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Creative Wanderlust  Los Angeles ๐ŸŒด || yoga teacher + blogger || โ†  travel โ†  explore โ†  live โ‹„ FB:

This weekend I'm teaching my first workshop of 'The Science of Letting Go', something I've waited to do for over a year. I believe we have moved away from our animal instincts to naturally let go of stress, traumas and tensions, which is concerning because it's so important to keep us healthy and balanced, and it allows us to tap in to our intuition that is needed on a daily basis. Besides our fight and flight response, we have developed a freeze response, and when not allowing our bodies to shake to let it go, we are developing tension and tightness, in the beginning we might start feeling tightness in our hips and (very often) lower back pain, but when left ignore it can develop into real complications such as knee injuries, lower back injuries, chronic shoulder and neck pain and even mental health problems. I've been working with pro athletes, law enforcement, actors, busy CEO's and full time mothers for quite some time now, and this is really something everyone needs to learn- I'm so excited to finally start teaching in group/workshop settings. If you're in LA and want to join (not sure when my next workshop in LA will be before heading to Europe), its this Sunday 2-4pm at @createyogaspace, all info and registration is on their website or mine (link in my bio). ๐Ÿ’›

Had so much fun going back up north for my girlfriends wedding and exploring the redwoods and Big Sur, can't wait for more adventures this year โ˜บ๏ธ do you have any planned?๐Ÿ˜| p/c @actionhiro who got me to do that ONE yoga pose ๐Ÿ˜œโค๏ธ

One of my favorite places in California๐Ÿš

The river is constantly turning and bending and you never know where it's going to go and where you'll wind up. Following the bend in the river and staying on your own path means that you are on the right track. Don't let anyone deter you from that.

Eartha Kitt

After over a week of not being able to workout, I'm finally back!! Can you see my happy dance?!๐Ÿ˜… It's amazing what a difference working out does to your mood ๐Ÿ˜˜ Hitting the road tomorrow heading north, any recommendations on places to see in between LA-SF? ๐Ÿš— | @actionhiro

I posted this on my stories but it's just too good not to share here. Is there anything more incredible and beautiful than seeing our nature and seeing our majestic neighbors in their wild just living, just being? For me, this is it. I rather watch them, I rather explore our planet than watching tv or feeling stuck somewhere. Since I was a small kid it always hurt me when people didn't appreciate our nature and planet, ask my family, I was the 4 year old screaming "murderer" to the neighbors for killing the bugs in the grass with the mower ๐Ÿ™„ granted I'm not super hype on bugs today but I'm still baffled and yes hurt, when people brush off something as beautiful as this. This is the greatest gift of living to me, to see and experience our world. ๐Ÿณ

The โค๏ธ path.

Been feeling sick for a week now, funny jokes appreciated. ๐Ÿ˜˜ | @actionhiro

Have a beautiful weekend! ๐ŸŒด

flowers and bare feet ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐ŸŒบ | @nomadic_nature

Some of you know me very well. You know me as an athlete, a yogi, a traveler, a blogger, a self employed hippie ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ and some of you also know me as a survivor of sexual, physical and metal abuse.
I've been working on a book about the tools I used to let go of stress, and built in tension to help me be able to get through all of my obstacles, whether they are physical from working out, or mental from the abuse. One of the tools is to help your body relearn how to release the psoas muscle so that your body can let go of stress and tension, increase flexibility, improve your mental health and just help you hit that reset button, recharge and live your life at full potential. The book will be out in August, but if you are in LA and want to learn directly from me, I'll be teaching a workshop at my home studio @createyogaspace on May 28th. Tickets are only $25 and you will walk away with techniques that you can use for life. Whenever I feel stressed, when I feel tension in my lower back, when my back or shoulders hurt, when my hips are tight, when I need help to just come back to my own intuition and my own body, I use this. I want to share because this because it has helped me through a lot of pain and to live a life I'm in love with. And I know many of you, even if you have gotten used to the pain (and yes, many times we do get used to pain), need this too. To read more and sign up, click on the link in my bio โค๏ธ | @actionhiro

Forever a little bit of country girl. | @actionhiro

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