We are down to our LAST 35 pairs of the Cik Siti Wan Kembang leggings. Beyond this, we have decided that this piece will be limited and will not be reproducing any new stock •
Legend has it that Cik Siti Wan Kembang never died, but mysteriously vanished into the mystical world and reappears from time to time. Inspired by this legend, we will follow suit, and once she is sold out, this piece will also disappear from the website, only to re-emerge from time to time whenever you see your BFF wearing them 😉 •
In support of Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, RM5 will be donated to @cancerresearchmalaysia for every pair sold •
Cik Siti Wan Kembang was a Malaysian Warrior Queen who ruled in Kelantan state in the 16th century. She was known for her beauty, courage, wisdom and was also a skilled fighter on horseback. She has a wiki page and if you are curious to learn more about this fascinating character •
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I have not done yoga in WEEKS ● I have not colored my hair in MONTHS ● I have not made time for ME in far too long. So tonight I'm doing it. Excuse the bad form, the mop of dye soaked hair and the shit video quality. I don't do these things. But, it is a good reminder to always make time for yourself.
Yoga Flashback Friday...
High summer in 2015 outside the Leeton Shire Library 📚 .
I was teaching fewer weekly classes after the arrival of my second child. In a bid to accommodate more students, we used the library space for several weeks. The lovely ladies you see here would meet me at the studio early to transport the props! Gosh that was a very sweet thing to do 🤗😘 Thank you all xx
Throwback to when I was goofing around at the Great Wall.
Haven’t been posting or doing much because of my dental surgery. Still can’t eat normally or exercise at all aside from light stretching 😞 one more week of limited movement *sigh*
My entire office went in on lotto tix except for one dude 😶
#bindingoveryoga day 4: any #seatedbind - I went with a seated #birdofparadise .
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Bird of Paradise
We are excited to welcome Christy to HYK! Here is a peek into Christy's background. We hope you'll come welcome her on Wednesdays from 6pm-7:15pm for Yin + Yang.
Christy spent her twenties working in Management Development and Adult Learning. Christy had tried Bikram yoga as a child, as an adult she was introduced to Vinyasa and Yin and fell in love. "I have scoliosis, I tore my ACL and Meniscus, and I have asthma. Yoga helped me through surgery and car accident recovery, encourages correct skeletal alignment, and has helped grow my lung capacity." Christy learned to customized a yoga practice unique to her and after witnessing the numerous benefits she completed her 200RYT at Be Yoga under Laurie Searle. Christy is passionate about making yoga accessible to anyBODY. "Yoga has made me physically stronger than I've ever been, it helps me process and deal after stressful days. I will forever be a student first, and continue to deepen my own practice daily." Christy is continuing to work with Laurie Searle undergoing 500 RYT training. @yoga.with.christy
Cont from previous post:
During those studies I learnt a bit about the genocides in Rwanda and Cambodia.
By coincidence, Hotel Rwanda, a film about the genocide there had just been released. There was something a journalist in that film said that imprinted in my brain and I often think about it despite having not seen the film in years.
This quote from Hotel Rwanda perfectly describes the way we react whenever we see wars, misery and suffering that don’t directly involve us or that we feel powerless to do anything about.
A Rwandan man asks a reporter how the world could fail to intervene when they witness such atrocities on television (after originally feeling relieved that the footage would get out there and surely propel the world to take action to help 😢). The reporter replies: “I think if people see this footage they'll say, ‘oh my God that's horrible,’ and then go on eating their dinners.” The truth in this made me feel sad and ashamed. Being young and filled with hope at making the world a better place I applied for UN jobs but didn’t really get anywhere and kind of gave up.
There is so much suffering that we individually can’t change (as much as we want to) but we can raise awareness, educate, vote in a way that aligns with our values, donate, recycle, peaceful protest, give a pal who needs it a hug, etc to make a collective difference. Collectively I believe we can make a difference. There’s always a way to help improve someone’s life.
There is often suffering right in front of us in our own towns and cities, homelessness, addiction problems, loneliness, poverty, illness that we can individually do something about. Knocking on the door of a lonely neighbour is a small gesture but could be massive for them.
Donating £5 even to a local food bank could curb hunger and desperation for someone.
If we all did something small it adds up to something big.
I am conscious of sounding cringey and preachy. I don’t mean to. I fully accept I need to do more - I need to take the time to think about that quote above to reignite the optimism that the younger me had. I need to work on getting access to yoga for those who need it most. 🌈❤️🙏
🍁 #FallForOpenHearts 🍁
October 25-31 📆
Join us for a 7 day Instagram yoga challenge as we move into fall 🍂 and begin to open our hearts for the holiday season ♥️
Yoga is for E V E R Y O N E! Including YOU! 🤗 Variations & props are welcome in each pose. In fact, check out your hosts daily to see variation ideas! 💡 We can’t wait for you to join us! 🙌
💫 Hosts 💫:
🎁 Sponsors 🎁:
There will be 13 lucky winners with over $800 in total prizes! 🍀
👉To participate 🤩
1. Follow all hosts & sponsors. 💝
2. Like and repost this flyer + tag your friends that would want to play along. 👯♀️
3. Participate by posting a photo/video of you doing the daily pose to your page, using #FallForOpenHearts and tagging all hosts. 📸 👀 Please make sure your page is set to public so we can see your beautiful photos and support you along the way! 😍👏
🧘🏻♀️ Pose Lineup 🧘🏿♀️
6. Wild Thing
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🎁 @flexiflow_apparel has graciously offered 20% off during the challenge by using code GRATITUDE20 🙌
Have fun! 🤗 Get creative! ✨ Namaste 🙏
First session of the Master's program complete! These Yogis ROCKED!! We just started our year long program, and I couldn't be more excited and proud to share #EMYoga with such a powerful Tribe. These are the yogis who will change the world! #Gratitude#POWER
Are you interested in learning more about essential oils?
