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Yoga Josey  Yoga Teacher at @mbvbelize x @balanceatmahoganybay 🌴 Mental Health Warrior 🌸

Calming the mind, the body, the soul with yoga 🧘🏻‍♀️ .
We live in a world where being busy is something to be praised for. Being prolific and productive and quick is held above pacing yourself, taking care of yourself and setting boundaries. .
And with this it can be hard to slow down when we need to. To find silence, serenity and stillness. A stillness where we are truly present - mind, body and soul. .
Yoga gives us the opportunity to learn how to “go slow”. But we must be open to this idea! We must come to this practice without too many thoughts surrounding what yoga can do for us and when. Stay open to the idea that yoga will bring you just what you need - and most of us need more calm in our lives! It may not happen today or this month or this year but have faith that it will. 🧘🏻‍♀️🧘🏻‍♀️🧘🏻‍♀️
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Tomorrow is the Fifth Day of #NamasleighTheHoliday and we ask you to share a pose that makes you feel calm. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

Yoga teaches me so much about life... ✨
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Yoga and life require perseverance and the ability to let go. But is that not a contradiction? Surely to persevere you need to NOT let go of something? Stay determined and hold on, right?? ✨
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Well I think the answer lies in knowing the difference between what we can and can’t control; and focusing on progression not perfection. ✨
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In yoga and life we must preserve. Neither are easy and we have stick at it and ride the bumps. But also in yoga and life, we must remember that we can’t control every outcome. We have to let go and not hyper focus on the end result. That will be what it will be. Our bit is to concentrate on the process and leave the rest to come to us.✨
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I find that the joy in yoga and life is the learning. The strive for perfection in both can be suffocating and take my mind away from the bit I actually enjoy, which is the learnings.✨
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Progression not perfection ✨
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Tomorrow is the Fourth Day of #NamaSleighTheHoliday ✨ We ask you to share a pose that makes you feel determined!!
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When I say that yoga saved my life I don’t mean that it made my life better, that it gave me purpose or a career path - although it did do those things. When I say yoga saved my life I mean that I truly believe that I wouldn’t be here on this earth if I hadn’t devoted my life to this practice. Before becoming a daily practitioner I was extremely suicidal the majority of my days. I survived 2 suicide attempts and ended up in a coma twice in the span of only 5 months. Could I have healed without yoga? Maybe. Possibly. I sure did try everything else. But to be honest I don’t think I would have. I owe this practice my life. I am supposed to be here. I deserve to be here. And so do you. Stay strong my friends. Stay with us. ✨✨✨
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I am going to use my account to share honestly about mental health and hopefully help others. If you know anyone who might need this support then please let them know they can come here if they want. 🙏🏻❤
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Tomorrow is the First Day of #MyMindMyYoga ✨ For every participant, our generous sponsor @myinnerfire will donate $1 to the International Association for Suicide Prevention PLUS 10% of sales when you use the discount code MYMINDMYYOGA on their site. (and get 15% off your order!) We hope you’ll join us in a challenge for YOU, in support of a cause that shares the light. In addition, @myinnerfire will gift a lucky challenge winner with a $100 gift card. Our other beautiful sponsor @omstarsofficial is giving every participant a 1-month free trial at omstars.com with code ALISONYOGA, and 2 lucky winners will receive a 6-month membership! ✨✨✨

🌟 NEW CHALLENGE 🌟 .
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#Hiphipholidayz (December 17-23)
Sponsored by @yoga_democracy
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Hip hip hurray! The holiday season is upon us! Let’s kick up our heels and celebrate with a week of hip opening poses. Each day we’ll suggest a pose or type of pose and you can share any hip opening variation. We understand that some of you may want to plan ahead so here’s our daily lineup: .
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1️⃣ Any Seated Pose
2️⃣ Plank or kneeling pose
3️⃣ Splits or lunge Pose
4️⃣ Any Standing Pose
5️⃣ Core or Arm balance
6️⃣ Forward Fold or Inversion
7️⃣ Yogi’s choice .
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Not sure what to share? Wait and see what we have in store for you. .
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🤸🏾‍♀️ Hosts:
@jennyg2bfit
@yogajosey
@popsterivy
@karfarn
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🏆 To be eligible for prizes:
1️⃣ Follow our sponsor and all hosts
2️⃣ Post one daily and use the hashtag #Hiphipholidayz
3️⃣ Tag all hosts and sponsors in your captions
4️⃣ Repost the flyer and tag some friends to play along
5️⃣ Make sure that your IG profile is public so we can see your posts
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#yoga #igyogacommunity #yogaeverydamnday #yogainspiration #yogatransformation #yogi #igyoga #yogini #yogajosey #yogachallenge #igyogachallenge #namaste #yogapose #yogalife #yogalove #yogagirl #yogagram #yogajourney

What does it truly mean to be strong?✨ The truth is that sometimes life isn’t easy; and strength isn’t something that can be found in a drawer or a book. ✨
Strength comes from experiences and often tough and painful ones that we wish never happened! Yet, without them we don’t grow. ✨
Strength is being kicked down but getting yourself back up.✨ Strength is telling yourself that you are good enough, brave enough, and strong enough to overcome that obstacle. ✨
Strength is persevering.✨ Strength is about being a fighter. It’s about continuing to fight even though you know you’re losing the battle.✨ Strength is having the power and goal-oriented mindset to chase your dreams. ✨
Strength is having hope where hope was once lost and holding onto faith even through the darkest of times.✨ And, most importantly, strength is about the ability to find the beauty in every little perfect and imperfect aspect of your life. ✨✨✨

