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Authenticity + Community: Yoga for Goals!

Today, I get to introduce my friend, Pedro Luna. Ariane and Pedro have been friends for years and Pedro is a great friend of hers. Pedro recently launched his Next Level Academy. The whole point of his academy is to help new and aspiring teachers succeed in the ever-changing yoga world. 

It is so cool. Ariane thanks Pedro because he has a lot to do with her Next Level Academy. He was there at the inception of a lot of Ariane’s ideas. Ariane also apologises to Pedro for not mentioning that he helped her with her logo—you know, the logo that everyone sees online.

She mentions that Pedro is a good friend of Melatonin, and Melatonin loves him. Lastly, Ariane loves how, in this day and age, there are so many different types of people who are into wellness. It is so important to highlight people who really do something: move the needle of the wellness community. Ariane and Pedro laugh. Ariane says, laughing, “My man, Pedro Luna.”

A lot of people are genuinely passionate about yoga as a pillar of wellness. Some of the benefits of yoga are stilling the mind, breathing, pranayamas, and the strong, moving power of energetic movement it brings. The speaker goes on by sharing their personal story, which has gotten so different for them. It started for them in 2000 and 2011, when they couldn’t get their lives together. The only thing they had never done was yoga; that’s how they got into it.

They had done pyramids and herbal vital supplements; they were at Cosco one day and bought a DVD; and they went on to practice Bikram for a while because they went to their first class because of a flyer. It wasn’t until they heard of Ana Forest, who did horse stances, that they began to embark on a yoga journey that transformed the speaker. 

The speaker could also mention they used to practice Bikram yoga as medicine instead of antidepressants or anxiety medication and one day during the summer of 2017, my body just stopped working from the heat.

I have three beautiful children and we all work with my wife, who runs the teacher training. My wife is one of the most amazing event planners and organisers, and we come together and co-create events. The balance we have managed to achieve in working together is like the balancing act of the boat perpetually being rocked by the waves but finding steadiness and comfort.

I also have an assistant, Sukha, who, amazingly, can have the same idea but go around the other way to achieve the goal or have the same goal but start with a completely different idea. The balance between him and my work is amazing, keeping to our monthly terms while being allowed to focus on my main goal, yet still skewing bonuses while maintaining balance in who works and what we do.

The speaker talks about how important family experiences and challenges are and have been throughout their lives, business, etc. They mention and rephrase the following text: ice bath, where their son Michael has also been a part of this process. 

The speaker explains how to relate this type of thing to life itself and how they all have to be on the same page in order for their lives to function properly. The experiences have to be at the highest level; we shouldn’t  just hang out and be a family.

They give an example of something fun and something a little more typical with the nail boards, which is not quite an ice bath but it works. And Michael did and did not care for it (the speaker goes on; they mention the 2- to 3-day writing challenge that Brian created, or the 100-mile bike challenge or whatever it is because they just want the kids to do something active and healthy, not unresponsiveness). It is part of the normal day growing up, and that’s why they do all the funny stuff so that the kids just do stuff.

First of all, I kind of want to go backwards. I was thinking about going to your thing when you talked about it in your shot and a.m. And your miles, how when my daughter was probably 12, we got to talk into it; she was almost 12 and so when did it with our dogs? 

So she would take the dogs out, you know, every night, and she’d do her mile because that’s what we had to do, or that’s like, goodness, very late just to say that I’m past 12 years old and hadn’t done it in a year, and we have an app that we downloaded saying how many miles we have if we didn’t start like January 1, and we have over 350 miles.

She’s going to be 31 to me when she starts. I can’t do any of them anyway. Mine was the first gold. So it’s actually pretty; we’ll let her do it at a.m. Run and she’s already a bad parent but she’s Lewiston, haha, haha, but it made it easier for me as a parent to say you know she’s okay. Eye your area. I was 13 years old and I was high without. You know, I mean, we kind of did some strange things. So and then I could go back to really the first Y.

When I met Reverend Rhonda, not that I could even, over a long period of time, remember everything that she said she had you for two hours or more. She took me. 

It wasn’t Sipchateau who was doing it; my nose was running and my back was itching from all those kinds of things I taught in my yoga journal. I called and bought hundreds of dollars worth of Yoga Journal magazine, which, you know, didn’t really help us get their first stitches. Karen disappeared from yoga. And then destiny started me in Bikram yoga.

My eyes turn blue all the time and sweat rolls off my face. I quit after one more. I slept for three complete days after a Bikram yoga class, but it’s a trap. I saw Desti practicing, thinking I could do it, and I really immediately did Bikram for years. 

