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Welcome to the NEW Bad Yogi Blog!

WELCOME TO THE BRAND NEW BAD YOGI BLOG!

Quick: Somebody cue the confetti and balloons and sound of champagne popping!

We got a makeover and you’ll be getting a lot more of what you LOVE to see from Bad Yogi, plus a few extras 🙂 I’ve always wanted the Blog to be a place where we can connect and talk to each other regularly, AND interact in a place that’s more conducive to real conversation than social media is, and THIS IS IT. So, here’s what to look forward to:

 

The LAUNCH PARTY!


We’re having a digital Launch Party and of course, I have goodies for you! There’s a couple things to know about coming in to this weekend.

1) Friday February 5th: Giveaways!

We’ve added some brand new classes to the store (to include your highly requested 30-minute classes), and on Friday I’ll be giving some of those away to a few of you!  Winners will be picked throughout the day. There are two ways to win:

  • GIVEAWAY #1: Enter the giveaway by leaving a comment on THIS POST telling me the title of your favorite Bad Yogi blog post!
  • GIVEAWAY #2: Share your favorite blog post on social and tag me so I can see it!

2) Saturday February 6th: A coupon scavenger hunt & live chats!

There are “magic” words hidden in random places all over the blog, and they each apply to different things. AND it’s YOUR job to find them 😉 Once you find the phrase, click them and the coupon code is yours to use! And don’t worry– it’s not a one-time thing, so no matter how many you find within 48 hours (coupons expire February 7th), you can use them all!  Remember once you find the words, click on them to reveal the coupon code! (hint: all the words are bold and clickable)

  • COUPON HUNT #1: Find the words “In Love and Light” ($5 off any single digital class)
  • COUPON HUNT #2: Find the words “cookie sheet” (10% off all Bad Yogi apparel)
  • COUPON HUNT #3: Find the words “a most unlikely place” (20% off any digital class bundle)

 

  • LIVE CHATS @11am and 2pm EST:  Tune on to Facebook for a live chats at 11am EST and 2pm EST where I’ll answer questions and get your thoughts and opinions on all of this!

 

What’s New On The Blog?

Expect More from Me!
Yes! I’m going to be blogging a lot more regularly which will include more “real life as Bad Yogi” type things, yoga tips, classes, and interviews with some big-time influencers in the yoga, health and wellness industries. The first few are MAJOR, you guys, so keep your eyes open for those!

New Voices!
You’ll be getting to know some new voices here, too. Not just new voices, but new opinions. I want the blog to be a place where we can truly express ourselves without crazy judgment, even if that means we sometimes (respectfully) disagree with each other. And this isn’t a place for only “famous” people. We want to hear from YOU! If you’ve got a story to tell or something to add to the conversation, be sure to check out our guidelines over here, and submit your piece.

I have a bit more to say, but well, actually, you can just watch this video to get all the details… plus, totally against MY advice, The Frenchman included some highly embarrassing and awkward outtakes at the end for your viewing pleasure 😉

Over to you! Anything in particular you’re hoping to see around here?! What do you think so far?!
BadYogi_FacebookPS: Our original Bad Yogi Facebook is the same but we also started one for the Blog only. This way, you won’t miss a thing on all the blog’s latest controversy, inspiration, and “best of” posts. Don’t forget to give it a “like!”

 

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134 Comments

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    Jess

    February 5, 2016 at 6:11 am

    7-DAY BAD YOGI YOGA CHALLENGE, DAY 5: YOGA BACKBENDS & FULL WHEEL POSE

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    Yasmina

    February 5, 2016 at 6:11 am

    Well, my favourite post was ‘This is what failure looks like…’. I have to say it was great! The way you show us the hard work is the only way to reach our goals. AMAZING! Thank you Erin.

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    Sarah

    February 5, 2016 at 6:14 am

    7 WAYS TO BECOME ULTRA SPIRITUAL 🙂

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    Harriet

    February 5, 2016 at 6:17 am

    An open letter to the bad yogi haters is my favourite definitely! I’ve been thinking about doing teacher training (when I can afford it) and my in real life teacher totally thinks I should, however someone else I know thinks I’m too fat and not good enough. Eurgh. No one needs to hear stuff like that. I’m a bad yogi and I have haters too!

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    Ewa

    February 5, 2016 at 6:22 am

    LOVE “Enough Faking It” 🙂

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    Alison Giovannetti

    February 5, 2016 at 6:26 am

    This is what Failure looks like really is my ultra fav. It hit home for me because sometimes you can totally get caught up in the uber perfect Instagram yoga pictures without realizing they are a millisecond in time. You rule Erin!

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    Elissa

    February 5, 2016 at 6:26 am

    An Open Letter to Bad Yogi Haters ???

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    Kristin

    February 5, 2016 at 6:30 am

    I love three poses for your inner bad yogi 🙂

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    Ashlea

    February 5, 2016 at 6:30 am

    TBT Moving Meditation because I can’t stay still to meditate!

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    Nadine

    February 5, 2016 at 6:33 am

    Congratulations on the launch of the new Bad Yogi blog!
    I really liked the 7-day Bad Yogi Challenge, so I would say my favorite post was: 7-Day Bad Yogi Yoga Challenge, Day 1: Yoga for Lower Back Pain. (Though I have to admit that I did not read all the posts on the blog 😉 ).

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    Amy

    February 5, 2016 at 6:34 am

    I love your transparency in your last post “Breaking up with yoga and falling in love with my body”. Learning to breathe through hard things <3

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    Sarah

    February 5, 2016 at 6:36 am

    my favorite Bad Yogi Blog post: “I Dropped Weights for Yoga… And Came Out Stronger” by Cait Harte

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    Emma

    February 5, 2016 at 6:37 am

    ‘This is what failure looks like’ as it’s the post that introduced me to the awesome Bad Yogi community 🙂

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      Erin Motz

      February 5, 2016 at 6:55 am

      that’s awesome!! welcome! 🙂

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    Tabitha

    February 5, 2016 at 6:39 am

    I loved ´HAPPY NEW YEAR! HERE’S THE FIRST CLASS OF 2016!´ a lot for two reasons: it was very nice to get the new year started well with a great class, but especially the big announcement at the end of the video made me very happy!! I love your yoga challenges Erin! 🙂

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    Dana

    February 5, 2016 at 6:42 am

    I like any post that comes with a class!

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    Valerie

    February 5, 2016 at 6:46 am

    My favorite post is definitely “THIS IS WHAT FAILURE LOOKS LIKE…”

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    Kristen G

    February 5, 2016 at 6:47 am

    I also loved “This is what failure looks like”. I know that most of the great things in my life have come from years of hard work and practice. Somehow, I never thought of that as applying to my yoga practice too! It’s encouraging to think that every time I can’t do something, that’s part of the journey too!

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    Kasia

    February 5, 2016 at 6:57 am

    I love “Instagram vs Real Life” it’s funny and sooo true!

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    Lucy L.

    February 5, 2016 at 6:57 am

    ‘This is what failure looks like’ whas my favorite post. Great blog Erin.

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    Christine

    February 5, 2016 at 7:04 am

    It has to be failure. As an active bad yogi I fail a lot, and keep on getting up. As a school admin I shared with my staff to have them share with our kids. Fantastic message!

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    Lesley Ann

    February 5, 2016 at 7:13 am

    My favorite post is “An Open Letter for the Bad Yogi Haters”. I admire how you handle non-constructive negative feedback. I mean we all know the saying; If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. Ignore the negative comments and it’s like you say at the end ‘Stay true to you’. x

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    Carolyn

    February 5, 2016 at 7:17 am

    I dropped weights for yoga and came out stronger! This is great to know and I have been pondering this question as I am menopausal and concerned about my bone health!

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    Denise

    February 5, 2016 at 7:23 am

    I dont remember the exact title, but I loved the post about the Frenchman’s proposal at Times Square. It made my heart melt 🙂

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    Kim Makin

    February 5, 2016 at 7:25 am

    “Enough Faking It” is a great post. It helps us to remember that where we are IS enough! We don’t have to be the best yogi or the best teacher, mother, writer, etc… We should be happy with where we are right now and do and be our own “best”!!

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    Jessi

    February 5, 2016 at 7:26 am

    I can’t lie, the Bad Yogi Proposal Video is my favorite… cuz i guess I’m just a romantic. It made me happy for you!

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    Suzie Kingery

    February 5, 2016 at 7:34 am

    It just got posted, but the “breaking up with yoga and falling in love with my body” post is definitely my favorite now. Speaks to me, so glad I looked past the hipster aspect of yoga and found real people do yoga for real reasons! 🙂 ♡♡♡

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    Idunn

    February 5, 2016 at 7:43 am

    My favorite blog post is my everyday 5-minute makeup routine.

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    Debby

    February 5, 2016 at 7:50 am

    My favorite article has been “BREAKING UP WITH YOGA & FALLING IN LOVE WITH MY BODY”. It was so relatable. SOOOOO Excited about this blog!!!

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    Rachel Ellis

    February 5, 2016 at 7:58 am

    I loved the “THIS IS WHAT #BADYOGI NIGHTMARES ARE MADE OF (FUNNY). I was cracking up the entire time.

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    Marshay

    February 5, 2016 at 7:58 am

    Your 5 minute makeup routine was one of my favorites. I think your makeup looks very fresh and not “over done.”

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    Katie Benedix

    February 5, 2016 at 8:01 am

    Your “This is what failure looks like” post was my all time favorite. I didn’t feel bad for falling out of crow so much afterwards! I’m loving all the blog changes and as someone who’s forced a lot of work changes in the last year I completely understand how hard it is to make huge changes. Keep being awesome and it’ll work just fine 🙂

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    Judy A

    February 5, 2016 at 8:13 am

    I liked the article about winning a battle with my weight. I am in my 40’s and this seems to be a constant issue for me but I am also learning to love the body I am in and that is great. I am becoming my own motivation as she says in her article.
    Love the new blog.

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    Sarah K

    February 5, 2016 at 8:21 am

    One of my many favorite blog posts so far is “Bad Yogis in Unlikely Places”. I absolutely love Lisa’s story and how we Bad Yogis continue to encourage everyone including ourselves. Beautiful story!

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      Erin Motz

      February 5, 2016 at 8:40 am

      totally agree– loved that, too!

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    Sherri W

    February 5, 2016 at 8:23 am

    This is what failure looks like.
    Welcome to me.

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    Rebecca

    February 5, 2016 at 8:24 am

    “Haters” post is my favorite!!!!!!

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    AngelaGoldener

    February 5, 2016 at 8:27 am

    My favorite blog post was definitely “This Is What Failure Looks Like”. First i saw it, it reminded me of the struggles i had trying to balance on crow pose. I literally fell on my face so many times (there was a pillow, no worries) and at some point i had just come to terms with the fact that i’d never be able to hold crow. That post had encouraged me to try again. Now i can balance at crow, i can’t hold it for that long, but we’ll get there. One step at a time.

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    Julie

    February 5, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Loved what’s wrong with Instagram yoga!!!

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    Yazzie

    February 5, 2016 at 8:31 am

    The one I liked was “Instagram vs Real Life.” Obviously we are all working and practicing at improving our skills and I felt (like others I’m sure) like “professional yogis” have their poses down like a boss! On the contrary it is the opposite and it’s great to see a behind the scenes video of getting those shots and poses can be more tricky than the picture itself. It was great and I enjoyed it very much!! I don’t know if this was a blog or not but I saw it on your Facebook page about we all have cellulite, that was pretty bad ass of you to show beauty in a woman’s “imperfection.” We all struggle in a society where we’re all expected to be 5’7″ and 110lbs with flawless skin and a body built like a Victoria Secret model but we are not! We are mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, friends…we are women! And we are beautiful in every way!! ❤️

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    Eleonora

    February 5, 2016 at 8:42 am

    I really enjoyed reading “Breaking up with yoga & falling in love with my body”.
    I have never had eating disorders (and I’m happy about it), but Amanda’s story hit something within me. Even if I have no ED, I still struggle with accepting myself all the time.
    I’ve recently had a pretty bad period in my life (maybe the worst period ever, mentally). Now I’m out of it, but I sometimes fall back, and it hits hard.
    But it is a process – my ‘recovery’, my yoga journey, my yoga teaching path -, it’s a process, a journey, with hills and mountains, ups and downs.
    Becoming aware of it makes it easier to stay with it 🙂

    Erin, I like this new blog! I’ll hopefully be able to submit something to be shared 🙂

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    Rebecca P.

    February 5, 2016 at 8:44 am

    There’s a lot of good ones, but I’ll go with the Instagram vs. Real Life one. It was really encouraging and inspiring to see!

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    Letizia

    February 5, 2016 at 8:45 am

    It’s difficult to decide which one I liked the most! There are several, but I think lately my favourite is “Seven ways to become ultraspiritual” because I’m loving the Bad Yogi-JP Sears collaboration!

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    Amy R.

    February 5, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Really liked the I Dropped Weights for Yoga… And Came Out Stronger article

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    Noelia

    February 5, 2016 at 8:46 am

    My favorite post was “The Struggle Is Real: Being a Dancer in a Yoga World”, it was so funny and I really relate to what it said because i did ballet for years and when I found yoga and fell in love with it and your classes…the feet and the arms where hard to place haha

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    Jeana

    February 5, 2016 at 8:51 am

    I loved Seven Ways to be Ultraspiritual- I was laughing all damn day!

