sarahgirardyoga

Sarah Girard

Cancer Survivor πŸ‘ | Theater πŸ’• Alignment Flow @equinox Adv Classes & Teacher Trainings @yogaworks Private Sessions by Appt Contributor πŸ‘‡πŸ½ @furthermore

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The time we take. πŸ’• - A quiet morning reflection...✨ - A moment for the breathe...✨ - An opportunity to connect with what is. ✨ - This is how I choose to begin my day. πŸ™πŸ½ - It influences everything I do. πŸ’• - This ritual. ✨ - This choice. ✨ - This beginning. ✨ - πŸ“Έ @truthandlovephotography
Lean in, this is The Good Life.πŸ™ŒπŸ½ - I have a litany of practices and tools that help me be at my most optimal and authentic. ✨ - Primarily, my morning practice consists of laying on the floor, breathing, using @yogatuneup therapy balls to unwind any knots in my body, moving my joints in functional ranges and then taking some time to meditate with a Mantra or Sound. 🎢 - But these ceremonies and rituals are just a portion of what I’d love to share with you after years of exploration and experimentation. 😝 - My dear colleagues and friends @sashayogawellness and @amberrenegregory are combining our shared routines and tools for The Good Life and offering them to you in one weeklong retreat this February in Costa Rica. β˜€οΈ - We only have just a few more spots left so this could be your chance to join us. πŸ™ŒπŸ½ - For more information head to TheGoodLifeRetreat.com πŸ™πŸ½ - πŸ“Έ @dangoodmanphotos
Hey you. It’s me. ✨ - I realized that with the beginning of the year, some of you might be newer to me and I want to introduce myself. πŸ€— - I’m Sarah. πŸ’• - I teach yoga, meditation, and therapeutic movement in NYC. πŸ™ŒπŸ½ - I grew up in Venice Beach, California long before it was cool to say that’s where I was from. 😌 - My passion for singing and dancing has brought me around the world, igniting my belief that no matter where we may call home, we are one. πŸ’• - I have produced runway shows for hair companies for over a decade, crafting light and sound onstage and helping models walk with grace and power. ✨ - As I have practiced aligning my body within yoga postures for almost 20 years, I am still learning that each and every day I am more in line with my life’s purpose, my dharma. πŸ™πŸ½ - Having grown up in and out of the hospital as a young kid with eye cancer, I am passionate about empowering people to find their own pathways to healing; allowing the body to lead, relying on holistic modalities and ancient remedies we might have forgotten as we have grown farther from nature. 🌱 - I tend to share my thoughts and insights here, that I’m still working through. πŸ™ŒπŸ½ - You might see some food. 🍫 - You might hear some music. 🎢 - You might find that deep down, I’m a bit of a nerd. πŸ€“ - But all in all, hopefully you’ll see that it’s just me. And I’m delighted to meet you. πŸ’• - For more of my online presence and offerings you can always check out my website: SarahGirardYoga.com πŸ™πŸ½ - πŸ“Έ @susiemcreative πŸ’ @anna.roxene.jewelry
Keep the channels open. ✨ - My one job here is to be ME...no one else. πŸ’• - The best gift I can give is the truth that lives within me...the truth which comes from love. πŸ™ŒπŸ½ - So I’m gonna do all that I can to keep the pathways of love open; without controlling it, without judging it, without trying to make it be something it’s not. πŸ’• - I will show up, no matter how scary. πŸ™ŒπŸ½ - I will stay open. ✨ - See you in class angels. πŸ™πŸ½ - πŸ“Έ @truthandlovephotography πŸ‘š @theomcollection
I see you. ✨ - Here we go. πŸ™ŒπŸ½ - First full week back. πŸ’• - Now is the time to begin integrating and make our intentions actionable. πŸ™πŸ½ - I’ll see you in class. ✨ - Full in person schedule and online classes available on SarahGirardYoga.com πŸ™πŸ½ - πŸ“Έ @amberanywhere
Alright, let’s try this again...πŸ™ŒπŸ½ - Back in action and I hope to see you in class soon! πŸ™πŸ½ - Sunday ✨ - @equinox Brookfield Place 10:30am Alignment Flow πŸ™πŸ½ - Equinox Brooklyn Heights 12:30pm Vinyasa πŸ™πŸ½ - Equinox Soho 5pm Alignment Flow πŸ™πŸ½ - DM me for a guest pass πŸ™ŒπŸ½ - For full weekly schedule head to SarahGirardYoga.com ✨
