1st day skiing out in Cali and I was greeted by a bluebird day with some pretty epic views. #skitahoe#backatit 🎿⛷🙌🏽
“Everything in life is won through surmounting the associated negative experience. Any attempt to escape the negative, to avoid it or squash it or silence it, only backfires. The avoidance of struggle is a struggle. The denial of failure is a failure. Hiding what is shameful is itself a form of shame.” This book just flipped my perspective right side up. As in our yoga practice, a bit of suffering is necessary to achieve extraordinary embodiment and same goes for life. Its not about giving zero f$cks but rather giving a f%ck about what is most important in life. For example, I gave too many f@cks about the photo for this post that I tried to take it at least 10X when it clearly doesn’t really matter because in the end it is the message and the lessons learned that speak volumes. Thanks Dad for the book recommendation and to @markmansonnet for writing it. Your wisdom is appreciated. #bookworm#yogini#thesubtleartofnotgivingafuck#denelleyoga#yoganerd
My shadow side has been exposed and it is dark. Over the last few weeks, I’ve admittedly been an entitled little biotch and my craving for attention has been satisfied. While my emotions around transition and loss are certainly valid, I never claimed to be good or bad, right or wrong, perfect or imperfect. I’m first to own my role in life but the confirmation and validation from all of you certainly fed my ego. It is time to finally come out of my personal rut and take action to serve others. Each morning we are blessed to be alive yet reminded by losses that affect all of us: the environment, elephants, healthcare, internet privileges and the freedom that comes along with living in a democracy. Thank you to everybody who has seen my struggles and supported me but I am letting go of the victim mentality and taking responsibility for my actions. #thetimeisnow#mayitbeofbenefit#denelleyoga
Woohoo! 🎉 Feeling the vibes @yogaflowsf after my first regularly scheduled class in #SF, only 8 weeks to the day that I drove into the city by the bay. #SFYoga tribe, join me at noon every Monday and Wednesday at #YogaFlowSF - Ocean for an all levels flow to break up your day. #denelleyoga#bayareayoga 🤸🏽♀️💜
They told me to proceed with caution.
That I could do better.
That I would be better off.
But I didn’t listen.
I listened to my #heart.
It was risky but rewarding.
Albeit a bit messy and complicated.
But so easy to #leanin.
In a world with so much madness and hatred, the heart can always guide the way. And while I certainly don’t live with my life with regrets, my heart is now left with sorrow and pain from so much confusion, deceit and betrayal. I would trade in the indulgence, the decadence and the opulence in favor of honesty and a true commitment any day. Remember, #loveislove and isn’t that all we really need?!?
#WCW to one of my favorite people on the planet, @elyseleren! Not only has this cutie become of my best friends, she is also kicking off @apresyogaevents@ratiobeerworks in #Denver this Saturday and I couldn’t be happier to have her lead our inaugural event at this #RiNo establishment. She is just the perfect amount of hipster chic to make this event great and is ready to cheers to you after class. Tix available on the website. Link in bio. 🙏🏽🧘🏽♀️🤸🏽♀️🍻💜 #AprèsYoga#yogawithbenefits#denveryoga
I interrupt your #CyberMonday for a quick #PublicServiceAnnouncement 🔈: Step away from your personal electronic device and take 3 deep breaths. If possible, invite some movement into your body to rev up your heart rate and get the blood flow going. Then maybe sit and reflect on the new life you’ve found with that quick #digitaldetox. If interested in supporting small business, reach out to your local yoga community and try a yoga class. Yoga teachers are some of the kindest, most compassionate individuals you will ever meet and they exchange their good energy each and every day so it’s important to give them some of that love back in return. #PleaseandThankYou Sincerely, your favorite #yogateacher 🙏🏽🧘🏽♀️💞 #denelleyoga#doyoga#yogaprofessional
My heartbeat sounds louder than ever these days and it seems to ache each time I open my eyes. But, this morning, I was greeted by an orange sky and a room full of yogis ready to receive my gifts. Feeling very grateful for the lifetime yoga practice and my new @yogaflowsf community for welcoming me in to share my truth. #denelleyoga#yogaflowSF#sfyoga#ardhaustrasana 🙏🏽