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How’s your posture right now? Kick your weekend off standing taller, stronger, calmer and more aligned by following one of my YouTube videos. Build strength and flexibility from head to toe for ultimate longevity. As Joseph Pilates always said, “you are only as old as your spine is flexible.”

Poor posture and back pain won’t work themselves out. Our bodies need a consistent practice to align the bone structure and build balanced musculature to support the alignment. You can be back pain free without meds. Allow me to show you how. Just follow along.

After a decade of chronic low back pain and stress fractures from my dance training Pilates was the only method that taught me how to engage the proper muscle groups for pain free longevity. I wouldn’t be dancing to this day without it!

Have your tried Pilates mat or equipment? What was your experience?

Train with me online or in person.
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#pilates #pilatesmat #backpain #posture #fitspo #fitfam #yoga #stretch #inspo #fitfluential #costarica #manuelantonio #epicliving @justinbastien @patagonia #gotravel #retreat #yogaeverywhere #yogaeverydamnday #asana #yogi #rawvegan #vegansofig

“I will not be just a tourist in the world of images, just watching images passing by which I cannot live in, make love to, possess as permanent sources of joy, and ecstasy. Ordinary life does not interest me. I must be a mermaid because I have no fear of depths and a greater fear of shallow living.”- Anais Nin

#waterfall #costarica #inspo #inspiration #motivation #wisewords #wordstoliveby #gotravel #igtravel #travel #bikini #fitspo #yogaeverydamnday #yogaeverywhere #feeltheyogahigh #epicliving #puravida (at Nauyaca Waterfalls, Costa Rica)

Just one of dozens of Living Boxes picked up today at the center. Can you say gorgeous?!! I’m drooling already.

#rawfood #rawfoodshare #rawvegan #veganfoodshare #organic #eatclean #fitfood #stopmonsanto #vegansofig #plantstrong #epicliving #801010 #lfrv #fitfam #cleaneating (at The Center for Epic Living, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica)

Dancing with Manta Rays. My last night on the Big Island I hopped a boat and had the rare opportunity to swim with these gentle giants of the sea. Manta rays grow up to 25 feet wing tip to wing tip in these waters. In Kona the coastal mantas hang out along the rocky lava cliffs gathering zooplankton. A few of the resorts actually shoot lights onto the ocean to attract the plankton and thus the mantas. They gather in large groups every night to feed and dance. I’ve never seen something move so beautifully in the water! They make massive back flip circles with their mouths wide open to collect food. Last night I swam with ten. The largest was 15feet across. I’m still in complete awe of their mesmerizing beauty. Our planet and the species that inhabit it our down right amazing. Let’s make sure future generations have the opportunity to see mantas. The simplest way to ensure mantas and all sea life remain is to reduce your consumption of plastic.

FYI this is not me, but I thought this pic was stunning! I captured some footage on my GoPro, but nothing like this.

#savetheocean #mantaray #snorkel #dive #hawaii #kona #nature #adventure #gotravel #igtravel #epicliving #fitspo #inspo #inspiration #motivation #livefully (at Kona Coast, Hawai'i)

Spooning out a pre flight snack of delicious juicy papaya! A perfect monomeal or snack full of enzymes, nutrients and water. The seeds are super spicy, but anti parasitic. Chew and swallow a scoop of them to keep your insides happy.

I’m off to Mexico to teach for the entire month of May @rancholapuerta! I’ll miss Costa Rican papayas, but will dive into Mexico’s upon arrival. I know @ediblegoddess is just as obsessed as me. She switched from mangos to papayas.

What is your favorite tropical fruit?
#rawfood #rawvegan #vegansoig #rawfoodshare #veganfoodshare #fitfood #instafood #fastfood #fruit #801010 #costarica #puravida #epicliving #tropicalfruit (at Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría)

Nahko goes swimming! Best way to get a tan in tropical heat = lay in the white water for 30 mins and then flip. Stay cool and soak in the good vibes.

Happy Summer Sunday funday! How are you relaxing today?

#endlesssummer #beach #fitspo #inspo #epicliving #costarica #puravida #manuelantonio #bikini #puppy #toypoodle #nahkobear #fitfam #relax #recharge (at Manuel Antonio Beach, Costa Rica)

Cartwheels of bliss. Why? Because the RAWSTAR retreat is officially SOLD OUT and kicks off tomorrow morning!!! You know what’s even more awesome? You can still be apart of the fun with @jasonwrobel @fullyrawkristina @ecovegangal @koyawebb and myself by watching it from the comfort of your own home and participating in the LIVESTREAM Q & A on Monday, June 23rd at 6pm PST. You’ll also receive all of the HD class videos (7 packed days!) post-retreat. You can access the LIVESTREAM and the download each RAWSTARS workshops to any computer or device.

