All photos by Victoria Jane Photography You remember how I said the winter bums me out? It’s because I feel trapped inside all season – I really love exercising and practicing yoga outdoors, but the bone-chilling windy weather usually keeps me locked in. 🙅🏻 Well, you know what, I’ve decided come 2017 I’m done hibernating. I live in New York City where it’s cold more often than it is hot, so I just need to embrace it! And part of embracing the cold is finding the right apparel that moves with you.
Ello, ello! Last week, we went on a mini vacay to the Windy City with some good friends. It was nice to get out and explore another town for a bit. We went to a cool science museum, ate delicious food, and saw one of Andrew’s favorite EDM artists – Porter Robinson & Madeon. Amongst the site seeing, we snuck in a little yoga sesh. Aaaaand I brought along my new pretty yoga mat to test out (thank you, Free Thirty Three!) In short, I’m in love. More about this rad brand below.
One year ago today, I embarked on a journey that became a huge turning point in my life. This time of year will forever be a symbol of perseverance, and a true example of what happens when you follow your heart. One year ago today, I was trotting the lands of a remote town in Nicaragua. I quit my job a couple weeks prior. I saved up my money. Bought my ticket & paid for the yoga teacher training – So, there I was with twenty other strangers. All of us from different walks of life, but all there for the same reason – to learn, grow, and evolve as a yogi.
Styled by Athleta Hi, my loves – I was browsing through Pinterest the other day, and I came across this quote: “Eat like you love yourself. Move like you love yourself. Speak like you love yourself. Act like you love yourself.” It’s such a simple sentiment, right? Yet, it can be difficult to put into action. I think of all the times I feel discouraged, unsure, or how I’m just so damn hard on myself, and how I am actually the only person standing in my way. I have nothing, but kind, supportive and loving people in my life. And yet…
Can you believe it’s already September? This is my favorite month with October coming in at a close second. Perhaps, I’m biased about September, since it’s also my birthday month (woohoo)! Cannot wait to celebrate with my favorite peeps. Today marks the launch of Sweaty Betty’s #PowerHour Campaign, featuring their bold, beautiful and versatile POWER Leggings. When the Sweaty Betty team asked me to share what I do in my #PowerHour, my initial thought was yoga. No surprise there, eh? But, when I started to dig a bit deeper, I realized it’s more than just the act of doing yoga. It’s so much more powerful than that – It’s having the freedom to do yoga anywhere and everywhere. #StopDropAndYoga yeah!
I’ve been trying to get my close friend Natalie to go to yoga for years. She kept telling me, “I’m sorry, but I hate yoga.” I accepted it. It’s cool. Yoga is not for everyone, and I totally get it. I didn’t like yoga at first either. However, recently, she’s been attending yoga classes here and there, and TODAY, I received this glorious text: