“Ask not for the end of your suffering but the courage of heart to meet it”. We will be blending all sorts of past and future magic — in the present — Sunday 9:30 am Devotional Flow Vinyasa. With poetry from Tagore. And a sutra from patanjali. Of course. #yogaeverydamnday #yogasutras #devotedyogi #passionforpractice #love #growingom #growinghomeshow #sundayvinyasa #summervinyasa
Re-wilding the heart was one of the most profound weeks of teaching I’ve ever had! 🦄 Here’s why:
For the first time I danced, REALLY danced with my students. We dropped all roles of facilitator and participant - we prayed and sweat and embodied our visions as one.
It’s sooo liberating to combine the structure of yoga with the true tribal trance dance we opened to. This is the gateway between life & death, community and autonomy.
See our monthly schedule. ❤️❤️
Link in Bio❤️❤️ There WILL be more trance dance on the horizon and my ask is this, you get in here and open the portal to re-wilding bainbridge - WITH US. #womenrising #devotedyogi #freetheheart #timeisup⌛ #passionforpractice #yogaeverydamnday #yogadance #dance #trancedance #rewilding
Announcement: We just extended the 🌸Early Bird Pricing🌸 to August 1st for this Women’s Yoga Teacher Training.
Summers are busy and I know this is a commitment both worth while (on all levels) and worth contemplating.
We have 11 applications in and 16 spaces to fill. Are you or women you know looking for a once in a lifetime yoga and feminine awakening experience - right here in the #pnw ? 🌸Link in Bio🌸
#womenempowerment #devotedyogi #passionforpractice #womensyoga #womensyogateachertraining #200hrteachertraining #yogateachertraining #yogaeverydamnday #freetheheart #timeisup⌛ #consciousnessshift #vinyasa #ashtangayoga #yinyoga #yogainspiration #yogachallenge
It takes a village! I’m passionate about creating non nuclear working family systems and communities- more to come in that arena! Cause it can be super hard to be a working mom. And a co-parent 2x. But when I’m plugging away at numbers and software glitches and I get pictures like this...I am reminded to trust in the goodness of life. #ittakesavillage #letgo #letgod #devotedyogi #freetheheart #consciousnessshift #blendedfamilies #evolvefamily #yogamomma #playoutside #gratitude🙏
Hey everybody!!! This upcoming week is dedicated to rewilding the heart🐅❤️🐆Free Vinyasa with Jenna WED JULY 11th 7:15-8:30 pm. #devotedyogi #passionforpractice #consciousnessshift #ayurveda #timeisup⌛ #Vinyasa #heatedvinyasa #summerpnw #trueyogalifestyle #yogamomma
🐅🐅🐅Mothers, sisters, overworked women. 🐅🐅🐅 Please don’t miss this. We are going to play our way into some serious physical practice to unlock the heart. ✨I literally had the largest nervous system release of my life today preparing this material. I was able to get WAY underneath my limited patterns and beliefs that keep my heart shut down. (Yes, we all shut down to protect and restore). I’ll tell you all about it and guide you through our sweat, prayers, dance and techniques to release long held contraction in the nervous system.
It’s #magic all the way. Register on website in Bio!!! Do the work to get supported and fly through your summer with tools for the heart.
#devotedyogi 👊🏽#passionforpractice #timeisup⌛ #consciousnessshift #freetheheart #forgivefromthebody #trueyogifestyle #aimhigh #cognitiveyoga #200hrteachertraining #seattleyoga #bainbridgeyoga #bainbridge #fitmom #yogamamma
Back in the old hood. @bainbridge.athletic.club With a micro flow for freedom. 🐅#devotedyogi #yogamamma
There is 🎇relative freedom 🎇and there is absolute freedom. We have the privilege to reckon with both in these complex, intelligent human bodies.
The shape isn’t the point but the shape tells a story of how we live our lives. The entry and the exit, their grace - their imperfection - tell a story of how we live our lives. I won’t lie - I use asana - to learn how I want my life to feel in a state of grace. In return I hope to offer sweet resonate presence back into the global field.
What do we believe is possible? Are we embodying freedom? The ability to feel deeply and let go just as easily?
