Youtube: Yoga with Kassandra

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🖤 You don't need to justify your love, you don't need to explain your love, you just need to practice your love. Practice creates the master. - Don Miguel Ruiz
I'm taking a mini vacay at the end of January to go to my favorite place in the world.. Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica!
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This is the same spot where I'll be hosting a retreat November 22-29 2019 and I would LOVE for you to join me!!! Bungalows are filling up but we still have some left.
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There's nowhere else in the world that gives me a greater sense of freedom. The nature, the people, the incredible food, the ocean, the laid back vibes... there's nothing like it! Its hard to put into words, it really needs to be experienced first hand.
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If you need to reset and reconnect to yourself and nature, this might be just what you're looking for. Lots of yoga, lots of free time and some wonderful activities to help you recharge and relax.
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I would love for you to join us!! Click the link in my bio to learn more and book 😍
I've been spending less time on my phone and it feels awesome! It's good to focus on human vs digital connection. There is so much recharging that happens this way!

This weekend I cohosted the first ALIVE retreat with my partner in crime @tinalamon at @yogaattic. This year we will have 19 women joining us for a full day around the time of the new moon to connect, set intentions and allow for sacred pause.

It was magical and exactly what I needed! I can't wait to see how the year will evolve. As part of our first retreat I did a talk on the moon phases and how they are linked to archetypes, seasons, menstrual cycle, energy levels and so much more!

I have a video version of this talk and I got so many messages from you guys wanting to know more. Click the link in my bio to watch THE MOON &YOU webinar. It also comes with a workbook! I truly believe this is valuable information for us all. Aligning my  cycles with nature's cycles has been a great way for me to stay healthy in all areas.