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    Heather Hurd

    February 5, 2016 at 8:53 am

    THIS IS WHAT FAILURE LOOKS LIKE…

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    Amy S.

    February 5, 2016 at 8:56 am

    I really liked the ‘This is What Failure Looks Like’ post. It was a good reminder that we all struggle to do the things we love but if we just keep trying we’ll get there eventually!

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    Elizabeth

    February 5, 2016 at 8:59 am

    I loved the If “What I Eat in a Day” Posts Were Honest post. I’m always snacking and eating the most random things, a slice of cheese here a chocolate truffle there. We also have a candy bucket at work which is oh so hard to resist!

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    Megan

    February 5, 2016 at 8:59 am

    I loved “BAD YOGI TIPS: 10 WAYS TO GET HEALTHY THIS FALL WITHOUT WORKING OUT” little tips that add up really help me make changes slowly to get my butt moving!

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    Caitlin

    February 5, 2016 at 9:01 am

    I loved “Enough faking it” I could relate to everything she was saying. Just because I can’t touch my toes without bending my knees, does not mean I’m not a “yogi.” Thanks for offering the giveaways!

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    Brittany

    February 5, 2016 at 9:08 am

    I admittedly had to go read articles before I could post a favorite, being a newbie here. But, even just reading through the headlines of all of your posts is so inspirational, and makes me SO excited for new posts and where this blog is headed. My favorite is definitely http://www.badyogiofficial.com/blog/bad-yogi-instagram-vs-real-life/ and the idea behind it! The irony within the yoga world is the instagram platform and how bittersweetly inspiring and crushing it can be.

    Thank you for the changes, thank you for your message to the world, and thanks for making me get all verklempt at the engagement video. 🙂

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    Emily

    February 5, 2016 at 9:12 am

    It’s hard to pick just one, but I’d have to go with “21 WAYS I SAVED A LOT OF MONEY TO AFFORD TO TEACH YOGA FULL TIME.” When I first discovered you a little over a year ago, I was just amazed by your journey from being in a job you hated to one you love, and the risks you took along the way. It was – and still is – so inspiring to me!

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    drew

    February 5, 2016 at 9:14 am

    i have to pick just one? that’s like asking me to pick my favourite child…or my favourite colour of m&m’s…i love them all equally! but i guess if i had to choose, it would be the younger one and the blue ones. and the birthday blog post was pretty bang on. we all get older and might not like it, but we cannot avoid it, so we might as well embrace it and be as strong and as bad-ass as we can!

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    Cara

    February 5, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Hmmm….I’d have to go with: this is what failure looks like. I just love that one.

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    Katelyn

    February 5, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Great news Erin!

    My favourite lately was 7 ways to become ultra spiritual. It was a good embodiment of the bad yogi vibe. You don’t have to embrace all of the ‘traditional’ yogi culture to enjoy yoga and care about your health.

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    Laura Elizabeth

    February 5, 2016 at 9:29 am

    I loved “Breaking up with Yoga and Falling in Love with my Body.” It is so amazing to hear of successful journeys through the dark place of an eating disorder AND that they acknowledge not only yoga, but also several types of professional help to do so. So good, so real! Thank you!

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    Charlotte

    February 5, 2016 at 9:35 am

    I agree with a lot of people. There are too many good ones to choose from! But if I had to pick only one it would be “What’s Wrong with Instragram Yoga”.

    Like many people, when I decided to give yoga a try (a real one and not a required gym classs try) I was nervous about it because I did not want to be that fat blob who can’t even sit right. And like all social media, once I tried it (and fell in love at my favorite yoga studio), all I saw was “yoga this” and “yoga that” but it was presented exactly in a way I did not want to see…the skinny minny, only 50 lbs when wet, high end yoga clothes wearing Nancy that was “perfectly” balanced on her head with “zero help”. I wanted to see the real people doing it. I wanted to see those like me or someone who is practicing realistically.

    In fact, at first I almost stopped yoga because the Instagram yoga put very unrealistic expectations in my head. But once my friend referred me to Bad Yogi, I scrolled through the blog posts, saw this and re-started my practice again. I was not the only one who felt Instragram made it unrealistic!

    I am definitely happy I kept up with my practice (almosta year now!) and that I can look at Bad Yogi for the redefined look and culture of what yoga really is.

