For these 15 yogis, filling their time with yoga isn’t just a resolution for 2017 (guilty) – it’s a lifestyle.
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Who: Danielle Terrell, business owner and Charlotte 49ers GoldDusters coach
“What then are the benefits of being mentally flexible? Imagine a storm brewing. Intense winds are blowing hard. Stiff trees are breaking under the pressure while softer more flexible trees are bending and will rise again when the strong winds subside. Now turn this image onto human beings. People who are narrow minded, opinionated, stubborn and bullheaded are more likely to crack under pressure than people who take up a more flexible attitude towards life. It is the difference between bending and breaking under pressure.”- Gudjon Bergmann (Living in the Spirit of Yoga: Take Yoga Off the Mat and Into Your Everyday Life) #yogi #yoga #yogagirl #stretch #flexibility #dancer #heelstretch #namaste #yogisofinstagram #fitchick #fitness #wellness #mindfulness #excerciseforfries #yogainspiration #inspiration #ibendsoidontbreak #wshh #wshhfitness
Who: Shane Lucas, Flywheel instructor and yoga instructor
Who: Heather Barb, co-author of HIIT to INVERT
4am- wake up 4:10am- feed/let pups out while downing a glass of water 4:15am- sip warm lemon water and change into workout gear 4:20am-sun salutations to wake up my body 4:25am- knock out two #HIIT2Invert circuits 4:50am- rinse off, get dressed, grab my bag and my breakfast and head out the door 5:15am- arrive at the yoga studio & start checkin in all the other early birds that are ready to start their day the best way- with yoga. This is how I start my day every Tuesday & Thursday. Some people think I’m crazy (maybe a little ) because I get up so early, but I’m just doing what I have to do to reach my goals and make my dreams come true. & I’m loving every minute of it. But it does help that I’m a morning person lol. How are you guys starting your day? It sets the tone so make it good! Have a beautiful Thursday. PS: if my boss sees this, Natalie made me do it. No really, she did. ♂️ #yoga
Snow on the ground this morning now the sun is shining, every bit of the snow has melted and Paul’s mowing the grass. LOL. Anyways, went for a 5 mile run with my girl @anniefray_thinks_fit this afternoon wasn’t really feeling like doing much of anything to be honest but decided to suck it up & it ended up being a pretty solid run! Love having friends to help motivate me when my motivation might be lacking. Came home, made sweet potato zoodles with a buncha veggies Now basically just straight chillin for the night gettin ready for a fresh week. Hope you guys have had a good day
Who: Jaimis Huff, yoga teacher and lululemon ambassador
The greatest progress in life is when you know your limitations, and then you have the courage to drop them. – Yogi Bhajan ➳ It requires a great deal of inner strength to face your insecurities, habits, fears and doubts head on. It’s normal to want to turn away instead and always face the sunshine. First figure out what is holding you back and then keep showing up until you’ve learned to let that shit go. #rocketyoga today 12pm & Tues 9:15am @om_yogastudio ✨ ➳ : @balancedbonesyoga
Life is all about finding balance, and it’s a never-ending dance. What if we stop trying to be perfect all the time and instead, start enjoying life and embracing the moment, no matter what shows up. • • • • • Your yoga mat is always a good place to start. Join me & @jjbusco @airfitcharlotte Myers Park on March 25th from 2-4pm for a dynamic, transformative, playful Power Yoga Class where you will work hard, sweat, laugh and dig deep. ☆ALL LEVELS ENCOURAGED!☆ ➵ $40 // sign up on our #QCLivingYoga website (link in bio ☝️) ➵ : @keriellen #keriellenphotography
Who: Jennifer Busco, yoga teacher
#Repost @appleboxcinema with @repostapp ・・・ Just a little behind the scenes action from our shoot with @jaimisyoga and @jjbusco yesterday. Always a pleasure to get to work with these lovely ladies. • • • #setlife #bts #yoga #yogis #charlotte #clt #weloveclt #productionlife #iphone7 #iphoneography #vscocam #video #videoproduction #videomarketing #appleboxcinema #exploreclt #sweatclt
Who: Katie Toussaint, editor at CharlotteFive and yoga teacher at Y2Yoga
Who: Jillian Frein, owner of LIKEAGIRLFITNESS
