Welcome Our Spring 2016 Curvy Yoga Teachers – Part 2!

We have a wonderful new Curvy Yoga teacher this month! I am excited to share them with you! To see a full list of our Curvy Yoga Certified teachers, please click here. Emily Adams Location: Bristol, TN Tell us a little about your relationship with yoga — both your practice and your teaching. I attended my first yoga class in April 2014 and loved it! Within a few weeks, I saw improvement in my ability to stay focused and to be present, decreased pain and stiffness from back and shoulder issues, and less stress in my life. A year later, I began my 200 hour teacher training as a way to deepen my own personal yoga practice. I have a special interest in
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Welcome Our Spring 2016 Curvy Yoga Teachers – Part 1!

We have a wonderful new Curvy Yoga teacher this month! I am excited to share them with you! To see a full list of our Curvy Yoga Certified teachers, please click here. Lorena Lombardi Location: Montreal, QC, Canada Tell us a little about your relationship with yoga — both your practice and your teaching. Yoga saved my life at a point when I was so overwhelmed with work, with my divorce and struggling with my weight. Then I finally found a teacher who didn’t single me out or make me feel different. I learned the true essence of yoga practice, that is, if you can breathe, you can do yoga! Years later, I’m happy to give back by coaching and uplifting others who
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A Message I Wasn’t Expecting (Season 2, Episode 20)

I got a message recently that I totally wasn’t expecting — and I want to share it with you. This message is all about how much more is possible in our lives when we can remember that by checking in with our bodies. It was a bit of a game-changer for me, so I’m excited to be sharing it with you. Also, this is the last episode of Season 2 of the podcast! So I’m talking about how you can stay connected in between. And I still would love to hear your input on what you’re enjoying about the podcast and what you’d like to see next season. You can let me know by clicking the link below to take
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Keeping My Cool (AKA, Nope) | Season 2, Episode 19

Before an upcoming teaching gig, do you think I held my center no problem? Umm…have we met before? Of course I didn’t! At least, not at first. In this episode I talk about what it was like to notice my freak-out pattern in real time and actually have some tools on hand to do something about it. I’m also sharing a simple mantra/affirmation that brought me right back into my body so I could move forward. Plus, I’m asking for YOUR input on Season 3 of the podcast! I’ve got a quick (5 minutes or less for sure, and more like 2 minutes or less) survey that I would SO appreciate you taking — the link is below. Thanks in
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How I (Almost) Ruined My Vacation (Season 2, Episode 18)

Have you ever let your mind run away from you, even when it seems like it “shouldn’t” be happening? I haven’t done that much personally — only, oh, a hundred million times (last week). On a recent vacation, I noticed this was happening (which counts as progress, right?) and then noticed something even more surprising and interesting — that my mind wasn’t running away because I can’t control it or whatever other nonsense ideas I usually have, but because of something that was happening in my physical body. So in this episode I’m talking about how freeing it can be to notice connections between our physical, emotional and mental states and where yoga can come in to help us with
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Yoga as a Bridge to Self-Trust (Chat with Marilyn | Season 2, Episode 17)

In today’s episode of Love, Curvy Yoga, I interview a member of the Curvy Yoga community, Marilyn Hill! Inside this episode, you’ll hear us talk more about: Her first experience with yoga The power of having a yoga buddy and community Cultivating a yoga practice as a bridge to self-trust The surprising things in her life that she first learned on the mat that also show up off it How yoga affects her business life And so much more! Meet Our Guest, Marilyn Kimberly Hill Marilyn Kimberly Hill is an interior designer and a Licensed Desire Map Facilitator. She blends these practices in guiding her clients in creating spaces that are centered on how they most want to feel. She prefers spending her downtime with
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Celebrating 6 Years of Curvy Yoga! (Season 2, Episode 16)

The 6 year anniversary of Curvy Yoga is here! It barely feels like a blink of an eye, but it’s true — it’s the 6th anniversary of Curvy Yoga! In this episode I’m reflecting on how far Curvy Yoga has come in six years, as well as what worked in our sixth year, challenges and what I see ahead for our seventh year. Mostly, I gush about how grateful I am for y-o-u and all the ways you show up for yourself, body acceptance, body affirming yoga for people of all shapes and sizes and each other. Summary: I think you’re awesome! (But that’s nothing new.) Show Notes How I Stumbled Backwards into Creating Curvy Yoga Curvy Yoga Certification Find
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Minimalist Yoga (Season 2, Episode 15)

What is a minimalist approach to yoga? Over the past year or so, I’ve been learning quite a bit about minimalism and applying it to my life. What it has helped me do is get extremely clear about what’s important to me and why. In this episode, I talk about how minimalism has shown up for me, how it’s trickled into my yoga practice and what a minimalist approach to yoga might mean for you. Show Notes From FOMO to JOMO episode of this podcast Essentialism, Greg McKeown Your Money or Your Life, Vicki Robin, Joe Dominguez & Monique Tilford The Minimalists — their blog & their podcast Be More with Less Becoming Minimalist When you die you won’t care about
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You Never Know Where Yoga Will Take You (Chat with Krissie | Season 2, Episode 14)

In today’s episode of Love, Curvy Yoga, I interview a member of the Curvy Yoga community, Krissie Bentley! Inside this episode, you’ll hear us talk more about: The attitude of experimentation that kicked off Krissie’s yoga practice What self-portraiture taught Krissie about her yoga practice, her body and herself The surprising places Krissie’s yoga practice has taken her What happens when you give yourself permission And so much more! Meet Our Guest, Krissie Bentley Krissie Bentley (RYT 200, Curvy Yoga, Yoga for All) is a non-practicing therapist turned yoga teacher and life coach. Krissie completed her training through Curvy Yoga in Nashville, TN, directly under Curvy Yoga founder, Anna Guest-Jelley. She has also received “Yoga for All” certification through Dianne Bondy and Amber Karnes. Krissie believes it is
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How to Create Your Own Care Instructions (Season 2, Episode 13)

Have you read your care instructions lately? In one of my recent weekly emails, I shared about how I realized I need a set of care instructions for myself — simple reminders for what make me feel best from season to season throughout the year. So many people loved this idea that I decided to expand on it here and offer suggestions on how you can come up with your own care instructions, too! Show Notes Click here to sign up for my weekly emails — it’s where I’m sharing my writing these days! Wise Body, Wise Hungers retreat (early bird registration ends April 22nd) Dive into the Episode Now

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