There is no greater journey than the journey to feel your pure, beating, loving, grateful heart. . Houston, you have been the pulse behind my heartbeat for the last 3.5 years. Please join me before I spread my wings and FLY @blackswanyogahouston 5:30 or 7pm TOMORROW for my final Houston flows!!!
I have NEVER EVER felt the level of gratitude , the level of TRUE authentic happiness EVERY single day I wake up, the most welcoming commUNITY the loving vibes, and witnessed the transformations I’ve seen in YOU, in me, and this city!!! I can’t believe the day has come for me to say goodbye♀️. Today was emotional and AMAZING. I am SOOOO grateful for all 50 some of you who blessed me with your presence. We created magic together and I CANNOT wait to feel it again tomorrow (real tears just writing this). ALL of your love and support in my classes (as well as the sweet words and energy I feel) from my yogis and my graduated trainees have served as my launch board to catapult me out of my comfort zone. In addition to all of my yogis, I’m so grateful for @blackswanyoga@onnit@jasonhavey for believing in me, for @blackswanyogi and @beast.yoga for Co-creating our visions, to @blackswanyogahouston for ALL of the amazing opportunities and classes, and to Claire and @oliviak for trusting me with YTT. Without all of you, these dreams wouldn’t be possible. And now it’s time for me to spread my wings and fly off to Dallas. I have SO much to be grateful for and I know I’m so lucky and blessed. I want you ALL to feel my love and gratitude on my last day at the space that has allowed me the opportunity to become the person I am today. And to think this is only the beginning just had my imagination going wild. Thank you from the bottomest bottom of all bottoms in my deepest deep of hearts . So. Much. Love. HUGE shout out to @fitfitactive for outfitting me since I moved to Houston, and to @gabbymarsh.co for the photo credit! #icouldgoonandon#somuchlove#cryinglikeababy#emotionsareGOOD#letitflow#detoxtoretox#clubKJoy#loveguns#comegetit#youdoyouboo#blackswanyoga#idrankthekoolaid
Happiest of Birthdays (belated on social media, but not in real life) to the woman who carried me for 9 months (in her belly) and then another 17 months (out of her belly when I was chillin and didn’t wanna walk yet....I must have known feet are overrated and handstands were where it’s at!!!). It’s only appropriate my post is late♀️, as I was late to my due date, late to walk, late to start school, late to have boyfriends, and late to just about anything in life other than teaching my yoga classes!!! I’m just too busy being present and enjoying the moment and lose track of time!! ♀️♀️♀️ Mom——you have blessed me with my greatest gifts and for that I can never repay you. You raised me to have your thoughtfulness, your willingness to help any human, your ability to love openly without judgment, your care and concern (which I viewed as strict when I was a teen), your generosity, your zest for life, your positive attitude you wake up with EVERY day, and your FUN and WILD carefree spontaneity. Every year I realize more and more how the gifts you passed along to me are the most valuable gifts I could ever dream of.
I hope you know how much you’re loved. Not just by Dad and my sisters and I, but by everyone who meets you!
I can’t wait to celebrate YOU when I get to AZ Wednesday!
You said it to my sisters and I for 18 (maybe more) years so now I get to say it back to you. Love you forever, like you for always, as long as I’m living, my baby (MOMMA) you’ll be!!!!
The time has come, my sweet loving yogis . I only have THREE more classes in Houston before my move to Dallas! I want to see ALL of your beautiful faces, hearts and souls Monday and Tuesday!
Tuesday 5:30 7pm
“Trust the wait. Embrace the uncertainty. Enjoy the beauty of becoming. When nothing is certain, anything is possible.” My uncertainty is sky high as I move to a city in 2 weeks where I know about 7 people. I trust my path. I feel my heart beating louder each day. The fear tries to creep up on me daily. I remind myself: fear has two meanings. 1). Forget Everything And Run or 2). Face Everything And Rise. The choice is yours. I choose option . Let’s go!!!! Photo cred @gabbymarsh.co
Outfit by @fitfitactive Use promo code KJOY #fitfit#fitfitactive#focus#keeptheeyeontheprize#stepoutofyourcomfortzone#dallasorbust
The Universe loves grateful people. The more grateful you are, the more you get to be grateful about. It’s that simple. Life really is that simple. We make it enormously complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. . Words can’t express how grateful I am for SO many things right now.
I’m so grateful for my yoga retreat time in Tulum. I’m so grateful for this gorgeous yoga dome room we got to practice in. 🧘🏽♀️ I’m so grateful for finding my passion in sharing yoga.
I’m so grateful for the challenges in my life that make me stronger. I’m so grateful for my yogis who showed me so much love yesterday and today.
