Fear not the vastness of this world 🗺 Allow your heart to be as expansive as the universe, and train your ego to feel as small as as your human form looking into the face of a mountain. Be humbled. Be kind. Choose love. #backcountryyoga
Thank you so much to @smitus for putting the mantra I say at the conclusion of nearly every class I teach on paper in this beautiful way! I feel deeply that we must always be grateful for our bodies for the crazy amazing things they enable us to do... and the courage it takes to show up and do it every day! Come harness more of your creative juices this Friday at our live acoustic fireside yoga class at Drummlin Farm :) Bring your own creative work... or play around with some of the arts & crafts I bring :) registration link in bio!! Happy Tuesday!
That time when the sun is shining and you know the day is yours to take :) How do you seize your Monday? #backcountryyoga Photography by @chriskolasa
First snow of the season in MA! #backcountryyoga #yoga #yogaoutside #optoutside #yogalife #snowga
I think many of us love spending time in the mountains because it teaches us so much about ourselves. We learn where we can push our limits physically and mentally so that we can bring what we learn back to our day to day lives. There is always a way to reframe a less than desirable experience as a way to grow. Pictured here are an incredible group of women who hoped for some sunshine and views and got totally fogged out for a second year in a row... what’s the lesson here? I’m not sure ... but their attitudes made the weekend a blast. So as we enter into the weekend maybe ask yourself how you can spend your time having less expectations and enjoying the moment in itself? Happy Friday! I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas 🎄😱 #backcountryyoga
Ya know those times when you’re freezing cold cuz you’ve been camping in 30 degree weather and you finally find a warm place to hangout... and then you immediately start stretching... ya you know those times right? Haha 😂 Love this capture from The Red River Gorge . Sneaky Photo by @camera_kate @brooklynboulders #bkbx #backcountryyoga #yogalife #warmandcozy #warmup #miguelspizza
“As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I’ll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche, and get as near the heart of the world as I can” ~John Muir photography by @chriskolasa #backcountryyoga #waterfall #meditation #lifeoutside
Do you want to become a Backcountry Yoga instructor? Would you like to learn how to safely and mindfully lead others outside on yoga adventures? Sign up for our teacher training May 31-June 4th! In 5 days, 4 night’s you’ll learn what it takes to be an adventure yoga guide and leave certified in Wilderness First Aid. There is no training like this anywhere else! Start your next chapter of teaching with us! #backcountryyoga link for early bird registration in bio (payment plans available upon request)
Here’s an excerpt from my most recent interview with friend and founder of @yogaforhumanity !! Yoga For Humanity is shedding light on people in our community that are living sustainable lives and giving back to the community. I’m honored to be part of their interview series as I think giving back is so important!! Read full story at the link in my bio!!
••• “Backcountry Yoga was born out of an authentic desire to share her passion for the outdoors with others. “I wanted to create a community for people who want adventure. Maybe they didn’t grow up going outside, camping, hiking, backpacking. An avenue that brought them closer to themselves or the outdoors.” Over the past three years, she’s connected thousands of people to nature, taking them from the city to the mountains and being a conduit to the outdoors. She’s become an influencer in outdoor yoga. She says she’s “helping change people's individual experiences of going outside so that they can go and share their knowledge with other people and bring other people outside.”
#backcountryyoga #lifeoutside #yogaforhumanity #sustainability #livelifepositive #womeninthewoods #entrepreneur
“As a co-leader of what are predominately female trips, I am often asked the question “is it weird being the only guy?" I usually smile and just shake my head no. I just only wish more men would join us on our trips because they need this experience, too. You see our trips are about people connecting with each other, connecting with the outdoors, being yourself, and most importantly, allowing yourself to be vulnerable. The trail has a way of breaking down barriers as your everyday vices are stripped from your immediate access.” Read the full blog post by @joelguy15 on the @navitasorganics blog at http://bit.ly/TakeYogaOutdoors #livelifepositive #navitasorganics #backcountryyoga