This is so true. I’m extra and I know it. I’m over the top sometimes. I’m a hopeless romantic. I love the bright side of life. I am a glass half full kind of girl. I am an optimist. I rock red lips and joggers for 🦊 sake. I’m not the free salsa everyone gets. I’m the hot sauce you have to order. And if you’re lucky I’ll share my guac with you @ 4pm Yoga Wal, 5:30pm Restorative and 7pm Slow Flow Tonight @santoshayogawellness
Come at me with your attitude of gratitude this morning friends. I’ll start...
1. I’m grateful for the bright beautiful sun that woke me up this morning.
2. I’m grateful for running water in my home so I can easily and quickly get ready for my day.
3. I’m grateful for the many opportunities I will have today to practice random acts of kindness.
I’ll be subbing for the lovely Tara this morning. You can catch me for 9am Slow Flow and 10:30am Yin @santoshayogawellness
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Find someone who makes you realize three things:
1. Home is not a place. It’s a feeling.
2. Time is not measured by a clock. It’s measured by moments.
3. Heartbeats are not heard. They are felt and shared.
From the moment I met you 20 years ago, I knew you were my person. 15 years ago we formally committed to each other in front of a small group of our family and closest friends. Home is wherever I’m with you, creating memories and sharing heartbeats.
Cheers to 15 years, Mr. Haren. 🍾🥂💍🤵🏻👰🏻
Today my little mermaid 🧜♀️ celebrates her golden birthday 🎊🎂. 5 years has gone by too fast for this Lala. Every time I talk to my sweet girl I am in awe. She is smart, kind, funny, brave, adventurous and has an impeccable eye for fashion. She loves with her whole heart and feels deeply. She taught me how to love more than I ever thought possible. Happy 5th Birthday, E! I hope it’s the best one yet! #geminibirthday#fiveandfabulous#girlsweruntheworld#mylittlemermaid
Interpretive dancing my way through another day. Learning how to get where I need to go and do what I need to do. Embracing the generous help that has been offered to me so that I can get to and from the studio. Grateful for the many things I can still do independently despite a slight physical limitation. Every single day we have a choice about how we are going to respond to what is presented to us and what we are willing to accept. I choose love, compassion and kindness. Join me this morning for 9am Slow Flow and 10:30am Yoga Wall @santoshayogawellness #yogatime#yogaismytherapy#thisismylifeasayogateacher#santosha#attitudeofgratitude#livethelifeyoulove#yougottashowuptogoup#meditatetoelevate
Self-love should ALWAYS be your first live. ♥️ So as I celebrate another successful trip around the sun ☀️ in this life, I do believe I will treat my inner queen 👸🏻 to a breakfast of homemade vegan chocolate peanut butter cupcakes and her favorite @mamascoldbrew. Limited mobility has me keeping things real simple as I enter forty deuce and I trust that the UNIverse💫 has my back for this next 365 day journey. One this day a Queen was born and today I salute her. Thank you to all my family and friends for the thoughtful calls and messages this morning. I am eternally grateful for your presence in my life and for always being there to support me. ✌🏼♥️🙏🏼🥂🎂🛴 #happybirthdaytome#fortyduece#goloveyourself#cupcakesandcoldbrew#selfloveisthebestlove#vegancupcakes
Today will be the first day that ever that I will be using strictly words to teach my yoga classes. I have never been the type of teacher who practices with the class while I teach. If I did that how could I see you and make sure you are keeping your body safe (also, it’s your practice not mine)? But I do demonstrate certain poses and I absolutely walk the room as I teach and adjust as necessary. I’m not worried about finding the right words. I’m more worried about my inability to sit still. Good thing I have my knee scooter in case I need to roll around. And for all of my visual learners, this will be a great opportunity for you to refine your sense of hearing and really feeling how your body responds to the words. It’s good to be home and I look forward to seeing you all this morning for 9am Slow Flow and 10:30am Basics @santoshayogawellness
The Haren’s are all set to walk-n-roll now that we are home. These knee scooters 🛴 are going to make it much easier to get around the house. And they have these awesome baskets 🛒 that we can put stuff in. Shout out to @kathinaz for the recommendation on where to borrow and rent these bad boys. And once again to @jsweeney2122 for driving all the way out to Avondale to pick one of them up this morning. Also, thanks to @robertandlauramyers for bringing us dinner last night and goodies from the Farmer’s Market 🥒🥦🥕🍅☕️ this morning. We are eternally grateful for our tribe. And to our parents who are anxiously waiting to come help us...be careful what you wish for. 😜
We have been enjoying our time in Tahiti and have taken an intentional break from social media to truly embrace each moment. On Sunday Ty and I decided to take a tour of the island on our scooter and we took a bit of a spill ending in a trip to the hospital leaving each of us without the use of our right foot. It could have been much worse and we are grateful that we will be fine over time. This has forced us both to not only surrender physically, but also to embrace the amazing support of our small commUNITY of friends who are with us on this retreat. Clearly our vibe has attracted a tribe of individuals who are willing to give selflessly to step in as our support system.
Jen who stepped in immediately and accompanied us on the ambulance and who had assumed the role of personal care giver bringing us basically everything we need. She had also stepped in to assist as my sous chef and take very bossy instructions from me when helping to prepare our meals. She has pretty much put our needs above her own without batting an eye.
Luis who managed to get in touch with our property owners and have them call emergency assistance for us. He accompanied Jen to the pharmacy in the early morning to help secure our crutches to the scooter and get them back to us and he has also literally carried each of to safety.
Jacki who is heading up the clean up crew and who also brought back the most amazing Tahitian vanilla to add to yesterday’s breakfast. Oh, and she’s helping me to live vicariously through her tales of her island adventures and taking pictures of the amazing dinner she and Luis had at a local restaurant last night.
Nancy who immediately stepped in and performed reiki on Ty while we were waiting for the emergency vehicle to arrive and who shared her healing energy with both of us yesterday and held a sweet loving space.
Scott who managed to get the scooter off the street and secure it back on the property. And for keeping the mood light and bringing home snacks and pizza for Ty.
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Bags are officially packed for our Sadhana in the South Pacifica Yoga Retreat with @ambersamplinyoga . 🕉📿🏝My yoga mat was the first thing that went into the suitcase and of course I can’t forget the essentials for keeping my skin protected out there south of the equator in Tahiti. ☀️ In my 20’s I would have been excited to come back with a killer tan and no regard for the long-term damage I was doing to my skin. In my 40’s I’m all about protecting and preserving it. I love having a skincare and beauty bar in my home with everything in need right at my finger tips.
This trip is going to be magical✨ and I’m oozing with gratitude that I get to experience it with my yoga bestie and our tribe. 🧘🏻♀️ 🧘🏻♂️🧜♀️ Cheers to🍍 🍾 🥂 and 🏖 time.
#sadhanainthesouthpacific#yogaretreat#thisismylifeasayogateacher#tahitiorbust#yogatime#arewethereyet#livethelifeyoulove#santosha#namaste 🕉 #mymklife#marykaysunprotector
Shout out to all the mama’s out there just doing their best to keep it together everyday. Parenting is hard work and I admire your endurance. I hope you can get away for a little bit tomorrow morning and join me for 9am All Levels Yoga @santoshayogawellness
I just finished putting together little goodies for everyone who has already reserved their spot.
And if I don’t see you, Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing women who make incredible sacrifices and consistently show up for their children, families and fur babies.
#mothersdayoga#happymothersday#doyogabehappy#namaste 🕉 #meditatetoelevate