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bri_owens_. I learn so much by tying and untying my knots on my mat, by twisting a

I learn so much by tying and untying my knots on my mat, by twisting and untwisting, bending and unfurling, waving and appreciating stillness, compressing and opening up. Yoga is the union of body and breath, of soul and spirit, but it’s also a union of opposites. Finding strength and softness at the same time is what it’s all about. When we find that balance on our mats, we can find it off the mat too. It starts with something as simple as deciding to look for it, and taking a deep breath to trust the process and the journey. #withlovewithgratitude . . . . . . . #yogalover #flow #yogajourney #trustandalliscoming #vasisthasana #eaglelegs #connect #lululemonambassador #yogaeveryday #mindfulness #stlouisyoga #phenomenalwoman #earthbound_yoga #bestyoga #yogateachersofig #thisisyoga #breatheitallin #midwestyoga #yogaforall #instayogadaily #yogafeature #loveyourpractice #movewithintention #yogaforeverybody #yogaflow #lookwithin

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bri_owens_. After an AMAZINGLY juicy mandalasana flow from @casa_colibri, I think

After an AMAZINGLY juicy mandalasana flow from @casa_colibri , I think this is the deepest (feet flat, closest to my hands) wheel I’ve ever been in, and you guys know how much I love my backbends. Mandalasana was still a little too disorienting for me to achieve today though. Soon! 📷: my iPhone 7 propped up on a block, working hard. #withlovewithgratitude . . . . . . #yogalover #flow #backbendandalliscoming #connect #mattime #yogajourney #lululemonambassador #yogaeveryday #movingmeditation #stlouisyoga #phenomenalwoman #practiceandalliscoming #heartopener #earthbound_yoga #bestyoga #yogateachersofig #thisisyoga #breatheitallin #midwestyoga #yogaforall #instayogadaily #yogafeature #loveyourpractice #loveyourspine #wheelpose #urdvhadhanurasana

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bri_owens_. Yesterday I had a really long, amazing, soul shaking meditation AND I

Yesterday I had a really long, amazing, soul shaking meditation AND I threw a full blown, two-hour temper tantrum over my vacuum (yes you read that correctly). Doing my best to own all the parts of being a human and reminding myself that I can be both a person who absolutely loses her shit over the smallest thing AND still a good woman. Perhaps you need that reminder today too. It’s okay to be all the things, preferable in fact. Own your humanness, own your good stuff as well as your dark stuff and be utterly open and honest about it all. #withlovewithgratitude #magnificentlyhuman PC: @michelle_yogogirls . . . . . . . #yogalover #yogajourney #honestyiseverything #surrenderandalliscoming #sukhasana #connect #lululemonambassador #yogaeveryday #mindfulness #stlouisyoga #phenomenalwoman #earthbound_yoga #bestyoga #yogateachersofig #thisisyoga #breatheitallin #midwestyoga #yogaforall #instayogadaily #yogafeature #loveyourpractice #movewithintention #yogaforeverybody #yogaflow #bemindful #bepresent

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bri_owens_. Today I’m dreaming of Boise and Built to Spill sidestage shenanigans w

Today I’m dreaming of Boise and Built to Spill sidestage shenanigans with these boss babes. Let’s do it all again in 10 months, shall we? #treefort2018 PC: @mhwordell

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bri_owens_. In 11 months I’ll be in Costa Rica, soaking up all the yoga my brain a

In 11 months I’ll be in Costa Rica, soaking up all the yoga my brain and body can handle from the AMAZING @casa_colibri and @erinkellyart. To say I’m excited is a huge understatement. These two have such a breadth of knowledge to impart, and their styles really resonate with me. I’m so stoked to meet them and learn from them. This is the photo I sent with my application in January, and I absolutely agonized over which one to send. I wanted something that spoke to the spirit of my practice (which is so hard to convey in a still photo). I agonized over each and every word of my application too. My integrity is important to me both as a student and teacher of yoga and as a human. I pride myself on how I treat others and how I move through my life. How could I get that across in a few pages? I love to write, I’m very meticulous about it, but what if I didn’t represent myself the way I hoped I would? What if my words were not received in the way in which I wanted them to come across? What if the photos and videos I sent weren’t thought of as strong enough? What if what if what if? The big, overarching what if question is: what if someone else doesn’t like the *me* that is true and real and raw? I, like many of you I would wager, struggle to stop myself from asking that question often. I frequently have to remind myself that, hey guess what, if authenticity is the mission and someone doesn’t like the real me, I’m still okay. If being liked is the mission, well then I have a problem don’t I? This is an important thing to remember within the confines of this platform. I spend a great deal of time choosing photos, and especially captions, that are genuine, but ultimately I am unknowable in this square and some people will simply not like my message. The mission is authenticity insofar as I can do that on a visual platform with limited space for words, and NO space for actual personal interaction. All we can really ever do is our best, day in and day out. Keep showing up as ourselves for ourselves. We will not be everyone’s jam, but we will be representing ourselves honestly, and that’s so much more important...isn’t it?

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bri_owens_. My babe, my girl, my world. #heterosexuallifepartner

My babe, my girl, my world. #heterosexuallifepartner

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bri_owens_. Tune in to @michelle_yogogirls’s live feed tomorrow (5/3) at 8am for a

Tune in to @michelle_yogogirls ’s live feed tomorrow (5/3) at 8am for a little sequence to warm up for pincha mayurasana. Don’t have forearm stand in your practice just yet? No problem! The shapes I’ll walk you through are designed to help you build up the strength to find it one day (if and only if you want it of course. If so, keep practicing!) #withlovewithgratitude #pinchamayurasana #forearmstand #hollowback . . . . . . #yogalover #flow #inversions #shoulders #core #invertandalliscoming #getupsidedown #lululemonambassador #yogaeveryday #stlouisyoga #explorestl #phenomenalwoman #earthbound_yoga #bestyoga #yogateachersofig #thisisyoga #breatheitallin #midwestyoga #yogaforall #instayogadaily #yogafeature #loveyourpractice #movewithintention #yogaforeverybody #yogastrong #yogaflow

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bri_owens_. Sometimes you’re taking a video of what you’re playing with in #astava

Sometimes you’re taking a video of what you’re playing with in #astavakrasana (legs fully extended before shooting the bum back and bending the arms) and your husband comes home from a walk at the EXACT moment you’re filming. 🤷‍♀️ Swipe ⬅️ for an uninterrupted version. Spoiler alert: it’s a lot easier! Try it! #withlovewithgratitude . . . . . . . #yogalover #flow #laughandalliscoming #armbalance #yogamagic #strength #lululemonambassador #yogaeveryday #movingmeditation #stlouisyoga #explorestl #phenomenalwoman #earthbound_yoga #bestyoga #yogateachersofig #thisisyoga #breatheitallin #midwestyoga #yogaforall #instayogadaily #yogafeature #loveyourpractice #movewithintention #yogaforeverybody #yogaflow

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bri_owens_. Celebrations of love with the person I love most are my favorite. Cong

Celebrations of love with the person I love most are my favorite. Congratulations Ryan and Allison Yager! . . . . . . Also, thanks to @maysplace_stl for this fab vintage dress, and to my mama for altering the sides when I decided to rip the sleeves out because I had a vision of how I wanted it to look. 🤷‍♀️

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