Check out both the 7 day and 5 day video package options on epicself.com.

I hope you can tune in this week. You won’t want to miss this truly EPIC edutainment of the year sponsored by @sunwarriortribe!
Pura vida!

#inspo #retreat #epicliving #bikini #fitspo #fitfam #play #beach #endlesssummer #superfood #rawvegan #vegansofig #inspiration #fun #igtravel #travel #costarica #manuelantonio (at Manuel Antonio Main Beach, Costa Rica)

On the dawn of a 2014 I can’t help but reflect on what a power year 2013 was. A year ago I had no idea I would be living in a new country, learning a new language, building websites, running my own studio and launching large online programs. What an unreal ride!! I am eager to see what magic unfolds in the coming months and hope you’ll be there with me on the adventure.

We are the wild ones ;)

Happy New Year!

#yoga #asana #costarica #puravida #resolution2014 #epicliving #yogaeverydamnday #yogaeverywhere #igtravel #gotravel #happynewyear #2014 #nye #inspo #fitspo #fitfam #fitfluential

Waves will always be there to knock you down. It’s how you react to them that matters. With ease and a smile, knowing there is a lesson buried within. Or with irritability, anger and frustration. Watch how you react to the ebbs and flows of your life. Practice unattachment to the outcomes and release the need for stability and knowing the unknown future. Hang out in this present moment where you have the power to choose every moment how and who you want to be in the world.

#yoga #yogaeverywhere #yogaeverydamnday #asana #yogi #handstand #inversion #costarica #manuelantonio #epicliving #puravida #justbreathe #fitspo #inspo #fitfam #inspiration (at Manuel Antonio Main Beach, Costa Rica)

Fear will hold you back from living fully and authentically at every moment. It causes you to stop and wait, to over analyze, and to never do the things you dream and feel in your heart. Stop waiting. Tomorrow might not come and regret is not something you want to live with.

I’ve been where you are. I know what it’s like to fear ever leaving my comfort zones. But life is just too exciting and I’m just too curious. Facing, feeling and busting through fear barriers is the most empowering action you can take on a daily basis. We have one life in which to create our dreams. Don’t you think we should act accordingly?

The time is always now. Stop waiting for some day. Some day will never come if you keep speaking and acting that way.

#inspo #inspiration #motivation #quote #instaquote #instadaily #wisewords #wordstoliveby #lovelife #epicliving
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Siesta by the sea. After a few hours of snorkeling with turtles I passed out in the sun. Dreaming big and rejuvenating this week. Recharging is essential. As most entrepreneurs do, I work 24/7. Weeks like this are critical for my balance and happiness. Though my IG feed portrays the highlights of my lifestyle, there is ridiculous amounts of work that goes unseen. Don’t be fooled. Living the ideal lifestyle of your dreams takes years and years of hyper focused action, consistency and perseverance.

I deserve and am worthy of a true vacation. This is probably the first real vacation I’ve taken for myself in 6 years. Part of the reason I haven’t is because I strive for a balance of work and play in my daily life, so I don’t NEED a vacation. But, after all that’s evolved this year, I pretty much just need to sleep for a week :)

Do you gift yourself a true vacation every few months? The more busy and stressed we are every day, the more breaks we need and deserve to take.

#beach #hawaii #inspo #inspiration #motivation #fitspo #bikini #fitfam #eatclean #vacation #epicliving #expatliving #digitalnomad #kona #igtravel #gotravel #travel #livefully #snorkel (at Kona Coast, Hawai'i)

A piece of my daily morning beach hike. Engulfed in sublime technicolor. So much beauty it’s almost too much to bare. #grateful for another day to play on Earth. Starting it off right, out in nature.

#costarica #manuelantonio #puravida #beach #jungle #instatravel #igtravel #retreat #epicliving #endlesssummer #inspo #inspiration #instadaily #beherenow (at Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica)

My practice is my time to feel fully alive, loved and free. Whether I feel like it or not, I go to the studio every morning and practice. It’s a date with myself. 90 mins for my temple.

Showing up is 90% of the work. 200% of the time I’m ridiculously glad I showed up for my mind, body and spirit. The practice is where the magic happens. Where you explore who you are, push to your limits, while crafting the willpower, patience, and compassion for yourself and others.

Show up, lose control, be free. In the discipline we find ultimate freedom. Go move your asana :)

“yoga is a dance between control and surrender- between pushing and letting go- and when to push and when to let go become part of the creative process, part of the open-ended exploration of your being.”- Joel Kramer

#yoga #yogaeverywhere #yogaeverydamnday #asana #fitspo #inspo #fitfam #fitfluential #motivation #patagonia @justinbastien #manuelantonio #costarica #epicliving #selflove #meditation