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Hi, I’m Allie. Your body-mind-soul advocate and personal home yoga teacher.

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Welcome to the Journey

 

 

Hi, I’m Allie. Your body-mind-soul advocate
and personal home yoga teacher.

 

Click below to join the family and unlock 
my free morning yoga class pack – 
a week of short yoga videos to start
your day with purpose. 

 

 

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What’s up yogi babes?

 

Welcome to the month of May & another badass giveaway!

 

I TRULY hope you’re digging these freebies + learning about new products/brands to invest into your personal yoga practice. I do my best to only showcase GREAT products here, because that’s what you and I both deserve.

 

This month’s yoga tutorial + giveaway is brought to you by Kurma Yoga. I discovered this brand over at Yogi Approved (where you can also find more of me) and instantly knew I had to reach out. And not just because of the opportunity, but because the creator is a direct disciple of BKS Iyengar.

 

Now, if you’re new to the yoga journey, you’re thinking… who the hell is that weird name? 

 

And trust me, I too had this moment of who, what, and why do I care?

 

Well, let me tell ya.

 

BKS Iyengar is credited with bringing yoga to the west, he’s basically the reason we’re all here (me writing a blog & you reading the blog). We owe him a huge THANK YOU for mustering up the courage to bring the unknown practice of yoga to us. In his time, yoga wasn’t trendy, cool, or a respected career path.

 

It was considered circus nonsense.

 

But with his persistence and dedication, along with a handful of other devoted yogis, they changed the face of yoga – FOREVER. It’s mind boggling to me that in such a  short period of 40 years (give or take), our entire culture has embraced the practice of  yoga. We love it, can’t get enough of it, and are truly benefiting from it.

 

So thank you Mr. Iyengar – a thousand times over.

 

And now that I’ve ran through a short history lecture, let’s get into this wheel tutorial from Kurma Yoga….

 

Shall we?

 

First off – what is a yoga wheel? And why should you invest in this yoga prop?

 

The answer is simple – it’s a tool to help open your body, shed layers, break through barriers, uncover false or limiting beliefs, and in a realer sense – advance your yoga practice. The reason I mention all of the woo-woo stuff is because that’s what props do for me, truthfully. When the shoulders, chest, and back are able to open in a supportive, relaxed environment – magic happens.

 

Real life, incredible magic.

 

But if you’re looking for a more serious reason, below are the added benefits to rolling around on a wheel:

 

  • Offers a deep front stretch.
  • Opens the entire back and shoulders.
  • Improves spine flexibility.
  • Releases muscle tension.
  • Stretches hip flexers and quadriceps.
  • Assists with backbends of all kinds.
  • Can be used in hundreds of different ways, the options are endless!

 

And now, I promise, the tutorial begins.

 

Below are 10 Ways to Use the Kurma Yoga Wheel!

 

1. Open Shoulders

 

10 Ways to Use a Yoga Wheel - Pin now, practice later!

 

 

2. Build Core Strength

 

10 Ways to Use a Yoga Wheel - Pin now, practice later!

10 Ways to Use a Yoga Wheel - Pin now, practice later!

 

 

3. Open Chest & Front Body

 

10 Ways to Use a Yoga Wheel - Pin now, practice later!

 

 

4. Open Shoulders & Build Back Strength

 

10 Ways to Use a Yoga Wheel - Pin now, practice later!

 

 

5. Opens Hips & Side Body

 

10 Ways to Use a Yoga Wheel - Pin now, practice later!

 

 

6. Assists in Headstand

 

10 Ways to Use a Yoga Wheel - Pin now, practice later!

 

 

7. Challenge Your Balance

 

10 Ways to Use a Yoga Wheel - Pin now, practice later!

 

 

8. Assists in Shoulderstand

 

10 Ways to Use a Yoga Wheel - Pin now, practice later!

 

 

9. Access Deeper Backbends

 

10 Ways to Use a Yoga Wheel - Pin now, practice later!

 

 

10. Assists in Handstand

 

10 Ways to Use a Yoga Wheel - Pin now, practice later!

10 Ways to Use a Yoga Wheel - Pin now, practice later!

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Like a badass vacation, except better. 

Live Your Journey retreats create body-mind-soul transformation by combining incredible venues with a well-designed curriculum, potent yoga practices, nourishing food, adventure, rest and relaxation, and forever made friendships.

We plan every detail. All you gotta do is say yes to a life-changing experience.

MEXICO RETREAT • December 7 - 14

Join me at the exclusive Xinalani retreat center to escape from the holiday season and embrace an open-air, jungle experience. We’ll spend 7 transformative days embodying our unique chakra system, while also swinging in hammocks on the beach.

COSTA RICA RETREAT • MARCH 1-7

Join me in Costa Rica for a journey to manifestation using the chakra system to bring our dreams from consciousness down to the earth plane. When we’re not practicing yoga, we’ll be relaxing at the jungle oasis retreat center or experiencing the country through enriching (and adventurous) excursions! 

SICILY RETREAT • JUNE 27 - JULY 4

Join me on a journey to wholeness in the beautiful, rustic, and beachside region of Sicily, Italy. We’ll spend 7 transformative days learning, mapping, and embodying our unique energy system, while also experiencing the historical sites, beaches, and Italian way!

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