I’m 25 today.
What a blessing this life has been so far
Full of adventure
and true love ❤️
thank you all for being part of my life my heart is full 😘
again, thanks to the best @colorbylabelle & @sambrocatosalon for making my gold hair dreams come true 🌹
Here’s a fun test: Write down the answers to these questions and then write three descriptive words for each:
1. What is your favorite color?
2. What is your favorite animal?
3. What is your favorite form of water?(Ocean, rain, stream etc)
The adjectives you used to describe your favorite color are how others perceive you! I put BLUE- ocean, warm and strong 🌊 do you think it’s right? 😉
Your favorite animal is how you see yourself- I put JAGUAR elegant, fierce and powerful 🔥
Your form of water describes sexual relations 😳 I put OCEAN vast, oneness and all-encompassing ❤️
Did it work for you?? Let me know what you got!! Test by the best @thedeeplightcompany
Guys! New hair by @colorbylabelle at @sambrocatosalon so in love with it— check out my highlighted stories 😍
Wearing @risinglotusclothing ✨
Photo by @ljbnyc1 ✨
I have a lot more alone time lately
and tbh sometimes I start thinking ‘I’m missing something’ or ‘being by myself is lonely’...
But at those times, I know I am playing into my own fear, my own ego, and I am being small.
There is love everywhere just hiding underneath the surface and I know if I can tune into that energy,
my solitude will be blissful.
My meals meditative.
My time on my own, ‘me time.’
Time to practice self-care and pamper myself 🦋
I don’t need to diminish my alone time by calling or texting every minute.
I am enough as I am right now.
I am more than enough.
I am love and I am light.
I choose to see these in my life.
May your Soul shine
May you open up to what’s within
And allow it to flow through you
Without censorship or judgement
Lay down your arms. You are loved ❤️
If no one’s told you today, I love you, just as you are.
A prayer for myself; hope you enjoy it too ☺️ | amazing capture by @sfreneenyc
Just two yoga girls stretching at the pool 💁🏻♀️but really, there’s no one I would rather stretch, dance, or play with than my #sexybestie@rebekahletch 😘 love you! Not ready to talk about it yet, but going through a rough spot. Lucky to have this one supporting me, bringing Light in my life ❤️❤️ | wearing @sandandblue
When a yogi goes to the pool... 😉 couldn’t resist a handstand @rebekahletch ‘s amazing pool facility! Can’t wait to keep practicing these and getting it cleaner and cleaner🔥💪 | truly beautiful one piece @sandandblue love them ❤️
With passion pray. With passion make love. With passion eat and drink and dance and play. Why look like a dead fish in this ocean of God? ~ Rumi | Havana reminding me there is beauty and passion even in the most unlikely places 🔥 | Shot taken on a roof in Havana’s Chinatown by @sdj ❤️
What a month, January- filled with so much letting go, shedding of layers, & breaking open. It shook my world. (And New Yorkers know, just living here was insane, Arctic freeze and all.)
I set my intention last night with the epic super blue blood moon- February will be a month of joy, fun and power 🔥 I’m also turning 25 this month and want to finish up my early 20’s strong 👊 I want to be able to say that for my life so far, I dictated my life and didn’t just let things happen to me. I set a direction and pursued it with everything I have 💥
So I am actively seeking things that are straight up fun, that feel good, that bring me joy and move me forward!
Recommendations for things to do are welcome friends, happy February 🥀 amazing Photo by @jtsuhar
Still looking backward at my trip to Cuba. One of things that surprised me is just how much serendipity and LUCK played into our hands.
When @rebekahletch and I arrived at the airport, we went to the money changer to meet up with our friends who came on another flight. The appointed time came and passed... and we started thinking the worst.
We’re two girls alone in a foreign country- there‘s no WIFI, no data, no way to contact our friends, we have no idea the address of our Air bnb and we have a limited amount of cash (ATM’s don’t work.) What if we couldn’t find or meet up with the others...? 🙈
So we sprang into action and started asking the local vendors about the boys’ flight- apparently their airline flew into an entirely different terminal and was so far away we’d have to take a cab over there. We go outside and I start haggling in broken Spanish with a group of the drivers. I’m about to finalize with a cab when we hear someone call us out—-
And there were the boys! Absolutely BEST moment ❤️ We’d almost missed them and may have been in big trouble... but again and again small miracles happened and we not only found them but had an amazing 5 day trip 🙏🌸
Photo by @fliickman check out his profile for epicc street photos of Cuba
I’m still in awe of Cuba. We met the friendliest and most welcoming people- I’ll never forget Alex, who literally insisted that @rebekahletch take his shirt when she said she liked it!
I talked to him afterwards and he said the joy he felt in her receiving the gift was worth more than the shirt, and that shirt, with the painting of the classic car in Cuba, would remind her of both Cuba and him every time she looked at it.
We met his family- his brother, sister and niece and had a drink in their living room. Although there was a language barrier, the language of love and energy could be passed and I think we were understood.
