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I like my new additions. I like to watch them sleep and interact with the world. I haven’t had a cat in a very long time, only dogs. Dogs are active go getters (at least mine are). The bark, chase, have fits. The cats, they watch, they react only when necessary, and have organized play time (which usually involves destroying something). They are the yin to the dogs yang. Now I know why our house felt so unbalanced, and I felt the imbalance subconsciously. I feel better just having them here. I like waking up to their soft purrs, when my back is hurting and I’m stuck on the couch because of my back I like to watch them sleep. They are a tonic in a chaotic life. 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #catsofinstagram #yinyang #zenkitty #notdogsorcats #bothdogsandcats #chronicpainbuddies
I like my new additions. I like to watch them sleep and interact with the world. I haven’t had a cat in a very long time, only dogs. Dogs are active go getters (at least mine are). The bark, chase, have fits. The cats, they watch, they react only when necessary, and have organized play time (which usually involves destroying something). They are the yin to the dogs yang. Now I know why our house felt so unbalanced, and I felt the imbalance subconsciously. I feel better just having them here. I like waking up to their soft purrs, when my back is hurting and I’m stuck on the couch because of my back I like to watch them sleep. They are a tonic in a chaotic life. #heatherslifeunfiltered  #catsofinstagram  #yinyang  #zenkitty  #notdogsorcats  #bothdogsandcats  #chronicpainbuddies 
If only people knew what it felt like to have your joints slip apart constantly. I’ve finally found relief with medication, but shoulder braces aren’t off the table yet. My yoga practice has been instrumental in keeping me functioning off the mat. Now if we could just figure out what’s wrong with my back. 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #eds #chronicpain #yogisofinstagram #yogaeverydamnday #chronicillness #edsawareness
A break in the back room. Of course Dash has to lay on my foot. I have to take it easy with my asana practice since I’m still in PT and they are still running tests.  My asanas may not be flashy flexible or super strong. But they are solid. They are built on years of practice and adapted to my chronic illness. Will that get me on the cover of a magazine?  No, but maybe it will convince one person that anything is possible. And that’s enough for me. 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #servicedog #servicedogsofinstagram #halflordofthefishes #physicaltherapy #eds #chronicillness #yogisofinstagram #yogaeverydamnday #yogateacher #pranaflow #pranavinyasa #pranavinyasaflow #pranaflowyoga
A break in the back room. Of course Dash has to lay on my foot. I have to take it easy with my asana practice since I’m still in PT and they are still running tests. My asanas may not be flashy flexible or super strong. But they are solid. They are built on years of practice and adapted to my chronic illness. Will that get me on the cover of a magazine? No, but maybe it will convince one person that anything is possible. And that’s enough for me. #heatherslifeunfiltered  #servicedog  #servicedogsofinstagram  #halflordofthefishes  #physicaltherapy  #eds  #chronicillness  #yogisofinstagram  #yogaeverydamnday  #yogateacher  #pranaflow  #pranavinyasa  #pranavinyasaflow  #pranaflowyoga 
Transform is hard. Becoming something or someone different from who you thought you were. It’s almost a birthing process. I’m going through this. It’s scary, sad, and a little bit exciting. I’m thankful for my photographer for seeing something in me that day I wasn’t seeing in myself. She saw beauty and ability, so much so she made me leave my cane out of frame. I only felt sadness, frustration, and inability. It’s inevitable in life that this will happen. Be open to what others see and try to see yourself through their eye. You might be amazed at what you see and it might aid in your becoming. 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #becoming #mentalhealth #paradigmshift #yogisofinstagram #transformation #metomorphosis #yogatransformation #transformationthroughyoga #pranavinyasa #pranavinyasaflow #pranavinyasayoga #pranaflow #pranaflowyoga
Transform is hard. Becoming something or someone different from who you thought you were. It’s almost a birthing process. I’m going through this. It’s scary, sad, and a little bit exciting. I’m thankful for my photographer for seeing something in me that day I wasn’t seeing in myself. She saw beauty and ability, so much so she made me leave my cane out of frame. I only felt sadness, frustration, and inability. It’s inevitable in life that this will happen. Be open to what others see and try to see yourself through their eye. You might be amazed at what you see and it might aid in your becoming. #heatherslifeunfiltered  #becoming  #mentalhealth  #paradigmshift  #yogisofinstagram  #transformation  #metomorphosis  #yogatransformation  #transformationthroughyoga  #pranavinyasa  #pranavinyasaflow  #pranavinyasayoga  #pranaflow  #pranaflowyoga 
So yesterday I learned that life often throws you a curve ball. But sometimes it means something even if you don’t understand what. I started to get the feeling we needed a cat. Why?  I don’t know. Is this a good time to add more mouths to feed? Absolutely not. But if Yoga has taught me anything it’s that you are supposed to surrender to that which is bigger than you and listen. I didn’t think it would say cat, but it did. So we went to the shelter and I was fixated on two kittens that someone else wanted and was trying to get them first. But Solstice (the mostly black one) kept trying to get my attention and I was ignoring him. My husband kindly reminded me maybe I should pay attention, so I did. He responded to me and only me. He reached through the bars to get my attention. I listened. Solstice it was. But the were having a buy one get one free on the cats. The kitten in the adjoining cage was named Cornucopia - abundance. A tabby face with the most beautiful swirling pattern on her body and when they got her out for an interaction she only wanted me to hold her. Once back in her cage she curled up and seemed satisfied. She was coming home too. Lots of people tried to get their attention and they ignored them. They asked why they didn’t have cards, they were already adopted. I thought this week would be hell introducing two cats to each other, the seven dogs and the house. It’s gone so smoothly that it’s like they have always been here or at least meant to be here. So yogis, listen to the small whispers and follow it. Maybe you will end up with a Solstice and Pumpkin too. (We changed the name we call her because Cornucopia is a mouth full.)#heatherslifeunfiltered #cats #catsofinstagram #heleneoodwardanimalcenter #yogisofinstagram #followthesigns #listentoyourheart #serendipity #badtiming
So yesterday I learned that life often throws you a curve ball. But sometimes it means something even if you don’t understand what. I started to get the feeling we needed a cat. Why? I don’t know. Is this a good time to add more mouths to feed? Absolutely not. But if Yoga has taught me anything it’s that you are supposed to surrender to that which is bigger than you and listen. I didn’t think it would say cat, but it did. So we went to the shelter and I was fixated on two kittens that someone else wanted and was trying to get them first. But Solstice (the mostly black one) kept trying to get my attention and I was ignoring him. My husband kindly reminded me maybe I should pay attention, so I did. He responded to me and only me. He reached through the bars to get my attention. I listened. Solstice it was. But the were having a buy one get one free on the cats. The kitten in the adjoining cage was named Cornucopia - abundance. A tabby face with the most beautiful swirling pattern on her body and when they got her out for an interaction she only wanted me to hold her. Once back in her cage she curled up and seemed satisfied. She was coming home too. Lots of people tried to get their attention and they ignored them. They asked why they didn’t have cards, they were already adopted. I thought this week would be hell introducing two cats to each other, the seven dogs and the house. It’s gone so smoothly that it’s like they have always been here or at least meant to be here. So yogis, listen to the small whispers and follow it. Maybe you will end up with a Solstice and Pumpkin too. (We changed the name we call her because Cornucopia is a mouth full.)#heatherslifeunfiltered  #cats  #catsofinstagram  #heleneoodwardanimalcenter  #yogisofinstagram  #followthesigns  #listentoyourheart  #serendipity  #badtiming 
Pranams. The most profound, but most simple, also the hardest thing you can do. The action is easy. Backbend then forward fold and place your forehead on the earth. The hard part? Surrendering yourself to that which is larger than you. In the forward fold you place your head and hands at the feet of that which we can not understand. A simple action, but not so simple. 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #pranam #surrender #yogaphotography #yogaphilosophy #yogisofinstagram #yogateacher #yogateachertraining #pranflow #pranaflowyoga #pranavinyasa #pranavinyasaflow #shivarea108
Pranams. The most profound, but most simple, also the hardest thing you can do. The action is easy. Backbend then forward fold and place your forehead on the earth. The hard part? Surrendering yourself to that which is larger than you. In the forward fold you place your head and hands at the feet of that which we can not understand. A simple action, but not so simple. #heatherslifeunfiltered  #pranam  #surrender  #yogaphotography  #yogaphilosophy  #yogisofinstagram  #yogateacher  #yogateachertraining  #pranflow  #pranaflowyoga  #pranavinyasa  #pranavinyasaflow  #shivarea108 
This has been a wild week of yoga and learning and making amazing friendships. But, back to real life. So I’m working on making mugs, shirts, and tees. This is the new and improved logo for my body care products. All cruelty free, vegan, organic, fair trade, all natural. I think 🤔 I got everything in there. I love making products as much as I love yoga. No I love yoga more. But I do love honoring my heritage. 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #bathandbeauty #yogisofinstagram #yoga #backtoreallife #scottishandproud
This has been a wild week of yoga and learning and making amazing friendships. But, back to real life. So I’m working on making mugs, shirts, and tees. This is the new and improved logo for my body care products. All cruelty free, vegan, organic, fair trade, all natural. I think 🤔 I got everything in there. I love making products as much as I love yoga. No I love yoga more. But I do love honoring my heritage. #heatherslifeunfiltered  #bathandbeauty  #yogisofinstagram  #yoga  #backtoreallife  #scottishandproud 
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Sadly my time in Santa Monica is at a close. The time went by so fast, but let’s be honest - I’m exhausted. Between yoga, walking, and taking care of my business I’m wiped. I go home tomorrow, but no rest for this weary pony. I’ll be trotting to the shop on Friday to put out new stock. This week has been such an amazing experience with the most amazing woman. I’ve never been told by so many people so many times that I’m a wonderful person with a beautiful soul. It felt so good. I’m pretty sure the word badass was used a few times. Anyway I had a blast, in no small part because of these two women and I can’t wait to do it again (just next time I’m bringing my service dog). #heatherslifeunfiltered #yogaretreat #yogateachertraining #shivarea #yogaeverydamnday #yogisofinstagram #yogaforall #pranavinyasa #pranavinyasaflow #itsallabouttheprana #disabledyogi #disablednotunable
Sadly my time in Santa Monica is at a close. The time went by so fast, but let’s be honest - I’m exhausted. Between yoga, walking, and taking care of my business I’m wiped. I go home tomorrow, but no rest for this weary pony. I’ll be trotting to the shop on Friday to put out new stock. This week has been such an amazing experience with the most amazing woman. I’ve never been told by so many people so many times that I’m a wonderful person with a beautiful soul. It felt so good. I’m pretty sure the word badass was used a few times. Anyway I had a blast, in no small part because of these two women and I can’t wait to do it again (just next time I’m bringing my service dog). #heatherslifeunfiltered  #yogaretreat  #yogateachertraining  #shivarea  #yogaeverydamnday  #yogisofinstagram  #yogaforall  #pranavinyasa  #pranavinyasaflow  #itsallabouttheprana  #disabledyogi  #disablednotunable 
Finally some real food. We’ve been eating an all grain based diet all week and people were beginning to mount a revolt. So they finally got us some real food. Organic egg omelet with spinach and goat cheese and potatoes. I was doing a happy dance 💃. Being vegetarian or vegan doesn’t mean you have to nothing but grains and kale. Afterwards, I went and found a Diet Coke. Not an easy task around here for some reason. 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #vegetarianfood #vegatarian #yogisofinstagram #yogaretreat #yogateachertraining #yogaforall #yogaeverydamnday
Finally some real food. We’ve been eating an all grain based diet all week and people were beginning to mount a revolt. So they finally got us some real food. Organic egg omelet with spinach and goat cheese and potatoes. I was doing a happy dance 💃. Being vegetarian or vegan doesn’t mean you have to nothing but grains and kale. Afterwards, I went and found a Diet Coke. Not an easy task around here for some reason. #heatherslifeunfiltered  #vegetarianfood  #vegatarian  #yogisofinstagram  #yogaretreat  #yogateachertraining  #yogaforall  #yogaeverydamnday 
Wild fire sunset, Venice Beach CA. Proof that there can be beauty in heartache. 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #wildfires #malibu #mentalhealthawareness #suiciedawareness #prayforthevictims
Sometimes you find strength in the oddest places. And sometime friendship as well. I didn’t do so well yesterday. My back was killing me and 3/4 of the way through a mandala namesake I lost control of my legs. I’ve been having really bad tremors to. I took child’s pose and sobbed. I felt like I was letting down my husband who had scraped together the money to send me on this wonderful journey, my lost son who I know made it happen and most of all others like me that want to prove we can do this too. 
