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STRAIGHT •OUTTA• MEDITATION • Day 13 of #CrazySexyYoga with the #yogabums is Cow Face Pose | Gomukhasana and @alissayoga gave us instructions. Check in with @yogashalameag tonight for Day 14. FOLLOW & TAG all hosts to show us some love: ➵@yogashalameag | Tuesday nights. ➵@yoga_ky | Wednesday nights. ➵@getfityogagirl | Thursday nights. ➵@bohemian_heart | Friday nights. ➵@kateswarm | Saturday nights. ➵@thegivingmom | Sunday nights. ➵@alissayoga | Monday nights. FOLLOW & TAG our amazing sponsors: ➵@superlovetees < Shirt by ➵@yoga_democracy < pants by ➵@jeannevergerjewelry BE CRAZY - BE SEXY - DO YOGA

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide and the second-most common cancer overall. Shockingly, in 2015, an estimated 231,840 cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. alone; imagine the numbers worldwide!! 😲 About 40,290 women in the U.S. are expected to die in 2015 from breast cancer. So no matter who you are or where you live, being aware of breast cancer is a life saver!! To minimize Breast cancer risk start with healthy habits — such as limiting alcohol, smoking and staying physically active. Controlling your weight and limiting dose and duration of hormonal therapy as well as breast-feeding may play a role in minimizing your risk too. Getting routine check-ups and following through on recommended tests such as mammography and sonography could truly save your life. When taking a holistic view of your health it is absolutely beneficial to be more attuned to your body and cultivate awareness of physically manifested imbalances and subtle energy changes in the energy field surrounding your physical body. This is the kind of mindfulness that our yoga practice cultivates in us on and off the mat. Energy Healers view breast cancer as one of the physical dysfunctions associated with the heart chakra. Taking care of your emotional and spiritual needs may help prevent physical illness or at least cope with illness when it comes. You honor yourself when you pay attention to all your layers of existence: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Our only way out is to #Think Pink and #Live Green! Tag 10 friends to spread this awareness message that could save lives!

Day 12 of #CrazySexyYoga with the #yogabums is Downward Dog var. with foot in lotus | Adho Mukha Shvanasana var. foot in lotus and @thegivingmom gave us instructions. Check in with @alissayoga tonight for Day 13. FOLLOW & TAG all hosts to show us some love: ➵@yogashalameag | Tuesday nights. ➵@yoga_ky | Wednesday nights. ➵@getfityogagirl | Thursday nights. ➵@bohemian_heart | Friday nights. ➵@kateswarm | Saturday nights. ➵@thegivingmom | Sunday nights. ➵@alissayoga | Monday nights. FOLLOW & TAG our amazing sponsors: ➵@superlovetees ➵@yoga_democracy ➵@jeannevergerjewelry BE CRAZY - BE SEXY - DO YOGA

Joining my love in his element today. He is happiest when he is flying through the air with nothing but two wheels beneath him. This is where he feels at home. This is where he feels most at peace. This is how he feels connection between mind, body, and soul. This is his yoga. The forest is his studio, his bike is his mat. He has happily joined me for countless yoga classes, workshops, and festivals; and it makes me glow, to watch him light up when I step in to his world.

I have a terribly wonderful habit of getting bored and cutting my hair. This morning it was bangs. I am pleased as punch with the new change. •|• Super lovely shirt by @superlovetees

Twist it. Change it. Rearrange it. •~• Joining #TheLeagueOfExtrodinaryyogis #theleagueReview #prayingzombiepigeon brought to us by @miraj_yogi

Happy Sunday. •|• Your homework for today: LOVE EACH OTHER •|• Day 10 #hocuspocuslotus @cyogalab

A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey. 🍯 - Winnie the Pooh Willow and Dimi have been besties since their very first video chat. @gordonogden And I had a feeling that our sweet girls would hit it off, and they finally got to meet, in real life, last week! They played, giggled, and "shared secrets" for hours. These two have lots of plans for fun future adventures, and our families can't wait to make it happen. Cute matching leggings by @k.deer 💗

