Join me for my retreat "Awakening Hope" in Sedona AZ. Enjoy a tranquil space where you can nourish and nurture yourself back to a state of harmony. Through yoga, nature, and connecting with each other you will connect with your own intuition and inner voice and listen deeply to your heart and soul and leave as the highest, happiest, version of yourself! I see it happen every time. Did I mention we have a private chef preparing healthy delicious meals just for us and that there is a private creek side massage included by the best masseuse ever? Don’t miss the magic! Details are up on my website at www.hopesyoga.com (link in profile ). New dates for 2018 coming soon. Love and Light, Hope 🌵❤️🌙 #sedonaescape #sedonaarizona
Join me for Awakening Hope in Sedona AZ. Enjoy a tranquil space where you can nourish and nurture yourself back to a state of harmony. Through yoga, nature, and connecting with each other you will connect with your own intuition and inner voice and listen deeply to your heart and soul and leave as the highest, happiest, version of yourself! I see it happen every time. Did I mention we have a private chef preparing healthy delicious meals just for us and that there is a private creek side massage included by the best masseuse ever? Don’t miss the magic! Details are up on my website at www.hopesyoga.com (link in profile ). New dates for 2018 coming soon. Love and Light, Hope 🌵❤️🌙 #sedonaescape #sedonaarizona
I am excited and humbled to share my latest news with you. You may know that my journey into yoga began after a breast cancer diagnosis and the death of my mother rocked my world. During that time and since yoga has been a transformative practice for me. My practice helped me to heal, and to put my life back together. I was so transformed that I felt called to share the power of yoga with others in a way that is appropriate to each individual and their circumstances. It is a privilege to sit with others and to share their journey. I don’t think of what I do as work, but as an opportunity to give back what I received. It is also an opportunity to share my journey with others, in the hope that it will inspire theirs. With this in mind, I would like to share with you my story featured in Northside Woman magazine this month: “How Yoga Helped Me To Heal.” (Link in profile ). I’d like to thank Editor Suzanne Pacey and Northside Woman for sharing my story. I am so grateful for this journey and for all the awesome people I get to share it with! I invite you to take a moment to read and share with anyone who might be inspired. We are stronger together than we are apart. With all my love, Hope 💕
I know when I’m calm in my body and soft in my mind, when ideas and truths are consistently arriving. I want to receive the knowledge that expands my inner vision. I know I can sit here and let the highest love in. I sense I am ready to further this practice – to establish tranquility. I am ready to walk this bridge reviving my most receptive identity. Again. Today. Just breathing, silence, and a quiet that is subject to no alteration. Right now. I would love to have you join me on the next Awakening Hope Retreat and further your practice, your understanding of yourself. More info on my retreat page. Link in profile! Love and Light, Hope 💕🌵
Just sitting down at Phoenix Sky Harbor airport. Still reminiscing about how these beautiful souls touched my heart and changed my life as we did some deep work this past week ~ but we also had much laughter, some tears, breakthroughs, and growth. Now we move forward taking the experience with us as we chart a new course. My heart is happy and filled with joy and I can't wait to do it all again and I would love to have YOU join me. Message me for more info. Love and Light, Hope ❤️ #awakeninghoperetreat
I'm not sure what it is about this retreat but I see these beautiful souls open up, light up, and find their joy! Heaviness gives way to a sense of freedom ~ freedom to be whom each of them truly is, beyond all the roles they play in life. It's my hearts calling to be a conduit in some ways for others to find themselves and their joy. In being some small part of that I continue to find mine. ❤️ #awakeninghoperetreat
During the Awakening Hope Retreat attendees meet others who impact them deeply, fellow travelers on this journey we call life, and they realize they are not alone. They are deeply seen, supported, witnessed and celebrated and remain changed for the better by the experience. For more information go to www.hopesyoga.com (link in profile ). #awakeninghoperetreat
