I don’t even recognize the person I used to be. I never used to care about what I ate. I was the girl who could sit down and eat a whole box of stuffing by myself. I wanted to be “skinny” but wasn’t willing to work for it. I wanted a quick fix. In July 2017, I found my passion for #crossfit. With this newfound passion, my mindset shifted. “Skinny” wasn’t the goal anymore...I decided I wanted to be fit and strong. I was willing and ready to put in the hard work to get there. Working out made me feel amazing. I noticed changes in my body but come November 2017, I was ready to take it to the next level. I decided to focus on my nutrition and to consistently take my supplements. Here I am, three months later- feeling the best I ever have #physically, #mentally, and #spiritually. I can’t wait to see where the rest of 2018 takes me. Having a #healthy and #balanced lifestyle feels way too good to ever quit. Be patient, stay consistent, work hard + you can accomplish anything. 💖
I am a yoga teacher
I am also always a student
And to top it off, I am insanely human and I fuck up a lot . Most of the times with my reactions, or my energy, sometimes its too much for people or I go being misunderstood because I feel so deeply for those around me. My sensitivity is often times mistaken for anger or aggravation. I let things take my energy. People. Strangers. Situations. The stupidest smallest shit can alter my energy. Then I turn onwards and practice yoga OFF the mat.
I drink alcohol occasionally. And when I do I drink a lot.
Yes, I am a yoga teacher who has blacked out several times and with that being said, I have learned a lot about myself and how to protect my energy now.
I smoke weed from time to time.
I’ve done my fair share of drugs in the past and no it doesn’t change the level of respect I should receive as a yoga teacher.
If anything, it has made me stronger and has created depth in my mind, I’ve suffered and came out of it.
I pull all nighters sometimes when I have to teach yoga the next morning
But even when that happens, I teach BETTER than I do when I have a full nights sleep. Because I fully surrender.
What you see is what you get. I don’t have time to walk on eggshells, or close myself down just to make everyone around me feel comfortable. If someone isn’t comfortable, then they need to work on it.
I’m here to teach you yoga, and to GUIDE YOU to step away from the fucking bullshit happening in your life off the mat. THEN, we have the power to turn within, peel away all the layers. Step away. I encourage you, there is something so fucking bright waiting for you. .
. #yog#yogidrink #cleanse#emotionally#detox#physically#yoga #yogi #yoageverydamnday#flow#vinyasa#tattoos#girlswithtattoos#sleevetattoo#poweryoga#miami#florida#spiritualgangster#yin#hotyoga#wanderlust#gypsysoul#gypsygirl#energy#yogateacher#gypsyvibes#hippievibes#gypsylife#wordsbygabcohen
When I started teaching #yoga 16 years ago, I noticed students having breakthroughs on every level – #physically, #emotionally and #spiritually. 💫💫💫
Initially, I didn’t have the skill set or language to help them understand what was happening or deal with their lives off the mat.
What was actually going on in the #brain, #body and #psyche during yoga and #meditation? I wanted to know “WHY” yoga works and “HOW” I could help even more.
How do I ask the #soulquestions that lead to #empowerment? Both for myself and for others?
I decided to get my Master’s in Psychology, become a licensed psychotherapist and dedicate my life’s work to integrating yoga, meditation and depth psychology.
And I realized as I studied, it’s simple: Your life is your curriculum. -
Your unique story makes you uniquely you, and the world is waiting for you. -
Are you ready to deepen your understanding of yoga and psychology as you uncover your message for the world + how to share it in a clear, potent way?
Registration for my LIVE Yoga Psychology training in #VeniceBeach#California opens soon. -
Click the link in my bio above 👆🏻to be added to the waitlist so that you’ll be first to know when registration is open.
Be The Exception
Yep, That's me..the exception. My name is Karen Tracy, and this is my Thrive Experience!
I am 50 something female that is not married with no children but I do have a four legged child "Mandy". I AM THRIVER!
My why is #Helping others, #physically, #mentally, #emotionally and #financially. I love #volunteering and felt Thrive was a method to give me more #energy to accomplish my Why. I was right! Plus I have received other benefits that I never thought I would receive.
Beside giving me more energy, Thrive has really helped my attitude and internal feelings. I actually think about getting into clothes that are stylish and "hug" the body. For a 50 something that is EXCITING!! I started Thrive in May 2017. On the first day I thought I was dreaming, but I had extra energy. It felt great. As the day went by, my coffee cravings along with my mild headache had calmed around 11 AM.
Because of Thrive I started noticing that my mid section (stomach area) was actually decreasing. AWESOME!! In August I went to the Dominican Republic and I actually thought, "Hey I could wear a two piece bathing suit." Where did that come from? I am certainly not a positive person regarding myself, but that was just the beginning.
In the months to follow, I have become a promoter to positively impact lives of others. I get so much joy from seeing others realize that there is so much more to life.
I actually enjoy going clothes shopping and trying on various styles.
I will not stop taking Thrive. On December 31, I started using DFT DUO as my 3rd step. I am excited to see the changes changes that like ahead.
Haha!😂 I'm working on getting back but it's most definitely been a struggle. This is why it's so important to have accountability partners in ALL areas of life💯💯💯🎯 #justNOTspiritual#mentally#physically
Transformation Tuesday... 💭
There is a lot of difference in these 2 pictures which are almost 4 years apart. I’m 3 & a half stone lighter, I have longer hair, my teeth have been straightened, I have new eyebrows and Iv learnt how to apply make up better.. but most importantly my MINDSET.
This first picture was taken in Barcelona on a work trip and I’m actually holding a plate of cakes 🙈.. I ate way too much and all of the wrong foods. I had no self confidence at all and was tired with life. When the rest of the crew went partying I stayed in the hotel and if I did go out I’d fade in the background and not say word.. I felt rubbish in myself and couldn’t see my way out of it. 6 months later I hit a low.. but that low was the best thing that could have happened and I decided to do something about it.
Fast forward 3 years... I’m entirely a different person. I set goals and surpassed them. I’m aware of what I eat, try to stick to a balanced lifestyle and exercise regularly which can still be a struggle sometimes. I’m happy within myself and have this new found confidence. Yes I have my down days but who doesn’t!
I’m now that girl who loves a party downroute with work, I love getting out and exploring & I no longer fade in the background.
I love this journey I’m on and I can’t wait to see what’s next... .
#tra#transformationday #mystory#stronger#physically#mentally#weightlosstransformation#weightlossjourney#motivation#mindset#health#healthylifestyle#love#happy#cabincrew#progress#changeisgood #transformation #journey#whatsnext
With all this work and training its hard to believe where my body is at,finding my weaknesses and hitting them head on,the constant inprovemnt to build the defiencies.the true feeling of going to the gym and being creative,the negation of energy leaks and concetrating on the most important..form. this is my only form of art and this will be an ever developing masterpeice.#inspired#creative#change#dreamscometrue#unique#imperfectiom#beabetterme#wisdom#armystrong#daybyday#success#recover#mentaly#physically#livenow#begiving#thankyou#followers#bedtime#backandbiceps