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Riva G  Creative Director Inspired by yoga, art, nature, style, the beauty in little things mom. geek. free spirit. NYC πŸ“§ rivag99@gmail.com

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The sun, the beach, and the sounds of the sea... the perfect morning here at the ocean with my love πŸ’™
What are you guys up to on this beautiful day? β˜€οΈ
#memorialdayweekend

What are you willing to give up, in order to get what you really want? πŸ’™
For me the answer was easy, but the decision was hard. I gave up the corporate world, and with it the safety of my high level job, the security of a stable paycheck, health care benefits, annual bonuses, and the camaraderie of my co-workers. But as those things fell along the wayside, some other, different things appeared...
I found freedom in following my heart, independence in doing what I loved, and the unparalleled feeling of pursuing my dreams. I've also met some wonderful souls along the way, no longer co-workers in cubicles, but friends scattered across the world. 🌎
The path hasn't always been easy, there have been plenty of bumps and winding, narrow roads, but the journey has been incredible, and there's not a thing I'd change. πŸ’™
Sending love and light to each and every one of you, and wishing you all a wonderful weekend! 😘

'If it's challenging you,
testing you,
and pushing you,
it's helping you
become more of
who you're meant
to be.'
~Mandy Hale
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Anything worth having takes hard work, patience, love, and persistence. πŸ™πŸΌ

Here's another great way to warm up the spine before moving into deeper heart openers. Spinal rolls, like the ones I'm doing at the beginning of this video, help to release tension and warm up the back. They're one of my favorite movements, and can be performed in a variety of ways (seated in a cross-legged position, while in table-top pose, or moving from down-dog to up-dog like I'm doing here).
Wheel pose, Forearm wheel, and hollowback are deeper backbends that come much easier when the spine and shoulders are adequately warmed up. If you want to see some great stretches that will help you access those poses, scroll back to my 'wall-yoga' videos. Happy practicing! 😍
#yogawithriva

'And every day, the world will
drag you by the hand, yelling,
"This is important!
And this is important!
You need to worry about this!
And this! And this!”
And each day, it’s up to you
to yank your hand back,
put it on your heart and say,
"No. This is what’s important."'
Iain Thomas
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#whatsreallyimportant

Finding new ways to stretch never gets old, especially when it's with someone as fun and strong as this lady πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
Do you guys have a friend you love to stretch with? Who are your favorite yoga partners? Give them a tag! 😍
Matching with @sylvie.curci in @miraraeactive πŸ’œ
πŸ“· @johnfcooperphotography

That feeling you get when you know a long holiday weekend is right around the corner... πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
Haha, but in all seriousness, this powder shoot with @phlearn was one of my favorites and definitely the messiest one I've ever had... when I got home there was powder in places I couldn't have imagined πŸ˜‚ check out my insta-story if you want to see a powder-covered selfie I took in middle of our shoot that day. ❀
This awesome animation was created by @frederickdbarnes using one of the photos from the shoot... I love how it came out! πŸ™πŸΌ

Seeing this little little sketch of Winnie & I doing our yoga thing just makes my heart smile ✨🐢✨
Completely in love with the way you've captured Winnie's' playfulness, @geneva.h, thank you for this adorable illustration, I love it. ❀
Ps. Swipe left to see the original pic this sketch was based on! 😊
#yogawithwinnie

Puddles and handstands and NYC alleyways... ❀#theseareafewofmyfavoritethings
Love my Sunday mornings with bae, wandering the city, stopping for lattes, and coming across these perfect, little spots ❀
Also, I just realized I may no longer have a need for real jeans now that I have these cute, stretchy denim leggings from @flexilexi_fitness πŸ˜πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ‘–πŸ˜‚

'Every new beginning
comes from
some other
beginning's end.'
~Seneca
#thebestisyettocome
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There have been so many times where a situation or plan didn't end up the way I thought it would... each of those times have led me to something greater than I had originally envisioned. All it took was patience, time, and faith. πŸ™πŸΌ
Wishing you all the most wonderful weekend 😍

'your soul
is attracted to people
the same way flowers
are attracted to the sun,
surround yourself
only with those
who want to see you grow.'
~pavana
🌱🌿🌳
#blossom #grow
Heart opening in the beautiful @nybg 🌸
Wearing all @flexilexi_fitness
πŸ“· @nathanrosephotography

Balance is the key to everything πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ
Do you guys notice anything different on the wall behind me? If you saw my IG story you already know about these new curtains that just went up! I've been on the hunt ever since we moved in for something to cover these windows... I searched home decorating stores, even ordered curtains online, but either they were too long, too short, too thick or too thin... nothing worked.
Thankfully a friend told me about @theshadestore where I browsed through all of the options until I found the perfect ones - they let in plenty of light but still keep the outside world from being able to see all the yoga shenanigans going on inside... πŸ˜‚
Feeling very proud of all the adulting it took to get these, and excited for lots more yoga in this room 😊

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