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As @paramdev_kaur likes to remind us... #yourhealthisyourwealth . - The yoga practitioner learns about health through many different avenues, through the body, the breath... health of the mind, of the heart... a healthy spirit and intuition... - With healthy systems running, one can feel on top of the world with abundance, purpose, and love. 💛 - Join Stephanie Williams @raisethevibeyoga and Samantha Mee @paramdev_kaur this Sunday evening for an opportunity to rebalance all facets of your health. Take time to take care this holiday season. 🎄 - Gentle Yoga & Healing Arts Sunday, Dec 16th. 5:30-7pm. $50. 🕯An evening of... YOGA + THAI MASSAGE + REIKI + GONG MEDITATION - Space is limited to an intimate group. No yoga experience necessary. Sign up through the website or message us to reserve your spot today! . . . #zenmovementstudio #taketimetotakecare #healthiswealth #holidayselfcare #yogabloomfieldhills #michiganyoga #bloomfieldhills #restandrelaxation #namaste
Undoing a whole lot of computer time. Was sooo looking forward to this #stopdropandyoga movement play today before teaching at our lovely @zenmovementstudio. #lovewhatyoudo #yogadaily - Looking for some extra R&R time this holiday season? Join me and friend @paramdev_kaur THIS Sunday evening at #zenmovementstudio for a calm and restorative experience. - ✨ Gentle Yoga + Thai massage + Reiki + Gong Meditation ✨ - Sunday, Dec 16th 5:30-7pm. $50 - Limited space available. Reserve today! Follow the zenmovementstudio.com link in my bio to sign up. . . #yourhealthisyourwealth #moveyourbody #zenmovement #mindfulmovement #movementmedicine #freeingcreativitychallenge #practicepeace #findyourflow #namaste
I cannot believe it’s been 1 year already since we graduated from YTT! : The things I have learned and experienced. The connections I have made and mostly the souls I get to call friends that this industry has brought me. : Thank you again @karaziniyoga and @theacrocaveman for all you have taught me and leading me into the industry with such fabulous guidance.
#practicepeace today, everyday, this week, month, season, year.... Peace is a feeling, an attitude, a choice. - Yoga and meditation are both practice that can help us connect with peace. The self-reflective qualities of yoga and meditation help us find peace already within us, even if on any given day it might be challenging to find. But that’s the practice right there, acknowledging the peace within us, focusing on it, feeling it, breathing with it, and inviting to it grow overtime. - Do you have any practice you take that encourage a sense of peace? Tell us about it! - Remember, new evening class times! - Wednesday classes: 🌿9am ALL LEVELS 🌿10am GENTLE YOGA 🌿4:45pm ALL LEVELS with Stephanie @raisethevibeyoga 🌿6pm MOVEMENT FLOW with Misty @mistmarolfs tonight! . . . #zenmovementstudio #peace #yogapractice #omshanti #yogabloomfieldhills #michiganyoga #michiganyogastudio #namaste #goinpeace
It’s #yogaoclock ! In case you haven’t heard, all of our evening classes will be pushed back by 15 minutes starting this Monday ➡️⏰⬅️ Hopefully this will give you more ease during rush hour drive. 🚘 - See you on the mat! - Monday classes: 9am ALL LEVELS 10am GENTLE YOGA with Stephanie @raisethevibeyoga - ➡️NEW TIME 6pm Movement Flow with Misty @mistmarolfs . . . #zenmovementstudio #michiganyogastudio #newclasstime #schedulechange #yogaclass #yogapractice #yogaasana #mindfulmovement #michiganyoga #namaste
“Learning to be present with yourself and to abide in that which is steady and comfortable does not allow space for self-judgment. When you live this way, you are practicing yoga: you are living fully.” @judithlasater judithlasater quoted from her book, Living Your Yoga. Those of you in our studio book study, how are you liking the read? 📚 • #sundayyoga tomorrow! 10:15am YOGA FOUNDATIONS with Misty @mistmarolfs • 5 classes for $55 Holiday Special going on! Gift card and retail sales, too. 💓 #givethegiftofyoga #shoplocal #supportsmallbusiness . . . #zenmovementstudio #giveandreceive #yogabloomfieldhills #healthyholidays #michiganyoga #findyourflow #liveyouryoga #practicepeace #namaste
Give the gift of yoga this season! Earn $5 towards your next Thai massage or Custom Yoga session for every $30 you spend on gift cards towards others, or on fun studio retail items such as our new #zenmovementstudio studio shirts, high quality herbal products, or specialty handcrafted items. • Remember, our New Member Special makes a GREAT gift! $25 for 5 classes. Mind the Shop Online button on our homepage for a direct link to gift cards! #shoplocal #supportsmallbusiness . . . #michiganyoga #yogagifts #bloomfieldhills #michiganyogastudio #holidayspirit #seasonofgiving #giveandreceive #namaste #yogabloomfieldhills #liveyouryoga #findyourflow #practicepeace #thaimassage #detroityoga #michiganyogateacher #yogalove #healthyliving #healthyholidays
“Living fully in each moment is an act of love and courage.” @judithlasater • Here at the studio we have an environment within which we can practice living fully and in the moment. Through movement, breath, mindfulness, and meditation, we build our own skills and tools to live on purpose, with love and courage. • Our Studio Book Study is in full swing and our online conversations are nourishing and fueling to the soul. Thank you @judithlasater for your book, Living Your Yoga. We are really enjoying the read! • Practice the art of restfulness, rejuvenation, and relaxation THIS Friday. @paramdev_kaur Is hosting a very special Gong Meditation from 7-8pm. Advance registration or RSVP is appreciated! $25 to reserve your spot. Option to add Auricular Acupuncture for $10. . . . #zenmovementstudio #zenmovement #dailymantra #liveyouryoga #presentmoment #love #courage #gongmeditation #yogabloomfieldhills #michiganyoga #findyourflow #practicepeace #namaste
