Kino MacGregor@kinoyoga

Author, Beachbum, Yogi 💕
@miamilifecenter @omstarsofficial ⚡
Workshops: Guatemala, Arizona, Portland
Online Classes Only at Omstars.com 🧘‍♀️

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Kino MacGregor

When I looked into his blue eyes all those years ago I saw my home, my future and all my love reflected back at me.
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I love you, sweetheart, you’re my love, my life and I am so grateful for every day we spend together 💗
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Happy Birthday @timfeldmannyoga 😊


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I just couldn’t resist it 😊
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Antigua is magical, it feels like a fairytale city. With stunning views of the surrounding mountains to the cobble streets and beautiful hidden villas, it’s like a dream.
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#practiceyogachangeyourworld #onebreathatatime
Photo @guiselacoradophotography
Outfit is my design by @liquidoactive
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Practice with me on @omstarsofficial 🙏


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Hola Guatemala 🇬🇹 Estoy muy contenta de enseñar yoga aquí este fin de semana 💗
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#practiceyogachangeyourworld #onebreathatatime
Photo @guiselacoradophotography 🙏


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Sweet dreams 💗
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There is magic all around you, in the sheer sound of silence and in the raging torrential downpour, and in the profound depths of the body. It’s up to you to find your magic.
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#practiceyogachangeyourworld #onebreathatatime
Outfit @liquidoactive
Practice with me on @omstarsofficial
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This weekend I’ll be in Antigua, Guatemala. And next week I’ll be going into a ten day Vipassana silent mediation retreat and signing totally offline.
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Next workshops—
Guatemala @josepharmstrongyoga
Phoenix @the.yoga.mama
Washington DC @woodleyparkyoga Cleveland @jessicasayreyoga
Denver @bodhimovement
Miami One Week Mysore Retreat
August and October
@miamilifecenter 🧘‍♀️


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Would you still love me if I don’t handstand anymore?
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So much of the contemporary yoga world is tied to ableism. Young students born with natural physical talent or those with years of dance, gymnastic or other training excel to soaring heights and are lauded as champion teachers. Students of yoga give these yogis talk time and elevate them to a high status based on the prowess of their physical bodies. But what’s at the heart of a system of preference that places physical form as the highest standard of value?
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Read the full blog here:
https://www.kinoyoga.com/would-you-still-love-me-if-i-dont-handstand-anymore-by-kino-macgregor/
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New Print, my design made by @liquidoactive
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Practice with me LIVE on @omstarsofficial tomorrow at 1 pm EST.
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#practiceyogachangeyourworld #onebreathatatime
Photo @ifilmyoga 💗


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The calm before the storm.
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Just because I share handstand pics and what looks like advanced poses doesn’t mean my classes are all for super advanced yogis. In fact, I really believe in making the practice accessible for all. I’m committed to meeting you where you are so that you can experience the magic of awakening in your practice. It’s my goal that you leave my classes with a dose of love, not love for me, but a love for yourself rooted in an infinite experience beyond the pose. I want you to be overflowing with joy, for the seed of spiritual realization to sprout, and for you to carry that peace and happiness into your life. And don’t worry, we will always do some yoga poses and practice too 🧘‍♀️ _
So come practice 🙏
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Next workshops—
Guatemala @josepharmstrongyoga
Phoenix @the.yoga.mama
Washington DC @woodleyparkyoga Cleveland @jessicasayreyoga
Denver @bodhimovement
Miami One Week Mysore Retreat @miamilifecenter 🧘‍♀️
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Practice with me on @omstarsofficial
Photo @ifilmyoga
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#practiceyogachangeyourworld #onebreathatatime 💗


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Smile for no reason at all. Or smile because love is everywhere, in every moment, unfolding like a flower whose fragrance fills the room.
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The promise of being human is a promise of awakening, one that you fulfill each time your heart sings in joyful recognition and glorious harmony with all that is. The vibrational oneness of the universe is itself the pulse of God and you, my dear, you are a vital part of the whole, so much so that if you were missing the whole world would be incomplete, yes, you matter that much.
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If you close your eyes and drop down deep enough, I believe you’ll see what I’ve seen, and feel what I’ve felt, and that is the mystery of life itself, the veil between worlds pulled back to reveal the one eternal truth of all that is, in its state of is-ness, a stream of unrelenting well-being and blessing, Grace incarnate right in your heart.
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So yes, smile.
Because your smile is the joy of the universe, the love of God.
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#practiceyogachangeyourworld #onebreathatatime 🙏
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Practice with me on @omstarsofficial
Outfit @liquidoactive
Photo @dtufino_photo 💗


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Some days are just divine, and this was one. When the water is this clear and I can play in the shallows it feels like heaven. ☀️
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Practice with me on @omstarsofficial
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Next workshop:
Boston @northendyoga
This weekend!
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#yoga #handstand #beachyoga #miami


