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Samantha Feinerman  L.A. Based Yoga Instructor | rock climber | traveler | outdoor adventurer

http://www.sunandmoonasana.com/

I woke up without a voice today. It started going Friday, made a raspy comeback yesterday, and then just zapped this morning. So for today, I trust in my other facets to carry my energy while I rest my voice.
Teaching yoga sort of depends on my ability to speak. So canceling class this morning, in person, felt like a big part of carrying the positive energy to my students without teaching them a class. I'm not on my deathbed, I promise I feel way better than I sound today.
I'm grateful to all of my students for showing up this morning, with a hug, a smile and a message reminding me of what today is about β€πŸ™πŸ½βœ¨
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Today's theme: Take Care
Care for your self, your energy, your person, your health, your relationships, your body, your thoughts, your heart, each other
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#yoga #yogadaily #yogateacher #yogaclimber #vibehigh #pursuitofhappiness #outofcommission #wyldwomen #touchstoneclimbing #urthyoga #anusara #practicewhatyoupreach #offthemat #againbyheart #tishagaliciastudio

Somewhere around the age of 25, in a bar, under the influence with two of my favorite ladies. Love finding old snaps in the Dropbox archives that take you back to a not-so-long-ago but holy-shit-it's-been-that-long moment πŸ“Έ .
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#fbf #wildyouth #facesandplaces #blackandwhite #lensglare #whiskeygram

When you backpack about 70 miles away from civilization and cell service, trek another 10 away from the road, and camp in a literal middle of nowhere canyon- the only real purpose for your phone is to take selfies- to document how shockingly good your face looks covered in seriously disgusting amounts of dirt, sun and sweat (Nature's make-up) while laying on the ground doing literally nothing. Also- I miss this tank top. Had to chuck it after the adventure because it was never coming back from that level of dirty.
Spring is near! My clothes are ready to be worn, torn and tossed 😁
@be_here_n0w @wyldwomen: where to??
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#tbt #backpacking #adventureculture #adventureoften #wanderfolk #wildernessculture #sheexplores #sheadventures #landandshe #neverstopexploring #rei1440project #optoutside #greettheoutdoors #campvibes #theairoutthere #pursuitofhappiness #vibehigh #wyldwomen #getoutdoors #dirtbagadventures #liveauthentic #staywild #utahisrad #theartofslowliving

If I could have, I would've spent all my lunch money on Valentine's candy grams for you today. But since those aren't a thing in our lives anymore (are they still a thing??), here's this: "I'm Glad UR mine! Luv U 4Ever, Valentine!πŸ’˜" Marriage perks: having a built-in Forever Valentine πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

A couple months before we got married under this hundred+ year old oak tree last year, we took a trip to stand under it one last time. We envisioned our big day, started the logistics and coordinating, and when we finally got under the tree to start the ceremony ideas, we just stood there and laughed because everything was so amazingly real and beautiful. My sister-cousin, one of my two maids of honor (I know), took this candid photo of that exact moment. It's one of my favorite photos of the entire wedding process from proposal to big day. This is us, giddy to make it happen, and imagining how much love we were going to create.
It's almost our one year anniversary. And I'm missing even the stressful planning. Cause I'd marry this man again and again. Luck doesn't even cut it 🌈
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Happy Two Months Till Our First Wedding Anniversary to us .
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#againbyheart #ranchodosamantes #outdoorweddings #centralcalifornia #samgotthememo #pursuitofhappiness #vibehigh #thatsdarling #livethelittlethings #theartofslowliving #seekthesimplicity #thehappynow

Day 10 of #ShivaShaktiShapes - #BUTTERFLY
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A few things:
- Weightlifting just before doing this pose was, maybe, not the best idea. I couldn't get my hips down to save my life. But they really don't go much lower anyway πŸ˜’
- I cut the leggings I was wearing into shorts JUST for this photo πŸ˜’
- I almost hit my head falling forward out of this shape immediately after this πŸ™„
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Heat in the legs, cooling in the upper body. A beautiful balance that reminds me of Goddess Pose with a demand for more power and the essence of creative energy; folding and reaching and overlapping and pouring
This was a fun one to practice @kericyoga @the_exit_strategy πŸ˜„
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#yoga #yogachallenge #februaryyogachallenge #makingshapes #abstractyoga #yogateacher #yogaclimber #urthyoga #touchstoneclimbing #fitness #wellness #losangelesyoga #pursuitofhappiness #vibehigh #radgirlscollective #andshesdopetoo #wyldwomen #heyflashfoxy #liveauthentic #staywild