What does this look like to you? : To me I see clean, I see vulnerability. Disclaimer, we have shirts on and the rest of the articles that contribute to a full outfit 😆 but I just love the way that all you see here is us. Our clothes don’t decide the way people see us. It’s seriously so simple and yet shows so much. : You can see the love for ourselves and the beautiful people around us. Presence. Total and complete presence; living in that moment and no other. : This is the vulnerability and love we plan to share at our Equanimity Yoga Workshop on December 16, 2018 (clothes are required 😂). Stripping away all the energy that built walls of protection. Coming clean and heading forward with a clear, balanced and unconditional loving mind for self and everything around self. : The link to purchase tickets is in my bio! Purchase ASAP :) ticket sales close December 15, 2018 at 11pm! : 📸 @elysianthistlephotography only done by the best 🖤
I have a hard time keeping my spirits up in the cold gloomy weather. As I'm sure many do. I want to try to fully embrace this winter's weather. Feeling the cold prickling my skin. Feel the cool rush down my spine. Get energized by each snowfall. Take a free fall into a big pile of snow. Changing my outlook. Enjoy each season we are gifted. #snowga #positivevibes #michiganyogi #puremichigan #motherearth #michiganyoga #michiganyogateacher #yoga #winterwonderland #snowbird #igyoga #igyogi #yogalife #yogaart #yogaartist #yogaposes #yogafit #yogagram #yogaflow #yogateacher #yogisofinstagram #madeinmichigan #michiganmadeyogi #witchessociety #yogawitch #witchesofinstagram #yogafeature #greenwitch #yogawithivy #thenaturegirl
Hold an attitude of gratitude everyday, through all seasons, give thanks, receive thanks. Let it flow. • Studio Book Study begins online tomorrow. We have a great group forming, but you are still most certainly welcome to join in! 21 days of reading or listening to 10 pages or less from @judithlasater ’s “Living Your Yoga”. If wanting to learn more about how to understand your yoga practice off of the mat and in the world, this one is for you! Guided by @sabrinajoatto & @raisethevibeyoga 📚 • ✨ Gong Meditation with optional Auricular Acupuncture ✨ with @paramdev_kaur. Friday, November 30th 7-8pm. Reserve your spot and commit to self care over the holidays! . . . 📷: @rpwphotography_mi #zenmovementstudio #attitudeofgratitude #lotusmudra #givethanks #giveandreceive #yogabloomfieldhills #liveyouryoga #findyourflow #michiganyogastudio #selfstudy #selfcare #practicepeace #namaste
Cozy up with a meaningful read this season! STUDIO BOOK STUDY 📚 kicks off next weekend. Members and non-members near and far are welcome to join! Our first book, “Living Your Yoga” by @judithlasater is a relatable and easy to read reflection on yogic philosophy and how we may all experience yoga in action both on and off the yoga mat. • Guided by @sabrinajoatto & @raisethevibeyoga. Daily online prompts, context, Q&A, and discussion to promote sharing and learning. Via email and/or private Facebook group. • $20 for online participation, or $30 for both online and our meet up on Friday, December 14th. Lite bites, beverages, and discussion to share. 🍷☕️🍇🧀 • Roughly 50 pages a week, available on audio as well. Even if you don’t read the whole book, you’ll still absorb tons of insight just from participating! ✨ • Join us, won’t you? We all learn and grow better together. 📖📚🙏💛 . . . #zenmovementstudio #livingyouryoga #liveyouryoga #yogastudy #learn #alwaysastudent #yogaphilosophy #yogaforyou #cometogether #personalgrowth #yogajourney #offthemat #yogatribe #michiganyoga #yogabloomfieldhills #namaste
Who’s coming out to our Open House on Saturday?? @zenmovementstudio and our friends at @crossfitbloomfield are so excited to open our doors to you! 💪🧘‍♀️🍲💚🤗 Come on out for a morning of fitness, yoga, nutrition talk & samples, fun, and community! This Saturday, 9-11am at CrossFit Bloomfield. ⭐️9am Fitness workout with #cfb coaches ⭐️9:30am Yoga with @raisethevibeyoga ⭐️10am Plant-Based Nutrition Talk with Robert Breakey, MD ⭐️10:30am Q&A/Community/Samples. @detroitsalsaco is even coming by.. how cool is that?? . . . #zenmovementstudio #crossfitbloomfield #openhouse #healthandfitness #community #michiganyoga #activeliving #livewell #plantbasednutrition #crossfityoga
Another beautiful and grateful morning at the studio. 🌿 • Feeling particularly good after a 7am workout next door at @crossfitbloomfield. 🙌 Then cleaned myself up, washed the studio floors, meditated, and now am ready to serve here with today’s yoga classes in our little oasis. • Wednesday classes with Stephanie @raisethevibeyoga 9am ALL LEVELS 10am GENTLE YOGA 4:30pm ALL LEVELS 5:45p MOVEMENT FLOW • Don’t forget! Our Community OPEN HOUSE is this Saturday! 9-11am. Free & Friendly Fitness and Yoga classes with @crossfitbloomfield coaches and @zenmovementstudio owner Stephanie Williams! Followed by a Nutrition Talk with Robert Breakey, MD on plant-based living. 🙌🧘‍♀️🌱 . . . #zenmovementstudio #crossfitbloomfield #morninglight #nofilter #yogastudio #yogabloomfieldhills #michiganfitness #fitandhealthy #michiganyogastudio #openhouse #cfb #bloomfieldhills #funfitness #activelife #moveyourbody #empowerment #community #plantbasedlife #namaste #liveyouryoga