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    Rebecca

    February 5, 2016 at 9:36 am

    My favorite has to be “Breaking Up with Yoga and Falling in Love with My Body.” Amanda’s story mirrors my own. Over the past 15-20 years I’ve had an on and off again relationship with yoga (on pretty solid for the past 3 or 4 years). From the beginning when I hid appetite suppressants and gagged myself every morning because it made me feel somehow in control of my body… to several years later in therapy, on thyroid pills, sleeping pills, and anti-depressants… to now off all meds and learning to love myself more and more as my practice grows. Amanda’s story affirms my own.

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    Ashley

    February 5, 2016 at 9:37 am

    My favorite blog is Bad Yogi: Instagram vs Real Life. I love your tongue-in-cheek humor. Thank you for reminding us (in such a clever way!) that all those “perfect” IG shots may not really be so perfect after all. I probably shouldn’t admit it but my second favorite blog is Bad Yogi Style Inspo: Erin’s Boots! I’m no fashionista either but I did find myself coveting your awesome boots in the proposal shot.

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    Tara Lynn

    February 5, 2016 at 9:42 am

    I loved your open later to the haters! Your message about staying true to you was a good reminder to not get caught up in the image and nonsense of those around us that are trying to tear us down.

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    Lindsay

    February 5, 2016 at 9:42 am

    Breaking Up With Yoga & Falling In Love With My Body was an amazing read and really resonated with me.

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    Catharine

    February 5, 2016 at 9:43 am

    My two favorites so far would be “What’s wrong with Instagram Yoga” and “7 ways to become Ultra-spiritual.” I teach as well and become very frustrated with the yoga industry with pressure from influences like Instagram that push an unrealistic practice that is not attainable for many and not sustainable. I am also not your typical yogi; I can’t stand kale or spiritual so Spears is right up my aisle.

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    Erin

    February 5, 2016 at 9:47 am

    My favorite has been Breaking up with Yoga and Falling in Love with my Body. Sucha great read!

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    Brenda Bushey

    February 5, 2016 at 9:47 am

    Breaking up with Yoga and Falling in Love with my Body.” It is helpful to hear others peoples transition through a process. I often tried yoga, here and there. I love it, but would always chose extreme cardio for weight loss. If time was limited, yoga was the first thing to go. As a teen, I struggled with body images issues and have finally began to accept it now. Thank you!

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    Mathiwi

    February 5, 2016 at 9:52 am

    My favorite so far is “5 Atypical Songs For an Atypical Yoga Flow” because it worked like magic for me ! I also really liked this “What’s wrong with Instagram yoga”, it hit me right after I started unfollowing these “crazy poses” instagram superstars.

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    Aimee

    February 5, 2016 at 10:01 am

    My favorite would be “Instagram vs Real Life.” It can be so intimidating to see pictures of Yogis in such great poses with such intensity, and now being able to get there. That’s why I love Bad Yogi so much, it’s real and it’s relatable. Some of us are all about those pretzel poses, while others (ME!) are working towards it and enjoying the journey! So thanks!

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    Maisey C.

    February 5, 2016 at 10:03 am

    I love all of the posts on Bad Yogi – but the one in particular I visit most is the “Meditation for a Stressful Workday.” I get relief from this just about 5 days a week, right at my desk. 🙂 Thanks for all you do!

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    Sara

    February 5, 2016 at 10:06 am

    My favourite blog post has to be the Bad Yogi: Instagram vs Real Life and it’s true, there is so much you don’t see going on in the background to get that one perfect shot! And an open letter for all the bad yogi haters is definitely a close second!! Keep up the great work Erin!! ♡♡

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    Celeste

    February 5, 2016 at 10:08 am

    This Is What Failure Looks Like is my favorite. As someone who is really new to yoga, it’s easy to feel intimidated by what everyone else can do and frustrated with my self for not getting it right the first time… or the second time. But I try to remember: “Success is the accumulation of all your failures.”
    The video was inspiring and well done. 🙂

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    Stacey

    February 5, 2016 at 10:17 am

    I love “An Open Letter to Bad Yogi Haters”. Erin, you have made such a positive impact in so many people’s lives. Way to handle those who don’t understand with class.

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    Jessica

    February 5, 2016 at 10:18 am

    “The Struggle is Real” is my favorite blog post. Sometimes I feel like I’m doing everything wrong because my mind never seems to sit still. A post like this reminds me that its okay. 🙂

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    Sarah

    February 5, 2016 at 10:23 am

    My two favorites:
    1. An Open Letter for the Bad Yogi Haters
    2. Bad Yogi: Instagram vs. Real Life

    But really, I love them all 😀

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    chanelle

    February 5, 2016 at 10:25 am

    Breaking up with yoga and falling in love with my body!

