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Virginia Hill  Teaching Yoga & Meditation to welcome awareness, internal peace, & overall delight.

Mondays are my long yet fulfilling days.  So it is with great joy that I began and wrapped it up today with a breath meditation.  This is my new meditation spot, retreating to my back office at the new #yogastudio
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The back office is deep in the earth, so unusually quiet, hence a perfect spot for a little daily #meditationretreat
And the occasional #yoganidra
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Meditation grants me such deep, indescribable replenishment; it is a boon on busy days, keeping me focused, clear, inspired, and connected.
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Thank you @jesshorn.yoga and @allyogamarisa for the motivation of the #igyogachallenge of the #calmmindmeditation

Who wants to join me?!?! Those who meditate together grow together.
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Excited to see how others meditate and replenish! *
#yogacommunity #AHAyoga #alligatoryoga #officemeditation #meditationlakecityfl #yogalove #yogadelight #yogachallenge #yogainspiration #igyoga #yogaeverywhere #yogaadventures #yogateacher #yogaconnection #inspiredyogis #iloveyoga #yogini #siddhasana #yogaeverywhere #yogaeveryday #morethanasana #virginiahillyoga #dailypractice #breathmeditation #yogalakecityflorida #floridameditation

“If your heart is broken, make art with the pieces."
― Shane Koyczan *
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A sweet reminder that applies not just to our hearts, but our bodies, our expectations about what life was 'supposed' to be. *
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My dear mother--whom many of you know is also a great yoga practitioner & integral part of our community!--is an art teacher at Melrose Elementary.  I adore how she tenderly reminds and motivates her students by reminding them that when making art, there are no mistakes.  The things we initially perceive as mistakes are creative opportunities to re-group, revise, integrate the unexpected. And this often turns out more amazing than our original plans. * *

This is creativity.  This is about MORE than surviving; it is embracing THRIVING.  Similarly, YOGA is about MORE than healing; is is also about blossoming and thriving, and knowing that by living our best, we give permission to others to shine. *
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What ART are you making out of the broken pieces in YOUR life today? *
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#resilience #yogacommuity #artoflivingwell
#creativity #flourish #blossom #thrive #shine #livewell #breathe #bestself #yogaquote #inspirationalquote #healing #thriving #wisdom
#liftyourvibration #AHAyoga #alligatoryoga
 #VirginiaHillYoga
#yogalakecityfl 
#meditationlakecity
#lakecityfl #columbiacountyfl
#gatewaytofl #floridayoga #beyourbest

Amazing transitions and variations of poses, taught by the wise and wonderful @diannebondyyoga at Yoga Junkie in Niceville! Taking lots of notes and vids and practicing so I can get more playful. Let rigidity in rules as well as self judgment GO. As Dianne says, "Asana Lab, be exploratory!" Great reminders of what REALLY matters in yoga practice, and hint, hint, it AIN'T physical. 😉

#yogaforall #yogaforeverybody #lovemyteacher #creativepractice #yogacommunity #whatmatters
#niceville #yogateacher #yogajunkie #yogaadventures #practice #play #yogadelight #whyipractice

"From joy I came, for joy I live, and in sacred joy shall I melt again!" --Paramanhansa Yogananda
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Feeling #joyful to have such a strong foundation of a loving family and supportive community providing stable roots, and joyful to be waking up in #Niceville readying for a glorious #yogateachertraining day at #yogajunkie with @diannebondyyoga and catching up with @sunnybeeyoga
Dianne is teaching about #bodypositivity and #selfacceptance and I cannot think of anything that cultivates more #peace and #growth and #liberation *
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A little nervous but oh so JOYFUL!

#yogacommunity #saturdayyoga #yogaadventures #ohtheplacesyoullgo
#everydaysacredness #sacred #innerpeace #blossom #beauty

🕯🕯🕯Gearing up for tonight's INTEGRATIVE CANDLELIGHT YOGA at SUNSET. 🕯🕯🕯 Such a special way to wrap up the week & create focused intention for a splendid weekend. Can't wait to see my yoga peeps & practice as the sun sets over the lake! 🌅 We're continuing our work on building a strong container through the pelvis and abdomen, and also strengthening the upper body, as well as mudra, breathwork and meditation to bring it all together, refine the mind, and shine! Lovin' this course and feeling so thankful to the students for helping it happen! 🕯🕯🕯😁🌹👏🙏💖🕯🕯🕯🌅 #fridayyoga #meditationlakecityflorida #yogapeeps #yogacommunity #sunsetyoga #lakedesoto #mudra
#breathwork #candlelightyoga #fridaynightyoga #weekendyoga #lakecityfl #lakecitytoday
#columbiacountyfl #northfloridayoga
#yogalakecity #alligatoryoga #AHAyoga #yogaeveryday #VirginiaHillYoga

