Oh hiiiiii. Guess what? I’ve been working TIRELESSLY on my website and she’s officially live friends! I’ll still be modifying and tweaking and adding more goodness, and morphing both in life and on the Internet, but I hope you’ll give it a look and let me know what you think! Sign up for updates, tell your friends, book some yoga with me, tell me what content you want...tell me ALL the things. Link is in my bio of course, but it’s also super easy to remember: briannaowens.yoga Love love love love. #withlovewithgratitude
Filling people’s bellies up fills my cup. I believe when we eat tasty food together that is sourced from the earth, we are performing a ritual that connects us not only with each other but all humans who have come before us. I don’t mind spending quite a large portion of my day in the kitchen ensuring that my loved ones are fed well. I show love for people through soups and casseroles, and cookies and pies, but also by listening to them, making time for them, encouraging and supporting them, being a really amazing cheerleader and champion for them. I’m certain there are ways you know how to love people as well, though they might not be the same as mine. Whatever your way to give love is, I’m really pulling for you to discover it (if you haven’t already) and let it show up often. Spread it around and express it in whatever way you’re best at. We need it, we need you to give it in your own unique way. #withlovewithgratitude . . . . . #bangsblitz #bangsgivesback
Hi social media! It’s been a hot minute. I turned 33 last week, which has me feeling all kinds of ways (one of which being that I’d like to detach my phone from my hand a bit more in this year of my life). I’ll be here, but I’m still working out what exactly I want my presence to look like and it’s very important to me that I post when I feel compelled to share something, not because I feel like I need to in order to stay relevant. I care deeply about my students, my followers, all of you. When it starts feeling like I don’t, I need to take a step back and reassess. I’m in the work of reassessing. I’d like to get back to sharing longer inner ramblings because I value written content just as much as visual imagery on this platform. If that speaks to you awesome, if it doesn’t, that’s cool too. Everyone is welcome here. So here we go... I could say that 33 feels the same as 32, but that isn’t altogether true. I could say I’ve got it all figured out, when to give of myself and when to hold back, which pieces of my life I should devote my energy to and which to let slide away, but those are lessons I must learn almost daily. I could say I’ve sussed out the meaning of life, my place in it, that everything is divinely ordered, that I’m able to fully surrender, but these are practices I have to commit to over and over. I could say I’ve finally learned to fully love and accept myself, not get road rage, not hate the cold weather, not take every single solitary thing personally, but saying that would not be the truth either. What I CAN say is that this year has felt like putting a puzzle together, like I threw all the pieces up into the air for 32 years and I’ve finally decided to sit down, look at the box, and get to work. I’ve tried to make so many ill-fitting pieces interlock for so long, mostly involving the ones that attach to me based on what others want me to be instead of what I want for myself. I’m in the thick of the very long, difficult, tedious work of not questioning my every word and action, knowing my own worth and demanding that others know it too, not criticizing my body, my food choices, my appearance at all (cont’d in comments).
I’ll be teaching my last Sunday 12:30 Yoga Flow today (for now, who knows what the future holds). I’ve loved holding space, leading practice, guiding bodies in motion and prayer on Sundays, but it’s now time to let this one go. I’ll still have ALL my other regularly scheduled classes at PY. We’re going to play today, maybe with a bit of this sequencing that I’ve been moving and shaking in a lot lately. Sped up 1.5X’s, sound on for “Number 11 Chippewa” at hyper speed. #ifyouknowyouknow Loving all of you all of the time. #withlovewithgratitude
Shari Lewis and Mr. Rogers say: You’re welcome for “The Song that Never Ends” running through your head all day. #owenshalloween2018
Alright alright fall, let’s break out the beanies, the socks, sneaks, and thermals, the warm drinks, the straw bales, the mums and pumpkins, and all the blankets. If I must deal with you, imma try to go all in and FALL back in love with you. #jokesfordays #FALLinlovewithbangs #BANGSblitz #liveBANGS
I see you Wednesday... #withlovewithgratitude
Good morning beautiful people! What lights you up? What makes it all worthwhile? What moves you? A truncated list for me includes: yoga (duh,) running, road trips with my husband, kitty snuggles, knitting, spending all day in the kitchen cooking delicious food for my loved ones, sunshine, fantasy novels, cartoons (of the anime and Disney variety,) and judging William Shakespeare. I mean uhhhh... READING William Shakespeare. Tell me allll about your hobbies, and/or your favorite anime, Shakespeare play, yoga pose, road trip, fantasy novel, etc etc below! #liveBANGS #BlitzDay #BANGSblitz #withlovewithgratitude P.S. Aren’t these yellow high tops to die for?
Hi world and haaaaaapy Wednesday! I’m really excited to share that I’ve been offered an ambassadorship with @bangsshoes! They make the cutest kicks, but more importantly their social mission is centered around inspiring others to get outside and connect with people, nature, and the world around them. So it was pretty much a no-brainer that I would want to be part of a project designed to encourage more connection and more adventure! If you don’t know me personally or are new here, let me introduce myself! I’m Brianna Owens, a yoga teacher, Shakespeare teacher, and Reiki master, currently living in St. Louis, Missouri with my husband and two cats. I’ve also lived in Germany, Kentucky, and California, and love visiting family and friends all over the country. A big adventure dream of mine is to go to Slovenia, where it seems like an actual fairy tale, but I’m also super excited to spend a month in Costa Rica next April soaking up some major yoga knowledge (and sun, sand, mountains, and the jungle, *swoon*). Here’s a selfie of me on my latest adventure: in Washington State, near the ocean and up a tree. I just ordered the Yellowstone BANGS and cannot wait to get them on my feet and shimmy up more trees in them! What’s an adventure goal you have? Tell me below and I’ll cheer you on! #liveBANGS #BANGSambassador #withlovewithgratitude