I’m so grateful for the precious and simple Mayan family that welcomed us in their “house” aka thatch hut teepee (no kitchen, no walls, no electricity, not a worry in the world besides their babies sleeping in hammocks safely so snakes and animals couldn’t get them). I’m so grateful for my 300 bug bites from Mexico. They teach me to appreciate unitchy and smooth skin. I’m so grateful for my 3.5 years in Houston. Turning my world upside down and stepping outside of my AZ comfort zone has brought me so much light, love, and purpose.
I’m so grateful for @blackswanyoga@blackswanyogadallas@blackswanyogahouston@blackswanyoga@blackswanyogaretreats And @blackswanyogi
I could go on and on but gratitude is such an infectious and addicting vibe to feel. It becomes a way of life. Once you feel it, you want to share it all day everyday. Be grateful not only for the highs and positives but also for the lows and challenges. Without getting uncomfortable, how can we change?
With never-ending love for ALL of you and this city, NAMASTE Don’t forget to come celebrate with Claire and I this Saturday 2pm at Belle Station @bellestationhtx. See you there!! The more the merrier we we celebrate our “see you soon” farewell!!
"Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes, in the middle of nowhere you find yourself!!" . RETREATS are the GREATEST reset button to reenergize and realign your life!!! Come find yourself in the middle of nowhere with @firstname.lastname@example.org and I in COSTA RICA (the Caribbean side) January 6-13!!! We just made it back from Tulum and already flying high on the clouds with excitement for Costa Rica!!! We are almost sold out!! Message me with ANY questions and options for lower rates by rooming with more than one other person! We make DREAMS happen up here on the clouds of "airy fairy" land (as Claire and I like to say) which is where we choose to live our gratefully awesome lives !! #blackswanyogaretreats#bsydallas#blackswanyoga#blackswanyogadallas#costarica#yogaretreats#lifeintheclouds#airyfairy
Often times in life, things get twisted. We take things personally and make mountains out of mole hills for no reason. Just breath. Just smile. Just know that "this too shall pass". When it does, you're a stronger, wiser, more experienced version of yourself. The more we can balance ourselves through breath, meditation, releasing power/control, and accepting the fact that our lives are in God's (or Universe) hands, the lighter and brighter our lives become. Although I was SO looking forward to seeing you all tonight and teaching my Tuesday night classes this evening, some things got "twisted" (like my eagle wrap legs and twisty pants ) & apparently that wasn't in my plan. I'm at peace with this; everything happens for a reason.
That being said, I cannot wait to see you all
TOMORROW 10am @blackswanyogahouston, AND the following two Tuesdays before my final classes on the 21st of November before I more to Dallas #bittersweet.
Tues Nov 14, 5:30 and 7pm
Tues Nov 21, 5:30 and 7pm
tomorrow at 10am
Wednesday November 15th at 10am
Monday November 20th at 11:30am
Can't wait to see you on your mats!!!! HUGE props to the sneak peek photo shoot @gabbymarsh.co did for @fitfitactive, my favorite yoga pants brand featured in this pic . Can't wait to see the photos and thank you @_liftedresearcher for the behind the scenes grab! Love you all
As long as you follow your intuition, there will never be such thing as "going down the wrong road" in life. . Embrace the journey which should be full of unexpected twists and turns. Those are the lessons and the growth spurts which may hurt and challenge you at the time, but in retrospect, they are such a gift from God. Recognize the moments when your gut speaks to you in an uneasy way. Recognize the moments when your gut feels content and at peace. Every action and thought is created out of love or fear. Try to focus on making your actions and thoughts out of love rather than out of fear. Fill your mind and words with positivity and presence rather than out of negativity and past/future. Then sit back, thank your intuition, and watch your world flourish is such a beautiful organic way every single day!! Join me at @blackswanyogahouston at 5:30 or 7pm tomorrow as we explore our intuition, patience and balance our lives. #flowtogrow#intuituonneverlies#trustyourgut#patience#timingiseverything#enjoythejourney#clubkjoy#slowdown#findstillness#detoxtoretox#loveup#riseabove#keepgrowing#keeplearning
#tbt to the most EPIC wedding weekend ever, 2 weekends ago !!! There's no such thing as a long time ago. There's only memories that impacted your life and then memories that didn't. Thank you @darcymcq and @tkflight for impacting my life. I love you both so much and I love you together even more #keepingitkrinsky. @linswhite@jdcreighton1 special shout out for adopting me as your 3rd wheel and turning up Boston and the Cape the way we DO! @therealswizzz and @djreach for making the party JUMP like I've never seen a wedding pop off before . So much love in the building (or tent )
We are all a constant work in progress. Nothing is a finished product and nothing is permanent. As I was hurrying to an appointment today, I saw this structure and had to stop. Take a moment to appreciate little gifts of thought that fall into your daily life. Listen to your intuition and allow your feelings to speak to you. This unfinished construction project reminded me to find the beauty in the construction of our highest versions of ourselves. I'm not speaking of the physical construction like the shell of this building you see behind me. The emotional, spiritual, and soul enriching construction is what I'm referring to, allowing life lessons to build us into the amazing beings we evolve into, day in and day out. Come join me tomorrow night at 5:30 or 7pm at @blackswanyogahouston as we appreciate whatever stage of construction you may be in today . I typically wouldn't have posted the video (swipe ) because I was wavering like the wind you can hear in the clip. I could have let ego take over and say it was an awful handstand attempt. I had massive cramping in my feet (needed my banana for potassium) as you can see. I was flipping and flopping. I felt bloated and gross. Yet that's part of the construction. Lay down the foundation. Make mistakes. Embrace your glitches. Because they are what make you #perfectlyimperfect. Can't wait to sweat with you all tomorrow and HUGE thanks to all 40+ of you who joined me in my ENERGIZED 11:30 party on our mats today!!!!! . THANK YOU @fitfitactive for my gear!!!