That night we invited them over to our place where we again shared drinks and the boys hooked them up with all the clothes they had brought with them: hats, shirts, shoes. The boys left with their luggage empty! I only wish I had thought to bring some gear to give too ❤️
Photo by the amazinggg @fliickman so happy I got to know you a little better this trip!! 🙏❤️
Unintentional digital detox here in Cuba! No computer to upload photos.... yet! So posting this photo from last Sunday with @ciel70. Her husband @ros99coe took this shot! So impressed with his skills 🔥 twinning in @ellieactivewear 🙏
It can be hard to find your passion- something that you are so in love with, you could give up everything for. Where the process and how it feels is more important than anybody else’s validation.
I’m lucky I found it in movement. The process makes me feel strong and empowered in my body- and it doesn’t matter if anyone else likes or approves of how I move. Just moving, for myself, because I like it and it brings me joy, that’s enough.
I’m doubly lucky that some of you take class from me. Teaching movement, teaching how to be strong and flexible in your body, teaching how to work with your self and your ability...
I will never get tired of it. ⚡️🙏
Thanks for our beautiful morning of flowing and conditioning @rebekahletch 😘🌸 you are my favorite partner to flow with ❤️❤️ Also thanks to @alternativeapparel for my outfit 🙏
Casual yoga @dunkindonuts Tea Party! 😉 January is National Hot Tea Month and TODAY Jan 19, Dunkin’ Donuts is offering a complimentary Bold Breakfast Black Tea sachet to every guest who makes a purchase between 10AM and 2PM!! Go and get ‘em!
I always thought about Dunkin’ Donuts and their coffee- but they now offer premium hot teas, served in pyramid tea sachets containing high-quality full leaf teas and herbal infusions. PS @dunkindonuts has removed ALL artificial dyes from their donuts! 🥂#DunkinDonuts#sponsored#TeawithDD
Yesterday I listened to an amazing podcast with my fav @lewishowes and his guest @edmylett. I have so many notes from this podcast but here are a couple:
- The biggest addiction in the world today is addiction to other people’s approval.
- Self-confidence is about building a reputation with yourself- so you don’t need the approval from others.
- Self-confidence also comes from Faith. In knowing that you are perfect as you are, made in God’s image and that you need not do or be anything different from what you are now to be loved. - Therefore confidence comes from your word and your faith, and has nothing to do with others or external circumstances.
This week I’ll be paying extra special attention to where my confidence comes from- Word and Faith. 🙏
Pic by the best @sfreneenyc ❤️
Whatever it is that you KNOW you need to do- I hope you find the courage to breakthrough the resistance and do what must be done TODAY!
I have my own task in mind: it’s so close to heart that I feel tense and scared to do it... but it WILL be done and I will share it with you all soon ❤️ I’m cheering for you too 😘
Amazing photo by @jtsuhar and yes my feet froze taking this pic 😂
Lunch with a view 😍 I’m huge on cooking my own meals and that #mealpreplife — it’s pretty much the only consistent way to eat healthy and know exactly what’s going into my meals...
However, @vynelife definitely makes it easy if you don’t have time to meal prep 😹 Order meals online, they deliver on Sunday night and Wednesday night. All vegetarian, health-conscious food. And tasty too 😉
Thanks @vynelife for the meals! I ordered:
Bamboo Rice Bibimbap
Pesto Broccoli Marinara
Curry Cauliflower Kale Bowl
Carrot Quinoa Chili
Photo by my bestie @rebekahletch
Wearing the super comfy @risinglotusclothing
It’s not yoga, but it feels like it. Same concentration in the body, control of breath, attention to transition...and also improvisation, moving outside the mat, moving out of alignment.
I love yoga and it will always by my home, but there’s a whole big world out there 🌎 Let’s see what happens when I actually train outside of yoga.
Thank you @rebekahletch for letting me practice in your gorgeous space and only letting me take this ONE time!! My perfectionistic tendency would be to film again and again until I held that final zombie... but real time I don’t hit everything the first time I try 😂🤷🏻♀️
Ninja video skills by @mvmt_art who introduced me to movement flows 😘
wearing @flo 🙏
Guys, what a journey. Thank you for being with me each step of the way. I would not be here without you! 🙏
I started growing this account 2017 and slowly got more and more comfortable sharing my practice and thoughts online. Now it’s a year later and I can definitely say the insta community has enriched my life- I’ve met amazing people online and in person, connected with students, explored my creativity and artistry with photography, and challenged myself to think critically and write insightfully!
This next leg of the journey I hope to share with you more of my flows and videos, more lifestyle/travel and post more frequently! If you have any requests, recommendations or just want to say hi, DM DM DM! Again thank you so much! You are the best. 😘❤️
✨GIVE AWAY DETAILS!✨
I’ve partnered up with @radhabeauty to give away their amazing 180mL Diffuser + Top 8 Essential Oil Set ✨
This includes 100% pure and therapeutic grade:
1. Follow both @radhabeauty and @emchenyoga 2. Comment with your favorite oil and a creative way to use it! 3. Tag a friend who would love the scent you picked!
BONUS: If you are size XS comment with +Ellie to win an all new, 3-piece outfit size XS! (They sent me two of these outfits!)
Thanks for this quick shoot and freezing your fingers!! @sfreneenyc 😍❤️