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    Jennifer Flanders

    February 5, 2016 at 10:35 am

    I LOVED This is what failure looks like. Great video, so uplifting and inspiring!

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    Dani

    February 5, 2016 at 10:35 am

    My favorites are “I Dropped Weights for Yoga and Came Out Stronger” and “7 Ways to become Ultra Spiritual”

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    Laura

    February 5, 2016 at 10:43 am

    “I Dropped Weights for Yoga and Came Out Stronger” has to be one of my favorites. During a run on a Chicago weekend getaway, I stopped halfway through to do a few Bad Yogi poses! It felt great and helped me finish the run.

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    Lisa

    February 5, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Bad Yogis in Unlikely Places is one of my favorites! There is nothing like continuing to do something long after you intended to stop because it was so much fun!!

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    Madi

    February 5, 2016 at 10:51 am

    One of my favorites is “What’s wrong with Instagram yoga”. It’s nice to know that those “perfect” pics aren’t what they seem.

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    Isobel

    February 5, 2016 at 11:02 am

    “7 Ways to Become Ultra Spiritual” has got to be one of my faves – I love the youtube vid you and JP Sears did as well!

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    Andrea

    February 5, 2016 at 11:03 am

    I loved the video/post : 7-DAY BAD YOGI YOGA CHALLENGE, DAY 4: YOGA FOR TIGHT HIPS & HAMSTRINGS. I’ve done the video 3 times now 🙂

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    Alice

    February 5, 2016 at 11:12 am

    My favourite blog recently was ‘What’s wrong with Instagram Yoga’!

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    Michael

    February 5, 2016 at 11:12 am

    So excited for all of the new changes! I really enjoyed “I Dropped Weights For Yoga… and Came Out Stronger”. As a fan of weights, this reminded me that yoga IS a true workout and it pushes me to use my muscles in a different way that I do with traditional strength training.

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    Kat Nierengarten

    February 5, 2016 at 11:19 am

    I LOVED the 12-Minute Weight Loss Yoga in the Bad Yogi 7 Day Challenge! (Day 2) I hadn’t been to yoga in a while when I took that class, and it kicked my butt!

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    Mari

    February 5, 2016 at 11:26 am

    10 bad yogi new year’s resolution you can actually keep. I took them for 2016 and it’s going great!

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    Lisa

    February 5, 2016 at 11:38 am

    So excited. You’ve helped me out so much with yoga and my chronic pain but in a easy to understand way. Not weird at all. Thanks so much!!!

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    Allison

    February 5, 2016 at 11:39 am

    “Where does bad yogi come from” I love how you just put it all out there. You are so honest and real. Your example of working to accept yourself is so refreshing in a world that wants to out us all into the same mold. Love ya!

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    Lydia

    February 5, 2016 at 11:50 am

    My favorite post thus far has been “BREAKING UP WITH YOGA & FALLING IN LOVE WITH MY BODY”. I felt it really resonated with me personally.

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    Saraya

    February 5, 2016 at 11:53 am

    I started following the Bad Yogi blog this week after a friend suggested I try the 30 day challenge on doyouyoga.com. In one week alone, I’ve fallen in love with everything that is offered to beginners. I think my favorite post thus far has been “Where does bad yogi come from” since I can really relate to it. I’ve tried yoga classes in the past several times and have also felt like an outsider to those that associate with yoga as being their identity. I can easily say this is the first time I’ve ever considered making yoga a part of my life and I have you to thank for that Erin! Keep up the amazing work!

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      Erin Motz

      February 7, 2016 at 11:05 am

      YOU WIN! Messaging you privately 🙂

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    Robin

    February 5, 2016 at 11:58 am

    I love the concept of Bad Yogi and I love your practices and blogs. My favorite blog is “What’s Wrong With Instagram Yoga.” Thanks for everything!

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    Rachel

    February 5, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    “Breaking Up With Yoga & Falling in Love With My Body” really spoke to me, because I’ve had my own share of body image issues over the years. Great read!

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    Cherie'

    February 5, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    BAD YOGI: INSTAGRAM VS REAL LIFE is definitely one of my all time favorites.. I love how you just put yourself out there to show us how to not be so involved with social media posts!

    Keep up what you’re doing! I’m excited to see more!