Yoga asana has taught me immeasurable lessons. Cognitive yoga more so. Can I live the posture and it’s imminent death with equal rapture. Can I handle the rise and fall?
Next time you loose your balance, fall out of a pose, twinge something, hurt yourself or your heart striving for a new way of being 🐅try this🐅: pause, be brave, let the fall happen. Sport a smile or a grin or a smerk (sp?) and rise from the tiny deaths of practice and life.
Rise from your own limitation. That’s freedom that can’t be taken. ✨ #happy4th #devotedyogi #passionforpractice #consciousnessshift #vinyasayoga #200hrteachertraining #yogamamma #pnwyoga #seattleyoga #bainbridgeyoga #bainbridgeisland #smalldeaths #yogaeverydamnday
In depth teachings always available. Link in Bio. #devotedyogi🐅
Prioritize Outside. (not a sutra, could be). #pnwsummer #nwyoga #summeryoga #breathe #walkinwonder #gratitude #love#devotedyogi #passionforpractice
Teacher reminds me: Opening the heart is an inside job. Regardless of what modern yoga wants us to believe, heart openers aren’t about back bending our way to spinal freedom. So what’s the recipe for opening the heart? 🧘♀️Let life in.
Sound simple? 🤣 bahahaha.
Quiet the mind enough and see that there are multitudes of factors that determine how the world & people behave. Wherever we carry stories of the ways in which we have been “wronged” there is sure to be ignorance present - a shadow teaching; the greatest initiations. Are you in the mood for initiation?
We all get exhausted, hungry, cranky and sharp at times. We jump to conclusions in moments like these.
Let life in. let the tiredness cut through vanity. Let hunger cut thru impatience. Witness the hearts desire to take over, to flood the mind with love and creative solutions.
The primary practice in my lineage and across much indigenous culture is to wish for another the happiness you experience and seek.
This is not ambiguously wishing good for all, but feeling deeply that another being deserves the goodness of life. (The trick is always - to feel it & think it so your endocrine system evolves in the process - making you more likely to think and act generously towards others) By 👊🏽truly👊🏽 wishing others the fruit of your efforts threefold you heal your own seeds of greed in the mind & open the heart to others.
When the ❤️opens...
Then the mind is ready for larger tasks. Don’t be fooled - not everyone with an open heart goes around all lovey-dovey. It’s an inside job 100%. #devotedyogi #passionforpractice #timeisup⌛ #consciousnessshift #ayurveda #heartopeningyoga #vinyasayoga #200hrteachertraining #rys #cognitiveyoga
Always available for more in depth teaching. Link in Bio. ✨🙏🏽✨
True Yoga is about mastering the mind without fighting the mind. Lure the mind into silence, stillness and truth. Then it’s free to play, dance, relate without inhibition. Focus on where you are already free. Focus on the beauty and only, always the result will astound you: more kindred beauty. #allow #allow #allow The good fight is won in purity & primal nature. #devotedyogi #passionforpractice #ayurveda #consciousnessshift #vinyasayoga #yogaphilosophy
🌸Joy is an act of resistance🌸 to all that stands in our way to making the world a better place. In the face of suffering, injustice and poverty - joy is what keeps the heart afloat and the brain capable of ingenuity. Which we all need. #timeisup⌛ #devotedyogi #ayurveda #yogalifestyle ##200hrteachertraining #consciousnessshift #passionforpractice #change
These times require fierce compassion. And boldness. Which comes from soul. Keep post for the next wave of re-wilding, free Vinyasa and advanced trainings. #devotedyogi #change #grit #gratitudeiseverything #appreciate #practice #yogalove #yoga24/7
#yogaeverydamnday #dedication #truth #ayurvedalifestyle #vinyasayoga #yinyoga #200hrteachertraining #yogaanatomy
Seasonal finale and now? I’m laid out on the grass. June’s ✨FULL ✨ Breath Awareness Training and our Women’s Immersion into the Endocrine system had me with my head in the books 📚and my heart ❤️ in my body more than ever. This transition to DEVOTED YOGI ( a business dedicated to bringing the true teachings of yoga to life) has been the most powerful choice I’ve ever made, albeit the most terrifying. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼So Thank YOU 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 For saying YES to the evolution of Yoga, bringing it out of the studio and into LIFE with advanced trainings and Breathwork. With women’s liberation work and a higher education in yoga. #rewilding #decolonizeyourmind #8limbsofyoga #endocrinesystem
