Kerri Verna@beachyogagirl

Head of Creator Strategy for Playbook🤳🏻

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Kerri Verna

I need your help... working on my website and need to choose one of these images. 1 & 2
are almost identical but a little different and I can’t decide.

Could you tell me your favorite?
1, 2, or 3?
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#yoga #photography


Kerri Verna

Can I get an AMEN!!💁🏼‍♀️

Nothing sexier than a man who lets you sleep in while he cleans the house.
🧹🧼 🏠 = 💋🥰❤️

#princecharming #whatagirlwants #dreamalittledream #truestory #dreamlife


Kerri Verna

I have a ⚡️Weekend Handstand Challenge⚡️for you! #WeekendHC 🤸‍♀️
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How many compression lifts can YOU do?

1. From seated, compress yourself forward.
2. Tent the fingers and straighten the arms.
3. Point the toes and engage the legs keeping them together.
4. Count how many times you can lift and lower the legs without letting your heals touch the ground!😅
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To make it easier, lift one leg at a time OR don’t lean as far forward. The more you compress, the harder it is.

Why do this drill you may ask? This is an awesome core compression drill that will work your core and prepare you for #handstands! It is one of the drills in my new Handstand Fitness Program coming out next month🎉!

Try it over the weekend and TAG me @beachyogagirl & #WeekendHC in your posts and stories! I’ll be reposting anyone who is brave enough to share!😁
TAG A FRIEND and challenge them!

Click the link in my bio for more info on my programs.


Kerri Verna

Sitting in the car pick up line waiting for my son. I just left the mall where I spent about an hour with the girl in the make up department trying to figure out the right color combination of concealers to cover the chemical burn I got on my face last night🥴. #yayme

To make matters worse, I’m flying to NYC tomorrow for a photo shoot that I’m already nervous about. The good news is, I am finally growing up because I only cried for like 10 minutes last night after it happened and today not at all.😆#adulting

I also think the makeup girl was also able to cover it up because you can’t even see it in this photo. I sure hope I can recreate her art tomorrow.
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Any advice on 24 hour miracle healing remedies?


Kerri Verna

Have you ever done Pilates with a small ball before? Here are two really fun exercises using a soft ball to work the abs, hip flexors, inner thighs, back, and hamstrings😅. It’s amazing how effective #Pilates is to tone the body as well as help with back pain and posture! 💪🏻 I love both Pilates and #Yoga independently, but I also love to create #Fusion classes that combine the best of both world.

What is your favorite?
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Take this entire class today FREE for 7 days when you download my Playbook! I have over 80 classes on Playbook - something for everyone.

For my Playbook subscribers: I just published a new Pilates workout with these two exercises! Check it out! #trainwithkerri

Click the link in my bio and download Playbook today.👉🏻


Kerri Verna

STILL TIME to grab this awesome deal! $99 USD for an entire year of fitness on Playbook app! That is only $.27 a day!😱Gain access to all my programs: Yoga, Pilates, Fusion, Handstands Yoga Tutorials, and my new GYF Program. You also gain access to ALL the other trainers on Playbook as well.

All levels! No matter what your situation, I have classes for you. I will also makes classes on request for my subscribers. ⠀ 👉🏻AND.... my NEW Handstand Fitness Program coming out February 1st! Are you excited for that?

Please click the link in my profile and download my Playbook app TODAY and grab this awesome deal. Try it completely FREE for 7 days.#noexcuses

#yoga #pilates #trainwithkerri


Kerri Verna

I recently received 2 messages from women on my Playbook app who asked me to please help them with exercises to tone their thighs. Both explained that their skin sags, had dimples all over, and one woman said she hated wearing shorts because of her legs. She also said she didn’t want to go to a #yoga class because she couldn’t stand to look at her legs in downward dog.

I know EXACTLY how they feel! The insecurity we as women feel over our bodies, especially as we age, is so sad and needs to STOP. We should celebrate our age and the fact that our bodies are working, right?! I struggle too but the more transparent I can be on social media, the better I will be at accepting myself and hopefully helping others too. I don’t need to feel like I’m not worthy enough to post a picture AND NEITHER DO YOU!

I’m also here to tell all the women out there - young and old - you can be as fit and as tone as possible and SKIN is just going to be skin NO MATTER how hard you try. There isn’t anything we can do about aging and it WILL HAPPEN TO ALL OF US! So, we better just accept it and LOVE ourselves the way we are.

So, when I went to take this selfie in the mirror, I saw my dimples and my sagging skin (that I’m SURE, I’m the only one who sees) and thought... ⠀ “Ugh, I don’t like it.
What if I change the camera angle?
What if I change the lighting?
What if I squeeze my quads real tight?
Oh, no that makes it worse!
Ok, what if I just LOVE myself and be HAPPY with my body... YES, that is the answer!”

As a 44 year old Mom of two, I’m healthy, I’m strong, and I’m happy! That is all that matters! ⠀
Who cares about skin?
Who cares about cellulite?
No one cares but you.

