Joanna Bis

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The Urban Hippie ॐ
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Co-Founder @yogafestofficial @onenewera
Yogi/Teacher 200RYT | Dancer | Model | Traveller ♡

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The day you realize you are a ray of sunshine, a walking slice of heaven and a miraculous creature of the planet, is the day you’ll feel a hint of sweet freedom. 🌸☀️ #happyfridaythe13th wearing a stunning choker by @onyxandavery ✨
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Spending the entire weekend frolicking around @muskokayogafestival !! Who’s going to be there?? 🙏🏼🌿
This year has been a year of transformation. If you asked me a year ago to take these photos, I would’ve refused because I wasn’t in the right state of my mind or body to do it. I wasn’t fully confident. I didn’t think I was doing enough physically and I couldn’t find a healthy way of enjoying an “exercise” that I love.
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And then I found Ashtanga Yoga - a traditional practise with roots in Mysore, India, a very physically demanding but extremely transformative, daily commitment. It’s intense, but the power lies not in the physical postures, but the ability to come to your mat every morning and do it. It doesn’t matter what it looks like. Some days you will feel like you’re falling apart (believe me I know), but if you stick it out and push through, that’s where the magic happens. ✨
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Whenever I’m asked how I stay fit, yes I say yoga because that’s a huge part of it, but the real change occurs in the consistency of doing a movement practise everyday that you LOVE. Nothing more, nothing less. If you’re looking for change, pick something you LOVE, and do it often. Your body and your mind will change before you know it, and your soul will rejoice that you finally figured it out. 😘🙏🏼 #happymonday
People ask me all the time how I stay so positive.. to be quite honest, I’m not like this all the time. Yes I try to smile more often then not, but all of the quotes, reminders and positive affirmations that I post, are all things I’m consistently trying to implement into my own life. Sometimes we forget that no one has it all figured out. Just because the yogi’s show you their practise and cool poses, doesn’t mean their life is always tranquil and peaceful. Just because he or she has a million followers, doesn’t mean their life is perfect and eternally fulfilling. And just because she’s always smiling, doesn’t mean she’s always happy. We’re all out here just figuring it out, day by day, moment to moment. Try to remember that when you’re scrolling down your insta feed. 💜
I’m overwhelmed by love today. Thank you all so much for the birthday wishes!! My heart is full. 🌸  it’s been a beautiful 23 years of falling apart and building myself back up again. Redefining and recreating myself, growing stronger, brighter and more compassionate to the world around me. This journey is so precious and I’m so grateful that there’s a day to remind myself of that, and all of the epic people in my life. Thank you thank you infinitely for all the love. I can’t say it enough. Here’s to a new beginning, a year of crazy adventures, to all of the ups and downs that make up this colourful reality we call life. ♥️ love u all. Xo #23
Here’s to an amazing weekend spent with friends, dancing to epic music and getting whip lash. 😅👍🏼 Thank you @everafterfest & my dude @cjdefreitaswilson for such a crazzzy weekend! See you all next year. 👊🏼♥️ - wearing a choker by @onyxandavery and Sri Yantra black cuff by @chicmadeconsciously 🌼
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Happy new moon lovers. ♥️🌚 May the manifesting begin.. ✨
Sometimes we forget that the most important thing is to recognize and appreciate all that we’ve created and become up to this point. It’s doesn’t matter what the future holds, it will be bright in its own way. But to appreciate our past and present moments is what makes our future that much brighter. 🌼 with the miracle goddess @thesamiracle 💜
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I’ll be at @everafterfest this weekend! Who’s going to be there?! 😍
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Wearing a choker by @onyxandavery & black Sri Yantra cuff by @chicmadeconsciously ♥️
Sometimes I like to think I’m the little mermaid. 🧜🏼‍♀️🌿 @onenewera
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Posting a pic from last summer cuz it’s hot af out and I’m ready for a pool!! Who wants to swim wit meee? 🙋🏼‍♀️ #happyfriday #tgif
Do what you gotta do and don’t worry about the people around you. There will always be people cheering you on and those waiting for you to fail. It’s up to you where you put your focus and energy. 💭♥️ #happymonday
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Don’t forget to save the date JUNE 2ND - FREE YOGA, Food and Art!! Details @yogafestofficial 🌸🙏🏼
“I am inspired to create nothing less then art. My work shall be a reflection of my talents and creative potential. I will create art that inspires people. I hold myself accountable to a standard of excellence and I expect nothing less of myself. I am a genius and I grow in intelligence every single day.” ~ Steve Jobs | 📸 @bypeterdibussolo @mintroomstudios @onenewera
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This is a positive affirmation that I’ve held close to me for many years now. It’s one that I found in the beginning of my journey when I decided I wanted to live a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life. Try reciting this mantra to yourself in the mirror. Look into your own eyes and really believe in the words you are saying.. then watch the magic happen. 🤷🏼‍♀️✨
My friends!! 😚 So excited to announce that @yogafestofficial will be hosting FREE YOGA, FOOD and ART on June 2nd at Bayfront’s Pier 4 Park! From 9AM - 2PM we’ll be hosting yoga classes, local vendors, live artists as well as music and community painting! Come play in the sun with us at A Day of Wonder with @yogafestofficial ! 🦄💜
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Reminiscing a powerful class from YogaFest Equinox III with @jadealectra that left me in tears and feeling like a new human. ♥️ ahhh I miss you. I love u. Xo
Sometimes it’s nice to just spend some time with yourself, in your own energy to remember what’s real and truly important in your life. 💭 | 📸 @bypeterdibussolo @mintroomstudios @onenewera
#happyfriday
This Monday was one of the first, most beautiful days of Spring. The sun was shining and everyone seemed to have a new skip to their step. Everything was peaceful until tragedy struck so unexpectedly. A man deliberately plowed down civilians as he drove down the sidewalk for a few blocks on Yonge St. At least 10 people were killed, many more injured.. beautiful, innocent lives taken so quickly.
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What really struck me was the fact that I was walking down that same street just minutes before it happened. I was just heading to Whole Foods to grab a bite and little did I know the commotion that was happening outside. I didn’t see much, but the energy spoke for itself. I heard the sirens, I felt the chaos, but didn’t actually know what had happened until I got home 15 minutes later..
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My heart goes out to all the families that were affected by this reckless tragedy. Sometimes we don’t understand why people do what they do, but it’s not up to us to try and figure it out either. All we can do is pray for the lives that were lost and feel gratitude that we are still able to wake up, breathe and go about our daily lives today. Take a moment to tell your loved ones just how much you love them. You never know when you’ll get another opportunity to do so. #RIP 🌹 Monday April 23, 2018. | 📸 @bypeterdibussolo @onenewera