purplefeathers Almost four weeks to the day that I graduated YTT, and I am headed back to Asheville! To that place where my heart burst wide open with love and compassion, where I met my soul sisters (@sjung1089, @dianawalke, @doriskapner, @mynameisjessamyn, @happy_madi_ and my soul brother (@wanderingwill), and I dove so deep into myself that I resurfaced a different person. Each one of the beautiful souls in this picture taught me something new about life and myself, and I'm so grateful that YTT brought us together. 🏼🏼 I may not talk to you everyday, or even every week. In fact it may be weeks, or even a month before we talk, but I hold you all in my heart and think of you often! The beautiful thing about soul connections with a group like this is knowing that time and space means nothing, and we will always be connected! I wish you were all going to be in Asheville so that I could see you, hug you, laugh with you, and do yoga with you! Wherever you are, I hope you are having an amazing day! 3d

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purplefeathers CONFESSION TIME: I'm a perfectionist. Only in certain instances, but art has always been one of those spaces. I didn't draw/paint/doodle for several years because of the stress this "need for perfection" created.
It was only in the past year or so that I started creating again, this time going slower and really feeling what emotions arose during my creative times.
I'm learning more about myself, and what I want to offer to the world simply by being present and trusting my creative flow.
Working on this piece, as in my life, I don't know where I'm going, but I'm trusting the journey
1w

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purplefeathers Getting back into my creative groove.
It feels so good to be splashing color onto the paper! I'm following along with a creative prompt, and I'll post what I've created when it's all finished!
2w
  •   mariposaevolution OMG, that is Amazing! I love the colors and textures! I actually drew yesterday for the 1st time in decades. Have a beautiful week! 2w
  •   purplefeathers @mariposaevolution thank you! it's the first time since October that I've felt called to create anything. I'm loving the colors myself. What did you draw? 2w
  •   mariposaevolution It's an amazing space to hold to be in artistic creation 2w

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purplefeathers I LOVE everything about this outtake! The strength I've built up, the trust in my wrist to support me, the openness in my hips, the freedom of movement! My ability to laugh and embrace my edge of stability. 🏼️️ ॐ
I love that everyday I step onto my mat to practice I learn more about my body, my mind, my spirit.
2w

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purplefeathers Taking a cue from @kylieignace and posting a #sundayselfie! Today was a great day, and continues to go swimmingly! I'm so happy to be sharing yoga with my friends, I'm learning more about myself with every class I teach. Living with an open heart is a phenomenal way to live life. ️ Share with me what your #ss (#selfiesunday) looks like! Tag me! 🏼️ 2w

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purplefeathers Step 1: read this
Step 2: find a mirror (or turn your camera app on your phone on, in selfie mode!)
Step 3: smile
Step 4: Say out loud "I AM GOOD ENOUGH"
Step 5: repeat steps 3 and 4 until you say it with confidence and believe yourself!
YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH!
2w

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purplefeathers #tbt to that one day in #YTT where we ate raspberries for lunch and namaste'd with our feet.
The joy and laughter these two lovely souls brought into my life has been absolutely amazing. It's also @wanderingwill's birthday today! Happy birthday you bright, shining star soul. I'm so grateful you are a part of my yoga journey and a close friend.
2w

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purplefeathers "Love yourself, even a little bit each day, and your life will bloom into infinite joy." ~Amy Leigh Mercree

This morning I was rushing to work because I turned my alarm off instead of hitting snooze. I was frustrated and angry with myself, and a string of negative thoughts kept timing through my head as I was getting ready for work and it continued while on my commute. I parked in a spot I wasn't used to, and ran to work. I had an opportunity later to move my car, and as I was walking towards my car, I noticed the small blooms of these daffodils and other brightly colored flowers. It was at this moment that I realized how much I don't like rushing through life because I miss all of the wonderful opportunities to witness nature in full bloom. I forgave myself for the harsh words I spoke earlier, knowing that I'm human and it will happen again. If I take the time to forgive myself and show myself loving compassion when these things happen, I create moments of joy as brightly colored as spring flowers.
3w

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purplefeathers “Yoga takes you into the present moment, the only place where life exists.” I taught my first yoga class this evening in my living room. It was such a great experience, even when I was having trouble remembering my right from my left, mixing up my inhales and my exhales, and laughing so much when they were having fun in warrior II flows. I even had a helper for savasana! Emmett walked around and made sure everyone was resting and integrating their practice. I'm so honored that these three allowed me the space to share my practice with them. 3w

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purplefeathers It's been a week since I've come home from YTT, and I've been feeling a strong urge to declutter and get rid all of the stuff I've accumulated. I have felt overwhelmed and anxious in my environment, and feeing the subtle shifts in energy as I've gotten rid of things has felt liberating.
Yesterday I asked my co-pilot to help support me in even more decluttering, with the knowing that emotions would come to the surface as I threw stuff away. This corner of the room brought up some heavy frustrations, and I gave up in the moment.
As I practiced later, I noticed that I had more room to flow, I felt my body and the connection to my space a bit more vividly.
Decluttering is a continuous process, because we are always picking up new "stuff". My yoga practice on and off the mat is slowly helping me to have a conscious awareness of the stuff that is mine, and the stuff that I no longer want to carry with me.
3w

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purplefeathers Little waterfall 3w

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purplefeathers "Welcome home from your YTT adventure" flowers! 3w

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purplefeathers It's not long and doesn't look like much, but when I can stay in crow #kakasana for a second, it's progress! Building that upper body strength! 3w

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purplefeathers A fabulous @yogisurprise box to return home to from my YTT adventure! I can't wait to listen to the CD and eat these snacks! sign up using the link in my profile to save 20%! 4w

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purplefeathers Lines, shadows, and patterns. 4w

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purplefeathers Wow. The only word I can use to describe the past three weeks. ️ I'm officially a Yoga Teacher! "In Creative Service to Humanity"

Big heart and soul-full thanks to @the_tao_of_kim and @ashevilleyogacenter for this transformational experience!
4w

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purplefeathers How does the world look with an open heart? ️ like a kaleidoscope of colorful experiences. 1mon

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