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Mikaila  📍#NYC 🕉 #Ashtangi 🧘🏻‍♀️#Yoga/#Meditation Teacher #Fitness #Vegan🌿

Happy Thursday, lovies! After having dinner with my Dad and family in Koreatown last night, then hanging out until 1am with friends, I am done! 🙄😂 But work is work, and it’s a priority. 😉 Now it’s dealing with the sweltering heat. 😅💚🌇🧘🏻‍♀️🗽
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#goodmorning #instagood #vegan #model #potd #polkadots #photooftheday #vegan #vegansofnyc #vegansofig #whatveganslooklike #nyc #midtown #thursday #pinay #filipina #veganlife #yogi #yogini #ashtangi #author

Hello beautiful people. 💗 Today is my beloved Mom’s birthday, and while I know she wouldn’t want me grieving, I am. 💔 .
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When I began my yoga journey Mom would try to warn me about bending... “You’re gonna break your back, Mikaila!” 😂 I would come into pigeon pose (like in this video), and she would just freak out! 😱 After a few years however, she understood the importance of yoga and meditation in my life. 😌
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I dedicate this day to her and remember the love, laughter, and strength she continues to bring to my broken heart. 🙏🏻❤️💫
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#myyogalife #yogafamily #yoga #ripmom #yogawithmikaila #asana #yogastrong #yogagirl #yogalife #yogapractice #rip #yogastrong #nycyoga #nyc #instagood #ashtangi #yogis #practiceandalliscoming #backbend #video #yogavideo #ekapadarajakapotasana

Happy Happy Tuesday, my beloveds! 🌇 Some students have asked how to come into Eka Pada Sirsasana or the leg behind the head pose. Last week I shared the photo, but wanted to share the video today. The #asana is part of the Ashtanga Intermediate Series and requires LOTS of warming up. 🕉 This is also my #stopdropandyyoga post for my dearest Laura @omniyogagirl. 😍
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#myyogalife #yogafamily #yoga #igyogachallange #yogawithmikaila #augustyogachallenge #asana #yogastrong #yogagirl #yogalife #yogapractice #yogaeveryday #yogastrong #nycyoga #nyc #instagood #ashtangi #yogis #practiceandalliscoming #ashtangaintermediateseries #ashtangayoga #ashtanga #ekapadasirsasana

Happy Monday! ☁️ Another cloudy day in NYC and this practicing indoors thing is driving me a little batty. 🤣 I do hope that by Wednesday I can begin exploring various parks in the city once again. 🌇
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Monday means it’s #stretchtime and #yogisstretchmonday, and I join the amazing @t_om_ma_h, @arcierojoe, and @adam_earthdominion in Eka Pada Dhanurasana or #oneleggedbowpose 🏹 or #fallendancer pose. ☺️ It is also my #monnthursbackbend with @jeminajakin 😍
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Wearing: “Enchanted Dream” #leggings by @flowerofliving 💚
Mat by @liforme 🌏 .
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#yoga #yogisofinstagram #instayoga #yogalife #igyoga #yogawithmikaila #yogaeverydamnday #vegansofig #ashtangi #yogi #yogisofinstagram #vegan #yogagirl #whatveganslooklike #liforme #nyc #nycyoga #asana #backbend #liforme #ekapadadhanurasana

I have to admit... Giant lizards like this cutie just melt my heart! 😍🦎 When his owner handed me the leash to show his snakes to onlookers I jumped at the chance to babysit. Not only was he so friendly, he was so soft and cuddly. 🧘🏻‍♀️🗽💚
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#instagood #vegan #model #potd #photooftheday #lizard #vegan #vegansofnyc #vegansofig #whatveganslooklike #nyc #yogateacher #astoria #sunday #pinay #filipina #veganlife #yogi #nonyogapost #ashtangi #author #skinklizard #lizard

I’m loving this upcoming challenge! Who wants to join in? 💗 @Regrann from @yogini_444 - Mark your calendars!! Are you ready to free your back? Well we’re back and we are going to guide you through a ten day series to help you show your back some love. Also, can’t get over our sponsor support! Grateful! 🙏 Join us for #WeveGotYourBackToo challenge, happening August 21st through August 30th to help open you release your spine. Join us as we explore all sorts of back opening poses through our shared love of yoga, backbends and twists.
How to get started: ▶️ Re-post this flyer.
▶️Follow all the hosts and sponsors.
▶️Practice with us daily & take a photo or a video of the daily pose. Your best attempt at the pose is perfect!
▶️Tag daily with the hashtag #WeveGotYourBackToo , your hosts and sponsors in the caption. NO need to tag your daily photos. ▶️Like, comment and make new friends.
▶️Bonus: Tag and invite a few friends in the comments below.

