fitqueenirene One of my favorite stretches to open my upper back and shoulders
I can't wait to teach today at @yttp2! Advanced class from 12-2:30pm
See you there?
Thanks for snapping my pic @rtamarra
And thank you @wearejared for letting me teach your class this week!
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fitqueenirene The only thing that matters, is love.
Setting my heart on fire with the gorgeous @talia_sutra
Wearing @aloyoga
Photographed by @rtamarra
NYC- advanced class tomorrow at noon at @yttp2! $20 cash or check.
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fitqueenirene Float. Dream.
Today's giveaway is a $100 gift card to @sivanaspirit!
To participate:
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follow @sivanaspirit
share below your wildest dream that you are manifesting into reality.
You are ALL winners, I had tears in my eyes reading your stories on my last giveaway post. I have chosen @erinyogaa as the winner of the @teekigram leggings! Email me to claim your prize ️ fitqueenirene@gmail.com
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  •   sivanaspirit You have the most incredible community!        @fitqueenirene 1d
  •   tanamaluna Lovely1d
  •   ashleyrenae73 I acquired several science degrees doing research hoping to save maybe one life or make a huge discovery. Life had other plans for me after finding out I had rare diseases with no cure. My dream is simply to let others know you can still be amazing, make a difference, & inspire others as long as you never give up!! 1d
  •   langjo1117 My wildest dream was to be a yoga teacher. To share some yoga love with the world. I am doing it now. And I am loving every second. 1d
  •   k_fino My dream is to guide others to self-healing. I grew up with a mother who is a big fan of alternative medicine, I was exposed to and enjoyed many different types of doctors and methods of medicine. I fell in love with yoga 8 years ago. I became a massage therapist 4 years ago, started working and loved it. I always felt that massage and yoga would be pieces of the 'big picture' of my career and passion, but I've not known what the other pieces would be. I had cancer last year at 24 yrs old and it was the biggest shock of my life. Now I'm on the other side of treatment, and honestly, I thought right now I'd be hitting the ground running with flying colors and sparkles, but I've never felt more lost in my life. I am really struggling with feeling passion for any part of life right now; I haven't shaken off this traumatic experience. As difficult as life feels currently, I know that this is a huge opportunity to find my own way to a state of health of the body•mind•soul. My massage was wonderful, and I enjoyed giving it to others, but I also felt that I was only scratching the surface of what I could give to them. But wasn't able to. Wasn't able to give to others what I didn't have myself. And now is time to Give that to myself. That is how I am manifesting my dream for tomorrow, today. :) thank you so much for the peace and love you share Irene, I've been following you for close to 2 yrs now and you're a truly inspirational being 1d
  •   yoga_g.i.r.l My dream was to be able to go from a firefly to a straddle handstand. I made that dream a reality yesterday! Still working on just being stable and confident but my dreams are coming true! 1d
  •   kimeetee My wildest dream may not be wild at all, but if you look closely it has wild written all over it. I want to experience love in the purest and realist form possible, always. Thankfully and unfortunately I am at that place right now, and I have come to realize that love in its purest form can be painful at times, making my dream and desire for it absolutely masochistic and wild. But I love it, I love love and everything love stands for, and my wildest dream for my desire for love is to share love in this form with everyone I meet. That is my ultimate dream, possibly crazy but it sounds so sweet to me just thinking about it. Opening myself up to the opportunity of experiencing love on multiple playing fields is both frightening and energizing. I think that the possibility of pain makes love that much more real and special when you experience it. So there you have it. I want to share a love so pure and wild that everyone who meets me knows I'm different some way and then wants the same thing because they love they way I loved. (Love not being intimate love, I have my man of the century. Love being just the interaction between people). 1d
  •   axvpjayy My dream is really silly but I want the best person I can be get a good education go to college (I want to be a lawyer for my kids to have a good life) but all that stuff is planned for the future because I'm in 6th grade and I get a and b on my report card so I'm living life the fullest 22h

