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Happiest of birthdays @giannayoga here’s to living 🍻
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ps - catch Gianna on our schedule at the end of January 😘
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#yoga #yogaeastaustin #weareallpracticingsomething #giannayoga #eastaustin #eastaustinyoga #austin #austintx #austinyoga #atx #atxyoga #yogateacher #yogisofeastaustin #locallyowned #muelleratx #muelleraustin #morethanbikram #bikramisbeginnersyoga
While my buddy is at LP working on her bhujapidasana, I’m at work practicing my Mary lunges for the 3rd day in a row. 💪🏽
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Thursday 4:30pm LP w @kelsey1812
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#weareconnected #hathayoga #yoga #ashtanga #yogabuddies #chicagoyoga #yogaathlete #yogalove #yogafun #giannayoga #yogapractice #marylunges #bhujapidasana
We have started the count down to @giannayoga arrival in February. Follow the link in our bio for more information. Come explore, laugh, breathe and sweat with us. 🤸🏽‍♂️😂💨💦
Her words of the exploration of yoga are so true. 
#Repost @giannayoga (@get_repost)
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We can not persecute those teaching 60 minute classes, using weights on their mats, leaving the room without OM-ing, or finishing their practice without moving through every kosha. 
The “we have to’s” of the “right ways” of the yoga world do not hold interest to me. 
I am the kind of teacher who is very much her teachers student but very much her own thinker. I am a practitioner first. I have to find out what it is you are saying is true in my body or my teachings before I just repeat or follow what it is you’re saying. I do the work.
My teacher said, “if you want to do this pose, you have to do this everyday, 100x a day for the next month.” I did, I accomplished the position, gained my own language to teach it, and found themes, progressions, and variations based on this. 
This is how I share the practices I teach. I’m not going to say a dialogue of some guys words just because that’s the “right way.” I’m not going to believe that the real yoga lies within 26 poses only. 
My practice takes 2 hours. My practice incorporates preparatory movements to build body skills necessary to land in poses. My passion is in action. Putting action towards cleansing, communing, and sustaining health. So this is what I teach. 
It’s my right way, not the right way. ———————————————————————————————————————#yoga #truth #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #practice #queeryogateacher
We have started the count down to @giannayoga arrival in February. Follow the link in our bio for more information. Come explore, laugh, breathe and sweat with us. 🤸🏽‍♂️😂💨💦 Her words of the exploration of yoga are so true. #Repost  @giannayoga (@get_repost) ・・・ We can not persecute those teaching 60 minute classes, using weights on their mats, leaving the room without OM-ing, or finishing their practice without moving through every kosha. The “we have to’s” of the “right ways” of the yoga world do not hold interest to me. I am the kind of teacher who is very much her teachers student but very much her own thinker. I am a practitioner first. I have to find out what it is you are saying is true in my body or my teachings before I just repeat or follow what it is you’re saying. I do the work. My teacher said, “if you want to do this pose, you have to do this everyday, 100x a day for the next month.” I did, I accomplished the position, gained my own language to teach it, and found themes, progressions, and variations based on this. This is how I share the practices I teach. I’m not going to say a dialogue of some guys words just because that’s the “right way.” I’m not going to believe that the real yoga lies within 26 poses only. My practice takes 2 hours. My practice incorporates preparatory movements to build body skills necessary to land in poses. My passion is in action. Putting action towards cleansing, communing, and sustaining health. So this is what I teach. It’s my right way, not the right way. ———————————————————————————————————————#yoga  #truth  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi  #practice  #queeryogateacher 
We can not persecute those teaching 60 minute classes, using weights on their mats, leaving the room without OM-ing, or finishing their practice without moving through every kosha. 
The “we have to’s” of the “right ways” of the yoga world do not hold interest to me. 
I am the kind of teacher who is very much her teachers student but very much her own thinker. I am a practitioner first. I have to find out what it is you are saying is true in my body or my teachings before I just repeat or follow what it is you’re saying. I do the work.
My teacher said, “if you want to do this pose, you have to do this everyday, 100x a day for the next month.” I did, I accomplished the position, gained my own language to teach it, and found themes, progressions, and variations based on this. 
This is how I share the practices I teach. I’m not going to say a dialogue of some guys words just because that’s the “right way.” I’m not going to believe that the real yoga lies within 26 poses only. 
My practice takes 2 hours. My practice incorporates preparatory movements to build body skills necessary to land in poses. My passion is in action. Putting action towards cleansing, communing, and sustaining health. So this is what I teach. 
It’s my right way, not the right way. ———————————————————————Next 200hr TT is in Miami!
@originalhotyoga305 February 14-25 ———————————————————————#yoga #truth #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #practice #queeryogateacher
We can not persecute those teaching 60 minute classes, using weights on their mats, leaving the room without OM-ing, or finishing their practice without moving through every kosha. The “we have to’s” of the “right ways” of the yoga world do not hold interest to me. I am the kind of teacher who is very much her teachers student but very much her own thinker. I am a practitioner first. I have to find out what it is you are saying is true in my body or my teachings before I just repeat or follow what it is you’re saying. I do the work. My teacher said, “if you want to do this pose, you have to do this everyday, 100x a day for the next month.” I did, I accomplished the position, gained my own language to teach it, and found themes, progressions, and variations based on this. This is how I share the practices I teach. I’m not going to say a dialogue of some guys words just because that’s the “right way.” I’m not going to believe that the real yoga lies within 26 poses only. My practice takes 2 hours. My practice incorporates preparatory movements to build body skills necessary to land in poses. My passion is in action. Putting action towards cleansing, communing, and sustaining health. So this is what I teach. It’s my right way, not the right way. ———————————————————————Next 200hr TT is in Miami! @originalhotyoga305 February 14-25 ———————————————————————#yoga  #truth  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi  #practice  #queeryogateacher 
For the first time in my life, as a step back and look at the past 31 years, I see the balance begin to settle in. Though there are elements of my health I wish I had under control, I see my reactions towards them and they are not obsessive. I see me seeing what is within and without of my control. I feel the recognition of impermanence and know the promise of change brings positive and negative adjustments. I see the shifts in my practice and have no attachment to the peaks or the valleys. 
This life has brilliance in so many ways. I’m so grateful for this acceptance of death, change, Self, and others. 
It’s been easy for me to be better for others. Now I’m actually being better for me.
——————————————————————-There is a link in my stories where you can donate to the HDSA foundation through my birthday fundraiser. My first celebration without my mama here has been so filled with her presence. I want to honor her by donating to support others like her and families like ours. 
#hdsa #curehd #giannayoga #yoga #practice #tattooedyogi #queeryogateacher
For the first time in my life, as a step back and look at the past 31 years, I see the balance begin to settle in. Though there are elements of my health I wish I had under control, I see my reactions towards them and they are not obsessive. I see me seeing what is within and without of my control. I feel the recognition of impermanence and know the promise of change brings positive and negative adjustments. I see the shifts in my practice and have no attachment to the peaks or the valleys. This life has brilliance in so many ways. I’m so grateful for this acceptance of death, change, Self, and others. It’s been easy for me to be better for others. Now I’m actually being better for me. ——————————————————————-There is a link in my stories where you can donate to the HDSA foundation through my birthday fundraiser. My first celebration without my mama here has been so filled with her presence. I want to honor her by donating to support others like her and families like ours. #hdsa  #curehd  #giannayoga  #yoga  #practice  #tattooedyogi  #queeryogateacher 
Re-set your whole self on Day One on this 1/1. During this two-hour experience with @giannayoga you will:  plant a vibrant intention for the new year; cleanse your body with kriyas and pranayama; soften where you hold anger, grudges, and fear with yin and vinyasa asana; then seal your intention with mudra, mantra, and vibratory tuning meditation.  Link in bio to learn more and to pre-register (psst, don't wait to secure your spot -- this class is filling up quickly). ✨✨✨
Re-set your whole self on Day One on this 1/1. During this two-hour experience with @giannayoga you will: plant a vibrant intention for the new year; cleanse your body with kriyas and pranayama; soften where you hold anger, grudges, and fear with yin and vinyasa asana; then seal your intention with mudra, mantra, and vibratory tuning meditation. Link in bio to learn more and to pre-register (psst, don't wait to secure your spot -- this class is filling up quickly). ✨✨✨
Yogis having conversations about more things we know nothing about. 
I come from a family of science minds. I’ve always been self conscious about talking with any sort of intellect about anything because I don’t have the paper to say I am educated enough to do so. 
Just in the last few years I have come to really love being taught something after being wrong. Or standing behind the things I know are true. Or speaking confidently about eastern medicine and philosophy to a western mind. 
I will always not know, but I will always know something. There are great lessons to come from being receptive to what we don’t know. And great growth to be hand by always speaking strongly. 
Let me speak, but tell me when I’m wrong. 
#collegedropout #interested #giannayoga #queeryogateacher #tattooedyogi #yoga
Yogis having conversations about more things we know nothing about. I come from a family of science minds. I’ve always been self conscious about talking with any sort of intellect about anything because I don’t have the paper to say I am educated enough to do so. Just in the last few years I have come to really love being taught something after being wrong. Or standing behind the things I know are true. Or speaking confidently about eastern medicine and philosophy to a western mind. I will always not know, but I will always know something. There are great lessons to come from being receptive to what we don’t know. And great growth to be hand by always speaking strongly. Let me speak, but tell me when I’m wrong. #collegedropout  #interested  #giannayoga  #queeryogateacher  #tattooedyogi  #yoga 
@giannayoga is teaching in Brighton this wknd!  Be sure to come to @yogainthelanes & join us for class!  She’s an incredible teacher!  We’re so happy to host her & hope to see you in class!  Book in for 6pm Classic Hot Yoga Friday, 11am Rocket Vinyasa Sat & 5pm Progressive Yoga (3 sets!) Saturday.

#Repost @giannayoga with @get_repost
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If we could just be ok with being uncomfortable. Be ok in a situation, in a conversation, in a position, in a place. If we could just practice being uncomfortable we could gain understanding. 
I see inspirational posts from the fitness and wellness world using the quote “change begins just outside your comfort zone,” to promote working hard and finding gains...or whatever you say when you’re gettin swole. 
You gotta a nice ass and great muscle tone but you’re a total dick. 
How about every time in your life you feel reactive, you sit and recognize your own discomfort? Many of our negative reactions stem from this feeling. A new place, lack of communication, confrontation, unfamiliar people, and your own ignorance all illicit discomfort. How we react to this can stunt or promote growth. 
Start by recognizing it, step back and decide to watch it, don’t react to it, to learn from it. 
You will change more than your mental make up when you see your limitations. 
