I think working out should be mandatory in every job. If more employers required time for the GYM, YOGA, MINDFUL MEDITATION, TAI CHI, or your favorite type of MOVEMENT for NUTRITION I believe you’d get more back from your employees.
12 hour workdays are becoming more and more common. Our bodies are not made to sit for hours and hours and hours.
I realize we all need to pay our dues, to get the work done, to grind it out, to do whatever it takes. I am all for Hardwork, desire, dedication and determination. I believe hard work pays off!
However, I also believe just getting a lunch break and a couple 15 minute coffee breaks isn’t enough to feed the mind, body, and spirit.
Incorporating 30 to 60 minutes every day of required nutritional movement for the body will elevate the performance of your employees, not to mention it may save the amount you pay out to insurance claims for less than optimal health.
WHAT DO YOU THINK? DO YOU ENCOURAGE TIME TO WORK ON “SELF” DURING THE WORK DAY?
Some more Bachata Solo and Partner playtime :) Right before I go off into the forest for a wee little break between workin' hours, to read outdoors and drink some sweet autumn sun...
"If movements were a spark, every dancer would desire to light up in flames." (Shah Asad Rizvi)
Oh, and by the way, the song oroginally is a Celtic one, called "The Parting Glass", which I was able to lend my voice to as part of a music group on Irish ground four years ago. 'Cause hell yeah, what you have here is a proper Galway Girl, if you haven' t guessed already :) :)
And with this I wish you all a beautiful start into your weekend 🙏
A strong circle has always played an important role in my life since I began my first apprenticeships in the late 1980s. More than ever, I feel the need to travel alongside people who have the capacity to recognise and celebrate each other’s strengths and kindly offer challenge where it is needed.
It is in the mirror of sharing our own experiences and hearing about each other’s that we discover more of who we are.
And so, as the year continues to turn and the leaves continue to fall, I am sending out this prayer that we all find the circles we need to enable us to heal, grow and discover again and again the heart and soul of what makes us who we deeply are... Love Ya'Acov
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My 5 point heart exploding technique is coming along nicely.
Oh I’ve also created a free training on how I ‘bio-hack’ motivation
so if you’re lacking some of that good ol’ work-juice then check out the link in my bio!
today was much, much needed. my alone time is truly cherished, as i feel like a lot of the time, my life feels very fast pace. i am always doing something, and when i catch a moment to relax, i can’t. i feel like i need to be doing something productive or out with someone, doing something. today’s culture pounds into our heads that we need to be in a constant state of progression. lots of work, little rest. i’m continually trying to erase that conditioning from my mind. i want to consciously take more time for myself. even if that means saying no to seeing someone, or something fun. as women, i feel like we are taught to put everyone else’s needs before our own, we are nurturing by nature, so we care for others, but we forget to care about ourselves. we forget to make time for ourselves in this fast pace world. but from here out, i will listen. i will stop and just listen. as listening and paying attention to surroundings and inner feelings, i can heal. i am learning to slow down. i am learning to listen more, to myself, and to others.
It’s officially been one year since I created this account. I literally just made this as a throwaway to post all my hoop spam but it has transformed into way more. This journey has connected me with all you beautiful souls! It has also documented this transformation within myself over the last year. I was super shy and had no way to make friends. I had no idea I would ever be spinning fire, or performing, or spin three props but here I am and it’s truly mind-blowing. Being dedicated to flow arts can take a lot of time and work but for every ounce you put in you get 100x in return. Thank you for following along 💕💕💕Here’s a hoop vid since it’s been a while. I’m rusty as fuck but idc 😘 #hoopersofinstagram#flow#flowarts#hulahooping#hooping#propaddict#objectmanipulation#sacredcircle#flohio#movementmedicine#hoopspam#hooplah#girlswhohoop#propdanceculture
[Part 2 of 6:] “I remember, after a particularly horrendous day, I entered my yoga class and I just looked around the studio and just knew that I was going to quit my job and would someday be a yoga teacher. It didn’t happen as quickly or as rapid-fire of a succession as I would’ve liked. I ended up getting so burned out that, at the end of the school year, I just put in my letter of resignation without a single job lined up. I was so burned out that just the act of job searching filled me with dread. It was a sensation that I was not used to at all. I’d go on job search sites and, within five minutes, I’d become useless. I’d have such anxiety that I’d need to sit down and close my laptop and just veg out for an hour or two.
This all showed me just how burned out I was. Ideally, I should have left earlier, but I truly believe that timing is perfect in all things - and that included being in that job until I burned out. And the entire time, yoga teaching is in the back of my mind. There was a yoga teacher training that was going to start at the studio I took classes at. I really wanted to do it, but I was unemployed. My husband was supporting me; I already felt bad being kind of a ‘freeloader’ since he was essentially paying all the bills. The last thing I could do was justify him providing the $2,000-$3000 for teacher training.