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fitqueenirene The view from the top is better when we share it.
Playing in NYC with @giseleags in our @aloyoga outfits! by @kevbike
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fitqueenirene Making shapes with @lithiumkitten after an amazing class with @wearejared at @ytttp2
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fitqueenirene @wearejared you have inspired me for so long and I feel like my own light shines brighter simply from having met you. Thank you for a beautiful practice this evening. I'm not sure which I enjoyed more- taking your class or practicing next to you!
NYC yogis- good news! I'm teaching an advanced class this Friday at noon at @yttp2!
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fitqueenirene Reunited with my dear friend @yulady ️ please show her some love and follow her! She is one of my favorite people.
@yulady
Twins in our @aloyoga
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fitqueenirene Even when it's cloudy, the sun always rises.
Thank you for the reminder @beachyogagirl
Today's giveaway is from @teekigram!
To participate:
like this photo
follow @teekigram
share below an experience you never thought you would be able to overcome.
Winner of the @liforme mat is @simplyshana7
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  •   sophie_burns13 @jezebelrose333 thanks so much for your lovely message and love it made me smile. I have had severe depression/anxiety and had 2 years psychotherapy with a great counsellor but unfortunately we had to end in may so since then I have been struggling, and also changed my medication which has thrown everything into flux. I found psychotherapy extremely helpful especially to counter suicidal feelings, just frustrating it takes so long to build a relationship with a therapist to start healing. You give me so much hope that you are happy in your life and maintaining your recovery, I have read about dbt and thought it sounded very good, I will definitely look into it more, I've tried cbt but found it wasn't really adequate for the severity of the feelings I was struggling with. Has yoga helped in your ongoing recovery? I find it great to go to classes and do mindfulness through yoga to reduce anxiety and stay in the moment :) 5d
  •   leah_scotia I never knew I could overcome being married in a religion just a couple months after my 19th birthday and being divorced by my husband at that time on the day I turned 21. It shaped who I am but does not define me & I continually seek to understand the experiences of those around me. 5d
  •   mrmikelpc OMG! 4d
  •   cup1234cake I never thought I would overcome my sexual abuse, but I have and now I help others overcome as well. 4d
  •   sarah_thebeautyhunter So beautiful! And loveeee the leggings @fitqueenirene 4d
  •   a.tomic I am still in the process of overcoming my anxiety. Small spaces, cars, and plane flights have been a different experience for be since 2012 when I went cross country. Yoga has been my outlet and learning how to focus my breathing has been a huge help with the stress that accompanies. So happy to have come this far. Your a huge inspiration! Excited for what's to come. 3d
  •   colorfulyogi Who won? 3d
  •   koyawebb This is beautiful @fitqueenirene and an awesome challenge 1d

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fitqueenirene You all have showed up and SOLD OUT! There are only 20 more rooms left for #DFT2015! If you haven't booked your trip you MUST reserve it no later than next Friday, October 24th. Grab your girls and guys and join myself, @FollowTheLita, @GetFitWithNic_, @WrkoutQueenie and @deannajefferson for @DestinationFitTrip at the beautiful Royalton White Sands
Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica May 18th-21st, 2015 ️ Make your deposit of $350 today! ONLY ocean view rooms left $755 per person based on double occupancy. Price is for land only.

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fitqueenirene Happy Friday! Just arrived in NYC.
Today's giveaway is from my all time favorite yoga mat company @liforme! Winner will have choice between pink and grey mat.
To participate:
like this photo
follow @liforme
comment below one area you are focusing on to improve the quality of your life. Right now it's time management for me
Yesterday's winner is @kirstenbadass! Email Revolceanbands@gmail.com to pick your prize!
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  •   lovelifemosttimes Amazing 5d
  •   vanishardailey Do you ever travel to Oregon or Cali?? I wanna take class with youuuu 5d
  •   connnieng With so much scattered energy on our earth and mixed messages in the media, I'm currently working on organization--prioritization of thoughts, emotions, and actions. What is "right" for me and those around me, and what conscious steps do I take next toward establishing and following through on these priorities? How to dis 4d
  •   infinite_dragon I would love to improve on my flexibility and holding a handstand for longer periods of time. Yoga has changed my life and i want to keep fueling that energy into the other areas in my life. @fitqueenirene @liforme 4d
  •   b93salymac I'm working to improve my synchronicity. Find the balance and express yourself but know when pull back and be humble. 4d
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fitqueenirene Always leave a little room for possibility. Always.
So excited to teach tomorrow in NYC at @pureyoganyc! There are still a few spots left for my all levels strong and bendy flow.
www.FitQueenIrene.com
Outfit by @shaktiactivewear
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fitqueenirene Don't just look with your eyes, see with your heart.
If you feel alone just check back to my last giveaway post and read the comments. We all share similar insecurities, doubts, and fears. We are in this together.
Today's giveaway is from @revolocean bracelets!
To participate:
like this photo
follow @revolocean
comment below a mantra or saying that you repeat to yourself when you have doubts.
That's it! It was SO hard to pick a winner from yesterday, your willingness to share brought tears to my eyes. Check @yogawithirene for the winner.
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  •   jill2007 "I can do hard things!" 1w
  •   nataliamurate Fear can not stop you. Be brave and kind and everything is going to be alright 1w
  •   sophi_theyogi_ I always find myself saying "it's okay, it's okay, it's okay" in difficult situations and repeating it over and over again until I finally get it in my head. 1w
  •   j.pri_yogi "Pressure makes two things, diamonds or coal." It's reminds me to push through anything that challenges me or makes me self doubt myself. Because everyone deserves to be a diamond 1w
  •   windupwristwatch "is this how a story is written?" a friend told me this. it is so you know that whatever bad thought you have is not going to happen...because people dont write stories that way. 1w
  •   artandyoga @fitqueenirene thank you! Two of those phrases came from my parents :) 1w
  •   laanna29 Find your self, and be that. That's it 5d
  •   drama323 That is one cute pinky toe. @fitqueenirene 3d

