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Alli Simon  | πŸ•‰Manifestation |πŸ™πŸ½Mindfulness | ❀️ Love | πŸ“ΏYogi | #Femme | #QueerYogis | Sun 10a @ Everybody Gym | ✨

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So much fun being @hunyrocks subject today for @americanwomanproject -- this project means soooooo much to me and I can't wait for her to finish it and share all of the magic she is capturing while celebrating BLACK American Womanhood!!! β€’
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You better believe that I HAD to represent the people who made me who I am today!!! The men who cared for me, the women who nurtured me, the city that held me, the street (124th) that taught me -- it's something I'm just learning to share more and more since it/they all made such a huge impact... but I would not be such a driven Black American Woman had it not been for them, their wisdom and their deep unconditional love!! πŸ’—βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½ β€’
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Sidebar: excuse the blurry pic... This is what happens when I let my uncle take the pic. πŸ™ˆ
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#blackwomenbelike #blackfemmemagic #love #blackgirlmagic #americanwomanproject #la #herstory #femmesofcolorvisibility #blackyogi #blackamerica

As we begin to remember the uprisings of 1992 in a few days... I'm reflecting on my own experience. During that time I was only 7 or 8 years old -- we had just moved a few months before because my stepfather was murdered and my mother felt the need to get her children out of a growing city of rage. β€’
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On a visit back home a week or so after --- I remember being so confused. Not only was it painful for us to leave a place we were ROOTED in, but it was much harder to return to a city in ruins and reeked of burning wood... All I knew was the lot which held the market where we shopped regularly stood nothing but ashes. The places where I bought my Lemonheads, pickles and 25 cent Now and Laters... gone too. β€’
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I still remember one day in particular being in the backseat of the car and seeing the look on my mothers face while driving through South Central -- seeing everything that we recognized as home was no longer home or comfortable - Feeling proud of our people for standing up -- yet also so conflicted, worried and sad that home didn't look or feel like home anymore. Seeing places where she and my grandmother and my great grandmother frequented as children... gone too. β€’
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Whenever I see these trees, I get reminding about just how much they have witnessed and endured over the many many years. Some folks visit and see them as indications that they are in paradise. I see them, and I recognize their strength, how throughout all of what they've witnessed, they continue to stand tall, reminders that life goes on, while still giving hope to some of us who remember its' often complex and beautiful history. πŸ’—βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½
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#home #LA #SouthCentral #lastory #palmtrees #losangeles #lariots #riotla #blackgirlmagic #blackla #

Hey!!!! I'm on a billboard w/ some other rad folks!!! β€’
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In honor of 3-month anniversary since we opened our doors, @everybodylosangeles (The amazing radically-inclusive gym, wellness and healing space I've been telling you about!) is having a enrollment special!!! β€’
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If you happen to spot one (because there are several scattered around LA) , snap a photo tag Everybody and you'll receive 30% off an all-inclusive 6 month auto membership! Offer good through May 31st! πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰βœ¨
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πŸ“·Billboard photos by @jaclyncampanaro
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#everybodylosangeles #bodypositive #allinclusive #fitness #wellness #gym #lgbtq #trans #community #billboard #nela #highlandpark #mtwashington #dtla #losangeles #queeryogis #queeryoga

We are Black, We are Queer, We are Femme!! #representationmatters -- Thank you @mynameisjessamyn for sharing your stories and giving us a glimpse into such sacred and personal parts of you and your practice. Sending you love and so much LIGHT!!! BTW- This yoga journey just keeps getting more interesting y'all. Two Black yoga practitioners who inspire me, one day after the next... wahhhh?? Feeling HELLA ✨FULL✨ now!! βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½βœ¨πŸ’—
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#femmesofcolorvisibility #queeryogis #qtpoc #yogisofcolor #melanin #blackfemmemagic #meditation #gowithin #namaste #ashe #queeryoga

