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Touch. It’s so easy to take this sense for granted. The feel of fabric on your skin, of pressure on your muscles, of weight in you foundation. The gift of purposeful, loving, touch can enhance sensation, deepen postures, relieve tension, express emotion. But there is a sacredness to this offering; a reverence to cultivate before you enter someone’s space. Is touch welcome today? Why am I laying hands on this person? Am I clear in my intention? Am I adding value? Am I physically stable? Am I energetically grounded? It is all to easy to rush through adjustment and move through the motions without seeing the soul that is in front of you. From handshakes to handstand adjustments, remember the weight of your touch. . . . Corepower Dupont Thursday 5:00pm Saturday 12:30pm #thisisyoga #handson #adjustments #affirmativeconsent #restorativeyoga

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Different, yet exactly the same. 💛 big love @marleyivyyoga @vistamar_ayampe #thisisyoga #soulsister #yogaretreat #homepractice

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abbypatersonyoga. Meditation. Is. Hard. 
Sometimes it’s seated. Sometimes it looks like

Meditation. Is. Hard. Sometimes it’s seated. Sometimes it looks like this: outside, breathing, just listening to the birds. Sometimes this is enough, but I’m trying to be more intentional. I’m using it as a way to plug-in. To what exactly? I’m not sure. To the universe, spirit, god, source, truth, nature, love... the name doesn’t really matter. I choose to start my day grounded in trust of something bigger than myself. Each morning I sit or lay or child’s pose to breathe ask ask: “Where would you have me go? What would you have me do? What would you have me say, and to whom.” I choose to see in every relationship, even the most difficult or casual of encounters, a divine meeting. It doesn’t always happen, but I choose again and again to see the opportunity for soul growth. A chance to be love. My intention is to be in relationship with the universe. In relationship with something bigger. To be love. For more inspiration, listen to Marianne Williamson’s most recent Super Soul Sunday Podcast. It’s a game changer. #thisisyoga #doyoga #beyoga #childspose #balasana

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I still can’t find the words. Even if I could, they wouldn’t be able to encapsulate the love and joy and peace I experience assisting on retreat with @marleyivyyoga. It was everything I could have hoped for and more. The heartwarming hospitality from @vistamar_ayampe, the lush variety of nature, the depth of friendships new and old. It was a dream, and I already can’t wait to return next year. Hasta Ayampe! . . . #thisisyoga #yogaretreat #ayampe #vistamar #reversewarrior

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abbypatersonyoga. Off to Ecuador to assist @marleyivyyoga on retreat!!!
Taking time to r

Off to Ecuador to assist @marleyivyyoga on retreat!!! Taking time to reconnect by disconnecting from tech. ✌️ for two weeks! Back to regularly scheduled programming Thursday 5:00 C2 on April 24th!

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B E A M I N G at the thought of S P R I N G! ☀️ Reset and refresh with 108 Sun Salutations in honor of the Spring Equinox! Thursday 5:30-7:00 at CPY Dupont Circle . . . 📸: @rose.bastian . #thisisyoga #spring #equinox #yoga #yogaretreat

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today, and #theother364 • Happy International Women’s Day to my global girl gang. May we lift the world by lifting each other. #internationalwomensday #everyday #thisisyoga

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Such a treat to sub not only C2 at 5:00p, but also R E S T O R A T I V E yoga tomorrow at 6:15pm. Allow yourself the space to end this work week with rest and ease 💛

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“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” – Loren Eiseley . . ❄️ 4 chances to warm up this week ❄️ Thursday 5:00pm C2 Friday 5:00pm C2 Friday 6:15pm Restorative Saturday 12:30pm C2 All at CorePower Dupont Circle

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abbypatersonyoga. Happy National Girls and Women in Sports Day!
Grateful to have had the

Happy National Girls and Women in Sports Day! Grateful to have had the opportunity to be shaped by sport and granted the right to compete all my life. . . . #nationalgirlsandwomeninsportsday #girlpower #equalityinsports #gratitude #strength #utspartans #girlssupportinggirls

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“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” - Roald Dahl 📸: @keirmagoo . . . Thursday C2 5:00p Saturday C2 12:30p #changeyourthoughtschangeyourlife #thisisyoga #mindfulness #mydccool #smile #corepoweryoga

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abbypatersonyoga. ✨8 Limbs of Yoga✨ 
1. Yamas
2. Niyamas
3. Asana
4. Pranayama
5. Pratya

✨8 Limbs of Yoga✨ 1. Yamas 2. Niyamas 3. Asana 4. Pranayama 5. Pratyahara 6. Dharana 7. Dhyana 8. Samadhi Each week we walk down the path with a new intention. Up first: [The Yamas] How to exist in this world. Who we are for ourselves and the people around us. The moral guidelines followed to live a peaceful, balanced life aligned with spirit. The first Yama: Ahimsa [Nonviolence] Ask: How can I align my thoughts, words, and actions with kindness & compassion. Do no harm [but take no shit]. Especially from yourself.

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Forever learning from this one. Important life things... like how to teach yoga, how to create healthy boundaries, how to connect to spirit, and how to play @justinbieber on the harmonium (obviously). . P S Y C H E D to assist @marleyivyyoga on her yoga retreat to Ecuador this April ☀️

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Swinging into 2019 with more of the same. More laughter, more gratitude, more travel, more quality time spent. Less waste: time, energy, and plastic🌿 . . . C2 Thursdays 5:00pm Saturday 12:30pm Corepower Dupont ✨ 📸: @rose.bastian

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It’s the little things. A day in bed with books and tea and no obligations. ✨ So grateful to those who enabled this unexpected day of rest and reflection. It’s all too easy to ignore your wellbeing and go about business as usual. Sometimes it takes someone else noticing, offering support, and removing guilt, to allow for pause. ✨ Thank you for letting me take time and good care, and I hope you are able to do the same for yourself. ✨ Cheers to self care [ re: keep your germs to yourself ] this holiday season. . . . . . Back to yoga (minus the hands on assists) tomorrow 12:30 C2 Dupont CPY

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Winter Solstice Prep 📿 A sacred pause to reflect on the past year. 108 Sun Salutations to burn away anything that you need not carry another day. A time to cultivate and nurture your intentions for the year to come. Welcome the new solar year with this physical manifestation of your practice. ✨6:15pm tonight @ Dupont CPY✨

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Treat. Yo. Self. this holiday season. Take the time to refill your cup. Give yourself the gift of practice. 3 chances to flow tomorrow at Dupont CorePower: ✨12:00 C2 ✨ ✨5:00 C2✨ ✨6:15 Winter Solstice Class/108 Sun Salutations/A full body prayer of gratitude and joy for the new year. ✨

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• eyes shut 🌵 heart open • . . . . ✨Special Chakra themed C2 Saturday at 12:30pm✨ #thisisyoga #lululemon #mindfulosophy #camelpose #ustrasana

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