Stuck in the cacoon.
Locked in a cage.
But then I had these wonderful beams of light.
Instead of letting the glare blind me...
I learned to see it as it was.
Maybe I was born in this cage,
But others will let me out.
Stuck in the ocean.
This is my world.
Peel away the cacoon.
I have wings.
I breathe under water.
Explore the sea.
Float through the sky. -Me
Have you ever thought about your goals AFTER you achieved them?
Do you let yourself take the time to celebrate them?
.....or do you just keep moving the goalposts?
One of the fun exercises I often do with my clients is to have them write themselves a “note from their future selves.” I try to encourage them to describe how life has changed, not just how their weight has changed - to write a note as if their future self is visiting a new country and explaining what that country is like to their current selves.
Then, when we realize that their life is starting to look like that future country....we document it in picture format, alongside that future note.
It’s a fun, tangible way to see progress in how life has improved, and move the focus away from the number on the scale (which doesn’t tell the whole truth anyway!).
What would YOUR future self tell your current self?
Überglücklich die Abschlussprüfung zur Aerial Silk & Aerial Hoop Trainerin gestern erfolgreich bei @matho.acrobat & @ina_ariaarte absolviert zu haben 🎪💯💪 Wer möchte Anfang August in einen Kurs zu mir kommen?
Option 1: Introduction for Beginners
Option 2: Choreography "Compte d'Amour"
This is a segment I call “learning from instagram”. I am in no way a hammock performer, but its fun to play on other fabrics sometimes. I didn’t know how to do this skill on silks but I figured it out. Now to do it without pausing and/or dying. The first time was my first walking through attempt and the second was me going for it, which resulted on almost flying out. Till next time! And thank you @flyfitregina fo the amazing studio and training space!
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Motivation time 😃 Here’s a clip from my session with the super bendy @rue_contortion from a few weeks ago 💛 One of her goals was stronger handstands, and this is one of the handstand drills we worked on💪 It was lovely working with you, Ruyuan!
If one of your goals is to build up your strength to be able to do skills like this, check out my Contortion Strong programs! With them you’ll be develop all the right kinds of strength to aid in your contortion/flexibility practice 🤩 Link in bio 💯 #trainingwithcatiebrier #contortiontraining #notyoga
Haven’t really had time to flow for me lately, so today I did just that. Thanks @kayycarrigan for inspiring me with some elements from this sequence and reminding me to put on some music and just to MOVE. ✨
I teach people all day to take care of themselves with movement but tend to forget to do that very same thing for myself. So this week I step away from the studio to give myself some TLC and to be a student again. Excited to see what magic comes across my way in California! See all my Pura Vida family back in one week. Hold down the fort for me while I’m away. I’ll be nice and refreshed for you when I return💜
💛Happy Sunday💛 Today I want to talk about cues you hear in flexibility/yoga/movement classes 😃 Ever heard a teacher give a cue that, when implemented, hurt/confused you/made you think WTF?!? Then read on!
Since I’ve started taking more classes myself, it’s come to my attention that generic/meaningless cues get thrown around a LOT. I know my body really well, so I know when to stop or when to do a variation, but I know that a lot of people don’t know when to stop and end up injured because of it 🤕 So let’s talk about this:
Not every cue you hear will be the right one for YOU, and it’s up to you to decide what you do with your body (in AND out of class 😉). I, unfortunately, see a lot of people who have previously been injured because they were listening to cues that didn’t feel right for them ☹️ But because their teacher was saying to do a certain thing, they did it. Now don’t get me wrong, a lot of the time instructors do know best! But if you’re in a big class with no personal attention and there’s an instructor calling out generic cues, you don’t *have* to listen to them if they don’t feel right in your body. Listen to your body! And if you think that maybe you just didn’t understand a specific cue, or it hurts when you do it, wait until the end of the class and ask the teacher to clarify what they meant! A good instructor should be able to explain something in a different way that resonates with YOU. And who knows, maybe they’ll even give you exercises/progressions to help you achieve the goal in a different way!
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