Practice the pause before automatically reacting. Soften into the space between trigger and response.
#mondaymantra Just breathe
Being a @lululemon ambassador in Chicago means being adopted into a family of 53 of some of the most inspiring people you’ll ever meet.
This week at our ambassador on boarding summit we all got the rare opportunity to be in the same place, at the same time for 48 hours straight. And with 53 super accomplished, dedicated inspiring badasses in the room, as I’m sure you can imagine, the energy was absolutely electric.
Being chosen by @lululemonchi to represent this amazing brand is an honor in and of itself but when you add in the mind jarring realization that some of the most inspiring people around you are your peers?!! Mind blown, heart exploding gratitude results.
So grateful for this community and to lululemon for bringing us together...this truly is #thesweatlife
The skin is our largest organ, what we eat affects its health, what we put on it, how we treat it does as well.
For a good majority of my life I’ve been pretty hard on my skin, especially my face. I’m a self proclaimed sun worshiper and have battled with cystic acne for as long as I can remember, and when I say battled, I’ve been harsh, with products and attempts to clear up the frustrating and often painful spots. So, in addition to the life in my years, my years have started to show a bit more on my face.
Looking to keep my regiment as natural as possible, I’ve shied away from treatments beyond facials and the occasional dermaplane. It was however when I heard about the “Vivace” facial and saw the results of glowing skin from a couple of my students that I decided to investigate. A journey that led me to Nurse Practitioner Kelly at @elevaremd on Southport Ave here in @chicago
To say that I’m delighted with the non invasive results of this super high quality micro needling facial would be an absolute understatement. Check out my stories where I’ll be posting pictures from before, during and after the treatment. No pain, no inflammation, no chemicals just amazing natural glowing skin. Thank you to Kelly who believed I’d love this experience so much she gifted me my first treatment. Unbelievably generous and so dedicated to offering services that enhance natural beauty.
If you’re interested in trying it out for yourself, hands down I’d say do it, they’re offering $150 off the Vivace service for the rest of the month of August...a discount and glowing skin? Yes please ✨.
CAPTION CONTEST: Flex your creativity and write your best caption in the comments below for the photo above. The caption with the most likes will win! Be sure to vote and absolutely it’s ok to vote for yourself #selflove And tag your friends to be sure to get the support that you deserve. The winner will receive a CASE of @rxbars. You have 24 hours to enter, contest deadline is tomorrow evening, Monday at 6 pm. Good luck! (US entrances only and the winner must be following @sarahcwellness to qualify for the prize).
May it never be heard that I had to unscrew another woman’s lightbulb in order to shine.
Tag at least one woman who lights you up below 🙌🏼🙌🏼✨👇🏼 Pictured here is my #wcw @deepresto for always being down to being my plus one AND for keeping plans when she makes them, serious points for that, am I right?! Thanks too to @monikadixonpr for the invitation to attend this beautiful #bastilleday event at @maisonmarcelchi We loved all the yummy food and especially the @hamptonwater rosé 💖 cheers!
Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.
#mondaymantra Let go.
Let your resistance be, and it will let you be.
Simple and straightforward advice from Baron Baptiste. When resistance dissolves in the face of full acceptance, you are transported into a whole new world.
Photo credit: @jodyconesmedia
Sameness = Safety. We’re wired to gravitate toward the familiar, so the very thought of trying something new can make us feel extremely uncomfortable. And it’s the automatic reaction to the discomfort where unhelpful thoughts and beliefs around change occur.
However, most of the things we want in life are on the other side of fear. So do we remain within the familiar realm of apparent safety or do we take the risk and reach for our dreams?
I’m a firm believer that just past the veil of fear is a field of potential and possibility. And when we push past the familiar we can then see and learn for ourselves that this is in fact true.
Stepping out of our zones of comfort takes practice and time to trust in the findings of our facing fear. The more we do it the larger our comfort zones become and the more vast our field of possibility will be.
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Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.
Join me today for 12:15 pm meditation at #lululemonlincolnpark where we’ll explore this concept and practice techniques for releasing and reducing stress. And if it’s your first time to this gorgeous space, your first week is free! Link in bio to the @lululemon Lincoln Park store.
Photo credit: @andrew_glatt via @lululemonchi
#thesweatlife #lululemon #lululemonambassador #favoritequotes
The greatest teacher will send you back to yourself.