In a meadow she grows. Chasing the unknown. Letting shadows die. So she can rise. Warmth beating on her face. Grounded in this beautiful space. -In a meadow she grows. @the.naturegirl 🕸 If I'm not able to physically connect to her. I will find her inside of me. Feeling nature, recharging in a earth space has always been a need of mine. Sometimes we have to find that place inside, and go there to recharge. #mooneyes #meditation #artist #spiritual #ourmotherearth #fadeintoyou #yoga #natureyogi #yogagirl #yogalife #yogisofinstagram #yogi #igyogi #igyogis #igyoga #yogalove #yogaaddict #michiganyogateacher #michiganyogi #wildwomansisterhood #witchessociety #witchesofinstagram #witchywoman #babywitch #greenwitch #yogawithivy #thenaturegirl 🕸 : : Nature girl crafts available: dm for details. Handcrafted smudge sticks, spell bags, unique artworks. All handmade by me @the.naturegirl 🕸 thank you all for following🌿
Each day we are born again. What we do today is what matters most. -Buddha • Setting time for a yoga practice can provide opportunity to reflect on one’s actions, thoughts, and attitude. What matters to you today? • Tuesday yoga classes: 10am ALL LEVELS 4:30pm ALL LEVELS with Stephanie @raisethevibeyoga 5:45pm MOVEMENT FLOW with @sabrinajoatto . . . #zenmovementstudio #buddhaquotes #onedayatatime #yogapractice #consciousliving #bepresent #selfstudy #svadhyaya #yogabloomfieldhills #michiganyoga #practicepeace
Moving strong and open-hearted into the week! 🙌💕 • After a weekend at @beaumonthealth where you might know that I’m enrolled in an extensive and progressive training program in yoga therapy, I’m ready to be back at the studio with you all! 🤗 • I’ll see you on your mat tomorrow for 9am All Levels & 10am Gentle Yoga... then later 5:45p Movement Flow with @mistmarolfs. . . . Reminders... • 🌿 OPEN HOUSE! Saturday, Nov 17th, 9-11am. With @crossfitbloomfield & @zenmovementstudio. Free fitness and yoga classes! • 🌿 Studio Book Club starts the weekend after Thanksgiving, guided by @sabrinajoatto & @raisethevibeyoga • 🌿 Gong Meditation with optional Auricular Acupuncture on Friday, Nov 30th with @paramdev_kaur. . . . #zenmovementstudio #mondayyoga #yogabloomfieldhills #michiganyoga #onthemat #moveyourbody #livewell #findyourflow #liveyouryoga #openheart #yogaasana #sidelunge #skandasana #breatheinbreatheout #namaste #yogastudio
Welcome to @zenmovementstudio ! A down to earth space for active, healthy, and zen living. 🌿 Est. July 2018 by @raisethevibeyoga. 🌿 We currently offer a variety weekly group yoga classes, Thai massage, custom yoga, and special events...with more in development! 🌿 We are community oriented while aiming to serve individual needs. 🌿 New Member Special 5 classes for $25 (1 month exp.) with optional discounted private welcome session. 🌿 The studio holds a warm and inviting feel, and is located next door to our friends at @crossfitbloomfield ! 🌿 . Join us this weekend for classes! 🌿 Saturday 9:15am MOVEMENT FLOW & 11:15am GENTLE YOGA . 🌿 Sunday 10:15a YOGA FOUNDATIONS . . And you’re invited to join us for an OPEN HOUSE together with #crossfitbloomfield on Saturday, Nov 17th 9-11am. FREE fitness and yoga classes, and a talk about plant-based living for the active lifestyle with Robert Breakey MD. We’re bringing in our favorite vegan food samples to share as well! Be sure to catch @detroitsalsaco there, too! 🌱🙌 . . STUDIO BOOK CLUB! 📚 Stephanie and @sabrinajoatto team up to offer Zen Movement’s first Book Club! Our first book will begin the weekend after Thanksgiving and wrap up mid-December. Guided online with prompts, reflections, and sharing...and optional meetup at the studio to discuss together! More details coming (very) soon. . . Mark your calendar for Friday, Nov 30th 7-8pm for a very special Gong Meditation with our friend @paramdev_kaur. This is a relaxing and restorative event, open for all! Embrace to sound vibration of the gong to heal the body from the inside out. All you have to do is show up and listen! $25 registration with option to add Auricular Acupuncture for $10. ✨ . . Additional events, registration, and more studio information listed on the website. Link in bio! . . We look forward to seeing you soon! #namaste . . . Studio logo & branding by the inspiring @twoifbyseastudios. 🙏🌿 📸 by @emilywilliamsguffey #zenmovementstudio #yogabloomfieldhills #michiganyoga #newyogastudio #liveyouryoga #findyourflow #livewell #wellness #yogaforall #practicepeace #thaimassage #gongmeditation #yogabookclub #mindfulmovement
It’s an energy bomb here at the studio this weekend. ✨🔥 Walking in this Saturday morning for 9:15a and 11:15a classes, and feeling the amazing vibes after last night’s FULL HOUSE turnout for Sound & Movement Flow. 🙌 And I am sooo looking forward to being on the receiving end in here at @mistmarolfs ’ Sunday 10:15am class. 😌 Ahhh.... Feeling the big grateful heart of mine, and thankful for all of you who are making #zenmovementstudio into such an amazing space. 🙏 #namaste -Stephanie #zenmovement #yogabloomfieldhills #michiganyogastudio #yogaforpeace #community #sangha
Sitting and Oming. A few minutes by myself amidst an active Friday leading up to co-leading a beautiful evening with good friend @truggles180 for Sound & Movement Flow at my new space @zenmovementstudio. • All week in preparation for the event, I’ve been oming on the regular. Mostly in my car, or while doing random tasks at home... in an effort to clear and connect with inner resonance and sound current. • Collectively we called in an Om circle for the first time in the studio, to both feel our own resonance and vibration, as well as to honor the live sound of the gong that would carry us through the rest of the practice. With the amazing full house turn out, we were able to note not only the inward qualities of a yoga practice, but the outer practices of community and peace as well. • Oming can be scary or I can relate to feeling self conscious about it at first. In my practice it is all about the feeling of sound, and using a natural human ability to create vocal tone as a tool for managing blockages and creating higher vibe flow. It’s quite an infinite practice! These few minutes here were my moments of #freeingcreativitychallenge . 😌 . . . #om #aum #hOMe #resonance #soundhealing #zenmovementstudio #universalsound #vibration #sound #yogapractice #yogajourney #knowthyself #findyourflow