Speaking of health, I also have a Hormonal Balance Yin Yoga practice on my channel! Link to that is also in my bio. Happy Monday 🦋
Let's talk about ABUNDANCE⭐
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Years ago I wrote down a dream of mine...
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I wrote that I wanted to create a sacred space for women share their dreams and cultivate intuition, purpose and connection by syncing their yoga practice with the cycles of the moon.
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In January 2017, this community was born!
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Lunar Yoga has surpassed every single one of my expectations and I'm so proud of how far this program has come.
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We are about to enter our third year and we kick it off with a theme I know many of you are passionate about... abundance! Career, Productivity, Finance and Ambition. YES!
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Raise your hand if you have new years goals for your career! 🙋‍♀️ I know I do!
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The New Moon is on Saturday and I'd love for you to honor it with us. We'll use this time to set our intention around this theme and work with it over the next 31 days. For our book club, we'll be reading Abundance Now by Lisa Nichols.
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Each month you'll get specialized Yin and Flow yoga classes for the New Moon and Full Moon, plus guest speaker interviews, meditations, journaling exercises, tarot readings, a book club, and private Facebook community and access to all past content! That's everything ever offered since January 2017.
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Every month also focuses on a new area of life, a brand new theme so you can continually challenge yourself through spiritual growth and inner work.
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So today, I want to invite you to join our beautiful online community of yoginis in Lunar Yoga, my soul's absolutely greatest offering.​
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Click the link in my bio ☝️to learn more about Lunar Yoga and use promo code NEWSTUDENT at the checkout to get 50% off your first month.
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I am so deeply passionate about the lunar cycles and how they influence us. It blows me away that I actually get to spend my time teaching it and seeing all of the amazing ways that it has been helping other women.
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I hope you'll join us.❤
Shine Your Light ⭐🙌 That's my intention for 2019!
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Something we don't talk about when it comes to goals and intentions is that as soon as you name it, you WILL be tested for it. How much do you really want it? Do you still want it if it forces you to change? If it's hard? If everyone around you says it's wrong/stupid/impossible/bad?
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SHINE YOUR LIGHT is the mantra that came to me on the winter solstice and I decided to commit to it then and there. It felt so right. No more making myself small. I am allowing myself to shine and grow to my full potential without apologizing or minimizing. I am who I am, I want what I want and I'm okay with the fact that other people might not be okay with that.
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Or am I?
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The very next day, I was tested. Twice! I was attacked for my vision and for doing things "wrong". Comments that triggered my worst insecurities. So ugly. It sent me down a spiral of self-doubt and fear.
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I immediately resorted to my old people pleasing ways by trying to negotiate, back track, get them to understand, ANYTHING to make the feeling of discomfort go away. Anything to get them to like me and take their hurtful words back. Surely if they just got to know me, they would like me, right?!?
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Nope. Some people will never like me. In fact, some people will ACTIVELY dislike me! The more I shine, the more visible I become.
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The question is, can I still Shine My Light in the midst of adversity? Without the approval and validation of others?
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That's the thing with intentions.. if you're going to say you want something, you better be ready to fight for it! I said I was ready to shine and own my power yet immediately gave it away when provoked. Woah!
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So often in my life I've called out an intention, was immediately tested and failed! Gave up right away. Just like that.
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Why? Because growing is TOUGH. But I am tougher. YOU are tougher!
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So as you set your intentions, I want you to be on the lookout for your test. In my experience, it doesn't take long for life to throw something at you to challenge your resolve. Stay strong! Remember your worth. Stay the course. Name it and CLAIM IT. You got this👊
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Please share your intentions with me! 👇
2018 - What a year it's been! Yesterday I did my year-end review and goal setting session like I always do around the holidays and wow did it put things into perspective.
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It was a year of ups and downs. Lots of travel, lots of growth, lots of leaps of faith. I'll share my 2019 intentions soon but for now let's stick with 2018. (PS - I highly recommend doing your own review and goal setting session, check my story highlights to see how I do it)
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Pretty cool that the most liked photos also represent some of my biggest milestones!
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1 - My 28th birthday! I wrote about feeling like I was about to jump off of a cliff. This has only intensified.. I'm so ready!
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2 - Me, post therapy. Therapy helped shape 2018 for me in the best way and I'll be bringing it along for the ride in 2019.
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3 - The day we adopted Luna!! One of the highest highs of the year. She has added so much to our little family and has also made us learn to communicate better as a couple. Puppies are hard and getting her has challenged us in really big ways but we are stronger for it. I love her so, so much.
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4 - Our 7 year anniversary. 7 years!!! What a journey we've been on. Nothing in my life  is more important than this.
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5 - YouTube milestone! I reached 150,000 subscribers when I posted this. Surreal.
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6 - Injury milestone! After 4 excruciating months of dealing with my knee injury (definitely the lowest point of the year for me) this is the moment I started to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
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7 - About 3 weeks post injury and I was in the thick of it. On this day I had to make a conscious shift of perspective to look at what I did have instead of what I didn't. If you can, go find and read this post. It is an ode to movement.
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8 - Lunar Yoga, a community which has been my anchor over the past two years. These women have seen it all from me and they've shared their hearts too. 2018 wouldn't have been the same without it. I can't wait for Lunar Yoga in 2019!
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9 - This post shared how I used yin yoga with affirmations. Something so many of you clearly love. I'll be sharing more content like this in the new year.
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Thank you for the highs and lows. I am grateful for all of it.
Today is my last day of "work" before taking two weeks off for the holidays!
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Tomorrow is the Winter Solstice, the perfect day to kick off this time of rest and renewal. This time is about letting go and releasing what no longer serves you. Surrendering it to the darkness to make room for the light.