There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life. ❤️ #SHINEEVERYDAMNDAY
Happy FriYAY friends! After a long and dragged out brainstorm I have finally decided what my first blog post topic will be about! In just a few weeks LIKEAGIRLFITNESS will be turning 1! Lol. #proudmomstatus and as we lead up to the big shabang I would like to take a moment to recognize seven hardworking, ambitious, self-propelled #BOSSBABES While I already have a few names in mind I would love nothing more than to hear your thoughts and recommendations! So the question is … Who inspires you? Who empowers you? Who’s self made success has made you think once or twice about chasing your own dreams? Keep in mind this is not about numbers, not about followers and not about money. This is about passion, imagination, and heart. And this is about having the courage and confidence to pave your own path. Throughout the next week I will be putting together a list of my top seven picks and following up with an interview. So what I need for you to do is tag or comment your favorite #BOSSBABE below so that I can expand my horizons to the fullest. ❤️ #SHINEEVERYDAMNDAY
I gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which I must stop and look fear in the face. Sometimes that fear and vulnerability is as simple as inverting in a public space. It’s not everyday that I feel empowered and confident but it is everyday that I have the choice to push past my insecurities and doubts and rise above them anyway. #TRAINLIKEAGIRL Link in Bio #SHINEEVERYDAMNDAY
Who: Mara Healy, yoga teacher
Come and marinate in the teachings of the #mysoremissionaries. We will remind you that Practice is ALWAYS perfect because you showed up and made an attempt. We’ll tell you that You are a victorious warrior because the real triumph is in the effort, not in the attainment. We will point out that you are loved, cherished and valued. But all of the teachings only work WHEN YOU SHOW UP! (Photo by Wanda Koch) #freedomthinkers #practiceandalliscoming #ashtangayoga #ayscharlotte @lizbbun @wellness_yogini @johnnayoga
Who: Naomi Morson, yoga teacher and soon-to-be nurse practitioner
“You are stronger than you think you are..” As I was leaving work today after a particularly difficult last few hours at the emergency department, my teacher @mscottyoga’s voice came to me. Naturally I went to yoga, and after letting it all out on my mat, I feel so much better. Sthira and sukha. Finding both the strength and the ease in all that I do.
Who: Emily Papkin, yoga teacher
Sunday. Take it slow && give your soul a chance to catch up with your body ❤️. ••• #yoga #yogi #yogini #yogaeverydamnday #yogaeverywhere #yogachallenge #fitmomsofig #fitmomsinspire #fitspiration #yogainspiration #fitnessmotivation #balance #strongisthenewskinny #strength #yogamom #igyogafam #igyogacommunity #stopdropyoga #namaste #prenatalyoga #practice #yogalove #obx #beachyoga #babybump #9monthspregnant #fitpregnancy #yogagirl #outdooryoga
Who: Tara, yoga teacher at Charlotte and STAX Yoga
. Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?
I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since teaching my 1st class. I was a little nervous and feeling vulnerable but I knew how bad I wanted this, went head first & have taught classes every week since. I am constantly grateful for my teacher trainer @yogabygrace (& fellow trainees), @skyhouseuptown for offering me my 1st yoga job, for every student I’ve had in class over the past 365 days, @charlotteyoga for being a kickass studio where I love teaching & being part of such a beautiful community & Charlotte for being such a rockin yoga city with all of its pop up brewery yoga classes
Who: Rian Harris, yoga teacher
1 Corinthians 13:4: Love is patient, love is kind..it is not rude…it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs…it always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails(perfect)…when the perfect comes, the imperfect disappears. #lifegoals #superpowers to practice patience when acting out in frustration would be easier, to practice being kind when unkindness would actually be eye for an eye, to practice forgiveness even when not doing so can be justified, to practice making all these imperfect ways of relating to myself and my neighbor disappear with this perfect tool of love, and to practice trusting that love never fails.
