannayoga #yoga #yogasport #yogaathlete #yogi #yogini #yogagirl #usayoga #chicagoyoga #practiceyoga #dotheyoga #advanced #natrajasana #backbend #enthusiasm
Someday you will like you. You won’t scorn in disbelief towards compliments. 
Someday you’ll believe you. You won’t ignore your intuition.
Someday you’ll accept you. You’ll accept you like everyone else does.
Someday you’ll use all of you. You’ll rely on you. 
You will know you are just as important as the sun and the moon, you’re just as amazing as the birds and the clouds. 
You might be a dick, lost, angry, or a challenge, but Ill love you. I’ll hold that space and love you ‘til you can hold love for you too.
#Yoga #love #giannayoga #practice #practicelove #practiceyoga #tattooedyogi #armbalance
Someday you will like you. You won’t scorn in disbelief towards compliments. Someday you’ll believe you. You won’t ignore your intuition. Someday you’ll accept you. You’ll accept you like everyone else does. Someday you’ll use all of you. You’ll rely on you. You will know you are just as important as the sun and the moon, you’re just as amazing as the birds and the clouds. You might be a dick, lost, angry, or a challenge, but Ill love you. I’ll hold that space and love you ‘til you can hold love for you too. #Yoga  #love  #giannayoga  #practice  #practicelove  #practiceyoga  #tattooedyogi  #armbalance 
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