Yes, this really happened during our retreat this week! 😲The light shining through a clearing in the clouds and onto the earth below. So amazing! I would love to have you join me on my next Awakening Hope Retreat in Sedona. Find out more at www.hopesyoga.com (link in profile ) #awakeninghoperetreat #miraclesdohappen #divineenergy #arizonaphotographer #sedonaescape
It is said the hardest journey is the one inward but the rewards can be great. A deep sense of peace, a connection with a higher source, a feeling of "oneness" with all that is. Today we will journey inward walking this beautiful path and continuing the journey. #AwakeningHopeRetreat #Sedona #Arizona
The destination is now. The invitation is to real love, and every moment can show us how. And since every prolonged emotion affects the flow through our organs, how can I locate real love? Real love, non-judgmental love doesn't keep score. It unites. It embraces. It welcomes. It relates. It nurtures. It heals. It takes us further. And the body knows it immediately. #awakeninghoperetreat
I’m sitting at the airport waiting on my flight to Arizona. I am truly filled with a grateful heart this morning as I embark on another Awakening Hope Retreat in Sedona this week. I will have the honor to sit with, to practice with, to hike with, and to grow with a group of wonderful souls who have made a decision to invest their money and even more precious ~ their time with me to share this journey. Honestly, at times that overwhelms me and then I remember what my practice has taught me. To breathe, to let go, and to trust the process of unfolding. Not that there isn’t preparation, but at some point we have to turn it over. I don’t believe there are any accidents and that the beautiful souls that will be on this journey with me are here for a reason. I also don’t buy into the thought that I’m the teacher and they are learning from me. It’s a give and take and we will all learn from each other and together as we share this experience of unfolding, of coming home, and of wonder. I can’t wait to welcome each of them and to begin ~ again. #awakeninghoperetreat #awakeninghope #yogaretreat
Something magical happens when a group of high intentioned individuals makes the decision to gather together in a breathtaking natural environment for the purpose of elevating their lives. The result is really beyond words – the alchemy of yoga at its best. How are the ways this alchemy works to change one’s life? I will be sharing 4 ways a yoga retreat can change your life! Here is #2: Quantum Transformation! During a retreat, there is an opportunity to “break” the bonds of ordinary awareness and expand consciousness to a level that would otherwise take months or years to attain. The explanation for this change is beyond logic and reason. One might call it a “quantum leap” borrowing terminology from quantum physics. A quantum leap means a massive, often sudden, increase or change in something. Please join me in Sedona AZ in September and start your journey to transformation!! You can find all the information on my website at www.hopesyoga.com (link in profile ). #sedona #sedonaarizona #awakeninghoperetreat #sedonaescape #yoga4growth
This was taken on retreat last September in Sedona. You can be in the next picture!! Read on and visit my website (link in profile ) for all the details and to register. Something magical happens when a group of high intentioned individuals makes the decision to gather together in a breathtaking natural environment for the purpose of elevating their lives. The result is really beyond words – the alchemy of yoga at its best. How are the ways this alchemy works to change one’s life? I will be sharing 4 ways a yoga retreat can change your life! Here is #4 Supportive Life-Long Friendships Surrounding yourself with people who are committed to growing, healing, and moving forward can facilitate willingness to change. New supportive and life-long friendships are often made during this transformative time. Is it time for you to start your journey? Or maybe you have and you are stuck? I am leading a retreat in Sedona in September called Awakening Hope. Do you need to awaken your hope again and get moving in the right direction? All the details are up on my website at www.hopesyoga.com (link in profile ).
