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Sihnuu H., RYT📍D.C.

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✨ It’s week 5 of our private yoga sessions and I am feeling gratitude today for my sister #Yogini and client, Catherine, who I met at @wildwomandaily ’s first event. It’s such an honor to serve as a guide and offer a healing hand to such powerful women. This practice is truly for us all. Here’s a special #breakthrough moment from our practice last week. . . ————————— #repost via @catherineamiller . . This was a proud moment. Even though I only held Crow Pose (#Bakasana) for a couple of seconds, that’s huge for me and my body. I’m hyper-mobile, and while I love that I’m flexible, movement of any kind has resulted in a lot of injuries, surgeries, pain, and chronic inflammation + discomfort, especially in my joints, because I often abuse what comes so easily to me without realizing it. . . For the past few years, I’ve wanted a personal trainer/instructor to help, but kept putting it off because, well, life happens. This year for my birthday I decided to gift myself lessons before anything gets worse + to remain in a student mindset as a yoga teacher. I’m beyond grateful that @yogasihnuu is my guide + is working with me to build more stability in my body. As is probably evident, I don’t possess a lot of upper body strength😂 but after a few weeks and her beautiful support, she’s helped me believe otherwise. . . What I loved about this even more was that my personal intention for this session was Courage. Courage to move through the entire sequence she had planned. Courage to fully try asanas that scare me, like this one. Courage to keep on breathing when my muscles that I probably haven’t used since ballet want to give out. And Courage to trust that my body + I can work together in harmony once again♥️ . . . Check out the @yogasihnuu #instastory to learn more and let me know how I can guide you toward your next breakthrough. . . Namaste, ♥️ Sihnuu . . . . . . . . . . . #yoga #yogasihnuu #yogacatherine #yogadc #dcyoga #power #strength #yogapractice #privateyoga #yogateacher #blackgirlyoga #wildwomandaily #community #love

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💚 We laughed, we cried (legit tears y’all), and most importantly we felt #love. . . Extending so much gratitude to the #yogis of today’s #gratitudeflow at @athleta w/ sister love, @cirossy. I couldn’t have asked for a more heartfelt Sunday. May you all continue to move with kindness, compassion, and gratitude for self and others. Stay light. . . Namaste 💚, Sihnuu . . To see more from today’s #gratitudeflow see #instastory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #yoga #yogasihnuu #athleta #athletaambassador #powerofshe #anahata #heartchakra #heartopener #love #kindness #compassion #reiki #meditation #yogadc #dcyoga #yogapants #yogalove #blackgirlyoga #healing

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💚💚 Grand rising, free hearts.💚💚 . . @cirossy and I are so excited to practice with you this morning for our #GratitudeFlow at @athleta (Georgetown). Practice will start at 10a. Mats available on first come, first serve basis. We look forward to seeing you soon. . . . Namaste 💚💚💚 @yogasihnuu ✨ . . . Outfit: @athleta Photo by: @niqko ✨ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #yoga #yogasihnuu #athleta #athletaambassador #powerofshe #anahata #heartchakra #heartopener #love #kindness #compassion #reiki #meditation #yogadc #dcyoga #yogapants #yogalove #blackgirlyoga #healing #selfcaresunday

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💚 Close your eyes and imagine....a green stream of light..pouring into your heart opening..filling you with compassion, forgiveness, gratitude and love. Inhale to fill your self up, exhale to offer this gift to those around you. . . Only 2 more days until #gratitudeflow with my sister #goddess / reiki master, @cirossy and myself at @athleta Georgetown. This Sunday we open ourselves to give and receive divine and unconditional love through the cultivation of a grateful heart. See #linkinbio to save a free spot. . . . Namaste 💚💚💚 @yogasihnuu ✨ . . . Outfit: @athleta Photo by: @niqko ✨ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #yoga #yogasihnuu #athleta #athletaambassador #powerofshe #anahata #heartchakra #heartopener #love #kindness #compassion #reiki #meditation #yogadc #dcyoga #yogapants #yogalove #blackgirlyoga #healing

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❄️ Looking at this weather like...🤔#wthisgoinon #fallwhere. . Drop a ☃️ if you’re tryna make a snow man tho. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #yoga #yogasihnuu #tbt #bbgirl #the80s #instacute #instapresh #life #love #instababies

