“Life is found in the dance between your deepest desire and your greatest fear.”🌟Anthony Robbins
Still here. Doing my best to keep grinding everyday and putting ❤️ out into the world. Be kind to each other. 💗💗💗💗💗
Can’t believe we are about to enter into Full Season schedule mode @powderyoganiseko starting tomorrow with 3-4 classes a day all the way until March! Crazy to think that during my first years in Niseko I was one of the only yoga teacher in town, and struggled to find a community and support system of fellow yogis.
I remember feeling very lonely during those first seasons, and dreamed of the possibility of one day being surrounded by like-minded folk with a huge passion for health and well-being. Never thought that could actually happen.
Today is Powder Yoga’s Beginning of Season Orientation/Party, and we a team of 18 this winter! 12 teachers, 3 administration girls, and 3 cleaners. Biggest group yet, and I am so grateful for it. Let this winter be the best one yet filled with yoga, Pilates, fitness, health, great new friends, and lots and lots and lots of powder snow!
So much love for all the Powder Yogis past and present, and let’s work hard (and have lots of fun) this winter so there will be many more future years of Powder Yoga!
Photo and pants by @mora.otsubo .
🌺 #tb to feelin’ a little glam in @rmsbeauty makeup & @keanijewelry.
It is so hard to find a makeup brand that is fragrance-free and does not use essential oils in the majority of their products (both are too hard on my sensitive skin!). I’m so happy to have found a makeup brand that’s conscious about their contents, the environment, and skin sensitivities. I’ve been using RMS Beauty since April of this year & I’m excited to report my skin hasn’t had any problems with it - even with coconut oil as one of their main ingredients! As a mixed (Hapa) Japanese American, I have trouble finding a concealer/foundation that works for my skin tone and the new uncover-up shade (22.5) blends perfectly and when I do use it as foundation, my freckles still show through 😊. The new lipstick minis are just the right size for travel (as I just discovered) & best of all, every color works for me! ⬇️ for makeup details. •
🌟Thanks to the lovely ladies (Keani herself included!) at Keani Jewelry for helping me pick out my bling this summer, I love my gold 🦈 earrings & how they’ve got little edge to them. So fun to wear out! •
• “un” powder 2-3
• “un” cover-up 22.5
• demure lip2cheek for blush
• magic luminizer
• just a touch of vintage cake liner as eyebrow powder
• lipstick in “masquerade” - Wasn’t sure if I could pull this cool pink/fuchsia off, but I love it! 💖 •
1st 📸 @vioulets
🌸Playing catch up- Please bear with me 😊🙏🏼🌸 #YogaBodyMoves
From Dec 10-16
Day 2: Quadriceps, Chair Pose, Camel 💜 I wanted to do a #YogaFlow so I added in a Tippy Toe Stand, and a hip opener combo with a Hero Pose. As I went to do my Wall Sit, I remembered that old dance for the late 90’s and I started doing the Macarena haha! The Nehal, the lead singer said, “Hey! There you go girl!” As if she was talking to me! Bahaha! 🤘🏼 I also wanted to give a Shotout to my friend’s band 🎼 @SweetHayaH 🎶 Since my other videos are being removed from IG - I may as well play some #LocalBand ‘s #Music instead of that same boring mainstream music. 💜
🤸♀️ @yogameg.uk will bring you the strength postures
🤸♀️ @annecyogagirl will give you some stretching inspiration
🤸♀️ @trachoy.yoga - will provide ideas for transitioning between the two!
🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸 🌸🌸 ⚕ Right Arm has Cubical Tunnel Syndrome from the car Accident 2/24/17: Shoulder surgery on 2/14/18: CubicalTunnel Syndrome and Carpal tunnel syndrome surgery on my Right Arm: 6/12/18
Five years ago today Lily arrived on Lucia day just after midnight. I had previously joked that if she did arrive on that day we’d name her Lucia as a middle name. Today our Lily Lucia walked in her very first Lucia, as the Lucia Bride none the less. She did amazing, sang beautifully and we really couldn’t be more proud of her. Happy 5th birthday to our sweet little big girl who has been bringing light to our family since that very first day. 📸 @limstagram49 #lilylucia#lucia#santalucia#saintlucia#luciabrud#luciadag#hapagirl#hapababy#birthdaygirl#5yearsold#happybirthday
“Having positive body image isn’t believing your body looks good; it’s knowing your body is good, regardless of how it looks. ⠀⠀
It isn’t thinking you are beautiful; it’s knowing your are more then beautiful.
It is understanding that your body is an instrument for use, not an ornament to be admired.”
🌸So I’m officially caught up and it’s a bitter sweet reason. Now this challenge is over, but at least I finished it. Hee. I wanted to do a pose I haven’t tired in a long time and perhaps I could do a Transformation Tuesday pix, but I want to say I haven’t done an upward bow since before my surgeries in June. So here’s being stubborn, as well as challenging myself and putting all my weight on my non-dominant, left hand.🌸
December 1 - 10 🌟
Day 10: Yogis Creative Choice #UpwardBow
♥️ Super Hosts ♥️
5. @cassydoesyoga .
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💜 I still can’t put my own way down on my right hand, so I left it on my stomach in a comfortable position. Getting out of this post was not pretty at all, but I halfway went down into a Hero Pose and then was able to pull up from that and flip around my boot, my foot I mean. Ha ha 💜 🌸 🌸🌸 ⚕ Right Arm has Cubical Tunnel Syndrome from the car Accident 2/24/17: Shoulder surgery on 2/14/18: CubicalTunnel Syndrome and Carpal tunnel syndrome surgery on my Right Arm: 6/12/18