I #iowa #asanaalphabet (sorry I’m cheating on this one, this obviously isn’t Iowa ((they don’t need lighthouses as far as I know)) but it’s freezing, raining, and pitch black the whole time I’m here and... I’m afraid of the dark!)😱🙁 (seriously)
Hey, Wisconsin #asanaalphabet #wisconsin
Enjoying life on the road 🙃
Whatcha doing this weekend? Wanna meet for some yoga? 🤗 • Weekend classes, remember Sundays are NEW! • Saturdays: 9:15am MOVEMENT FLOW 11:15am GENTLE YOGA with Stephanie @raisethevibeyoga • Sundays: 10:15a YOGA FOUNDATIONS with Misty @mistmarolfs . . . New Member Special: 5 classes for $25 (1 month expiration) . . . #zenmovementstudio #yoga #breatheinbreatheout #findyourflow #practiceyoga #itstheweekend #takecareofyourself #michiganyogastudio #yogabloomfieldhills #yogastudio #yogaroom #yogacommunity #yogaclass #yogaforyou #healthylifestyle #zenliving
Moving for the sake of movement. No agenda. No sequence. Not about rights or wrongs. Just play. . . . #move #takeupspace #impromptu #presentmoment #movementplay #doyourthing #soulbreathing #justmove #zenmovment #zenmovementstudio #trustyourself #present #breathe #flowstate
❤️❤️❤️above all, be kind to others
Meet the fabulous @sabrinajoatto as she leads her first class tonight at @zenmovementstudio ! . Tuesdays 5:45p MOVEMENT FLOW with Sabrina . Here’s why we’re lucky to have Sabrina around... . 1️⃣ She is friendly, down to earth, and easy to talk to. She will welcome you into our yoga space with her warm smile and laugh! . 2️⃣ She has been teaching yoga for several years. Prior to her first yoga teacher training with our friends at @_karmayoga_ , Sabrina received her BA in Psychology from Oakland University. She has also continued with further yoga education with various workshops on the therapy applications of yoga, as well as a second yoga teacher training in #anusara in Hawaii. (Yes, #hawaii !) . 3️⃣ She just published a book! Transcending Anxiety and the accompanying daily journal just released this month. It is a “down to earth guide for transforming stress and worry through body, mind, and spirit.” Can anyone relate?? 👋 There will be copies available at the studio soon! #ditchstress . 4️⃣ Sabrina’s skillset is vast, and she seeks to share the benefits of yoga in relatable ways that make sense to YOU! . Come meet Sabrina! The more you get to know her, the more you’ll love her! . Thank you Sabrina for being part of the growth and community here at Zen Movement! . . . #zenmovementstudio #growcommunity #yogateacher #movementflow #upliftothers #yogalove #yogastudio #yogabloomfieldhills #michiganyoga #yogacommunity #yogaforanxiety #transcendinganxiety #yogaeverydamnday
Be sure to come by soon to meet & practice with the newest and most special additions to our growing #community ! @mistmarolfs & @sabrinajoatto are fabulous people and teachers that we are lucky to have around. 💛✨ . Don’t forget our New Member Special: 5 classes $25! 🤗 . Mondays 5:45p MOVEMENT FLOW with @mistmarolfs . Tuesdays 5:45p MOVEMENT FLOW with @sabrinajoatto . Sundays 10:15a YOGA FOUNDATIONS with @mistmarolfs . . . #zenmovementstudio #growcommunity #yogaforyou #findyourflow #liveyouryoga #sangha #yogacommunity #yogajourney #newyogastudio #yogabloomfieldhills #michiganyoga #michiganyogateacher #namaste
NEW class starts today! Mondays 5:45pm MOVEMENT FLOW with @mistmarolfs. . We’re so excited to welcome Misty for her first class tonight at @zenmovementstudio ! She has been teaching and active in yoga communities near and far Over the past several years, and she has lots of greatness to offer you! Who’s coming out for practice to enjoy her lovely presence and guidance tonight? 🍃☀️ . Here are a few reasons why you’ll love Misty... . 1️⃣ She is so friendly and down to earth! She appreciates learning from others and will enjoy getting to know you and your yoga goals. . 2️⃣ She rocks all things paddleboard and even teaches small group paddleboard sessions both in lakes and now in local pools! . 3️⃣ Ask her about her body care and handmade products! She has her all natural Pumpkin Spice lip balm available for easy purchase at the studio. . 4️⃣ She has a strong yoga practice that keeps getting stronger! Studio owner @raisethevibeyoga first met Misty about four years ago at a neighborhood studio soon before Misty took her yoga teacher training. Since then, Misty’s yoga practice has grown and evolved in so many ways, and it has been beautiful to see! . There are many more qualities of Misty that we hope inspire you to keep coming back to your yoga practice. We are lucky she’s around, and we hope you feel the same way, too. ✨ . You can also join Misty on Sundays for 10:15am YOGA FOUNDATIONS classes! . . . #zenmovementstudio #newyogaclass #movementflow #findyourflow #growingcommunity #sangha #lunamoonsup #michiganyogateacher #yogateacher #liveyouryoga #upliftothers #inspirepeople #michiganyoga #yogabloomfieldhills
So sleepy 😴 yet this image covers all the things! Especially smiling! . I always encourage my students to smile during their practice. The world is so serious, yoga should be fun! So many sage gurus act like laughing and carefree children. . What would happen if we all smiled inside more? Sure there are physiological benefits as well (yes for nervous system hacks!). . But remember - smiling is free. It’s a way we can connect with each other as individuals and within our own selves. . Next full moon is coming, can you feel it! Visit website to join list for details on our next free live moon meditation! . . . Pic from pinterest @thecrampedcreative #beautifulsoulnicole #yogamindfulness #yogaathome #michiganyoga #highvibetribe #kirtan #homeyogapractice #yogatribe #raiseyourvibration #bhaktiyoga #homeyoga #michiganyogacommunity #homeyogastudio #homeyogaspace #bhakti #yogisofig #mantramonday #michiganyogateacher #yogaislife #mantrameditation #michiganyogababes #yogaisunion #yogablog #instayogis #practicepracticepractice #yogaforbeginners #homeyogazone #dailypractice #highvibes #yogaplaytime
