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Peter Walters  Lover of Life and Breath Yoga Student & Teacher lululemon Ambassador San Francisco, CA πŸ‘RETREATS: Calistoga, CA sept 15-17th + Hawaii March 11-16 πŸ‘‡

http://bit.ly/openheartweekend

Time to reset.
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Taking a week off
From all the social
All the media
No book of faces
No instagrama
Just a book with worn pages
Kind humans
Rushing rivers
Sturdy mountains
Yoga and sitting
I take this long moment to return to a time before time, before tired, tapping thumbs and rectangular screen gazing.
I retreat to the analogue
Stepping back from routines of mind and body, patterns in the heart and orchestrated through the hands and feet, eyes and mouth.
I'm beginning again. And again, and again.
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*See you back in the flow on Sunday, July 30th, 9-10:30am at @lovestoryyoga. .... I'll probably be back on social media by then. Because, well, I'll miss you all (heck, I do already and I'm still here). Anyway, here we go. Tuning out, to tune and turn in. Bye! Love, sincerely, dearest, kisses and smooches and puppies, yours,
Peter Broley Cadenhead Walters, the first.

"Yoga is about how we can take in teachings and put them into practice; how we can sit openly with mind and body, breath, and stillness, and then let them spread out in the wide-open world of nature and other human beings. Yoga opens us up to a state of being where the world passes transparently through us" - Michael Stone, 'The Inner Tradition of Yoga' πŸ•‰β€οΈ
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Last 4 public classes before I head to Montana for a week! πŸ‘‡
*12-1 LOVESTORY (today)
*9-10:15 The Pad (Friday, 12-1pm Glow Yoga + 6:15-7:45 Yoga Tree Hayes
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Photo by Steve Adams @lightonnature

Okay y'all... I am holding this plank until you sign up for @movewith ! It's an amazing audio fitness app with your favorite teachers in the world-- really! And if you sign up before SUNDAY using my link you get 60 days FREE! A little basic math: Your average workout/yoga/spin/HIIT class is ~$20? You go 3x weekly, maybe? Or more? $60/week x 4 weeks = $240 plus or minus a bit depending on packages, frequency, etc. After your free 60 days of all kinds of workouts (on your schedule) you can do right from home on your phone, you only pay $10-12 a month! Unlimited! It's actually silly how affordable this app is. Anyway, don't take my word for it. Just try it. If you like it, keep going. If you don't, throw it in the recycling bin and start again! Link in my bio briefly! Also here πŸ‘‰ movewith.com/redeemgift/peterwalters
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*And can you please hurry up? I'm getting tired here!! * photo by @lightonnature - Steve Adams - send him a DM for photos + videos - he's amazing

"Are you really picking your nose for a photo?"
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"No...I'm just looking for something."
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OK folks! We're just 2 months away and we have very few rooms left! We're talking less than 10 spots here! Will you join us? This is my dear friend and fellow teacher Lauren Cohen. Her classes are so beautiful, and she is an amazing spirit. **September 15-17th in the beautiful Napa Valley of California. We will dive deeper into asana practice, meditation, mantra, heart opening, s'mores-making philosphy, advanced pool lounging, healthy, delicious food eating and double advanced fun training! Are you ready? Link in bio!
Come on! You only live once or twice or thousands of times. The time is now! >bit.ly/openheartweekend<

Oh hey! Funny meeting you here. I hate to disturb your scrolling and tapping and mini-computing, but could you stop, look up, take ONE breath, look around, feel the breeze, smell the smells, taste your tongue and just notice something around you. I'll wait here and sing, then you can come back to this.
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I'm heading on retreat with @natkendallyoga on Saturday so only 6 more chances to practice with me until I'm back on Sunday, July 30th! So here's what we've got left!
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+Monday: I'm SO excited to be stepping in to sub at Ocean Yoga (Pacifica) - 6:15-7:45pm! +Tuesday/Thursday: 12-1pm at Love Story +Friday: 9-10:15am The Pad, 12-1pm Glow Yoga and last class for the week is 6:15-7:45 at Yoga Tree Hayes!
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I hope to see you somewhere along this sweet yoga path very soon! om β€οΈπŸ“πŸ•πŸ™
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*Photo by the extraordinary Steve Adams - @lightonnature πŸ™

Find something to do with your days that makes you smile-- something that lights you up and enlivens your skin! This life is so darn short that it is imperative that we find a way to live that makes us feel full, grateful, complete and maybe even... happy. This of course doesn't mean you won't encounter obstacles, hard work, pain, suffering and all the other things that befall humans in the course of a lifetime. But perhaps if we find a way to spend our days that light us up-- that make us feel more, pause and breathe more often...perhaps the hard stuff can feel softer. We can acquire the skills to more effectively deal with the rest of life. But don't let the majority of your life and work be a struggle or resistance or reluctance or ughhh or blahhh. It all goes by so quickly. We need to find ways to sniff out the sweetness of a flower, or really feel the love in a gaze. Don't waste a moment longer with shoulds and what ifs. It's right now. NOW is the time to live! Speaking of which, turning this baby off and going motorcycling! Happy day! See y'all Sunday - 9am @lovestoryyoga + 4:30 @yogaflowsf β€οΈπŸ“*** Teaching all this week (M/W 3pms cancelled) before heading to Montana for a week with Nat! Come!