#healyoumind #yoga #giannayoga #queeryogateacher #tattooedyogi
@giannayoga is teaching in Brighton this wknd! Be sure to come to @yogainthelanes & join us for class! She’s an incredible teacher! We’re so happy to host her & hope to see you in class! Book in for 6pm Classic Hot Yoga Friday, 11am Rocket Vinyasa Sat & 5pm Progressive Yoga (3 sets!) Saturday. #Repost  @giannayoga with @get_repost ・・・ If we could just be ok with being uncomfortable. Be ok in a situation, in a conversation, in a position, in a place. If we could just practice being uncomfortable we could gain understanding. I see inspirational posts from the fitness and wellness world using the quote “change begins just outside your comfort zone,” to promote working hard and finding gains...or whatever you say when you’re gettin swole. You gotta a nice ass and great muscle tone but you’re a total dick. How about every time in your life you feel reactive, you sit and recognize your own discomfort? Many of our negative reactions stem from this feeling. A new place, lack of communication, confrontation, unfamiliar people, and your own ignorance all illicit discomfort. How we react to this can stunt or promote growth. Start by recognizing it, step back and decide to watch it, don’t react to it, to learn from it. You will change more than your mental make up when you see your limitations. #healyoumind  #yoga  #giannayoga  #queeryogateacher  #tattooedyogi 
Goodbye Sweden! Thank you for you hospitality and smiles. Absolutely loved my stay. —————————
Schedule details !
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✨Next practice intensive is @thehotroomtn ✨Next MAHA Hatha TT is @originalhotyoga305 ✨Next progressive training is @105fhotyoga ✨Next 26&2 TT is @weareyoga ✨Next retreat is in India @openlotus_yoga 
#giannayoga #yogaretreat #yogateachertraining
Goodbye Sweden! Thank you for you hospitality and smiles. Absolutely loved my stay. ————————— Schedule details ! ————————— ✨Next practice intensive is @thehotroomtn ✨Next MAHA Hatha TT is @originalhotyoga305 ✨Next progressive training is @105fhotyoga ✨Next 26&2 TT is @weareyoga ✨Next retreat is in India @openlotus_yoga #giannayoga  #yogaretreat  #yogateachertraining 
I have to warm up. There was a time when I didn’t and there may be a time when I don’t but I have to warm up before I move. I can’t walk around outside and be like “hey take a picture of me in dancer pose!” ‘Cus it ain’t gunna happen.
I promise you, everything feels like something in my body, still. I have just 13 years of yoga under my belt. It doesn’t only take 13 years to fix a world of old issues and a world of new ones. 
But I don’t practice for that one day when it will all be easy. I practice because it is helping me work on today. 
That sexy picture of dancer in front of the waterfall can come to me in another 13 years. 
Do yoga now. Sexy dancer later. 
#toheal #yoga #tattooedyogi #giannayoga #teachersofinstagram #queeryogateacher #practice
@shaktiactivewear
I have to warm up. There was a time when I didn’t and there may be a time when I don’t but I have to warm up before I move. I can’t walk around outside and be like “hey take a picture of me in dancer pose!” ‘Cus it ain’t gunna happen. I promise you, everything feels like something in my body, still. I have just 13 years of yoga under my belt. It doesn’t only take 13 years to fix a world of old issues and a world of new ones. But I don’t practice for that one day when it will all be easy. I practice because it is helping me work on today. That sexy picture of dancer in front of the waterfall can come to me in another 13 years. Do yoga now. Sexy dancer later. #toheal  #yoga  #tattooedyogi  #giannayoga  #teachersofinstagram  #queeryogateacher  #practice  @shaktiactivewear
Ten years ago I quit my job and left for India on a one way ticket. 
My goal was to be free. After searching, volunteering, a couple close calls, and a handful of new friends I realized it was not my job or the west that was keeping me from being free, it was me.

It took about four months for my answer to this question to change. All I wanted was to be happy. The joy I saw in every different kind of person living im every different kind of life helped me see and be joy in every situation. I’m eternally grateful to what this country has done and continues to do for me. I go back to honor that and the fact that I make a living off of an element of its ancient wisdom and I take people along with me to help with the confidence of traveling mother India. 
Yoga teach or not ... Come along? 
June 4 -15. Link in the bio. 
#yogaretreat #inida #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #teachersofinstagram #queeryogateacher
Ten years ago I quit my job and left for India on a one way ticket. My goal was to be free. After searching, volunteering, a couple close calls, and a handful of new friends I realized it was not my job or the west that was keeping me from being free, it was me. It took about four months for my answer to this question to change. All I wanted was to be happy. The joy I saw in every different kind of person living im every different kind of life helped me see and be joy in every situation. I’m eternally grateful to what this country has done and continues to do for me. I go back to honor that and the fact that I make a living off of an element of its ancient wisdom and I take people along with me to help with the confidence of traveling mother India. Yoga teach or not ... Come along? June 4 -15. Link in the bio. #yogaretreat  #inida  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi  #teachersofinstagram  #queeryogateacher 
Amazing yogini @giannayoga wearing Shakti’s eco friendly Luchi leotard. 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻#yogateachers #giannayoga #hotyoga #bikramyoga #yogateachers #yogaqueen #yogi
Excuses me sir, can I borrow your leotard? 
Your soul has no gender and no religion, no ethnicity or sexuality. But your soul lives in a body with all of those things and experiences that come with those things. 
Seeing heart to heart and experiencing someone’s soul does not mean you disregard that persons experience because “we are all one.”
There is so much spiritual hierarchy and ignorance in the health and wellness world that use this Idea of “we are one” to discount social constructs and hide behind spirituality. 
You can connect heart to heart with such compassion that you see (not know, see) so deeply someone else’s world and experience and begin the process of being the change! Being the change yourself, rather than saying “I don’t see all of these boxes you are categorizing people into” and continue living from a space of ignorance. 
Let your soul see all souls and the life they are living as humans this go around. My light sees your light ... and everything that goes along with it.
Namaste.
#humans #soultosoul #spiritualignorance #yoga #giannayoga #queeryogateacher
Excuses me sir, can I borrow your leotard? Your soul has no gender and no religion, no ethnicity or sexuality. But your soul lives in a body with all of those things and experiences that come with those things. Seeing heart to heart and experiencing someone’s soul does not mean you disregard that persons experience because “we are all one.” There is so much spiritual hierarchy and ignorance in the health and wellness world that use this Idea of “we are one” to discount social constructs and hide behind spirituality. You can connect heart to heart with such compassion that you see (not know, see) so deeply someone else’s world and experience and begin the process of being the change! Being the change yourself, rather than saying “I don’t see all of these boxes you are categorizing people into” and continue living from a space of ignorance. Let your soul see all souls and the life they are living as humans this go around. My light sees your light ... and everything that goes along with it. Namaste. #humans  #soultosoul  #spiritualignorance  #yoga  #giannayoga  #queeryogateacher 
Our teacher trainings run on love, support, and encouragement. We locate our trainings at studios and retreat centers consonant with those energies.  That's why we're so excited to conduct our next 26+2 Hot Yoga Teacher Training program this April with our friends at the @weareyoga studio in Ormond Beach, Florida! 🙏🏼✨🏖☀️
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So, what are you waiting for?  Turn your occupation into a vacation.  Make the transition from student to teacher with our loving, supporting, encouraging crew this Spring!  Link in bio to apply.
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📹: @wilsonkowaleski & @pattisarinana
Our teacher trainings run on love, support, and encouragement. We locate our trainings at studios and retreat centers consonant with those energies. That's why we're so excited to conduct our next 26+2 Hot Yoga Teacher Training program this April with our friends at the @weareyoga studio in Ormond Beach, Florida! 🙏🏼✨🏖☀️ ——— So, what are you waiting for? Turn your occupation into a vacation. Make the transition from student to teacher with our loving, supporting, encouraging crew this Spring! Link in bio to apply. ——— 📹: @wilsonkowaleski & @pattisarinana
You are you. You’ll always be you. Yet you spend so much time trying to change that you. 
But you do so much as you, you’re a beautiful you.
All you have to do is decide to see you.
I am me and I see you but why am I so sweet to you but not to me. I’ll forever spend more time with me than you so shouldn’t I be just as sweet to me as I am you? ———
You deserve all the love you give. Now, can you give you all the love you deserve? ———
#bekindtoyou #selflove #love #yoga #tattooedyogi #giannayoga #queeryogateacher #yogisofinstagram
You are you. You’ll always be you. Yet you spend so much time trying to change that you. But you do so much as you, you’re a beautiful you. All you have to do is decide to see you. I am me and I see you but why am I so sweet to you but not to me. I’ll forever spend more time with me than you so shouldn’t I be just as sweet to me as I am you? ——— You deserve all the love you give. Now, can you give you all the love you deserve? ——— #bekindtoyou  #selflove  #love  #yoga  #tattooedyogi  #giannayoga  #queeryogateacher  #yogisofinstagram 
I really really love ...
A lot. 
I full and truly love. 
#grateful #inlove #yoga #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #yogisofinstagram #queeryogateacher
Part of a conversation with the trainees from today: 
I need a reason. Give me the why! “Cus I said so” and “it’s studio policy” are not why’s. 
If you’re going to tell me I can not do the thing I’m doing I need a real why answer and maybe you should have been interested in why I did what I did rather than getting butt hurt, egotistical, or saying “cus it’s not what we do.” Can we have a conversation? You’re not my parent. 
Also, if you’re a parent and you use “cus I said so” then you’re a child. And for that matter, we are! Adults are giant babies trying to figure out life just as much as kids are trying to figure it out. 
You have to meet other humans (big or small) half way! We are equal, one, whole, united beings. 
I’ll listen to you when you calm down and have a conversation that comes from your heart not your ego. —————————————————————
Come take my teacher trainings 🤪 We have real good conversations. 
#dadsbeingadick #yoga #yogateachertraining #giannayoga #tattooed #yogisofinstagram #tattooedyogi #queeryogateacher
Part of a conversation with the trainees from today: I need a reason. Give me the why! “Cus I said so” and “it’s studio policy” are not why’s. If you’re going to tell me I can not do the thing I’m doing I need a real why answer and maybe you should have been interested in why I did what I did rather than getting butt hurt, egotistical, or saying “cus it’s not what we do.” Can we have a conversation? You’re not my parent. Also, if you’re a parent and you use “cus I said so” then you’re a child. And for that matter, we are! Adults are giant babies trying to figure out life just as much as kids are trying to figure it out. You have to meet other humans (big or small) half way! We are equal, one, whole, united beings. I’ll listen to you when you calm down and have a conversation that comes from your heart not your ego. ————————————————————— Come take my teacher trainings 🤪 We have real good conversations. #dadsbeingadick  #yoga  #yogateachertraining  #giannayoga  #tattooed  #yogisofinstagram  #tattooedyogi  #queeryogateacher 
It works so well when we are healthy, of course it works when we are not. 