Looks like I am not the only one LOVING our new yoga home!  There is so much beauty and wonder and connection to savor when we take the time to slow down and notice.
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Nestling into our new yoga home still, and each day brings more joys & surprises.  Next time you are visiting for your yoga and meditation course, be sure to pause for a breath and enjoy the flowerbeds, even take a sneak peek at out new duck mama's progress.  So far, she has been laying an egg a day. *
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What little thing made YOU smile today? *
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Lots is still hatching at the studio itself; be sure to check the link in my bio for upcoming specialty workshops!  Each is one-day only.  Our next event is a super simple yet effective routine, YOGA for LOWER BACK HEALTH.  Check it out! Save your place today;on-line registration is now open.
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#slowdown #naturesbeauties #flowerbeds #yogahome #lakedesoto #lakecityfl #downtownlakecity #notice #savor #takeabreath #meditationlakecityfl #yogalakecityfl #yogacommunity #yogaworkshops #takingitallin #wildlife #yoganorthflorida #columbiacounty #beauty #yogadelight #AHAyoga #alligatoryoga #nesting #settlingin 
#virginiahillyoga #yogastudioflorida

Incredibly happy to share this specialty workshop at our new yoga home!
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Ready to learn SIMPLE movements to strengthen the lower back and release tightness?
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Want to practice easy breathing techniques and postures for more ease & comfort in the mind & the physical body?
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OF COURSE! *
Come relax, let go of strain, so you can ease into your week happy & healthy. *
This YOGA WORKSHOP focuses on methods for LOWER BACK HEALTH. Together we’ll learn about various ways to support wellness in the lumbar spine & practice gentle, pleasant stretches that lead to more fluidity, calm, and ease. *
This is a POPULAR specialty yoga workshop offered for ONE day only. You can join us on SUNDAY, October 28, from 2 to 4:15 pm, YOGA for LOWER BACK HEALTH. Check it out on my website! Space is limited. On-line registration is now open, so save your spot if you are ready for long-term wellness.
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#AHAYoga #yoganorthflorida #thingstodoinlakecity #wellness
#lowerback #alllevelsyoga
#downtownlakecity
#healthyhabits #lakecityfl #lakecitytoday #columbiacounty #yogalakecityfl
#meditationlakecityfl #octoberyoga #sundayyoga #gentleyoga #yogaeveryday
#happyandhealthy #gatewaytofl #northflorida #lakedesoto #alligatoryoga
#virginiahillyoga

"Bringing the mind to stillness, if only for a brief moment, allows a kind of door to open, inviting us to experience our self as consciousness, the Observer, Atman and not just our personality.  Slowly, in this way, our practice reveals glimpses of our INNER SANCTUARY where God in us resides.  Over time, as the mind rests more often in the present moment, we begin to see--ever so humbly--our bodies as a temple and the consciousness which sustains it as holy." --Rev. Stepahnie Rutt *

It is with a joyous heart that I prepare this morning for today's special afternoon workshop, YOGA NIDRA.  This approach to deep inner rest allows the mid to come to stillness, and cultivates the witness consciousness.  This practice allows more calm as well as insight and presence of mind and even joy.  We are nourished by this inner sanctuary, and more and more begin to function from the best parts of ourselves, allowing our true natures to sustain us and shine, to better be of service.  By tending to stillness, wisdom naturally flows through us, and becomes a steady guide. *

What a beautiful day to share a beautiful practice!  What will YOUR practice reveal to you today? *

#stillness #yoganidra #yogaworkshop #sundayyoga#quietthemind #innersanctuary #sanctuary #deeprest#meditation #lakecityfl #yogalakecityfl
#meditationlakecityfl #yogaworkshop
#downtownlakecity #AHAyoga 
#alligatoryoga#morningstudy #wisdom #dailypractice#spiritualpractice 
#relaxationlakecity #relax #bestself
#truenature #healing #calm #joy #insight  #shine #innerpeace

Intro to MEDITATION is TONIGHT!  Prepping the studio--and my mind!--for our relaxing, systematic meditation course.  Meditation can support you always, but especially in challenging times. *

We will be working through a simple yet profound 5-step process from my own teachers at the Himalayan Institute, specifically my beloved teacher Rolf Sovik.  Check out the website or msg me for details if you do not wanna miss out!  I feel so excited & lucky to be able to bring these techniques to Lake City; this meditation process has greatly enriched my life so I am happy & delighted to share. *