Day 11 of #CrazySexyYoga with the #yogabums is Peacock Pose | Mayurasana •|• INSTRUCTIONS: 🐝Kneel on the floor, knees wide, and sit on your heels. Lean forward and press your palms on the floor with your fingers turned back toward your torso (thumbs pointing out to the sides). Bend your elbows slightly and touch the pinky sides of your hands and the outer forearms together. Then bend your elbows to a right angle and slide your knees to the outside of your arms and forward of your hands. Lean your front torso onto the backs of your upper arms and burrow your elbows deep into your belly at or below the navel. 🍯Firm your belly against the pressure of the elbows. Lower your forehead to the floor. Then, straighten your knees and stretch your legs out behind your torso, tops of your feet on the floor. Firm your buttocks and round your shoulders slightly downward. Lift your head off the floor and look forward. Lean your weight slightly forward—if your legs and buttocks are firm and active, this slight shift of weight will lever your feet off the floor. Position your torso and legs approximately parallel to the floor. 💛If your elbows slide apart, you can bind them together with a strap. Position the strap just above your elbows. If you can’t quite manage the full pose, support your feet on a blocks placed near the back end of your sticky mat. (Instructions from Yogajournal.com) •|• Check in with @thegivingmom tonight for Day 12. FOLLOW & TAG all hosts to show us some love: ➵@yogashalameag | Tuesday nights. ➵@yoga_ky | Wednesday nights. ➵@getfityogagirl | Thursday nights. ➵@bohemian_heart | Friday nights. ➵@kateswarm | Saturday nights. ➵@thegivingmom | Sunday nights. ➵@alissayoga | Monday nights. FOLLOW & TAG our amazing sponsors: ➵@superlovetees ➵@yoga_democracy ➵@jeannevergerjewelry BE CRAZY - BE SEXY - DO YOGA (Super comfy sweatshirt from @superlovetees - Hot shorts from @yoga_democracy )

Fall is here, hear the yell back to school, ring the bell brand new shoes, walking blues climb the fence, books and pens I can tell that we are gonna be friends I can tell that we are gonna be friends - White Stripes • Day 10 of #CrazySexyYoga with the #yogabums is Baby Crow Pose and @bohemian_heart gave us instructions. 🍂Feeling fall in the air today. Celebrating the change of season at the pumpkin patch with family. 🍂 Check in with me @kateswarm tonight for Day 11. FOLLOW & TAG all hosts to show us some love: ➵@yogashalameag | Tuesday nights. ➵@yoga_ky | Wednesday nights. ➵@getfityogagirl | Thursday nights. ➵@bohemian_heart | Friday nights. ➵@kateswarm | Saturday nights. ➵@thegivingmom | Sunday nights. ➵@alissayoga | Monday nights. FOLLOW & TAG our amazing sponsors: ➵@superlovetees ➵@yoga_democracy ➵@jeannevergerjewelry BE CRAZY - BE SEXY - DO YOGA

There are no happy endings. Endings are the saddest part, So just give me a happy middle And a very happy start. - Shel Silverstein DAY 10 #TwinningChallenge 3.0 👬 #RevolvedHeadToKneePose #ParivrttaJanuSirsasana 👬👭 • G, buddy. You are awesome! I appreciate all your kindness, guidance, friendship, and humor. Your friendship is a gift and I am so thankful our paths have crossed. Thanks for being the best TWINNER out there. I loved teaming up with you, I am bummed twinning is over, but this is not the end, here is to many many more adventures! Team G+ K for the win 🏆 @gordonogden • Twinning hosts 👬👭 @yogamand @buddhamom76 @pepijnvn @jake_paul_white @collectiveyoga @stephaniekicksbutt @jsesti @reganwarner @yogahontas_ @yogawithJQ @just.joni_ @mumma_joy76 @ninayogalife @yogalu123 @greenideas80 @yogi_james @nikki_possibilities @thankfully_tired_kayla @heidiyogi @haleyblackmanyoga 👈🏼 our special guest hosts for today Twinning sponsors 👭👬 @werkshop @handfulbra @openheartwarrior @infinitystrap @yogapaws @karma_collective

Off to work. • Last night I mentioned that my path has lead me to birthwork. After the birth of my daughter, I was inspired to serve and support women, and their families, through the transition in to parenthood. When I am not teaching a yoga class, I am a birth doula and childbirth educator at our local hospital. Tonight, I get to hold the space for several expectant couples, and walk them through their hopes, dreams, wishes, and fears that surround birth. • It is a gift to share this special time with these Mommas.