After years of racing around teaching upwards of 17 yoga classes a week, opening my own studio and burning out using systems others created to live out their dreams - I now find myself in a strange euphoric state of 🌷GRATITUDE OVERFLOWING 🌷 - That I didn’t give up. That I took risk (still taking risks) and learned to manage my hormones in the process. That I “let go” in order to receive - no matter how strong my resistance was. Now I eat dinner with my kids. Have a daily practice again and take advice from coaches who have been through the rites if passage I’m going through now. I’m building better relationship to myself by saying YES to the largeness of my vision while taking care of I. 😉😍 Next event: June 20th: FREE VINYASA with JENNA 7:15. #devotedyogi #homelife #ayurveda #momlife #trueyogalifestyle #fearandthenervoussystem #passionforpractice
2 nights of staying home with my kids after YEARS of teaching night classes. I miss teaching already, but this is long overdue. Come see @manawa_wellness Sat 9:30 am & myself Sun 9:30 am. 🌷😊🌷 #devotedyogi #trueyogalifestyle #ayurveda #homelife #momlife #yogamomma #happykids #grateful#thankyou #change
Hey Yogis! I have something huge to share!!! On my journey through postpartum motherhood I have intimately got to know my 💥wildly hormonal endocrine system 💥 and it’s powerful role in my yoga practice - I have found it to be MORE influential on the outcome of my practice than my muscular-skeletal alignments. 😳#truthbomb
The glands and ❤️being able to access them with consciousness ❤️and intentional poses for the glands create skeletal correlations and neurobiological correlations. 🙏🏽Basically - folks - your glands are captain, your muscles and “autonomic nervous system” the crew.
After 15 years of steady practice I am convinced that your glands are THE KEY to feeling different and growing through old habit, both mentally and anatomically. 😳
It’s like this: certain poses and counter poses unlock the regions of the body that house our glands and hormonal allies (even ones you won’t find on a medical map of the endocrine system). If we ‘tend’ to these regions as we do to our dense physical body - we will elicit our hormonal messengers to carry NEW messages to the glands, muscles, nerves and eventually brain. The brain then says “Oh! change is safe. AND illuminating. I’m in” 🎇🎆🎇 Are you in??? June Immersion 11-14th: Endocrine System in Yoga 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 $145
4 Days 9:30-11:30 am
Spread the word Mammas!!! The kids are STILL in school 👊🏽👊🏽 #devotedyogi #trueyogalifestyle #ayurveda #asana #pranayama #endocrinesystem #yogaimmersion #bainbridgeyoga #seattleyoga
🙌✨Just found out we have 1 space remaining in Breath Awareness Training June 1-3rd. ✨🙌 #bebold #bebrave #pranayama #devotedyogi #ayurveda #asana #trueyogalifestyle #yogaretreats #breathwork #seattleyoganews #seattleyoga ❤️Link in Bio❤️ or pm me
“Let everything happen to you. Beauty and terror - Just keep going. No feeling is final” -Rilke
This symbolic closing of doors to reopen into a matured version of a yoga training studio has received - of course - beautiful feedback and terrifying feedback. As all bold decisions do. 🤷♀️ So...What we are up to...really??? ❤️Hear it from our students❤️ “My view of yoga and my practice has changed dramatically through this course. It is safe to say that I only knew modern yoga as exercise and had only a vague understanding of the foundation that it stood on. I am grateful that your instruction felt “classical" in the way it was shared. I have now read, and can begin to understand, the yoga sutras and the Bhagavad Gita. I know this will continue to be a lifetime of learning in its instruction and I hope I can remain your student in its teachings.
The biggest takeaway for me is that it is more important to me to be a yogi than a yoga teacher who just does asana. I do want to teach yoga classes and lead retreats, however I want to make sure to teach yoga as stated in the sutras, and share their wonderful teachings.” -YTT graduate Spring 2018
June 1st we Officially shift to DEVOTED YOGI with new calendar for summer and beyond. Stay tuned and spread the word!! #devotedyogi #pranayama #asana #ayurveda #trueyogalifestyle
See link in Bio ✨🌸✨