Casa Colibri | Pole, Yoga, & Aerials with Steph Gongora

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Yoga is a powerful and transcendental journey that awaits everyone with open arms. It provides a cleansing release through physical practice that expands our hearts, minds, and spirits, ultimately leading to individual, and therefore, collective growth. Yoga is the impossibly intricate, yet surprisingly simple web that is woven with every thought, movement, motion, intention, and deep inner summoning.

And we are all weavers.

About Steph

Steph Gongora (@casa_colbiri) is a certified yoga and aerial teacher currently based in Austin, TX. She completed her first formal 200hr training with Meghan Currie, and continued to pursue an additional 300hr training with Christina Sell at The San Macros School of Yoga. In Austin, she regularly attends additional training with Erinn Lewis of Sukha Yoga, and recently started another online 200hr study with Alanna Kaivalya.

An athlete her whole life, Steph practiced gymnastics until high school, taught pole fitness during college (where she studied Biology and Chemistry), and started a serious daily yoga practice over three years ago. Her teaching style combines precise breakdowns of form and anatomical cuing with a creative flow style, stressing unusual transitions and authentic movements practices. She has developed a deep love and respect for inversions of all kinds, which is what promoted her to write her first E-Book in early 2016 – The Beginner’s Guide to Handstand.

Steph is happily married with three furry children and has plans to move down to Costa Rica in the fall of 2016 to start construction on a Functional Medicine/Yoga retreat center on the South Pacific coast. When she isn’t doing yoga, she enjoys reading, writing, anything outdoors, writing more E-Books (probably about more Yoga) and spending time with her little family.

 Want to know what we're up to at @envisionfestival !? . . @erinkellyart and I will be taking over the ENVISION INSTAGRAM in just a few hours, and we will give you a little peak at yoga, movement, beach time, and much more (cell service permitting). . . Check the @envisionfestival page and stories today for updates! . . . .  @bodhiimaging  Borrowing a thought from @mango_twee. What can you do today that you couldn't do a year ago? . . For starters... I can say I live in another country! . . I can make chai concentrate...thank goodness. . . I can call myself debt free! . . I can live without hot water...even for shaving.  . . . . I can find my way around basic website design...relatively well...err...acceptably err ...semi-functionally half decently maybe. . I can call myself an author. . . I can drive through a river in our little 4x4 and not feel like I'm going to die or have a panic attack. . . I can function (happily) without a mailbox! (Thanks @erinkellyart for being my new mailbox...) . . I can tell you Spanish words for random construction terms. . . I can design basic blueprints for a house! . I can let go of "gaining new postures" and focus on progressing my current practice to a deeper, more mindful level. . . What about YOU? . . . .  @lifeinanimage
 Happy Wednesday! Big thank you to @people for keeping the conversation going about period shaming. . . If you want to read the article, google "People Magazine Steph Gongora," and it's the one that just posted yesterday. ❣️ . . .  @lifeinanimage
 Pachamama Terra Mater Mother Earth . . These days, I watch with sadness as our differences divide us. . . But regardless of our... . . Race... Religion... Gender... Economic Status... Political Views... . . We all share a few important things in common. . . We are all human. We all live together (happily or not), here on Mother Earth. And we owe it to our mother, our home, to protect and care for her. . For today's #StartSomethingSunday, I want to highlight the Environmental Defense Fund or @envdefensefund . . . This eco-friendly non-profit takes on the most urgent environmental threats to the climate, ecosystems, people’s health, and more and then fights them by combining science, economics, and law to find practical and lasting solutions. . We can ALWAYS do more to support this planet, and especially in times like these, I urge you to make conscious choices with your donations AND within your every day lives. . . If you'd like to learn more about the EDF, visit their website at EDF.org ✌ . . Have another charity or non-profit you think needs some attention? Email Steph@casa-colibri.com. . .  @lifeinanimage