Hey! Thank you all for your kindness and support. The love you all gave me, on my throw back share last night, is humbling and inspiring. IG is an incredible outlet of creation and community for me. I feel so thankful to have this space to share, create, inspire, explore, and connect. Thank you all for being a part of my journey. Thank you all for holding this safe space. Thank you for being part of my hive. I love and appreciate you. • Day 9 of #CrazySexyYoga with the #yogabums is Feathered Peacock Pose | Pincha Mayurasana and @getfityogagirl gave us instructions. Check in with @bohemian_heart tonight for Day 10. FOLLOW & TAG all hosts to show us some love: ➵@yogashalameag | Tuesday nights. ➵@yoga_ky | Wednesday nights. ➵@getfityogagirl | Thursday nights. ➵@bohemian_heart | Friday nights. ➵@kateswarm | Saturday nights. ➵@thegivingmom | Sunday nights. ➵@alissayoga | Monday nights. FOLLOW & TAG our amazing sponsors: ➵@superlovetees ➵@yogademocracy ➵@jeannevergerjewelry BE CRAZY - BE SEXY - DO YOGA (Hot shorts by @yoga_democracy Cute tee from @superlovetees )

No matter how you feel,get up ,dress up, show up, and never give up. • DAY 9 #TwinningChallenge 3.0 👬 #SupportedShoulderstand #SalambaSarvangasana 👬👭 With @gordonogden ⌚️📠💼👔 . The Twinning hosts 👬👭 @yogamand @buddhamom76 @pepijnvn @jake_paul_white @collectiveyoga @stephaniekicksbutt 👈🏼 beginner's variation @jsesti @reganwarner @yogahontas_ @yogawithJQ @just.joni_ @mumma_joy76 @ninayogalife @yogalu123 @greenideas80 @yogi_james @nikki_possibilities @thankfully_tired_kayla and special guests . Twinning sponsors 👭👬 @werkshop @handfulbra @openheartwarrior @infinitystrap @yogapaws @karma_collective

Hey Honey Bees. • I am on a journey. Arn't we all? • Tonight, I am inspired to share a little of my life's path with you. I know some of you many be new to the hive, and aren't familiar with my story. So, pull up a seat, let me introduce myself. • I am Kate. I am 28. I have the sweetest 7 year old daughter, named Dimphina and an adoring husband, named Steve. We live in Salem, Oregon. • Steve and I fell instantly in love. It is kismet, he is my soul mate. We got pregnant young, I wasn't even 21, and we were not yet married. But, we were madly in love, fully committed, and very excited to share our lives. So, we had our baby girl, lil' Dimi (as we call her for short). • I dedicated my life to being a "proper" mom. I subconsciously felt ashamed for being a young, unwed, mum; so I did everything in my power to make us a legitimate family. We got married, got the good jobs, I became an advocate for attachment parenting and breastfeeding, I was certified as a birth doula, and supported other women through the transition in to motherhood. I was super mom. I threw myself in 100%. • So, we were ready. We took all the steps, I thought were necessary to be a proper family, now we could build...Baby # 2! .... But, Baby # 2 never came. After months of trying, testing, and heartbreak, I was diagnosed with infertility (specifically, Primary Ovarian Insufficiency. Basically premature menopause- I have no more eggs- extremely rare) I can't have any more children. For us, there will never be a # 2 • As you can imagine I was DEVASTATED! I gave up everything I was, to be "mom". That was my identity, and it was torn from me. • I hated my body. I felt broken and betrayed... Except in savasana. At the end of each yoga class, classes I had to drag myself to, I would weep, because for that short time I felt whole, and strong, and powerful. For that short time I was reminded of all the beauty and and strength I possessed. • Slowly, those feelings of self LOVE started to grow, and follow me. I began to love myself enough to make positive changes, I wanted to care for and celebrate my body. I began to remember and explore who I was... And I still am. (Cont. on in comments)

Day 8 of #CrazySexyYoga with the #yogabums is Firefly Pose | Tittibhasana and @yoga_ky gave us instructions. Check in with @getfityogagirl tonight for Day 9. FOLLOW & TAG all hosts to show us some love: ➵@yogashalameag | Tuesday nights. ➵@yoga_ky | Wednesday nights. ➵@getfityogagirl | Thursday nights. ➵@bohemian_heart | Friday nights. ➵@kateswarm | Saturday nights. ➵@thegivingmom | Sunday nights. ➵@alissayoga | Monday nights. FOLLOW & TAG our amazing sponsors: ➵@superlovetees ➵@yoga_democracy ➵@jeannevergerjewelry BE CRAZY - BE SEXY - DO YOGA

May we live like the lotus, at ease in muddy water. DAY 8 #TwinningChallenge 3.0 👬 #Peacock #Mayurasana Lotus Variation • Teaming up with @gordonogden 💥🌀💥 • The Twinning hosts 👬👭 @yogamand @buddhamom76 @pepijnvn @jake_paul_white @collectiveyoga @stephaniekicksbutt 👈🏼 beginner's variation @jsesti @reganwarner @yogahontas_ @yogawithJQ @just.joni_ @mumma_joy76 @ninayogalife @yogalu123 @greenideas80 @yogi_james @nikki_possibilities @thankfully_tired_kayla and special guests . Twinning sponsors 👭👬 @werkshop @handfulbra @openheartwarrior @infinitystrap @yogapaws @karma_collective

Gotcha.

