super tight. super lean. super hungry! super ashtanga!!

super tight. super lean. super hungry! super ashtanga!!

Hi! Today my body existed as super tight. Super lean. And super hungry! Even my divine, long-time oral hygienist Spring of Aspen Dental exclaimed, “Girl, your arms! They’re so… defined!” Yes, every three months, I squeeze that obligatory periodontal maintenance appointment into my schedule, a maintenance which resulted from the old bulimic days (remember my bloody(…)

inner yoga mermaid

inner yoga mermaid

Tonight, a very lovely girlfriend, one boasting a super HUGE heart, one showcasing (naturally) a DOG-loving soul, one who resembles a Greek goddess on the cover of Italian Vogue, one who believes that true love’s kiss exists, one who began practicing Ashtanga Yoga just a few months ago at my behooving, divulged that she wasn’t quite feeling her Inner(…)

Like the majesty of a skyscraper:)

Like the majesty of a skyscraper:)

Hi! Today is Moon Day, a day traditionally reserved for resting from the Ashtanga method, but I practiced anyway. Taught good friends this morning, and the energy made me so high! Thought that would be it, in terms of yoga, but sometime around six o’clock during this evening, I wanted to backbend. It’s been about one month(…)

quiet yoga girl

quiet yoga girl

I am growing in my yoga practice. So intelligently. So spiritually. So powerfully. It’s becoming the thing that I think about, from sunrise to sunset. And I am quiet. Kind. This person who I enjoy being. When my days get rough, I think about the muscles moving to my breath, a breath that I can(…)

yoga confessions

yoga confessions

About one month ago, I canceled Joyful Juice Cleansing. The cancellation was gradual, starting with Tuesdays. And then, suddenly, Mondays went, too. Irritable and compulsive in response to my self-interpreted juicing failure, I was SO DAMN ANGRY about succeeding for two months only to become just a fat girl who needs her hamburger solid breakfast instead of starting her(…)

men on bicycles

men on bicycles

Men on bicycles exist as a very rare, very unique breed of human being. Like models in New York, you see them in magazines, on clips of the Tour, and they look like a piece of art, doing their thing, pouring their heart and soul into their sport; and in “real” life, outside of the fancy(…)

padma mayurasana

padma mayurasana

Start in lotus. Move to hands and knees, laughing really hard when someone runs away, realising that you have zero cookies in your hand. #spoiltDOG #rightfullySO :) Refocus. :) And fly! :) And because side pictured angle in lifted lotus with elbows burrowing into body makes girl resemble piece of chubberoni, redo from different angle. Much(…)

the firefly

the firefly

What is a summertime without the firefly? Glowing. Dancing. Romancing. Amusing the nighttime of Earth, the firefly charms the heart, embraces the soul. It makes you think. About the past. And the future. It decorates the sky with gold. She is fun to catch but must be set free. Titibasana. Firefly pose. Have a good(…)

#maksikanagasana

#maksikanagasana

#dragonfly #yoga #ashtanga #puggle #mommy #favouritepose #deeptwist #happy #gin #fun #happy #eden #greenburger #kalesalad #divine!! #flexible:) #strong #yes #wine #topgun :)   What’s your favourite yoga pose?:) Have a good day, and namaste. xoxoxo

my first day as a yoga trainer:)

my first day as a yoga trainer:)

I am SO excited to write this bloggie. Zooming along tonight’s dark highway, curly hair blowing in wind, floppy ears blowing, too, en route to fetch sushi at our favourite sushi spot, after a day spent of thinking, absorbing, and smiling about my first day as a yoga trainer, so much truth peaked to fruition! I love YOGA.  I(…)

doing the thing that makes me feel higher than a skyscraper

doing the thing that makes me feel higher than a skyscraper

Hi. Exactly three minutes ago, we finished a rigorous seven-week stretch of living. It becomes intense again come Monday, but not quite as much, and that translates to: I’ll have more time for yoga. HIP HIP HOORAY. My yoga practice fantasy involves doing full vinyasa, full primary series in the mornings then exploring of second series for an hour during evenings.(…)

oh boy!!

oh boy!!