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〰️ You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. - Maya Angelou . . It’s Tuesday Yogis and you have the option to chose transformation over rumination. You can let your challenges shape you or sharpen you. You can sit in sorrow or you can soar. . . Affirmation: My challenges will strengthen me. I am dedicated to rising above them today and open to learning the lessons they offer. . . Namaste 🙏🏾💙 Sihnuu . . . outfit by: @athleta . . photo by: @spencerbentley_creates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #yoga #yogasihnuu #bakasana #crowpose #strength #flexible #yogadc #dcyoga #yogaposes #yogaflow #yogapants #yogi #yogini #yogisofinstagram #yogalove

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✨ I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart. -  Alice Walker . . . Happy Monday, Yogis. . . May you welcome your new week with love and ease. . . ♥️ Sihnuu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #yoga #yogasihnuu #compassion #heart #heartopener #bowpose #danurasana #flexible #yogadc #dcyoga #yogaposes #yogaflow

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➰ self-compassion is the extension of self-care that I honestly struggle with most. i’ve been hard on myself most of my adult life trying to meet my own expectations and exceed other’s. one of the biggest downfalls of not making space for self-compassion is burnout. we stress ourselves in efforts to do things the “right” way and lose our fire when we forget to fuel our own flame with unconditional love. our self-esteem is compromised when we don’t do things perfectly. self-compassion reminds us of our value in spite of our imperfections, our past and our uncertainties. self-compassion calls us to release shame, guilt and resentment associated with our actions to make room for optimism and hope for our future. . . today i commit to being more compassionate toward others and more importantly, self. how will you show yourself compassion today? ✨ . . . photo by: @spencerbentley_creates . . outfit: @athleta . . more on self compassion and ways to practice self compassion this week. Check out my schedule @takefivemeditation and join me in cultivating a balanced and compassionate heart space. 💕 . . . Check out my #instastory to see how the #cOMmUnity is practicing self-compassion today.

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✨ Our brain fitness is crucial in helping us resolve issues of the subconscious mind. Starting in our twenties brain cells connected to memory start to diminish. Meditation and yoga are great ways to find balance,relieve stress and feed the mind to prevent memory loss. . . Today I had the pleasure of sharing the positive effects yoga /meditation has on #brainfunction and memory in @universityofdc’s Basic Conditioning and Learning course. Here we are speaking on the importance of steadying/ synchronizing the breath with movement to balance the brain. . . . Thank you @dr_afiya for holding space. 🙏🏾♥️ . . . To learn more about meditation for brain health try my new Monday evening “Meditation 101” class starting next week at @takefivemeditation !

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✨ Today we celebrate Diwali, “Festival of Lights,” triumph over darkness. In complete darkness I met myself, alone and uncovered, facing the traumas of my past and present. I scanned through my entirety, my conditionings and everything I hated about myself and sat quietly. It was a scary place, but I had to face full truth, it was time for some self elevation. The outside world wouldn’t be here to cheer me on every time I needed it to. I had to connect with the my shadows and find light on my own. I needed to be fully accountable for the wellness of my spirit. In this dark place I met my vital wild. . . I picked up Women Who Run With The Wolves back in 2009 after having my daughter, Yazi and found it to be a great read during my time at home with her. I dug deep into the teachings of Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes' , I explored self-identity and learned how to nurture my own multidimensional womanhood. I connected to who I truly was without the bells and whistles. My vital wild was me in my entirety, the “good” parts and the parts I struggled to care for.  I learned that every part of my being was worthy of love and from there I worked on the unconditional safekeeping of self. . . As I continue to grow I find new ways to fill my cup so that I can pour into others. I pour into myself using yoga, meditation, journaling and a multitude of sacred rituals. My journey has afforded me opportunities to connect with other women who are on the path of self-discovery. I feel inspired to serve as a bridge to connect women on the path of self-actualization and self-care through sustainable healing practices. It is my mission to promote the exploration of womanhood, through collective and individual wellness, this is the light that fuels my vitality. . . My name is Sihnuu and I am a Wild Woman. . . #Diwali #wildwomanwednesday #wildwomandaily #findyourlight . . . Photo by: @spencerbentley_creates . . Outfit by: @athleta #athletaambassador #powerofshe #zenden #yoga #yogasihnuu #yogapants #yogafam #yogalovr