Hosts:
@yogini_444
@yogisoli
@yoga_at_a_glance
@yamasaraha
Sponsors:
@liforme
@mala_spirit
@aquaburns
@will2wow_jewelry
@mamakuka
@glassticbottle
@vibratehigherofficial
@serenitysoapessentials
@y.o.u.p.i
@parcorganix
@thegautamasilver
@aroma.flow
@insideoutoutsidein

List of Asanas for this challenge:

1. Cobra Pose/Bhujangasana or Sphinx Pose/Salamba Bhujangasana
2. Upward Facing Dog/Urdhva Mukha Svanasana
3. Bow Pose/Dhanurasana
4. Wheel Pose/Urdhva Dhanurasana
5. Seated Spinal Twist/Ardha Matsyendrasana
6. Downward Facing Dog/Adho Muhka Svanasana
7. Standing Wide Legged Forward Fold/Prasarita Padottanasama
8. Ear Pressure Pose/Karnipadasana
9. Plow Pose/Halasana
10. Shoulderstand/Salamba Sarvangasana. #igyogachallenge #igyogafam #igyoga #igyogachallenge #yogisofinstagram #igyoga #practiceandalliscoming #yogaeverydamnday #yogaoutside #bikiniyoga #yogadaily #yogachallenge #yogafit #crazysexyyoga #yogaaddict #yogaeveryday #yogaeverywhere #yogaposes #yogainspiration #augustyogachallenge

Happy Saturday!! 🌧 It’s been raining on and off here in NYC, and when I awoke at 9:30am this morning I had no idea how late it was. 🤦🏻‍♀️ My insomnia has lasted for over a month now, but I guess the storm last night helped me sleep (thank goodness). 🙏🏻
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My apologies for the late post. It’s Day 7️⃣ and final day of the #FlexiSummerYogis #yogachallenge and it is #yogischoice. 😃🤸🏻‍♀️ I opted for this Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana aka #oneleggedpigeon pose with a extended #backbend. ☺️🧘🏻‍♀️🗽🌿
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Everyone who participated in this challenge has been sooo incredibly inspiring to my own practice. Thank you thank you thank you! 💗
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A HUGE thank you to my beautiful co-hosts and gracious sponsors who made this yoga challenge so amazing. 🙇🏻‍♀️ .
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☀️Hosts:
@mikaila_nyc
@alysia_cen
@blaze_esther .
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☀️Sponsors:
@yobaby_hk “Lavender Dream” bra and leggings
@inspire1stt
@omoodlust
@cute_n_quirky
@mymalanecklace .
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Mat by @liforme 🌎
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For those who like to plan ahead, here's our pose list:

1-Any Forward fold ✅
2-Any Backbend ✅
3-Any Hip opener ✅
4-Any Shoulder opener ✅
5-Any Arm balance ✅
6-Any Split ✅
7-Yogi’s choice ✅ .
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@igyogachallenges @challengethyyoga 
@quantumyoga
@yogachallengeworld
@myyogachallenges
@loveyoga4life .
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#myyogalife #yogafamily #yoga #igyogachallange #yogawithmikaila #augustyogachallenge #asana #yogastrong #yogagirl #yogalife #yogapractice #yogaeveryday #nycyoga #nyc #instagood #ashtangi #yogis #practiceandalliscoming #hipopener #ekapadarajakapotasana #asana #vegan

Happy Friday, precious Ones. 🌞💗After a week of back-to-back meetings I am SOOO spent! 😅 I awoke at 3am this morning - something that I’m getting pretty accustomed to. 😏 It isn’t anxiety-related, thank goodness, so I’m just flowing with it. 🙃
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Day 6️⃣ of the #FlexiSummerYogis #yogachallenge is any #split, so I chose this #frontsplit shiva pose variant.
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Be sure to check out the split variations my co-hosts and your fellow participants have chosen, and let’s honor and cherish our body temples. 😌🕉🙏🏻🧘🏻‍♀️🌿🗽
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☀️Hosts:
@mikaila_nyc
@alysia_cen
@blaze_esther .
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☀️Sponsors:
@yobaby_hk “Lavender Dream” bra and leggings
@inspire1stt
@omoodlust
@cute_n_quirky
@mymalanecklace .
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Mat by @liforme 🌎
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For those who like to plan ahead, here's our pose list:

1-Any Forward fold ✅
2-Any Backbend ✅
3-Any Hip opener ✅
4-Any Shoulder opener ✅
5-Any Arm balance ✅
6-Any Split ✅
7-Yogi’s choice
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This is also my #thursdayswesplit catch up with @jennyg2bfit and @_balance_in_life_ 💗
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@igyogachallenges @challengethyyoga 
@quantumyoga
@yogachallengeworld
@myyogachallenges
@loveyoga4life .
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To join and be eligible to win an amazing prize:
1️⃣ Follow all of the hosts and sponsors
2️⃣ Repost this flyer and tag some friends to join in
3️⃣ Post a photo or video each day
4️⃣ Tag all hosts and sponsors in your posts
5️⃣ Make sure your profile is set to public and you use #FlexiSummerYogis so we can see your posts!
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#myyogalife #yogafamily #yoga #igyogachallange #yogawithmikaila #augustyogachallenge #asana #yogastrong #yogagirl #yogalife #yogapractice #yogaeveryday #nycyoga #nyc #instagood #ashtangi #yogis #practiceandalliscoming #hipopener #hanumanasana #asana #vegan