Join Debi T. Next weekend in Federal Way for an essential oil 101 guided class for the everyday yogi!
This class will cover the basics about essential oils, how to use them, and safety. .
We will talk about ways to incorporate them into your everyday life, yoga practice and chakra alignments. .
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OCTOBER 28 | 1-3PM
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Forearm stand.. aka. pincha.. ive been working and working and working on this pose for a looooooooong time.. and slowly im starting to get confident with it.. sometimes i practice away from a wall, sometimes i prefer the comfort of one being there.. but as you can see, this is a pretty steady hold, i even shifted my gaze and didn’t come out of it 😊. This hasn’t just been something i managed to get within a year.. or even two.. its taken me YEARS since the first time i ever practiced it.. but im in no rush.. im not in any competition to prove myself to anyone.. just me.. and i dont mind if somethings come easy and somethings don’t. I just know ill get there one day with slow and steady consistent practice. ✨
From practice tonight.
Since I can now do headstands with my hands out I have started to work on 1. Pulling myself up into a headstand with arms out (failed) and 2. Lift a hand while in a headstand (to fully lift the hand I have to have my foot on the wall, if I continue to have 1 or 2 fingers on the ground I can pull away from the wall!) will be interesting to see how this progresses!
So I was practicing in our bedroom as Matt hates the living room light on as he sleeps. Anyways I found this little spot is perfect for working on handstands. This is the closest I have been to having both feet off the wall while in a handstand. My one foot is just brushing the blinds. I was actually attempting something but it didn’t work. But still working on arm strength.
As for the chin stand photo finally I was able to get my arms in the right position.
Overall great night and great core strength and a lot of progress for arm and back strength!
Do you ever listen to something that someone says and feel like it touches you so much that it can change the path of your life? Life is a puzzle and each piece shapes us even if we don’t know it.
The point of this long story is - try to remember those moments and use them to re-ignite your passion 🌈. Never forget who you want to be, even when life beats you down until you forget. Meditate and go back to that time where you felt that passion. Remind yourself. Remember how your life experiences shape you. Tonight I am remembering and thought I’d share some of mine with you... Tonight’s 3am thoughts - for some reason I can’t stop thinking about the worlds injustices this week and it’s keeping me up at night- ridiculous and cliché I know but sometimes I can’t help myself 🙄
In my life I’ve come across 1 book and 1 film that changed how I thought about life. The book is JD Salinger’s, The Catcher in the Rye (for another day). The film is hotel Rwanda. I first saw this film in 2005 when I was 20 and studying at the Uni of North Carolina. Every single subject I studied there was based on learning about inequality (apt given the eye opening inequalities I witnessed there - again for another day). There were 2 courses that I studied there that I felt the most passionate about. The first was disability law. There I wrote a super long (fuelled by passion 😊 and caffeine 🤣) dissertation on how perceived disabilities, in particular mental illness, were more disabling as a result of the stigma attached than the disability itself - 13 years later and I’m still trying to raise awareness of this.
One of my main goals in teaching yoga is to help those struggling with mental illness. Then I had no idea that I’d even be teaching yoga - think my knowledge of yoga stretched as far as Geri Halliwell’s DVD 🙈 (18 months ago even I had no idea I’d be teaching yoga!!). The other subject was international human rights law. Learning about the horrific things that happened to people broke my 💔. I felt so passionate but also powerless (a feeling I often still have that I allow to affect my mood more than I should). Cont in next post...
NAME: DiGize* (Comes in both external use and internal use labels.)
(*Comes in Young Living’s Starter Kit)
You are about to love Young Living...alot. This oil is an incredible blend of a bevy of goodies that support healthy digestion (Ginger, Peppermint, Fennel, Anise). Whatever you need support around, this oil will help!
The aroma is a lovely one to diffuse to support an atmosphere of release.
I like to use this oil in my practice when I am doing some sort of detox, such as a cleanse. (I also carry it with me pretty much all of the time. Digestion can be so challenging these days and I never know when I could use a bit!) YOGA POSE PAIRING:
A great oil to use for a twisting practice, if you are detoxing.
Side Yoga Note: If you are experiencing digestive distress, twists are contraindicated. Let your body be your guide!
* One: Add 15-20 drops of DiGize into a 10ml roller ball. Roll on wrists or belly to enjoy the aroma as you practice.
* Two: Add 2-4 drops DiGize Vitality into a capsule and take internally to enjoy the digestive supporting aspects..
* Three: Yoga Teachers: Make into a spray to use in the room before class to enjoy an energy of detoxification in the room.
control your mind. be the master over your thoughts. in every waking moment, be aware of the world around you & chose how you’re going to respond. in doing this, you’ll be able to find an internal calm and great joy even in the midst of chaos. stop what you’re doing right now & take a deep breath. relax your shoulders. fix your posture. release any tension. become fully aware of the moment you’re apart of right now. take another deep breath. remember that you’re capable of controlling your mind, so do it.