But when all was said and done two absolutely wonderful women came to the rescue of my broken heart. Janice showed unwavering support and said I was doing great and not to worry about it. Svetlana is the cheerleader of all cheerleaders. As we walked around Venice Beach we found all these great murals and she insisted on taking pictures of me in front of them always saying “gorgeous , just gorgeous.” These two goddesses really know how to make a goddess with broken wings feel better. I am eternally grateful. Clothing @jalaclothing except the accessories which is @causebox for the scarf and a pair of old leg warmers. 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #jalaambassador #mentalhealthawareness #chronicillness #chronicpain #fibromyalgia #disabledyogi #downbutnotout #yogisofinstagram #yogaclothes #yogateachertraining #venicebeach #yoga #yogalove #yogalife #pranaflow #yogaeverydamnday #pranavinyasa #yogalifestyle
Sometimes you find strength in the oddest places. And sometime friendship as well. I didn’t do so well yesterday. My back was killing me and 3/4 of the way through a mandala namesake I lost control of my legs. I’ve been having really bad tremors to. I took child’s pose and sobbed. I felt like I was letting down my husband who had scraped together the money to send me on this wonderful journey, my lost son who I know made it happen and most of all others like me that want to prove we can do this too. But when all was said and done two absolutely wonderful women came to the rescue of my broken heart. Janice showed unwavering support and said I was doing great and not to worry about it. Svetlana is the cheerleader of all cheerleaders. As we walked around Venice Beach we found all these great murals and she insisted on taking pictures of me in front of them always saying “gorgeous , just gorgeous.” These two goddesses really know how to make a goddess with broken wings feel better. I am eternally grateful. Clothing @jalaclothing except the accessories which is @causebox for the scarf and a pair of old leg warmers. #heatherslifeunfiltered  #jalaambassador  #mentalhealthawareness  #chronicillness  #chronicpain  #fibromyalgia  #disabledyogi  #downbutnotout  #yogisofinstagram  #yogaclothes  #yogateachertraining  #venicebeach  #yoga  #yogalove  #yogalife  #pranaflow  #yogaeverydamnday  #pranavinyasa  #yogalifestyle 
*Disclaimer I am not being paid for this post. The opinions are mine and mine alone * Ok, we’ve all seen all the subscription boxes I’ve even had a few but there is one that stands out as the most useful and best. @causebox I kinda got on a whim. It’s a seasonal box so you only get four a year. But ever product they put in it is fair trade, helps small businesses in India, etc. everything I’ve gotten from them has been amazing. And these two items have proven to to be so incredibly useful in just the first day of my retreat. I just felt compelled to give them a shout out. Shown is a scarf from my fall box that saved me from freezing and the towel from my summer box that made Yoga on the beach possible. So if you are in the fence go for it, if you’ve never heard of them, check them out. 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #subcriptionboxes  #subscriptionboxaddict #subscriptionbox #companieswithheart
*Disclaimer I am not being paid for this post. The opinions are mine and mine alone * Ok, we’ve all seen all the subscription boxes I’ve even had a few but there is one that stands out as the most useful and best. @causebox I kinda got on a whim. It’s a seasonal box so you only get four a year. But ever product they put in it is fair trade, helps small businesses in India, etc. everything I’ve gotten from them has been amazing. And these two items have proven to to be so incredibly useful in just the first day of my retreat. I just felt compelled to give them a shout out. Shown is a scarf from my fall box that saved me from freezing and the towel from my summer box that made Yoga on the beach possible. So if you are in the fence go for it, if you’ve never heard of them, check them out. #heatherslifeunfiltered  #subcriptionboxes  #subscriptionboxaddict  #subscriptionbox  #companieswithheart 
Disabled and chilling on the beach. The smoke from Malibu is blowing in and getting bad. But I still love the view. Clothing: @jalaclothing #heatherslifeunfiltered #beachvibes #yogaonthebeach #yogateachertraining #yogalife #yogaleggings #yogalife #disabledyogi #yogaforeveryone #yogaforeverybody #disablednotunabled
There is nothing more powerful than being in a goddess circle with a true warrior goddess. It’s the first day and I already feel like it’s been a week. (I’m on the right with the bright pink top and tie dye wrap). Clothing: @jalaclothing 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #shivarea108 #goddessenergy #warriorgoddess #yogateachertraining #learnfromthebest #yoga #yogisofinstagram #disabledyogi #santamonica
Good morning Santa Monica. Getting ready to get started. 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #yogaretreat #yoga #yogisofinstagram #santamonicapier #santamonica #goddessgathering
I’m safe and sound in Santa Monica. In a beautiful house with a beautiful soul and other seekers like me. Good night moon. 
#heatherslifeunfiltered  #sunset #moonrise #yogaretreat #yogisofinstagram
So, I actually got packed. I look like I’m running away from home 😳. Aaannnnddd Malibu is on fire and the retreat area is under mandatory evacuations. The day has been a constant flurry of messages, emails, and nail biting. But they secured a new venue so we are still on for a week of yoga and teacher training. Yay!  Though my heart goes out to those that lost their homes. It’s heart breaking. The home we live in was built on the ashes of an old house that burned in the 2003 Cedar fire storm.  I always think of those people running for their lives and losing everything. 😢
#heatherslifeunfiltered #yogateachertraining #yogateacher #disabledyogi #wildfire #malibu #yogaretreat
So, I actually got packed. I look like I’m running away from home 😳. Aaannnnddd Malibu is on fire and the retreat area is under mandatory evacuations. The day has been a constant flurry of messages, emails, and nail biting. But they secured a new venue so we are still on for a week of yoga and teacher training. Yay! Though my heart goes out to those that lost their homes. It’s heart breaking. The home we live in was built on the ashes of an old house that burned in the 2003 Cedar fire storm. I always think of those people running for their lives and losing everything. 😢 #heatherslifeunfiltered  #yogateachertraining  #yogateacher  #disabledyogi  #wildfire  #malibu  #yogaretreat 
6:15 the night before I leave for my immersion. I can’t fit all my stuff in my bags. My service dog is having a melt down, I’m wigging out. So not good. I just keep say I got this, I got this. But the bags sure don’t. I look like I’m running away from home. But I’m stay positive. This going to be a great adventure!  Oh crud, I forgot to paint my toe nails. 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #yogateachertraining #packing #yogisofinstagram #shivareateachertraining #shivarea #imgoingcrazy #yogaclothes #jalaclothing #toomanychoices #yogaclothes #toomuchyogaclothes
6:15 the night before I leave for my immersion. I can’t fit all my stuff in my bags. My service dog is having a melt down, I’m wigging out. So not good. I just keep say I got this, I got this. But the bags sure don’t. I look like I’m running away from home. But I’m stay positive. This going to be a great adventure! Oh crud, I forgot to paint my toe nails. #heatherslifeunfiltered  #yogateachertraining  #packing  #yogisofinstagram  #shivareateachertraining  #shivarea  #imgoingcrazy  #yogaclothes  #jalaclothing  #toomanychoices  #yogaclothes  #toomuchyogaclothes 
So, my meds still have me woozy and oddly giving me a dry mouth and food tastes funny. I can live with this because all of the muscular skeletal pain is gone. Take that fibromyalgia. I feel amazing. My back is still in a lot of pain, but I’m better able to move around with the rest of the pain gone. So we still have to figure out what’s causing it. But, I have teacher training starting at the end of this week with Shiva Rea. I’m excited but scared I’ll flair and embarrass myself. Sometimes, when we are disabled and/or mentally ill we put so much pressure on ourselves to be perfect or perform at the same level as the totally healthy that it causes more problems. I need to learn to let it go and just be me. 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #mentalhealth #chronicillness #chronicpain #chronicyogi #chronicillnessyogi #yogisofinstagram #yogalife #yogalifeyogainspiration #suicideawareness #suicideprevention
So, my meds still have me woozy and oddly giving me a dry mouth and food tastes funny. I can live with this because all of the muscular skeletal pain is gone. Take that fibromyalgia. I feel amazing. My back is still in a lot of pain, but I’m better able to move around with the rest of the pain gone. So we still have to figure out what’s causing it. But, I have teacher training starting at the end of this week with Shiva Rea. I’m excited but scared I’ll flair and embarrass myself. Sometimes, when we are disabled and/or mentally ill we put so much pressure on ourselves to be perfect or perform at the same level as the totally healthy that it causes more problems. I need to learn to let it go and just be me. #heatherslifeunfiltered  #mentalhealth  #chronicillness  #chronicpain  #chronicyogi  #chronicillnessyogi  #yogisofinstagram  #yogalife  #yogalifeyogainspiration  #suicideawareness  #suicideprevention 
I’ve had a rough few weeks. No one really wants to talk about mental illness or chronic illness. They are both invisible and therefore easy to overlook or dismiss. My chronic pain flared to intolerable levels and that triggered a full mental breakdown- hence my absence. It was bad. It is bad. But I’m on an med change and trying hard to acclimate to them. But hopefully it will help and I’ll be back to my regularly scheduled antics soon. 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #mentalillness #mentalhealth #chronicpain #chronicillness #invisabledisability #disabledyogi #yogisofinstagram #suicideprevention #suicideawareness
I’ve had a rough few weeks. No one really wants to talk about mental illness or chronic illness. They are both invisible and therefore easy to overlook or dismiss. My chronic pain flared to intolerable levels and that triggered a full mental breakdown- hence my absence. It was bad. It is bad. But I’m on an med change and trying hard to acclimate to them. But hopefully it will help and I’ll be back to my regularly scheduled antics soon. #heatherslifeunfiltered  #mentalillness  #mentalhealth  #chronicpain  #chronicillness  #invisabledisability  #disabledyogi  #yogisofinstagram  #suicideprevention  #suicideawareness 
@Regran_ed from @chronicheatheryoga -  Did you know I was born in Hawai’i?  I was. I miss it. But I also crave the mountains. I think that the Highlander in me. .
Anyway, I been woefully absent and for that I apologize. Between studying, making products for my shop, running the business, and oh yeah the back issue that’s cropped up I haven’t had time to take pictures or be insightful. I’m mainly just in panic mode constantly. I have an appointment this week for my back because the pain has become unbearable. It’s not yoga related because yoga actually helps. But there are days where I can barely walk to even get to my mat. So hopefully the doctor can help (not holding my breath). .
Hopefully things will calm down and I can get back to my regularly scheduled shenanigans. I’m off to make body butter. 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #yogisofinstagram #backpainsucks #chronicillness #chronicpain #disabledyogi #invisabledisability #invisabiledisabilitydoesntmeanlessdisabled #crystalshop #girlboss #thescottishwitchapothecary #yoganomatterwhat #yogagirl #yogalife #yogalove - #regrann
@Regran_ed from @chronicheatheryoga - Did you know I was born in Hawai’i? I was. I miss it. But I also crave the mountains. I think that the Highlander in me. . Anyway, I been woefully absent and for that I apologize. Between studying, making products for my shop, running the business, and oh yeah the back issue that’s cropped up I haven’t had time to take pictures or be insightful. I’m mainly just in panic mode constantly. I have an appointment this week for my back because the pain has become unbearable. It’s not yoga related because yoga actually helps. But there are days where I can barely walk to even get to my mat. So hopefully the doctor can help (not holding my breath). . Hopefully things will calm down and I can get back to my regularly scheduled shenanigans. I’m off to make body butter. #heatherslifeunfiltered  #yogisofinstagram  #backpainsucks  #chronicillness  #chronicpain  #disabledyogi  #invisabledisability  #invisabiledisabilitydoesntmeanlessdisabled  #crystalshop  #girlboss  #thescottishwitchapothecary  #yoganomatterwhat  #yogagirl  #yogalife  #yogalove  - #regrann 
This might all be over for me 😢. I’ve suffered from chronic pain for years and lower back pain specifically. None of this is due to yoga, but yoga kept moving for years longer than I would have otherwise. But there is a very good chance I’m going to have to have surgery on my back. I don’t know what that means for my future. It’s scary. 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #yoga #yogalove #yogisofinstagram #backpain #backsurgery #physicaltherapy #disabledyogi #yogaforpain #yogaforlife
This might all be over for me 😢. I’ve suffered from chronic pain for years and lower back pain specifically. None of this is due to yoga, but yoga kept moving for years longer than I would have otherwise. But there is a very good chance I’m going to have to have surgery on my back. I don’t know what that means for my future. It’s scary. #heatherslifeunfiltered  #yoga  #yogalove  #yogisofinstagram  #backpain  #backsurgery  #physicaltherapy  #disabledyogi  #yogaforpain  #yogaforlife 
Ok. It’s been a week from hell. Between making product, doctors appointments, tests, and a gem show I’ve been totally absent and didn’t even realize I had hit 3,000 followers!  This is my surprised 😲 face. You guys are the best and I promise I’ll get back to making engaging posts when the whirlwind calms down. Love you all 😘. #heatherslifeunfiltered #followers #youguysrock #yogisofinstagram #chronicillness #chronicpain #fibromyalgia #dysautonomia #disabledyogi #crystalshop #bosslady #yogaandcrystals #yoga #yogalove #yogalifestyle
Ok. It’s been a week from hell. Between making product, doctors appointments, tests, and a gem show I’ve been totally absent and didn’t even realize I had hit 3,000 followers! This is my surprised 😲 face. You guys are the best and I promise I’ll get back to making engaging posts when the whirlwind calms down. Love you all 😘. #heatherslifeunfiltered  #followers  #youguysrock  #yogisofinstagram  #chronicillness  #chronicpain  #fibromyalgia  #dysautonomia  #disabledyogi  #crystalshop  #bosslady  #yogaandcrystals  #yoga  #yogalove  #yogalifestyle 
Did you know I was born in Hawai’i?  I was. I miss it. But I also crave the mountains. I think that the Highlander in me. .