Happy Thursday, lovely Souls. 🌞 .
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Day 5️⃣ of the #FlexiSummerYogis #yogachallenge is any #armbalance. 😊 Tolasana or #scalepose in the Ashtanga Primary Series is an #asana that took months of practice. The lift was not my challenge, but the acceptance to be present with my Self and BREATHE. 😅
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Be sure to check out the arm balances my co-hosts and your fellow participants have chosen, and let’s start balancing!. 😌🕉🙏🏻🧘🏻‍♀️🌿🗽
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☀️Hosts:
@mikaila_nyc
@alysia_cen
@blaze_esther .
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☀️Sponsors:
@yobaby_hk “Lavender Dream” bra and leggings
@inspire1stt
@omoodlust
@cute_n_quirky
@mymalanecklace .
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Mat by @liforme 🌎
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For those who like to plan ahead, here's our pose list:

1-Any Forward fold ✅
2-Any Backbend ✅
3-Any Hip opener ✅
4-Any Shoulder opener ✅
5-Any Arm balance ✅
6-Any Split
7-Yogi’s choice
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@igyogachallenges @challengethyyoga 
@quantumyoga
@yogachallengeworld
@myyogachallenges
@loveyoga4life .
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To join and be eligible to win an amazing prize:
1️⃣ Follow all of the hosts and sponsors
2️⃣ Repost this flyer and tag some friends to join in
3️⃣ Post a photo or video each day
4️⃣ Tag all hosts and sponsors in your posts
5️⃣ Make sure your profile is set to public and you use #FlexiSummerYogis so we can see your posts!
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#myyogalife #yogafamily #yoga #igyogachallange #yogawithmikaila #augustyogachallenge #asana #yogastrong #yogagirl #yogalife #yogapractice #yogaeveryday #yogastrong #nycyoga #nyc #instagood #ashtangi #yogis #practiceandalliscoming #armbalances #ashtangayoga #ashtanga #tolasana

My #NonYogaPhoto per my beautiful Ika @ikadewiyoga. Thank you, dearest. 😍💗😘🙏🏻
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To be up close and personal is not something I have ever been accustomed to. 😏 But my dear friend and talented photographer @soulphocuspix helped me be comfortable with every part of me that day, and I am so grateful for that gift. 💗💗💗
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#quotes #instagood #vegan #model #potd #ralphlauren #photooftheday #wednesdaywisdom #vegan #vegansofnyc #vegansofig #whatveganslooklike #nyc #yogateacher #hudsonriverpark #wednesday #pinay #filipina #veganlife #yogi #nonyogapost #ashtangi #author

“Spiritual growth involves giving up the stories of your past so the universe can write a new one.” ~ Marianne Williamson 🙇🏻‍♀️💗
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Last night I caught my mind engulfed in hurtful memories. The realization helped me understand that letting go of the past and its stories can liberate us. I open my heart to it. ❤️🤗
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Day 4️⃣ of the #FlexiSummerYogis #yogachallenge is any #shoulderopener, so I chose this hybrid of Garudasana or #eagle pose and Ustrasana or #camelpose to awaken the Anahata or #heartchakra. 💚
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Be sure to check out the shoulder opening poses my co-hosts and your fellow participants have chosen, and let’s all support one another in this journey of healing. 😌🙏🏻🧘🏻‍♀️🌿🗽
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☀️Hosts:
@mikaila_nyc
@alysia_cen
@blaze_esther .
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☀️Sponsors:
@yobaby_hk “Lavender Dream” bra and leggings
@inspire1stt
@omoodlust
@cute_n_quirky
@mymalanecklace .
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Mat by @liforme 🌎
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For those who like to plan ahead, here's our pose list:

1-Any Forward fold ✅
2-Any Backbend ✅
3-Any Hip opener ✅
4-Any Shoulder opener ✅
5-Any Arm balance
6-Any Split
7-Yogi’s choice
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Since it is also Wednesday and #humpday 😊🐫 This is also my #humpdaycamelpose with @jennyg2bfit, @rayleigh_yoga, @zenbeeni, and @c_la.yoga 😍
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@igyogachallenges @challengethyyoga 
@quantumyoga
@yogachallengeworld
@myyogachallenges
@loveyoga4life .
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To join and be eligible to win an amazing prize:
1️⃣ Follow all of the hosts and sponsors
2️⃣ Repost this flyer and tag some friends to join in
3️⃣ Post a photo or video each day
4️⃣ Tag all hosts and sponsors in your posts
5️⃣ Make sure your profile is set to public and you use #FlexiSummerYogis so we can see your posts!
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#myyogalife #yogafamily #yoga #igyogachallange #yogawithmikaila #augustyogachallenge #asana #ustrasanavariation #yogagirl #yogalife #yogapractice #yogaeveryday #yogastrong #nycyoga #nyc #instagood #ashtangi #yogis #practiceandalliscoming #garudasana #eaglepose #ustrasana

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