fitqueenirene Yesterday my mom and my sister were in a car accident. They were stopped at a red light at the bottom of a hill when a cement truck lost its brakes and hit them going at least 45mph. My mom's SUV flew into the intersection somehow missing oncoming traffic. My sister hit her head hard against the window and my mom's shoulder was broken in four places, but they could have died. Easily.
Sometimes I forget how fragile life is, and because there is pain and suffering in the world it makes it that much more important to be grateful. To give our experiences meaning, and to seek our true purpose.
Each and every single one of us are alive today for a reason. Don't doubt it and don't forget it.
I love you all.
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  •   lodawnh Grateful for all your lives ! 50min
  •   helen_yoga_bright Healing vibes to your family xx 43min
  •   wonder_woman_o So glad they survived. Sending them love and healing. 41min
  •   k.li.tho.ti Elles ont ete protégées par Dieu 40min
  •   nellievance Oh my goodness! Sending love and healing vibes ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ♡ 22min
  •   rockdcdavid Sweet paradise!!! 4min
  •   jeepsrt8.hulk Prayers sent for your mom and sister. I'm glad they're ok other than being in that terrible crash. Life is precious 1min
  •   tiffany35j Praying for them!!!! 38s

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fitqueenirene Did you know I have more than 20 yoga classes online at yoga30.com? And there is a 7 day free trial!
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fitqueenirene ️ so much love for @bodhimovement join me for an all levels vinyasa class this Thursday at 7:30pm! Jackson, NJ.
I will also be guest teaching at @bodhimovement's 200 hr teacher training this summer! Use code irene@bodhi for $100 off! Only 2 spots left!
Fitqueenirene.com for more details🏼
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fitqueenirene Finally wrote a (rather long) blog about my wrist.
I would love if you shared it with a friend that is dealing with an injury or maybe just going through a hard time.
www.fitqueenirene.com/blog (link in my bio)
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  •   ameliasaustin Thank you for sharing that!! Hope your healing process is fast and easy! 2d
  •   thenuclearshow I loved your post.. And you're right on so many levels. NOW is the yoga... Wishing you a speedy recovery.. Thanks for the inspiration :) 2d
  •   chingcrystal84 You write very well, thanks for sharing, as always! 1d
  •   yogato Awww so awesome to see you happy. 1d
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  •   yogalawyer Good luck with your recovery! 24h
  •   finding_my_bliss I'm brand new to your page but that was a beautifully written post. Thank you for your honesty!! This is something that has frustrated me about yoga & IG. Everyone wants to go for the 'show' poses without building a solid foundation first. It's so easy in this ego-driven society but it can be so dangerous. Yoga should heal, never injure, but I see it so often. I hope your message speaks to every yogi out there!! Wishing you a speedy recovery, gal. 7h
  •   thomaszhang63 beautiful 2h

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fitqueenirene I will not allow my happiness to be dictated by the circumstance of my physical body. Instead I will allow my happiness and love to carry me through. Healing is painful, but it is also beautiful.
Thank you @samseesworld for being my right hand ️ I love you.
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fitqueenirene A little #stopdropandyoga with @acropediaorg from last week.
Remember it's not too late to join the #InspirationGenerationChallenge!
For the next two days, @MandukaYoga will be donating $1 per post up to $500 to the Red Cross Earthquake Relief Fund for Nepal. To participate:
Stop, Drop and Yoga! Follow my fellow co-hosts and our sponsor @mandukayoga Donate, if you can, to any of the sites that offer relief to Nepal. Use the hashtag #InspirationGenerationChallenge
Nominate and tag a friend to do the same
FYI - the @IGGetaway website is now live! Check it out to learn more about our event and come take my class in L.A. this August!
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fitqueenirene Being healthy is a beautiful balance of physical and mental fitness, and @codyapp’s Spring Cleaning bundle is all about making you feel great both inside and out! You will work your body with HIIT exercises and yoga-inspired workouts while you also reflect and meditate to clear out and free your mind!

codyapp.com/springcleaning (link in bio)

This bundle combines my Yoga Bootcamp with @twobadbodies’ Two\B Fit plan and @beachyogagirl’s Active Meditations into a thoughtful and effective 30-day series. My plan combines the best of yoga, core work and interval training, which will have you building strength, flexibility and balance across your entire body. The “tabata”-style workouts in Two\B Fit will have you doing max-effort intervals in 20-second blocks, with breaks only long enough to take a few breaths and get back at it! Kerri will guide you through her Active Mediations series, which will help your body recover as you simultaneously open your mind and return to center.
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fitqueenirene Thank you so much for all of your prayers. I am super groggy but endlessly grateful for your support. The future is bright, and so is this moment.
Special thanks to my beautiful mother, she has been here with me every step of the way. 🏼
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fitqueenirene Announcing my Spring Cleaning Bundle on @codyapp! I’ve teamed up with @twobadbodies and @beachyogagirl to create a well-rounded 30-day program that will clear out any mental cobwebs while energizing your fitness routine to get you feeling your best!
codyapp.com/springcleaning (link in bio)