Something magical happens when a group of high intentioned individuals makes the decision to gather together in a breathtaking natural environment for the purpose of elevating their lives. The result is really beyond words – the alchemy of yoga at its best. How are the ways this alchemy works to change one’s life? I will be sharing 4 ways a yoga retreat can change your life! Here is #1 : A deep sense of relaxation and renewal!🌟🌟🌟 Having a chance to completely separate yourself from your daily routine, activities, and responsibilities that we all face in our day-to-day lives. Arriving in a place where space is held for you to feel safe and nurtured where your body, mind, and spirit can let go as you soak up a beautiful, relaxing environment. Attending a retreat gives you the opportunity to let the stress go and for the true you to come forward. As a result, most individuals experience a deeper level of harmony and contentment within feeling rejuvenated and invigorated! This peace lasts even after returning home, as we remember what it is like to feel truly relaxed and out natural senses will guide us back to this feeling. Please join me in Sedona AZ in September for my Awakening Hope ~ Yoga, Hiking, & Healing Retreat and start your journey to transformation!! You can find all the information on my website at www.hopesyoga.com (link in profile ). #awakeninghoperetreat
Awakening Hope Retreat ~ Sedona, AZ ~ September 20-24 As your eyes marvel at the red-rock mountains, dappled sunlight warms your skin and you release a sigh of delight. Surrounded by majestic canyon oaks and the ambling, unhurried dance of the creek, you unwind and relax completely as you connect with the rhythm of your surroundings. As the soft evening breeze caresses your face, you take a sip of your warm, healing tea and take a look around you. Encircled by a group of amazing and supportive, like-minded souls, you can’t remember when you’ve felt more content… Space is limited. All the details at www.hopesyoga.com (link in profile )🌟🌵🌈🤸🏼♂️☀️🕉 #sedonaescape #awakeninghoperetreat
Often we can be too scattered in our lives and it becomes important to gather our thoughts and center ourselves to become whole again. When our thoughts are scattered in several directions at once and we are no longer conscious of what we are doing or why, it is time to center ourselves. Our thoughts and actions may be out of sync with our feelings. Signs that we need to center ourselves include scattered thoughts and a feeling of disconnection, and a feeling that we are no longer able to take anything in. Also feeling unfocused and not present in our bodies. Centering yourself means that you are working from or being aware of the core of your being in the solar plexus area of your body. At first it may not make sense, but as you progress you will understand what this feels like. We naturally know how to center ourselves when we take a deep breath, for example, before embarking on something big. Another way to get centered is to sit down and engage in a breathing meditation. Start by getting into a comfortable upright position and notice the breath enter and leave the body. Our breath flows into our center and out from our center, and this process can serve as a template for all of our interactions in the world. Our whole lives mirror this ebb and flow of energy that begins and ends in our center. If we follow this ebb and flow, we can align harmony with the universe, and when we find we are out of harmony, we can come back into balance by sitting down and observing our breath. When we sit down to center ourselves we might visualize ourselves casting a net and pulling all the disparate parts of ourselves back to the center of our being, creating a sense of fluid integration. From this place of centeredness, we can begin again, directing ourselves outward in a more intentional way. I invite you to come find your center this fall for my Awakening Hope Retreat in Sedona, AZ. All the details are up on my website at www.hopesyoga.com (Link in profile ).
#sedonaescape #instagramaz Above all never let age extinguish the fire of your inner child!” ~ Unknown A beautiful spring-ish day in Atlanta. Hope your day is just as awesome! I will heading back Sedona for Awakening Hope ~ Yoga, Hiking, and Healing in September. I would love to have you join me. You can get all the details @www hopesyoga.com (link in profile )! Here’s to growth!! #Namaste ❤️😘
This photo was taken about 3 years ago. I had very, very limited time to practice so I always did at home. I had to learn to motivate myself (especially when I was SO tired from this guy <--- waking me up every night ) to grow in my own yoga practice. #Repost @yvettejain with @repostapp ・・・ "Scoop your tailbone down, mommy!" says my new yoga teacher. #fitmom #homepractice
Day 5 #TheGratitudeChallenge #Bakasana #CrowPose Throwing back to Sedona, Arizona on the trail this summer. This was taken on the bridge into West Fork Trail. Today I am grateful for all the beautiful green colors Mother Nature adorns, especially since green has always been my “favorite” color. My first car was a refurbished Volkswagen Beetle straight from the junkyard. My dad who was very talented with things like that painted it a really pretty metallic green color and put green “sculptured” carpet inside. It was a classic! Check out www.hopesyoga.com (link in profile ) to join this journey and receive my FREE complete root chakra practice guide, to learn more about my upcoming retreat Awakening Hope – Yoga, Hiking, and Healing in Sedona, and more I would LOVE to connect with you! Thank you to the hosts: @beachyogagirl @kinoyoga & @yogaprowheel