My first yoga training session happens on Saturday!!!!!!!!! Hip hip hooray!! For this, I am so freaking geeked! I’ve decided that instead of simply banging out straightforward Ashtanga primary series as mentioned in my “do you want a yoga trainer?” bloggie, I’m adding my ballerina flavour and creative mind to the programme. See, Ashtanga wouldn’t have(…)

best sushi on Earth:)

best sushi on Earth:)

Jimmy Wan’s. Remember my gorgeous sushi pictures from Saturday? Plump. Fresh. Literally mouth-watering. But there’s more. At Jimmy Wan’s, you’re buying the experience. Even as the take-out girl extraordinaire, I am overwhelmed with class, kindness, happiness, and style during my few minutes between IN and OUT. Look, here’s Jimmy, smiling for this picture. He is(…)

vrschikasana in pincha mayurasana:)

vrschikasana in pincha mayurasana:)

Hi. :)  This evening, I did something that I never thought I’d do in my life. vrschikasana in pincha mayurasana!!!!!!!!! That’s forearm stand with knees bent, toes touching to my HEAD!! Wowza. :) Yes, I am so very super committed to the regimented Ashtanga system, but somewhere between today’s planned full primary series, full vinyasa method, I(…)

do you want a yoga trainer?

do you want a yoga trainer?

With this bloggie, I officially announce my services as a yoga trainer!!!! It all started last week, when a gorgeous, Greek-goddess-looking, dog-loving girlfriend pointed at my body, from head to toe, exclaiming, “You can’t buy that!… so where do I start?” She was talking about YOGA. So, I’m here to tell you where to start.(…)

safari girl

safari girl

Do you love my safari girl dress? #topshop And safari girl shoes? #viaspiga I did not venture onto a safari, but I did venture to the most lovely of bridal showers, honouring my most beautiful cousin Marielle! Before the shower. I’ve never felt so excited for a dress and shoes. I think it’s because I’m(…)

yoga was my medicine!

yoga was my medicine!

Today I was treated like garbage. But it’s okay. I completely understand. Humans make decisions. That is not my business. I simply know that today’s decision hurt like heck. Tears welled into my eyes, cheeks flushed a shade of crimson, and I thought, “Why am I treated like this? I’m a kind person.” Five minutes after the blow, instead of(…)

fetching dinner:)

fetching dinner:)

Fetching dinner is, paws down, one of our favourite parts of the day. Last night, Eden, ten o’clock. I simply adore the dirt on my hands, the Benz in the background, and the smile on Gwendolyn’s face. Green Burger: “Hemp seed, shiitake, and spinach burger, flax and kale bun, fresh watercress, tomato, pumpkin seed and parsley pate, and(…)

bc everything should be celebrated:)

bc everything should be celebrated:)

Today, at Whole Foods, struggling on tip-toes to grab my deliciously gorgeous SALSA by Green Mountain Gringo, I overheard a woman timidly, oh-so-politely asking to a Whole Foods associate, “Excuse me, but do you have someone who can show me something vegan?” And I couldn’t help but to smile! How exciting! How wonderful! Someone is seeking a healthier life!(…)

like riding a bike!!

like riding a bike!!

I was a super late bloomer with regard to riding a bicycle. Riding scared me SOOOOO much that I bent my training wheels. Permanently. So I decided that I’d never ride a bike. It was OVER. In response to my dramatic decision, my mother offered, “Well, we’re traveling to Florida next week, and your cousins all(…)

heart:)

heart:)

Tonight my heart goes pitter patter. Pirouetting across the stage of life, it smiles. So widely! For the past week, I’ve been helping a good friend to rehabilitate her little dog, (her Gwendolyn), following an intensive plate and screw surgery which assigned the job of a torn ACL to the muscles surrounding it. It is my nature to want(…)

Industrial. Pure. Minimal. And the nakedness of yoga.

Last week, despatching a lovely picture of my little yoga space to my internet soulmate Françoise, I captioned the image with, “Practicing by the window today:).” Françoise replied, “Love the industrial, pure, minimal feel of this so much! Does not get much more basic than that! And the nakedness of yoga.” Industrial. Pure. Minimal. And the nakedness of yoga. How(…)

so fresh!! so healthy!!

so fresh!! so healthy!!

Hi! Tonight I want to submit a report on my ABS. Why? Because I know it’s quite state-of-the-union as it pertains to this blog; and, furthermore, entrance of the new business week without information on my ABS could be absolute torture. HA. :) Yes, I’ve enjoyed a glass of vino. Or two. A 2010 Malbec from Argentina. This makes(…)

“stella got her groove back!”

“stella got her groove back!”

2011. 2014. Today. When Facebook presented the middle 2014 image in my “Today in the Past” feed, it was difficult for me to review the picture. Back then, just seven months into Finding My Yoga, I existed as a little lost sheep, pretty much resolved to never achieving my 2011 yoga prime again. But after feeling bad for(…)