Photo Credit: @andrew_glatt via @lululemonchi
2 more years as a #lululemonambassador for the Southport store is a dream come true.
Lately I’ve been feeling like the luckiest lady in the world. The people that surround me, the places I get to spend my time, the opportunities I’ve been given, ALL so damn amazing.
See yourself living the life you’ve dreamed. Visualize what makes you happy. Talk about it. Write it down. The more energy, the effort, the belief you have in yourself and your wildest dreams coming true, the more likely it’ll be that they’ll unfold. And why not think and talk about these things? It’s so fun...especially when you start seeing them coming to light.
So grateful for this life. So grateful for all of the people who love and support me. And a huge thank you to @lululemon for everything...this is the stuff that dreams are made of.
Pictured here is my new Ambassador photo now hanging in the beautifully remodeled Southport Store. Stop by to check out the new digs, the space is gorgeous!
Photo credit: @andrew_glatt via @lululemonchi
Today’s the day...my new TEACHING SCHEDULE at #lululemonlincolnpark begins! As of now all but two classes this week are full but jump on the waitlist as a space is bound to open up. And don’t forget, your fist week is FREE. Link to register is in my bio.
7:30 am Yoga Sculpt-waitlist
9:00 am Power Yoga-waitlist
7:00 pm Power Yoga-waitlist
7:30 am Yoga Sculpt-waitlist
9:00 am Power Yoga
7:30 am Power Yoga
9:00 am Yoga Sculpt-waitlist
➕>➖ you decide.
Today’s the day!! #lululemonlincolnpark is now OPEN and I can’t wait for you to experience it.
As a #lululemonambassador I’ve had the incredible pleasure of getting to know what this brand stands for...empowerment, connection, education, love, compassion, support, AND kick ass clothing to do all of those things in, preferably while sweaty.
This building and all of the incredibleness that’s happening within its walls is a beautiful opportunity for #Chicago to get to experience all of what makes @lululemon one of the best brands out there.
So GO sweat, shop, sip, stay...I know I’m not going far! Come visit me and all of the ambassadors for our classes this week. Classes are selling out fast on #mbo so reserve your space soon. See you there!! @lululemonchi ambassador photo
One of the MANY things I love about teaching yoga is getting to see how different everyones expressions of the poses can be.
One pose and a slew of unique and beautiful movements occur. With no right or wrong it’s pretty amazing what people can and will do when given the opportunity to be themselves.
Silence the inner critic. Move freely. Breathe deep.
Photo credit: @alinatsvor
Outfit: @lululemon via @lululemonchi
NEW CLASSES @lululemon Lincoln Park starting Monday July 15th. Scroll the photos to see the schedule for my regular Power Yoga and Yoga Sculpt Classes and reserve your space via MBO or follow the link in my bio.
The gorgeous, state of the art, one of a kind #lululemonlincolnpark store will have its GRAND OPENING this Thursday, July 11th. Come check out all of the amenities (too numerous to list), take class with your favorite #lululemonambassadors AND get this, your first week is FREE!
DM with any questions and I hope to see you on your mats soon!! lululemon ambassador photo via @lululemonchi
“Yoga is invigoration in relaxation. Freedom in routine. Confidence through self control. Energy within and energy without” ~Ymber Delecto
Photo credit: @alinatsvor
inhale #confidence exhale #doubt
Today is your opportunity to build the tomorrow you want.
#soulfulsunday thought: A Sunday well spent brings a week of content.
Photo credit: @c.clinks via @lululemonchi
Strength is showing up and being brave enough to be yourself. To take your knees when everyone around you is on your toes, to make it to your mat even when the shoulds and sposdas taunt, you just don’t have the time.
It’s a massive honor to watch as you show up for yourself. And class after class, to watch as you also show up for the community that’s building up around you. For when you are strong and arrive on your mat in your own truth you inspire others, and show them that they too can do the same.
I’m looking at you front row, back left corner, pissed off yogi one minute late pulling on the locked door peering in to see if someone will save the day...it’s you, me, we’ve all been there and if not we’ll all be there, great days, fluffy days, namaste in bed days.
And it’s this amazing mishmash of truth that I get to witness week after week that makes my job one of the best on Earth. Out here rooting for us all. Thanks for truly and truthfully showing up to class and for giving me the honor of letting me be your guide.
Image credit: @mindbodygreen