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Create good habits, you’ll love yourself

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Our habits are a daily reminder to tune into the goodness that is inherently ours. These habits guide us in loving ourselves, acting as our BEST authentic selves and radiating this love onto those we encounter. We act as motivators for people to discover the love within themselves and share it with their family, friends, community and beyond.  We believe that when we are kind to ourselves passing this kindness onto others comes with ease. Loving ourselves is loving the world.

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  • LOVE AND ACCEPT YOURSELF
  • YOU ARE WORTHY, WHOLE AND COMPLETE
  • COMMIT TO BEING A FRIEND TO YOURSELF

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  • BE YOUR BEST AUTHENTIC SELF
  • The world needs authenticity

 

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LET GO OF SELF DOUBT AND DO NOT SEEK APPROVAL FROM OTHERS

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  • Remember to always look for the good in others
  • TELL THE TRUTH, especially to yourself

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  • THE LOVE YOU SHOW YOURSELF IS NO DIFFERENT THAN THE LOVE YOU SHOW OTHERS
  • Find a sincere compliment to share
  • MAKE WHO YOU ARE TODAY A POSITIVE INFLUENCE ON THE LIVES OF THOSE AROUND YOU
  • Treat every encounter as a holy encounter
  • THE GREATNESS WITHIN YOU IS NOT WHAT YOU HAVE, IT IS WHAT YOU GIVE
  • Surprise someone with a smile or an extra hand

Spa nudity: Are we just that modest, ashamed of our body, or is it something else?

Avianca and I visited Burke Williams about two weeks ago to celebrate my birthday and for much needed R &R. As we walked to our lockers, we encountered two fully exposed women changing into the…

Source: Spa nudity: Are we just that modest, ashamed of our body, or is it something else?

Topless & Ignorant

your campaign shouldn’t tell women that it’s okay to dress as sexually as they please

Source: Topless & Ignorant

Yoga lingo

One of the fears of yoga is the lingo.  Sanskrit is after all, another language.  The most common in classes are probably these 5.

  1. Namaste – nama ‘bow’, as ‘I’, te, you – loosely translated, means ‘I bow to you’  The gesture represents the belief that there is a Divine spark within each of us.  It is acknowledgment of the soul in one by the soul in another.
  2. Asana – Literally, it means ‘seat’ or ‘sit’ as in to ‘sit in a posture that is relaxed but firm’ So taking that a bit further to mean ‘pose’ or ‘posture’
  3. Yoga – of course – this one is easy – yoga is the union of body, mind, and spirit.  The whole package of connection.
  4. Shanti – Peace.  Often chanted at the end of practices as ‘om shanti shanti shanti’ Shanti is chanted three times to represent peace in body, speech and mind.
  5. OM – is one of the most important spiritual symbols, it represents ultimate reality, entirety of the universe, truth, divine, supreme spirit, cosmic principles, knowledge.  The cosmic YES.

There you have it!

Blessings

Katherine

 

One on one yoga classes?

my home studio

 

Just the two of us.

Yoga students choose the personal contact of a private naked yoga class for a WIDE range of reasons.  Some yogis come for a bigger challenge, classes don’t always do inversions or binds or other advances asana.  Some just prefer to just learn yoga asana in an environment that is less intimidating.  Others may be working through ‘issues’, body image, injuries, fear, grief, illness.

I try very hard to be prepared for solo sessions because they can bring up emotions from all sorts of traumas from all sorts of experiences.  Sexual situations and addictions being most common in my experience.

I provide a safe environment for them to breathe through the toughness, sometimes they are reliving some of that trauma and just having an hour to be with themselves on their mat is therapeutic. When it gets emotional, we have time to work through some of it with breath and movement.  Creating new space for better energy.  Uncomfortable, or ‘sensation’ is different than pain.  We can work through uncomfortable and sensation and different.  We need to stop before pain turns to injury.  We will emerge stronger.

Hands on adjustments are always offered in my classes and especially in my one on ones. I explain that I offer them and if they aren’t interested to just tell me, but sometimes its just that posture that they didn’t want to go deeper.  They are never nailed to a decision that they make and I ENCOURAGE touch.  Even though we are naked we can be touched in a safe, respectable, non sexual way that actually creates a deeper connection with ourselves.  When we realize that we are in control even when we are most vulnerable it creates a stronger self worth!  In this day and age, we are starved for human touch.

The opportunity to get immediate feedback allows me to assess what is happening in the moment.  Allowing for lower risk of injury, a deeper expression of the posture and a personalized approach to their practice.

Are you ready?