I don’t understand when studios shy away from sick or ill students coming in for practice. This is where healing happens. When people take my BIKRAM class, they are doing so many different things because they are healing so many different things. When the spine is broken we have to backbend more. When the knee is broken, we figure out what to do best to move the spine. When something can’t happen we figure out how to get the same benefit or as close to it as we can. 
Yoga is not for the wealthy, healthy, mobile human. It’s for the blocked, congested, wounded, and ill. For the healthy the strong, the weak and the wealthy. It’s for us always. 
A broken toe or a broken back, a cancer survivor or a Parkinson’s patient. Yoga is for you. 
Come in always.
#yogaheals #moveyourbody #giannayoga #health #tattooedyogi #teachersofinstagram #queeryogateacher #yogisofinstagram
It works so well when we are healthy, of course it works when we are not. I don’t understand when studios shy away from sick or ill students coming in for practice. This is where healing happens. When people take my BIKRAM class, they are doing so many different things because they are healing so many different things. When the spine is broken we have to backbend more. When the knee is broken, we figure out what to do best to move the spine. When something can’t happen we figure out how to get the same benefit or as close to it as we can. Yoga is not for the wealthy, healthy, mobile human. It’s for the blocked, congested, wounded, and ill. For the healthy the strong, the weak and the wealthy. It’s for us always. A broken toe or a broken back, a cancer survivor or a Parkinson’s patient. Yoga is for you. Come in always. #yogaheals  #moveyourbody  #giannayoga  #health  #tattooedyogi  #teachersofinstagram  #queeryogateacher  #yogisofinstagram 
Times of feeling faint, just a soft reflection of the self. 
Times of drain, being left as flesh without a soul.
Surviving rather than thriving. 
Pranic leaks caused by over eating, over exerting, under nourishment, working too much, sleeping to much...From anything that takes away from balance, we leave ourselves in someway. 
Bring yourself back to yourself. 
When I see myself gettin fed up with my body, I look at it. I tap it, pound on it, bend it, and observe it. I’ll step back and get a good look of it as a whole. Whether I like what I see or not, I give thanks. Sometimes I really don’t like this thing. It’s on those days that I wear the smallest cloths and lift my chin the highest to simply say, “love yourself you idiot.” And somehow it evens out. 
#loveyourself #selflove #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #teachersofinstagram #queeryogateacher
Times of feeling faint, just a soft reflection of the self. Times of drain, being left as flesh without a soul. Surviving rather than thriving. Pranic leaks caused by over eating, over exerting, under nourishment, working too much, sleeping to much...From anything that takes away from balance, we leave ourselves in someway. Bring yourself back to yourself. When I see myself gettin fed up with my body, I look at it. I tap it, pound on it, bend it, and observe it. I’ll step back and get a good look of it as a whole. Whether I like what I see or not, I give thanks. Sometimes I really don’t like this thing. It’s on those days that I wear the smallest cloths and lift my chin the highest to simply say, “love yourself you idiot.” And somehow it evens out. #loveyourself  #selflove  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi  #teachersofinstagram  #queeryogateacher 
Humans are so interesting! I could listen to and watch people for days on end. 
I often find myself talking to the one person who is the most uncomfortable in whatever situation we are in. And I love it. I try and get down and dirty with life stuff and details which is sometimes welcomed and sometimes not. 
Walls, guards, bridges, shells...we throw all kinds of things up and out to stay protected or in a seemingly comfortable space. 
but You Can melt your hard shell and soften into the sweetness. 
Boundaries vs. guards and straight truth vs. blunt sarcasm  breeds a life of knowing what you want without fear of getting it. This translates into security and confidence. 
The truth doesn’t hurt when you’re really being seen by your own Self and others. 
Soften your shell, let sweetness prevail, and let us in. You are interesting!
#softness #tenderheart #yoga #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #teachersofinstagram #queeryogateacher
Humans are so interesting! I could listen to and watch people for days on end. I often find myself talking to the one person who is the most uncomfortable in whatever situation we are in. And I love it. I try and get down and dirty with life stuff and details which is sometimes welcomed and sometimes not. Walls, guards, bridges, shells...we throw all kinds of things up and out to stay protected or in a seemingly comfortable space. but You Can melt your hard shell and soften into the sweetness. Boundaries vs. guards and straight truth vs. blunt sarcasm breeds a life of knowing what you want without fear of getting it. This translates into security and confidence. The truth doesn’t hurt when you’re really being seen by your own Self and others. Soften your shell, let sweetness prevail, and let us in. You are interesting! #softness  #tenderheart  #yoga  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi  #teachersofinstagram  #queeryogateacher 
Workshops imorgon med @giannayoga 
9-11:00 Alignment Workshop - Hot Yoga Classic
12-14:00 Extended Master class av Hot Yoga Classic - klassen!
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“You need less. 
You’re worth more. 
You need less.
You’re worth more. 
You need less.
You’re worth more.”
~ Gianna @giannayoga
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Let’s get together to play, learn and have fun! Gianna will be here in February to lead us through 4 days of yogic lifestyle work. Click the link in our bio to take advantage of the last day of early 🦅 pricing. 
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I am so grateful for the current desire for fluidity I have been experiencing. It has translated into softness in my mind and acceptance of my body.
Someone asked me recently if I was still trainings after watching a YouTube video of me practicing my international routine. I was 2 years deep into a juice fast and 3 years into training. My answer was “yes, but I’m training for health and balance rather than depth and putting things on stage.”
I do not have a set amount of things I have to do everyday or times I have to be in the room in order to stay in competition shape. I have to regulate my life to attain health and maintain balance. I want to practice for the rest of my time here rather than beat myself and my family over the head with yoga moves. 
I have done and seen so many people keep their children busy, leave their families during hard times, go broke, and generally disjoint their lives just to seek depth in asana. But this feeds into the thing I really don’t understand. “I went to yoga, and then I went somewhere else.” What do you mean? You couldn’t spend time in the yoga room today so you were not practicing? You did yoga for an hour and then you just stopped doing yoga? Yoga practice looks so many different ways, acknowledging who you are and where you are landing in your life right now is part of practicing a yoga life. ———————————————————
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#yoga #practice #giannayoga #yoga #tattooedyogi #queeryogateacher
Let’s get together to play, learn and have fun! Gianna will be here in February to lead us through 4 days of yogic lifestyle work. Click the link in our bio to take advantage of the last day of early 🦅 pricing. #Repost  @giannayoga (@get_repost) ・・・ I am so grateful for the current desire for fluidity I have been experiencing. It has translated into softness in my mind and acceptance of my body. Someone asked me recently if I was still trainings after watching a YouTube video of me practicing my international routine. I was 2 years deep into a juice fast and 3 years into training. My answer was “yes, but I’m training for health and balance rather than depth and putting things on stage.” I do not have a set amount of things I have to do everyday or times I have to be in the room in order to stay in competition shape. I have to regulate my life to attain health and maintain balance. I want to practice for the rest of my time here rather than beat myself and my family over the head with yoga moves. I have done and seen so many people keep their children busy, leave their families during hard times, go broke, and generally disjoint their lives just to seek depth in asana. But this feeds into the thing I really don’t understand. “I went to yoga, and then I went somewhere else.” What do you mean? You couldn’t spend time in the yoga room today so you were not practicing? You did yoga for an hour and then you just stopped doing yoga? Yoga practice looks so many different ways, acknowledging who you are and where you are landing in your life right now is part of practicing a yoga life. ——————————————————— I can’t wait to dive full on into this with @spafton in Austin Tx. Check my story for a link to signing up for a weekend of living a yogic life. ——————————————————— #yoga  #practice  #giannayoga  #yoga  #tattooedyogi  #queeryogateacher 
I love traveling during the holidays because they have such challenging memories for me as they do for many of us. 
Please excuse me while I journal here and please reply with your childhood memories good or bad. It feels good to get them out during this time of extended family visits.
I remember a holiday season at my aunts house. I was in my teens and the adults were talking about middle child syndrome. It was the first time I heard anyone refer to my entire existence. I was “the bad egg.” I was getting more and more heated as they laughed about something they had no idea was digging itself deep into my psyche. I started grouping my siblings into their place holders and blaming things like when I was born or my new found title for why I was always in trouble. I took responsibility off myself and started playing my roll. I lost my strength.
Another instance with an uncle, grossed out after hugging me and hearing I was sick, age 8. “Eh why did you let me touch her.” I went to my room, cried, and then send “this is my house, I can do what I want.” So I went outside and left the family to be grossed out together. 
When my mom started getting sick she couldn’t swallow well. She began choking often and we started tuning it out. She was choking in front of me and a sister while the two of us were fighting. We kept fighting. She reached out and slapped me for not paying attention to her choking. Said I was the one going to give her an aneurism and send me to my room. 
I become a loner. Every picture I see of my family I’m slightly removed because I removed myself as a way to cope. 
It’s hard to build yourself back up and start taking responsibility for why you are who you are. None of these family members meant to hurt me. They all were going through their own struggles and I was one of them. A terror of a reflection. 
I’m grateful now to be an over sharing, loud, outspoken women who plans to raise her family to yell back at the shitty things She is going to do.
Happy holidays. 
#family #healing #strength #yoga #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #queeryogateacher
I love traveling during the holidays because they have such challenging memories for me as they do for many of us. Please excuse me while I journal here and please reply with your childhood memories good or bad. It feels good to get them out during this time of extended family visits. I remember a holiday season at my aunts house. I was in my teens and the adults were talking about middle child syndrome. It was the first time I heard anyone refer to my entire existence. I was “the bad egg.” I was getting more and more heated as they laughed about something they had no idea was digging itself deep into my psyche. I started grouping my siblings into their place holders and blaming things like when I was born or my new found title for why I was always in trouble. I took responsibility off myself and started playing my roll. I lost my strength. Another instance with an uncle, grossed out after hugging me and hearing I was sick, age 8. “Eh why did you let me touch her.” I went to my room, cried, and then send “this is my house, I can do what I want.” So I went outside and left the family to be grossed out together. When my mom started getting sick she couldn’t swallow well. She began choking often and we started tuning it out. She was choking in front of me and a sister while the two of us were fighting. We kept fighting. She reached out and slapped me for not paying attention to her choking. Said I was the one going to give her an aneurism and send me to my room. I become a loner. Every picture I see of my family I’m slightly removed because I removed myself as a way to cope. It’s hard to build yourself back up and start taking responsibility for why you are who you are. None of these family members meant to hurt me. They all were going through their own struggles and I was one of them. A terror of a reflection. I’m grateful now to be an over sharing, loud, outspoken women who plans to raise her family to yell back at the shitty things She is going to do. Happy holidays. #family  #healing  #strength  #yoga  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi  #queeryogateacher 
Sometimes I have no idea who you are. 
