Check out this article on Nina Monobe, A yoga instructor from Onelife Fitness cycle. We talked to Nina and found out we have more than yoga in common. Nina inspired these three tips.
Tip1: Self acceptance is key to getting through the day. Yoga requires accepting where you are in your practice. Letting go of your self critic is one of the key tenants on the mat, but did you know you can practice the same asana with your essential oils? Just apply your favorite grounding or heart opening Chakra Boost and declare: I adore myself!
Tip 2: When you work on your practice you set an intention: Strengthening, flexibility, breath. Part of the practice is to set goals and move towards them. Your Chakra Boosts are also intentional. We've created affirmations to support you in reaching your goals too. We remind you that each moment of your day, each time you apply an oil you have a precious moment, just for you, to remind yourself to ask for what you need most.
Tip 3: Focus on your breath. When you move through your poses, paying attention to you breath helps you focus, balance and center your mind and body. Essential oil perfume is designed to breathe in and like vitamin water for your breath. The scent takes you back through memories, emotions and triggers your brain connection so you can get back to your center with ease.
Nina was recently featured in the Washingtonian Magazine where she shares what's in her bag. Guess what it was?
At the end of each class she teaches, Nina passes around Vitality Chakra Boost for her clients to rub on their wrists. In between teaching, she uses her Chakra Boost oils as perfume, as they help to relieve stress and anxiety
In the article Nina says: “My mission as a yoga and fitness instructor is to bring awareness to people that yoga can be fun and make you flexible and strong from the inside out. On the inside, people find focus, emotional stability, confidence, and, most importantly, acceptance and self-love, without losing sight of their goals. From the outside, they lose weight and gain muscles and flexibility, given the right approach. As any exercise, yoga starts from a mindset. If you set yourself up for failure, there is not much that the world can give back to you. However, if you leave behind basic misconceptions, such as age limitations and level of flexibility, the sky is the limit.”
Nina (Marina) Monobe expresses her love to help others through her veterinary and yoga practice. She graduated as a Veterinary Doctor in Brazil and moved to the USA to work as a researcher and teaching assistant while finishing her Ph.D. During her cultural transition time, she found herself practicing yoga as a therapeutic exercise to fight anxiety and depression. Nowadays, she is an Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor and AFAA Fitness Instructor. Nina teaches a wide variety of yoga styles, from traditional Vinyasa Ashtanga and Restorative Yoga with meditation music to Power Yoga and yoga with weights with pop music. Her mission is to bring awareness to people that yoga can be fun and make you flexible, balanced and strong from the inside out! Find more about Nina and her classes at Instagram, Facebook and Youtube.