Okay, so we dance a little bit! I promise we will do yoga poses also. So come on out! Let the world know!Everybody is welcome! Tomorrow, and every Saturday at the Phoenix Hotel! 11-12pm we flow, dance and sing under the sun! Only $5 for yoga + $10 includes a mimosa! See you there! *
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@phoenixhotelsf @chambers_sf @natkendallyoga @yogatreesf @jettandsena @peterwaltersyoga @elakritz @anjyoga @yoga @lululemonsf *
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*#yoga #poolside #flow #dance #mimosa #chambers #sf #sanfran #sanfranciscoyoga #sfs #sfpride #brunch #sfbrunch #meditate #vinyasa #bhakti

~*DOWNDOG LIFE! *~
Can't wait to flow with y'all today - FRIDAY- 9am The Pad, 12pm Glow Yoga + 6:15pm Yoga Tree Hayes! *~*~
Hey! What are you doing on Saturday morning? I'll be teaching 'Phoenix Rising,' a poolside yoga class/party/dance/prayer πŸ‘‰11am-12pm at the Phoenix Hotel! Only $5πŸ’° for the yoga + $10 includes a mimosa or rosΓ¨, bay-bay! We will flow 🌊 , dance πŸ’ƒ , and sing 🎢

Recently I received an anonymous handwritten love letter of sorts from a student. It was sweet, and full of gratitude, vulnerability and an honesty that really touched me. They said that I appear as though I'm always happy and things are just perfect. They asked about my fears and insecurities-- what was beyond the "alluring" yoga teacher qualities of equanimity, calm and ease?
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To you, and to anyone else who thinks their [yoga] teacher is beyond the stuff of humans I say, "Ha!" Shall I begin?
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I fear for the future of our country and the health of mother earth. I worry about my parents aging. I worry about my friends getting divorced, sick, injured or dying. I worry about messing things up with friends lovers and students. I worry about how my hair looks and my shorts fit. I worry about getting fat and eating too much crap. I worry about not doing enough and all that "should" crap. I worry about you, because we're the same, just wearing different outfits. I worry about babies being brought into this world at this crazy time. I worry about disease, war, cyberattack, oil companies, big food companies, big nonprofits here to "help," losing my loved ones, addiction rearing her head again, crashing my motorcycle, no one showing up for class, no one coming on retreat, I worry about letting you down.
And of course the list goes on and on.
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Please remember that your teachers, mentors, gurus, guides are absolutely 100% HUMAN! And if they say otherwise, perhaps find a new teacher. They mess up, they hurt, they fear and worry. We all have shadows and a past. We all bleed and die. The question is whether we also get back up and start again. *
So there, how's that for fears and insecurities?* *photo by @lightonnature - Steve Adams *
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#yoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogalove #yogalife #yogainspiration #yogapractice #yogaaddict #yogagram #yogateacher #yogajourney #meditation #meditations #vinyasa #bhakti #love #bhaktiyoga #sanfrancisco #sanfranciscoyoga #sf #flow #namaste #om #loveyourlove @peterwaltersyoga
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Quit waiting for some future time of happiness. Choose it right now. Be happy with what you have. Be grateful for each moment. When you make this decision your life will change forever.
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SCHEDULE THIS WEEK:
*mon/wed: 3pm Yoga Tree Castro *tues: 12pm Love Story Yoga
*thurs: 12pm Love Story + 7pm Equinox Union *friday: 9am The Pad + 12pm Glow Yoga + 6:15pm Yoga Tree Hayes *sat: **Phoenix Rising: Yoga by the Pool 11-12pm @phoenixhotelsf *sun: 9-10:30 Love Story + 4:30-6pm Yoga Flow SF - Ocean

What if God was breath?
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A wise Sufi teacher once told me that God is closer than the jugular. Perhaps this is what he meant.
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We deify, create stories, share myth and legend, build communities and destroy civilizations over this notion of God...but maybe, just maybe, we're hunting for the sweet inhale and exhale that has been with us from our first moments. That we don't need to repent, baptize, confess, even talk to this God--- however much it feels useful in our lives... maybe we just need to take the next breath again to feel his/her/it's/the Love that is God.
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And until our very last exhale, God is not only nearby, but within each and every breathing and photosynthetic organism here on Earth... that maybe, God forbid, you are God, because God is always with you, each and every moment, arising, staying for a moment to make sure you're doing okay, then leaving again until the next moment.
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It's just a thought, and definitely the most times I've ever said the G word.
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Anyway, I love you. Keep pulling the breath or the G word back in and then let it go again.

Grateful and excited to be stepping in for my dear teacher, @janetstoneyoga this Thursday at 6:15pm at @yogatreesf -Castro! We will sing, dance (kinda like this) and offer all of our efforts away. Will you join us? #yoga #shiva #flow

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