This bundle contains over 7 hours of unique content across three plans PLUS a 30-day practice calendar! My Yoga Bootcamp is a perfect combination of yoga-inspired workouts and high-intensity interval training to target your whole body so you can gain strength and balance and improve your flexibility and endurance. TwoBadBodies’ Two\B Fit plan will fire up your fitness with "Tabata"-style workouts that will help you gain a better understanding of your body, challenge you to move in new ways, and work up a serious sweat! Kerri’s Active Meditations plan taps into both a mental and physical aspect of meditation by incorporating deep stretches and static holds with thoughtful virtues such as humility, kindness and compassion. If you already have any of the plans in this bundle, expect a special email from @codyapp!
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fitqueenirene No matter what is going on around us, change has to happen within us first. Our eyes only change when our minds do. ️ harem pants from @bohemian_island and your purchase helps sick and stray dogs in Thailand
Stop drop and yoga for day 2 #InspirationGenerationChallenge check back a few posts for details!
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fitqueenirene I am so grateful and still a little shocked to see myself on the cover of a magazine.
When @wearedraze chose this as the cover image, I laughed. Not because this was chosen instead of the crazy poses @karen_yeomans shot, but because it is of my wrist. As I get ready to head up to NYC with my mom to prepare for my surgery tomorrow, I am overwhelmed. There is so much love in my heart it is hard to feel anything but elevated. I know that my wrist is a gift, it is part of my story and has helped me to find my voice. Thank you for listening. 🏼
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  •   babyojei I wish you all the best with your surgery healing powers of love and light. It won't be the same Irene it will be better Amen!!!!! 1w
  •   racanteri Good luck! 1w
  •   erin_yoga I made sure to wear your clothes during class tonight to send all the positive healing vibes your way. Then posted a video just for you! 1w
  •   jsesti Good luck Irene1w
  •   dalima26 Good luck! Sending you lots of love and light. 1w
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  •   leslieannquillen Sending you lots of love and prayers!! 1w
  •   werkshop how did I miss all this???!!! love you, Irene 6d

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fitqueenirene The first #InspirationGeneration Challenge starts tomorrow! Help us raise money and awareness for Nepal.
All you have to do is stop, drop, & yoga and post a picture using our hashtag #InspirationGenerationChallenge. In your caption nominate a friend (or two!) to do the same! That's it! We are trying to reach 10,000 posts over the next week and would love your help ️ Don't forget to check out my co-hosts, and donate if you can.
@YogaBeyond
@LauraSykora
@FitQueenIrene
@TheYogiMatt
@BryceYoga
@Cuchira
@MackenzieYoga
@DylanWernerYoga
@AliKathrine
@Fit_Influxr
We will be donating to the Red Cross Earthquake Relief Fund for Nepal.
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  •   laz0615 @robert_383 yo se la meto todo el dia 1w
  •   fdnmathieu Nice position... 1w
  •   ashleenykyy Hate but love that those shorts look 124642743227 times better on you 1w
  •   ashleenykyy It's definitely the booty 1w
  •   lisaleeleeblue Soooooooo inspirational 3d
  •   florab__ @evelynnnnn_ford και αυτη σε λιγοτερο καιρο δεν θυμαμαι ποσο 2d
  •   evelynnnnn_ford Καλά σε εσένα θα είναι πολύ εύκολο πιστεύω... Εγω έκανα προχτές ζέσταμα μόνο από αυτά που κάναμε στην ενόργανη και μάλλον πρέπει να περάσουν 2 βδομάδες για να ξανακάνω... Πονάει και το αριστερό πλέον @florab__ 2d

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fitqueenirene When you are in doubt, ask the universe for a sign- and enough faith to trust it. 1w

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fitqueenirene Even when you are alone, I am with you. When you feel scared I feel it too. But there is nothing in this world that you aren't strong enough to handle. Pain is temporary. Love is infinite. @yulady I love you. 2w
  •   puka2018 Beautiful words @fitqueenirene 1w
  •   thisantana1983 I wish u all the best @fitqueenirene and @yulady I'm sending my love and a big hug here from Brazil! 1w
  •   heidiyogi I'm so praying for you both. Recovery in two different aspects but recovery all the same. Strong women bonded together is the most powerful thing in existence .. fighting the uncontrollable. Beautiful smiles, beautiful souls. Sending you both light @yulady 1w
  •   morgs1127 So much beauty in this picture. My prayers are never ending for BOTH of you beautiful women. Keep strong and happy thoughts, always 1w
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fitqueenirene Love is always the answer. Outfit from @bodyangelactivewear use code fitqueenirene for 15% off 2w

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fitqueenirene The more I practice the more I realize that the real yoga in my life doesn't happen on my mat, at the gym, or anywhere else I can sit in silence or strike a pose. It happens everywhere else. When I'm stuck in traffic. When I get frustrated with people I love. When doubts arise about my wrist healing. When I'm wondering why @yulady is in the hospital after yet another emergency surgery.
Life is full of uncertainty. There is so much left unknown and that is scary.
And this why I practice. To have faith when there is so much to doubt. To believe when there is endless uncertainty all around. It doesn't mean I'm not scared sometimes, because I would be lying if I said that.
Everything that has been happening lately has brought up questions that can only be answered by handing it over to God.
No matter what, my life is incredibly beautiful and I am grateful for every experience that has brought me to this moment. Because I have my peace, now. And right now that is more than enough.
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fitqueenirene Missing my LA yoga fam @acrowithjon
Luckily I'll be back August 22-26 for the @IGgetaway!
This is going to be an awesome 5 day yoga adventure hosted by some amazing people. I hope you can join us!
Put your name on the list at IGgetaway.com to be the first to know when tickets are available!
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fitqueenirene Today was one of those days where from the moment I opened my eyes everything seemed to fall apart. All I know is sometimes the universe has strange ways of redirecting us, and it's much easier to go with the flow than to fight it.
On the plus side, my wrist surgery has been moved up to next Wednesday.
So here's a baby miniature horse named Peter Pan to make us all feel better. ️ hope you are having a beautiful day wherever you are.
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fitqueenirene Just added Greenville, SC workshops to my schedule at @zantipoweryoga
August 14 & 15!
Check my website for more details. (Link in my bio)
Awesome pants from @flowmovement
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fitqueenirene Just hanging out making shapes with the one and only @acropediaorg 2w

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