Anyway, I been woefully absent and for that I apologize. Between studying, making products for my shop, running the business, and oh yeah the back issue that’s cropped up I haven’t had time to take pictures or be insightful. I’m mainly just in panic mode constantly. I have an appointment this week for my back because the pain has become unbearable. It’s not yoga related because yoga actually helps. But there are days where I can barely walk to even get to my mat. So hopefully the doctor can help (not holding my breath). .
Hopefully things will calm down and I can get back to my regularly scheduled shenanigans. I’m off to make body butter. 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #yogisofinstagram #backpainsucks #chronicillness #chronicpain #disabledyogi #invisabledisability #invisabiledisabilitydoesntmeanlessdisabled #crystalshop #girlboss #thescottishwitchapothecary #yoganomatterwhat #yogagirl #yogalife #yogalove
Did you know I was born in Hawai’i? I was. I miss it. But I also crave the mountains. I think that the Highlander in me. . Anyway, I been woefully absent and for that I apologize. Between studying, making products for my shop, running the business, and oh yeah the back issue that’s cropped up I haven’t had time to take pictures or be insightful. I’m mainly just in panic mode constantly. I have an appointment this week for my back because the pain has become unbearable. It’s not yoga related because yoga actually helps. But there are days where I can barely walk to even get to my mat. So hopefully the doctor can help (not holding my breath). . Hopefully things will calm down and I can get back to my regularly scheduled shenanigans. I’m off to make body butter. #heatherslifeunfiltered  #yogisofinstagram  #backpainsucks  #chronicillness  #chronicpain  #disabledyogi  #invisabledisability  #invisabiledisabilitydoesntmeanlessdisabled  #crystalshop  #girlboss  #thescottishwitchapothecary  #yoganomatterwhat  #yogagirl  #yogalife  #yogalove 
I’m the mountains of San Diego fall doesn’t swagger in gently, it hits you like a line backer. It was in the low 90’s last week. Now it’s in the 50’s leg warmers have become a necessity. It isn’t so much that 50 is actually cold. It’s the sudden drop. So now it’s boots, leg warmers, and knitting in between yoga. 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #itscoldoutside #knitting #legwarmers #yogisofinstagram #coldyoga #yogapants #yogaeverydamnday #julianca #mountainlife
I love fall!  I get to wear my orange leggings and skeleton stuff without looking like a freak, not that it bothers me much. My hand stands are improving, I’m so excited. I still need the wall but I can feel my body wanting to push away from it and balance. Now if I could get my legs to balance 🙄. #heatherslifeunfiltered #jalaambassador #disabledyogi #handstand #handstandpractice #yogapose #yogisofinstagram #jala #yogaeverydamnday #yogalove #yogalife.
Hurry before the best stuff is sold out. Comfy yoga clothes made to give back. You can practice and feel good about your style. #heatherslifeunfiltered #jala #yogaclothes #sale #yogaeverydamnday #yogaeverywhere #yogapose @jalaclothing
What does grief look like?  My photographer caught it perfectly in the middle of our shoot. The face that looks lost and vacant instead of peaceful and blissful. The face that says why am I bothering with this?  Here I am in a decent ballet inspired skandasana and I feel lost and purposeless. Grief has no time limit and it’s like a cancer that slowly grows with time instead of improving. There is no moving on only pushing in a different direction and praying it helps keep you alive. 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #grief #griefjourney #yogaanyway #yogaandgrief #yogaeverydamday #yogaeveryday #yogaeverywhere #yogajournal #freepeople #danapoint #beachyoga #yogisofinstagram
What does grief look like? My photographer caught it perfectly in the middle of our shoot. The face that looks lost and vacant instead of peaceful and blissful. The face that says why am I bothering with this? Here I am in a decent ballet inspired skandasana and I feel lost and purposeless. Grief has no time limit and it’s like a cancer that slowly grows with time instead of improving. There is no moving on only pushing in a different direction and praying it helps keep you alive. #heatherslifeunfiltered  #grief  #griefjourney  #yogaanyway  #yogaandgrief  #yogaeverydamday  #yogaeveryday  #yogaeverywhere  #yogajournal  #freepeople  #danapoint  #beachyoga  #yogisofinstagram 
Photo shoots suck. There is the outfit planning, the makeup, oh and pose decisions. It’s harder when you have limitations. The poses have to look good, show off something awesome, and somehow be yogic without being vain. But boy, does my hair look cool in that light. 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #yogaphotography #yogaposes #yogisofinstagram #yogajournal #freepeople #sandcloud #disabledyogi #chronicillness #yogaeverydamday #yogaeveryday #yogaeverywhere
Ever wonder what it looks like behind the scenes of those beyond gorgeous IG yoga photos?  Well this is it. Straightening towel, trying to steady me on a sloped beach. It’s a million times harder than it looks. Thanks a million to my friends for being such a huge help!
#heatherslifeunfiltered #headstand #headstandingyogis #headstands #yogaphotography #behindthescene #behindtheyogapictures #yogaonthebeach #yogaisbetterwithfriends #yogisofinstagram #yogajournal #sandcloud #freepeople
Ever wonder what it looks like behind the scenes of those beyond gorgeous IG yoga photos? Well this is it. Straightening towel, trying to steady me on a sloped beach. It’s a million times harder than it looks. Thanks a million to my friends for being such a huge help! #heatherslifeunfiltered  #headstand  #headstandingyogis  #headstands  #yogaphotography  #behindthescene  #behindtheyogapictures  #yogaonthebeach  #yogaisbetterwithfriends  #yogisofinstagram  #yogajournal  #sandcloud  #freepeople 
Wow, what a weekend! Thanks to @larkinyogatv and the always lovely @fightmasteryoga for a great learning experience. I’m exhausted. But I really wanted to introduce you to my friend Dylan @yoga.infusion. She is the Yang to my Yin. Where I’m slow Vinyasa and long holds. A very lunar style. Dylan is a fireball!  She is so strong and athletic (and I’m kinda jealous of that 😊). But the best part?  She records HIIT and Yoga flows and puts them on YouTube for free (for now, because I know she’s going to be big) so check them out and get in one heck of a work out or a great solar yoga flow.  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xaigiqbo4do 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #yogaretreat #yogabuddies #youtubeworkouts #yogisofinstagram #yogis #yogisofig #yogini #yoginis #solaryogis #hiitworkout #lifeisbetterwithfriends #jalaambassador @jalaclothing
Wow, what a weekend! Thanks to @larkinyogatv and the always lovely @fightmasteryoga for a great learning experience. I’m exhausted. But I really wanted to introduce you to my friend Dylan @yoga.infusion. She is the Yang to my Yin. Where I’m slow Vinyasa and long holds. A very lunar style. Dylan is a fireball! She is so strong and athletic (and I’m kinda jealous of that 😊). But the best part? She records HIIT and Yoga flows and puts them on YouTube for free (for now, because I know she’s going to be big) so check them out and get in one heck of a work out or a great solar yoga flow. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xaigiqbo4do #heatherslifeunfiltered  #yogaretreat  #yogabuddies  #youtubeworkouts  #yogisofinstagram  #yogis  #yogisofig  #yogini  #yoginis  #solaryogis  #hiitworkout  #lifeisbetterwithfriends  #jalaambassador  @jalaclothing
The secret life of a Potsie Yogi!  My husband always jokes that while everyone else at retreats are eating kale chips, I’m pounding Pringles. He’s not far off. We go out to eat and they get the veggie vegan wrap and I get french fries with extra salt. They eat yogurt and humus and I’m eating Pringles 3 at a time. They all look at me with that kinda snobby disgusted look. What can I say 🤷🏻‍♀️?! Doctors orders!  And when your doctor says to eat more french fries and potato chips you don’t argue, you just say awesome! 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #potsie #potsielife #potsieyogi #disabledyogateacher #ineedmoresalt #yogaeveryday #yogaeverydamday #yogaeverywhere #yogisofinstagram #chroniclyfabulous
The secret life of a Potsie Yogi! My husband always jokes that while everyone else at retreats are eating kale chips, I’m pounding Pringles. He’s not far off. We go out to eat and they get the veggie vegan wrap and I get french fries with extra salt. They eat yogurt and humus and I’m eating Pringles 3 at a time. They all look at me with that kinda snobby disgusted look. What can I say 🤷🏻‍♀️?! Doctors orders! And when your doctor says to eat more french fries and potato chips you don’t argue, you just say awesome! #heatherslifeunfiltered  #potsie  #potsielife  #potsieyogi  #disabledyogateacher  #ineedmoresalt  #yogaeveryday  #yogaeverydamday  #yogaeverywhere  #yogisofinstagram  #chroniclyfabulous 
There are worse views to have for your last lunch on retreat. What a wind ride. I’m exhausted. I probably won’t leave my bed or couch for a few days. I’m just so tired.  Sometimes I feel normal and like every one else. These are the times when it becomes so glaringly obvious that I’m not. Everyone else is bouncing with energy and I’m dragging myself around. It’s encouraging and discouraging at the same time. Encouraging because it confirms it’s not all in my head, my battery really does have a much lower charge than everyone else’s. Discouraging because I want to be like everyone else. I feel like the little kid with their nose smooshed up against the window watching the world go by. And that is a world I can’t be a part of. So, I just have to make my world as ok as I can I guess. 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #chronicillness #chronicillnesswarrior #chronicillnesslife #dysautonomia #posturalorthostatictachycardiasyndrome #orthostatichypotension #gastroparesis #eds #toomanyillnessestohashtag #yogaretreat #yogawhiledisabled #disabledyogi #yogaanyway #yogaeverydamday #yogaeveryday #yogaeverywhere #kundalini
There are worse views to have for your last lunch on retreat. What a wind ride. I’m exhausted. I probably won’t leave my bed or couch for a few days. I’m just so tired. Sometimes I feel normal and like every one else. These are the times when it becomes so glaringly obvious that I’m not. Everyone else is bouncing with energy and I’m dragging myself around. It’s encouraging and discouraging at the same time. Encouraging because it confirms it’s not all in my head, my battery really does have a much lower charge than everyone else’s. Discouraging because I want to be like everyone else. I feel like the little kid with their nose smooshed up against the window watching the world go by. And that is a world I can’t be a part of. So, I just have to make my world as ok as I can I guess. #heatherslifeunfiltered  #chronicillness  #chronicillnesswarrior  #chronicillnesslife  #dysautonomia  #posturalorthostatictachycardiasyndrome  #orthostatichypotension  #gastroparesis  #eds  #toomanyillnessestohashtag  #yogaretreat  #yogawhiledisabled  #disabledyogi  #yogaanyway  #yogaeverydamday  #yogaeveryday  #yogaeverywhere  #kundalini 
As a yoga teacher, I walk around in all manner of yogic nonsense that my conservative like town mostly ignores. But today apparently a crop top and lounge pants with a bit of stomach tattoo showing was all it took for the men to go nuts. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Either that or the wells are contaminated 🤣. @jalaclothing for the win!