Happy season change!! The fluffy snow, the holidays, the warm meals and slower, easier times..🍵❄️❤️ However, reality is, that along with the joys of winter comes the winter blues. Seasonal depression comes in many forms and is no joke, for many who don’t even know it. Our body’s have seasons too! It’s common to have a range of emotions, increased cravings, and decreased energy with the disappearance of sunlight and increase in cold temperatures ☀️ leaving us unbalanced and feeling down. Restorative yoga is a great way to stay connected and recharge during the winter months. If you’ve never heard of seasonal depression, there are many great recourses online! From yogajournal.com: . “This cyclic form of depression, known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is thought to be triggered by a lack of sunlight during the winter. SAD is often treated with light therapy, which gave Engler, now a restorative yoga teacher, little relief. "I just figured that winter blues was something I'd have to live with," she recalls. But during teacher training with clinical psychologist and Integrative Yoga therapist Bo Forbes, Engler developed a practice to combat her winter depression. It included pranayama (breathwork) and meditation in front of her light box; vinyasa yoga; and at least 20 minutes a day of restorative yoga, which she describes as the single most powerful part of the practice”
Let’s talk strength💪🏼 When I used to go to the gym, I would hear that working out your back was the most important thing to do, but I hatttted it! With my limited gym knowledge, the back workout options were just not my cup of tea and it wasn’t happening for me. All these headstands, handstands and flows and I’m finally really seeing/ feeling the benefits of a strong back!💪🏼❤️. A strong back supports us in every move we make = improving quality of life. We have one body and one spine get on your a** on your yoga mat and support them!
Left side: luck! Right side: progress! The video on the left was the first time, and the longest time, I’ve ever held a handstand. I got lucky finding my balance kicking up and was somehow able to remain balanced there for a while, though I think even the wind could have blown me over. Regardless, I was actually able to stand upside down on my hands for a while and it was verrrry exciting. . I convinced myself I “could do a handstand” and have spent almost every day since trying to prove it to be true... . Recently, FINALLY, it is starting to be! I can now “step up” into my handstand with control and consistency, and correct my body instead of letting it fall down. The main difference I see here is probably the straitness/ strength in my back. . Yoga surprises, challenges, and motivates the heck out of us each and every day💪🏼🧘🏼‍♀️ #yogastrong
You’ve been asking for a Sunday class, and now you have it! 🙌🙌 . 10:15a Yoga Foundations starts THIS Sunday with Stephanie @raisethevibeyoga. After that, @zenmovementstudio is sooooo pleased, fortunate, and grateful to welcome Misty Marcum @mistmarolfs as YOUR Sunday yoga teacher. Guaranteed that you will love her! 💕 . More about Misty coming soon... Import details for now are that she will be teaching 2 weekly classes: . 🌿Sundays 10:15a Yoga Foundations & 🌿Mondays 5:45p Movement Flow . Now what is a Yoga Foundations class, you say? . Join in and find out how to build and maintain a solid foundation for your yoga practice! This is a well rounded class that features... •Fundamental and foundational yoga movements, poses, and alignment. •Movements of the spine •Mobility in major joints •Traditional yoga poses, techniques for both strength and flexibility and lastly... •A good dose of relaxation! . Great for the beginner, as well as the experienced student looking to keep a well balanced practice. Drop-ins and new members welcome! . We look forward to seeing you soon! . . . #zenmovementstudio #yogafoundations #selfcaresunday #sundayyoga #newyogastudio #yogabloomfieldhills #sangha #yogacommunity #michiganyoga #michiganyogastudio #michiganyogateacher #yogaclass
Ego. . I had two different students come up to me after class this week explaining their reasoning for not pushing through a flow, or being in a certain pose. It’s interesting how one would think they need to explain themselves for making a decision what to do (or not to do) with their body... but it also makes total sense. We’ve learned how society likes to make assumptions and judge us, and this worries ego. . We tend to believe that if we CAN do something, then we MUST. We must do it to prove that we can, right? But, prove to whom? . And what if we can’t... isn’t that ok? . I know personally that holding back is often the most challenging task, especially on our mats. Advanced yoga, however, is not a pose, but a communication with our body where we LISTEN to what it has to say. . As a teacher, I have a huge amount of appreciation for students that have the knowledge, as well as the strength to “sit it out” or modify when needed. Whether you are injured, sore, fatigued, ill, tired, or just don’t damn well feel like it; sit it out when you want to, and know that no matter what your “performance” is, if others find judgement in your ability or decision, then that is THEIR problem to sort out. . If YOU are finding personal judgment in your ability or decision, then it is YOUR problem to sort. Just because you are not egotistical, does not mean that you don’t live with the pitfalls of your own ego.