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    Renee

    February 5, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    I am not a big social media poster, but here goes. I really love everything! My go to right now that is helping me so much is the 7 day Challenge day 4 for tight hips. I play that one almost every day for my hips and lower back. I have also really liked (if liked is the right word) day 4 of the 30 day yoga challenge. I know that one was awhile ago, but it is an abs workout I can do around my injuries. I also enjoy the fact that you say your really feeling it too! Thank you!

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    Renee Rasmussen

    February 5, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    My fave is for neck and shoulders! Mine are always do right!!!

    http://www.badyogiofficial.com/blog/new-bad-yogi-class-yoga-for-the-neck-and-shoulders/

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    Anne Utne

    February 5, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    I love your collaboration with JP Sears, so my favorite blog is “7 ways to be ultra spiritual”! The new blog is great, you’re all doing such a great job to inspire us all?

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    Chris

    February 5, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    I can’t remember the exact name of the post, but it dealt with “this is what failure” looks like. It was an awesome post, and very inspiring. As someone who doesn’t fit the “true yogi” model, it’s great to know that you can love yoga as separate from the rest of the “yoga lifestyle” and despite your not-so-perfect body. Rock on Erin!!!

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    Paula

    February 5, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    My favorite Bad Yogi blog post was BAD YOGI RECIPE: CHEWY CHOCOLATE OATMEAL WALNUT BUTTER COOKIES on August 27, 2015, because hello…cookies! Yogis need cookies, too!! I also love the blogs where you share quick yoga classes.

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    April

    February 5, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Congrats on all the new changes! My favorite post is “this is what failure looks like.” It’s so inspirational and has stuck with me since I first saw it. In fact, I’m kind of having a tough day and might go watch it right now for a little spiritual boost!

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    Casandra

    February 5, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    I don’t know if I could pick a favorite! I really enjoyed THE STRUGGLE IS REAL: BEING A DANCER IN A YOGA WORLD. I did dance in high school and college and have to really dim the self competition and listen to my body where it is each day.

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    Shelby Kashorek

    February 5, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    “BREAKING UP WITH YOGA & FALLING IN LOVE WITH MY BODY”

    That is my favorite post because I can relate so heavily to the article. Yoga wasn’t’t easy for me in the beginning and I didn’t really see the effects, then it gradually showed with some strength here and the ability to hold a position a little longer than before. I slowly fell in love with yoga because it allowed me to improve my body and mind in ways I didn’t know I could or wanted to. The article was great and thank you for everything you guys do to keep bad Togo going and improving, very inspirational!

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    Sara

    February 5, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    BAD YOGI: INSTAGRAM VS. REAL LIFE – I realize a lot of what we see on social media is curated but this was fun to see from a Bad Yogi perspective 🙂

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    EWELINA

    February 5, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    I loved the most ,,Q&A Wednesday: Where Did Bad Yogi Come From?” because it made me believe, that you don’t have to be super slim, super athletic or have a super balanced diet to practice yoga – you just need to be yourself and enjoy every moment you spend trying to feel better with your body (and I can eat sweets – that one is the most convincing 😀 just joking) XXX <3 <3 <3

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    Erica

    February 5, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    I think one of my favorite posts so far has been Erin’s birthday post! It really resonated with me since I’m about to turn 26 and my life looks totally different than I expected. Thanks for making me appreciate that my life isn’t worse, it’s just different 🙂

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    Marta

    February 5, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    My favourite is the one about your engagement… Fairytale <3

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    Jessie

    February 5, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    I loved the 5 minute make-up post. Not because I cared a huge amount about your routine, but because it showed you as a real person. I do your videos with my friends, boyfriend, and by myself. We’re all at different levels, but your videos are always accessible. They make yoga possible and fun for real people and I love and appreciate your honesty with all of us! Keep doing what you do!

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      Erin Motz

      February 7, 2016 at 10:53 am

      YOU WIN! Reaching out privately 🙂

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    Melissa Fike

    February 5, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    I loved your “21 Ways I Saved a LOT of Money to Afford to Teach Yoga Full Time”!

    I fell in love with yoga about 3 1/2 years ago and have seriously been considering teaching part time after I finish my master’s degree in higher education. I am excited about my career in higher education, but I have never been able to shake the thought of also teaching yoga. This gave me practical ways to save up for the teacher certification program AND extra inspiration to make the leap. I can’t wait until I am able to start!

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    Alina

    February 5, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Confession: I’m a yogi… and I love the Kardashians.