#heatherslifeunfiltered #yogisofinstagram #yogaclothing #yogaclothes #sexyyogapants #tattoo #jalaambassador
I’m off to a yoga retreat this weekend. For most this would be as easy as throwing some stuff in a bag and go - excitement included. Me?  Ive spent the last week strictly following my medically required diet so that I don’t end up in the ER while I’m there. Now, obviously I “cheat” a bit while I’m home because I can deal with the downsides. But, I really don’t want a gastroparesis attack while traveling, studying, and practicing. My husband likes to joke that there are only 5 things I’m allowed to eat. Between the gastro diet and the MCAD diet, he isn’t far off. It sucks, but I’m not going to let it stop me. I want to go, even if that means packing my medical equipment with my yoga stuff and continuing to strictly adhere to my diet while there and crossing my fingers that it all goes smoothly. And you better believe I’m going to cheat when I get home. One of the cafes just came out with pumpkin cinnamon french toast. Are you kidding?! I’m going to be all over that when I get back. 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #gastroparesis #mastcellactivationdisorder #chronicillness #chroniclyfabulous #yogisofinstagram #yogaeverydamday #yogaeveryday #boundwarrior #yogapose #jalaambassador @jalaclothing
I’m off to a yoga retreat this weekend. For most this would be as easy as throwing some stuff in a bag and go - excitement included. Me? Ive spent the last week strictly following my medically required diet so that I don’t end up in the ER while I’m there. Now, obviously I “cheat” a bit while I’m home because I can deal with the downsides. But, I really don’t want a gastroparesis attack while traveling, studying, and practicing. My husband likes to joke that there are only 5 things I’m allowed to eat. Between the gastro diet and the MCAD diet, he isn’t far off. It sucks, but I’m not going to let it stop me. I want to go, even if that means packing my medical equipment with my yoga stuff and continuing to strictly adhere to my diet while there and crossing my fingers that it all goes smoothly. And you better believe I’m going to cheat when I get home. One of the cafes just came out with pumpkin cinnamon french toast. Are you kidding?! I’m going to be all over that when I get back. #heatherslifeunfiltered  #gastroparesis  #mastcellactivationdisorder  #chronicillness  #chroniclyfabulous  #yogisofinstagram  #yogaeverydamday  #yogaeveryday  #boundwarrior  #yogapose  #jalaambassador  @jalaclothing
Sometimes before a class you need to take a moment to collect your thoughts, set your intentions, and then just let the yoga flow. 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #yogateacher #yogameditation #intentionsetting #herospose #yogaclassprep #dontoverthinkit #trustyourself #yogaeveryday #jalaambassador @jalaclothing #earlymorningyoga #earlymorningyogapractice #manduka
Why does my butt always look big in inversions? I don’t even really have much of one. But ever single time I’m shot from the back, I cringe. From now on I’m just saying no to rear facing inversion shots. 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #handstand #handstands #mybuttlookshuge #bigbum #yogapose #yogaposes #yogaeveryday #yogisofinstagram #yogateacher #yogalife #yogalifestyle #jalaambassador @jalaclothing
What makes a yogi?  I’ve wrestled with this for awhile. Why?  Because of my socioeconomic position. I don’t wear malas as jewelry any more than I would a rosary. My arms aren’t covered in beaded bracelets - not because I don’t like them, but I find they interfere with asanas. I have lots of tattoos - all for a good reason, my hair is pink, and my purse is a Louis Vuitton with an Hermès scarlet tied to it. I’m not hemp and beads and vegan. I’m @tiffanyandco, @louisvuitton, @hermes, and @dior. My yoga clothes are mainly @jalaclothing, with some @mandukayoga, @freepeople, @threads4thought, with a few others for variety. If I have an event to go to I shop at @saks or @neimanmarcus, I’ve even been known to go to @barneysny. But here’s the thing, most of what I buy wasn’t made in a sweatshop in Asia. It’s hand made in the US or Europe - even my glasses were hand made in Italy. And, I don’t buy that much because what I do buy lasts forever. My @louisvuitton Sac Souple that I use as my yoga duffle is older than me. .
I get flack for being inauthentic because I haven’t dropped the trappings of my “privileged” life. But it’s funny, my Guru lived in a beautiful small house - sparingly furnished - in a nice area with a beautiful backyard. I asked him once if it went against the Sutras to live in what looked like luxury. He said he had only what he needed and that everything was hand made and would last a lifetime. He did not engage in a throwaway culture. This aligned with the Sutras. .
So, does my life?  My house is small and while it is sparingly furnished, I do have more than I need. But, the question remains- what makes a yogi?  Is it enough to buy something that will probably never be replaced as opposed to a hemp bag that will? What about the hair and tattoos? What about my non biodegradable yoga mats?  What makes a yogi authentic?
#heatherslifeunfiltered #yogisofinstagram #whatmakesayogi #yogasutras #authenticity #pinkhair #tattoos #luxurylifestyle #luxury #yogalifestyle #yogalife #yogaclothes #luxuryyogi #guiltyconscience
What makes a yogi? I’ve wrestled with this for awhile. Why? Because of my socioeconomic position. I don’t wear malas as jewelry any more than I would a rosary. My arms aren’t covered in beaded bracelets - not because I don’t like them, but I find they interfere with asanas. I have lots of tattoos - all for a good reason, my hair is pink, and my purse is a Louis Vuitton with an Hermès scarlet tied to it. I’m not hemp and beads and vegan. I’m @tiffanyandco, @louisvuitton, @hermes, and @dior. My yoga clothes are mainly @jalaclothing, with some @mandukayoga, @freepeople, @threads4thought, with a few others for variety. If I have an event to go to I shop at @saks or @neimanmarcus, I’ve even been known to go to @barneysny. But here’s the thing, most of what I buy wasn’t made in a sweatshop in Asia. It’s hand made in the US or Europe - even my glasses were hand made in Italy. And, I don’t buy that much because what I do buy lasts forever. My @louisvuitton Sac Souple that I use as my yoga duffle is older than me. . I get flack for being inauthentic because I haven’t dropped the trappings of my “privileged” life. But it’s funny, my Guru lived in a beautiful small house - sparingly furnished - in a nice area with a beautiful backyard. I asked him once if it went against the Sutras to live in what looked like luxury. He said he had only what he needed and that everything was hand made and would last a lifetime. He did not engage in a throwaway culture. This aligned with the Sutras. . So, does my life? My house is small and while it is sparingly furnished, I do have more than I need. But, the question remains- what makes a yogi? Is it enough to buy something that will probably never be replaced as opposed to a hemp bag that will? What about the hair and tattoos? What about my non biodegradable yoga mats? What makes a yogi authentic? #heatherslifeunfiltered  #yogisofinstagram  #whatmakesayogi  #yogasutras  #authenticity  #pinkhair  #tattoos  #luxurylifestyle  #luxury  #yogalifestyle  #yogalife  #yogaclothes  #luxuryyogi  #guiltyconscience 
So not entirely yoga. I had just finished my morning practice before the store opens. It’s kinda weird doing two things at once. I always feel like I should be doing the other thing when doing the other thing 🙃. Either way, I’m comfy in @jalaclothing. 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #jalaambassador #yogaeveryday #yogaeverywhere #yogainthecrystalshop #yogaintheshop #yogisofinstagram #crystalshop #crystalseller #crystalseverywhere #servicedog
Here is my view today. We got the shop together in record time and I’ve already made my first sale. My toe is still broken, but getting better. Hopefully I’ll be back to yoga pictures this week. 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #crystalshop #gemsandminerals #bosslady #ijustwanttoyoga #yogaeveryday #yogaeverywhere #yogawithpoodles #juliancalifornia
I am absolutely exhausted. I’m so tired and sore. We didn’t get to bed until 1:00 this morning. But it was so worth it. Ritual Prana Flow, pranams(prostrations) by the bucket load, and kriyas a plenty led to me looking like I’d taken a shower. My hair was soaked (not good with curly hair by the beach), my clothes were soaked, my damn mat was completely soaked. That was just the first half of the workshop. The second half was just as sweaty but it was intuitive asana and Yoga Trance Dance culminating with moon meditation on the beach. 
They say when the student is ready the teacher will appear. Mine has and even though I might not move today and I did a million chutarungus, I’m so grateful for the experience and time I got to spend with the great Shiva Rea. I haven’t been this inspired since that horrible day. Eternal gratitude.
#heatherslifeunfiltered #shivarea #shivarea108 @shivarea108 #yogaworkshop #epicyogasc #pranaflow #pranavinyasa #pranam #yogatrancedance #kriyayoga #lunarmeditation #meditation #yogaeveryday #disabledyogi
I am absolutely exhausted. I’m so tired and sore. We didn’t get to bed until 1:00 this morning. But it was so worth it. Ritual Prana Flow, pranams(prostrations) by the bucket load, and kriyas a plenty led to me looking like I’d taken a shower. My hair was soaked (not good with curly hair by the beach), my clothes were soaked, my damn mat was completely soaked. That was just the first half of the workshop. The second half was just as sweaty but it was intuitive asana and Yoga Trance Dance culminating with moon meditation on the beach. They say when the student is ready the teacher will appear. Mine has and even though I might not move today and I did a million chutarungus, I’m so grateful for the experience and time I got to spend with the great Shiva Rea. I haven’t been this inspired since that horrible day. Eternal gratitude. #heatherslifeunfiltered  #shivarea  #shivarea108  @shivarea108 #yogaworkshop  #epicyogasc  #pranaflow  #pranavinyasa  #pranam  #yogatrancedance  #kriyayoga  #lunarmeditation  #meditation  #yogaeveryday  #disabledyogi 
As a former dancer I’m used to broken toes and horribly sore feet. The beauty of yoga is I can keep the amazingly strong feet without the blisters, blood, and broken toes. Except I have the worst broken toe I’ve ever had. I suspect its because of my chronic illness. It’s just not healing and it’s putting a a crimp in my practice schedule 🤬. Yesterday I did 30 chuturungas - all one legged because I can’t put the weight on the foot - double 🤬. So today I’m sidelined with a horribly sore foot and a body that feels like it’s been hit by a truck. So I’m on the couch today with my snuggle buddy. I’ll do some stretching later and work on head and handstands. But for now, it’s snuggle time. 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #snuggles #brokentoe #hurtfoot #crimpingmystyle #ijustwanttoyoga #iwanttobebeonmymat #yogapractice #yogaprogress #yogahurdles #practiceyoga #pracricemakesprogress #yogalife #yogisofinstagram #mountainyogi #dancersfeet #juliancalifornia #poodlesofinstagram
As a former dancer I’m used to broken toes and horribly sore feet. The beauty of yoga is I can keep the amazingly strong feet without the blisters, blood, and broken toes. Except I have the worst broken toe I’ve ever had. I suspect its because of my chronic illness. It’s just not healing and it’s putting a a crimp in my practice schedule 🤬. Yesterday I did 30 chuturungas - all one legged because I can’t put the weight on the foot - double 🤬. So today I’m sidelined with a horribly sore foot and a body that feels like it’s been hit by a truck. So I’m on the couch today with my snuggle buddy. I’ll do some stretching later and work on head and handstands. But for now, it’s snuggle time. #heatherslifeunfiltered  #snuggles  #brokentoe  #hurtfoot  #crimpingmystyle  #ijustwanttoyoga  #iwanttobebeonmymat  #yogapractice  #yogaprogress  #yogahurdles  #practiceyoga  #pracricemakesprogress  #yogalife  #yogisofinstagram  #mountainyogi  #dancersfeet  #juliancalifornia  #poodlesofinstagram 
So no yoga pictures today. My toe is still badly broken it’s making yoga almost impossible. There are certain asanas I just can’t do. All my chuturangus today were one legged because I couldn’t put any weight on the foot. I have two days before my @shivarea108 Workshop and I’m going to show up a gimp. But, I’m going to show up and I will learn and I will give it my all. I will keep up my practice in the meantime and who knows, maybe the pain will be gone by Friday. Even if it isn’t, it will be magical. #heatherslifeunfiltered #shivarea #yogaworkshop #brokentoe #yogaevenwhenithurts #yogaeveryday #yogastrong #yogapractice #yogalife #yogaaddict #injuredyogi #disabledyogi #yogisofinstagram
So no yoga pictures today. My toe is still badly broken it’s making yoga almost impossible. There are certain asanas I just can’t do. All my chuturangus today were one legged because I couldn’t put any weight on the foot. I have two days before my @shivarea108 Workshop and I’m going to show up a gimp. But, I’m going to show up and I will learn and I will give it my all. I will keep up my practice in the meantime and who knows, maybe the pain will be gone by Friday. Even if it isn’t, it will be magical. #heatherslifeunfiltered  #shivarea  #yogaworkshop  #brokentoe  #yogaevenwhenithurts  #yogaeveryday  #yogastrong  #yogapractice  #yogalife  #yogaaddict  #injuredyogi  #disabledyogi  #yogisofinstagram 
Chronic illness and disability are interesting things. We often aren’t seen as “really” disabled. Particularly if we achieve normal life stuff. But if you are totally healthy, but missing a limb or two, and achieve stuff you’re lauded as an inspiration. If “we” say that isn’t fair we are painted as attention seeking fakers. There are IG accounts that show people with the same conditions I have in the hospital hooked up to machines and looking very sick. They are sick. I’ve been in the hospital too - a lot, but I don’t take pictures of it. I don’t think people want to see me bleeding all over the place and getting staples in my head after a seizure and loss of consciousness. And I don’t really want people seeing me at my worst. I don’t talk about my conditions much because talking about my highly restricted diet, malnutrition, falling down, using a cane and walker aren’t fun or uplifting. 
So, I try to show my triumphs. The crappy yoga poses I manage to eek out, the classes I teach, and the better aspects of my life. But here I’ll show you an out take from a photo session. I fell on my ass and had a hard time getting up. We saw it as a win because I didn’t get hurt, only my pride. I keep pushing and I won’t let this beat me. My disability may never be acknowledged or my illnesses taken seriously, and I’ll never be publicly lauded for my overcoming immense odds. But that’s ok. I know I did it. And that’s enough. If I can inspire others to push through then that’s icing on the cake. 