❤️NE L💛VE 💚 • • • Lion of Zion leggings from @werkshop

Day 7 of #CrazySexyYoga with the #yogabums is Elephants Trunk Pose | Eka Hasta Bhujasana or One Leg Behind the Head Pose | Eka Pada Sirsasana and @yogashalameag gave us instructions. I woke up to the sound of rain tapping the windows. Fall has me feeling all cozy. 🍂 Check in with @yoga_ky tonight for Day 8. FOLLOW & TAG all hosts to show us some love: ➵@yogashalameag | Tuesday nights. ➵@yoga_ky | Wednesday nights. ➵@getfityogagirl | Thursday nights. ➵@bohemian_heart | Friday nights. ➵@kateswarm | Saturday nights. ➵@thegivingmom | Sunday nights. ➵@alissayoga | Monday nights. FOLLOW & TAG our amazing sponsors: ➵@superlovetees ➵@yoga_democracy ➵@jeannevergerjewelry BE CRAZY - BE SEXY - DO YOGA

"Triangles are my favorite shape Three points where two lines meet Toe to toe, back to back, let's go, my love; it's very late 'Til morning comes, let's tessellate." ~ Alt-J DAY 7 #TwinningChallenge 3.0 👬 #TrianglePose #baddhaTrikonasana #Trikonasana 👬👭 Thank you @gordonogden 💥💣 . #tuttbutt Pants: @werkshop The Twinning hosts 👬👭 @yogamand @buddhamom76 @pepijnvn @jake_paul_white @collectiveyoga @stephaniekicksbutt @jsesti @reganwarner @yogahontas_ @yogawithJQ @just.joni_ @mumma_joy76 @ninayogalife @yogalu123 @greenideas80 @yogi_james @nikki_possibilities @thankfully_tired_kayla and special guests Twinning sponsors 👭👬 @werkshop @handfulbra @openheartwarrior @infinitystrap @yogapaws @karma_collective

Day 6 of #CrazySexyYoga with the #yogabums is Compass Pose | Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana and @alissayoga gave us instructions. Check in with @yogashalameag tonight for Day 7. FOLLOW & TAG all hosts to show us some love: ➵@yogashalameag | Tuesday nights. ➵@yoga_ky | Wednesday nights. ➵@getfityogagirl | Thursday nights. ➵@bohemian_heart | Friday nights. ➵@kateswarm | Saturday nights. ➵@thegivingmom | Sunday nights. ➵@alissayoga | Monday nights. FOLLOW & TAG our amazing sponsors: ➵@superlovetees ➵@yoga_democracy ➵@jeannevergerjewelry BE CRAZY - BE SEXY - DO YOGA (Leggings by @werkshop $

Out with the "trophy husbands".🏆😂❤️ I am so thankful for the amazing weekend I shared with @gordonogden and his sweet family. Our daughters played and played, and I absolutely adore his kind and stunning wife @hollyogden_ . Special shout out to both Holly, and @stevenswarm for putting up with our crazy yoga addiction...you two should probably start a support group, "Spouses of IG Yogis" . Here's to many more adventurous... And MUCH MUCH more yoga.

"Finding a friend with the same mental disorder as you, priceless." DAY 6 #TwinningChallenge 3.0 👬 #ChinStand #GandaBherundasana 👬👭 Thank you @gordonogden . SugarSkull Pants: @werkshop The Twinning hosts 👬👭 @yogamand @buddhamom76 @pepijnvn @jake_paul_white @collectiveyoga @stephaniekicksbutt @jsesti @reganwarner @yogahontas_ @yogawithJQ @just.joni_ @mumma_joy76 @ninayogalife @yogalu123 👈🏼 tomorrow's hosts @greenideas80 @yogi_james 👈🏼 beginner's variation @nikki_possibilities @thankfully_tired_kayla and special guests Twinning sponsors 👭👬 @werkshop @handfulbra @openheartwarrior @infinitystrap @yogapaws @karma_collective