Happy hump day hollowback!!:) I remember when I first saw @dkyoga post a pic of him doing this pose, in the same place, and I thought “that shit is awesome!”(homage to my good friend:) I find it awe inspiring that there are people that can do what i am not yet able to! They stir my curiosity…that energy that wonders “hmmm, is that even possible for me,” and then explores the practice playfully, diligently, and lovingly towards an outcome…maybe the one I’ve set my sights on, maybe a different one, but regardless of the outcome, and to the best of my ability, enjoying each and every moment of my journey! I celebrate the people in my life that presence me to what is possible, and seek to inspire that in each and every! Look for the beauty, beholder, and speak to it often:)
Who: Sierra Stone, BANGS Shoes and GTS ambassador
so much laughter and fun hanging with this dood this week. amazing how much joy and happiness animals can bring to your life ✨ also, HUGE S/O to @bigfishpoweryoga for the awesome flows this week so amazing to come home to such an awesome studio every break #blessed #yogaeverydamnday #yogalife #yogavibes #yogainspiration #dogsofinsta #doodlesofinstagram #yogajourney #yogachallenge #yogadaily #yogalover #yogaprogress #yogafit #yogisofig #bigfishyoga #yogaflow #yogiboost #yogistyle #yogigram #floridayoga #beachyoga #pontevedrabeach #namaste
Who: Dina, yoga teacher and blogger
••when we fully trust in the process, we learn to enjoy every. single. breath.•• : @heatwrayvision @heatwray : @freedomparkclt #yoga #yogi #yogaeverydamnday #yogagirl #yogalove #clt #cltyoga #cltfitness #704 #igyoga #igyogafamily #pigeon #love #joy #happy #breathe #mindfulness #present #weloveclt #yogalove #freedompark #namaste #practice
Who: Sydney, yoga teacher and blogger
7 Tips for #SelfLove • • 1. Be mindful. People who have more self-love tend to know what they think, feel and want. They are mindful of who they are and act on this knowledge, rather than on what others want for them. 2. Act on what you need rather than what you want. By staying focused on what you need, you turn away from automatic behavior patterns that get you into trouble, keep you stuck in the past, and lessen self-love. 3. Practice good self-care. Nourish yourself daily through healthy activities, like sound nutrition, exercise, proper sleep, intimacy and healthy social interactions. 4. Set boundaries. Its ok to say no to work, or activities that deplete or harm you physically, emotionally and spiritually, or express poorly who you are. 5. Protect yourself. Bring the right people into your life. I Stay away from frenemies. The “friends” who take pleasure in your pain and loss rather than in your happiness and success. Its best to just Get rid of them. There isn’t enough time in your life to waste on people who want to take away your shine. 6. Forgive yourself. We can be so hard on ourselves. The downside of taking responsiblity for our actions is punishing ourselves too much for mistakes in learning and growing. You have to accept your humanness (the fact that you are not perfect), before you can truly love yourself. Practice being less hard on yourself when you make a mistake. Remember, there are no failures, if you have learned and grown from your mistakes; there are only lessons learned. 7. Live intentionally, with purpose and design. Your path doesn’t have to be crystal clear. Just make decisions that point you towards a meaningful and healthy life, with and intention to feel good about yourself. Everything else will fall into place ✨✨PC: @jrsychp #InspirationPoint #OpenYourHeart #CoronaDelMar #Yoga #RockClimbing #StayWildAndFree #Explore #TakeAhike #OptOutside #BeachVibes #TheGreatOutdoors #RoadTrip #Adventure #Travel #Explore #yoga #California #NewportBeach
Don’t be in such a rush to figure everything out. Embrace the unknown and let life surprise you #BuenosDias #quoteoftheday #DancerPose #Yoga #KeepItPositive #Grateful #NeverSettle #NewBeginnings #PositiveVibes #mindfulness #bekindtoyourself #SpreadLove #DreamBig #travel #Adventure #PositiveThinking #WellSaid #NeverSettle #positivity #inspirational #inspirationalquote #motivationalquote #LoveYourself #wonderfulwords #BlackAndWhiteQuotes #truthbomb #poetsofig #writing #QuoteOfTheDay #RiseAndGrind #LiveYourPower