Don’t you just love it when an artist can tap right in to the heart of truth and present it to you like you’ve never seen it before? ✨ - Yeah, that’s the good stuff right there. πŸ’• - Been listening to my love, @sarabareilles , today. ✨ - And this one right here is what I’m feeling. πŸ’• - We’ve got a new year now...but how are we making space for all this newness to enter in? ✨ - Purging, releasing, letting go to make space for the New is not easy work. πŸ’• - So it’s ok. We can be gentle with ourselves. ✨ - We don’t have to have it all today. πŸ’• - It’s a practice. ✨ - To check out what else I’m listening to follow my playlist The Jams on @spotify User SCGirard
S O F T E N I N G✨ - In high school theater class I was taught how to find my light on stage. ✨ - In drama school I learned how to hang lights from a grid. ✨ - And as a producer, I have given notes on the lighting design for runway shows. ✨ - I love light. I seek it. I want to lean into it. ✨ - My word for this year is β€œSoftening”. ✨ - And though the full meaning and many ways of practicing softness will unfold through my life in unknown paths in the months to come, I know is this now...✨ - Light illuminates what we’ve been building a wall against, what we’ve been fighting against, what we’ve become hardened against. ✨ - And so I’ll use what I know of light to see where my edges are because I’m ready to begin the slow, melting process of softening. ✨ - πŸ“Έ @penaphotography πŸ’„ @thefacebykase
B R E A T H E ✨ - Yes, this is clearly not a current photo of me as I’ve been on bed rest, trying not to speak for the past four days, but I love this moment that @dangoodmanphotos captured. πŸ™ŒπŸ½ - A moment of exposure. ✨ - A moment of expansion. ✨ - A moment of connection. ✨ - I wish for more moments like these. πŸ™ŒπŸ½ - And I’m not talking the physical backbend, though anything other than being in the fetal position right now would be nice, I’m talking about the moment of life that was captured. πŸ™ŒπŸ½ - This year I wish for more life. ✨ - For more breathe. ✨ - For more moments to expand AND to soften (more on that last one soon). πŸ€—
And just like that...I’m back. πŸ™ŒπŸ½ - Teaching all day today @equinox for you Loves...✨ - 10:30am Brookfield Place - Alignment Flow πŸ™πŸ½ - 12:30pm Brooklyn Heights - Vinyasa πŸ™πŸ½ - 5pm Soho - Alignment Flow πŸ™πŸ½ - See ya there. πŸ’• - πŸ“Έ @penaphotography
Alright 2018...I see you...πŸ™‹πŸ½β€β™€οΈ - This has been a year of incredible growth... πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ - Incredible false starts...πŸ™‹πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ - Incredible opportunities...πŸ™‹πŸΏβ€β™€οΈ - And yes, some incredible mistakes. πŸ™ˆ - But I’ll take them all. ✨ - All the opportunities for transformation...✨ - All the seeds planted which are starting to sprout... ✨ - All the preparation which is helping me learn, savor and celebrate. ✨ - 2018, I see you. And I thank you. πŸ™πŸ½
It gets better...✨ - This is a time of paradox...✨ - The divide between night and day is profound...✨ - It is a time of togetherness even though isolation is everywhere.✨ - Winter Solstice helps us remember that the darkness helps us know the light. ✨ - We endure the hard times with the promise of good times.✨ - It gets better. ✨ - I would love to tell my younger self that, when she was scared of looking people in the eye; afraid of being rejected and being called a freak or a weirdo. ✨ - It gets better. ✨ - It has taken a very long time to accept the hard times of growing up with eye cancer...to view it as something I can celebrate and honor. ✨ - But this is what I’m called to do...✨ - To find beauty with the scars, to accept the truth of the moment, to pursue working toward goals and to find wholeness bringing together all that I am, the darkness and the light, knowing that it does get better.✨ - Thank you to my loves @penaphotography and @thefacebykase for collaborating and covering my prosthetic side with flowers and light...you make dreams come true.✨
