#rubybea

MOST RECENT

I’ve been missing you
mamas + babes! Wednesday’s are the best. 💕

Can’t wait to reconnect at @pacificculturalcenter on Seabright & Broadway in Santa Cruz ••••••••••••••• ❤️10am Postnatal Yoga
(Mama + Baby until crawling) ❤️12pm Prenatal (all trimesters)
Let’s breathe and move and laugh and cry and come together without the needless mom guilt and remember how crazy beautiful blessed we are, even if you haven’t slept more than 3 hours straight in days/weeks/months. 😝
Gentle therapeutic alignment-based, community-oriented classes, because it takes a village.

Tag a mama you know, new student special is 5 classes for $30. Help a mama out!
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Also, next year’s Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training is confirmed for April 24-28 Level 1 at @mountmadonnacenter!
Mark your calendars now if you’re ready to dive deeper into your knowledge of pregnancy, birth, postpartum and how the medicinal power of yoga can support mamas and babes throughout the most precious + transformational time of their lives. .
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Pic of my loves @jeffreests9 + me + #rubybea frank breech and happy as a clam in my womb almost 10 years ago. #timeflieswhenyourehavingfun

BADASS WOMEN 🔻🔻🔻 Another brilliant highlight of @electric_forest weekend 1 for me was getting to host a panel on sisterhood with some badass women. It was a dream to sit beside these BOSS females from the music industry, and have a real and raw conversation about how we can support a shift from the patriarchal culture and values that has dominated society (and the industry), towards a paradigm that honors and implements the life-giving, life-sustaining, inclusive feminine principle.
When @madamegandhi said yes to the invitation I was like YAAAASSSS, IT’S ON!
She is a ridiculously talented musician + an intersectional changemaker who I fell in love with when I read about her free bleeding at the London Marathon. (She’s the former drummer for @miamatangi.). I love her beats and her song The Future is Female is one of #rubybea’s faves!
Having her and the rest of the epic squad of sisters dropping their insightful #fem wisdom was revelatory.
Let me know if you want the audio of the panel - it’s enlightening. (More pics soon too.) Weekend 2 forest family: no FOMO bc I’m hosting another panel with a great lineup of female boss ladies coming your way. (Swipe right to see.) In the words of Joseph Campbell: “All I can tell you about mythology is what men have said and have experienced, and now women have to tell us from their point of view what the possibilities of the feminine future are. And it is a future - the liftoff has taken place, it really has, there’s no doubt about it.” #futureisfemale #electricforest #herforest

THIS GODDESS
will be sharing live music with y’all for YOGA CHURCH Monday.

Jasmine’s music sounds like her spirit shines - beautiful, honest, full of life.
We met at a festival I was teaching at earlier this year in Arizona (@gemandjamfestival!) and it was love at first sight. Her performance blew me away, #rubybea insisted we buy her cd, she mc’d my yoga class, and the rest is #herstory.
It’s my last yoga church for a while as I’m heading out on summer yoga tour later this week. (Danielle will be taking good care of you while I’m gone.) I can’t wait for you all to bask in Jasmine’s soundscapes as I guide us through a ritual flow in honor of Maha Surya, and the Summer Solstice ☀️ ☀️ ☀️ 5:30pm
MONDAY
Vets Hall, 846 Front St in downtown Santa Cruz
DONATION-BASED community yoga for everybody who has a ❤️. ——————————————————————— After class, stick around and join me for a sweet lil
#InfoSession for the upcoming AWAKE HEART yoga + mindfulness teacher training. Even if you’re just a wee bit interested, come get curious. I’ll give y’all a picture of what to look forward to on our epic soul quest together, and answer all your questions. {And Yes, I’ll be offering another Info Session on Tuesday 10:30am at @breath+Oneness right after my 9am class - last class I’m teaching before I soar off.}
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#thankgoddessitsmonday #takemetochurch #yogachurch #jasminefuego #hannahmuse #yoga #santacruzyoga #yogaeverydamnday
#summersolstice #awakeheart

So sweet giving Abyangas to my soul sistas @hannah__muse and #rubybea ✨ It fills my heart to share the deep nourishment and love of Abyanga with Mamas and their babes. 💗💗💗first I gave lil Ruby an Abyanga and then she snuggled up with a book and fell asleep while I gave her mama a treatment.💞 😴#motherdaughter #abyanga #ayurvedicmassage #ayurvedicmedicine #oilislove #snehana #sharethelove

FEEL GOOD WHILE DOING GOOD .