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I had a cavity. I hate cavities and wish they didn’t happen. I even feel guilty about it. I mean, I brush and floss, eat healthy and live as pure as possible, so where does the decay come from? It can feel like there’s some invisible force out there lurking in the shadows waiting to pounce.
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If I could make one upgrade request to the human body it would be the ability to heal cavities and regrow teeth. There are of course miracle stories about people who have regrown a tooth, but I haven’t had any luck. I tried tapping/EFT, energy healing, oil pulling, dental healing music, positive affirmations, acupuncture, gum massage and I was still stuck in the dentist’s office today.
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But really, it’s not that bad. Yeah, the left side of my tongue still feels paralyzed. And, I still have the tooth. Lying there helpless, nearly gagging on the dental equipment shoved into my gaping mouth I had this thought—
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Even though I have this cavity I love and and accept myself completely.
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Then a long exhale. And suddenly I realized there was a lot to be grateful about. First, I have dental insurance so at least it wasn’t a massive financial stress. That in an of itself is a huge privilege and worthy of a moment of gratitude. Second, I like my dentist. He’s nice and the office is as pleasurable as can be. Third, imagine the alternative, that the tooth just decays and rots until the only option is to have it pulled. Also, I’m thankful for the numbing bc I would not want to go through that procedure feeling it all. There’s a limit to how equanimous a person can be.
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Then my mind drifted towards loving kindness directed at all other people with cavities (apparently that means 91% of people between 30-91 years old), that we might all be at peace, and our teeth restored. And then to all dentists and dental researches, that they might be guided to the next level of tooth regeneration and cavity treatment and prevention.
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I got up with a little less of my tooth and a heart filled with love. And I also went home and collapsed on the sofa until I could feel my tongue again. 🙏


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I’ve been feeling weak lately, physically and emotionally. My left shoulder has felt tweaked in a way that feels like I shouldn’t push. I’m listening to my own teaching and taking it easy. I’m hesitant to share about feeling possibly injured because the last time I did I got shamed and blamed for an injury sustained while teaching. I, along with the style of yoga I practice, was vilified and my own vulnerability and pain was weaponized against me. But I think all yoga teachers are hesitant to talk about pain, injury, hurt, whether physical or emotional. Many in the yoga world subscribe to a spiritual bypassing philosophy that all must be positive and when you share that you’re hurt, wounded or upset they tell you to stop being negative and just breathe out love. While I subscribe to the belief that how you think has the power to create worlds, I also believe that pulling the wool over your eyes and denying reality is a harmful delusion that leads to more pain. Take an injury—if you ignore the physical warning signs of possible damage and decide that you will just “think positive” and plough along, then you risk doing more damage. The only way forward out of pain is to first see clearly what’s hurt, to sit with it in all its pain, with a heart courageous enough to sit with discomfort. From that place of honesty, healing happens. The first noble truth of Buddhism admits that life contains suffering and then goes on to discuss the cause of suffering and the way out. But without the critical and necessary admission of suffering no positive steps forward can take place. You can’t jump in to loving-kindness meditation if you’re not willing to love all the hurt places that are in need of love and kindness. And that’s where I am right now. I feel weak, physically and emotionally. What’s true is that I’m wounded, physically and emotionally, and I’m healing, but the hardest step has been to drop down deep enough to realize just deep this wound has penetrated. 🙏


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Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there 💗 I am so blessed and lucky to have such an amazing Mom. She’s been a source of inspiration and support for me ever step of my life. Did you that I’m named after her so we share the same name? Yup, that means there are two Kino MacGregors in the world! She may be the only person in the whole world to have as much energy as I do, or maybe even more. And I have to say that I’m so proud that she’s been doing yoga. My Mom was 75 when she joined her first yoga class. She’s a testament to that it’s never too late to start. She’s even featured in an @omstarsofficial video called Ashtanga for Seniors. Have you seen it? It’s one of my all time favorites!!
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#happymothersday #love #family 💗


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This is an old picture of me. I’m not this blonde or this sure of anything anymore. There’s a part of me that feels it’s been set on fire. Identity shifts, or is shifting. I feel post-something but I’m not sure exactly post-what. That which was once in the foreground seems to lay crumpled on the floor, like old clothes trampled underfoot. I wonder if it’s just an average mid-life crisis or if this existential angst I feel holds the key to some next-level awakening, or maybe a bit of both.
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Things that I was once definite about feel like sand flowing through my fingertips. All I know is that I don’t know where I’m going and I’m trying to be ok with that. I feel like I’m just starting to fully grasp where I’ve been, and, here in this new space that feels uncharted, with nothing to cling to, no solid sense of surety, maybe this “I” that I once knew and had defined is revealing its true illusory nature as no-thing. While being is eternal, the personal sense of self is temporal. There is no me and mine from the vantage point of timelessness.
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I spent years climbing mountains (figuratively speaking, I’m not great with heights and I’m not an actual rock climber) only to grow tired of the climb itself. Balanced tenuously on a ledge in my mind, straddling the dimensions of space and time, miles above the earth, tuned into the frequency of forming clouds, I gaze down and wonder what it would feel like to really fly, even if only for a moment, in the space between inhale and exhale, in the pause between thoughts, in the total dissolution between heartbeats.
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Don’t worry, I’m not actually jumping anywhere. I’m right here with both feel firmly planted on the ground, dreaming up a unicorn out of thin air, making magic cookies my bare hands from scratch.
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#practiceyogachangeyourworld #onebreathatatime
Photo @ifilmyoga
Practice with me on @omstarsofficial 🙏


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