That Christmas - one month before the teacher training was going to star - I opened up a box from my husband that had a bunch of yoga books and a yoga syllabus in it… and my jaw just dropped. I started crying. It was an amazing moment. He just jokes it off and says that he gave me homework for Christmas. ..... I had four classes right off the bat! That was my sign - this is what I was supposed to be doing. The Universe was basically like, “Yes, finally you are listening to us, here you go.” Again, I always think that timing is perfect in all things, because this is where it gets a little bit more on the darker side…” - @thatabbyrose ✨
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Yup that’s right, that’s me crying in my workout. Did you know working out is an ємσтισиαℓ яєℓєαѕє? It allows our body to let go of all the pain, sadness & anger we hold on to. So why turn to drugs & alcohol to numb my pain, when I can lean into my workouts, bomb ass superfoods that make me feel like superwoman & a community of empower & motivating like minded women just like me😍💃🏼👏🏻
If it wasn’t for this coaching opportunity, I would not take my well being so damn seriously! You see as a coach, my health & well-being is my number 1 priority🙌🏼💁🏻♀️ pretty sweet as fuck that my job pays me to become my best self before anything else! Every day I’m thankful AF for this opportunity because it’s shown me how important my health & mindset is & how impactful we all can be to the world when we choose to put our best foot forward💫
I’m looking to add 10 ladies to my tribe that are ready to lean in to becoming the best version of themselves while mentoring others how to do the same😏💕 no experience needed GF, all you need is love in your heart, determined & motivated af 😎 Like, comment or DM me to get more info!
Throwback to a super loose roadtrip to Norge 🇳🇴😆#norway#roadtrip @alternativa_media #tbt
Early May, Jakub Piños came from Brno in Czech Republic to pick me up in a random village called Wałbrzych - I strangely was getting some stuff done at the doctors and had some problems with my phone - miraculously he finds me on the street where we start to hit the gas to catch our ferry from Germany. I convince him to pack the car with food and vodka (as its super cheap in Poland) and go on a 10 minute shopping spree filling the cart of Parówki and Żubrówka 😂 like a game show. Racing through the autobahn we get to the ferry, which was interesting to say the least. Passing through Sweden, until finally arriving to the border check-in of Norway, I realized I carelessly packed the Vodka under the seats of all our luggage. Strangely the woman sees and listens to a 🇨🇿 Czech and an 🇺🇸 American in their pajamas telling them that we are entering Norway to kayak 🌊. She looks puzzled but let’s us go through until we get to “Otta” 😄and realized we have to drive another 5 hours because the roads through the mountains 🏔 were all closed because of the snowfall ❄️.
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Song: @clozeemusic - Diabòlico
IT’S SO EASY TO GET LOST
In all the ways our bodies fail us.
But what if you turned that ship around? 🚢
What if your relationship with your body was one full of wonder, awe, and appreciation?
Imagine swapping beauty and gratitude for disdain and frustration.
Because at its core- HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT YOUR BODY IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO IT.
Your body isn’t some crummy car that you have to fix. It’s a conscious being. And you are living in permanent relationship with it (till death do us part). Take a moment to consider what your relationship to your body looks like. Examine it- unearth the shame and the fears and allow the love and light to come in.
That’s what Intuitive Movement is all about. It’s about sacred space where your movement practice becomes that special date night to love your body’s inherent wisdom, and to applaud your intuitive movement sensibilities as unique and beautiful. Not trying to be anyone or anything else but the PURE AUTHENTIC YOU.
Message me if you’re ready to dive into a whole new awakening of your true self. Of your innate authenticity. I’m here to help.
Venus stationing direct and then Mercury retrograde within hours of each other! I already love and am impressed by this holiday season! My Venus/Aphrodite is in the temple y’all so I’m cool with it. Tune into the latest episode of the Ghee Spot podcast for a special sneak peak lecture into the Ojas training that was all about the Venus/Aphrodite archetype. Link in bio 🐚
Collage by @shusaku1977
This is every Throwback Thursday I've never done in one post, all about hooping. #sorrynotsorry
🌀6 years ago, through a series of fortunate events, I found myself at Burning Seed in Australia. It changed my life. I met some incredible people & one of them had this big ol' heavy striped sparkly hula hoop. I gave it a spin and it was love. What in the world! I couldn't stop. 💓 I returned home shortly after & found this amazing local hoop mama @lindsay_chapman_yoga to hook it up with a big ol' heavy sparkly hula hoop so I could really get this love affair going! I was barely employed & living between couches all winter, so I had lots of time to spin around... it became a healing, transformative, creative, existential outlet that was just me and all mine. It became my third arm. 💫 Like any love affair, I kept it pretty hush-hush for a while; I was still shy about attention, not fully comfortable yet in my own skin. 🌸 If you ever hear: "another (shy) white girl gets saved by hooping" just know that's very accurate. 😂 Slowwwly I started sharing more, hooping in front of my roommates & friends, in 15 sec videos on Instagram (ah nostalgia!) I met beautiful, uplifting, inspiring female hoopers through this app. We would share our flow & tricks & encouragement. Life was good. There were social media games and challenges and I would participate constantly. 🌀One day, a year + a half after starting, I faced my fear of hooping on stage and in the same moment met real life friends & epic hoop performers @chelle_leaf_inthewind & @e.lena.love. 💗 From there everything changed. The hoop took me to a community, to fire, to Bali, to and through life experiences that looking back on makes me feel really fucking proud about how far I've come as a woman, a human, a soul. And it's all because of 3/4" of plastic tubing. Grateful beyond words. I hope everyone finds their thing that helps facilitate the flow, growth, creativity & healing that you need. ✨This specific hoop and I have been together through it all! Happy Anniversary #ogteal 🌀🌌💎 #itslove#justkeepspinning#movementmedicine#thurfriday#yes
Song is Walking on the Moon by Human Experience.