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To help you do this, I've put together a simple guided meditation now available on my YouTube channel. (Link in bio)
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On that note I'll leave you with a beautiful solstice blessing shared by my friend @nalini_blossom. It is from Mexico, originally spoken in the Nahuatl language.
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"I release my parents from the feeling that they have already failed me.
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I release my children from the need to bring pride to me; that they may write their own ways according to their hearts, that whisper all the time in their ears.
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I release my partner from the obligation to complete myself. I do not lack anything, I learn with all beings all the time.
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I thank my grandparents and forefathers who have gathered so that I can breathe life today. I release them from past failures and unfulfilled desires, aware that they have done their best to resolve their situations within the consciousness they had at that moment. I honor you, I love you and I recognize you as innocent.
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I am transparent before your eyes, so they know that I do not hide or owe anything other than being true to myself and to my very existence, that walking with the wisdom of the heart, I am aware that I fulfill my life project, free from invisible and visible family loyalties that might disturb my Peace and Happiness, which are my only responsibilities.
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I renounce the role of savior, of being one who unites or fulfills the expectations of others.
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Learning through, and only through, LOVE, I bless my essence, my way of expressing, even though somebody may not understand me.
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I understand myself, because I alone have lived and experienced my history; because I know myself, I know who I am, what I feel, what I do and why I do it.
I respect and approve myself.
I honor the Divinity in me and in you.
We are free."
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Happy Solstice!
I often find myself feeling stuck and out of options with no way out. That's almost never the case yet my mind loves to play those tricks! Truth is I AM free to change, move, stop, start fresh, find another way.
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And so are you!
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In Lunar Yoga we've been working with the theme of Freedom this month. Finding and claiming freedom from within by changing our perspective as well as taking action when needed. This quote feels very appropriate..
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The Full moon is approaching and we will be honoring it with a freedom flow, meditation and journaling exercise. Link in bio if you'd like to join us 🙏 If you're new to the group use the code NEWSTUDENT 🌓🌑🌘
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What kind of freedom are you craving in 2019? Let me know below 👇
Kick off the new year by setting positive habits for health & vitality with my new JANUARY DETOX yoga challenge 😍
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Begin 2019 with clarity and purpose!⚡I've put together 31 YouTube yoga classes to help you detox after the holidays for your overall well being. You can expect strong flows that utilize twists, core strength, side body flexibility and dynamic vinyasas. The goal is to energize and motivate you! We'll also do some yin yoga for full body flexibility and stress relief.
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This challenge is best suited for intermediate students.
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Every day features a new yoga class from the Yoga with Kassandra YouTube library which you can stream or download. Discover videos you've never done before and take the guess work out of choosing a class!
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By joining the January yoga challenge you will receive:
⚡A downloadable yoga calendar that links to my YouTube videos
⚡31 yoga classes available to download (yours to keep forever)
⚡A private YouTube playlist
⚡Focus on energy, detoxing, vitality and stress relief
⚡Classes 10-60 minutes long
⚡Community support from other yogis and yours truly!
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Hope you'll join us 😊 Click the link in my bio to sign up!
This is me yesterday, in my car, post-therapy, feeling like the weight of the world has been lifted off of my shoulders.
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Yep, I'm in therapy! And guess what? I LOVE IT! Where has this been my whole life and is it acceptable to give therapy sessions as a Christmas gift? 😂 Not because I think people have "issues" but because I strongly believe everyone could benefit from a compassionate ear and a non-biased perspective every now and then.
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I've been so incredibly stressed out these past few weeks and there was a voice inside me saying "you need a break" and "all of this can wait until next year" but I pushed it deep down and told myself to power through because that's what #bossbabes do... right?
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Wrong. So, so wrong.
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#bossbabes take breaks when they need them and they set healthy boundaries. So, I'm taking two full weeks off this Christmas, between Dec 21-Jan 2nd. Seems so small but to me it feels huge! You probably won't hear from me much during that time and that's ok.
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I think it's unfortunate that I needed to hear someone else say "you are allowed to take time off" and "you don't have to meet every deadline" to finally give myself permission to do it. What's up with that? I mean reality check please I teach online yoga I'm not curing cancer over here 🙄 Why am I putting so much pressure on myself? Enough already!
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So, here is my message to you. If you also have a hard time doing things for you, let me be the one who gives you permission to take a damn break already!!
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Since I've spontaneously decided to get all personal with you today I am feeling vulnerable and would feel much better if you also shared 😋 Are you in therapy? If not, would you be interested in trying it? What holds you back? Comment below! 👇
Who's ready for connection, purpose, intention and community in 2019? 🙋‍♀️
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We only have a handful of spots left in our upcoming ALIVE program at @yogaattic!! 💗 This is a year-long journey where we will gather for one full day retreat every month around the time of the new moon to set intentions, connect and give ourselves permission to  s l o w  down.
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You can expect yoga, great food, time in nature, a book club, guest speakers, meditation, journaling, great goodie bags and a whole lot more.
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Our first retreat is January 5th and I CAN'T WAIT. If you're curious and would like to learn more, click the link in my bio to read all about it and maybe even sign up 😊
When I first started practicing yoga about 12 years ago, my biggest challenge was upper body strength. Basically, I had none!
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I came from the world of dance and had strong legs but couldn't do a single pushup. It took me at least two years to be able to do a proper chaturanga pushup with correct form.
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Now, my shoulders, arms and upper back are the strongest they've ever been! I didn't do anything special to get here.. I just practiced! There is simply no rushing these things. No shortcuts. No quick fixes. There is only the process! It's called a practice for a reason.
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What do you struggle with the most in your yoga practice? Let me know 👇