Join me this Saturday for live music with @holisticveterans, art with @thehappyheartstudio and yoga led by yours truly in an enchanted outdoor setting.
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Repost @yogaforallmovement
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We've got so much to be grateful for. ✨ 🤸🏽‍♀️We'll be doing what we do best while honoring another non-profit doing amazing work in the process. Save the date for May 26th, 11-1:30pm, optional BYO picnic lunch afterwards and a chance to frolic in the sunshine with your friends! 🐛•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••Hug it Forward is a 501c3 organization that is ensuring no child goes without equitable access to education in Guatemala. They do this by building schools out of recycled bottles. Yup, you heard me. #bottleschools 🍼🍾So, in addition to making sure there's a place for every child in the classroom, they're also promoting environmental sustainability. Let's rise by lifting each other and pay it forward for this righteous cause. We'll see you on the mat! #yogaequity #yogaforallmovement #whatdoyouburnfor
DETAILS: May 26th, 11-1:30pm, 6 Huckleberry Island, Ben Lomond 🌲 Feel free to bring a picnic lunch and stay til 3pm to enjoy community and play along the river.
FAMILIES WELCOME! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 📷 Photo of #rubybea and one of her beloveds she fell in love with from a past yoga retreat collaboration with Hug it Forward. You’re invited back to Guatemala with us this summer for our Karma Yoga Retreat in August with Hug it Forward. Link in profile to find out more👆🏾. #karmayoga #loveisthecure

When #rubybea styles my hair 🌈

Happy Monday .

I hope your week is blessed with strong open hips, spring flowers & heaps of curiosity.
With love ❤️ Hannah + #rubybea

Happy MAY DAY 🌼
Beltane Blessings of love + peace in the hearts of all beings.
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{music by Bassekou Kouyate}
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I love May Day.
When I was growing up in Iowa as a child celebrating May Day was almost as delightful as Christmas. We raced home from school so we could make paper + ribbon baskets by hand. Then we skipped through the gardens in our huge and wondrous backyard to collect offerings : brightly colored spring flowers, herbs and greenery, stones, crystals, rocks - anything that we found in nature and felt magical for my tiny hands to grasp. Then we would add in something sweet - maybe homemade cookies, sometimes chocolates. We’d adorn each little basket with ribbons and flowers and then run up to the front door of a neighborhood child, ring the doorbell as we set down the May basket on their doorstep, and run like hell!

The goal was to not get caught. It was delightful and mysterious and I loved every part of it, from gathering and crafting to the salty sweat I would feel gathering on my toplip once I made it back to my front porch to catch my breath before I ventured out for my next May Day offering.

May Day baskets are a remnant of the Celtic celebrations of Beltane, a cross-quarter holiday celebrating fertility. The May pole dance is another remnant my daughter experiences at her Waldorf school.

