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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My lungs are burning and my head aches but my heart is full and my hope is strong. ✨✨✨ - My family gathered from across the state and the country this weekend. We needed the medicine of together-ness. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’• - Our state is burning and there is a collective trauma growing through our neighborhoods and communities. It is necessary to hold each other closer in safety and love. 🀲🏽🀲🏽🀲🏽 - Now, more than ever we are being tested and asked to choose: division or inclusivity? ✨✨✨ - But yogic philosophy teaches us that separation is just an illusion. We are all connected by events, circumstances and opportunities that we do not exist in a vacuum of isolation. 🀲🏽🀲🏽🀲🏽 - And it is when we come together that we remember our wholeness and we begin to repair. πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½ - Afterall, it is in listening to others that we can be heard. It is in lifting others that we too rise. And it is in helping others, we also help ourself. ✨✨✨ - If you are so moved to reach out and help the thousands who have been displaced by the deadliest fires our state has seen you can Donate to the efforts by visiting redcross.org or by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½ - πŸ“Έ @livingloving_photo
That which keeps me humble is that which keeps me growing. ✨✨✨ - It’s true friends. I have developed really awesome routines that help me show up each day. And I rely on them deeply. πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½ - But often they feel like crutches or shields of safety. And it is when this happens that I need to shake things up a little. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’• - I did that this week. I put myself in a position where I was not the expert, where I was the one trying, fumbling and flailing. πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ - The good thing though is the routines I’ve worked with for a long time did serve me. They helped me stay grounded so that I could focus as I was trying something new. 🀲🏽🀲🏽🀲🏽 - I’m convinced that taking steps just beyond our comfort zone is the fountain of youth. πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€— - You can do it too: Travel Solo. Smile at a stranger. Sing out loud. Have that difficult conversation. Order something new off the menu. Dare to be quiet... πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½ - Whatever it is that takes you just to the other side of your comfort zone, that which will keep you humble, will also astound you of your own strength and depth. ✨✨✨ - πŸ“Έ @truthandlovephotography
β€œYoga is like music: the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life." -B.K.S. Iyengar πŸ™ŒπŸ½ - But I also have Public Playlists to get you grooving too. ✨ - Follow me on Spotify @SCGirard and my two playlists (Monthly Playlist and The Jams) to find out what I’m grooving to on and off the mat. 🎢 - πŸ“Έ @susiemcreative
Practice Space. πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚ - We’ve heard that what we do repeatedly we get good at. Maybe some of us have heard that too much that those words lose their meaning. ✨✨✨ - But things bear repeating, if we can still identify and learn from them. πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½ - We’re entering a season when the β€œTo Do” lists get longer and it can feel that there’s so much that needs to get done. 😳😳😳 - Though the busy-ness of accomplishing tasks is a necessity, making time and space to BE, without a mandatory list of accomplishments, actually gives us the opportunity to integrate, refine and get good at being our full self. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’• - So this is the season to get good at making space for β€œdoing” less and β€œbeing” more, even though I know that your task list is tempting and filling up your days. πŸŽƒ πŸ‚πŸŽ„ - Make S P A C E a practice. Keep repeating it until it is part of you. πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½ - I have tools for doing this that I can share with you. My At Home Routines are up on my blog at SarahGirardYoga.com and on demand classes are at Socialive.tv where you can use code: GIRARD25 for 25% off your membership forever. ✨✨✨ - πŸ“Έ @truthandlovephotography πŸ‘š @theomcollection
Honestly, Halloween isn’t really my thing, so I’m really glad we’re in November now. 😝😝😝 - This month always feels like the final push towards growth before the holidays and the year ends. πŸ‚πŸ‚πŸ‚ - This is a time of reflection on how much we have grown in the past year, what opportunities have come our way, and where we are living abundantly so that we can be more generous. πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€— - But I will tell you one thing I do enjoy about the past holiday...when we become friends with our fears, when we acknowledge and understand what lives in the darkness, it no longer has power over us. πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½ - So it could be that big audition or finally teaching a yoga class, being more visible on social media or even telling someone you love them...admitting to these fears, befriending them and taking action regardless is a step towards freedom.✨✨✨ - And for that we can be grateful. πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½
Ok. I’m back. ✨ - After a brief moment this weekend choreographing and producing a runway show, I’ll see you in classes this week. πŸ™ŒπŸ½ - Missed the action? Head over to my story while it still lasts. πŸ’• - For full class schedule head over to SarahGirardYoga.com - πŸ“Έ @truthandlovephotography
Super Casual...like ya do...✨✨✨ - Oh just another Sunday in midtown enjoying hair... πŸ’πŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ’πŸΌβ€β™‚οΈπŸ’πŸΏβ€β™€οΈπŸ’πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ - Check out my stories to see how today I’m helping models move and walk more gracefully and hopefully love their hair this much! πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½ - πŸ“Έ @penaphotography πŸ’„ @thefacebykase
Lifting the veil. ✨✨✨ - The first time I ever saw someone slow pike into headstand I legit called her a witch. 🀭🀭🀭 - It wasn’t possible, I thought. I was convinced. 😳😳😳 - Well, my loves, looks can be deceiving. And the impossible is definitely possible. 😝😝😝 - Please remember that what we see is only the tip of the iceberg. Everyone has a whole world within. ✨✨✨ - We are all multifaceted, creative, exhausted and hungry for more. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’• - So through our focused practices we can start to lift the veil of ignorance (avidya) and see what impossible and fantastic things we are capable of below the surface. πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½ - Check out my story to see what witchcraft I’m up to. 😝😝😝
Rinse and Repeat. ✨✨✨ - It’s no secret that our first waking moments can set into motion our mood for the rest of the day. β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ - Well, yesterday I woke up feeling like a troll. πŸ‘ΉπŸ‘ΉπŸ‘Ή - And so I spent the remainder of my day trying to figure out why and then using that info to nurture and nourish myself mentally, physically and spiritually. πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½ - And it worked. I changed. Troll no more! πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½ - So this morning I knew I needed to get ahead of things to start off on the right foot. ✨✨✨ - So that meant revisiting my meditation cushion, because for some reason I have been distant from it. 🀭🀭🀭 - And you know what? Right now, I feel great. I’m starting my day feeling empowered, balanced and focused. πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½ - The breathe work, the mantras, the practice...it all works...if you work it. ✨✨✨ - So I’ll see you on the mat or the cushion. πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½ - Sign up for my newsletter at SarahGirardYoga.com and receive a free guided meditation.
