Life As Bad Yogi

The Bad Yogi Proposal Video

Today is the one year anniversary of our engagement, so I’m regularly making the Frenchman cringe at my corny-ness by calling it our Engage-iversary! πŸ˜‰

We have an awesome engagement story but even better is the video of it.

He made this video as a surprise for me a couple weeks after he proposed and until today we only shared it with out close friends and family. I’m SO proud of his skill in making it and of course even prouder to be partners in love and business with this amazing man.

Grab a tissue, you guys! It’ll get ya.

PS: I wrote up a two-part blog series about this too. So if you want every last detail, you can head here to check it out:
Part I
Part II

Over to you: What was the most surprised you’ve ever been? This definitely tops my list!

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    October 24, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Erin, just wow! What a beautiful and sweet video! It literally made me laugh out loud and cry at the same time. Thank you for sharing! You are a lucky lady and he such a lucky Frenchman. Good luck and much happiness in a long and happy life together. Xoxo

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      Erin Motz

      October 24, 2015 at 10:15 am

      thank you so much yarie! i don’t know if i’ll ever stop crying over it, so you’re in good company πŸ˜‰

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    October 24, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Erin, you two really seem perfect for each other. May God bless you with a long, happy, loving, successful life on each other’s side! xo

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    October 24, 2015 at 10:36 am

    I can’t wait to see what your kids look like. You two are adorable.

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      Erin Motz

      October 24, 2015 at 1:54 pm

      thank you sherry! i think about that too! πŸ™‚

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    October 24, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Erin, I’ve seen a lot of things in my life, but…..that…was…awesome!

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      Erin Motz

      October 24, 2015 at 1:55 pm

      haha, thank you joann! the frenchman nailed it, that’s for sure

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    October 24, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    How does one not completely ball their eyes out watching this?! So incredibly beautiful and filled with pure love!!!

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    October 24, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    That was lovely, it did get me! You make a lovely couple! Congratulations, hope you are enjoying Nice x

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    October 24, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Hi Erin! First comment here πŸ™‚

    Of course my eyes cried a little watching this!

    Thanks for your joyful spirit. I remember your video about doing yoga alone at home, the part when you can’t get the block right under your bum while seating cross legged… It felt great to watch it and think “Hey, I’m not the only one!”

    So here’s the two ex-aequo most surprised I’ve ever been:

    Last Xmas, I unwrap my first Xmas present from my boyfriend: crappy earrings. I’m like “Hey hum, those are very nice!” = I’m a terrible liar. Then my man hands out the other present which I unwrap: two New York guidebooks (we are French and live in France). I couldn’t believe it. He actually arranged for the whole trip: plane tickets and AirBnB sure, but also a night in Paris on our way, in a romantic hotel, after an afternoon of shopping for me. The date of the departure was actually the day after my thirtieth birthday.

    Then comes the other best surprise:

    Flash forward to after our trip to New York.

    We are supposed to go to this dinner party at some friends’ friends’ house and I really don’t want to go and am so late getting ready. Anyway… When we get there (I’ve never been to this place before) the front door is a French window and while I’m still in the car, through the French window I see this girl who looks so much like my friend Natacha from London. And then hey, there’s another girl who looks so much like my friend Raphaelle. Hum, hey, wait a minute. This is no dinner party! My three best friends and my man arranged a surprise birthday party for my 30th birthday and my friends from all over Europe are here + my friends from the US shot a special video message for me. Also, everyone made something to eat that remind them of me: weird recipes that I taught them or talked to them about.

    So yeah, in 2 months, two best surprises of my life.

    I’m guessing, if this guy ever proposes, it’s gonna be epic (unless I surprise him this time by proposing myself!)

    So that was my contribution! Lots of love from Puglia in Italy where I am right now stuffing my face with cheese and pizza and gelato.

    Come to Lyon (where I live) to teach/shoot a video! We have a spare bedroom and I really am a Bad Yogi (I mean, I love my hamstrings and my body and all, but when the hell am I gonna get Chaturanga and Boat Pose going?!!)


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      Erin Motz

      October 26, 2015 at 5:01 am

      WOW!! That is an AMAZING story! Seriously so cool…

      And thank you for the offer! I’ll let you know if we ever make it up to Lyon πŸ˜‰

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    Brittany M

    October 24, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    OH MY GOSH! That was beautiful the engagement and the video! THANK YOU for sharing such a beautiful personal experience with us. Thank you πŸ™‚

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    October 25, 2015 at 4:07 am

    as they say: still a better lovestory than Twilight! πŸ™‚ Love your reaction, i think mine would look just about the same. looking forward to a video of your wedding, girl πŸ˜‰

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    Bame Sanah

    October 25, 2015 at 9:36 am

    Can somebody stop chopping onions in my face *sniff sniff* I really tried to hold out.

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    October 25, 2015 at 9:46 am

    This is the kind of love that we all deserve and it gives me such hope to see that you have found it in each other. You both are so blessed! (and yes, I cried like a baby)! Thank you for sharing!! πŸ™‚

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    October 25, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    This film is the most intimate experience You could share with us Erin. Thank you. This love like yours is rare. Take care of it and cultivate this beautiful feeling πŸ™‚

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      Erin Motz

      October 26, 2015 at 5:01 am

      thank you, marta! i feel very fortunate πŸ™‚ <3

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    October 26, 2015 at 12:25 am

    Seems like you found your best friend to share your hart with.
    Lot’s of love from Belgium and thanks for sharing this special moment with us. Xoxo

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    October 28, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    made me tear up… the love between you two is so beautiful. congratulations!

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    December 21, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    THIS is beautiful! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful moment! Now I need another tissue πŸ™‚

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