Nicole Woyak@nwoy

Yoga teacher. UCLA and USC alum ๐Ÿ’™ โžก๏ธ[email protected] ๐ŸŒบโœจ

Allow the fire of transformation to burn away all that doesnโ€™t serve you. ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Has anyone else experienced a Temescal Ceremony?
Basically, youโ€™re in an extremely hot sauna for 2 hours while a shaman burns medicinal herbs and leads you through chants and meditations. I went in having no idea what to expect and came out feeling like I had shed a layer of myself that Iโ€™ve be outgrowing for awhile now. The first part of the ceremony brought everything to the surface. I realized Iโ€™ve been holding on to so much fear- fear of failure, judgement, rejection, not being loved. I could feel the weight of it on my heart and throughout my body like it was physically there. I couldnโ€™t believe Iโ€™ve been carrying this feeling for so long without even realizing it was there.
About 3/4 of the way through ceremony it got so hot I honestly thought my body was going to burst into flames- like that scorching feeling when you accidentally turn the shower faucet too far, except you canโ€™t jump away from it because itโ€™s all around you. Our shaman finally announced that anyone who wanted to leave could do so, but first we needed to bring our heads and hearts to touch the ground and. When my forehead reached the floor, I was surprised to find it actually felt cold. My heart rate instantly slowed down and I began to regain control over my breath. With each exhale I felt the fear energy flow out of my body and into the earth. I felt a profound sense of blissful calm as it left me. I felt what it was like to simply be and exist as the pure essence of myself without being restrained or weighed down. Iโ€™ve never felt so light.
Itโ€™s not that this experience removed the fear and pain energies permanently. I can still feel them creeping in and out, making different parts of my body and mind feel heavy. But it did show me that it is possible to release them and be free. โœจ

It felt so amazing to cool off in the cenote after this. This Acro pose had always been scary to me but Iโ€™m finally trusting my ability to support myself. Thank you @andrew7sealy for reminding me I donโ€™t need to be afraid and @amirimage @bluecosmiceagle @tawnyjanae @oneluckyguy @kachinafemme for experiencing this with me ๐Ÿ™


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"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built." -Rumi โœจ | ๐Ÿ“ท: @andreduqum ๐Ÿ’ซ


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โ€œBetween stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.โ€ -Viktor Frankl
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๐Ÿ“ท: @andreduqum at @anrsignaturecollection | wearing @aloyoga โœจ๐Ÿ’•


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Shine your light โœจ

So excited for Tulum! Who else joining us? ๐Ÿ’— |
One of my first times flying with @andrew7sealy (and doing Acro)๐Ÿ’ซ |
๐Ÿ“ท: @amirimagestudio |
Wearing @aloyoga ๐Ÿ’•


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Recovery is key ๐Ÿ—๏ธ

Salt baths and pokey mats are where itโ€™s at ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ› #ajnamat |
Loving this acupressure mat from @ajnawellbeing ๐Ÿ’— |
๐Ÿ“ท: @andreduqum ๐Ÿ’ซ Epic bathroom: @anrsignaturecollection โœจ๐Ÿ’•


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Never give up on yourself. Youโ€™re stronger than you think- @andrew7sealy๐Ÿ’ซ |
Thank you Andrew and @lizcrosbyyoga for shining so bright โœจ๐ŸŒŸ


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โ€œA quiet mind is able to hear intuition over fear.โ€ ๐Ÿ’ซ |
Photo by the incredible @tomjacobi at 13,000 feet in Chile โœจ


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โ€œThe closer you are to alignment with what you want the calmer it feels.โ€ -Abraham Hicks
๐Ÿ’ซ โœจ |
๐Ÿ“ท: @andreduqum โšก๏ธ Wearing @aloyoga on top of the @fslosangeles ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’—


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"Whatever you believe about yourself on the inside is what you will manifest on the outside." โœจ |
Flying with @andrew7sealy ๐Ÿ’ซ we still have a few spots left for Tulum retreat- message my for details! ๐Ÿ’— ๐Ÿ“ท: @andreduqum | wearing @aloyoga ๐Ÿ’— | incredible view at @maliburockyoaks with @tasteit_wines ๐Ÿท๐Ÿ™


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โ€œPeople like you as much as you like you.โ€ -Abraham Hicks ๐Ÿ’ซ | ๐Ÿ“ท: @fishmakesphotos ๐Ÿ  | wearing @aloyoga ๐Ÿ’—


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โ€œThe entire universe is conspiring to give you everything that you want.โ€ -Abraham Hicks ๐Ÿ’ซ |
Thank you everyone for the best bday ๐Ÿ’—


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"Whatever you believe about yourself on the inside is what you will manifest on the outside." โœจ |
๐Ÿ“ท: @andreduqum โšก๏ธ Wearing @aloyoga on top of the @fslosangeles ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’—


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