#meditationlakecity #lakecityfl
 #lakecitytoday
#downtownlakecity #yogalakecityfl 
#AHAyoga
#alligatoryoga #alligatorhealingartsyoga
 #relaxation
#noticethebreath #breathe #loveyourlife #selfcare
#VirginiaHillYoga #practiceeveryday 
#yogatradition
#meditate #yogacommunity #meditationcommunity
#wisdomtradition #yogadelight #savor #joy #enjoyyourlife
#innerstillness #innerpeace #turninward
#northfloridameditation
#northfloridayoga #yogastudiolakecity

Ready to UNWIND?  Want to learn how to use breath & body to slowly release tension and feel truly rested and refreshed?  OF COURSE!  Check out what OTHERS who have practiced with me say!
* Then, come try TWO delicious opportunities at AHA Yoga THIS week:  TOMORROW, Thursdays at 6 pm, we begin our 10-week INTRO to MEDITATION in 5 simple yet profound steps.  Most of each session is spent doing easy tension-relieving movements, then we lie on the floor with comfy blankets & bolsters for guided relaxation, and then we are better prepared to sit for a brief 15-minute or so meditation--chair provided, or use the floor with cushy props. *
In addition, THIS WEEK ONLY, my incredibly SPECIAL and absolute FAVORITE workshop is also THIS SUNDAY:  Yoga Nidra.  This means "Yogic Sleep," & it is a simple yet very deep guided relaxation process.  Sunday at 2 pm.  Check out the website for all the details, and to save your spot!  It is filling up for Sunday YOGA NIDRA--& if you have done this with me before, you know why!--so don't miss out.  Looking forward to getting our relaxation and rejuvenation. :) *

Send me a message with any questions.  Continue to deeply breathe to get us through these challenging times, and be well! *

#AHAyoga #downtownlakecity 
#guidedrelaxation
#practiceeveryday #guidedmeditation
#yogacourseslakecityfl #lakecitytoday
#yogacommunity #masterpractice
#statesofconsciousness
#yoganidra
#getonthemat #lakecityfl 
#meditationlakecityfl
#meditation
#newyogastudio #localbusiness 
#thursday #sunday
#thursdaymeditation #yogainspiration
#Sundayyoga #yogalakecity
#yogaworkshop  #alligatoryoga #alligatorhealingartsyoga
#VirginiaHillYoga

As if a fresh morning, great students, new studio, and energizing practice together was not enough to start our Fall Term off spectacularly, check out THIS amazing happening, brightening our day just after our very first official course wrapped up. Magnificent and auspicious indeed! My heart is full and so nourished. THANK you for all who came out for RISE & SHINE yoga atvthe crack of dawn. Msg me if you'd like to join us, Mondays a 6:30 am--9 weeks remain, RISE & SHINE CANDLELIGHT YOGA AT DAWN. *
#yogadelight #rainbow #offtoagoodstart
#happymonday #joy #newbeginnings #blessings #abundance #beauty #innerbeauty #yogastudio #lakesideyoga
#yogalakecityfl #columbiacounty
#yogacommunity #lakecitytoday #lakecityfl #grateful #downtownlakecity #iamlakecity
#AHAyoga #alligatoryoga #riseandshine
#morningyoga #mondayyoga
#virginiahillyoga

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (& creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents & meetings & material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, & magic in it. Begin it now.” --William Hutchinson Murray (usually Attrib. to Goethe) *
I am feeling so many emotions & sensations today:  anticipation, joy, fear, excitement, and ESPECIALLY gratitude!  Today begins the inaugural Course Term at the new home of AHA Yoga.  I am humbled & overjoyed at the community's support & encouragement.  This is a special thank you as well as bow to all my students who have committed to Fall Term.  I will do my best to make it an incredibly special practice time for all of us!  It is your own dedication to yourself, to cultivating the best parts of you, that is sure to make this practice a success!
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Many of you are doing yoga for the first time and have expressed a little hesitation or nervousness.  First, know that is totally normal. Secondly, remember when starting anything new, it is often the first step that is the hardest.  You have already done that! Now that you have committed, so many things will lovingly conspire to #support you.  Let me know if there is anything I can do to help your new venture blossom.  You have already supported me & fostered my new adventure to come to fruition!  This is so appreciated. Looking fwd to a great 3 months w/ you on the mat!
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#beginnings #newbeginnings #yogahome  #innertransformation #success
#blossom #commitment #dedication #letsbegin #lakecityfl #grow #dedicatedpractice #practice #getonthemat #yogacommunity
#AHAyoga #downtownlakecity
#morningyoga #yogainspiration
#Mondayyoga #yogalakecity
 #alligatoryoga #dahlia
#VirginiaHillYoga

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