As much as we love your pictures, we love your words, thoughts, and ideas even more.
Jordan Marciano offered up this incredible caption for the IG post we featured below and honestly, it is EVERYTHING.
Read on and fall in love with this inspirational soul!
As a yoga teacher it’s really easy to struggle with your teacher identity…While I may walk a line between traditional and modern, I think the most important part [of our teachings] is that however we do identify ourselves, it must be earnest. If you’re into yoga with kittens or yogalates, be unapologetically about it. If you’re into the eight limbs with some Drake tracks for your weekend classes, do that wholeheartedly. Students feel our vibes and are attracted to it – so I never want it to be a surprise when they take my classes. Transparency, truthfulness and passion are important in this industry.
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Bridget and Amie
Spontaneous photo sesh with @amyleonard21 So much love! I hope everyone is soaking in the full #flowermoon tonight. See you on the Mat! Get your @laughinglotusny flows on at the #jerseyshore @powerflowyoga Wed and fri at 930! @ohanarisingyoga Thurs at 930! @inletyogacommunity Wed 1 and Fri 12! #sensiblemermaidpose #liveyourlife #svaha #sparklemore #njyogacollective
Last night’s Girls Night Out Yoga & Wine was soooo much fun! Despite the cool weather, we warmed our bodies up with a few rounds of sun salutations ☀️ and kept the theme of loving kindness ❤️ in our hearts and intentions. The wine 🍷 was delicious and the yogis we met were amazing! Thank for coming out to shine your hearts with us! What was your wine of choice last night? We love @lauritawinery ‘s cab franc 😍🍷…… (ps. peep our fb to see our newest event announced!) . . . #roseallday #yogawinefeelinfine #namasteforcabernet #chardonayyay #yoganj #njyoga #njyogacollective #njmom #bestofnj #lauritawinery
Been taking some time to ease into summer in #hanumanasana ☀️ And enjoyed the sixth full moon (flower moon) last night 🌸 It feels so good to know that despite the heat, chill time is coming The time to THINK about what we want to build and grow in our lives To relax, reset and refocus But it can also bring up anxieties of where we’re at All the things we think we “should” be doing or working hard to do The creeping idea that if we only had enough willpower… …it would be enough But, really? . . . That’s not true Fulfillment doesn’t work that way And lots of barriers to realizing that are in our heads So on the last day of May (mental health awareness month) going to take some time to acknowledge some of those mental barriers 💭 . . . Because, well, many different people have come up to me after starting this page to give me their interpretation of what it is Some people have asked if I want to be an influencer (Nope definitely not) Other people appreciated my connection about mindfulness and mental health. Which is what I was after I wanted to be part of the open conversation about how mental health impacts our every day life and how holistic health options can really help because I have struggled with depression and anxiety since adolescence Becoming worse after I was diagnosed with ADHD and put on many different types of medications trying to see what would work So I got off the medication and found my own form of therapy Yoga, meditation, running, writing, art, cooking, and gardening are some of them 🌱 I found that if I eat certain foods, did certain activities, and was mindful of my where my attention was going, I could better manage my depression and anxiety. But it is a balance and takes effort every day . . Mental health issues can be debilitating and embarrassing to talk about—but we should It can opens the doors to conversations with those people you didn’t even know were struggling Which usually ends in life advice and little daily mental tools we all use to deal So what works for you when things are tough? Baths? Daydreaming? Hiking? Hockey? Biking? I’m very curious to know, and thanks for taking part in this important conversation 🙏🏻
The moment you doubt you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it. – M. Barrie, Peter Pan .. Have you tried an aerial yoga class yet?! We’d love to see you come to one of our beginner classes! This week we offer Roots aerial: 7 PM Monday 9 AM Wednesday 7 PM Wednesday 6:30 PM Thursday … #njyogacollective #njyoga #aerialyoga #aerialsilks #yogafly
as a yoga teacher it’s really easy to struggle with your teacher identity. how we present ourselves within the community and hopefully remaining genuine looks different on everyone. there’s things I strongly believe have no place in the yoga world while there’s other things I don’t find damage the integrity of the practice – for example, you’d never catch me teaching yoga with weights or “yoga for a booty” why? because I think that perpetuates the idea that yoga and fitness or body size belong together and they don’t.. but I just put a Britney song on my playlist for my morning class, why? because I don’t think some fun beats on a Saturday morning affect our ability to understand WHY we’re on our mat. while I may walk a line between traditional and modern, I think the most important part is that however we do identify ourselves, it must be earnest. if you’re into yoga with kittens or yogalates, be unapologetically about it. if you’re into the eight limbs with some Drake tracks for your weekend classes, do that wholeheartedly. students feel our vibes and are attracted to it – so I never want it to be a surprise when they take my classes. transparency, truthfulness and passion are important in this industry. ❣️ . . . doofy smile and scrunchy chin and wild hair by Asbury Park and @amieeblaskophoto
Breathing Focusing And Letting go. #iamyoga #thisismyyoga #meditation #thinking #livelifehealthy #balancednbent #Beardedyogizee #yogi #yoga #hanamanasana #splitpose #realmendoyoga #yogateacherlife #yogiofinstagram #guysdoyogatoo #njyogacollective #njyogateacher #njyogi #zenyogi #zenasfuck #yogaeveryday #yogateacherlife #yogaeverydamnday #yogaeveryblessedday #bhakti #yogazee #nolimit #livelimitless #yogaformentalhealth #meditate
"We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do" – Mother Teresa 😃 Sending you love, light and joy on #NationalSmileDay! • • • 📷: @katiex12 (wearing a Hamsa tank and Cerulean Seascape leggings) @infinity_in_a_second (wearing a Live Limitless tank) @emilymbowker (wearing a Live Limitless tank and Island Zen leggings) photo by @allie.snaps . . . . . #ApeironYoga #Apeiron #LiveLimitless #yoga #yoganj #njyoga #njyogacollective #yogi #yogis #yogisofinstagram #yogapose #yogaaddict #yogaeverywhere #yogaeverydamnday #yogadaily #yogacommunity #yogajourney #yogaleggings #fashion #athleisure #fitfam #smile #smileday #happy #goodvibes #namaste
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