"Wake up and smell the possibilities," is what I tell myself each morning. Imagine there is a cup of coffee ☕️ under my nose in this photo. Not every day goes as well I hope, and many times, I make my average parent mistakes. So every night, I try to let go of what was said or done and wake up the next morning to begin again fresh. I am grateful for second chances. #possibilities #averageparentproblems 📷 @dtufino_photo
Day 3 #TheGratitudeChallenge #Utthita Trikonasana #TrianglePose Yoga teaches us how to breathe mindfully on the mat. As we continue to practice, we begin to take mindful breathing off the mat and into other areas of life; and just as it does on the yoga mat, breathing consciously becomes a habitual practice. This is another area of deep gratitude for me. When I came to yoga I had been a shallow breather for most of my life. I was constantly “stressed out” and as a result I held my breath a lot. I now breathe deeply and I am aware when I begin to get stressed and can keep my calm by consciously drawing my awareness to the breath and releasing any tension that is building in my body. Have a beautiful day and consider taking a moment for gratitude and to connect with your heart! Check out www.hopesyoga.com (link in profile ) to join this journey and receive my FREE complete root chakra practice guide, to learn more about my upcoming retreat Awakening Hope – Yoga, Hiking, and Healing in Sedona, and more I would LOVE to connect with you! Thank you to the hosts: @beachyogagirl @kinoyoga & @yogaprowheel
Day 1-4 #Yoga4Growth Challenge #CowPose #CobraPose #ForearmPlankPose Getting a little ahead with this post of days 1-4 of Yoga4Growth! Yeah, it is November 3 and it is 80 degrees 🔥 in HOT-Lanta! This is a great spot to get moving and warm (not that I need a lot of help with this weather-lol ) and to bring some flexibility to my spine, neck, and wrists and a little core strength to my middle! ☺️ Check out www.hopesyoga.com (link in profile ) to join this journey and receive my FREE complete root chakra practice guide, to learn more about my upcoming retreat Awakening Hope – Yoga, Hiking, and Healing in Sedona, and more I would LOVE to connect with you! 🙏🏼 Thank you to the hosts: @koyawenn @ladydork @AloYoga @ToeSox @Sunwarriortribe @Liforme @Getlovedup
Days 3-5 of #SoulfulAsanas is #wideleggedforwardfold #triangle “ We think that the point is to pass the test or overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It’s just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.” ~ Pema Chodron It’s been one of those weeks! Creating space…… Check out www.hopesyoga.com for information on my upcoming retreat to Sedona Arizona and to sign-up for updates and to receive a free complete root chakra practice! Love and Light, Hope Hosts: @ShreeYoga @FitnessOver50 @_Monette @InversionJunkie Sponsors: @KosUSAOfficial @Square36Mats @Pucket_Pants @AloetteOfC3 @MyYogaWheels @LoveTucketts @NessaRoseJewelry @soothistyle @ForLegsActiveWear @MyBedOfNails * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * #yogachallenge #yogaeverydamnday #yogaphotography #yogainspiration #yogaeverywhere #yogapose #yogagram #yogalove #yogachallenge #yogalife #igyoga #yogagirl #instayoga #wiseworldyogis #inspiredyogis #layingthefoundation #girlpoweryogis #theheartofpractice #deepenyourhomepractice #yogaoutside #atl #balance #hopesyoga #yogaheals #awakeninghoperetreat #hopeknosher #hopesyoga
Day 2 of #SoulfulAsanas is #One -Legged King Pigeon Pose or #Eka Pada Rajakapotasana Starting in Table Top extend your right leg back and press through the ball of your foot lifting your hips and then draw your left knee forward to the floor near your left hand and wrist. Bring your left foot to your right hip at a diagonal, with the outside of the left shin resting on the floor. Allow your hips a few breaths to settle and soften and then try sliding your left foot closer to your right hand so that your left shin moves toward being parallel with the short edge of your mat. Work on getting the edge of your left foot solidly on the ground, with your foot flexed and engaged. Slide your right leg toward the back of the mat and lower the front of your right thigh and groin to the floor. With palms pressing into the ground underneath your shoulders, inhale to externally rotate your shoulders. As you inhale again, allow space for the rib cage to expand. As you exhale, find the balance between hugging your thighs toward your centerline and allowing for surrender in your hips. If accessible bend your right leg taking ahold of your right foot with your right hand. Check out www.hopesyoga.com for information on my upcoming retreat to Sedona Arizona and to sign-up for updates and to receive a free complete root chakra practice! Love and Light, Hope Hosts: @ShreeYoga @FitnessOver50 @_Monette @InversionJunkie Sponsors: @KosUSAOfficial @Square36Mats @Pucket_Pants @AloetteOfC3 @MyYogaWheels @LoveTucketts @NessaRoseJewelry @soothistyle @ForLegsActiveWear @MyBedOfNails * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * #yogachallenge #yogaeverydamnday #yogaphotography #yogainspiration #yogaeverywhere #yogapose #yogagram #yogalove #yogachallenge #yogalife #igyoga #yogagirl #instayoga #wiseworldyogis #inspiredyogis #immersedinpractice #layingthefoundation #girlpoweryogis #theheartofpractice #deepenyourhomepractice #yogaoutside #atl #balance #hopesyoga #yogaheals #awakeninghoperetreat #hopeknosher #hopesyoga