I woke up early this morning to gather flowers and make a special May Day basket for my daughter #rubybea, with quartz crystal, yarn pom pom from Tulum, dried mangos and cashew nuts tucked into the greenery and flowers and ribbons. (She loved it!) I delighted in making another May Basket for the students in my yoga class this morning. I brought a big basket of lavender, calla Lilies, rosemary, wisteria and little chocolates and ginger candies. 🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼 Im curious : did any of YOU do this as a child? Or other May Day rituals? Please share.
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And here’s my Beltane wish for you:
That you delight in creating a may basket this week, then go ring a beloved’s doorbell, and share your love freely. It feels so good. Walk the beauty way. 🌸

So as if we need another reason to celebrate the wonder of life // as if the portals weren’t open enough with Beltane + the Scorpio Full Moon, it’s also happens to be Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jyanti (Buddha’s birthday - heyyyy 🎉). Thanks to everyone who came out for an epic ritual celebration at Yoga Church with Beltane fires and so much Shakti flowing. In honor of that raucous Scorpio Full Moon we got down n dirty in that real deal work of letting go, and all I could think of as I was guiding us through a releasing visualization was the compost I was tending to last week on the organic farm field trip and when I stuck my arms in the wheelbarrow full of decomposing material it was literally as hot as a furnace. Incredible transformation - happening before my eyes, brought to you by Nature. The fire element is crucial. Going to spend the rest of this potent Beltane week igniting the inner flame for transformation and sharing these practices in class, so we can let go of all that’s no longer serving our collective evolution and let it be an offering to the sacred compost fire {Svaha!} to become the fertile soil within our hearts and minds for PEACE to grow... and your wildest dreams to blossom. 🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱
Nature knows how to do it. That means YOU do too, you cosmic light being. See you at class Boddhisatvas. ♥️🔥
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Photo 1 • Buddha Purnima!
Happy birthday Buddha. Thank you for your profound teachings on awakening the heart.

Photo 2 • I don’t have any pics of the compost, but here’s one of my daughter #rubybea and her friend on the farm last week where the compost + fertile springtime vibes were abundant. Pure magic to spend 4 days unplugged on a biodynamic farm with 19 nine year olds I adore, my senses awake with the aliveness of each moment unfolding.

Photo 3 • This sweet girl Soraya, and the beautiful mama that birthed her spent her SEVENTH birthday with us at Yoga Church tonight. What an honor she chose to spend her special day with us! Peeps, pay attention - these yogis are the future!

Photo 4 + 5 by Danielle Barr • Yoga church tonight. Thanks Shane for the magical live soundtrack - pure magic. ✨

This week I’m only teaching☝🏾class {yoga church Monday night with Johanna Beekman.} Why? •
Because this lil mother maker made me the happiest lady that ever was by choosing me to be her mama. •
And as her mama I get to be in awe and wonder every moment I spend with her, like today at the beach with me & @tay_yo where she built intricate fairy shelters while explaining to us that she is planning to re-write the whole Bible “where all the women will be prophetesses, not just wives” {😂 👸🏾 👏🏼 💯} •
And this week where I’m blessed to be a parent chaperone on her Waldorf class’s 4 day overnight farm trip where we’ll camp out under the stars in NorCal on a 50-acre, solar electric and horse-powered, organic biodynamic farm in Mendocino county. •
So while I love tending to my beloved grown-up yogis in class, this week I’ll be tending to the children as they do the weeding, hoeing, plowing, planting, harvesting, composting, shearing sheep, feeding and tending the animals. {Sounds like there will be a little time for sunrise yoga on the farm too 🙌🏽.} I’m crazy inspired seeing the world through the eyes of these little beings - it reopens me to p o s s i b i l i t y. So now you know where I’ll be this week, singing songs with third graders as I shovel horse manure, all the while my heart bursting open a lil bit wider! 💓

I hope you join me Monday for my one practice this week - Yoga Church with the soulful @johannabeekman // Monday night // 5:30 pm // downtown Santa Cruz at Vets Hall for donation-based community yoga. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
And if you want to come join me + #rubybea for the service trip of a lifetime in Guatemala, check out HannahMuseYoga.com for all the deets. 👷🏽‍♂️We are taking 15-20 friends to come build bottle schools with us + communities + families in rural Guatemala. Then we’re going to a beautiful retreat center at Lake Atitlan to relax and rejuvenate, eat organic food, hike, swim, PLAY. We’ll be practicing yoga every day and taking care of our bodies + souls as we take care of our planet + her children. 👫

And guess what? If you register now through Monday you can save $300 with the code {EARTHDAY}.