Wearing @jalaclothing 
Mat: @mandukayoga 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #jalaambassador #chronicillness #ihatehospitals #disabledyogi #disabled #disabilityawareness #ihaveaservicedog #dysautonomia #gastroparesis #pots #orthostatichypotension #eds #seizures #ptsd #toomanyconditionstolist #yoga #yogaeveryday #yogawhiledisabled #yogainspiration #yogaouttakes #yogisofinstagram #igyogi #igyogi #yogalife #yogagirl #yogajournal
Chronic illness and disability are interesting things. We often aren’t seen as “really” disabled. Particularly if we achieve normal life stuff. But if you are totally healthy, but missing a limb or two, and achieve stuff you’re lauded as an inspiration. If “we” say that isn’t fair we are painted as attention seeking fakers. There are IG accounts that show people with the same conditions I have in the hospital hooked up to machines and looking very sick. They are sick. I’ve been in the hospital too - a lot, but I don’t take pictures of it. I don’t think people want to see me bleeding all over the place and getting staples in my head after a seizure and loss of consciousness. And I don’t really want people seeing me at my worst. I don’t talk about my conditions much because talking about my highly restricted diet, malnutrition, falling down, using a cane and walker aren’t fun or uplifting. So, I try to show my triumphs. The crappy yoga poses I manage to eek out, the classes I teach, and the better aspects of my life. But here I’ll show you an out take from a photo session. I fell on my ass and had a hard time getting up. We saw it as a win because I didn’t get hurt, only my pride. I keep pushing and I won’t let this beat me. My disability may never be acknowledged or my illnesses taken seriously, and I’ll never be publicly lauded for my overcoming immense odds. But that’s ok. I know I did it. And that’s enough. If I can inspire others to push through then that’s icing on the cake. Wearing @jalaclothing Mat: @mandukayoga #heatherslifeunfiltered  #jalaambassador  #chronicillness  #ihatehospitals  #disabledyogi  #disabled  #disabilityawareness  #ihaveaservicedog  #dysautonomia  #gastroparesis  #pots  #orthostatichypotension  #eds  #seizures  #ptsd  #toomanyconditionstolist  #yoga  #yogaeveryday  #yogawhiledisabled  #yogainspiration  #yogaouttakes  #yogisofinstagram  #igyogi  #igyogi  #yogalife  #yogagirl  #yogajournal 
Um, Houston we have a problem. I broke my toe!  Practice is going to have to take a back seat to a wee bit of healing. I’ve got some business stuff to handle anyway. You never realize how important those darns padas are until they are out of commission. 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #brokentoe #noyogatoday #ijustwanttoyoga #stupidwalls #yoga #yogalife #yogaeverydayexcepttoday
Instagram is hard. There I said it. I can go through 2 hours of practice and do dozens of awesome asanas, but get the camera out and my mind goes blank and skills shrivel. I’m not sure if I’m afraid of the camera or afraid of looking good (if that makes sense). Yoga is supposed to be a personal journey of finding the self and transcending it. Showing off on IG seems counter to that. Maybe I’m just over thinking it, but in the end it effects my poses and pictures. Grr. At least I think I’ve figured out the problem. 🙂
Clothing: @jalaclothing #jalaambassador 
Mat: @mandukayoga 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #yogapose #yogaeveryday #yogastruggles #yogisofinstagram #igphotos #yogaphotography #yogapractice #yogateacher #yogateacherlife #yogateachertraining
Instagram is hard. There I said it. I can go through 2 hours of practice and do dozens of awesome asanas, but get the camera out and my mind goes blank and skills shrivel. I’m not sure if I’m afraid of the camera or afraid of looking good (if that makes sense). Yoga is supposed to be a personal journey of finding the self and transcending it. Showing off on IG seems counter to that. Maybe I’m just over thinking it, but in the end it effects my poses and pictures. Grr. At least I think I’ve figured out the problem. 🙂 Clothing: @jalaclothing #jalaambassador  Mat: @mandukayoga #heatherslifeunfiltered  #yogapose  #yogaeveryday  #yogastruggles  #yogisofinstagram  #igphotos  #yogaphotography  #yogapractice  #yogateacher  #yogateacherlife  #yogateachertraining 
It’s only been 2 weeks since we got the keys. It’s hard to believe. We’ve painted and moved in furniture. And my first photos were wearing Jala. Go to www.JalaClothing.com to pick up my cute jumpsuit on sale!
#heatherslifeunfiltered #jalaambassador #jalasale #yogapose #malasana #yogaclothing #yoga #yogalove #yogalife #yogaeveryday
So, what happens when you are bone crushingly exhausted and sore but you still have to get your 2 hours of practice in? You put on your big girl unicorn 🦄 yoga gear and be awesome!  Ok, maybe I wasn’t awesome but I gave it a darn good shot and did my two hours. AND I struck a pretty good Shiva pose to tap into that inner fire 🔥. What gives you power to do what you think you can’t?
Bra and leggings: @pineappleclothing_com 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #happyinpineapple #pineappleclothing #shivapose #unicornsareawesome #imawesome #imaunicorn #chronicfatigue #chronicillness #yogateacher #yogateacherlife #itsayogalifeforme #yogapose #yogalife #yogaeveryday #yogatraining #yogateachertraining #yoga #pinkhairdontcare
So, what happens when you are bone crushingly exhausted and sore but you still have to get your 2 hours of practice in? You put on your big girl unicorn 🦄 yoga gear and be awesome! Ok, maybe I wasn’t awesome but I gave it a darn good shot and did my two hours. AND I struck a pretty good Shiva pose to tap into that inner fire 🔥. What gives you power to do what you think you can’t? Bra and leggings: @pineappleclothing_com #heatherslifeunfiltered  #happyinpineapple  #pineappleclothing  #shivapose  #unicornsareawesome  #imawesome  #imaunicorn  #chronicfatigue  #chronicillness  #yogateacher  #yogateacherlife  #itsayogalifeforme  #yogapose  #yogalife  #yogaeveryday  #yogatraining  #yogateachertraining  #yoga  #pinkhairdontcare 
Can you tell she has a mat preference?  We got woken up late last night by my service dog barking to alert that a coyote was trying to get to the chickens and then standing guard over me. She isn’t trained to do that, but she does. Funny dog. So we are all a little sleepy. (The chickens 🐔 are fine, btw). So, on with the post yoga snooze. 
Chloë’s mat of choice: @mandukayoga proLite
#heatherslifeunfiltered #poodlesofinstagram  #toypoodlelife #toypoodlesofinstagram #ashsmysticalpoodles #postyoganap #savasanadog #savasana #yogateachertraining #yogateacherlife #dogyoga #manduka
Can you tell she has a mat preference? We got woken up late last night by my service dog barking to alert that a coyote was trying to get to the chickens and then standing guard over me. She isn’t trained to do that, but she does. Funny dog. So we are all a little sleepy. (The chickens 🐔 are fine, btw). So, on with the post yoga snooze. Chloë’s mat of choice: @mandukayoga proLite #heatherslifeunfiltered  #poodlesofinstagram  #toypoodlelife  #toypoodlesofinstagram  #ashsmysticalpoodles  #postyoganap  #savasanadog  #savasana  #yogateachertraining  #yogateacherlife  #dogyoga  #manduka 
This is the face you make when one of your disabled clients tells you she’s pregnant. Don’t get me wrong, I’m so happy for her I could scream. But I spend a lot of time on her classes (I love the process so I don’t mind) and now it has to be modified for the wee one too. 😳 its all good at the end of the day. This is what I love to do, make yoga accessible to the chronically ill. It’s just the initial shock where you think “oh crud, what am I going to do?!”
Clothes: @yogaclubbox 
Mat and blanket: @mandukayoga 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #disablednotunable #disabledyogi #yogafordisabilities #prenatalyoga #yogateacherlife #mandukamat #yogaclub #yogaclubbox #yogaclubambassador #yogaforeveryone
This is the face you make when one of your disabled clients tells you she’s pregnant. Don’t get me wrong, I’m so happy for her I could scream. But I spend a lot of time on her classes (I love the process so I don’t mind) and now it has to be modified for the wee one too. 😳 its all good at the end of the day. This is what I love to do, make yoga accessible to the chronically ill. It’s just the initial shock where you think “oh crud, what am I going to do?!” Clothes: @yogaclubbox Mat and blanket: @mandukayoga #heatherslifeunfiltered  #disablednotunable  #disabledyogi  #yogafordisabilities  #prenatalyoga  #yogateacherlife  #mandukamat  #yogaclub  #yogaclubbox  #yogaclubambassador  #yogaforeveryone 
Ha! Yoga pose!  You all thought I just slept on my yoga mat. I’ve been working on my pigeons like crazy and I’m starting to see progress (which makes me happy). I wish I didn’t find them so hard, but then I won’t mention my splits, grr. 
Clothes: @yogaclubbox (contact me for a $50 off gift card)
Mats and blankets: @mandukayoga 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #yogaclub #yogaclubbox #yogaclubambassador #manduka #pigeonpose #yogapose #yogalife #yogateacher #yogateacherlife #yogateachertraining #shivarea #yogisofinstagram #dysautonomia #pots #disablednotunable #disabledyogi
Ha! Yoga pose! You all thought I just slept on my yoga mat. I’ve been working on my pigeons like crazy and I’m starting to see progress (which makes me happy). I wish I didn’t find them so hard, but then I won’t mention my splits, grr. Clothes: @yogaclubbox (contact me for a $50 off gift card) Mats and blankets: @mandukayoga #heatherslifeunfiltered  #yogaclub  #yogaclubbox  #yogaclubambassador  #manduka  #pigeonpose  #yogapose  #yogalife  #yogateacher  #yogateacherlife  #yogateachertraining  #shivarea  #yogisofinstagram  #dysautonomia  #pots  #disablednotunable  #disabledyogi 
Dysautonomia at its best!  So we are still in the process of getting the shop together. I’ve carved out a practice space for me so I can continue my teacher training and level up my skills. I’ve done this because the shop has AC, our house does not. And even with AC after a few hours this was the result. I was on my back working on some leg stretches and Dash (big dog) laid down next to me, then Chloë (tiny dog in my arm pit) thought my @jalaclothing sweater looked oh so comfy and curled up. I thought maybe this was a good time for savasana. Yep, never even made it to straightening my legs. I passed out cold. So doggies and me took a 2 hour nap (whoops) on the floor. I may look totally normal, but my body works 3 times as hard to keep me alive and functioning and so I get tired. The shop will have a comfy chair for naps, but Chloë has got to learn that @jalaclothing is not for her comfort but mine!
Wearing @jalaclothing 
Mat: @mandukayoga proLite
#heatherslifeunfiltered #jalaambassador #manduka #savasana #whoopsitookanap #dysautonomia #pots #orthostatichypotension #disabledyogi #disablednotunable #yogisofinstagram #yogiswithtattoos #yogisnow #yogaforeveryone #yogalife #yogaeveryday #yogawear #yogamat
Dysautonomia at its best! So we are still in the process of getting the shop together. I’ve carved out a practice space for me so I can continue my teacher training and level up my skills. I’ve done this because the shop has AC, our house does not. And even with AC after a few hours this was the result. I was on my back working on some leg stretches and Dash (big dog) laid down next to me, then Chloë (tiny dog in my arm pit) thought my @jalaclothing sweater looked oh so comfy and curled up. I thought maybe this was a good time for savasana. Yep, never even made it to straightening my legs. I passed out cold. So doggies and me took a 2 hour nap (whoops) on the floor. I may look totally normal, but my body works 3 times as hard to keep me alive and functioning and so I get tired. The shop will have a comfy chair for naps, but Chloë has got to learn that @jalaclothing is not for her comfort but mine! Wearing @jalaclothing Mat: @mandukayoga proLite #heatherslifeunfiltered  #jalaambassador  #manduka  #savasana  #whoopsitookanap  #dysautonomia  #pots  #orthostatichypotension  #disabledyogi  #disablednotunable  #yogisofinstagram  #yogiswithtattoos  #yogisnow  #yogaforeveryone  #yogalife  #yogaeveryday  #yogawear  #yogamat 
Ok, crappy picture of me enjoying the sun in a parking lot. Not the point. Follow for follow backs is the point. I just had the most interesting PM from a girl I unfollowed because she was followed by my social media manager and I decided her account wasn’t quite the right audience. Nothing personal, but these things do happen when more than one person works on an account. We all know the follow for follow back game, generally well enough to know who to ignore and who to pay attention to. But to contact someone and make passive aggressive insults (I’m assuming this young girl doesn’t understand the concept of subtext) is ridiculous. Never mind she accused me of “pulling the disability card” as a way to be manipulative 🤯. Yes, this is a business account (why do you think it’s public, duh?), yes I’m using yoga as a way to try to help others like me, yes people get unfollowed. But to make assumptions and accusations about motives is presumptuous. And to accuse someone of being defensive because they know when they’ve done something wrong when it really boiled down to you being an insufferable twat (god I hate cussing) is just dumb. We all get unfollowed, we all get follow for follow backs, we all follow people that don’t know we even exist. This is Social Media, not high school. Some of us do it for reasons other than just trying to be Instafamous. Some of us do this so that others like us know they aren’t alone and to prove to everyone else we are capable of amazing things (this photo not withstanding). As usual in @jalaclothing 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #jalaambassador #folow4folow #followbacks #idontbuyfollowers #chronicillness #invisibledisability #cantweactlikeadults #yogisofinstagram #disabledyogi #yogapose #yogalife #dontbepetty #namaste
Ok, crappy picture of me enjoying the sun in a parking lot. Not the point. Follow for follow backs is the point. I just had the most interesting PM from a girl I unfollowed because she was followed by my social media manager and I decided her account wasn’t quite the right audience. Nothing personal, but these things do happen when more than one person works on an account. We all know the follow for follow back game, generally well enough to know who to ignore and who to pay attention to. But to contact someone and make passive aggressive insults (I’m assuming this young girl doesn’t understand the concept of subtext) is ridiculous. Never mind she accused me of “pulling the disability card” as a way to be manipulative 🤯. Yes, this is a business account (why do you think it’s public, duh?), yes I’m using yoga as a way to try to help others like me, yes people get unfollowed. But to make assumptions and accusations about motives is presumptuous. And to accuse someone of being defensive because they know when they’ve done something wrong when it really boiled down to you being an insufferable twat (god I hate cussing) is just dumb. We all get unfollowed, we all get follow for follow backs, we all follow people that don’t know we even exist. This is Social Media, not high school. Some of us do it for reasons other than just trying to be Instafamous. Some of us do this so that others like us know they aren’t alone and to prove to everyone else we are capable of amazing things (this photo not withstanding). As usual in @jalaclothing #heatherslifeunfiltered  #jalaambassador  #folow4folow  #followbacks  #idontbuyfollowers  #chronicillness  #invisibledisability  #cantweactlikeadults  #yogisofinstagram  #disabledyogi  #yogapose  #yogalife  #dontbepetty  #namaste 
Just chillin 😎 @innout, because that’s what us California girls do when it’s hot and we want a grilled cheese. Of course it’s really just a lunch break from getting all the shop stuff taken care of. There is so much to do. The whole next month is going to be this hard push to get open in time for tourist season. Oh, and I have to work in yoga. 