🎄 Tomorrow is the First Day of #NamaSleighTheHoliday challenge (December 8th -15th)! We begin with a pose that makes you feel Happy! 🎄 For me that pose is the Splits! I first got my splits about 3 years ago and make sure to do it for a little bit most every day - mainly because they are so fun. I could do splits as a child but of course lost that ability as I got older and stopped playing! I love how yoga brings me back to a more carefree and childlike state! 🌟🌟🌟
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#NamaSleighTheHoliday Your elves for this challenge : @jennyg2bfit. @unicorns_and_yoga. @yogini_444
@yogajosey
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Santa’s Helpers aka Sponsors: @kundalini_clothing
@buddhibox
@liforme
@vibratehigherofficial
@yobaby_hk
@re3life 🌟🌟🌟
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8-14 December Daily “yoga makes me feel” poses:
🛷 Happy 🛷Flexible 🛷Strong 🛷Determined 🛷Calm
🛷Recharged
🛷Graceful 🛷Proud
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#yoga #igyogacommunity #yogaeverydamnday #sanpedrobelize #yogainspiration #yogatransformation #yogi #yogini #yogajosey #yogajourney #vegan #namaste #beachbum #beachyoga #beachlife #bikini #yogagirl #fitgirl #yogalife #yogalove #igyoga #belize

“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” Maya Angelou ✨

I can’t tell you the joy and happiness it gives me to be teaching again regularly 💗 Right after I finished my yoga teacher training I began teaching lots of classes at gyms, country clubs and yoga studios. I knew I had found my calling. But then life got in the way a bit - I received the information that the man who raped me was being released from jail. We also got hit by a major hurricane the same week! I let that over take me and I stopped the majority of my classes to focus on my own healing and my personal yoga practice. It was what I needed in the moment but over the past few months I noticed that I began to feel very unfulfilled. I knew that I had to get back to my purpose in life! Then this new job, in a new studio, in a new country fell into my lap. It was mean to be. Let’s do this!⭐⭐⭐⭐ .
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I am a Yogi and my greatest joy comes from sharing the beauty of Yoga ❤🧘🏼‍♀ .
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Practice with me at @balanceatmahoganybay Tuesday - Saturday 9:30AM 🌴🌴🌴

🚨LADIES🚨 - let’s please celebrate each other! 🙏🏻
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I am so grateful for the beautiful sisterhood that exists here in the Instagram yoga world. I only met these 3 beautiful, strong and free women on Instagram and am now so grateful for their friendship ❤ @elisesherron, @yinyogalove, @jennyg2bfit thank you for coming into my life. You bring so much energy and happiness to the world.
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I truly believe that women should celebrate each other on Instagram and everywhere else for that matter. Celebrate each other’s strength and success. I find so much inspiration from other women and am grateful for the likes of @janiceliou, @colleenmichellelewis, @rivkaloha and @bahayogi who have been incredible role models on Instagram for the Yoga world. .
Let’s share some love today ❤ Please tag in a woman you are grateful for in your life or who has inspired you greatly.
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Photo credit @jillianleephoto 📸

💥 Little Thunderbolt 💥
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Bending backwards is often scary and uncomfortable at the start, which is much like the essence on Yoga. It takes you out of your comfort zone to a place that is painful and difficult. BUT from there you grow and evolve, and there lies the beauty and a lesson in life.
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I just moved to Belize to teach at @mbvbelize completely on my own and on a whim, and I was way out of my comfort zone!!! I have never lived alone and I haven’t moved houses since I was 5 - so this was quite the leap! But it has given me an opportunity to grow into the person I am becoming, and I am so grateful for that 🙏🏻❤
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Remember peeps...
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“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” Neale Donald Walsch ✨❤💥

Today is the Third Day of #WeLovePigeonPose 🐦🐦🐦 Next Up is any variation of lunging Pigeon Pose! .
#Welovepigeonpose
‪December ‬3-7 .
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We’re back!! This summer’s puppy pose challenge was so much fun! We thought you might join us for another pose We LOVE: Pigeon!! Do you love pigeon pose as much as we do? Join us for 5 days of ❤️opening, 🍑 flattering pigeon pose variations! Each day we will share a pigeon pose and you can pick one of our variations or share your own. .
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Check in daily with your hosts:
@jennyg2bfit
@themuscleboundyogi
@yogajosey
@yogi.bree
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Show our sponsors some love : .

@k.deer (my leggings)
@infinitystrap
@glassticbottle
@alayama_yogawear
@insideoutsideoutsidein
@zenpolitan
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For those of you that like to plan ahead here is our list of pigeons:
1. Mermaid (Pigeon Prep)
2. Seated Pigeon
3. Lunging Pigeon
4. Twisted Pigeon
5. Yogi’s Choice Pigeon
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If you would like to be eligible for prizes, here’s how to play:
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1️⃣ Repost the flyer (can be attached to Day 1 and put it your story). 2️⃣ Follow hosts and sponsors & tag some friends to join too.
3️⃣ Tag all hosts & sponsors in your daily posts using #Welovepigeonpose so we can see you in the gallery!
4️⃣ Set your account to public so we can see your posts
5️⃣ Be safe, get creative, and have fun!
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#yoga #igyogacommunity #yogaeverydamnday #yogainspiration #yogaeverywhere #yogi #igyoga #yogini #leggings #kdeer #vegan #namaste #longhair #mermaid #yogagirl #yogajosey #yogajourney #yogalife #yogalove #yogapose #yogachallenge #yogagram

#TransformationTuesday ✨ Building strength, structure ,and confidence one pose, one breath, one movement at a time! ✨ Yoga is a Journey. A journey that I began with absolutely no muscle tone or stamina for. It was hard for me to do even 20 mins of continuous practice a few times a week when I first began practicing regularly again 4 years ago. And guess what? It’s still just as hard! But in a different way. And now I can do so so much more on and off the mat!
#YogaIsMagic ✨✨✨
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