Carson Clay Calhoun@carsonclaycalhoun

🧘‍♂️ Yoga
🤸‍♂️ Handstands
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Short legs, long arms. Who can relate? 🙋‍♂️🙋‍♀️
Another day, another city. Yesterday, Costa Rica. Today, Denver. Later today, Seattle. -
Wanna hang out in YOUR city? Look for it on the list here. If you don’t see it, send me a message and I’ll get it on the list:
Seattle, Barcelona, London, Madrid, Denver, Austin, Dallas, College Station, Houston, Tampa, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Costa Rica, DC, Falls Church, Alexandria, Boston, San Fran, Los Angeles, San Diego, Pine, Breckenridge, Milan(?), Richmond, VA Beach, Ann Arbor, Toledo, Columbus, Wooster, Palm Springs, Scottsdale. That’s 2018. What’s missing... NYC, Chicago, MSP, Philly... who else? Let me know!
More info at:
Link in bio.

Seattle, Washington

Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save. They just stand there shining. -Anne Lamott -
I’m leaving Costa Rica today, after a month of Pura Vida with @drbenhouse and @casa_colibri at @floretreatcenter. My emotions are running high, and I’m at a loss for words. So I’ll just say thank you. Thank you Ben. Thank you Steph. Thank you to all the amazing people I met this month. I hope I will see you all again soon. I’m traveling all over the world for the rest of 2018, so I know I’ll find you! -
Next up, Seattle this weekend at the @seattleyogalounge. Then to BCN, London, Madrid, Texas, Florida, let’s gooooo!

Parque Nacional Marino Ballena

What are YOU looking at? 🤷‍♂️
No seriously. When you handstand, what are you looking at? In front of your hands? At them? Behind them? The wall behind you? The ceiling? Nothing? Eyes closed? You tell me!
I love hearing everyone’s answers, especially the reasons why you look where you do.
So.... what are you looking at? 🤷‍♂️
🏩: @floretreatcenter. 👖: @aloyoga. #yoga #yogi #handstand #fit #fitness #gymnastics #fun #🤷‍♂️


True story: 4 years ago I posted this video. My current girlfriend (then insta-stalker) saw the video, and decided I should be her boyfriend. So over the next 2 years, she creeped on my page and waited for the perfect time to strike (when I was teaching in her city). She used her sexy powers to inception me to slide into her DMs, and the rest is history. The end.
Good story, right?
Moral of the story: use gym equipment incorrectly. Babes love it.


The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why. -Dr. Bryan Walsh (quoting Mark Twain) -
I just listened to Dr. Walsh give a presentation on the power of purpose in life, and it was amazing. He presented studies showing that above all, having a purpose in life trumped all other health factors (smoking, drinking, obesity, etc). I’m lucky enough to have found my purpose: to teach and help as many people as I can. I’ll be traveling around the world for the rest of my life, trying to reach every one of you.
So please, help me help you. Find your city on the list, and come to class: If it’s not on the list, leave a comment and I’ll come find you. -
📸: @onthecountofthree 👖: @aloyoga #yoga #yogateacher #travel #envisionfestival #purpose #passion

Envision Festival, Costa Rica

Much love to all the amazing women out there. I loved seeing every one of you on my feed today, celebrating International Women’s Day.
Here’s a very special shoutout to the most important woman in my life, @onthecountofthree: I love you so much. -
Good news! My lovely lady will be joining me on the road this year on most of my teaching trips, so come play with both of us! -
Sign up for workshops via the link in my bio.
Don’t see your city on the schedule? Comment below with your city and studio and we’ll come through!


So, you like videos with my mom? Here’s another! *sound on for a good joke*
In case you missed it, Mom and I are hosting a yoga retreat this summer, July 1st-7th on Lake Barcroft, VA. Twice daily yoga practices, stand-up paddle boarding, beach volleyball, it’s gonna be epic. Perfect for moms and their yogi children, and/or anyone who likes yoga and dirty jokes.
More info at the schedule link in my bio, or go watch my story, I’ll post a swipe-up link there.
Tag a friend you want to come with!
P.S. I’m hosting a retreat in Colorado this Fall, so if you’re more into CO stuff, we’ve got you covered.
#yoga #yogafamily #yogaretreat #vacation

Lake Barcroft, Virginia

There’s something magical about this place. -
I don’t know if it’s @casa_colibri’s yoga skills rubbing off on me, or the daily strength training with @drbenhouse, but I feel like I can fly! -
I’ve been at @floretreatcenter for 2 weeks, and I’ll be here for 2 more weeks. I’m not gonna be ready to return to the “real” world (traveling from city to city teaching seminars). Luckily for me, I get to come back here in June!
I wanna take a moment to say thank you to everyone who has made this dream possible:
My parents, for being the best. Especially mom, for getting me into this yoga business.
Ben and Steph, for creating this incredible place. And for making me dinner every night.
@benthetravelcoach, for making this whole traveling yoga teacher thing possible and profitable.
And finally, to all of you reading this right now. It’s because of you that I’m able to live this dream life. Thank you. 🙏💚🙃
👖: @aloyoga #yoga #thankyou #yogateacher #travel #blog #blogger #jump #sports #athletics #dance #dancer #gymnast #gymnastics #weightlifting #flexible #flexibility #fit #fitness #crossfit #costarica #puravida


Two days ago, I posted about glute engagement in handstands. Y’all seemed to like it. So today, let’s talk about abs.
Do you think about your stomach while handstanding? What are you doing with it? Sucking it in (Uddiyana Bandha)? Sticking it out (preggers)? Both (belly dancing)? Contracting (flexing)? There aren’t right or wrong answers here, but for me, I find if I suck it in too much, my line turns into a pike. If I stick it out, my line sucks. And when tense my abs, my handstand is steady.
Soooo, maybe the right answer is flex your shit? 💪💩💪
Tag a friend who has a stomach! -
👖: @aloyoga. #yoga #handstand #yogateacher #gymnastics #calisthenics #abs #muscles #model #malemodel #photography #yogavideo #teacher #fitness #crossfit #strong #fit #cccmademedoit


This is my mom. She’s 65.
We’re hosting a yoga retreat together!
A week of yoga fun and sun on Lake Barcroft, VA (minutes from DC). Mysore mornings, Rocket Yoga afternoons, and all the stand-up paddle boarding and lake games you can handle. July 1st-7th. Sign up info on the schedule link in my bio.
Tag a friend who you want to go on a retreat with. Bonus points if you tag your mom!
#yoga #yogamom #yogafamily #yogaretreat

Lake Barcroft, Virginia

Time spent in self reflection is never wasted. It is an intimate date with yourself. -
The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind. -
Everyone and everything that happens in our life is a reflection of something that is happening inside of us. -
So I googled “quotes about self reflection” and those were my top 3.
When I look at this photo, the quote that comes to my mind is:
“You knew my father?”
“Correction, I know your father.”
Name that movie!
📷: @onthecountofthree. 👖: @aloyoga. #yoga #beach #travel #happy #splits #love #flexibility #gymnastics #dance #dancer #strength #strong #muscles #abs #photography #fitness #beachyoga #yogamen #menwhoyoga #cccmademedoit


Look at my butt!
No seriously, look at my butt cheeks.
Now ask yourself, do you think about your butt when you handstand? I find that when I squeeze my cheeks, everything else tightens, and I have a much more stable pose.
Wanna play along? Take a video of your handstand butt, tag me and #CCCmademedoit so we can see that gluteal engagement!
Happy squeezing! (Bonus points if you beatbox to the butt squeeze)
Tag a friend in the comments whose butt cheeks you wanna see dance! 👇🍑🕺