Robin Martin@robinmartinyoga

A yogi. An acro yogi. A yoga teacher. A mother of two beautiful girls. Seattle based. Jamaica retreat Oct 19-23 🏖 robinmargomartin@gmail.com

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Robin Martin

Reflecting. ♥️ Getting outside in the city - both the center and the incredible parks we have around here - has started to re-ignite the creative flame. I find such joy in creating art with shapes in the body in inspiring environments. The fall colors were on point yesterday. 🍁🍂🍃 Wearing Alosoft in nectar from the new holiday collection. The collection is my favorite yet and can’t wait to share more of it! Head over to @aloyoga, go to their website and sign up for the newsletter for early access before the launch on the 17th. 😊 Thanks for this photo and another great shoot @thepaulgarrett! 🙏🏻 #yoga #reflect #reflection #flexible #strong #yogaphotography #fall #fallcolors #fitfashion #stretch #balance #breathe #fun #play #getoutside #optoutside #igyoga #asana #namaste


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City stretches. ♥️ I had a blast bending in the streets of my favorite city, Seattle. I love getting out and looking at streets and structures I’ve seen a million times with a different perspective. Continuing to fuel the creative fire by playing in new spaces. ♥️ Wearing black cherry from the @aloyoga fall line and so excited to share some new colors from the holiday line - stay tuned! 📷 by the talented @thepaulgarrett 🙏🏻😊 #yoga #balance #streetyoga #urbanyoga #seattle #pnw #pnwonderland #postalley #fun #play #getoutside #exploretocreate #aloyoga #beagoddess #stretch #flexible #namaste


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“She sees in black and white, thinks in greys but loves in color” - Jm Storm ♥️ Playing with new shapes in all the grey. I’ve been feeling a bit uninspired lately. I’ve had writers block when planning my classes, haven’t felt creative with my practice. Creativity fuels me and inspiration surrounds me - especially here on this app. Big thanks to my sweet friend @actionhiro for inspiring this arm variation and helping to re-ignite my creative fire. What a week it’s been. ♥️ Thanks for this capture @jesannayoga and for being as excited about figuring out my camera as I am! 😘 Wearing dove grey by @aloyoga, one of my favorites. 😊 #yoga #balance #inspired #inspire #play #breathe #grey #shadesofgrey #urban #concrete #gritty #sonyalpha #yogaphotography #creativeprocess #strong #fitness #healthylifestyle #healthyliving #namaste


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Elevating the partner prasarita. ♥️ I did this pose for the first time a few years ago with my acro partner at the time - I was hosting a challenge and the pose was prasarita (straddle forward fold) and I thought it would be fun to incorporate a partner. The end result was a foot to foot in a straddle with crossed arms. I haven’t posted it since then and see it all over these days. Today I revisited it with @joeyarrigo (but not before giving it a try with @charlottesumian 😘). Joey is a pretty epic acrobat and took this pose deeper than I’ve ever taken it. I love how the arms have taken on a different look here. Joey is an absolute blast to create with. We’ve got some pretty cool ideas in the making...💗 Joey and I are both wearing @aloyoga - he is rocking those leggings! #yoga #prasarita #acroyoga #foottofoot #balance #breathe #trust #partnerpose #partneryoga #communication #stretch #flexible #symmetry #acrobat #play #fun #laugh #sonyalpha #asana #namaste #cirquedusoleil #volta


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Hanumanasana 💗 To be able to do a full split wasn’t something that I felt the need or desire to be able to do until I realized that having strong and flexible hamstrings was functional for many things. I began my journey to splits some years back, before sharing my practice here on IG. It was a daily event, working towards the splits. My right side was a lot more open than my left and in time I evened them out. In yoga, hanumanasana is a square hip pose. Front knee up, back knee down. Moving into a full variation of splits can be very intense. A favorite modification of mine is to place a block right at the hamstring attachment (think sit bone and just in front of the sit bone) The block can be placed at any height and provides support without having to contract the muscles to hold the hips up. Blocks under the hands add extra support (usually placed more along the sides of the body, but I didn’t want to block the view of the block under the leg) Breath is essential to softening and lengthening the muscles. The support allows the body to soften on the exhale breath. I’ve also padded my back knee - great for sensitive knees. 💗 Ease in, go slow and enjoy the process! Wearing @aloyoga 📸 by @jesannayoga 😘 #splits #yoga #hanumanasana #splitstutorial #yogatutorial #soften #breathe #support #stretch #flexible #yogateacher #yogastudent #parkinggarage #urban #sonyalpha #practicenotperfection