I am still growing. ✨ - Whether it is business, personal development, living with nature or my own body, I am still learning to listen and to act artfully from my highest good. πŸ™πŸ½ - Come learn with me. ✨ - Full schedule of in person and online classes at SarahGirardYoga.com - πŸ“Έ @susiemcreative
Taking it to the streets. ✨ - We call what we do on our mat or meditation cushion a practice for good reason. πŸ™πŸ½ - What are we practicing for? πŸ€” - Life. πŸ™ŒπŸ½ - All the shapes, all the focus, all the breath in our practice is preparing us for the work, the presence and the life we live off the mat. ✨ - So it’s about time, Loves, get out there and start sharing yourself generously. πŸ™πŸ½ - For more holistic living tips head to my blog at SarahGirardYoga.com - πŸ“Έ @truthandlovephotography πŸ‘š @theomcollection
The practice is internal. It always has been. πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½ - I remember for years how I would quantify my practice with the physical postures. I’d say to myself...when I can sit in lotus pose on a rock, then I’m a real yogi. 🀭🀭🀭 - I would rail myself for not being able to do the things other people could do. ✨✨ - I’d say I didn’t know enough. And that one day, when my hips were open, when I was enlightened, then I would REALLY be a teacher. πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€— - The first group yoga class I ever taught over a decade ago happened to be for 40 middle aged Indian men who barely spoke English. I felt them seeing through my glossy exterior. They could tell I was a fake. I wasn’t a real teacher yet because I hadn’t mastered lotus pose. 😳😳😳 - Let me remind you, pulling yourself apart to β€œmaster” a pose won’t make you enlightened. You’ll probably end up sore, tired, maybe even injured...🀭🀭🀭 - But if you commit to a consistent and long term practice of inquiry, you will evolve and surpass any expectation you might have for yourself. πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€— - Heck, you might even be able to sit in lotus pose, but you’ll realize that wasn’t the goal any way. πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½ - πŸ“Έ @dangoodmanphotos
Friday Feelings πŸ‚ - I am filled with the honesty of my friends courageously sharing their stories of struggling with mental health and coming out. πŸ’• - Stories are Medicine. ✨ - And I thank you all for sharing, as your stories have been the healing balm my soul has needed. πŸ’• - I think about my story as well. The one that I share from my heart. ✨ - A story of a child with cancer who has dreams of growing up to be a farmer/ballerina. πŸ’• - A story of a girl whose wandering spirit brings her around the world so she can savor the peace and sweetness of home. ✨ - A story of a woman who is dedicated to inquiry, but whose broken heart is restored daily through connection and authenticity. πŸ’• - You, my love, are making a difference with your story. ✨ - So thank you. πŸ™πŸ½ - And if it feels all too overwhelming to share your story right now, remember, you don’t have to. ✨ - One breathe at a time, one step at a time, one day at a time, you will acquire the tools you need to bravely own who you are in your wholeness. πŸ’• - Namaste πŸ‚ - πŸ“Έ @truthandlovephotography
Let’s go. πŸ™ŒπŸ½ - Happy Monday team. ✨ - See you in class. πŸ™πŸ½ - Full class schedule on SarahGirardYoga.com - πŸ“Έ @susiemcreative πŸ‘š @lululemon
Needed this one today...✨ - This is when we need our practice of presence, clarity and intention more than ever...when things are rough. ✨ - My hope is that we each take our time now and do the work; to feel and to breathe so that we can be so expanded that we have no other option but to make skillful action out of fullness. ✨ - This is how we progress. ✨ - This is how we get bigger. ✨ - For a view of the sky head over to my story. ✨
Oh LA...β˜€οΈ - You raised me right and taught me to sing and dance...β˜€οΈ - I love you for your sunshine, your tacos and your ability to keep me living more holistically. β˜€οΈ - But because I can’t choose between the coasts, the team @furthermore and I created a video of how our physical yoga practice should change depending on our lifestyle and environment. β˜€οΈ - Check out how yoga can be practiced differently in LA vs NYC. β˜€οΈ - Link in Bio and on my website SarahGirardYoga.com πŸ™πŸ½
Perpetual Student Alert 🚨 - When I received my first 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training I was overwhelmed and humbled by the immensity of information I didn’t know. πŸ€” - And though this was over a decade ago, I am still learning new topics all the time...hormonal balancing, plant medicine, healing energetic modalities are the topics that are keeping me excited this year so far to name a few. πŸ€“ - And this is the biggest gift my yoga practice has given to me...to keep learning. πŸ€— - Wanna learn more too? πŸ€“ - These topics and more on my blog at SarahGirardYoga.com πŸ™πŸ½
Relationships are mirrors. ✨ - Loves, I am all glowy and lit up from your birthday blessings. ✨ - Thank you. πŸ™πŸ½ - My hope for this year is to continue mirroring the power, grace and wisdom I see around me. ✨ - You’re a special tribe. ✨ - πŸ“Έ @sfreneenyc
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