Day 6 of #GetLovedUp #YogaChallenge ~ #Eco -Friendly Living I strive to make small changes every week toward a goal of Eco-Friendly Living. Many years ago I began to research a healthier way of living after being diagnoses as “terminally infertile”. Since I knew in my heart I was going to have another girl I didn’t listen to what the doctors told me and I did my own research. I began to “clean up” my body both with what I ate and what I put on it. I began to use chemical free products for make-up, skin care, and for laundry and home cleaning supplies. I started to eat clean and plant based and to detox my body a little bit at a time and after “cleaning up” my act I got pregnant naturally which led to the birth of my beautiful daughter, Emily! In doing all this I also became aware of how our world is being polluted and altered through chemicals, genetic engineering of our food supply, and over-consumption. I try to eat locally grown organic foods as much as possible and stay away from adding chemicals to myself or the environment. I have a long way to go to where I could be on this issue as I continue to focus on how I can do better! Please visit my website to sign-up to stay in touch and for a free gift! I would love to have you join me for my next retreat in Sedona February 2017. All the details are on my website at www.hopesyoga.com (link in profile )! Jacket from @Von_Maur Boots @Fly London. With @nayitavp and @koyawebb sponsored by @aloyoga @toesox @sunwarriortribe @liforme and @getlovedup
Day 5 of #GetLovedUp #YogaChallenge ~ #Oneness The simple definition of ONENESS is the state of being completely united with or a part of someone or something. In that place of being or Oneness we discard all ideas of separation from anything and anyone. We can think about it for example, by taking a look at our bodies. We don’t see our legs as separate from our bodies or our eyes, or hands. All these different parts of our body’s “oneness” have different and unique functions, but they are all part of our body. We can connect with oneness through the part of ourselves that knows the silence where there are no names and no things. In this place we can begin to feel our connection to everyone, to the earth, to the universe, and ultimately to God When we attempt to imagine that we are free of all labels, all separation, and all judgments about this world and the life inhabiting it, we can begin to understand oneness. We enter into this place by simply being. In this place there’s no anger toward anyone or anything because everyone and everything is part of the whole ~ this Spirit is God, our Source of being. Yoga helps us to relax and get quite finding space to relax into the silence of where we came from. There we discover and are able to return to the oneness and nothingness while still in material form. When we get closer to experiencing our original nature, the more peace and purpose flows through us! If you want to be sitting right here for a morning sunrise yoga and mediation then please join me for my next retreat in Sedona February 2017. All the details are on my website at www.hopesyoga.com (link in profile )! With @nayitavp and @koyawebb sponsored by @aloyoga @toesox @sunwarriortribe @liforme and @getlovedup
It's been such a fun long weekend with my two favorite girls @emilyelissaphotography and @katknosher road tripping, cousin time, camping and eno-ing on the beach. I actually slept on the picnic table (which I am sure I will never live down ). Honestly it was the best bed in the place with a great view of the stars: ) Memorable times with memorable people. I even ran into a wonderful prior co-worker while out and about in Tampa. It's a small world after all. Sweet dreams and safe travels. I am laying by my Emily who is fast asleep. Good night to all. Much love and the best of the dream world to everyone💟😘🙏🏼. . . . . . . . . . . #roadtrippin #daughtersarethebest #cousins #happyplace #goodtimeswithgoodpeople #eno #beachcamping #tampa #tampabay #fortdesotobeach #atlantayogateacher #atl #myyogalife #roadtrip #fallbreakfun #yogamom #yogagirl #yogalove #yogainspiration #yogastrong #lovenaturesbeauty #natureheals #sandandsun #enolife #hopesyoga #awakeninghoperetreat
🌵🌾🍂Sedona, Arizona scenery makes your heart leap! Nestled among a geological wonderland where multi-hued stone formations jut upwards from the high desert floor creating a vivid, mesmerizing setting that changes hourly with the light. When USA Weekend compiled their Most Beautiful Places in America list, Sedona claimed the top spot. I would love to have you join me to see Sedona’s beauty first-hand while you spend time relaxing and connecting with your innermost self as you practice yoga, hike, heal, renew and rekindle your passion for life! The next date for Awakening Hope – A Soulful Journey Into The Healing Energies Of Sedona is February 2017. All the details are up under the retreat section at www.hopesyoga.com (👆🏼link in profile ). Don’t wait too long as this is a small retreat by design. After just wrapping up the September 2016 retreat I cannot wait to go back! #AwakeningHopeRetreat #HopesYoga #Sedona #Retreat
