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I spend a lot of time worrying in my life. Worrying about how little time there is in a day, whether I can make everyone around me happy or not, whether my dreams align with the universe, my partner, my friends, my past friends, my future friends, my students, my coworkers, my family...my dog. I have held onto guilt over the times when my vision hasn’t overlapped or complimented others’ for my entire life. . In yoga last night, I discovered that guilt feeds itself on the broken pieces of our dreams. If we don’t allow our dreams to break apart for other people’s satisfaction, it starves the guilt process and builds inertia around it. . I’m developing my dream. I’m living my dream. I’m creating and building and letting go of the people who try to slow me down. 💪🏻 🖐🏻

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A friend of mine in the #mkeyoga scene once told me that I was the first person she practiced next to that gave her silent permission to modify her practice. I remember later, once we finally got to know each other, telling her that no matter the yoga class, no matter the yoga teacher, and no matter the physical skill level, there would always be something to glean and learn from every encounter on the yoga mat. You just have to pay attention and want to learn. . I’ve had so many teachers. So many. I have learned from every passing acquaintance, teacher, fellow practitioner, short-term and long-term friend, lover, family member, and person on the street. I am open to learn from all of my experiences, no matter the intentional involvement from the other end. I have learned the most from lost acquaintances and the hardest practices of self-reflection. The path to wisdom is bumpy and spotted with mistakes, but the true learning comes from not giving up or walking away.

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Graduation gift to myself: mermaid hair by @that_hairstylist_melissa - a dream come true. It has been a long road here, and despite the fact that my kitchen is currently flooding from the ceiling down, things are looking more and more inviting in my life. The hurdles won’t disappear, but I am gaining so many tools to disassemble them as they come. . #mermaidhair #newdo #beautysalon #mkehair #graduationpresent Photo also by @that_hairstylist_melissa

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Hey IG world! I’m coming back online after over a month away from social media. It was a technology cleanse to wash away the impurities of comparison. And in the meantime, I got my Master’s Degree in Yoga Studies from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, moved back into my fav neighborhood in Milwaukee, ate lots of tacos, bathed in sunshine, and put together a game plan for what happens after graduate school. Now begins the real journey. #yogastudies #lmuyogastudies #graduateschoolgraduate #educationfirst #onwardsandupwards #riverwestisthebest #mkelove #boundthesis

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I am taking a much needed break from social media in order to focus energy on the personal relationships in my life that are truly and intimately real. I’ll be back when my heart is overwhelmingly full and satiated with friendship, love, and human connection. . #backtotherealworld #humanconnection #socialmediablackout #mkeyoga #milwaukeeyoga #yoga #yogaeverydamnday #kdeer #peaceout #seeyouontheflipside

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I’m *buried* in my thesis right now and haven’t even stepped on my mat in a few days! So I’m catching up with #springintobalance with some oldies but goodies. And since I’ll be in LA soon to graduate, here’s a throwback to sunny beach days with my #LATribe for the #splits. . #yogachallenge #yoga #yogaeverydamnday #layoga #thesiswriting #yogabreak #graduationforthcoming #LAtribe @victoria.arvizu @aloyoga @alissayoga @robinmartinyoga

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A little bit of #crowpose for #springintobalance today. And whew, I need to find some balance between teaching and writing, so this challenge came just in the nick of time! . #armbalanceaddict #shoulderstrength #bakasana #balanced #yogachallenge #mkeyoga #milwaukeeyoga #yoga #yogaeverydamnday #invivoyoga #invivowellness #yogaposeoftheday

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Today’s pose for #springintobalance is #headstand. I’m currently avoiding weight on my neck, so have provided an oldie as well as a variation if cervical sensitivities have you feeling far too right-side-up. . #getupsidedown #inversions #headstandvariation #supportedheadstand #yogaprops #yogachallenge #yogaeverydamnday #yoga #mkeyoga #milwaukeeyoga @victoria.arvizu @alissayoga @robinmartinyoga @aloyoga

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Late nights with some of my favs. Richard Rosen’s new book is full of lived experience, researched wisdom, and his usual witty sense of humor. . #yogabooks #YogaFAQ #richardrosen #yogaliterature #thesiswork #putasanafirst #yogabody #yogawisdom #readmore #yogaresearch #thesisresearch #gradschoollife #yoga #yogaeverydamnday #jnanayoga

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First pose for #springintobalance is Vrksasana, tree pose. It seems so appropriate to have this pose today when it’s in the 50s in Wisconsin, the sun is shining, people are outside and cheery, and I’m feeling ready to root down. . #vrksasana #treepose #yogachallenge #sunshineanddaydreams #isitsummeryet #yoga #yogaeverydamnday #mkeyoga #milwaukeeyoga #mkelove @victoria.arvizu @alissayoga @robinmartinyoga @aloyoga

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When you and your bestie are left alone in a make-up store, you put on your model face. . #bestieselfie #puckerup #friendtime

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What a beautiful practice last night sky high with @stevenandrewyoga and the @yogasix crew. So many Chicagoans showed up and got straight elevated. Thank goodness for my #mketribe sister @caitlinlbrooks for taking crazy pictures and demoing with me. . #lovethistown #yogasix #yogasixchi #y6marchmadness #y6getelevated #chicagoyoga #yoga #hollowbackhandstand #sunsethandstand #shiningheart #skyhighvibe #theviewfromuphere #downtownchicago #willistoweryoga

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Come do yoga with me at @invivowellness . Wednesday 12:00pm Level 2 Sunday 11:00am All Levels . #invivowellness #yogateacher #mkeyoga #milwaukeeyoga #yoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogaflow #moveyourbody #practicedaily

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