Meet Annaliese! This gorgeous spunky chick moved to Brooklyn three years ago with one suitcase in hand and a drive to build her career. She just wasn’t exactly sure what that was…yet. After working in fashion at Tommy Hilfiger and teaching yoga on the side, she was offered a full-time salaried, benefited yoga teacher position with hOM. Through public classes, corporate, residential, private sessions, and her influence on social media, she invites a certain raw, supportive and fun honesty into focus, encouraging students and followers to find new empowered layers within themselves.
I couldn’t be more proud to introduce to you one of my closest friends. Natalie is the first stranger I befriended in NYC almost six years ago. There was just something about her that I immediately felt connected to. We opened up to each other very quickly, and there was this innate understanding and respect for one another that is hard to find. I’ve watched Natalie move through the different stages of her life from being a newly transplanted Swiss-German who hardly spoke English, to getting accepted into the highly prestigious film program at New York University. Natalie is such a raw, victorious and authentic light in this world, and I’m so lucky to have her in my life. She inspires not only me, but everyone in her circle, through her photography, film, and her beautiful insight into this crazy life. Read below to see how yoga ultimately changed Nat’s life, and how she is currently tackling through the thick and thin:
– MEET TARA – Tara is the incredible woman behind the successful lifestyle blog, TheWholeTara. I must start off by saying she is one of the sweetest people I’ve met on this journey – I’ve followed her blog since her SkinnyByTara days, and I’ve watched her transform into a beautiful force of body positivity, travel, and lifestyle inspiration. I had the pleasure of meeting up with Tara a few times on her quick trips to NY from Miami, and each time felt like catching up with an old friend. Vibrant, intelligent and kind, here is Tara:
Hello lovely people! I am so excited to start this fun new series of posts I like to call, #ZenFriends. I have some pretty amazing people in my life, so my idea is to spotlight these kind, compassionate, and inspiring beings in hopes that other people will find inspiration from their words, blurbs and advice. Without further adieu, here is the first of my #ZenFriends: