Kristen Rose Provenché@kristenpro

Art of Asana || Model & Photographer || Bay Area, CA || 25
capricorn ☼ libra☽ scorpio
unfiltered thoughts 💭
@aloyoga family 🙏🏼
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Kristen Rose Provenché

People: we want influencers to be transparent
Influencer: is transparent about their issues
People: no you’re too privileged to feel that way. Focus on your blessings. You’re weird and overshare all your dirty laundry
Influencer: talks about their blessings
People: you’re bragging
OOF.
Gunna be another long one, buckle up! Like really long, sorry to those uninterested but I had to clarify some more.
I apologize if my last caption offended anyone. I’ll refrain from using the word “most” from now on, regardless of what I’ve been through. If you’re someone who’s been through it/wouldn’t fall under the “most” category, I can completely understand why you would react harshly to seeing an Instagram influencer claim to be dealt a heavy hand when you’re unaware of all that I’m referencing. I too would probably be like “uhhh bitch WHAT?”
As I said I hit a low the other day, everything just kinda hit me all at once and in those times I definitely can have a “why me” mindset which I’ve already given myself a swift kick in the ass for. I don’t like to stay in that mindset for too long.
I apologize for the assumption, but I also ask in return to not assume that I’m not in a place to complain or be upset. Obviously no one likes complaining, but I had to be transparent about my feelings. I was talking about everything I’ve endured in life, not just the recent events that have happened although yes they did incline me to write that. I wouldn’t say I’m dealt a heavier hand in life just over breaking a leg and having to cancel some plans I had really been looking forward to.
I have to acknowledge those feelings in order for me to release them and I’ve been working on shifting my perspective.
I fully understand that it looks dumb to see a privileged white girl who’s signed with Alo to say they’re dealt a heavy hand in life, but free yoga clothing doesn’t make up for trauma. As we all know money can’t buy happiness, aka inner healing cannot be found in external objects. Yes it’s amazing and I am continually grateful! There are many things I am grateful for but feel like I need to keep it to myself in fear of “bragging”. CONTINUED IN COMMENTS👇🏼


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I can safely say that I’m dealt a heavier hand in life than most. But I need to remind myself that that is what separates me from the average. And that is what subsequently makes me stronger than the average.
Positive thinking isnt the avoidance of negative emotions for me. The more we neglect our pain the more it festers inside, desperate to find any outlet to relieve itself. This is why spiritual bypassers really irk me.
Positive thinking is knowing that things will get better, or to somehow find contentment even in the midst of chaos, while still acknowledging the pain that is present.
I won’t lie that as of lately it’s been harder for me to remain positive. I hit a low yesterday and was so close to losing all hope that my life will get better.
It’s been one thing after another for the last 8 months or so. Yes I’m grateful for the realizations I’ve had in this time, but eventually it gets to a point where you just want to live like everyone else.
But then guilt starts to come in because I know life isn’t all bad. I’ve actually achieved massive accomplishments in my life at a very young age which makes me feel as though I’m not allowed to be angry at my life. But I have been lately. And let me tell you, those blessings didn’t come at no price. It came with the price of severe trauma that I experienced at a very young age as well.
This is what makes me skeptical of the law of attraction. Many people will think “you are what you attract” so if you attract shitty circumstances then you must be a shitty person. So really all it does is inflict shame. But this is where we need to take a step back. You didn’t attract it because you’re a shitty person, but rather you attracted the hardships you needed in order to be more in alignment with your souls purpose. And no one learns a thing with an “easy” life.
I’ve always said that 26 was going to be the best year of my life(also my favorite number) so maybe I’m once again going thru the process of blessings being earned. There must be something life changing on the horizon. I truly hope so.


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Hi friends, it’s still me, Kristen Pro😜 the girl who always shoots in the same mountain location, just incase a different backdrop has made you forget who I am completely lol. Which it seems it has for many 😬
I am physically unable to get to my mountain spot since it requires a little hike. Can’t do much with a cast and crutches so I’m gunna have to go for more industrial style photos for now. Which I’m excited for not gunna lie.
Update! The pain is about 90% gone which is absolutely amazing. I’m able to do poses I couldn’t get near only a week ago. My doctors appointment and next X-ray is tomorrow! Thank you all again for the well wishes and support, it truly means a lot!
I’ve lost a ton of flexibility in my legs, but if anything I’ve gotten stronger from crutches which is pretty awesome. Maybe I won’t come out of this as weak as I thought. 😊
Also incase you missed it, guess what launched today?! I’m wearing some of the new pieces from the @aloyoga summer collection that just released! It is stunning as always❤️ Photo by me


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It all came to me last night. I had a moment of clarity I had hoped for in regards to my injury.
This is what I needed to go through in order to step into my purpose. To be a healer.
One of the first thoughts I had immediately after my injury was that I wanted to get energy work done for my fibula. I’ve had a few reiki sessions before in my life for trauma, and to be honest I practiced it as a kid before I ever knew what it was- or had ever heard the term reiki. It was an intuitive knowing within myself.
I didn’t expect to have the epiphany so soon. I knew that there had to be a bigger reason as to why I had to experience something so debilitating.
I started searching online for energy work for broken bones and stumbled on a video a woman had made specifically for that purpose. I sat and meditated virtually with this woman and the answers came within ten minutes of stillness.
Epiphanies this important will literally take my breath away. I gasped, and began to tear up as the realization began to sink in.
I always knew in the back of my head that healing was part of my purpose, but I slept on it for the last couple years. I admittedly ignored the calling. Or would dabble into it half heartedly here and there. I procrastinated as I usually do.
It came to me without a single doubt in my mind that that was my direction from here. It made me quite emotional really. In the best way possible. These epiphanies can only come to me in moments of stillness, once my energetic body is calmed and receptive to new insight. This is why it is so important to step away from all of life’s distractions because it is not a lie that everything we need to know is within us.
I began to practice it on myself and could instantly feel heat traveling to my injury. Some may say it’s placebo, but it is no more or less placebo than pharmaceuticals have also been proven to be. I’m not saying pharmaceuticals serve no purpose, but it has been proven through experimentation that a large percentage (up to 70%) of people receiving placebo drugs healed nearly as much as those who were given real medication. I’m just saying, it’s worth a shot. CONTINUED IN COMMENTS👇🏼


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But make it fashion. Serving crippled looks. .
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Side note holy crap you guys, thank you so so so much for all your responses. Going to get back to you all right meow! Thank you all for the positive thoughts and well wishes. I love you guys so much. 😍🙈😄 PS yes that’s fully grown out hair on my legs. Haven’t been giving one fuck lately. 💁🏼 #singlelife
photo by @jessicapro__
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Safe to say I will never go ice skating again.
Incase you missed my stories, I broke my fibula Saturday night after a bad fall with all my weight on my left foot😭 swipe left to see the fracture. Well it really wasn’t even a bad fall, I wasn’t being reckless or anything, just lost balance (and the ice was incredibly uneven) and before I knew it I hit the ground, couldn’t stand back up and had to be assisted off the rink. Just got my cast on a few hours ago and had to get some fresh air since I’ve been bed locked for four days.
I’ve gone thru a rollercoaster of emotions. Denial, anger, laughing at myself, everything. Right when I was healed from my stomach and ready to live my life, life knocked me on my ass yet again. This definitely is not helping my depression at all whatsoever but now that I’ve sifted thru the anger I’m trying to make the best out of it. I’m not going to be able to walk normally for probably 3 months, and will be on crutches for at least 5 weeks. There’s only so much I can do, and doing even the simplest of tasks is incredibly trying.
Times like this I realize how much I take mobility for granted. This is the first time I’ve had a broken bone in my life aside from a cracked rib when I was a kid.
I will say though, I handled it like a champ. Just a few tears and lots of adrenaline. Immediately after it happened I thought it was only sprained. But I was wrong once I got into the ER.
I am SO THANKFUL for my family who has helped me out so much during this time(thank god my mom is a ER nurse!) and so thankful for all my friends for reaching out and making sure I’m okay. This has really highlighted who is there for me and my heart is so full. 💗💗💗
There’s a lot I want to say, but my head is sorta all over the place and I cannot think straight or focus much when on norcos let’s put it that way.
Special thank you to @jessicapro__ who has been extra helpful, and also shot these photos for me❤️
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Sometimes the things you avoid are the things you need the most.
I’ve never been one to feel restrained to a schedule, but it’s the very thing that keeps my mental health in check. I’m working so much more these days after a few months of not doing much at all, mostly due to being sick for months from my stomach ulcer/gastritis which is now healed! But I feel so much better as a whole now that I have more structure in my life. Just thought I’d share that with you 😊 Now trying to apply this same mindset for all the other things I’ve been avoiding. Feels good man. Feels good.
Outfit by @aloyoga #alosoft has been my go-to lately!
Photo by me