Sunnies: @greeksglasses 
Top: @jalaclothing 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #jalaholic #crystalsellersofinstagram #yogisofinstagram #shopowner #entrepreneur #notenoughyoga #innout #greekglasses #bosslady #bossbabe #beingthebossishard
Just chillin 😎 @innout, because that’s what us California girls do when it’s hot and we want a grilled cheese. Of course it’s really just a lunch break from getting all the shop stuff taken care of. There is so much to do. The whole next month is going to be this hard push to get open in time for tourist season. Oh, and I have to work in yoga. Sunnies: @greeksglasses Top: @jalaclothing #heatherslifeunfiltered  #jalaholic  #crystalsellersofinstagram  #yogisofinstagram  #shopowner  #entrepreneur  #notenoughyoga  #innout  #greekglasses  #bosslady  #bossbabe  #beingthebossishard 
I could give you a million excuses for why this wild this ain’t so wild, but I finally figured out my problem. It isn’t my back bend, it’s my fear of looking down and back. Simply dropping my head. I have the same problem with wheel. I can only get into the pose when my husband helps me, and I can hold it, but when I drop my head and look down I get scared. I’m not exactly sure why, maybe all the head injuries from passing out?  I don’t know. But I at least now know which dragon is the next I need to slay. .
Clothing: @jalaclothing 
Purse: @louisvuitton 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #wildthing #jalaholic #louisvuitton #yogapose #yogisofinstagram #disabledyogi #disablednotunable #dysautonomia #potssyndrome #yogalife #yogateacher #yogalove #yogaeverywhere #yogaeveryday
I could give you a million excuses for why this wild this ain’t so wild, but I finally figured out my problem. It isn’t my back bend, it’s my fear of looking down and back. Simply dropping my head. I have the same problem with wheel. I can only get into the pose when my husband helps me, and I can hold it, but when I drop my head and look down I get scared. I’m not exactly sure why, maybe all the head injuries from passing out? I don’t know. But I at least now know which dragon is the next I need to slay. . Clothing: @jalaclothing Purse: @louisvuitton #heatherslifeunfiltered  #wildthing  #jalaholic  #louisvuitton  #yogapose  #yogisofinstagram  #disabledyogi  #disablednotunable  #dysautonomia  #potssyndrome  #yogalife  #yogateacher  #yogalove  #yogaeverywhere  #yogaeveryday 
Well most of the painting is done. The walls were this horrid yellow beige color (the same color as the door, though it doesn’t look took bad in this light we will be painting it white). The color on the walls makes such a huge difference in the quality of the light in the room. And since this will double as both a gem a mineral shop and a place for me to take yoga pictures and film for YouTube, the light had to be good. So 10 hours, yes TEN HOURS, my husband and I were able to get it done. I can’t wait to start getting it finished. 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #crystalsellersofinstagram #yogisofinstagram #crystalseller #shopowner #paintingsucks #whitelavender #youtuber #yogapictures #newshop
Well most of the painting is done. The walls were this horrid yellow beige color (the same color as the door, though it doesn’t look took bad in this light we will be painting it white). The color on the walls makes such a huge difference in the quality of the light in the room. And since this will double as both a gem a mineral shop and a place for me to take yoga pictures and film for YouTube, the light had to be good. So 10 hours, yes TEN HOURS, my husband and I were able to get it done. I can’t wait to start getting it finished. #heatherslifeunfiltered  #crystalsellersofinstagram  #yogisofinstagram  #crystalseller  #shopowner  #paintingsucks  #whitelavender  #youtuber  #yogapictures  #newshop 
Sometimes all you cam muster is a shot of savasana at the end of your practice. I went to the shop because it has AC 😃 and my house doesn’t 😩. It was still hot, but I got a good practice in and I got to dream about how the place will look when it’s done. 
Feeling sunny and summer vibes in my @pineappleclothing_com capris
Mat: @mandukayoga proLite
#heatherslifeunfiltered #happyinpineapple #pineappleclothing #savasana #itstoohotoutside #yogastudio #yogateacher #yogaeveryday #yogapants #yogapose #yogapractice #imtired #juliancalifornia #yogainjulian #yogasandiego #sandiegoyoga
Sometimes all you cam muster is a shot of savasana at the end of your practice. I went to the shop because it has AC 😃 and my house doesn’t 😩. It was still hot, but I got a good practice in and I got to dream about how the place will look when it’s done. Feeling sunny and summer vibes in my @pineappleclothing_com capris Mat: @mandukayoga proLite #heatherslifeunfiltered  #happyinpineapple  #pineappleclothing  #savasana  #itstoohotoutside  #yogastudio  #yogateacher  #yogaeveryday  #yogapants  #yogapose  #yogapractice  #imtired  #juliancalifornia  #yogainjulian  #yogasandiego  #sandiegoyoga 
Lease signed, keys in hand, and a few photos taken. Now for all the planning and expensive stuff. And painting, yuck. So cool to see it all coming together. 
Outfit: @jalaclothing 
Jewelry: @tiffanyandco 
Makeup: @tartecosmetics, @urbandecaycosmetics, @toofaced, and @diormakeup (I apparently have too much makeup)
#heatherslifeunfiltered #bosslady #shopowner #enterpreneur #yogateacher #crystalseller #yogisofinstagram #crystalsellersofinstagram #jalaholic
I never thought, me of all people, would have to post this but here we are. While my IG bio does not state married I am in fact MARRIED and probably a bit older than you think I am. Why do men think that because you are a yogi you want to talk to them about, idk, anything but yoga? Or in my case yoga, chronic illness, disability, service dogs, and my new shop. See big guy?  Biker. He likes to smash. So if you think I’m hot, flattered, really I am, look at my pictures on IG. Don’t contact me asking for special pictures and don’t think we will have anything more than an internet friendship. Otherwise hubby smash. That is all. And ladies speak out if this happens to you. We don’t have to take abuse just because our chosen life style usually includes skimpy clothes.  End rant 😊. #heatherslifeunfiltered #immarried #imnotapornstar #justayogi #husbandandwife #harrasmentisnotcool #sexualharassment #flatteredbutno #yogisofinstagram #yogalife #yogateacher #yogalifestyle
I never thought, me of all people, would have to post this but here we are. While my IG bio does not state married I am in fact MARRIED and probably a bit older than you think I am. Why do men think that because you are a yogi you want to talk to them about, idk, anything but yoga? Or in my case yoga, chronic illness, disability, service dogs, and my new shop. See big guy? Biker. He likes to smash. So if you think I’m hot, flattered, really I am, look at my pictures on IG. Don’t contact me asking for special pictures and don’t think we will have anything more than an internet friendship. Otherwise hubby smash. That is all. And ladies speak out if this happens to you. We don’t have to take abuse just because our chosen life style usually includes skimpy clothes. End rant 😊. #heatherslifeunfiltered  #immarried  #imnotapornstar  #justayogi  #husbandandwife  #harrasmentisnotcool  #sexualharassment  #flatteredbutno  #yogisofinstagram  #yogalife  #yogateacher  #yogalifestyle 
We got it!  Keys in hand and yoga pictures commencing. The air conditioning felt so good. I can tell I’m going to love practicing there, it just has a great feel. And I have a lot of work to do to catch up on my 300 hour YTT. Oh, I’ll just start the store in my spare time 👩🏼‍💻. LOL 😂. Oh, this also means videos will be on the schedule soon for YouTube so keep an eye out for Yoga for Spoonies!
One piece jumpsuit: @jalaclothing 
Mat: @gocleveryoga 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #imabusinesswomannow #bosslady #enterpreneur #pinkhairdontcare #jalaholic #yogastudio #crystalshop #chronicillness #dysautonomia #disabledyogi #disablednotunable #yogasandiego #sandiegoyoga #juliancalifornia
We got it! Keys in hand and yoga pictures commencing. The air conditioning felt so good. I can tell I’m going to love practicing there, it just has a great feel. And I have a lot of work to do to catch up on my 300 hour YTT. Oh, I’ll just start the store in my spare time 👩🏼‍💻. LOL 😂. Oh, this also means videos will be on the schedule soon for YouTube so keep an eye out for Yoga for Spoonies! One piece jumpsuit: @jalaclothing Mat: @gocleveryoga #heatherslifeunfiltered  #imabusinesswomannow  #bosslady  #enterpreneur  #pinkhairdontcare  #jalaholic  #yogastudio  #crystalshop  #chronicillness  #dysautonomia  #disabledyogi  #disablednotunable  #yogasandiego  #sandiegoyoga  #juliancalifornia 
Ok, so today was supposed to be photo shoot day with new poses and all sorts of inspirational stuff. But, omg its 104 degrees outside - in the MOUNTAINS. Sure we could drive an hour or so to the beach if it wasn’t a work day for my husband and it’s not that much cooler there. So you are stuck with a picture of me from getting my hair dyed yesterday. I know so exciting 🙄. I actually asked if I could sleep in the salon because they have air conditioning (we don’t because we live in the MOUNTAINS, normally a bad day is 90). If you have POTS, you’re feeling my pain 😓. Nothing like a heat wave of unprecedented proportions to put you on the verge of a trip to the hospital. But hey, my hair looks pretty awesome, so there is that. You should always look on the bright side, or in my case the pink side!
Face by @urbandecaycosmetics, @toofaced, & @diormakeup (because you have to be a little fancy while fainting)
#heatherslifeunfiltered #heatwave #pinkhairdontcare #purplehair #urbandecaycosmetics #toofaced #diorcosmetics #ijustwanttoyoga #noairnoyoga #toohottoyoga #yogisofinstagram #yogalife #yogaoffthemat #yogaaddict #yogamotivation #dysautonomia #pots #chronicillness #orthostatichypotension #disabilityblogger
Ok, so today was supposed to be photo shoot day with new poses and all sorts of inspirational stuff. But, omg its 104 degrees outside - in the MOUNTAINS. Sure we could drive an hour or so to the beach if it wasn’t a work day for my husband and it’s not that much cooler there. So you are stuck with a picture of me from getting my hair dyed yesterday. I know so exciting 🙄. I actually asked if I could sleep in the salon because they have air conditioning (we don’t because we live in the MOUNTAINS, normally a bad day is 90). If you have POTS, you’re feeling my pain 😓. Nothing like a heat wave of unprecedented proportions to put you on the verge of a trip to the hospital. But hey, my hair looks pretty awesome, so there is that. You should always look on the bright side, or in my case the pink side! Face by @urbandecaycosmetics, @toofaced, & @diormakeup (because you have to be a little fancy while fainting) #heatherslifeunfiltered  #heatwave  #pinkhairdontcare  #purplehair  #urbandecaycosmetics  #toofaced  #diorcosmetics  #ijustwanttoyoga  #noairnoyoga  #toohottoyoga  #yogisofinstagram  #yogalife  #yogaoffthemat  #yogaaddict  #yogamotivation  #dysautonomia  #pots  #chronicillness  #orthostatichypotension  #disabilityblogger 
Not my story but it is true. I may not be in a wheelchair (yet) but I am still considered disabled. I am still chronically ill.