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fitqueenirene Only a few hours left to get my Yoga Bootcamp at the intro price - over $30 off! This is a 60 day program to build strength and flexibility from the ground up. For more information click the link in my bio!

codyapp.com/yogabootcamp

The perfect way to practice with me no matter where you live. Join the community on @codyapp and we can support each other. If you don't have an iPhone you can still access the videos from your browser. Questions? Comment below
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Normal Irene Pappas
fitqueenirene When we embrace our insecurities our light shines bigger and brighter.
I am more than this body. I am love.
Today's giveaway is an awesome outfit from @myinnerfire
To participate:
like this photo
follow @myinnerfire
comment below an insecurity that once held you back, or that you are actively letting go of.
Thank you all for your willingness to share. I am so grateful to be inspired by your honesty.
Yesterday's winner is about to be announced on my other account @yogawithirene.
#practice_gratitude
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fitqueenirene Are you looking to become stronger and more flexible but don't know where to start? Or maybe your current routine isn't challenging you as much as it used to?
Today is the last day to get my @codyapp Yoga Bootcamp Bundle at the introductory price!
codyapp.com/yogabootcamp (link in bio)

I wanted to share some of my favorite workouts and moves to build a strong and fluid foundation, so I created this 60 day plan for you!
The first 30 days will get you used to moving your body in new ways while the second 30 days will help you kick it up a notch! I've also included healthy lifestyle tips and a food journal to help you get the most out of this program.
I love seeing everyone log their workouts and sharing my own routine on @codyapp! Remember the app itself is free and an awesome tool to log your workouts and keep track of your progress.
Questions? Comment below!
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fitqueenirene Create your own reality by embracing impossibility.
Today's gratitude giveaway is a pair of shorts or leggings from @lovezuvi!
To participate:
like this photo
follow @lovezuvi
comment below something you once thought was impossible but now is part of your reality.
That's it! I'm about to post the winner of the @werkshop leggings on my other page @yogawithirene #practice_gratitude
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fitqueenirene The more willing we are to communicate the more likely we are to get what we want.
Growing up I never experienced moderation when it came to emotions. I would frequently feel overcome with sadness, anger, and anxiety. I didn't understand how to communicate my feelings, and would keep them to myself until I was on the verge of panic. Blaming my indecisive nature I never asked for what I wanted, and was always left feeling resentful when the outcome didn't turn out the way I expected.
Bit by bit I become more confident in myself and my wants and needs, so I began to speak up. Sometimes it was hard, I was afraid that I might hurt feelings or be judged. But the more honest I became with myself and others the more I began to find emotional balance.
We are humans, not mind readers (most of us, at least ). Listen to yourself and speak up.
Goddess leggings from @aloyoga
With the lovely goddesses @nayitavp and @salila_thuy25
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fitqueenirene Move like the ocean, strong but fluid.
Today's giveaway is a pair of leggings from @werkshop's Dominican theme!
To participate:
like this photo
follow @werkshop
tag a friend below and remind them that you love them.
That's it!
Winner announced tomorrow.
Yesterday's winner is @lilylax! Email me fitqueenirene@gmail.com to get your @mandukayoga gear!
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fitqueenirene Want to learn more about #acroyoga? Check out @acropediaorg's website acropedia.org for an amazing free resource of poses and transitions.
My outfit is from @aloyoga
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fitqueenirene Good morning!
Time to #practice_gratitude Today's giveaway is from @mandukayoga ️ For your chance to win a Manduka PRO mat and Yogitoes towel:
like this photo
follow @mandukayoga
comment below tagging a friend that you are grateful for.
That's it! I'll announce the winner tomorrow
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