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Wheel. ♥️ I tried this variation of fingertips and toetips I’ve been seeing floating around IG and realize I need to work on strengthening my fingertips - or stay off of them! I did this last month when the air was still warm here in Seattle. Missing the summer around here. ♥️ #yoga #wheel #urdhvadhanurasana #wheelpose #yogadaily #strong #flexible #symmetry #lakelife #blackandwhite #bnwphotography #bnw #mood #bnwmood #yogaphotography


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Some things are just worth waking up for. 🌅 Finding my balance early as the sun began to creep up behind the mountains. The slightest warm breeze touching my skin. No gazing point - feeling where my body was in space and trusting in myself. Slowing my breath and just being for that moment in time. ♥️ Silhouettes in @aloyoga 📸 by @chintwins (Crissy) - thank you for your words of encouragement and patience 😘🙏🏻 #yoga #sunrise #dance #dancer #aloinpalmsprings #balance #natarajasana #breathe #stillness #meditate #glow #californiadreaming #palmsprings #flexible #splits #asana #namaste #sonyalpha


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Inverted splits. ♥️ This is probably the most intense version of standing splits in my repertoire. I use the wall to lengthen my spine which deepens the forward fold. Lots of exhales to bring my top leg to touch the wall behind me. It’s my favorite variation to photograph because I love the geometry of it. ♥️ Wearing @aloyoga and @toesox - leg warmer season has arrived! Thanks for the photo @jesannayoga 😘 #yoga #stretch #lines #angles #splits #flexible #shorts #legwarmers #dance #practicedaily #healthyliving #yogateacher #yogastudent #asana #art #aloyoga #beagoddess


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Flying high. 💙 Feeling the heat of the Southern California desert sun kiss my skin - closing my eyes to lock in the moment. There was so much creative energy and inspiration in this space, it was palpable. I’m still riding the high from the experience and don’t want to come down. 💙 Wearing @aloyoga with #aloinpalmsprings 📸 by @victoria.arvizu 😘 #yoga #collectiveenergy #high #vibration #flexible #family #bethechange #strong #strongertogether #balance #breathe #sonyalpha #asana #namaste #aloyoga #beagodess


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Progress in the straight-legged wheel. 💙 First of all, I want to point out that I posted the 2013 here on IG around the time I took the photo. I was proud of it - it felt open and good at the time. 😊 Second - when I compare today’s version to that of five years ago, the first thing I notice is my tan. Apparently I got outside a lot more this summer! Then I notice my hair is down which is so rare for me when practicing yoga because it just gets in the way. Then I go right to the physical differences of the poses. The biggest difference being the flexibility or openness of my shoulders - which tend to be a work in progress. My hip flexors and spine have gained flexibility over time as well. Heart openers feel good in my body. I no longer try to muscle my way into them, but rather breathe into them. There is a softness that comes with breath. This isn’t a pose I do every day. For my deepest expression, I need to be nice and warm. I do a number of different movements to prepare my body, from lunges for the hip flexors to shoulder openers to moving my spine in all directions. 💙 I tend to be a bit of a broken record sometimes, but I want to re-emphasize that I didn’t set a goal to achieve a certain depth. It has come in time with a dedicated practice. Yoga isn’t a race, there is no finish line. Enjoy the process. Be kind to yourself along the way. 💙 #yoga #transformationtuesday #progress #progressnotperfection #healthyliving #pacificnorthwest #pnwonderland #stretch #beforeandafter #practicedaily #practicenotperfection #inspiration #change #growth #selflove #strong #pnw #transformation #asana #urdhvadhanurasana #namaste


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Feeling fall. 💙 Been clinging to the last few days of summer weather in the PNW. Time for socks and leg warmers and cozy sweaters. 😊 New fall @toesox have arrived and I’m obsessed. So many details and yummy colors. Thanks so much for taking this photo @thomashubener and for blowing my mind at @cirquedusoleil Volta! What can’t you do?? Wearing @aloyoga and @toesox, of course. 😊 #balance #breathe #toesox #toesoxambassador #toesoxfall18 #yoga #blue #pnw #pacificnorthwest #healthyliving #fitmom #strong #pnwonderland #yogaphotography #asana #namaste


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Sunrise serpent 🌅 One of many moments of connection and creativity from the past four days. The @chintwins and I were playing around on this platform and this happened. ♥️ It’s difficult to articulate what these past few days have meant - I’m not sure my words can do it justice. I want to thank @aloyoga for the most amazing time in Palm Springs. Re-connecting with old friends, making new ones and in many cases, meeting some of my biggest inspirations face to face for the first time. We are all together with the same purpose and that’s to share yoga, share our stories and bring yoga to as many people as possible. I’m so excited for what’s to come. ♥️ #aloinpalmsprings #strongertogether #riseabove #sunrise #dance #snake #serpent #play #breathe #video #igvideo #movement #artist #beagoddess #changetheworld #bethechange #yoga #silhouette


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