15 Charlotte yogis you should be following on Instagram

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For these 15 yogis, filling their time with yoga isn’t just a resolution for 2017 (guilty) – it’s a lifestyle.

Want more in your feed? Check out local yoga photographer Wanda Koch’s Instagram.

And just for good measure, get the rundown on the scene in Charlotte – here are the studiosnew student specials, teachers, poses and pro tips to know.

@d.terrell

Who: Danielle Terrell, business owner and Charlotte 49ers GoldDusters coach
Followers: 2,000+

“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

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@gucciwills

Who: Shane Lucas, Flywheel instructor and yoga instructor
Followers: 890+

Sub Alert!! 5:30p @yogaoneclt Power Hour #domoreyoga

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Thanks for capturing this moment @wandakochphotography

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@heatherlynn.fit

Who: Heather Barb, co-author of HIIT to INVERT
Followers:
5,700+

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

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@jaimisyoga

Who: Jaimis Huff, yoga teacher and lululemon ambassador
Followers: 1,700+

Celebrating love in ALL ways today. Sending love to you, friends xo . : @stjcreativephotography

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@jjbusco

Who: Jennifer Busco, yoga teacher
Followers: 960+

The sun is out. Go get some. #facethelight @keriellen

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@katietoussaint

Who: Katie Toussaint, editor at CharlotteFive and yoga teacher at Y2Yoga
Followers: 1,190+

There’s no better moment than this one to forgive your imperfections. Grow with them. #yoga #armbalance

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Don’t let this day pass without remembering what it feels like to be still. #yoga #split #clt

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@likeagirl__fitness

Who: Jillian Frein, owner of LIKEAGIRLFITNESS
Followers: 
103,000+

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

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@marayogini

Who: Mara Healy, yoga teacher
Followers: 820+

Why, YES, I AM teaching at 12noon today. Please remember to bring your #mulabandha to class.

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@naomi_moves

Who: Naomi Morson, yoga teacher and soon-to-be nurse practitioner
Followers: 2,230+

Seriously loving these phenomenal views off the Blue Ridge Parkway!

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@papkindoesyoga

Who: Emily Papkin, yoga teacher
Followers: 830+

Majestic AF . . . #unicornmimosas #birthdayfun #dancer #mondaymotivation {{ : @thecheekyyogi }}

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@qcyogi.foodie

Who: Tara, yoga teacher at Charlotte and STAX Yoga
Followers: 2,540+

@ririzle

Who: Rian Harris, yoga teacher
Followers: 1,000+

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:)

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@stonedonyoga

Who: Sierra Stone, BANGS Shoes and GTS ambassador
Followers: 2,290+

@thecheekyyogi

Who: Dina, yoga teacher and blogger
Followers: 3,460+

@traveling_gypsy

Who: Sydney, yoga teacher and blogger
Followers: 19,300+

See magic every day ✨

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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

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