If you were wondering...angels do exist here on earth. ✨ - I met @sashayogawellness after many of our mutual and close friends were shocked that we didn’t really know each other. πŸ’πŸ½β€β™€οΈ - Let’s face it Yoga Teachers, we don’t often cross paths cause we have non-traditional schedules making us feel like strangers to each other. πŸ€ͺ - BUT once we did meet, all I can say, Loves, is that there was a deep connection, a soul sisterhood, a heart-felt knowing of each other...she helps this Cali girl feel at home. πŸ’• - Sasha never fails to inspire, whether it’s spotting the best matcha in town, leading group classes (in French) near the Eiffel Tour or Pop and Locking at Dance Class, she brings the flavor, the class, and the fun everywhere. πŸ™ŒπŸ½ - I’m so excited for our Costa Rican retreat together in February. Check out TheGoodLifeRetreat.com for more info. πŸ™πŸ½
Just one more sleep LA... - You know I love NYC...πŸ™ŒπŸ½ - But I am ready to see my fam, soak up some sun and restore a bit. πŸ’• - Have you seen the video I made with @furthermore about the differences in yoga practices between LA and NYC? πŸ™‹πŸ½β€β™€οΈ - Head to my website (SarahGirardYoga.com) or link in Bio! - πŸ“Έ @mrmikerosenthal
Pull up a seat...let’s chat. πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½ - See what I did there? πŸ’πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ’πŸΏβ€β™€οΈπŸ’πŸ»β€β™€οΈ - Though I know that you’re checking that list twice this week I do want to invite you to take a moment each day for YOU. ✨✨✨ - And it can be as simple as starting your day sitting and noticing your breathe for 5minutes. πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½ - Set a timer. ⏰⏰⏰ - Commit to remain for the whole time. πŸ’ͺ🏽πŸ’ͺ🏽πŸ’ͺ🏽 - And then proceed with the rest of your day. πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½ - I hope that you’ll notice that just the act of slowing and taking time will make all that list checking simpler and maybe even a little enjoyable. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’• - Guided meditation available when you sign up for my newsletter at SarahGirardYoga.com ✨✨✨ - πŸ“Έ @truthandlovephotography πŸ‘š @adidaswomen
Let me introduce my new mantra. πŸ’• - Less Planning more Doing... ✨ - Less Doing more BEING! πŸ™ŒπŸ½
It’s Friday y’all! πŸ™ŒπŸ½ - Be safe. πŸ™πŸ½ - Enjoy it all. πŸ’• - Be weird. πŸ™‹πŸ½β€β™€οΈ - πŸ“Έ @dangoodmanphotos πŸ‘š @beyondyoga @adidaswomen
Wrapping up my year-end finances like a boss. πŸ’ͺ🏽 - Not gonna lie, this year was hard. 😳 - I was audited. 😳 - I made really stupid decisions. πŸ€ͺ - But I invested more money in expanding my offerings and it has paid off massively. πŸ™ŒπŸ½ - I learned a lot this year and each time I showed up asking for more, the universe put me through a test, challenging my confidence and self-esteem. 😳 - Can I really charge that? Am I really WORTH that? 😬 - Team, I started PAYING to TEACH yoga over 10 years ago at a donation based studio, where teachers would rent space and then receive all the donations directly. Often the students wouldn’t leave anything so I would have to eat the cost of the class entirely...I know. 😳 - Being a Yoga Teacher is not all beach retreats, product endorsements and international video production. It’s a calling. It’s a commitment. And it can be a graceful hustle. πŸ™ŒπŸ½ - Each of us has strengths, talents and gifts that are meant to be shared. And we will receive generously when we give abundantly. ✨ - For those of you just starting out on your teaching journey, I get it. It can be hard. But you’re not alone. πŸ’• - I’m here for you. I am available for 30 and 60 min advisory calls. DM me to set up a time and to clarify your business goals for the New Year! πŸŽ‰
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