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✨ Namaste cozy. 💗 . . . . Reversible Sherpa Jacket by @athleta #zendden #chasethechill💕✨ . . . . . . Photo by: @spencerbentley_creates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #yoga #yogasihnuu #yogi #yogini #athleta #athletabassador #yogaeverydamnday #yogapants #yogafam #bca_urbanmovement #powerofshe

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✨ Because sometimes we can use some individualized care. . . Privates can be applied to yoga or #sculpt classes that focus on toning the body using weights and cardio. These sessions are designed for yoga practitioners who desire a more customized classroom experience. Clients with specific medical demands or conditions are particularly suitable for private yoga. . . . Private sessions can be made available online upon request. Rates may vary. Please visit www.yogasihnuu.com to book a FREE consultation. . . . Featured #Yogini: @jamillaokubo in revolved low crescent lunge. . . . #yoga #yogasihnuu #privateyoga #yogadc #dcyoga #yogapose #yogafam #love

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✨ One of the best guides to how to be self-loving is to give ourselves the love we are often dreaming about receiving from others. - Bell Hooks . . This week was all about self investment mentally, physically and spiritually. Sometime today go over the characteristics of your fairytale romance and take some time to notice if the source of the love you seek begins with you. Are offering yourself the care you look for from others? Are you giving yourself time, encouragement and intimacy? If not, what energy can you cultivate in order to do so? . . . ✨Today’s affirmation: I promise to provide myself with the same love and care I seek from others.✨ . Happy Friday, Yogis! May your weekend be filled with the best love you can imagine from self and the world around you. . Namaste, ♥️ Sihnuu . . . . . . . . photo by: sister #yogini @thesilvermountain 💕✨ . . . . . . . #yoga #yogasihnuu #openheart #yogafam #yogapose #yogadc #dcyoga #selfcare#selfinvestment #selfacceptance #spirituality #meditation #peace #light #love

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✨ Feeling heels over head for @smoothieking’s new #CleanerBlending smoothies. These amazing blends are made with whole fruits, veggies and lots of love! I’m elated that Smoothie King has committed themselves to giving us all of the good stuff without the guilt. This means zero grams added sugar, no high fructose corn syrup and no artificial ingredients in many of their smoothies so I can sip happy and keep my flow juicy. . . #SmoothieKing #FuelYourPurpose #Ad . . photo by: @thessentialist_

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✨ 🎶friends come and friends may go my friend, you're real I know true self you have shown you’re alright with me🎶 . . It’s now a tradition for Yazi to dress up as an icon of her choice for Halloween. This is the 2nd year in a row she’s wanted to be a Jackson, we’re pretty much a part of the family now. 🕴🏾✨ . . . . . . Check the @yogasihnuu #instastories to see what we’ve created over the years! . . . . . . . . . . #yazboticonic #halloween2018 #janetjackson

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✨ The best investment is self investment. By constantly improving myself, I improve the world around me. How will you invest in yourself today so that you can invest your best in the world?✨ . . 2018 has allowed me the space to include more mindful meditation in my daily ritual (thanks @takefivemeditation )! 🙌🏾🧘🏾‍♀️There’s a myth going around that having a career as a yoga instructor is all Oms and mudras but surprise!! We get stressed too. Traveling from studio to studio, client to client, creating sequences and juggling that with a semi normal social life requires us healers to be extremely intentional when it comes to maintaining balance. . . As of late, I’ve been finding more stationary time in my schedule to observe my breath and notice if I’m moving with or ahead of it. A good slow down puts my mind, body and spirit in harmony so I can move through the day and have something positive to contribute to my community. . . ♥️, Sihnuu . . . . . 🌸 Loving my new Pink Boheme Meditation cushion by: @samaya.life 🌸✨ . photo / tarot babe: @thesacredexpanse ✨ . . . #yoga #yogasihnuu #samayalife #meditation #meditationcushion #peace #mindfulmeditation #harmony #spirituality #selfcare #zen #yogaposes #yogainstructor #love #wellnesswednesday

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💒✨ @timothygoodman with the #goodword

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