Missing it already! This is a picture at the top of #CathedralRock in #Sedona with the sun peeking out from behind the middle spire. Immeasurable beauty and a life changing experience! Can’t wait to go back in February. Would you like to join me? All the details are up at www.hopesyoga.com under retreats (link in profile ). #AwakeningHopeRetreat #HopesYoga #visitsedona #visitsedonaarizona
🌵 It’s been a great time the last 10 days. Heading back to Atlanta today. Looking forward to being back in this most beautiful place soon. Posting this one for @robinmartinyoga for the #openheartsfortheholidays I love the theme! One of the lovely souls on my retreat said at the end . “Don’t be sad it’s over, be happy it happened.” I am so happy my first retreat in Sedona has happened and that it was a great time for all. My next retreat is scheduled for February ’17 and you can find all the info at www.hopesyoga.com (link in profile ). I would love to have you join me! Have a beautiful and blessed day! Love and Light, Hope 💟
A highlight of the retreat Awakening Hope ~ A Soulful Journey Into The Healing Energies Of Sedona! Hiking (and climbing ) all the way to the top of Cathedral Rock! What an adventure it has been. Loved this time with a group of amazing souls. Feeling so blessed. The next retreat is Feb '17. Details at www.hopesyoga.com (link in profile ). Love and Light, Hope 💟
I missed this last Friday so thank you @dkindawson for the tag for #fabulousfiftiesfriday Any 50+ friends out there ready this you are challenged to post a yoga pose of your choice! I am posting my favorite pose in my favorite place - #Sedona ! Getting ready for my retreat that is starting this afternoon. I hope you can join me for the next one in February. All the details are on my website at www.hopesyoga.com (link in profile ). Have a beautiful day!
I have met the most lovely souls already and here is one of them. She was hiking up to the vista today with her husband and other family members. We started chatting, I took some pictures for them, then before I knew it I had them doing yoga - LOL. Imagine that. Then, as the conversation continued I found out that she is a breast cancer survivor of over 25 years! She and her husband are from the Philippines. Did I mention how much I LOVE<3 this place? I am coming back in February on retreat again and I would love to have you join me! All the details up at www.hopesyoga.com (link in profile )!! #awakeninghoperetreat #hopesyoga #ilovesedona #newfriendsoldsouls #love #survivors
It's hard to believe that I am at the airport getting ready to fly to Sedona for my retreat! This has been a long time vision of mine and I am grateful to have it be manifest. I am so touched that these beautiful souls are traveling from all over to gather together for this very special long weekend of letting go, rejuvenating, hiking, yoga, and realignment with their deeper selves. What a privilege it is to be able to do this work with others. As teachers we never stop learning from others as we walk this path together, so I look forward to what this special time has in store for all of us. Namaste. There is still spaces available in February 2017. Check out www.hopesyoga.com (link in profile👆🏼 ) for all the details!
It was a joy to lead the pre-run yoga stretches at the #teammaggieforacure this morning! A great non-profit organization focused on supporting young adults who find themselves in a journey through cancer. The founder's daughter was diagnosed with cancer at a very young age and through their journey she was inspired to help others! As if battling cancer isn't enough many times young survivors are left infertile after treatment. Team Maggie helps support those who are diagnosed young to save their fertility ~ a costly proposition that is not usually covered by insurance. Please check out and support this worthy cause and organization @teammaggieforacure ❣❣
The countdown is on. I leave a week from yesterday for Sedona and I am so excited! The September retreat is closed, but there is space in February. Check out all the details at www.hopesyoga.com (👆🏼link in profile ). Come and let your heart be stirred as you soften your inner dialogue. Play and surf your edges. Let go into the deeper parts of your being. Greet yourself like a welcomed season and feel like sunshine at the end! I hope to see you there. Love and Light, Hope #sedona #awakeninghoperetreat #arizona
Thank you @dkimdawson for the tag for #fabulousfiftiesfriday I would love to join along with all these other beautiful yogis. If anyone had told me 10 years ago that I would be teaching yoga and writing I might have called them crazy. Just goes to show you never know what the future will hold and that it’s important to stay open to the possibilities no matter how absurd they may seem at the time! Let’s here it for yoga over 50! If you are reading this and over 50 I invite you to post with us. I am posting one of my favorite stress releasers paschimottana = intense stretch of the west (pashima = west , uttana = intense stretch ). My daughter and I were at Decatur Water Works in Atlanta so that she could photograph the street art the other day and just about the time we were walking into the park a monsoon like thunderstorm started so we decided to play in the rain. I followed her around with an umbrella over the camera until it stopped and then she took a few of me. There is some incredible artwork all over the park. I am sitting on a concrete wall and you can see the bright colors below me. Best wishes for a beautiful weekend to all! Love and Light, Hope 💟 Outfit by @lucyactivewear !!
