@HannahTaha's yoga journey started at 13, when her sister convinced her to join her for a class, and hasn't looked back since. After a major move from Abu Dhabi to New York, she's bringing her amazing teaching skills to our @alonewyork Soho studio with vinyasa flow classes that often incorporate her specialties: backbends and hip-openers! But it's not just about the physical for her... "I think yoga gives you a lot of freedom, both physically and mentally. It inspires me to move my body and tune in with my breath, and it expands my imagination in so many different ways." Read our full Q&A with Hannah and get her exclusive yoga playlist on our blog! Link in bio. #aloyoga
Here at Alo, we've been 100% sweatshop free since day 1. We are humankind and that means:
No forced labor.
No child labor.
No unfair pay.
No illegal hours.
No unsafe conditions.
We’re W.R.A.P. certified from the premier independent watchdog org and we have Alo staff monitoring every sewing facility in person every day. We know everyone who touches Alo is treated well. This is what it means to be Alo. #aloyoga
Challenge yourself 💪 Have you ever participated in an Instagram challenge? Challenges on Instagram are perfect for connecting with other people in the yoga community and can help you take your practice to the next level. The best part? Anyone can participate, even you! In August, we’re all about spreading the love with #spreadthelove, celebrating the launch of our fall line with #yogifallfavorites & expanding your arm balance & handstand journey with #flyintofall. Click the link in our bio for all the details on each challenge & spend some quality time on your mat this month like @yogoskenz. We’ll be following each challenge hashtag to keep up with your journeys! #aloyoga
For @caleyalyssa, yoga is so much more than just a physical practice. Though mastering challenging poses was what initially what drew her in, she turned to meditation to find more calm and clarity. Now she can't imagine her practice (or teaching) without it. Check out her story in our latest Beyond the Mat video on our YouTube channel and set aside some time to zen out today. 🧘♀️🧘♂️ #aloyoga
“It’s all about timing in this life.
Countless coincidences aligning to create both immense opportunity and deep disappointment, sometimes simultaneously.
How many times have we had the right thing, simply at the wrong time?
I’m terrified of the comprimise.
Knowing when to push, when to pull and when to do nothing at all.
Understanding that even the smallest of gestures, at the wrong moment, can have the most extreme and radical consequences on our lives.
And an awareness that for each moment to exist as it does, an entire spectrum of other unique occurances need to collide in perfect harmony.
This reality is simply a compilation of projected impossibilities combining to create the present.
It’s in this actuality that we exist, not a second before or a moment after.
So forget the resentment, the embarrassment, the regret.
Forget the stress, the concern, the worry.
Breathe and admire this life, this breath, for the miracle it is.” - @SjanaElise. She is featured in our Goddess Leotard. #writtenbysjana
VIP EARLY ACCESS! Our Fall 2018 line just launched and we’re giving you first dibs. Delicate strap details, major new colors & fabrics that give us all the feels. Click the link in our bio & get ready to fall hard 😉 #aloyoga
Yogis around the world, listen up! The yoga community is international, and now, so is Alo! We introduced FREE & faster international 🌎 shipping a couple weeks ago, making it easier than ever to order Alo wherever you are, and, now, we’re opening our Pro Program up to yogis across the globe 🎉—a really exciting step toward bringing more yoga 🙏 to the world! The Alo Pro Program is our community of certified yoga, fitness and Pilates teachers who can purchase Alo at 30% off in return for doing what they do best: spreading mindful movement! It’s our way of saying thank you to all the instructors who consistently inspire their students on the mat and support them in their personal journeys and practices. We’ve all had that teacher who just makes us want to keep showing up for ourselves (if you haven’t, keep looking—we promise it’s worth it!). If yoga and movement have the power to touch and transform lives, teachers have the language to translate them into a practice we can learn and love. It’s such a special job, and we’re beyond grateful for everyone who does it! #aloyoga
We fell in love with @ashleygalvinyoga when we found her on Instagram 4 years ago. Since then we’ve watched her grow as a teacher and start a beautiful family. We were curious about how she originally found yoga: “I wandered into my first yoga class at 25. I was in search of a healthier lifestyle that I had not found from any other type of sport or workout. I was hooked from day 1. The mind-body connection from yoga transformed me. I knew deep down that someday I would teach, but felt far from ready. Yoga soon became a life-changing practice. It was healing in ways I didn’t know I needed to be healed. It was so much more than the original sport I had sought out and I wanted to share this and all of the benefits found in yoga with anyone who would listen. After 2 years of practicing, it was time. I took my yoga teacher training and my life completely shifted. Doors were opening and it was more clear than ever before that this was my path. The summer after taking my yoga training I found myself in Bali, Indonesia and Baja, Mexico co-teaching yoga teacher trainings with @yandarayoga. Soon after, I moved to LA and went all in. The rest is history :) I am 33 now and can honestly say yoga is my career, my hobby, my life. It is what keeps me grounded, keeps me inspired and keeps me in shape.” Known for both her true strength & amazing flexibility, we can’t get enough of her classes. Want to practice with @ashleygalvinyoga? She has so many amazing classes on @alo.moves & right now, we’re giving you 30 days free to try @alo.moves with any Alo purchase. #aloyoga
We’re always so inspired by @dylanwerneryoga’s powerful arm balances & his incredible control in his flows. He shared his take on one of our favorite postures: "The key to arm balances is creating stability. I like to think of stability as strength without effort. Stability comes when everything is aligned and balanced. Every arm balance has its own unique structure that lends to the effortlessness of the pose. When you discover this about the pose, it becomes a place to rest rather than a place to struggle." What arm balance are you working toward? #aloyoga
@carsonclaycalhoun is a special kind of yoga teacher. He calls himself a “handstandup comedian” 😂 because he loves being upside down and tells jokes in his classes to keep things light and fun. He first got into yoga because of his mom (who’s also a yoga teacher!) and found his signature style in Rocket, a fast-paced practice that combines poses from the first three Ashtanga series & sets the foundation for seriously amazing inversions. Carson answered some of our rapid-fire questions and even curated a Rocket playlist for anyone who wants to jam out while they yoga—check it out in full on the Alo blog! Link in bio. #aloyoga 📷: @tomkingsford