Look who came to visit! TWINNING IN REAL LIFE, WITH MY BEST IG YOGA BUD @gordonogden #TwinningChallenge 3.0 👫 #compasspose #ParivrttaSuryaYantrasana • DAY 5 • The Twinning hosts 👬👭 @yogamand @buddhamom76 @pepijnvn @jake_paul_white @collectiveyoga @stephaniekicksbutt @jsesti @reganwarner @yogahontas_ @yogawithjq @just.joni_ @mumma_joy76 @ninayogalife @yogalu123 @greenideas80 @yogi_james @nikki_possibilities @thankfully_tired_kayla and special guests Twinning sponsors 👭👬 @werkshop @handfulbra @openheartwarrior @infinitystrap

Day 5 of #CrazySexyYoga with the #yogabums is Pigeon Pose | Eka Pada Rajakapotasana and @thegivingmom gave us instructions. Check in with @alissayoga tonight for Day 6. FOLLOW & TAG all hosts to show us some love: ➵@yogashalameag | Tuesday nights. ➵@yoga_ky | Wednesday nights. ➵@getfityogagirl | Thursday nights. ➵@bohemian_heart | Friday nights. ➵@kateswarm | Saturday nights. ➵@thegivingmom | Sunday nights. ➵@alissayoga | Monday nights. FOLLOW & TAG our amazing sponsors: ➵@superlovetees ➵@yoga_democracy ➵@jeannevergerjewelry BE CRAZY - BE SEXY - DO YOGA

The doctor said he might need to modify... I am pretty sure this is what he meant. Don't worry, I am holding him up. DAY 4 #TwinningChallenge 3.0 👫 #handstand • With @gordonogden • The Twinning hosts 👬👭 @yogamand @buddhamom76 @pepijnvn @jake_paul_white @collectiveyoga @stephaniekicksbutt @jsesti @reganwarner @yogahontas_ @yogawithjq @just.joni_ @mumma_joy76 @ninayogalife @yogalu123 @greenideas80 @yogi_james @nikki_possibilities @thankfully_tired_kayla and special guests Twinning sponsors 👭👬 @werkshop @handfulbra @openheartwarrior @infinitystrap

Day 4 of #CrazySexyYoga with the #yogabums is Low Lunge | Anjaneyasana • See instructions for tomorrow's asana below • 1) From standing step right foot back, and lower knee to ground. Stack left knee over ankle. 2) Draw thighs together, firm core; and sweep hands up to sky. 3) Keep descending hips toward the ground, and reaching hands back behind you, until you find your sweet spot. 4) Make it you! Add any arm variation, or modification that is calling to you. Remember to always listen to your body, and never go any deeper than it benefits you... And don't be afraid to get a lil' crazy or sexy with your yoga 😘 Check in with @thegivingmom tomorrow for Day 5. FOLLOW & TAG all hosts to show us some love: ➵@yogashalameag | Tuesday nights. ➵@yoga_ky | Wednesday nights. ➵@getfityogagirl | Thursday nights. ➵@bohemian_heart | Friday nights. ➵@kateswarm | Saturday nights. ➵@thegivingmom | Sunday nights. ➵@alissayoga | Monday nights. FOLLOW & TAG our amazing sponsors: ➵@superlovetees ➵@yoga_democracy (pants by!) ➵@jeannevergerjewelry BE CRAZY - BE SEXY - DO YOGA

Day 3 of #CrazySexyYoga with the #yogabums is Sugar Cane Pose | Ardha Chandra Chapasana and @bohemian_heart gave us instructions. Check in with 💕me💕 @kateswarm tonight for Day 4. FOLLOW & TAG all hosts to show us some love: ➵@yogashalameag | Tuesday nights. ➵@yoga_ky | Wednesday nights. ➵@getfityogagirl | Thursday nights. ➵@bohemian_heart | Friday nights. ➵@kateswarm | Saturday nights. ➵@thegivingmom | Sunday nights. ➵@alissayoga | Monday nights. FOLLOW & TAG our amazing sponsors: ➵@superlovetees ➵@yoga_democracy ➵@jeannevergerjewelry BE CRAZY - BE SEXY - DO YOGA

A good friend is like a good compass, they'll always point you in the right direction. • DAY 3 #TwinningChallenge 3.0 👫 #compasspose #ParivrttaSuryaYantrasana • With @gordonogden • The Twinning hosts 👬👭 @yogamand @buddhamom76 @pepijnvn @jake_paul_white @collectiveyoga @stephaniekicksbutt @jsesti @reganwarner @yogahontas_ @yogawithjq @just.joni_ @mumma_joy76 @ninayogalife @yogalu123 @greenideas80 @yogi_james @nikki_possibilities @thankfully_tired_kayla and special guests Twinning sponsors 👭👬 @werkshop @handfulbra @openheartwarrior @infinitystrap