You don’t answer me when I call, you don’t respond how I thought you would, or you just do something completely opposite. 
Sometimes I don’t know you at all. I try to keep confidence in you, but you fail me. 
Why, dear, won’t you work with me? 
I know why. It’s because I’ve failed you. I’ve neglected you and your needs. I have not met you half way, paid attention to the warning signs or given you time for the activity or the rest you need. 
Is this a conversation with you and your body, you and your child, or you and your partner? 
All relationships have two sides of the story, involve a give and a take, and can be strengthened by meeting in the middle. 
Stop neglecting your body, your child, and your spouse. They will rebel. 
#bodymindspirit #yoga #tattooedyogi #giannayoga #teachersofinstagram #queeryogateacher
Sometimes I have no idea who you are. You don’t answer me when I call, you don’t respond how I thought you would, or you just do something completely opposite. Sometimes I don’t know you at all. I try to keep confidence in you, but you fail me. Why, dear, won’t you work with me? I know why. It’s because I’ve failed you. I’ve neglected you and your needs. I have not met you half way, paid attention to the warning signs or given you time for the activity or the rest you need. Is this a conversation with you and your body, you and your child, or you and your partner? All relationships have two sides of the story, involve a give and a take, and can be strengthened by meeting in the middle. Stop neglecting your body, your child, and your spouse. They will rebel. #bodymindspirit  #yoga  #tattooedyogi  #giannayoga  #teachersofinstagram  #queeryogateacher 
Intertwined and interwoven. 
I love to talk about my chosen family and the people I soak in because of the paths we walk. These people push me along as much as my Sagittarian / Virgo soul does. 
Because of this surrender to walk the road that feels so right to me, I see these people as gifts given. My given family. 
After counting flights and cities and days off, I stopped and sat for a second and listened to what I was stressing about. I realized the gratitude I needed to express in that moment. 
Thank you to all the humans booking me and trusting me and taking interest in their study and my perspective on practice. 
Thank you for allowing me to LIVE this life with purpose. 
WOW!
Thank you Thank you Thank you!
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Intertwined and interwoven. I love to talk about my chosen family and the people I soak in because of the paths we walk. These people push me along as much as my Sagittarian / Virgo soul does. Because of this surrender to walk the road that feels so right to me, I see these people as gifts given. My given family. After counting flights and cities and days off, I stopped and sat for a second and listened to what I was stressing about. I realized the gratitude I needed to express in that moment. Thank you to all the humans booking me and trusting me and taking interest in their study and my perspective on practice. Thank you for allowing me to LIVE this life with purpose. WOW! Thank you Thank you Thank you! ———————————————————————— 2 things I would love to see book up with your help: January 24 in AUSTIN TX with @spafton 3 days $300 June 4-15 retreat in INDIA with @openlotus_yoga deposit $310, total $2000 ———————————————————————— Email or DM for detail: info@giannayoga.com ———————————————————————— With gratitude 🙏 #yogaretreat  #yoga  #yogaworkshops  #indiaretreat  #austinyoga  #texasyoga  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi 
You’re teacher isn’t being a dick just because they have a high image for you, because they can see your potential and hold you to it...unless they are being a dick. Then yes they are just being a dick. 
It’s not easy to truly have the eye of a teacher and know how to act with it. Tact, intention, and selflessness are just a few things that need to compliment an all seeing eye. 
The bodies potential is endless. Just because a teacher can see it, doesn’t mean it should be made to happen that day. 
Leave space. Learn more. 
#yoga #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #teachersofinstagram #queeryogateacher #teachertips #yogateacher 📷: @lifeinanimage
You’re teacher isn’t being a dick just because they have a high image for you, because they can see your potential and hold you to it...unless they are being a dick. Then yes they are just being a dick. It’s not easy to truly have the eye of a teacher and know how to act with it. Tact, intention, and selflessness are just a few things that need to compliment an all seeing eye. The bodies potential is endless. Just because a teacher can see it, doesn’t mean it should be made to happen that day. Leave space. Learn more. #yoga  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi  #teachersofinstagram  #queeryogateacher  #teachertips  #yogateacher  📷: @lifeinanimage
You need less. 
You’re worth more. 
You need less.
You’re worth more. 
You need less.
You’re worth more. 
#stopandlisten #lessismore #giannayoga #yoga #hipopening #tattooedyogi #teachersofinstagram #queeryogateacher
I love playing with words and how to present thoughts and what phrases we mindlessly say actually mean. 
Last night when I was not high at all just awake for hours and hours I got stuck on one phrase. “Take the path of least resistance”
Is there always a path of least resistance? If you only take that path and you feel the resistance, should you try another way? 
I have yet to find a yoga asana that does not feel like something in my body. Everything asks for change, something always needs to be adjusted, and the resistance is real. 
I’m always, though, looking for the cleanest simplest path. How little can I do to create the greatest result? 
Resistance is an interesting word. Sometimes trepidation is what I feel when thinking about the next move. I don’t often resist the urge though. Is that lessening my resistance? 
Or Is it the act of doing something to my body and lessons my bodies resistance to what I’m doing to my body? 
The path I’ve taken gives lots of push back, but it feels right. 
#yoga #thepath #tattooedyogi #giannayoga #queeryogateacher #teachersofinstagram
I love playing with words and how to present thoughts and what phrases we mindlessly say actually mean. Last night when I was not high at all just awake for hours and hours I got stuck on one phrase. “Take the path of least resistance” Is there always a path of least resistance? If you only take that path and you feel the resistance, should you try another way? I have yet to find a yoga asana that does not feel like something in my body. Everything asks for change, something always needs to be adjusted, and the resistance is real. I’m always, though, looking for the cleanest simplest path. How little can I do to create the greatest result? Resistance is an interesting word. Sometimes trepidation is what I feel when thinking about the next move. I don’t often resist the urge though. Is that lessening my resistance? Or Is it the act of doing something to my body and lessons my bodies resistance to what I’m doing to my body? The path I’ve taken gives lots of push back, but it feels right. #yoga  #thepath  #tattooedyogi  #giannayoga  #queeryogateacher  #teachersofinstagram 
What makes you feel the most powerful? 
What makes you feel most free? 
Where do you find your strength? 
Who is around you? How do they support you? Do they know the answers to those first three? 
I was thinking about holiday small talk and how frustrating it can be. 
These are my questions I ask during small talk because what you do for a living or how work is going isn’t interesting to me. I don’t need to know how you make money, I need to know when you feel authentically you just so I can see your lights switch on💡
I’m most myself on two wheels, on my mat, teaching class, or naked. 
You don’t have to spend your weekend on a motorcycle to feel wild and free, but You could...i do.
So what is it? Tell me. 
#yogiswhoride #giannayoga #yoga #wild #wildandfree #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #queeryogateacher
What makes you feel the most powerful? What makes you feel most free? Where do you find your strength? Who is around you? How do they support you? Do they know the answers to those first three? I was thinking about holiday small talk and how frustrating it can be. These are my questions I ask during small talk because what you do for a living or how work is going isn’t interesting to me. I don’t need to know how you make money, I need to know when you feel authentically you just so I can see your lights switch on💡 I’m most myself on two wheels, on my mat, teaching class, or naked. You don’t have to spend your weekend on a motorcycle to feel wild and free, but You could...i do. So what is it? Tell me. #yogiswhoride  #giannayoga  #yoga  #wild  #wildandfree  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi  #queeryogateacher 
“I know I’ll feel better when” should just never be said. 
But...
Realistically, we get caught up in all the things that make us not feel better and we regularly talk about the “when” rather than doing it in the now. 
We know what doesn’t make us feel good. We know the body is smart and can heal itself under the right conditions. 
While I would love to say, let’s all just always do what makes us feel better, I wish someone told me at some point, it’s ok to not feel or be your best. 
The holidays are hard. Waking up in a pile of cookies is real. Just be nice to yourself no matter your choice. In the end you know what will make you feel better. 
#holidayseason #yourefine #yoga #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #queeryogateacher #backbend
“I know I’ll feel better when” should just never be said. But... Realistically, we get caught up in all the things that make us not feel better and we regularly talk about the “when” rather than doing it in the now. We know what doesn’t make us feel good. We know the body is smart and can heal itself under the right conditions. While I would love to say, let’s all just always do what makes us feel better, I wish someone told me at some point, it’s ok to not feel or be your best. The holidays are hard. Waking up in a pile of cookies is real. Just be nice to yourself no matter your choice. In the end you know what will make you feel better. #holidayseason  #yourefine  #yoga  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi  #queeryogateacher  #backbend 
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You can only teach what you know. 
The more you know the less you’ll know. 
The goal is not know, but to learn. 
I’ll never be sick of learning, but I will be sick of not knowing. The hunger for knowledge is real. The desire for growth is constant. 
Thank you, heart for longing to know. 
#illwait #tattooedyogi #yoga #teachersofinstagram #queeryogateacher #giannayoga
You can only teach what you know. The more you know the less you’ll know. The goal is not know, but to learn. I’ll never be sick of learning, but I will be sick of not knowing. The hunger for knowledge is real. The desire for growth is constant. Thank you, heart for longing to know. #illwait  #tattooedyogi  #yoga  #teachersofinstagram  #queeryogateacher  #giannayoga 
I literally have not taken my hat off in 4 days. 
Pants though...
#GIANNAYOGA #yoga #tattooedyogi #teachersofinstagram #queeryogateacher
I’ve been traveling consistently for ten years. 
I travel alone. I’ve been married, but she would never come along. I’ve had partners that didn’t understand my need to move around. I’ve been with girls who couldn’t deal with the discomfort of constant travel. And that’s what it is, discomfort. And that’s where I learn, discomfort. And that’s what I’m here to do, is learn. 
Today I bought vegan cream cheese instead of yogurt- hilarious first bite. Yesterday I took out what I thought was Swedish krona, it was Danish. Today I exchanged that money, it was twice as much USD’s than I thought.
It’s funny. Silly regular things you don’t have to think about in your own country become more mental and demand you to be present. 
Growing up in Chicago where every neighborhood has a collection of different cultures, you see struggle in language barriers and customers being mistreated. 
One of the main things I have gotten out of my travels has been how to communicate with patience and beyond words. 
You don’t get to treat humans inhumane because you can’t understand them. It’s frustrating to not be able to speak every language in the world but you listen in a different way. 
You can either close off and wait for the next Englishman to walk past or connect with your surroundings and learn something more meaningful than words. (Or give the damn language a try)
The most beautiful impactful women I’ve ever met said no words to me, she just smiled. 
Basically, travel is a place just like the mat. You step into practice and are confronted with struggles and discomforts. You can either go around, back away, or sit right there until you connect and learn what you’re meant to learn. 
Life’s not easy, so why crave comfort? 
#travel #travelingyogi #giannayoga #yoga #tattooedyogi #queeryogateacher #teachersofinstagram #lonewolf
I’ve been traveling consistently for ten years. I travel alone. I’ve been married, but she would never come along. I’ve had partners that didn’t understand my need to move around. I’ve been with girls who couldn’t deal with the discomfort of constant travel. And that’s what it is, discomfort. And that’s where I learn, discomfort. And that’s what I’m here to do, is learn. Today I bought vegan cream cheese instead of yogurt- hilarious first bite. Yesterday I took out what I thought was Swedish krona, it was Danish. Today I exchanged that money, it was twice as much USD’s than I thought. It’s funny. Silly regular things you don’t have to think about in your own country become more mental and demand you to be present. Growing up in Chicago where every neighborhood has a collection of different cultures, you see struggle in language barriers and customers being mistreated. One of the main things I have gotten out of my travels has been how to communicate with patience and beyond words. You don’t get to treat humans inhumane because you can’t understand them. It’s frustrating to not be able to speak every language in the world but you listen in a different way. You can either close off and wait for the next Englishman to walk past or connect with your surroundings and learn something more meaningful than words. (Or give the damn language a try) The most beautiful impactful women I’ve ever met said no words to me, she just smiled. Basically, travel is a place just like the mat. You step into practice and are confronted with struggles and discomforts. You can either go around, back away, or sit right there until you connect and learn what you’re meant to learn. Life’s not easy, so why crave comfort? #travel  #travelingyogi  #giannayoga  #yoga  #tattooedyogi  #queeryogateacher  #teachersofinstagram  #lonewolf 
I’ve always been a ball off sass, filled with quick remarks, and bright responses. This left be with very specific friends and a powerful support system. 
Your support will build strong based on where you put your efforts, what you stand for, how you stand, and how you use your words. 
You don’t have to go out and find your crew of likeminded people, they come to you. You don’t have to “build your tribe,” it forms. 
Let those who stand behind you in solidarity be tall and uplifted because you stand tall and out spoken. 
Not everyone will like you. And that’s ok. We need you just as you are. 
#speakup #dontfindyourtribe #yoga #support #teachersofinstagram #tattooedyogi #queeryogateacher #giannayoga 📷: @sportsupportyoga
I’ve always been a ball off sass, filled with quick remarks, and bright responses. This left be with very specific friends and a powerful support system. Your support will build strong based on where you put your efforts, what you stand for, how you stand, and how you use your words. You don’t have to go out and find your crew of likeminded people, they come to you. You don’t have to “build your tribe,” it forms. Let those who stand behind you in solidarity be tall and uplifted because you stand tall and out spoken. Not everyone will like you. And that’s ok. We need you just as you are. #speakup  #dontfindyourtribe  #yoga  #support  #teachersofinstagram  #tattooedyogi  #queeryogateacher  #giannayoga  📷: @sportsupportyoga
I’m reminded of my mom today as I get ready to leave for Europe. 
I had no idea how much I assumed I was just going to die in this horrible way that I watched all of my moms family and her die. I didn’t realize that though I told myself I was healthy and beyond nature that I had buried deep the fact that my brain too would begin to die and I would have to live recklessly to die another way. 
I never connected with this until it was lifted. I all of a sudden feared death in a new way. There wasn’t an easy way out since the hard way was off the table. Everything could kill me and if I didn’t have to die from a horrible disease, I had a responsibility to my family to live and be impactful. 
So now what? It’s a point of drive and tension. A feeling that I personally need to get my shit together. 
How can I better serve? What’s really going to make a difference? What does it mean to be impactful? 
The answers are endless and I have yet to find my exact route but service is always at the forefront and the means to do so will always change. 
Who helps you stay driven and healthy and why? 
#hintingtonsdisease #health #hdsucks #yoga #tattooedyogi #queeryogateacher #teachersofinstagram #inspire #giannayoga
I’m reminded of my mom today as I get ready to leave for Europe. I had no idea how much I assumed I was just going to die in this horrible way that I watched all of my moms family and her die. I didn’t realize that though I told myself I was healthy and beyond nature that I had buried deep the fact that my brain too would begin to die and I would have to live recklessly to die another way. I never connected with this until it was lifted. I all of a sudden feared death in a new way. There wasn’t an easy way out since the hard way was off the table. Everything could kill me and if I didn’t have to die from a horrible disease, I had a responsibility to my family to live and be impactful. So now what? It’s a point of drive and tension. A feeling that I personally need to get my shit together. How can I better serve? What’s really going to make a difference? What does it mean to be impactful? The answers are endless and I have yet to find my exact route but service is always at the forefront and the means to do so will always change. Who helps you stay driven and healthy and why? #hintingtonsdisease  #health  #hdsucks  #yoga  #tattooedyogi  #queeryogateacher  #teachersofinstagram  #inspire  #giannayoga 
Shame has come up a lot in the last few days. 
During @tonysanchezyoga class, he mentioned love and the resistance to truly sharing. From there he somehow transitioned into “private parts” and the silliness of those parts being private when all your parts are basically private because they are yours. Today, I was telling @caro__loka the story of me being arrested for indecent exposure or public indecency when I am a decent person and I expose this publicly so why am I being arrested!?
It all comes back to this imposed shame. Scolding children for being naked or enjoying their bodies, being told to cover or keep secret our parts, and not embracing the beauty and individuality of our organic structure makes it hard to develop self love and acceptance. 
These parts are not “indecent.” All of your parts are “private.” And we expose ourself indecently in so many ways that don’t involve nudity so why are we not getting arrested for that? 
I know you can’t be naked all the time and people often indecently show their bodies in offensive ways or without consent. But even those people deserve to love their bodies and be shame free. 
Abolish shame and legalize self love. 📷: @sportsupportyoga 
#shamefree #yoga #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #queeryogateacher
Shame has come up a lot in the last few days. During @tonysanchezyoga class, he mentioned love and the resistance to truly sharing. From there he somehow transitioned into “private parts” and the silliness of those parts being private when all your parts are basically private because they are yours. Today, I was telling @caro__loka the story of me being arrested for indecent exposure or public indecency when I am a decent person and I expose this publicly so why am I being arrested!? It all comes back to this imposed shame. Scolding children for being naked or enjoying their bodies, being told to cover or keep secret our parts, and not embracing the beauty and individuality of our organic structure makes it hard to develop self love and acceptance. These parts are not “indecent.” All of your parts are “private.” And we expose ourself indecently in so many ways that don’t involve nudity so why are we not getting arrested for that? I know you can’t be naked all the time and people often indecently show their bodies in offensive ways or without consent. But even those people deserve to love their bodies and be shame free. Abolish shame and legalize self love. 📷: @sportsupportyoga #shamefree  #yoga  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi  #queeryogateacher 
When creating a pose, the relationship you have with the floor and gravity are key to the success of a sturdy position. The floor is not yours, you don’t get to have it forever, you can’t take it with you, and at times it will hurt you. “Don’t fall!” Every time I write on posture structure and relationships, I parallel this with how I structure my different partnerships in life. 
I’ve been lucky enough to come into my wild heart, to own the fact that this free bird loves hard, and that being a possession is never what I’ll be. 
In choosing the lifestyle that I have and love, Ive cultivated a series of relationships that fuel, have gravity, and are grounding. It’s this that brings me into my sturdy foundation and displays success in loving purely. 
Thank you @onefirefest for the solid bill of yogis and gathering the community I’m so in love with. It’s nothing but perfect when you get to be so present and feel so free. 
#onefirefest #yoga #relationships #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #handstands #navasana #teachersofinstagram #queeryogateacher 
Leotard: @shaktiactivewear
When creating a pose, the relationship you have with the floor and gravity are key to the success of a sturdy position. The floor is not yours, you don’t get to have it forever, you can’t take it with you, and at times it will hurt you. “Don’t fall!” Every time I write on posture structure and relationships, I parallel this with how I structure my different partnerships in life. I’ve been lucky enough to come into my wild heart, to own the fact that this free bird loves hard, and that being a possession is never what I’ll be. In choosing the lifestyle that I have and love, Ive cultivated a series of relationships that fuel, have gravity, and are grounding. It’s this that brings me into my sturdy foundation and displays success in loving purely. Thank you @onefirefest for the solid bill of yogis and gathering the community I’m so in love with. It’s nothing but perfect when you get to be so present and feel so free. #onefirefest  #yoga  #relationships  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi  #handstands  #navasana  #teachersofinstagram  #queeryogateacher  Leotard: @shaktiactivewear
Everything body related excites me. 
The control we have of our internal systems, the ability we have to expand and contract, the pleasure we can feel, how impressionable we are. Our bodies are constantly working, recalibration, and responding which is why my favorite thing to do is to experience all these things with others. 
Every time a person walks up after class and asks a question or simply shows up to move, I’m humbled and amazed. And wow, when I get to teach with others who are also doing the work and exciting the body, I’m inspired. 
Thank to all the yogis who rallied and for being a co-teaching on ADV with me @brandylynyoga 🙌🏼 So inspired!
#onefirefest #hotyoga #84asanas #yoga #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #backbend #teachersofinstagram #queeryogateacher
Everything body related excites me. The control we have of our internal systems, the ability we have to expand and contract, the pleasure we can feel, how impressionable we are. Our bodies are constantly working, recalibration, and responding which is why my favorite thing to do is to experience all these things with others. Every time a person walks up after class and asks a question or simply shows up to move, I’m humbled and amazed. And wow, when I get to teach with others who are also doing the work and exciting the body, I’m inspired. Thank to all the yogis who rallied and for being a co-teaching on ADV with me @brandylynyoga 🙌🏼 So inspired! #onefirefest  #hotyoga  #84asanas  #yoga  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi  #backbend  #teachersofinstagram  #queeryogateacher 
So what if you don’t have a passion? What if you really enjoy your life but you don’t have a deep drive towards the next thing or have heated opinions? Are you suppose to search for your dharma your entire life missing the present space you love and searching for something that ignites you? 
I don’t think so. I think each life you live serves different needs for your next life. I know plenty of beautiful humans that don’t have a favorite color, don’t have deep desire to serve, or to find the next thing. Guess what, they are happy and positively influencing their communities. 