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STOP RIGHT THERE. Check this out!! You guys, this is HUGE! I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of this company that is set out to change the world! Today we are launching Alo Gives, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to bringing yoga and mindfulness to 2 MILLION KIDS! That’s right! The number you see here on my hand is the age when I started yoga, Alo’s goal is to see this number decrease smaller and smaller in the future! 🙌🏼👏🏼
Alo Gives provides FREE weekly 5-minute kid friendly videos on yoga and meditation to do at home or in class, over the span of a 12 week course. We are focusing on grades 3rd-5th, a time when these tools are needed the most! Isn’t this amazing?! We couldn’t be more excited!
I found yoga at 17 years old, and I can only imagine if I had found it sooner. The tools I learned were absolutely necessary for my growth as a strong and healthy individual, in body mind and spirit. I had quite literally no idea what I was doing, but I was instantly hooked after my first class regardless! I cannot imagine my life without yoga, it has shaped me as a whole from the inside out. And for that I am endlessly thankful for this beautiful practice.
How old were you when you first started yoga? We could use your help in spreading the word on this new curriculum and bring yoga to the world!
I am tagging @sandyrosenthal , @jessicapro__ , @skclay86 , @_lovelifebrit , and @yogi_bhagavati and challenging you to take a photo with how old you were when you first started yoga and to share your story as well if you’d like! Let’s change the world!! Check out www.alogives.com to see more on this movement! #ALOGIVES @aloyoga


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Hey you
Yeah you ❤️
Relax your shoulders
Unclench your jaw
Soften the muscles behind your eyes
Take a deep breath into the pit of your stomach like a balloon
Ground yourself by visualizing your energy being drawn into the center of the earth
Many times we don’t realize all that we’re holding onto, until it is released.
Outfit by @aloyoga
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Been trying to focus more on strength lately, I always under estimate how much it compliments flexibility! Back when I had a personal trainer in 2015 I found the more flexible-type asanas to be so much more accessible when I had sufficient strength in my body. Many times it’s not even necessarily that we need to be more flexible, but to be stronger as a whole. I just got home from my second yoga-sculpt class at @corepoweryoga which I hadn’t taken in years, and man is it humbling forsure! Trying to switch things up from my regular vinyasa classes 😊 I’m excited to see this take my asana practice to the next level! Hope you all had a great weekend! Love y’all so much ❤️
Outfit by @aloyoga
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I’m so glad you guys enjoyed seeing the before and after with my last post! I’ve been meaning to do this for a hot minute but kept forgetting 😅
Currently at work for the night so gotta make this quick 😊 I hope everyone has had a good week so far! Who else is READY for daylight savings time coming up?! 🙌🏼👏🏼🌞 I know I am!
Outfit by @aloyoga
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Swipe left to see the difference between edited and unedited 😍
I like to think my post processing skills have come a long way in the last few years. My camera is pretty damn old, I shoot with a canon t3i and try to work with what I’ve got to the best of my ability.
Post processing is literally a meditation for me. I love it so much and can get sooo swept away with it. I had to rush this shoot since it was sprinkling, I really didn’t think the shots would turn out this good but the editing really pulled it through! This is what I live for as an artist tbh. I’ll never get over the endless possibilities that can be achieved through photography. ❤️🙌🏼 (object in second photo is actually my wireless shutter remote falling from my boobs🤣)
High waist shine leggings by @aloyoga (this fabric is actually super shiny you just can’t really tell due to the lighting 😝)
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