@zenmovementstudio is proud to feature its first retail item! Thank you @mistmarolfs for dropping of the sweetest of sweet and yummiest of yummy #pumpkinspice vegan lip balms! Products like yours don’t get much better than cruelty free, natural, and local. . 🤗🍂🐾🌿✨ . Come ask Misty how she makes her @lunamoonsup lip balm at one of her first classes at the studio! . >>Mondays 5:45p Movement Flow starts Oct 22. >>Sundays 10:15a Yoga Foundations starts this week with @raisethevibeyoga , then Misty takes over Oct 28th! . . . #zenmovementstudio #lunamoonsup #yogaboutique #veganlipbalm #growingcommunity #sangha #yogacommunity #michiganyoga #newyogastudio #sweetbeginnings #mindfulliving #naturalbodycare #yogaandwellness
Saturday night after party🎉 Working out upside down is fun. This is my favorite practice to do to link breath with movement. I imagine my legs are resting on my belly, and I can move them only with my breath! It’s lots of fun👌🏼🧘🏼‍♀️
Ego. “I-ness”. I could hardly fit my standing splits in the doorway when I bought my house in January😊 Yet, ego, per usual didn’t notice the progress and was still harsh on me today. During practice my ego got frustrated, was a bully, and even set ultimatums for me. Looking back I wonder why, knowing that’s so unfair. I have been sick, I have been working hard, I have been busy, and I don’t have to be better and stronger every single day. . My intention lately has been to recognize ego showing up at different places and in different ways throughout my life, and it’s pretty scary just how often I am finding it to be honest. Whether in me or in others, in many different forms, in very subtle ways.. “ah-ha, there it is again” I seem to keep thinking🤔. . Yoga philosophy says that ego is the root of suffering. Avidya. So I’d really kind of like for it to stay away... I am finding the more I look for it, the more I find it. The more I find it, the more I analyze it. The more I analyze it, the more I understand it. The more I understand it, the more I am able to work on it. (You guessed it) The more I am able to work on ego, the more I am able to actually let go of ego. . The goal is not to be perfect, ego will always be a part of me, (and everyone in one form or another) but recognizing its subtle presence before making rash mental/physical actions or reactions seems to be playing out beneficially in my life right now. . Give it a go with me??🤨👍🏻
Although it has been a while since I’ve committed to a daily handstand or press handstand practice, every once in a while I still try a few to see where I’m at. . Here we had just done a deadlift set for this morning’s workout at @crossfitbloomfield , which actually pairs well with press handstands to fire up on low back and glute engagement necessary for driving the hips over shoulders and lift legs into the handstand. The shoulder and arm stability required in deadlifts was also a great warm up for handstands. . Watching this back I’d like to work on breathing steadily and utilizing the breath more wisely for energy exertion. I can improve the alignment of the low back and pelvis into more extension and length while in the stand, and perhaps over time lower my head between the arms. . Learning the pike press is my next goal! It still feels totally boggling to me at the moment. Tips are alllllways welcome. 😉😉 . . . #practicemakesprogress #practiceandalliscoming #presshandstand #handstand #getupsidedown #skillwork #workinprogress #moveyourbody #gritandgrace #movementplay #cfb #crossfitbloomfield
A regular yoga and meditation practice helps in building awareness, appreciation, and preparation of changing seasons. 🍃🍂 . Here at @zenmovementstudio , we bring mindfulness to both our inner and outer environments. Accepting the turn of the seasons through fall and into winter allows for a healthy preparation of body and mind as we head into cooler and darker days. . Let’s take in the light shining today. Let’s take notice of the changing air, and leaves. Let’s make little daily changes in lifestyle to smoothly transition. Let’s be thankful for the resources we have that provide warmth, protection, and nourishment. Let’s live for one day at a time. #practicepeace . Lots of opportunity to practice with us at the studio. To more classes today (Tuesdays 4:30p All Levels and 5:45p Movement Flow with @raisethevibeyoga ). Lots more classes this week. . REMINDER: Saturday classes are bumped to Sunday this weekend only! No classes this Saturday the 13th. Instead join in for 9:15a Movement Flow and 11:15a Gentle Yoga on Sunday, Oct 14th. . GENTLE YOGA & HEALING ARTS this Friday, Oct 12th. 7-8:30p. Yoga + Thai Massage + Reiki + Gong with @paramdev_kaur & @raisethevibeyoga Limited space available. DM to sign up! Or click on calendar link in bio. . . . 📷: @rpwphotography_mi #zenmovementstudio #zenmovement #changingseasons #yoga #yogabloomfieldhills #bloomfieldhills #michiganyoga #stephaniewilliams #yogaeveryday #yogaforhealth #findyourflow #liveyouryoga #yogalifestyle
Checking in with some of my beliefs today. Beliefs can be powerful forces that affect our health, happiness and capacity to heal. Whether personal, political, cultural; our beliefs influence our every action. They modify our behavior and stimulate change. Whenever possible, I invite you to question your own beliefs. Ask yourself where it has come from, what it means for you now, and if any other possibility could exist? Come to your mat, check in, see what you find🤨🧘🏼‍♀️
You can literally do yoga anywhere! ✈️ I met these guys while on my flight back from my Florida a few weeks ago. They were there for softball. I was there for blogging. . When it came up that I write about and teach yoga many conversations ensued about integrating yoga to reduce stiffness and stress at work and in sports. . Like I do, I started teaching some pranayama. When one teammate saw the other doing it, he copied him mockingly, but the visual was so amazing I had to ask them all to do it 🤣. . The point of this picture is (other than making me smile so hard!) however you can start the conversation about yoga or mindfulness or meditation, be brave and do it! . It’s scary to put yourself out there with a bunch of strangers who seem so athletic - how could I offer anything to them? But EVERYONE wants to live more stress-free and reduce tension now, so they can enjoy each upcoming year or decade of their lives. . Today (or this weekend) I challenge you to share yoga (or whatever helpful technique you know) with a stranger! . Tell me your story in the comments below! The world needs you! ✨👇✨ . . . #beautifulsoulnicole #yogachallenges #yogachallenge #meditationchallenge #mindfulnesschallenge #onewiththesun #yogadudes #innerpeace #yogaonplanes #yogawithstrangers #michiganyoga #michiganyogababes #michiganyogacommunity #michiganyogateacher #bemoore #tafn #michigansoftball #shareyoga #yogaeverywhere #homeyoga #homeyogazone #highvibetribe #yogaeverydaytribe #yogaevery #yogaforall #yogaathome #yoga4growth #beautifulsouls #alliscoming #yogaisforeveryone