It’s the deep darkness that takes us down to a place of “hey, there is something waiting for you and you are not listening!”
Then, you have to search! You’re being called to take up a path. You’re being told that there is more for you this time around. Darkness can be a gift! 
What do you think? What’s your favorite color? Are you happy without opinions? 
#dharma #itsok #giannayoga #yoga #tattooedyogi #backbend #teachersofinstagram #queeryogateacher
So what if you don’t have a passion? What if you really enjoy your life but you don’t have a deep drive towards the next thing or have heated opinions? Are you suppose to search for your dharma your entire life missing the present space you love and searching for something that ignites you? I don’t think so. I think each life you live serves different needs for your next life. I know plenty of beautiful humans that don’t have a favorite color, don’t have deep desire to serve, or to find the next thing. Guess what, they are happy and positively influencing their communities. It’s the deep darkness that takes us down to a place of “hey, there is something waiting for you and you are not listening!” Then, you have to search! You’re being called to take up a path. You’re being told that there is more for you this time around. Darkness can be a gift! What do you think? What’s your favorite color? Are you happy without opinions? #dharma  #itsok  #giannayoga  #yoga  #tattooedyogi  #backbend  #teachersofinstagram  #queeryogateacher 
As a teacher, I walk into a room and see people genderless and faceless. It’s just a body, moving, breathing, and trying.
I was looking around the room at all the different bodies yesterday and marveling at how beautiful and unique each form was. Effort, focus, contraction, each body working towards a similar goal but in a different way looking completely authentic and perfect in their own way.
As a kid, my teachers would call me the Incredible Hulk, one teacher called me their body guard...this was mostly because my ADHD was full on and I would do pull ups from the doorway to the classroom butttt...I didn’t realize until later how I attached to that. 
My vision of what beautiful was changed. My vision of the women I was attracted to changed. And my vision of myself changed. Thinking I was build like a linebacker on a 5’1 frame when all I wanted was to be a 5’7 twig I kept thinking up how I was always going to look like I was about to turn green and rip through my shorts. 
Starting yoga at 18 saved me. Seeing a room full of ageless wonders changed me. The 70 year old women breathing next to the amputee, next to the 11 year old, next to the 300 pound 6’2 human, next to me, this gave me eyes. 
We all breath together. We all have our own challenges. We all look different. 
Though we can share efforts towards similar movements and poses, we won’t look the same on the way there, once we get there, or walking around in the world...and that’s perfect. 
#selflove #yoga #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #backbend #teachersofinstagram #queeryogateacher 
With Kiki! @kjenmark5
As a teacher, I walk into a room and see people genderless and faceless. It’s just a body, moving, breathing, and trying. I was looking around the room at all the different bodies yesterday and marveling at how beautiful and unique each form was. Effort, focus, contraction, each body working towards a similar goal but in a different way looking completely authentic and perfect in their own way. As a kid, my teachers would call me the Incredible Hulk, one teacher called me their body guard...this was mostly because my ADHD was full on and I would do pull ups from the doorway to the classroom butttt...I didn’t realize until later how I attached to that. My vision of what beautiful was changed. My vision of the women I was attracted to changed. And my vision of myself changed. Thinking I was build like a linebacker on a 5’1 frame when all I wanted was to be a 5’7 twig I kept thinking up how I was always going to look like I was about to turn green and rip through my shorts. Starting yoga at 18 saved me. Seeing a room full of ageless wonders changed me. The 70 year old women breathing next to the amputee, next to the 11 year old, next to the 300 pound 6’2 human, next to me, this gave me eyes. We all breath together. We all have our own challenges. We all look different. Though we can share efforts towards similar movements and poses, we won’t look the same on the way there, once we get there, or walking around in the world...and that’s perfect. #selflove  #yoga  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi  #backbend  #teachersofinstagram  #queeryogateacher  With Kiki! @kjenmark5
“They are silly, humans.”
It’s the only thing I can say with my rational mind to my irrational mind. To the reactive, emotional, confused, and upset mind- you’re silly cus you’re human. 
Practicing immortality doesn’t mean you’ll succeed, but you’ll definitely be practicing to not be a silly human. 
Get out of your head, humans. Recognize the silliness of your actions and start to love, you’ll live longer. 
#practicingimmortal #yoga #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #teachersofinstagram #queeryogateacher #backbend
“They are silly, humans.” It’s the only thing I can say with my rational mind to my irrational mind. To the reactive, emotional, confused, and upset mind- you’re silly cus you’re human. Practicing immortality doesn’t mean you’ll succeed, but you’ll definitely be practicing to not be a silly human. Get out of your head, humans. Recognize the silliness of your actions and start to love, you’ll live longer. #practicingimmortal  #yoga  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi  #teachersofinstagram  #queeryogateacher  #backbend 
I’m sick of shame, feeling ashamed by the hands of my own mind and the words of others. 
Im done with your negative speak. Yours meaning ours! 
I’m over the weight from the top, and ready for the light from all around. 
We have all been the dog cowering or the bird puffing up his feathers. In times, this is what feels necessary.  But at some point there is a general well being filled with confidence, acceptance, and love. We have the confidence to say no, the acceptance to love ourself and others in any situation, and the love to see beyond the mental and emotional limitation of the human psyche. 
What helps you shed the weights of life? 
What helps you love more fully? 
What helps your acceptance of yourself and those around you? 
For me, I get naked. I get naked and hang out with my friends in nature. Cus cloths are heavy and oppressive and I feel more love without them. 
#getnakedamerica #giannayoga #buttsout #tattooedyogi #queeryogateacher
I’m sick of shame, feeling ashamed by the hands of my own mind and the words of others. Im done with your negative speak. Yours meaning ours! I’m over the weight from the top, and ready for the light from all around. We have all been the dog cowering or the bird puffing up his feathers. In times, this is what feels necessary. But at some point there is a general well being filled with confidence, acceptance, and love. We have the confidence to say no, the acceptance to love ourself and others in any situation, and the love to see beyond the mental and emotional limitation of the human psyche. What helps you shed the weights of life? What helps you love more fully? What helps your acceptance of yourself and those around you? For me, I get naked. I get naked and hang out with my friends in nature. Cus cloths are heavy and oppressive and I feel more love without them. #getnakedamerica  #giannayoga  #buttsout  #tattooedyogi  #queeryogateacher 
Sometimes yoga is just more fun when you and your buddy have the same costume on! Thank you @loganevangelista for always cheering me on and motivating me to be the best I can be. I love you! 🤸🏽‍♀️💜
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#yoga #hathayoga #hotyoga #105fhotyoga #giannayoga #chicagoyoga #yogasisters #yogabuddy #yogafun #yogalove #yogaathlete #usayoga #liftinglotus #lotus #standingbow #handstand #beinspired #enthusiasm #hydroflask #onzie
Have you ever finished a practice and said, wow that was a good time!?
Yoga is not yoga without awareness. 
This is a sped up version of hips and spine work, meaning I’m going so damn slow in real life because it takes a good wait to get the work done. 
It takes time and persistence to feel and be with each piece as it move and aligns to readjust through asana. 
At some point, you understand all of your little pieces and the movements that will correct them, that you know what to do with your body to heal. It takes hours and years of study and movement to make us whole again, but it is possible. 
And then, at some point you make a move or hold a position and the body responds. Then healing becomes fun and interesting so much that you finish class and say, “that was amazing!” It’s all in there, the healing for the mind and body, you just have to find your practice and stick to it.  #practice #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #teachersofinstagram #queeryogateacher
Have you ever finished a practice and said, wow that was a good time!? Yoga is not yoga without awareness. This is a sped up version of hips and spine work, meaning I’m going so damn slow in real life because it takes a good wait to get the work done. It takes time and persistence to feel and be with each piece as it move and aligns to readjust through asana. At some point, you understand all of your little pieces and the movements that will correct them, that you know what to do with your body to heal. It takes hours and years of study and movement to make us whole again, but it is possible. And then, at some point you make a move or hold a position and the body responds. Then healing becomes fun and interesting so much that you finish class and say, “that was amazing!” It’s all in there, the healing for the mind and body, you just have to find your practice and stick to it. #practice  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi  #teachersofinstagram  #queeryogateacher 
It’s normal to fatigue in all aspects of our life. Emotionally and physically, we can only handle so much before our bodies decide to tell us or slow us down. 
I ask that you check in with your response to tragedy. 
Compassion fatigue is a real condition we get from a frequency in seeing tragedy or the suffering of others. 
With an average of one school shooting a week this year, the responses to or down playing of “less serious” shooting is rising. 
No, as Yogis we are not suppose to get angry or stay mad but we have to keep fighting. Change has to happen because this is not our nature. It should not be considered the norm. 
Get outraged for a good cause and stay compassionate. Children’s lives are worth it. 
#staycompassionate #yoga #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #teachersofinstagram #queeryogateacher
It’s normal to fatigue in all aspects of our life. Emotionally and physically, we can only handle so much before our bodies decide to tell us or slow us down. I ask that you check in with your response to tragedy. Compassion fatigue is a real condition we get from a frequency in seeing tragedy or the suffering of others. With an average of one school shooting a week this year, the responses to or down playing of “less serious” shooting is rising. No, as Yogis we are not suppose to get angry or stay mad but we have to keep fighting. Change has to happen because this is not our nature. It should not be considered the norm. Get outraged for a good cause and stay compassionate. Children’s lives are worth it. #staycompassionate  #yoga  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi  #teachersofinstagram  #queeryogateacher 
It takes a leap of faith to find the “one more’s” of life. 
Relationships, mobility, spirituality...whatever it is, there is a leap, a free fall, and a surrender to the decision to allow or make a move. 
We can stay back and sit in our pains and fears, or step forward and into our potential and health. 
Live is meant to be lived. Living takes effort. 
Step forward, take action, observe, allow, and be. 
#yoga #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #teachersofinstagram #queeryogateacher #allow #takeaction #justbe
It takes a leap of faith to find the “one more’s” of life. Relationships, mobility, spirituality...whatever it is, there is a leap, a free fall, and a surrender to the decision to allow or make a move. We can stay back and sit in our pains and fears, or step forward and into our potential and health. Live is meant to be lived. Living takes effort. Step forward, take action, observe, allow, and be. #yoga  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi  #teachersofinstagram  #queeryogateacher  #allow  #takeaction  #justbe 
The most empowering part of my day is when I notice and connect with the fact that I am just a wild animal. 
Closely connecting with the Self and living life through sound, movement, and health reconnects and reminds: 
Life is meant to be lived while we have it, and living is messy. Messes get picked up and cleaned up, but not on their own. 
I’m not a surviva-tarian I’m a pack animal, always ready to help and be helped. 
