Island Yoga Love in General, Love, Retreats, Workshops, Yoga

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Island Yoga❤ This place has my whole heart. Scroll down for a tour of the whole studio! Creating Island Yoga in Aruba was a dream of mine for so many years and a part of me still can't believe it's true! As with everything, it's a work in process and i feel like for every week that passes we add another sprinkle of magic into the space. We have officially been open for just over eight months and are getting ready to host our first Island Yoga Teacher Training in just a few weeks! Now that we're...

A Prayer For My Daughter in General, Love, Travel, Yoga

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A prayer for my daughter May she know love. May she be loved. May she never look in the mirror and think “I should lose five pounds”. Never ever. May she never feel the urge to hold her stomach in while on the beach in a bikini. May she never diet, or count calories, or obsess over her body. May she never spend even a second staring at herself in the mirror on a treadmill thinking about her weight. May she turn her face to the sun and her attention to the moment, fully soaking...

In These Retreats, We Go Where Love Is in General, Love, Retreats, Yoga

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People sometimes ask what we do during these retreats... I can't fully explain it. Yes we do yoga and eat well and we hike and sail and play but in the Luna shala, magic happens. Real magic. We move and sweat like fucking crazy and it opens us so we can explore places within that we haven't looked at in a long, long time. We go where love is. And where there is fear, we inquire. We scratch at wounds that haven't fully healed to see what's underneath. We share. We journal. We dive in....

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I Have No Intention in Moving Backwards in General, Love, Pregnancy, Yoga

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If I have to read one more comment saying how "brave" I am for showing off my post-partum body I'm going to SCREAM. I understand that there is no bad intention behind saying that I'm "courageous" for sharing photos and videos of me as I am, three months after having given birth, but what that actually means is that you look at my body and think that I am anything else but perfect and beautiful. Like I should be hiding a little bit, now that I weigh 15 pounds more than normal (I gained 40...

Speak Your Dreams in General, Love, Travel

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Swedish summer. It's so beautiful. I'd love to start spending more time here, maybe 3-4 months out of the year... We'd need to get an apartment bigger than 32 square meters😬 And it would be a dream to have a little summer house on a lake or by the ocean somewhere... Dreams, dreams. All is possible. I remember back when I used to dream about traveling the world. Then becoming a yoga teacher. Then taking my teachings global. Then buying a house. Then writing and publishing a book. Then starting up an online platform for...

109 Women Mission Trip in Sweden in General, Love, Retreats, Travel, Yoga

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ANNOUNCING: 109 World mission trip in Sweden! We are an all-women team running the non-profit 109 World and have been longing to do a mission trip focused on women's issues and female empowerment. We have decided to focus on a heavy, difficult and widespread issue this year: sexual violence and rape. Sexual violence happens all over the world no matter the country, financial status or level of education. Every single woman that has to suffer through this atrocity and its aftermath is one woman too many. Join me in Öland, Sweden August 17-20 for a mission...

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Back to Teaching…and a Badass New Yoga Playlist! in Love, Pregnancy

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Teaching this morning was incredible. I've missed teaching so much. 38 people in our Luna Shala today at Island Yoga and it makes me wonder how we are going to squeeze in 48 for our retreat at the end of the month. But, then I remember we had 58 mats in here for our opening class so nothing to worry about!😜 It's just been a while since I was surrounded by this many people! Teaching 9:30 am this Saturday - come play at Island Yoga! Oh and I made a badass new yoga playlist too...

Dear Yoga, It’s Nice to Meet You Again in General, Love

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I'm craving yoga right now in a way that I haven't in years. It reminds me of my first year of practice and how I'd go to sleep every night, giddy with anticipation knowing I'd get to roll out my mat the moment I'd wake up. Every day was like Christmas morning. That feeling of excitement lasted about a year before routine took over and yoga became part of my normal. I turned my yoga practice into teaching and teaching into a career and along the way, I stopped feeling like I was unwrapping a...

New Podcast! From the Heart in General, Love, Pregnancy

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Guys! The first episode of my podcast is OUT NOW! We did it!!! It's called From The Heart and I'll be releasing new episodes every Friday. Click the link here to listen and subscribe! In this first episode I share with you all the full story of how Lea Luna was born... Yes, we get intimate and personal right away🙈  Go listen in, subscribe, leave a review and let me know what you think. You can also search Yoga Girl Podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, RSS - or wherever you get your...

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Look, Little Moon. You’ve Been Here Once Before. in Love, Pregnancy

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10 months ago I posted a photo from this exact spot. I was sitting in the tree you see in the background, holding my hands to my belly, gazing out at the ocean. June 22. It was the day we found out I was pregnant and Lea Luna was just a tiny little poppyseed forming inside of me. We'd had a very special afternoon on the beach a few weeks earlier and that same evening driving home Dennis turned to me and said "I think we just got pregnant". I thought he was insane. It...