“The Habits That Finally Helped Me Find My Authentic Self” -- my latest up mindbodygreen. Here is an excerpt: "Do you ever find yourself wondering if there’s something more to life? I know that I did years ago as I completed treatment for breast cancer and then scant weeks later bid my mother farewell. I held her hand in mine and placed my other hand over her heart as it took its last beat. Life had given me many hurdles, and it seemed at the time that they were impassable. I wondered what the next step should be or even whether I wanted to take it. We all have our stories and our hurdles to cross. What I know is that if not for a commitment to a yoga practice at that time, my life would not have changed. Deep down, I knew there was more. But honestly, I had not touched that place deeply in a long time. I was disconnected from my body and soul and disenchanted with life. As I began to practice and to become truly present, I began to unravel. Sometimes it was small threads releasing and letting go. Sometimes it was vast and heavy cords being let go from my body. I had held on to so much over a lifetime, and it was time to let go. As the months went on and my practice progressed, so did the unraveling.” Link in profile until the weekend to read more. You can also look up Hope Knosher at @mindbodygreen to find this and all my articles there! Go to www.hopesyoga.com to sign up to join my email list and my journey! Love and Light, Hope
🌴🌵🌿🍃Lucy Activewear goes everywhere with me! Whether I am headed out to the grocery store, lunch with friends, to take or teach a yoga class, walking, running, and even hiking up mountains! 🌵🌾🍃🌿 Here I am taking a much needed break from hiking straight up the mountain to Devil’s Bridge in #Sedona #Arizona As I found my footing in yoga and as a teacher, I found that more often than not my “go-to” wardrobe had that little orange bar on it: otherwise known as @lucyactivewear 🌵🌿🍃🌴 For years now, Lucy has been my go-to for clothing staples--those look good, feel good, wear good kind of clothes that you go to time and again. I feel like I have watched the company grow and blossom into not only offering great staples for everyday wear, but also offering a fun and more playful side to their brand. 🌴🌾🍃🌿 They offer lots of bold colors and styles, and who doesn’t want to live in full color? And Lucy is not just for me; my teenage daughters love it too. Anyway, aren’t we all still that little girl inside? 🙏🏼🙏🏼 😘 Thanks to Lucy Activewear for making getting dressed easy and going through the day feeling comfortable and looking great a breeze! 🌿🌴🌵🍃 Join me this September as I travel back to Sedona with a great group of folks for my retreat Awakening Hope – A Soulful Journey Into The Healing Energies Of Sedona. Only a few spots remain. All the details at www.hopesyoga.com (link in profile ) under the retreat section. #letsgolucy #lucyambsdr @lucyactivewear
This is what happens when you hang with your teenage daughter for a week on vacation – a little #Boomerag taping of our sunset dance on the trail in #Sedona So much fun!! And what is that little light dancing around my feet? I can’t wait to be back in Sedona in September for Awakening Hope – A Soulful Journey Into The Healing Energies of Sedona. I would love to have you come center, align, & balance with me in Sedona. We might even dance a little🤗🤗 while we find our JOY! It’s gonna be great! Check out WWW.HOPESYOGA.COM to learn more and to sign up for a complete FREE ROOT CHAKRA PRACTICE and inspiration and updates about yoga and healthy living! From my heart to yours, Hope 🌵🌴🌿🍃🌾🍂 #awakeninghoperetreat #yogaretreat #adventure #travel #hopesyoga