Repost @chronicheatheryoga with @get_repost
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I had a conversation with someone in another country the other day (you have to love the internet) and I said that I was just a disabled yogi trying to show others like me that they can do it too. Sounds about right to me. The response was “ you aren’t disabled, you just have an illness that can be managed.” I felt like I’d been slapped. Then the doubt started to creep in. Am I really disabled?  Am I really that sick? Am I just doing this for attention?  Am I a fraud?

These are the things that go through your head when someone says something like that to you. I’m not in a wheelchair-yet, but I do walk with a cane and a walker. I’m constantly tired, in almost constant pain, and can’t stop myself from fainting. In fact the morning after that conversation I got out of bed and promptly passed out. 
Yes, I can sorta manage some of my symptoms, but management isn’t negating. I’ve passed out during sun salutations (not exactly professional 🤷🏻‍♀️but what are you going to do?). It was reported in a medical study that people with Dysautonomia have about the same quality of life as someone with congestive heart failure or COPD. I’m pretty sure that qualifies as disabled. I can’t run or jump or leap. You won’t see crazy yoga poses from me. I dream about them at night, but it’s not in the cards for me anymore.  Yes, I’m not in a wheelchair, but that doesn’t make me not disabled. 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #dysautonomia #pots #spoonieproblems #spoonies #yesimdisabled #disabledyogi #wewontbeinvisible #gastroparesis #orthostatichypotension #orthostaticintolerance #ibs #elhersdanlos #mastcellactivationdisorder #chronicillness #chronicfatigue #chronicpain #yogaforeveryone #yogaforlife #ijustwanttoyoga
Not my story but it is true. I may not be in a wheelchair (yet) but I am still considered disabled. I am still chronically ill. Repost @chronicheatheryoga with @get_repost ・・・ I had a conversation with someone in another country the other day (you have to love the internet) and I said that I was just a disabled yogi trying to show others like me that they can do it too. Sounds about right to me. The response was “ you aren’t disabled, you just have an illness that can be managed.” I felt like I’d been slapped. Then the doubt started to creep in. Am I really disabled? Am I really that sick? Am I just doing this for attention? Am I a fraud? These are the things that go through your head when someone says something like that to you. I’m not in a wheelchair-yet, but I do walk with a cane and a walker. I’m constantly tired, in almost constant pain, and can’t stop myself from fainting. In fact the morning after that conversation I got out of bed and promptly passed out. Yes, I can sorta manage some of my symptoms, but management isn’t negating. I’ve passed out during sun salutations (not exactly professional 🤷🏻‍♀️but what are you going to do?). It was reported in a medical study that people with Dysautonomia have about the same quality of life as someone with congestive heart failure or COPD. I’m pretty sure that qualifies as disabled. I can’t run or jump or leap. You won’t see crazy yoga poses from me. I dream about them at night, but it’s not in the cards for me anymore. Yes, I’m not in a wheelchair, but that doesn’t make me not disabled. #heatherslifeunfiltered  #dysautonomia  #pots  #spoonieproblems  #spoonies  #yesimdisabled  #disabledyogi  #wewontbeinvisible  #gastroparesis  #orthostatichypotension  #orthostaticintolerance  #ibs  #elhersdanlos  #mastcellactivationdisorder  #chronicillness  #chronicfatigue  #chronicpain  #yogaforeveryone  #yogaforlife  #ijustwanttoyoga 
The look of relief when no one shows up for your class and you are having a major pain flare. I don’t really like when no one shows up, but this way I have to studio to myself and can work on poses to help with the pain. Oddly enough wheel helped 🤷‍♀️, pigeon made it worse. I’m starting to suspect that my pigeon work might be exacerbating the problem. I knew there was a reason I hated that darn pose. On the upside it looks like I’ll be getting the space for my gem and mineral shop and I’m going to carve out a nook for yoga, so I’ll be able to take better photos. Yay!
Leggings & bra: @threads4thought 
Top: @freepeople 
All from @yogaclubbox I have gift certificates for $50 off your first box. PM if you are interested. 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #yogaclubbox #yogaclub #threadsforthought #freepeople #yogateacherlife #disabledyogi #chronicpain #painflare #chronicillness #disablednotunable #yogisofinstagram #yogalife #yogateacher #yogaeveryday #yogalove #sandiegoyoga #yogasandiego #juliancalifornia
The look of relief when no one shows up for your class and you are having a major pain flare. I don’t really like when no one shows up, but this way I have to studio to myself and can work on poses to help with the pain. Oddly enough wheel helped 🤷‍♀️, pigeon made it worse. I’m starting to suspect that my pigeon work might be exacerbating the problem. I knew there was a reason I hated that darn pose. On the upside it looks like I’ll be getting the space for my gem and mineral shop and I’m going to carve out a nook for yoga, so I’ll be able to take better photos. Yay! Leggings & bra: @threads4thought Top: @freepeople All from @yogaclubbox I have gift certificates for $50 off your first box. PM if you are interested. #heatherslifeunfiltered  #yogaclubbox  #yogaclub  #threadsforthought  #freepeople  #yogateacherlife  #disabledyogi  #chronicpain  #painflare  #chronicillness  #disablednotunable  #yogisofinstagram  #yogalife  #yogateacher  #yogaeveryday  #yogalove  #sandiegoyoga  #yogasandiego  #juliancalifornia 
The happy face you make when after months and months of work you hit wheel pose 2 days in a row!  Who knew?  Of course it dislocated both my shoulders, but only a little bit. Thanks EDS. But wheel, so who cares!  Practice is the key to everything. 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #yogateacher #wheel #urdvadhanurasana #practicemakesprogress #practiceandalliscoming #eds #zebra #chronicillness #disablednotunable #disabledyogi #yogisofinstagram #yogaeveryday #yogasandiego #sandiegoyoga #juliancalifornia
The happy face you make when after months and months of work you hit wheel pose 2 days in a row! Who knew? Of course it dislocated both my shoulders, but only a little bit. Thanks EDS. But wheel, so who cares! Practice is the key to everything. #heatherslifeunfiltered  #yogateacher  #wheel  #urdvadhanurasana  #practicemakesprogress  #practiceandalliscoming  #eds  #zebra  #chronicillness  #disablednotunable  #disabledyogi  #yogisofinstagram  #yogaeveryday  #yogasandiego  #sandiegoyoga  #juliancalifornia 
I had a conversation with someone in another country the other day (you have to love the internet) and I said that I was just a disabled yogi trying to show others like me that they can do it too. Sounds about right to me. The response was “ you aren’t disabled, you just have an illness that can be managed.” I felt like I’d been slapped. Then the doubt started to creep in. Am I really disabled?  Am I really that sick? Am I just doing this for attention?  Am I a fraud?

These are the things that go through your head when someone says something like that to you. I’m not in a wheelchair-yet, but I do walk with a cane and a walker. I’m constantly tired, in almost constant pain, and can’t stop myself from fainting. In fact the morning after that conversation I got out of bed and promptly passed out. 
Yes, I can sorta manage some of my symptoms, but management isn’t negating. I’ve passed out during sun salutations (not exactly professional 🤷🏻‍♀️but what are you going to do?). It was reported in a medical study that people with Dysautonomia have about the same quality of life as someone with congestive heart failure or COPD. I’m pretty sure that qualifies as disabled. I can’t run or jump or leap. You won’t see crazy yoga poses from me. I dream about them at night, but it’s not in the cards for me anymore.  Yes, I’m not in a wheelchair, but that doesn’t make me not disabled. 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #dysautonomia #pots #spoonieproblems #spoonies #yesimdisabled #disabledyogi #wewontbeinvisible #gastroparesis #orthostatichypotension #orthostaticintolerance #ibs #elhersdanlos #mastcellactivationdisorder #chronicillness #chronicfatigue #chronicpain #yogaforeveryone #yogaforlife #ijustwanttoyoga
I had a conversation with someone in another country the other day (you have to love the internet) and I said that I was just a disabled yogi trying to show others like me that they can do it too. Sounds about right to me. The response was “ you aren’t disabled, you just have an illness that can be managed.” I felt like I’d been slapped. Then the doubt started to creep in. Am I really disabled? Am I really that sick? Am I just doing this for attention? Am I a fraud? These are the things that go through your head when someone says something like that to you. I’m not in a wheelchair-yet, but I do walk with a cane and a walker. I’m constantly tired, in almost constant pain, and can’t stop myself from fainting. In fact the morning after that conversation I got out of bed and promptly passed out. Yes, I can sorta manage some of my symptoms, but management isn’t negating. I’ve passed out during sun salutations (not exactly professional 🤷🏻‍♀️but what are you going to do?). It was reported in a medical study that people with Dysautonomia have about the same quality of life as someone with congestive heart failure or COPD. I’m pretty sure that qualifies as disabled. I can’t run or jump or leap. You won’t see crazy yoga poses from me. I dream about them at night, but it’s not in the cards for me anymore. Yes, I’m not in a wheelchair, but that doesn’t make me not disabled. #heatherslifeunfiltered  #dysautonomia  #pots  #spoonieproblems  #spoonies  #yesimdisabled  #disabledyogi  #wewontbeinvisible  #gastroparesis  #orthostatichypotension  #orthostaticintolerance  #ibs  #elhersdanlos  #mastcellactivationdisorder  #chronicillness  #chronicfatigue  #chronicpain  #yogaforeveryone  #yogaforlife  #ijustwanttoyoga 
You have to love the interwebs!  Now I certainly, so far, have not had much badness to deal with on Instagram. Facebook is another story, but IG has been relatively drama free. .
So, this profile is a business profile linked to my business Life Transfigured. I hired a Social Media manager to handle all the icky boring parts of trying to grow my online presence since my numbers were dropping since my slowing of the social media thing. I go through everything 3 times a day, once in the morning, once in the afternoon, and once in the evening. Sometimes I delete follows that aren’t *really* in the scope of what I do and if anyone has been caught in that I apologize. It’s inevitable when 2 people are working an account. But I DO NOT use a Bot. This is not a Fake profile and there is nothing shady going on. I made this decision because I have a chronic illness and am disabled (whether it looks like it or not), I run 3 businesses, teach able bodied yoga, teach private lessons to chronically ill/disabled people (for free), have to come up with content that won’t bore people, working on a yoga video series for Spoonies, have a blog, and did I mention sick?! Yes I tag companies in my posts because I hate when I see someone wear something cool and I have no idea what it is. SO, if my recent attempts to expand have hurt some feelings, I apologize. It’s just the unfortunate outcome of trying to grow and help more people. 🙏
#heatherslifeunfiltered #notfakeinstagramsuccessful #jalaholic #mamarooyoga #sometimesmistakeshappen #growingfollowers #instagramisnteasy #yogateacher #yogainthepark #yogasandiego #sandiegoyoga #juliancalifornia #yogisofinstagram #entrepreneur #businesswoman #bosslady #yogaboss
You have to love the interwebs! Now I certainly, so far, have not had much badness to deal with on Instagram. Facebook is another story, but IG has been relatively drama free. . So, this profile is a business profile linked to my business Life Transfigured. I hired a Social Media manager to handle all the icky boring parts of trying to grow my online presence since my numbers were dropping since my slowing of the social media thing. I go through everything 3 times a day, once in the morning, once in the afternoon, and once in the evening. Sometimes I delete follows that aren’t *really* in the scope of what I do and if anyone has been caught in that I apologize. It’s inevitable when 2 people are working an account. But I DO NOT use a Bot. This is not a Fake profile and there is nothing shady going on. I made this decision because I have a chronic illness and am disabled (whether it looks like it or not), I run 3 businesses, teach able bodied yoga, teach private lessons to chronically ill/disabled people (for free), have to come up with content that won’t bore people, working on a yoga video series for Spoonies, have a blog, and did I mention sick?! Yes I tag companies in my posts because I hate when I see someone wear something cool and I have no idea what it is. SO, if my recent attempts to expand have hurt some feelings, I apologize. It’s just the unfortunate outcome of trying to grow and help more people. 🙏 #heatherslifeunfiltered  #notfakeinstagramsuccessful  #jalaholic  #mamarooyoga  #sometimesmistakeshappen  #growingfollowers  #instagramisnteasy  #yogateacher  #yogainthepark  #yogasandiego  #sandiegoyoga  #juliancalifornia  #yogisofinstagram  #entrepreneur  #businesswoman  #bosslady  #yogaboss 
Warm up before class. Everyone assumes teachers jump out of bed with full flexibility, nope it takes warming up. I suppose it’s unfair to the students because they warm up during class, but I demo a lot and often have to jump up to help someone out. Easy right?  Not if you are disabled and having a pain flare. So you stretch all the stuff you KNOW has to get stretched ahead of time so a.) you’re prepared to skip poses and help as needed and b.) you don’t look like the disabled mess you are. I’m grateful that Ive stayed mobile as long as I have and been able to find ways to deal with my symptoms for know. I know it won’t last forever so I will squeeze every bit of yoga out of me now and hopefully help others along the way. 