Day 9 of #ShivaShaktiShapes - #BRANCH
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This shape feels quiet. The power being used to uphold the physical structure is blanketed by a wave of really welcomed surrender and peace once the fold is given all the way in. When I see it from the outside it makes me recognize my own graceful quality, which I've really come to know and love. .
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Thank you @kericyoga + @the_exit_strategy .
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#yoga #yogachallenge #februaryyogachallenge #makingshapes #abstractyoga #yogateacher #yogaclimber #vibehigh #prana #lululemon #urthyoga #touchstoneclimbing #wyldwomen #radgirlscollective #andshesdopetoo #heyflashfoxy #fitness #wellness #losangelesyoga #getonyourmat #yogadaily #pursuitofhappiness #liveauthentic #staywild

Day 8 of #ShivaShaktiShapes - #PISTOL πŸ”« *pew pew*
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@kericyoga really nails the caption for this pose and I totally recommend hopping over to his IG to take a look! He articulates so beautifully the symbolism of this shape and the connection to it's name.
This shape, like the whole challenge, is truly an exhibit of the art in yoga: @the_exit_strategy @kericyoga .
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#yoga #yogachallenge #februaryyogachallenge #yogateacher #yogaclimber #makingshapes #abstractyoga #getonyourmat #dotheyoga #vibehigh #liveauthentic #staywild #wyldwomen #radgirlscollective #andshesdopetoo #pursuitofhappiness #pranayoga #prana

P O S I T I V E ✨ E N E R G Y

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When the world gets you down, rise the f**k ⬆️! Maybe if we focus our energy on the good we can manifest more of the good. If we switch our thoughts and actions to what we CAN do, what we DO have, what we WANT to manifest- we'll be able to charge up the world we want to see and feel. Why not feed the thing that lifts you, us, up? There's enough negativity around, right?
Social media's become like this reflection of everything that's happening in the world and even I get caught up feeding into it. It feels exhausting! It feels negative. If it weren't for the random personal life posts and animal videos between the constant thread of bad news, social media would feel like a rabbit hole with no light. Lets make the light. Change the conversation or the direction of the conversation. Lets lighten our own loads and each other's hearts. My god, we need it. Positivity IS the way of love and the resistance. And it's our safety net. Here's something we can really do. If you don't want something to happen, focus instead on the thing you DO want to happen. It takes the same amount of time. And you don't need to be in a class! Easy-peasy.
Charge up with me, ya? πŸ™πŸ½
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#yoga #vibehigh #love #pursuitofhappiness #yogateacher #yogaclimberr #wyldwomen #urthyoga #touchstoneclimbing #liveauthentic #staywild #radgirlscollective #landandshe #werisebyliftingothers

Day 7 of #ShivaShaktiShapes - #FLIGHT .
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Probably one of my favorite concepts learned in #yoga is that of flying. It seems so impossible. You know. Us not having actual wings and stuff? But if there's one thing I've learned since I started practicing is that we can totally fly. We can reach new heights and soar, expand and reach freedom. But like this shape, it ain't easy. It's a ton of humbling, grounding work. So we keep practicing. We keep learning to fly in as many ways as possible πŸ¦„

Thanks for helping me find my wings in the photo @sallyham & @ej_merlin πŸ¦…________________________________

@kericyoga @the_exit_strategy @warriorone_yogapants .
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#yogachallenge #februaryyogachallenge #yogateacher #yogaclimber #makingshapes #abstractyoga #dotheyoga #getonyourmat #beyondyoga #lululemon #prana #jadeyoga #fitness #wellness #losangelesyoga #urthyoga #touchstoneclimbing #wyldwomen #andshesdopetoo #radgirlscollective #heyflashfoxy #pursuitofhappiness #liveauthentic #dailyyoga

Day 6 of #ShivaShaktiShapes - #COCOON .
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After teaching 5 classes, 1 yoga practice, gloom and somewhere in between attempts on the wall, I stopped to have @dannyboyla take this photo.
In my opinion, there's nothing more physically delicious than a bind. They're so opening and strong. Doing one in a fold made me feel comforted. It balances the openness and the strength with some honoring and softness. All the Shiva Shakti! A welcome feeling on a very long Monday.
@kericyoga β€’ @the_exit_strategy >>> back to #climbing! .
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#yoga #yogachallenge #februaryyogachallenge #yogateacher #yogaclimber #bouldering #dotheyoga #getonyourmat #dailyyoga #fitness #wellness #losangelesyoga #andshesdopetoo #radgirlscollective #heyflashfoxy #pursuitofhappiness #liveauthentic #lululemon #prana #touchstoneclimbing