Two of the first beautiful friends we made in the big capitol city of Suva (where we stopped for a day and a half on our way home to Taveuni, Fiji): Nancy and Fine (pronounced Fee-nay). Backstory: Ruby has wanted to get her hair braided for years - literally years. I love adorning her with french braids and wrap around braids and all sorts of hair dos, but have never felt my skillz were enough to do this flavor of tight row braids. So we were strolling by a little barber shop downtown after breakfast and Fine’s smiling face was peering out the doorway... and the rest is history. As they skillfully and lovingly braided her crazy long curly locks, they shared stories of their island life. Fine has 8 children, Nancy has 3. Their mothers and sisters watch their children while they work. They love their work. They opened up to us that women’s rights are finally getting some attention there, and that “the men are terrified”. I asked how things were changing for women in Fiji. Their replies were centered mostly around domestic violence and how police and the courts take it seriously now. I shared with them the triumphs for women in the US, and also that there was still much to change, and that we were with them in solidarity, They told us that we must be mermaids (how did they know our secret?) and sent us on our way. Will never forget these two and the stories, laughs and connection we shared. .
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ps that was over a week ago and #rubybea’s braids are going strong — she plans on keeping them for months, maybe years. 💋

h o m e ✨
•sweet home Santa Cruz, in the arms of my beloveds. And so grateful to be in the arms of my community for practice Monday + Tuesday + Wednesday mama classes. As much as I love to travel there's nothing better than my yoga community here at home. You steal my heart! 💗 Then off to study and celebrate the magic and wonder of Birth+Yoga at Prenatal Training in sisterhood at Mount Madonna for the rest of the week. :: p r a c t i c e :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: Monday 5:30⚡️YOGA CHURCH⚡️ with LIVE MUSIC by Shane Dooley // vets hall // sliding scale community yoga 🌈
. ⚡️Tues 9am @breathandoneness (all levels)
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🌸 Wed 10am Mama Baby Yoga //
🌸 Wed 12pm Prenatal Yoga
@pacificculturalcenter
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Thank you So Cal for your loving embrace this past week, the deep learning, heart-melting kirtan with @jaiuttal, and to @mandala_center for having me down to share Wide Awake. Meeting this life with my whole body. 🙏🏽 Thank you Universe. #yogaeveryblessedday #takemetochurch #rubybea

Date night with my girl. (Daddy's on a plane to go play a show. ✈️) We went to @bookshopsc and she got a #StarWars book and I scored a used #ChogyamTrungpa book on Tibetan Buddhism. Then we walked over to @oswaldrestaurant and ate, laughed, read our books, snuggled, and discussed what we were reading, I tried to define the #Force. When I explained that it was like ⚡️#Shakti ⚡️it totally clicked for her.
I love this girl, and this life. #datenight #santacruz #rubybea

“All of my heart is better for you than half of it” 🤔😍 #happyvalentinesday
#rubybea

Nine years ago today, with a full moon 🌕lighting up the sky, the celestial heavens parted above and an Angel arrived earthside into my arms. I've been holding her tight ever since.
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#rubybea

:: this sunbeam ☀️. She's the lucky number ✨<< 9 >> ✨
this weekend. .

I love her. .

#rubybea

Today I brought my little Ruby home in a box. I did not expect that milestone to be as painful as it is. #rubybea #heartbroken #petloss

My finished "Born to Create" tattoo featuring a life-sized image of my fabric scissors, my #rubybea dog's life-sized paw print in watercolor, glue, thread, brushes, and alstromeria flowers. Custom designed by Tina at Geister Ink. I love it! #tattoo #arttattoo #crafttattoo

Today's tattoo session was mostly to color in and finish an existing tattoo but it got a special little "watercolor" addition of Ruby's paw. #rubybea #tattoo #memorialtattoo #pawprint #pawprinttattoo #watercolortattoo

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