Let’s commune, move, and reconnect to our primal nature. 
Teaching hips and spine Hatha @onefirefest 
#bewild #pjharvey #movement #tattooedyogi #teachersofinstagram #queeryogateacher #giannayoga
The most empowering part of my day is when I notice and connect with the fact that I am just a wild animal. Closely connecting with the Self and living life through sound, movement, and health reconnects and reminds: Life is meant to be lived while we have it, and living is messy. Messes get picked up and cleaned up, but not on their own. I’m not a surviva-tarian I’m a pack animal, always ready to help and be helped. Let’s commune, move, and reconnect to our primal nature. Teaching hips and spine Hatha @onefirefest #bewild  #pjharvey  #movement  #tattooedyogi  #teachersofinstagram  #queeryogateacher  #giannayoga 
I’m an ashtangi and a BIKRAM yogi, the rest is just me savoring flavors.
Back in PHX on Wednesday! 
Teaching the 3:30 @thefoundryaz PV!
#arizona #handstand #armbalnce #ashtanga #hotyoga #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #queeryogateacher
Moral of the story from my last post: 
Even if a student gives a teacher their entire medical history, a teacher never really knows what’s going on in a students body. 
To use the word “fix” when trying to adjust someone into alignment or to use a weightless statement like “you’re favoring one side” is not helping. 
I’m not anti adjustments, I’m pro effective. I teach teachers how to be effective in their words and actions. I chose words that will elicit response. I make moves on purpose. 
Being observant is always the first step. Non reactive teaching should be the norm. 
#teachersofinstagram #yogateacher #giannayoga #realtalk #tattooedyogi #queeryogateacher #backbend
Moral of the story from my last post: Even if a student gives a teacher their entire medical history, a teacher never really knows what’s going on in a students body. To use the word “fix” when trying to adjust someone into alignment or to use a weightless statement like “you’re favoring one side” is not helping. I’m not anti adjustments, I’m pro effective. I teach teachers how to be effective in their words and actions. I chose words that will elicit response. I make moves on purpose. Being observant is always the first step. Non reactive teaching should be the norm. #teachersofinstagram  #yogateacher  #giannayoga  #realtalk  #tattooedyogi  #queeryogateacher  #backbend 
You’re parts are perfect. 
What is symmetry? How do you make perfect lines in an organic shape? What are you looking for in a position and how does that show up in your body or a picture? 
I had a teacher come up to me recently and say “can I fix you?” Me being slightly curious what this meant, I said “oh please.” After a few shift of my body while I was in camel pose, he said “better” - but now I felt like trash. 
At the same place just a few months later a different teacher said “you’re favoring one side,” and kept on walking. My mental response was, thanks for that...that gives me no information at all. What side? The whole side? How do you think I should fix that, sir? 
Also, I HAVE SCOLIOSIS! 
These men could not “fix” me even if I didn’t have uneven sides. They couldn’t get the perfection they were looking for even if I had a straight spine. 
Teachers need to meet their students where they are and empower them with their adjustments and their words. Throw out a correction they could place on their body and see if they can digest it. If not then leave them in that space to find what they are finding in that moment. 
You don’t have to look the way your teacher think you need to. And your parts are perfect just as they are.
#yoga #giannayoga #camelpose #tattooedyogi #queeryogateacher #youareperfect
You’re parts are perfect. What is symmetry? How do you make perfect lines in an organic shape? What are you looking for in a position and how does that show up in your body or a picture? I had a teacher come up to me recently and say “can I fix you?” Me being slightly curious what this meant, I said “oh please.” After a few shift of my body while I was in camel pose, he said “better” - but now I felt like trash. At the same place just a few months later a different teacher said “you’re favoring one side,” and kept on walking. My mental response was, thanks for that...that gives me no information at all. What side? The whole side? How do you think I should fix that, sir? Also, I HAVE SCOLIOSIS! These men could not “fix” me even if I didn’t have uneven sides. They couldn’t get the perfection they were looking for even if I had a straight spine. Teachers need to meet their students where they are and empower them with their adjustments and their words. Throw out a correction they could place on their body and see if they can digest it. If not then leave them in that space to find what they are finding in that moment. You don’t have to look the way your teacher think you need to. And your parts are perfect just as they are. #yoga  #giannayoga  #camelpose  #tattooedyogi  #queeryogateacher  #youareperfect 
Many things I’ve made my body do I had never dreamt up before. 
Many things I’ve ended up doing I did not consciously manifest. 
The places I go and things I see are not real because I placed them on my alter. 
In a time where self care and vision boarding are the magic tools that make our dreams come true, we think the only way to manifest is to sit with purpose on the night of the full moon.
That shit works... but practicing presence, intention, and kindness gets us there too. 
Don’t feel bad for not having your 2018 vision board dreams complete. 
Be here for now and there for 2019 and all will be as it should. 
#manifest #presentmoment #yoga #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #queeryogateacher
Many things I’ve made my body do I had never dreamt up before. Many things I’ve ended up doing I did not consciously manifest. The places I go and things I see are not real because I placed them on my alter. In a time where self care and vision boarding are the magic tools that make our dreams come true, we think the only way to manifest is to sit with purpose on the night of the full moon. That shit works... but practicing presence, intention, and kindness gets us there too. Don’t feel bad for not having your 2018 vision board dreams complete. Be here for now and there for 2019 and all will be as it should. #manifest  #presentmoment  #yoga  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi  #queeryogateacher 
When your one friend leaves to get water: “I’m gunna make you do this again.”
No, I am not anti water in the room. No, I will not hold you hostage to your class. 
Yes, people use water as a distraction. Yes, if you’re reaching for water constantly you are probably not keeping a continuous, steady, untaxed breath. 
If you are chugging water in your yoga classes, slow down and check in with your breath and when it pauses or speeds up and why. 
It won’t make you press up into a handstand, but it will help you stay in the room for the drills. 
Miss you @danielrmcmahon 😇
#drills #bodyskills #giannayoga #yoga #tattooedyogi #queeryogateacher
When your one friend leaves to get water: “I’m gunna make you do this again.” No, I am not anti water in the room. No, I will not hold you hostage to your class. Yes, people use water as a distraction. Yes, if you’re reaching for water constantly you are probably not keeping a continuous, steady, untaxed breath. If you are chugging water in your yoga classes, slow down and check in with your breath and when it pauses or speeds up and why. It won’t make you press up into a handstand, but it will help you stay in the room for the drills. Miss you @danielrmcmahon 😇 #drills  #bodyskills  #giannayoga  #yoga  #tattooedyogi  #queeryogateacher 
This beautiful soul is coming to lead us in a 4 day practice intensive February 8-11, 2019. All levels, all lineage of yoga asana practitioners welcome. Join us for fun asana practice, exploration of how to bring your yoga off the mat and meditation 🧘🏽‍♀️🧘🏻‍♂️
Follow the link in our profile to secure your space and take advantage of early bird pricing. 
#Repost @giannayoga (@get_repost)
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Building pliable stability.
Soft isn’t a bad word.
Don’t get trapped in your own body. It’s in softness that energy can flow. 
#tattooedyogi #queeryogateacher #giannayoga #yoga
#thehotroomtn #yogaismedicine #yogalife #ashtangayoga #vinyasayoga #bikramyoganashville #bikramyoga #brentwoodtn #brentwoodyoga #franklinyoga #franklintn #nashvilleyoga #nashville #nashvilleyogis
This beautiful soul is coming to lead us in a 4 day practice intensive February 8-11, 2019. All levels, all lineage of yoga asana practitioners welcome. Join us for fun asana practice, exploration of how to bring your yoga off the mat and meditation 🧘🏽‍♀️🧘🏻‍♂️ Follow the link in our profile to secure your space and take advantage of early bird pricing. #Repost  @giannayoga (@get_repost) ・・・ Building pliable stability. Soft isn’t a bad word. Don’t get trapped in your own body. It’s in softness that energy can flow. #tattooedyogi  #queeryogateacher  #giannayoga  #yoga  #thehotroomtn  #yogaismedicine  #yogalife  #ashtangayoga  #vinyasayoga  #bikramyoganashville  #bikramyoga  #brentwoodtn  #brentwoodyoga  #franklinyoga  #franklintn  #nashvilleyoga  #nashville  #nashvilleyogis 
I had an adjustment done once that fixed a 2 year old issue on my body. My response was, “what can I do to maintain this?” He said “you can’t take your foot and put it here (up and over to the opposite shoulder) so you just have to come back if it’s bad.” From then on I never stopped playing with my body. 
In a machine not meant to last, we will all become unbalanced and have aches and pains in time. Reclaiming pliability to realign and stability to maintain puts your health in your hands. 
Keep moving!
I’m teaching Hatha classes in Cancun @onefirefest  where we focus on attaining the body skills necessary to land in a shape which brings attention to what needs to be aligned and how we can align it. 
People ask me all the time what to do and how to help. I need to see your bodies! Come to one fire @casaom !
#onefireyogafestival #hotyoga #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #queeryogateacher
I had an adjustment done once that fixed a 2 year old issue on my body. My response was, “what can I do to maintain this?” He said “you can’t take your foot and put it here (up and over to the opposite shoulder) so you just have to come back if it’s bad.” From then on I never stopped playing with my body. In a machine not meant to last, we will all become unbalanced and have aches and pains in time. Reclaiming pliability to realign and stability to maintain puts your health in your hands. Keep moving! I’m teaching Hatha classes in Cancun @onefirefest where we focus on attaining the body skills necessary to land in a shape which brings attention to what needs to be aligned and how we can align it. People ask me all the time what to do and how to help. I need to see your bodies! Come to one fire @casaom ! #onefireyogafestival  #hotyoga  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi  #queeryogateacher 
I have been spending time in LA connecting with people I have not seen in too long and I just wanted to say I love all of you who I don’t see or talk to often.
There are very few people in my life I have ever written off. I leave space sometimes, support from a far, keep close in my heart but a distance with my person but they never completely leave me. 
My life and work is busy. I don’t always have reception. I forget what day it is. Some seemingly big life events for others don’t feel all that big for me so I don’t fill people in. And that bothers some but this is my life. 
I may not fill you in or talk to you weekly, but I still find you important.
I may seem too busy but I will always support you and be here for you. 
You may be having a fit, I’ll watch from a far, but I still love you. 
Life is too short for grudges. Yes, distance is sometimes needed to protect yourself, but love can still flow strong through any traffic, clouds, or congestion. 
Love always. 
