It's amazing how much one's stress level goes down with the simple act of switching from skinny jeans to yoga pants.
“’This is my secret,’ he said. ‘I don’t mind what happens.’” -Jiddu Krishnamurti
Authenticity feels different. It glows
I haven’t taught a yoga class in the past 2 months, and this is the first current yoga picture I’ve taken in the same time period. While this is the first time in six years my life hasn’t completely revolved around my identity of “being a yoga teacher”, it’s been so important for me to have a break from working 26 days out of the month(for the first time in six years....). The past four months have been incredibly emotionally stressful, to the point where I lost more weight than I was comfortable with (if I hear one more “I wish I had that problem”, I will punch someone and block you. You don’t want this problem, which is another post rant for another time). Only in the past two weeks, after removing myself from the situation causing the majority of the stress, have I felt good enough to begin becoming reacquainted with my yoga practice again. I have a rough timeline for when I’ll be ready to start teaching again - and for everyone who has been asking about classes, I will keep you all in the loop for when that happens! Taking this time for me has been so important, and I will continue to surround myself with sweet friends, delicious food, and now, my yoga practice, so I can get back to sharing playful yoga poses and classes with those beautiful people I’m blessed to share it with 💜
I want adventure in the great wide somewhere
Dear Ocean, thank you for making us feel tiny, humble, inspired, and salty, all at once
I’ve been trying to figure out how to put into words what I’ve been feeling over the past week. So much devastation has happened to our community, and my heart breaks for all those people who have been affected. Earlier in the week, I probably would have rambled about injustices I’ve seen, how my job as a mental health clinician has been heartbreaking, and how the news isn’t highlighting the things I feel are important. But really, it all comes down to focusing on the outpouring of love and belonging that the community rallies to create during these times. Love goes to all of the first responders who continue to keep us safe. Love goes to those people donating their time and money to help those who lost so much. And Love goes to you- because you made it through this strong and kind, and together we will rebuild stronger. . . . . . . . A huge thank you to all my amazing friends and family who reached out to make sure I was safe on my 24hour saga getting home from work that Thursday/Friday. To the incredible friendship of @papa_mia311 for being with me through the fires and refusing to let me experience it alone. And Thank you to @jenrose1219 for the distraction that Saturday. I’m so blessed to be surrounded by such great friends in such a beautiful place that will rebuild.
Mood: Waiting for the weekend . . . Two chances to come yoga with me this weekend! Saturday we have our last SUP Yoga class with @ventura.pop.up.yoga for the winter! Be sure to rsvp through the link in my profile to grab a board for this morning fun on the water! Sunday is Yoga and Mimosas at @malibuwines! Class is now at 930am, so you can get an extra hour of sleep before we get to move and drink bubbly! Can’t wait to see you all!