"The distance between dreams and reality is called action." On behalf of @email@example.com and I, we are humbly grateful to be a part of @youniversoulfest. It was all a dream that @karmahouston created in his mind many moons ago. Due to actions, his dream is becoming reality. Come out tomorrow, Saturday October 14th, from 8am-8pm for yoga, music, art, and more! Catch the 3 of us for an arm balance and inversions workshop from 5-6pm!! For ticket sales, go to www.youniversoulfest.com. For a promo price of $33, (regular price $55), enter promo code BlackSwan17!!! #youniversoulfest2017#blackswanyoga#blackswanyogahouston
The WolfPack (aka @firstname.lastname@example.org and I) have been diligently working on several projects to be able to bring all of YOU more amazingness on behalf of @blackswanyoga!!! The first project to drop is this AMAZING #yogaretreat!! It's the 1st to be done in #blackswanyoga history!!!! Who's in?!!!! Hold on....lemme think about it.....Costa Rica + YOGA rrrrryday + beautiful beaches + jungles + Mother Nature + river rafting + snorkel trips and MORE + a GREAT gift to ask for the upcoming holidays !!!! Come play with us! Follow us @blackswanyogaretreats!
Check the link in my bio or go to www.blackswanyoga.com/retreats and link on RETREATS to sign up or for more info!! Stay tuned for the rest of our exciting projects we are planning for the best yogis in this world!!!!
FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY!!!! Tickets valued at $110!!!! All you have to do is show up at my 7pm flow class @blackswanyogahouston TOMORROW Thursday October 12th! This pair of tickets is for the ALL day music-yoga-art-bliss @youniversoulfest happening on Saturday October 14th from 8am-8pm!! Come to my class tomorrow, tag me that you're there on IG or FB, and at the end of class, I'll raffle off a pair of tickets!!! The festival has some of the most amazing yogis, musicians and artists leading hour long workshops! To name a few.... @zoggio leading a flow at 9am, @email@example.com and I leading a workshop and flow at 5pm, @k_haleybowen with a super cool art inspired workshop, @albinka007@rogerrippy leading a sunset flow, @iam_living_ leading a workshop, @nosieyogi for some acro fun and MANY more!!!! Step 1: show up to my 7pm tomorrow
GIVEAWAY GIVEAWAY I've partnered up with some of my favorite yogis to give one lucky follower the ULTIMATE @youniversoulfest set-up: a Jade Yoga Harmony mat, a Jade Yoga cork block, a 21oz Hydroflask, a free month of yoga at @blackswanyogahouston, a handmade mala by @inspirationswithinus , two new journals , and a ticket to YOUniverSOUL Festival on Saturday, OCT 14th in Houston!! To participate:
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GO TO @k_haleybowen and repeat the steps
REPEAT the same steps on every account until you come back to me (or the account you started with) and comment with #youniversoulfest2017 when you're done If you want a DOUBLE chance at winning, TAG some friends who would like this giveaway in the comments below! GOOD LUCK
This giveaway will run from OCT 3rd to OCT 12th at 11:59 PM CST. The Winner will be selected at random, and announced on OCT 13th here. We will verify that everyone who entered completed each step.
#prayforVegas . The only guns that need to be fired out into the universe are #LOVEguns. With all of this crazy negative energy being circulated in our world, it is MANDATORY for ALL of us positive beings to come together and make the shift as ONE. As my yogis know, we shoot love guns (see my bound hands in this pic) into the world in every class I teach. Keep sending those love arrows. One person at a time, we will make this beautiful world a more peaceful place to celebrate our greatest gift which is life . Outfit by @fitfitactive and photography by @leah_lipson . So glad you're all safe @melatis.universe@ryanpires@kyodominick@antonengel@jeremydenzel