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    Alicia

    February 5, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    7 ways to be ultra spiritual 🙂

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    Tanya M

    February 5, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    this one: Bad Yogi: My Everyday 5-Minute Makeup Routine I am a girl whose mother did not wear makeup or style her hair. (we’re no frills girls 🙂 When i married my husband who came from a family who owned salons and spas …well, lets just say for the first 12 years of our marriage hubby would do my hair and makeup for me! 🙂 Not daily, just when we would go out and such. Though still a no frills girl after having worked in the spa industry i picked a few things up 🙂 Congrats on the new page! Looks great 🙂

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    Lisa

    February 5, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    My fav Bad Yogi blog post is definitely This is what a failure looks like http://www.badyogiofficial.com/blog/this-is-what-failure-looks-like/

    So inspiring and I could watch it over and over again!

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    Tanya M

    February 5, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    i shared this on twitter but do not know how to tag, lol ….

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    Carly

    February 5, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    “HOW TO LIVE YOUR LIFE ONE SONG AT A TIME”
    For me, you surely hit the nail on the head with this one! Love it.

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    Katie Barry

    February 5, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    My favorite posts are the yoga for runners and any yoga abs. The yoga for runners is awesome! My hammy’s get so tight and this video really helps me to stretch those out.

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    Maria

    February 5, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    My favourite post is http://www.badyogiofficial.com/blog/im-a-yogi-and-i-love-the-kardashians/.
    I secretly watch them and it made me feel so much better…

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    Stephanie

    February 5, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    My favorite post is This is what failure looks like . . .

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    Tarin

    February 5, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    I’m torn between Bad Yogis in Unlikely Places by Lisa Tauzin and I Dropped Weight for Yoga … and Came Out Stronger by Cait Harte. I love all of your posts Erin, I can’t pick a favorite of yours ?

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    Kelsey Baier

    February 5, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    IF “WHAT I EAT IN A DAY” POSTS WERE HONEST

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    Jéssica

    February 5, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    BAD YOGI #NOFILTER INTERVIEW: KATHRYN BUDIG (+GIVEAWAY!)

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    Miricle

    February 5, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    My favorite blog post, because we’ve all been there: “This is What Failure Looks Like” http://www.badyogiofficial.com/blog/this-is-what-failure-looks-like/
    Incredibly inspirational!

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    Desiree

    February 5, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    My favorite blog posts are your engagement story and I really like the food recipes like your oatmeal cookies!!

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    Amanda

    February 5, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    One of my favorites: Instagram vs. Real Life. But really I love them all <3 I love what Bad Yogi stands for and the space you have created, Erin!

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    Gary

    February 5, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    An web makeover that gives more Yogi’s having more opportunities to connect and talk to each other regularly! Awesome idea! (Of course, the giveaway idea is pretty cool, too. I would LOVE to get the Splits Starter Kit class, if your need someone to give it away to; I’m your guy!)

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    Jennie

    February 6, 2016 at 1:55 am

    Breaking Up With Yoga & Falling in Love With My Body

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    Jeannine quirk

    February 6, 2016 at 8:21 am

    My favorite. Breaking up with yoga and falling love with my body. Such an important lesson.

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    Anne Utne

    February 6, 2016 at 10:01 am

    I completely cheated on the February calendar to day! With the coupons today I bought the 30 min Daily feel good flow. I couldn’t help myself, I had to try it out. OMG, this was the best class ever! Give us more!!! And since it’s Saturday I had a brownie and ice cream afterwards??

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    Maggie Ball

    February 6, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    I’m a bit of a Kathryn Budig fan (I love you too, Erin), so your interview with Kathryn very recently was one of my favourite posts. Title: BAD YOGI #NOFILTER INTERVIEW: KATHRYN BUDIG (+GIVEAWAY!) I particularly liked “the only way you lose power is by giving it away.” That’s a soundbite of wisdom!

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    Iris

    February 8, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    I love the 7 ways to become ultra spiritual blog post. It’s the tongue in cheek sense of humor that I love 🙂 plus, you won’t find any sense of humor like that on other yoga blogs.

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    Caroline

    February 8, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    I love the new format and all of the new voices! It’s so nice to be exposed to more than just the cliche yoga opinions.

    My one wish is that things were more spread out! I’m glad you have all this great new content but when you have multiple posts going up in a day I’m afraid I might miss something fabulous! I’m struggling to keep up!

    Thanks!

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      Erin Motz

      February 9, 2016 at 3:59 am

      this is GREAT feedback! really good point 🙂 i’ll talk this over with our editors!

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