“How Can I Get Into Yoga Online?”

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One of the top questions I get when I talk about teaching yoga is about getting into the practice with online classes. There are so many benefits to going to a yoga class at a studio, but taking a few classes online is a great way to get to know the poses and get used to different types of yoga. (Plus, most of the below recommendations are free.)  The flows and teachers below have helped me through my yoga journey, and I would love to share them with you!

Enjoy! Namaste!

This One Specific 15-Minute Flow 

For years, this was the only yoga flow I knew. This is a 15-minute practice that allows you to salute the sun and get a little flow in when you wake up. This flow actually helped me figure out I wanted to teach yoga; I was doing the flow in Poland with friends and the wifi gave out so I took over, taught the flow that I had memorized at that point, and realized that I wanted to do that for the rest of my life.

Jason Crandell also has a great set of poses for the evening, which you can find below.

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via jasonyoga.com

Do Yoga With Me

via doyogawithme.com

This is actually a recommendation that comes from my college therapist. (Shout out to Kate, the real MVP.) DoYogaWithMe has a lot of free classes that range from restorative to Kundalini to butt-kicking vinyasa. My favorite teachers are Fiji McAlpine, Tracey Noseworthy, and David Procyshyn.

Black Swan Yoga TV

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via BSY.tv

Of course, I’ve got to give a shout out to the studio that sealed the deal for me in Austin. Black Swan Yoga has the kindest teachers I’ve ever met, but they can also kick your ass and get you into shape. All of the teachers are beautiful souls and are wonderful teachers and before I name favorites (as if I could choose one) I’ll just tell you to try it out and enjoy the meditations, flows, and pose breakdown available on the site.

Yoga with Adriene

Austin teachers rule the world! Yoga with Adriene is one of the top yoga teachers on YouTube. She has tons of challenges, explains poses, and is really approachable for new yogis.

Bad Yogi

Bad Yogi is a similar teacher, but a bit sassier. If you are very new to yoga and not into chakras or ‘om’-ing and all the spiritual stuff, Erin Motz is a good teacher to introduce you to yoga without any spiritual stuff. You can also find yoga challenges on her channel as well!

Okay, I Have a YouTube Channel Too

Also me. I have a blog and work in social media but cringe at promoting myself or my practice. I began filming yoga classes to document my trip, and I have one flow left to record in New Zealand. The classes are lighthearted vinyasa flows, recorded in Austin before my trip. My absolute favorite is my headstand prep one, recorded in Austin with a good friend who recorded an absolutely beautiful soundtrack to go with the flow. The one above was filmed in the first week of my backpacking trip in Thailand, after the infamous Full Moon Parties.

I am still new at this, and if you want to watch, I would love love love some feedback. You are wonderful!

What Yoga Teachers and Online Videos Have Helped You Through Your Journey? Let me know in the comments!

“So…What Is It That You Do?” – The Life of a Copywriter

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As the holidays wrap up, so will my time at Lush in Brisbane. My sixth Christmas slinging bath bombs gifted me amazing friends and a wild appreciation for Australian pay rates. I’m sad to go but have to move on to New Zealand. While Becky and I are taking a big road trip in the Ilanamobile, I’ll be working about 10 hours a week for my copywriting job (I was doing about 5 while I was working at Lush.) The 10 hours of work will go toward day to day expenses (although I have a majority of them saved up from Lush,) and American taxes.

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Five Habits to Kick Before You Go Backpacking

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Backpacking doesn’t follow the timeline or the rules of everyday life. You often have to condense all a country has to offer into a month or a week. Days of the week don’t mean a damn thing. A free towel or breakfast makes or breaks your accommodation decisions. This adventure can change your life, but you’ll have to adjust the way you live it for a few months as you travel.

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Restorative Yoga Poses for Anxiety (Free PDF)

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My mom likes to remind me of a story from when I was five and I was very passionate about animals. (Took me until I was 20 to become a vegetarian, though.) One day, I decided I was going to start a club to save the animals. Which ones? I don’t know. Just all of them. My tiny self made business cards on Microsoft something-or-other advertising a Save the Animals club meeting, at recess, on the playground.

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Have You Signed Up For The BBB Mailing List Yet?

Hey friends! Quick update. I have an email list now! I’m very late to this game, but it’s just the easiest way to make sure all of you guys see my posts without the mess of Facebook and Pinterest algorithms. I’ll still be writing about new posts on social media, but they will also be delivered to your inbox every two weeks or so! Plus, if I ever want to offer exciting goodies and stuff, you’ll be the first to get it.

So here I am, asking you to sign up for the mailing list. Many thanks to those that do! I’ll be sending out a welcome email in a few days.

A Day Trip to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane!

Holding a koala and petting a kangaroo were some of the top items on my Australian bucket list. (What’s left? Seeing a Lushsux wall, teaching a yoga class, and learning how to surf!) I got the chance to go to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary today and check BOTH off my bucket list!

If you’re in Brisbane, you definitely have to check out Lone Pine. It’s one of the only places where you can hold a koala, and there are tons of other animals to see as well. It’s one of the top-rated animal sanctuaries in the world! Use this blog post to plan your day.

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Four Playlists For Yogis Who Prefer Hip-Hop Over Nature Sounds

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I’ve seen hip-hop yoga studios, hip-hop classes, Namasdrake, Yoncé Yoga, etc. And you know what? I love it. Sure, if you’re going to a yoga class to clear your mind and you want peace and quiet, by all means, hip hop yoga doesn’t sound appealing. But if a little Drake puts you in a good mood and keeps you in your Warrior 2 a little longer, go for it.

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