Nicole Woyak@nwoy

Yoga teacher. UCLA and USC alum πŸ’™ boldlyflow@gmail.com 🌺✨

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"Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be." - Joseph Campbell
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With the best Acro partner @andrew7sealy πŸ’« wearing @aloyoga πŸ’— |
πŸ“·: @sfreneenyc

Malibu, California
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β€œSo many people are only willing to touch the surface levels of life. They are afraid to be awaken to the truth. Staying limited to only what they know rather what they are capable of. Becoming trapped in a state of fear and ego. Ignoring their intuitive compass. A spiritual breakthrough is the only way to connect to your higher-self and experience a truly authentic life.” -Melanie Koulouris πŸ’—

Wearing @aloyoga πŸ’—
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πŸ“·: @evanysphotography πŸ’«


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β€œCourage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.”
-Shannon L. Alder
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Wearing @aloyoga πŸ’• |
πŸ“·: @sfreneenyc πŸ’«

Malibu, California
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"Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be." - Joseph Campbell
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Wearing @aloyoga πŸ’• |
πŸ“·: @sfreneenyc πŸ’«

Malibu, California
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β€œWe cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection.

Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them – we can only love others as much as we love ourselves.” -BrenΓ© Brown
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Splits stretches at @YogaWorks πŸ’•

YogaWorks Brentwood
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β€œLet go of what doesn't serve you anymore. Make room for new, exciting, fulfilling opportunities. You are surrounded by abundance.”
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Wearing @aloyoga πŸ’• |
πŸ“·: @sfreneenyc

Malibu, California
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"Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.” -Iyanla Vanzant
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Wearing @aloyoga πŸ’• πŸ“·: @torreywest πŸ’«


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Yogic philosophy describes the mind as four distinct functions that work together like four spokes of a wheel. Our life force (prana) acts as the hub and remains stationary as the spokes rotate around it, propelling us forward on the road of life. ✨ "Manas is the lower mind, through which the mind interacts with the external world and takes in sensory impressions and data. Manas questions and doubts, which can cause great difficulties if this tendency becomes excessive. ✨
Chitta is the memory bank, which stores impressions and experiences, and while it can be very useful, Chittacan also cause difficulties if its functioning is not coordinated with the others. ✨

Ahamkara is the sense of "I-am-ness," the individual Ego, which feels itself to be a distinct, separate entity. It provides identity to our functioning, but Ahamkara also creates our feelings of separation, pain, and alienation as well. ✨
Buddhi is the higher aspect of mind, the door-way to inner wisdom. The word Buddhi itself comes from the root budh, which means one who has awakened. Buddhi has the capacity to decide, judge, and make cognitive discriminations and differentiations. It can determine the wiser of two courses of action, if it functions clearly and if Manas will accept guidance.
Buddhi should be the decision maker: In the factory of life, we want Buddhi to be making the choices for the factory. Otherwise, Manas gets its instructions from the habit patterns stored in Chitta, that are colored by Ahamkara, the Ego. Often, Buddhi is clouded over by all of the coloring and impressions in the Chitta. Thus, a major task of sadhana, spiritual practices, is to un-cloud the clouded Buddhi. Then, with clear choice one can ever improve the choices that lead to the fruits of spiritual practices." - Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati βœ¨πŸ™ |
Wearing @aloyoga πŸ’• |
πŸ“·: @sfreneenyc


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"Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joyβ€”the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light."
-BrenΓ© Brown ✨ πŸ“·: @evanysphotography


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"Initiate giving. Don't wait for someone to ask. See what happens- especially to you. You may find that you gain a greater clarity about yourself and about your relationships, as well as more energy rather than less. You may find that, rather than exhausting yourself or your resources, you will replenish them. Such is the power of mindful, selfless generosity. At the deepest level, there is no giver, no gift... only the universe rearranging itself." -Jon Kabat-Zinn ✨ |
Wearing @aloyoga πŸ’• πŸ“·: @torreywest πŸ’«


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"When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be."
-Patañjali ✨

Wearing @aloyoga πŸ’—
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πŸ“·: @evanysphotography πŸ’«


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"Distance yourself from negative people who try to lower your motivation and decrease your ambition. Create space for positive people to come into your life. Surround yourself with positive people who believe in your dreams, encourage your ideas, support your ambitions, and bring out the best in you."
-Roy Bennett
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Thank you @andrew7sealy for all your positivity and support! πŸ™ If any of you are interested in veganism/ healthy living/ awesome recipes please check out his new ebook and online program #eatthriveyoga! πŸ™ŒπŸŒ± |
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