Clothing: @jalaclothing 
Mat:  @mamarooyoga 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #yogainthepark #stretchbeforeclass #yogawarmup #yogateacherlife #arethereantsinmyhair #yogasandiego #mountainyogi #yogalove #sandiegoyoga #juliancalifornia #appleorchards #monsoonseason #jalaholic #mamarooyoga
Warm up before class. Everyone assumes teachers jump out of bed with full flexibility, nope it takes warming up. I suppose it’s unfair to the students because they warm up during class, but I demo a lot and often have to jump up to help someone out. Easy right? Not if you are disabled and having a pain flare. So you stretch all the stuff you KNOW has to get stretched ahead of time so a.) you’re prepared to skip poses and help as needed and b.) you don’t look like the disabled mess you are. I’m grateful that Ive stayed mobile as long as I have and been able to find ways to deal with my symptoms for know. I know it won’t last forever so I will squeeze every bit of yoga out of me now and hopefully help others along the way. Clothing: @jalaclothing Mat: @mamarooyoga #heatherslifeunfiltered  #yogainthepark  #stretchbeforeclass  #yogawarmup  #yogateacherlife  #arethereantsinmyhair  #yogasandiego  #mountainyogi  #yogalove  #sandiegoyoga  #juliancalifornia  #appleorchards  #monsoonseason  #jalaholic  #mamarooyoga 
Is this what it looks like when the Terminator meditates?  I always look so angry. Anyway, had a wonder Yoga in the Park class today. Lots of teachers told me to teach them, they are great they said, students love it they said, what they didn’t say is there are bugs. Or maybe that’s just my park?  I almost lost it when the neon green spider made its way to me. Oh heck no!  I don’t need to be spideryogi!  Regardless of the pain I’ve been in, I made it through and after the heat we’ve been having (100 in the mountains 😵!) the morning was beautiful and perfect. 
Clothing: @jalaclothing 
Mat: @mamarooyoga 
Shades: @louisvuitton 
Jewelry: @tiffanyandco & @hermes because I’m a spoiled rotten, highly indulged housewife 🤗
#heatherslifeunfiltered #mountainyogi #yogainthepark #yogateacherlife #yogisofinstagram #yogalove #meditation #yogaeveryday #yogaeverywhere #sandiegoyoga #yogasandiego #julian #jalaholic #louisvuitton #tiffanyandco #hermes #goglamorgohome #glamyogi #spoiledwife #onlythebestwilldo #urbandecaycosmetics #diorcosmetics
Is this what it looks like when the Terminator meditates? I always look so angry. Anyway, had a wonder Yoga in the Park class today. Lots of teachers told me to teach them, they are great they said, students love it they said, what they didn’t say is there are bugs. Or maybe that’s just my park? I almost lost it when the neon green spider made its way to me. Oh heck no! I don’t need to be spideryogi! Regardless of the pain I’ve been in, I made it through and after the heat we’ve been having (100 in the mountains 😵!) the morning was beautiful and perfect. Clothing: @jalaclothing Mat: @mamarooyoga Shades: @louisvuitton Jewelry: @tiffanyandco & @hermes because I’m a spoiled rotten, highly indulged housewife 🤗 #heatherslifeunfiltered  #mountainyogi  #yogainthepark  #yogateacherlife  #yogisofinstagram  #yogalove  #meditation  #yogaeveryday  #yogaeverywhere  #sandiegoyoga  #yogasandiego  #julian  #jalaholic  #louisvuitton  #tiffanyandco  #hermes  #goglamorgohome  #glamyogi  #spoiledwife  #onlythebestwilldo  #urbandecaycosmetics  #diorcosmetics 
Some days I just want to go home. I’ve lived in California most of my life, but drop me in Hawaii and within 2 days my accent is back and I’m treated like I belong there. If you think other states hate California, you should see how the natives treat the not so native. It’s getting ugly and I got dumped on this week. ME!  I just started to cry and told my husband “I want to go home.” Not an easy feat or anything that could happen in the near future, but while I thought we might go east it’s becoming more and more clear that we need to go west. I love our little town, but not everyone loves us back. Besides, Hawaii is where my heart has always been. 
Clothing: @jalaclothing 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #alohayoga #alohavibes #alohaspirit #alohastateofmind #peoplesuck #californiaishometoo #notagoldenstatenative #notacalifornianative #cantwealljustgetalong #yogavibes #yogisofinstagram #sandiegoyoga #yogasandiego #mountainyogi #julian #juliandoesntlikeusanymore #jalaholic
Some days I just want to go home. I’ve lived in California most of my life, but drop me in Hawaii and within 2 days my accent is back and I’m treated like I belong there. If you think other states hate California, you should see how the natives treat the not so native. It’s getting ugly and I got dumped on this week. ME! I just started to cry and told my husband “I want to go home.” Not an easy feat or anything that could happen in the near future, but while I thought we might go east it’s becoming more and more clear that we need to go west. I love our little town, but not everyone loves us back. Besides, Hawaii is where my heart has always been. Clothing: @jalaclothing #heatherslifeunfiltered  #alohayoga  #alohavibes  #alohaspirit  #alohastateofmind  #peoplesuck  #californiaishometoo  #notagoldenstatenative  #notacalifornianative  #cantwealljustgetalong  #yogavibes  #yogisofinstagram  #sandiegoyoga  #yogasandiego  #mountainyogi  #julian  #juliandoesntlikeusanymore  #jalaholic 
I got a new toy!  No, not the one in the picture, that’s my husband’s dog. A new DSLR. It’s been a long time since I engaged in my photography hobby, but since I’m on IG so much I thought it was time to up my photo quality game. I can already feel the old photo bug biting. Yeah for 24 megapixels!
#heatherslifeunfiltered #poodlesofinstagram #nikond3400 #hobbyphotographer #yogapictures #yogaphotography #lettgefunbegin #getmyassbackonthemat
Ok, so some of you have probably noticed me tagging @fabletics lately and wondering why since everything was @yogaclubbox. As far as @yogaclubbox that’s a discussion for another day, but as far as @fabletics there is a very good, if somewhat weird to most, reason. I was on a POTS Facebook group when I saw someone mention that @fabletics had high compression leggings. 😲What?! Ok, POTS stands for Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. It means when we stand up our heart rates can double or triple. Normal is to go up a few beats per minute. Anyway this can cause a whole host of issues, some really bad, some just annoying. One symptom that is bad is that blood tends to pool in our legs and feet. To counter this we wear high compression socks (they are knee highs), thigh high compression stockings, high compression tights, and high compression leggings. The socks aren’t so much a problem because they make them for nurses too and so you can get some cute prints (not so good for yoga practice though). Everything else looks, well, geriatric. And are generally meant to be worn under clothes. Leggings under leggings in the dead of summer, ugh no. So, in comes @fabletics with high compression leggings that are cute and functional and actually help keep me from fainting. Word of warning, buy your regular size, and be prepared because it’s like wearing a corset, but they work!  I gave them a shot because I was desperate to be able to keep teaching through the summer and these do it. So if you have POTS check it out. The leggings will say either Salar or Power Hold. And as you can see they are cute enough to wear around town. 
Leggings: @fabletics 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #pots #highcompressiongarments #dysautonomia #yogawhiledisabled #disablednotunable #myfabletics #yogawithpots #yogasandiego #mountainyogi #handstand #bloodpooling #invisibledisability #yogateacher #yogalove #yogapants
Ok, so some of you have probably noticed me tagging @fabletics lately and wondering why since everything was @yogaclubbox. As far as @yogaclubbox that’s a discussion for another day, but as far as @fabletics there is a very good, if somewhat weird to most, reason. I was on a POTS Facebook group when I saw someone mention that @fabletics had high compression leggings. 😲What?! Ok, POTS stands for Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. It means when we stand up our heart rates can double or triple. Normal is to go up a few beats per minute. Anyway this can cause a whole host of issues, some really bad, some just annoying. One symptom that is bad is that blood tends to pool in our legs and feet. To counter this we wear high compression socks (they are knee highs), thigh high compression stockings, high compression tights, and high compression leggings. The socks aren’t so much a problem because they make them for nurses too and so you can get some cute prints (not so good for yoga practice though). Everything else looks, well, geriatric. And are generally meant to be worn under clothes. Leggings under leggings in the dead of summer, ugh no. So, in comes @fabletics with high compression leggings that are cute and functional and actually help keep me from fainting. Word of warning, buy your regular size, and be prepared because it’s like wearing a corset, but they work! I gave them a shot because I was desperate to be able to keep teaching through the summer and these do it. So if you have POTS check it out. The leggings will say either Salar or Power Hold. And as you can see they are cute enough to wear around town. Leggings: @fabletics #heatherslifeunfiltered  #pots  #highcompressiongarments  #dysautonomia  #yogawhiledisabled  #disablednotunable  #myfabletics  #yogawithpots  #yogasandiego  #mountainyogi  #handstand  #bloodpooling  #invisibledisability  #yogateacher  #yogalove  #yogapants 
I don’t think anyone looks good studying. It’s been so hot (hence lack of yoga photos) that my husband and I went to the bakery below the studio and sat in the cool ac and he worked and I studied. For once I was glad I didn’t have students. Of course I don’t blame them, it’s sweltering. Monsoon season in the mountains!  But I have tons of material to get through so I should get back at it. 
Tank: @fabletics 
Jewelry: @tiffanyandco 
Tote charm(on neck): @hermes 
Mala bracelets: @will2wow_jewelry 
#heatherslifeunfiltered #mountainyogi #itssodanghot #mydowndogismelting #goglamorgohome #pinkhairdontcare #yogalove #yogasandiego #sandiegoyoga #julian #yogateacherlife #yogateachertraining #trainingwithshivarea #tiffanyandco #hermes #fabletics
I don’t think anyone looks good studying. It’s been so hot (hence lack of yoga photos) that my husband and I went to the bakery below the studio and sat in the cool ac and he worked and I studied. For once I was glad I didn’t have students. Of course I don’t blame them, it’s sweltering. Monsoon season in the mountains! But I have tons of material to get through so I should get back at it. Tank: @fabletics Jewelry: @tiffanyandco Tote charm(on neck): @hermes Mala bracelets: @will2wow_jewelry #heatherslifeunfiltered  #mountainyogi  #itssodanghot  #mydowndogismelting  #goglamorgohome  #pinkhairdontcare  #yogalove  #yogasandiego  #sandiegoyoga  #julian  #yogateacherlife  #yogateachertraining  #trainingwithshivarea  #tiffanyandco  #hermes  #fabletics 
Now for some total randomness. I often get asked about my makeup. After a sweaty class everything still looks like it did before class. So here is my tip, wash your face well and don’t wear powder or liquid anything on your face (exception is spf if you are teaching outside), I wear Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal eyeliner (Junk Show because it matches my hair and GLITTER), and DiorShow mascara in 090 (AKA black). That’s it. I might throw on lip balm or lipstick if I remember. The eyeliner I wear thick so it really shows. I don’t wear any other products even though I don’t like my skin texture (every one says I have great skin, but I don’t see it 🤷🏻‍♀️). I keep it simple, but glam. The products don’t run during class (the mascara will run if you cry but the eyeliner won’t budge). If glitter isn’t your thing, Dior makes a liquid eyeliner called ArtLiner that works well. I glam it up on non class days but prefer to keep it as basic and natural (at least as I get) for class. So, what works best for you?
#urbandecaycosmetics #diorshowmascara #yogaclass #yogamakeup #yogateacherlife #budgeproofmakeup #workoutproofmakeup #glitter #pinkhairdontcare #heatherslifeunfiltered #glamyogi #themoreglitterthebetter #goglamorgohome #yogaface #yogalove #yogasandiego #sandiegoyoga #julian #mountainyogi
Now for some total randomness. I often get asked about my makeup. After a sweaty class everything still looks like it did before class. So here is my tip, wash your face well and don’t wear powder or liquid anything on your face (exception is spf if you are teaching outside), I wear Urban Decay’s Heavy Metal eyeliner (Junk Show because it matches my hair and GLITTER), and DiorShow mascara in 090 (AKA black). That’s it. I might throw on lip balm or lipstick if I remember. The eyeliner I wear thick so it really shows. I don’t wear any other products even though I don’t like my skin texture (every one says I have great skin, but I don’t see it 🤷🏻‍♀️). I keep it simple, but glam. The products don’t run during class (the mascara will run if you cry but the eyeliner won’t budge). If glitter isn’t your thing, Dior makes a liquid eyeliner called ArtLiner that works well. I glam it up on non class days but prefer to keep it as basic and natural (at least as I get) for class. So, what works best for you? #urbandecaycosmetics  #diorshowmascara  #yogaclass  #yogamakeup  #yogateacherlife  #budgeproofmakeup  #workoutproofmakeup  #glitter  #pinkhairdontcare  #heatherslifeunfiltered  #glamyogi  #themoreglitterthebetter  #goglamorgohome  #yogaface  #yogalove  #yogasandiego  #sandiegoyoga  #julian  #mountainyogi