Then I found in England that it’s called a regular form of yoga. I grabbed the teacher by the leg and told her she hated me. You’re wrong. You don’t like it when I tell you that it took us two hours to drive to her house. I got her car cover and my money back.

So Raven called, picked me up, and took me to lunch on the water, knowing I had heartburn from the junk I was eating. And as we were sitting there on the water, eating, we turned and looked at the side of the road. Roland is the kind of person who rolls, yet you know when people know each other there.

The spoke credit Karen’s head with three miles so I yoga My heartburn I was a total melt with two things of yoghurt at Publix a green yoghurts and so I got home that day and you can keep showing me now all of these when I come and I got home that evening you had Yoga journal all over your head. I just tried it in here and I looked at my table and said, I don’t like Vata; I like Vinyasa.

People absolutely anywhere are there for you and totally reachable in countless ways. Humans are not to be ignored. In continuation, the yoga instructor in the video is going to work on her yoga career and she has grown in this journey but it is not done yet. 

Ari Arias is a yoga instructor and business owner and he gives an example of starting a yoga business and also the process of quitting while doing yoga and what the end results can be because they are factors to work really hard not to contain.

We are here to offer value to others and will take money and financial freedom but you have to break opinions based on your own experience leading trainings and retreats worldwide. Nine years and only just became a yoga instructor.

Arian would argue that one must persist despite challenging technology. “All were thrilled it was over and agreed never to do it again so I was thrilled with the 90. Midway through the redrafts, I went back through the screen captures I had taken, trying to get a snapshot of the whole kahoot,” he says. In other words, when technology does not go our way, we must continue.

Arian’s advice to his students who may have trouble with technology is “don’t give up on yourself and what you want.” In my pursuit of a better marathon time, Arian is insistent that one must practice every day, “whether it’s reading six pages in a boring book, picking up a musical instrument or running two miles.”

Arian says he uses running for cardio to chase after the four things: a healthy heart/mind and so that he can say he did it. His mentality is to think of never stopping. The only thing that makes you a quitter is being committed to stopping. If you stay committed and, as the right wording would be, focused on your goals in your personal life or business, you can be successful at it. 

The speaker says to overcome physical pain and continue to stay in a positive mindset. They use the metaphor of David Goggins to reveal perspective on how hard things can be.

He says perspective is like, if you think about running three blocks, it doesn’t seem like a lot, but if you say you are going to run around the block 12×3, that might sound a little hard for someone who can’t run. Like when people who have been through a good bit of breakups tell an inexperienced dater to stop crying over your boyfriend; he’s not worth it.

You just broke up. They tell you to at least wait three weeks. A child never pays attention to their previous pain and you should too. Paying attention is another word I considered.

Another point that the speaker talks about is how beautiful yoga is when it’s just you on your mat, where you have to see your demons and learn from your own experiences, which makes you grow as a person. The number one thing about a community is that people join it because of authenticity, which brings the right type of people around you to those that are attracted by your authentic energy and are genuine too. Once the speaker enjoys the yoga class on the beach, where they wouldn’t do yoga but hang outside with people in the perfect location,.

Every full moon, they do classes together with their friend, Jessica, on the beach. The energy stirs them down to their core and so does the energy of everyone that attends. The full moons for the bigger full moon yoga classes might be blowing 20–30 miles an hour.

The speaker looks at the ocean and the wind coming across the ocean and that is all she sees because there are times when she is just catching her hair completely covering her face. That was a time when a class was really challenging.

Summarization: The speaker states that one of the qualities required of one in building a strong community is the ability to move out of the physical pain and keep going with it. Also, the topic of having something in common was again emphasised, which entails authenticity because it is only when you truly desire something that you will find people who desire the same thing.

The speaker accentuated the importance of staying connected and offering value to their listeners. They also discussed the significance of podcasts and different social media platforms where you could be in the loop with their teachings. Lastly, they spoke on the importance of sticking around in a community that is okay with your strengths and weaknesses. 

The speaker suggested how much a community, whether that be through yoga or some other means of life activities, helps one significantly. The speaker mentioned having fun and valuing relationships.

She also mentions nourishing the community with events like smoothie meetups and brunches in the future. This speaker gets personal in a very relatable way, mentioning that their latest mentee might just pass them up or conclude that they will be more successful later in life. 

Their latest work is in a restaurant and he is a 24-year-old millionaire. She says that she will always learn new things and be happy to even have a younger co-worker as a boss.

Then she goes on to keep the article more personalised by saying that they are living an empowered life after an activity that the person who is reading the article might also take part in. 

The person writing this article says that you, too, can live an empowered life by taking yoga. They then go on to say that their best advice is to try out yoga in a slow, fit way. Another great statement the speaker concluded with was, Now wouldn’t it be better to live a supportive life?

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