One of many similar papers I have floating around my house, just a quick ten minute start to every day that is changing and empowering my life. Give it a go eh? Try getting familiar with a short and simple flow that you love and then try making a promise to yourself to practice it every day for a month! Just TEN MINUTES. You’ll see so much improvement and find new inspiration, I can promise you that. Want a customized “10 minute flow“ paper of your own!? Based on your own personal areas of pain or weaknesses?? Message me! For only $25 I will customize and physically mail you a flow on paper along with step-by-step instructions and a short video explaining the flow, alignment, and some inspiration!🎉🧘🏼‍♀️ Ps. If anyone is trying this one, I actually recommend switching the bottom two lines (inversion then twist!) Happy practice 🧘🏼‍♀️🙏🏼
😉 How BIG is your yoga mat? 😉 ✨ I found this ‘lil beauty from @gaiam when I was traveling and my intention of practicing yoga on bare ground was not panning out... 🤣 ✨ I have a super tiny carry-on suitcase and this mat folds down so small and thin I never have an excuse not to bring it with me! ✨ You can find the link to this cutie in my yoga mat blog post on www.beautifulsoulnicole.com (or insta profile bio link). This is not a sponsored post - I just love this ultimate travel mat! ✨ There are so many great mats out there. What is your favorite and how do you use it? ✨ . . . #travelyoga #travelyogalove #yogamat #yogamats #yogablog #yogatribe #yogabloggers #yogabloggers #beautifulsoulnicole #yogisofinsta #gaiam #gaiamyoga #yogaonplanes #yogaeverydaytribe #mandalart #mandalaartwork #yogaathome #homeyoga #homeyogapractice #homeyogastudio #homeyogazone #homeyogaspace #michiganyoga #michiganyogababes #michiganyogacommunity #michiganyogateacher #yogaeverydamnwhere @gaiameurope
News and announcements for the coming weeks at @zenmovementstudio are detailed below. 3 upcoming special events, one-time schedule change, and new weekly classes! . 1. Special Events: “Gentle Yoga & Healing Arts” Friday, Oct 12th 7-8:30pm with @raisethevibeyoga and @paramdev_kaur. Yoga + Thai massage + Reiki + Gong meditation. . “Sound + Movement Flow” Friday, Nov 2nd. 7-8:30pm. With @raisethevibeyoga & @truggles180. All levels guide yoga, all to the live sound waves of the gong. . Saturday, Nov 17th. Fun community Open House at @zenmovementstudio & @crossfitbloomfield. Details coming soon! . . 2. Yoga classes are moved from Saturday, Oct 13th to Sunday, Oct 14th due to the vibrant and well-attended Festivus Games competition held at @crossfitbloomfield on the Saturday. Please excuse the inconvenience. . . 3. NEW CLASSES have started with @raisethevibeyoga. Tuesdays 8am Movement Flow, and Wednesday’s 4:30p All Levels. Additional classes with yoga enthusiast friends, @mistmarolfs & @sabrinajoatto , coming later in the month on Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays! . . P.S. be sure to sign up for the studio newsletter to stay informed! Hope to see you around soon. 💛✌️😊 . . . . . #zenmovementstudio #findyourflow #michiganyoga #moveyourbody #yogabloomfieldhills #michiganyogaevents #michiganyogateacher #liveyouryoga #yogastudio #michiganyogastudio #practicepeace #livewell #healthandwellness #yogaclass
Simple recipe to health and happiness don’t ya think! ❤️
This was earlier this summer and the first time I ever pressed from headstand to forearm stand and it so happened to be on video! It looks chill, but this was one of the most exciting moments of my life 😁😁 The last time I had tried to press up, I wasn’t even close, then one day it just happened!?!🤷🏼‍♀️🎉 What have you been working on, and when’s the last time you really went for it!?💪🏼🙌🏼 #mondaymotivation #yogagoals
2 NEW classes with @raisethevibeyoga join the weekend schedule this week! 🌿 Tuesdays 8am Movement Flow 🌿 Wednesdays 4:30pm All Levels • Other new fab classes are coming soon! . . . #zenmovementstudio #yogadaily #yogapractice #onyourmat #moveyourbody #breathemovemeditate #yogaforyou #yogaclass #yogabloomfieldhills #michiganyoga #michiganyogateacher #yogaflow #findyourflow
Have you been to our NEW #Buti class taught by Kayla @yoga.breathe ?? Come shake with us and wind down with my #Yin class afterwards! Wednesdays 6-7om Buti, 7:15-8:15pm Yin #chelseamichigan #chelseayoga #michiganyogacommunity #michiganyogalove #michiganyoga #michiganyogateacher #shakeshakeshake #yogalove #yogalife #yogateacher #yogainstructor #ibendsoidontbreak
This is a GREAT way to work on #Handstand I used to just kick my feet up the wall facing the over direction but it's really easy to curve the spine that way and were focused on straight backs! Also amazing for arm strength walking up and down. This is my first full attempt a wall stand since surgery and I'm not gonna lie, I thought I was going to bomb it and fall and hurt myself haha. The most important thing here is to stop a little after you reach your edge! We never want to strain! This is slowly becoming a part of my everyday yoga routine until my arms strength is back to where it used to be. #Monroe #Yoga #michiganyogacommunity #michiganyogalove #michiganyoga #michigan #michiganyogateacher #yogateacher #yogainstructor #ArmBalance #wallstand #yogaprops #ibendsoidontbreak #YogaIsSlowlyReplacingMyBlood
Headstands✅ Forearm stands✅ Handstands..?? 🤔😏
again, I thought I was %100 parallel here... No shame in getting your camera out, in fact, it’s one of the first things I’d recommend! I see body unawares as a teacher ALL the time. Be aware of being unaware 😁 A few photos or videos can help you get a better understanding of your alignment, much better body awareness, be inspired by YOURSELF, be motivated to do better, have great before and afters, remember a good flow, share with friends, the list could go on. Bust out the camera, you’re GOING to want to see where you started❤️📸
