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I'm a bad yogi. And a fire tiger (1986).
Dumping my shit here because Facebook is too proper.

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Brutally honest, somewhat shameless, schnauzer-obsessive tomboy with a Berkeley psych degree. 200 RYT Vinyasa Flow Instructor.

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  • February
  • 2014
Lol… Had no idea there was a photog behind me…

Lol… Had no idea there was a photog behind me…

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  • January
  • 2014
Yoga dates with girlfriends

Yoga dates with girlfriends

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  • January
  • 2014

In-depth teacher training resumed a few weeks ago.

I learn new things every day.

Cool things like dropping back from handstand into upward facing bow

And crazy things like intense neck stretches that I am never, ever, ever allowed to teach in a public class due to high risk of injury.

Also how to independently move my toes

Not-so-fun things like sitting in various ways on various block heights for 20+ minutes to stretch my ankles and heels

And fun things like sitting on a blanket and magically gliding across the room……

Yoga is magic.

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  • January
  • 2014
Charlie Sheen, Bentley, light saber #nbd

Charlie Sheen, Bentley, light saber #nbd

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  • January
  • 2014
My NYE dates bestowing kissypoos <3

My NYE dates bestowing kissypoos <3

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  • December
  • 2013
Kinda funny how yoga works. After 2&#160;1/2 years of not being able to do this pose, Eka Pada Koundinyasana 1 comes to me while I&#8217;m still recovering from the flu&#8230; Happy New Year everyone :) #yoga

Kinda funny how yoga works. After 2 1/2 years of not being able to do this pose, Eka Pada Koundinyasana 1 comes to me while I’m still recovering from the flu… Happy New Year everyone :) #yoga

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  • December
  • 2013

Happy birthday Shawna!!! @shawnskm <3 @gracecutie and I love you!!!

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  • December
  • 2013

My boys are such good boys :*)

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  • December
  • 2013
Just signed the boys up for Just Food For Dogs!! Took a tour and am super impressed by them.. I don&#8217;t have to cook and blend them food anymore! And they deliver! Highly recommend all doggie parents check them out! (They also will give you free samples and a cute tennis ball!)

Just signed the boys up for Just Food For Dogs!! Took a tour and am super impressed by them.. I don’t have to cook and blend them food anymore! And they deliver! Highly recommend all doggie parents check them out! (They also will give you free samples and a cute tennis ball!)

I only recently realized how bizarre non-Californian people think Californians are..

I only recently realized how bizarre non-Californian people think Californians are..

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  • December
  • 2013

Otherwise known as the “it’s time to feed me take me home please human beast”

a-yogi-who-wods:

December 11th, 2013

Triple Workout Recovery Wednesday!

1.5mile Zito run. I was aiming for four, but as you can see from the video, he decided to quit and have me pull his weight. I quickly dropped him off and ran another 3 on my own.
With Zito: 1.58miles in 13:17 min at a 8:23 min/mi pace. Without Zito: 3miles in 24:37 at an 8:07 min/mi pace.

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  • December
  • 2013

December

My entire month is mapped out and most of it consists of me grinding to catch up with yoga teacher training payments/bills/expenses. The few free pockets of time I’ve allocated additional finances to are social commitments I can’t back out of.

In January, I am going to say “no” to everybody (well minus one person, because she will kill me otherwise). Am also really excited to buy myself a pair of shoes/yoga something because god knows I haven’t shopped for myself in months.

Need time and yoga to regenerate and heal until spring.

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  • December
  • 2013

Indications

When the going gets tough and you’re in a tight spot.. An accident or something otherwise out of your control happens…

That’s when you find out who your real friends are.

I learned this August of 2009 when my car was vandalized, purse was stolen, and I had nothing.

True friends are important. You give without stipulations, but you also take when you need to, because nothing indicates mutual trust more than not having a score sheet of checks and balances.

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  • December
  • 2013

Well

I’ve been over my fear of doing handstands/pincha in the middle of the room for some time now.

This pretty much means I’m used to flipping over into a backbend or just crashing onto my ass 95% of the time.

The bright side is that my backbends have gotten significantly deeper.

Sad part is that my butt and back are covered with bruises and I wince when I lay down.

Yogi life.