I took a photo in downward dog to show all you women out there that skin is normal and BEAUTIFUL.😍
Hopefully you will think so too!❤️

#psa #loveyourbodynow


Kerri Verna

TAG SOMEONE 👭 and BOOKMARK 🔖 this! Finding the vertical line in #handstands🤸‍♀️or any arm balance can be especially hard to do while in the pose. Doing exercises like this will help you strengthen AND create the neural pathways to properly execute the movement when inverted. SWIPE for more.

I posted another #foamroller drill last week that is similar. Scroll back through my feed to bookmark it.
⠀ 💫Are you training with me? Out of the box training and classes on my Playbook app! Yoga, Pilates, Fusion & Handstands for all levels. Train with me and tons of other awesome trainers.



Kerri Verna

I finally wrote my blog on how I cleared up my acne! I literally put it all out there so please be kind to me because this subject is super hard for me even at 44 years old! I know that we all get acne for different reasons, and I’m still not even sure what MY “reasons” are, but I’m always so grateful when other people share their secrets online, so I really hope it helps someone!

I tried to be as thorough as possible, and I even included a few embarrassing images where I may or may not be shaving my face.😱😆😄🙌🏻
Link in bio!

TAG some who struggles!

#acneproblems #nomore #byebyeacne


Kerri Verna

PIKE PRESS TIP of the day! Are you working on the #questforthepress ? I rarely ever press into #handstand anymore because it puts so much pressure on my wrists. After experiencing a shoulder and wrist injury, I’m surer carful to stay injury free. I’d also rather just step into a #handstand (I have this video on Playbook) to save my energy (and my wrists). But, so many people ask me for help, I thought I’d make a post about my favorite way to train for pressing!

I LOVE using a #stabilityball for this drill since it is safer for your neck and it allows you to really engage your core muscles and body awareness to learn the movement.

You can secure the ball in the corner of a room or using blocks on either side like I have done here.

Start with your hands close to the ball, keeping arms straight. If you are able to lift feet, hold there. If not, take your hands a little further away from the ball. This will require more flexibility so be careful! Press the ground away! This is key. Think hips up!

Even though I take my legs all the way up, I advise you to just go up as far as you have control. Lower legs back down and press up again. Also try hovering the feet over the ground. The first 3 inches is the hardest part, so training there will really help you!

If you feel like it is too much for your wrists, it probably is, so back off and train forearm strength and wrist flexibility. Follow @handstandtrainer for more videos on this.

I also have an entire training program on my Playbook App if you want a more detailed guide to learning how to handstand. I highly suggest following a plan, so that you don’t hurt yourself and train smart!

Also, next month I’m coming out with my new Playbook Program called Handstand Fitness which will be fitness drills to help you gain the strength, endurance, and flexibility needed for #handstands!! Sound fun?

Should I also do a challenge here on IG? Leave me a comment if you would like that. TAG a friend!👭👬👫
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Kerri Verna

Alcohol was the worst and the best thing that ever happened to me. I’ve never thought of myself as an “alcoholic”. In fact, I still don’t. I don’t know if there is a word for me and my experience, but it really doesn’t matter.

Alcoholics for me were “those people”. You know, the bums that drink out of a brown paper sack under the bridge. Well, come to find out that I know nothing. #whatsnew There are many different degrees of addiction. People can have severe to moderate to habit drinkers type addiction. It can be a problem and it also can not be a problem in someone’s life.

There are people that go on drinking binges for weeks at a time then are completely sober for months. I’ve met habit drinkers who have certain rules about when and how much they will allow themselves to drink and they are able to “control” it. Some functioning alcoholics, you’d never even know they had a problem because it isn’t really a “problem”.

That was sort of where I found myself about 10 years ago. It wasn’t really a problem- I liked alcohol and I definitely had rules. I used alcohol to help me go to sleep or to “wind down” after a long day at work. I drank a glass of wine almost every night and saw no problem with it until I was faced with my husband becoming sober. He asked me if I wouldn’t drink around him and of course I agreed - I mean, HE definitely had a problem and I wanted him sober but... not me!

I soon found myself hiding in the closet sneaking drinks, so he wouldn’t know. Here I was - sitting alone - in the dark - hiding - in my closet - sipping wine from a plastic cup - as quickly as I could! 😂 Who has the problem now?

I couldn’t believe how annoyed I was to change this “habit” I had created. This is when I decided to take my power back and let alcohol go forever. It was the best decision I’ve ever made. I lost a lot of friends but, it was ok because I made better friends. For the first time, I learned how to just “be” and live in the present moment. It may sound silly to some, but I realized I was giving alcohol the best moments of my life. Now, they’re all mine.


Kerri Verna

Honestly, I can’t believe I can do stuff like this. I know it’s not perfect but I’m not trying for perfect. I’m just trying to remind this 44 year old body that age is just a number and #chronicpain doesn’t have to be your legacy😊🙌🏻🙏🏻❤️💫.
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ALSO ... Check out my IGTV for a beginner tutorial on #FireflyPose or #tittibhasana pose.
⠀ 👉🏻👉🏻For all my Yoga classes, Pilates and my #handstand program, download my playbook app!
Link in bio.