Nothing helps you find your balance like a cup of hot coffee sitting on your feet 😅 Thank you @kissmespecialtycoffeeshoppe for hosting yoga this morning🧘🏼‍♀️🎉☕️ it was a great time and we’re hoping to make a series out of this next year, see you then!! ❤️
Yoga, friends and coffee 🧘🏼‍♀️☕️ anyone?? Tomorrow at noon come down to FREE yoga on the deck at @kissmespecialtycoffeeshoppe. Friendly to all ages and stages! Bring a mat, some water, and your body
Was looking forward to this break in the action for some #mindfulmovement amidst a few busy days. Today it was all about self maintenance. As of lately, my yoga game has been exploring other koshas, or bodies of being. Manomaya kosha and vijnanamaya kosha, the bodies of thought and wisdom, have helped me adapt to an wildly creative and positively challenging time. I’ve been applying yogic guidance to the power and cleanliness of thought in order to help the creative energy of the intellect to flow freely. With conscious and clear effort, amazing shifts are happening. • What an aligned way to dive deep into the final preparations and programs for my next retreat with @freeingcreativity. I’m so looking forward to reuniting with co-host @twoifbyseastudios , and to meet guest lecturer @jelizacreative ! We can already smell the magic air, #amiright ?? ✨🌟 For an entire weekend, along with the likeminded group attending, we get to immerse ourselves in yoga, artistic expression, self-exploration, and conscious community. I mean... who’s geeked?? 😍🤓 • If you want to stay updated on future events and experiences with me... all things yoga, wellness, and conscious living... feel free to follow the link in my bio to join my mail list. 💌 . . . #freeingcreativity #freeingcreativityretreat #consciousliving #createandcultivate #yogaandart #manomaya #vijnanamayakosha #yogaphilosophy #panchakosha #yogaretreat #yogaforcreativity #michiganyoga #zenmovementstudio #michiganyogastudio #michiganyogateacher #yogabloomfieldhills #yogaflow #yogapractice #movement #yogavideo #mindfulliving #selfcare #liveyouryoga #trueself #creativity #yoga #exploretocreate #creativeprocess
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Took me a while to dig these videos up from some old devices, but finally did and it feels great to do so! I love before and afters 🎉 It’s funny to think back at how proud I was of myself in November (and rightfully so, that was already great progress) and to know that next year I’ll be looking back thinking the same thing about this years😏. Hate to break it to you skeptics, but yoga 🧘🏼‍♀️ = strength 💪🏼. I distinctly remember the first time I did a forearm stand.... I saw someone do it online, I had just started working on headstands, and thought “oh that looks way cooler😍!“ So I tried to kick up into one with confidence and tumbled straight down onto my face/ backward/ sideways/ into things/ ouch! I looked like this 😳🤕 and thought “Never mind! I’m good with headstands! What’s the point in doing a forearm stand anyway.“ Then as I noticed my body get stronger through working on headstands, I thought maybe I cooouuuld do a forearm stand someday if I just started working at it… Long (and I mean many months long) story short, and here I am🙌🏼 I absolutely love forearm stands!! They’re really not strenuous anymore. They quickly and easily get my blood pumping and heart-rate moving, simultaneously waking and warming my body🧡 All the while calming and stabilizing me through concentrated and extend breaths 💙 I somehow come out of this pose feeling rejuvenated and relaxed at the exact same time. I admit it looks cool (I mean hey, that’s what originally got me started) but trust me, there’s so much more going on in a forearm stand than what you see. It’s WORTH IT! You just have to start. One day at a time. Everyone starts somewhere. Your strength will build, then so will your confidence, then motivation = more strength; more confidence, more motivation= repeat, repeat, and so-on 😁👌🏼 I love to work on inversions, to share my journey / tips and tricks I learned along the way. If you’re interested in being here 👆🏼 or in headstand, or even just downward dog, contact me for a private or come to a class and let’s talk! PS. In vid 1 I have to cock my head wayy back to prevent my face from smooshing into the floor😂. PSS.thanks @abeaber for👌🏼 yoga🎼
Took me a while to dig these videos up from some old devices, but finally did and it feels great to do so! I love before and afters 🎉 It’s funny to think back at how proud I was of myself in November (and rightfully so, that was already great progress) and to know that next year I’ll be looking back thinking the same thing about this years😏. Hate to break it to you skeptics, but yoga 🧘🏼‍♀️ = strength 💪🏼. I distinctly remember the first time I did a forearm stand.... I saw someone do it online, I had just started working on headstands, and thought “oh that looks way cooler😍!“ So I tried to kick up into one with confidence and tumbled straight down onto my face/ backward/ sideways/ into things/ ouch! I looked like this 😳🤕 and thought “Never mind! I’m good with headstands! What’s the point in doing a forearm stand anyway.“ Then as I noticed my body get stronger through working on headstands, I thought maybe I cooouuuld do a forearm stand someday if I just started working at it… Long (and I mean many months long) story short, and here I am🙌🏼 I absolutely love forearm stands!! They’re really not strenuous anymore. They quickly and easily get my blood pumping and heart-rate moving, simultaneously waking and warming my body🧡 All the while calming and stabilizing me through concentrated and extend breaths 💙 I somehow come out of this pose feeling rejuvenated and relaxed at the exact same time. I admit it looks cool (I mean hey, that’s what originally got me started) but trust me, there’s so much more going on in a forearm stand than what you see. It’s WORTH IT! You just have to start. One day at a time. Everyone starts somewhere. Your strength will build, then so will your confidence, then motivation = more strength; more confidence, more motivation= repeat, repeat, and so-on 😁👌🏼 I love to work on inversions, to share my journey / tips and tricks I learned along the way. If you’re interested in being here 👆🏼 or in headstand, or even just downward dog, contact me for a private or come to a class and let’s talk! PS. In vid 1 I have to cock my head wayy back to prevent my face from smooshing into the floor😂. PSS.thanks @abeaber for👌🏼 yoga🎼
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