#loveyou #love #yoga #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #queeryogateacher #layoga
I have been spending time in LA connecting with people I have not seen in too long and I just wanted to say I love all of you who I don’t see or talk to often. There are very few people in my life I have ever written off. I leave space sometimes, support from a far, keep close in my heart but a distance with my person but they never completely leave me. My life and work is busy. I don’t always have reception. I forget what day it is. Some seemingly big life events for others don’t feel all that big for me so I don’t fill people in. And that bothers some but this is my life. I may not fill you in or talk to you weekly, but I still find you important. I may seem too busy but I will always support you and be here for you. You may be having a fit, I’ll watch from a far, but I still love you. Life is too short for grudges. Yes, distance is sometimes needed to protect yourself, but love can still flow strong through any traffic, clouds, or congestion. Love always. #loveyou  #love  #yoga  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi  #queeryogateacher  #layoga 
You are responsible for your own happiness. 
You have the capacity to feel whole, valued, and fulfilled because of you. 
No one can steal your sense of oneness. 
You are impenetrable. 
There are no cyclical thoughts and situational replays. 
You are present. You are whole. You are happy. 
My teacher always talks about how the “I just had to get it off my chest” thing is “such shit.” As practicing immortals we don’t have to confront a person to make ourselves feel better. You just turn it into light. 
You can turn any bit of darkness into light rather than turn yourself into darkness. 
It’s a choice. 
#giannayoga #tattooedyogi #queeryogateacher #yoga #handstand #practice
You are responsible for your own happiness. You have the capacity to feel whole, valued, and fulfilled because of you. No one can steal your sense of oneness. You are impenetrable. There are no cyclical thoughts and situational replays. You are present. You are whole. You are happy. My teacher always talks about how the “I just had to get it off my chest” thing is “such shit.” As practicing immortals we don’t have to confront a person to make ourselves feel better. You just turn it into light. You can turn any bit of darkness into light rather than turn yourself into darkness. It’s a choice. #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi  #queeryogateacher  #yoga  #handstand  #practice 
Building pliable stability.
Soft isn’t a bad word.
Don’t get trapped in your own body. It’s in softness that energy can flow. 
#tattooedyogi #queeryogateacher #giannayoga #yoga
I see the word “fit” thrown around in so many different ways that I don’t even know what people are saying when they say “I’m trying to get fit,” or “I’m the most fit I have been in years.”
Most the time it’s a lose weight situation, a this will make me like myself more thing, or a look the way I think I’m suppose to look construct. 
Fighting with my own body dysmorphia from early childhood, I found myself as an adult pretending I was healthier because I was skinnier. Or thinking smaller was better. The belief that thin is fit is completely delusional. Especially, if staying “fit” results in the creation of a whole new mess of mental limitations and body shaming. 
Looking healthy in the body and being jacked up in the mind is still unhealthy. 
Abs don’t get rid of self hate. 
Recognizing patterns, responses, emotional eating or emotional working out, and what deep seated trauma left us in these cycles brings on healing and seals in health. 
And that, not only is fit, but it’s sexy.
#selflove #endbodyshaming #practice #practicelove #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #queeryogateacher
I see the word “fit” thrown around in so many different ways that I don’t even know what people are saying when they say “I’m trying to get fit,” or “I’m the most fit I have been in years.” Most the time it’s a lose weight situation, a this will make me like myself more thing, or a look the way I think I’m suppose to look construct. Fighting with my own body dysmorphia from early childhood, I found myself as an adult pretending I was healthier because I was skinnier. Or thinking smaller was better. The belief that thin is fit is completely delusional. Especially, if staying “fit” results in the creation of a whole new mess of mental limitations and body shaming. Looking healthy in the body and being jacked up in the mind is still unhealthy. Abs don’t get rid of self hate. Recognizing patterns, responses, emotional eating or emotional working out, and what deep seated trauma left us in these cycles brings on healing and seals in health. And that, not only is fit, but it’s sexy. #selflove  #endbodyshaming  #practice  #practicelove  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi  #queeryogateacher 
Just step back, see how you’re being seen. 
Just step back, see how you’re being heard. 
It’s clear, others reactions to you are reflections of themselves but they mean something. 
Understanding how you are being seen and heard gives opportunity for insight on the volume and tone in which you speak. 
Check in.
#speak #listen #hear #yoga #giannayoga #queeryogateacher #tattooedyogi 👖@oneloveonetribeapparel
Just step back, see how you’re being seen. Just step back, see how you’re being heard. It’s clear, others reactions to you are reflections of themselves but they mean something. Understanding how you are being seen and heard gives opportunity for insight on the volume and tone in which you speak. Check in. #speak  #listen  #hear  #yoga  #giannayoga  #queeryogateacher  #tattooedyogi  👖@oneloveonetribeapparel
incredibly inspired practice by @giannayoga #vrschikasana “If you want to know me, look inside your heart.” - Lao Tzu
incredibly inspired practice by @giannayoga #vrschikasana  “If you want to know me, look inside your heart.” - Lao Tzu
Shaped by you. 
Shaped by me. 
Shaken and moved by us. 
#allisone #yoga #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #handstand #scorpion #queeryogateacher 📷: @flynnworks
A release is a release. They show themselves in many ways and sometimes inconveniently. We don’t get to choose when, how, or if they happen but how we respond is important. 
Conditioned to hold back and keep it together, it’s normal to apologize for seen emotions. It’s not necessary. Do not apologize. Welcome and be thankful for the shifts because change is just around the corner and you deserve it. 
Have a good cry. 
#release #yoga #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #queeryogateacher
A release is a release. They show themselves in many ways and sometimes inconveniently. We don’t get to choose when, how, or if they happen but how we respond is important. Conditioned to hold back and keep it together, it’s normal to apologize for seen emotions. It’s not necessary. Do not apologize. Welcome and be thankful for the shifts because change is just around the corner and you deserve it. Have a good cry. #release  #yoga  #giannayoga  #tattooedyogi  #queeryogateacher 
Following the 26+2 hot yoga style of sequencing, this dynamic system will take students beyond their traditional studies, offer skills necessary to practice more challenging postures, and spike the curiosity of new and veteran students alike. Incorporating training techniques, third sets, progressive drills, and more advanced versions of beginners postures, this class leaves students challenged, informed, and asking for more. 4-day certification (for existing hot yoga teachers) and 1-day drops-ins (for all students) offered.  Link in bio for more info and to sign up. ✨🙏🏽
Following the 26+2 hot yoga style of sequencing, this dynamic system will take students beyond their traditional studies, offer skills necessary to practice more challenging postures, and spike the curiosity of new and veteran students alike. Incorporating training techniques, third sets, progressive drills, and more advanced versions of beginners postures, this class leaves students challenged, informed, and asking for more. 4-day certification (for existing hot yoga teachers) and 1-day drops-ins (for all students) offered. Link in bio for more info and to sign up. ✨🙏🏽
I have family in all ends of the world, family that sits me here, there, present in who I am, was, and am becoming. I’ll never learn everything there is to know about me but I will absolutely never stop learning and never stop acknowledging where I have been, am, and going. I am beyond thankful to you, my family. I am beyond thankful for this life and these challenges. 
I’m heading to LA so see more family this weekend. Practicing at BIKRAM SE Portland 8:30am Saturday before peacin out. 
I love you portland!
#giannayoga #portlandyoga #queeryogateacher #tattooedyogi #yoga #family
I have family in all ends of the world, family that sits me here, there, present in who I am, was, and am becoming. I’ll never learn everything there is to know about me but I will absolutely never stop learning and never stop acknowledging where I have been, am, and going. I am beyond thankful to you, my family. I am beyond thankful for this life and these challenges. I’m heading to LA so see more family this weekend. Practicing at BIKRAM SE Portland 8:30am Saturday before peacin out. I love you portland! #giannayoga  #portlandyoga  #queeryogateacher  #tattooedyogi  #yoga  #family 
I have spent a lot of time leaving things up to chance and the stars. It helped me feel like I could blame everything but myself if things went “wrong.” The weight of making choices was too much. 
To simplify, all my choices are made from a place of love. 
Simply choosing love to be love opens the opportunity to receive love. This takes me back to my original desire, to receive the next steps in my life rather than struggle to make the right one. Though a choice is made, the right one is clear. 
Choose love to receive love, and the hippy dippy star talk will start to make sense ✨
#giannayoga #yoga #tattooedyogi #makechoices #love #queeryogateacher
I have spent a lot of time leaving things up to chance and the stars. It helped me feel like I could blame everything but myself if things went “wrong.” The weight of making choices was too much. To simplify, all my choices are made from a place of love. Simply choosing love to be love opens the opportunity to receive love. This takes me back to my original desire, to receive the next steps in my life rather than struggle to make the right one. Though a choice is made, the right one is clear. Choose love to receive love, and the hippy dippy star talk will start to make sense ✨ #giannayoga  #yoga  #tattooedyogi  #makechoices  #love  #queeryogateacher 
A leader is non reactive especially not out of fear. A leader does not steal rights or deny the people existing in front of him. A leader listens and hears, answers not combats, looks at, not away. 
Here’s to stripping down and showing what it looks like to be fearlessly human.
I see you! 
#supporttransrights
#humanrights
#notmypresident #getnaked #doyoga #giannayoga #queeryogateacher #tattooedyogi
Your feelings are valid. My feelings are valid. Our feelings are valid. 
#listen #hear #respect #youareloved #yoga #giannayoga #tattooedyogi #queeryogateacher
I have seen body workers and chiropractors since I was 13. 
I have had pain to the point of tears way before I broke any bones. 
My whole family is filled with cracky pops and slippery parts. 
Some things do live in your  family line but that doesn’t mean they are you. 
I refine my practice on a regular basis because things are always shifting and my parts always feel different. Years of falling on my head, crotching the beam, and a collection of sprains and broken bones leaves me here. In a place where I am so interested in my body that I dedicated my life to the investigation of this mess. 
I don’t practice cus it’s easy. I don’t get out of bed and whip out a wheel. I’m just a student studying my shape and the science of movement, and hopefully my studies make me helpful to you. 
#regularG #yoga #movement #giannayoga #barwork #backbend #health #practice #tattooedyogi
I have seen body workers and chiropractors since I was 13. I have had pain to the point of tears way before I broke any bones. My whole family is filled with cracky pops and slippery parts. Some things do live in your family line but that doesn’t mean they are you. I refine my practice on a regular basis because things are always shifting and my parts always feel different. Years of falling on my head, crotching the beam, and a collection of sprains and broken bones leaves me here. In a place where I am so interested in my body that I dedicated my life to the investigation of this mess. I don’t practice cus it’s easy. I don’t get out of bed and whip out a wheel. I’m just a student studying my shape and the science of movement, and hopefully my studies make me helpful to you. #regularG  #yoga  #movement  #giannayoga  #barwork  #backbend  #health  #practice  #tattooedyogi 
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