😳 wow... so many thoughts and feels are coming up in this moment. Some great, some... "still processing" :-) -- but I'm So excited to hear @mynameisjessamyn speak tonight πŸ€—And share her world and knowledge. While also navigating my own feels of being in the very seats I sat in for almost 10 years when I worked for The Center. It was during my time here that I began to find my inner reflective space, my yoga practice and healing journey... as a Black Queer Femme Yogi. -- Feeling a little like deja vu... βœ¨πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™ˆ Here we go! #emocentral #yogisofcolor #femmesofcolorvisibility #qtpoc #queeryogis #queeryoga

Literally pinching myself.... I had a weekend filled with so many things - but most importantly I got to show up for a few people I love and cherish! β€’
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Spent time with some of my yogi family as we witnessed beautiful queen @anuwolley transition into motherhood and bless Prince Sun's arrival into our lives very soon... I cannot wait to meet him! β€’
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Got to get fancy and support @centerlb with my love @laura_luna at their Black & White Ball -- an organization that we put a lot of energy into supporting because of the beautiful work they do for LGBTQ folks.
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After teaching my own class, I managed to catch my Yoga sister @chelsealovesyoga doing her thing here in LA. I always love being in her presence especially when she is encouraging so many folks to move and connect to their bodies. Her smile is so radiant!
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And finally... to end the weekend, I hosted a beautiful intimate dinner party at my home for one of my bestest friends @sofiarosesmith for her 33rd Birthday!!
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I didn't know if I would make it to Monday, yet here I am... Showing up for people not just because I love them, but because each of them bring so much beauty, passion and love to this world. Each of them are doing their part to make this world a better place and are a super beneficial presence on this planet. I feel so blessed to know each of them, and to call them family and to have spent my weekend giving... because in returned I received soooo much just from being in their LIGHT. βœ¨πŸ’—πŸ™πŸ½
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Happy Monday y'all!!!!! πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’—βœ¨

What a way to end such a busy and beautiful weekend!! ✨✨ The amazing, @chelsealovesyoga led us through a love-filled yoga sequence, then the powerful @tatianazamir followed it up by helping us dance out anything else that didn't release during the asana practice. It was so much fun to see everyone laughing and dancing and sweating and being their FREE and beautiful selves!!! Can't wait to do it again!!! If you missed this one... I'm telling you... get your ass to the next one!!!! πŸ’ƒπŸ½ -------- #Repost @chelsealovesyoga #queeryoga

She makes me proud!! This warrior!! πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’—βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨πŸ™ŒπŸΎβ˜€οΈ #momma #peace #yogisofcolor #blackyogi #givethanks

Among the many many things I managed to put on my schedule... I made these little cuties... Also... Feeling so πŸ’— FULL πŸ’—that I was able to spend time today celebrating the soon to arrive BabySUN πŸ‘ΆπŸ½ for his showering and blessing. Congrats @wosekofi & @anuwolley βœ¨πŸ’—πŸ™πŸ½ many many blessing and so much love!

A little recording I did from a practice session for a video I have to submit later this week. During playback I realized I said this. That's spirit talking through me, b/c 1. I was hella off topic and 2. I don't even remember saying that β€’
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The breath is a gift... and at some point the breath will stop... how can we spend a little more time getting to the truth? THAT, is the #ArtofLiving !! πŸ™πŸ½βœ¨πŸ’— #queeryoga #queeryogis

Hi loves! βœ¨πŸ’—
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May your ✨LIGHT✨ continue to shine... for all of us to see!! β€’
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#namaste #loveandlight #seethegood #blessings #spreadlove #yogisofcolor #πŸ™πŸ½βœ¨#queeryoga

#Repost @everybodylosangeles
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Thank you @wadetheory & @autostraddle for the love and support! β€œEVERYBODY goes against those standards that tell us in order to work out, to move your body or to just heal, you must look a certain way or be at a particular level. We must continue to create, support and uplift spaces that support our individual and collective healing.”- @everybodylosangeles instructor Alli Simon πŸ’œ
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Follow link in bio to read more about the founding of EVERYBODY, our mission, and instructor interviews with @queerfatfemme & @omgirlalli!

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