Halfway through @spoonieyogatribe 30 days of yoga 🧘♀️ #spoonieyogaeveryday
(I put day 15 first as it looked more impressive than day 7 😉)
Day 7 - Meditating - I’ve now done 9 days in a row! (No pic)
Day 8 - Sukhasana - Easy seated pose
Day 9 - Majaryasana/Bitilasana - Cat/cow
Day 10 - Setu Bandha Sarvangasana - bridge pose (this is very different to Pilates bridge)
Day 11 - Supta Baddha Konasana - reclining bound angle pose (I love doing this on my foam roller)
Day 12 - Malasana - Garland pose
Day 13 - Parsva Balasana - thread the needle
Day 14 - meditating - I choose ‘I am healing’ (no pic)
Day 15 - Bakasana - crow pose (not my best but impressed I can still even do it!)
Who else is doing it too? 💪🏽I’m loving it as it’s getting me back into yoga as haven’t done much for over a month.
This Sunday we have the fun loving professional dancer, pilates instructor and massage therapist Mathew Nelson leading a “Euphoric Contact Dance” warm up
Description: Tribal contact improvisation for co-creative group consciousness. Supported by the mantra “you’re doing it right,” this play-shop will calm your mind, honor your boundaries, and invite you to expand your edges in contact with others.
This will be an excellent opportunity to learn the fundamentals of contact improv dance in the context of an ecstatic dance with one of our global communities most masterful teachers!
Mathew lives in Boise Idaho, and is travelling all the way here to LA to teach for us, so let’s give him a warm welcome.
Flow: A transcendent state of being where one has a tendency to lose sight of space and time. It’s said to be the place where effortless control and peak skill merge. Here, we are fluid and time is erased. The flow state is also associated with happiness. This is one of the main reasons why people fall in love with hooping and other “flow arts.” Flow is what we strive to create and bring forth within the context of our classes.
We will meet tomorrow Friday, November 16 for MOVING FRIDAYS 8:05pm-10pm at the American Church gymnasium, 65 quai d'Orsay 75007 and we will explore:
Dancing Gratitudes :
'' Gratitude can turn your routine into a day of celebration'' According to recent neuroscience studies, celebrating or having gratitude is one of the four pillars of happiness. During this session we will dance our gratitudes according to the 5 Dimension of Movement Medicine: Mandala
SELF/OTHER/COMMUNITIES /INVISIBLE WORLDS/ SOURCE
On se retrouve demain vendredi 16 novembre pour MOVING FRIDAYS de 20h05-22h00 au gymnase de l’Église Américaine, 65 quai d ‘Orsay 75007 et nous explorerons :
Dancing Gratitudes :
« La gratitude peut transformer votre routine en jour de fête »
Selon les récentes études en neuroscience, le fait de célébrer ou d’avoir de la gratitude est un des quatre activateurs piliers du bonheur. Durant cette session nous danserons nos gratitudes selon la grille des 5 Dimensions du Mandala de la Movement Medicine :
LES MONDES INVISIBLES
info : http://www.justdancewithlife.com/cours-reguliers-paris/ #paris#community#familly#interconnected#love#movementmedicine#move#gratitude#grateful#merci#parisdanse#movingsouls#soulmotion#onedancetribe#shamanism#urbanshaman#life#grateful#love#ensemble#together#leadership#mentoring#meditation
That winter light though...
FIRSTLY, this post is an apology to my running shoes.... I'm sorry I've neglected you for so long. I'm sorry you have been squeaky clean for almost two months now. I'm sorry you were at the bottom of the pile in my shoe basket. You are now firmly at the top covered in mud, just as you should be.
For me, running has always been about clearing my head, going through my muddled thoughts (I have a busy brain) and just releasing some feel good endorphins. •
In the last few months running has dropped to the bottom of my priorities what with my YTTC, moving house, new jobs, new place, new life.
Well this morning that little flutter in the chest was just niggling me as the overwhelming list of things to do started mounting up. So I picked up the running shoes and took myself to explore a little of my new neighbourhood. Safe to say I'm now a happy bunny knowing I have this beaut lake on the doorstep. The autumn light was just dreamy 💫💫💫
Dear students of Northwestern University,
It was an honor to hoop outside of Norris building with my queen @ellaflowbella, and to open your MOD pizza. 💜
It is a seriously beautiful campus, and was the best time I’ve had in a long time.
I’m not crying YOU’RE crying