Welcome to the YFBP Blog!
In this blog-enture, you will hear our honest and authentic voices, as we dish about yoga, travel, wellness, people we love, art, music, politics, fashion and our best advices on living the YFBP lifestyle.
We make an effort not to separate ourselves into a “health-food, holier than thou, more handstandy than others” hierarchy. But sometimes we like our Juice Press and our Palo Santo.
We would like to begin by stating a few things right from the start.
Yoga is an act of rebellion. It asks us to go against the norm, to be insightful, and to think (and move) outside the box.
The Dalai Lama, in his 18 rules for living, made rule #5 “Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.” There is a need for this kind of defiance within the yoga practice.
When we first started YFBP it was our response to a rigidity and exclusivity that we observed amongst numerous yoga communities. We felt the lighthearted carefree aspects of yoga were missing.
Although we encourage some loosening up, we also want to make clear that the foundations of yoga, the very basis of the practice should never be discarded. We have both spent over a decade sitting in meditation, studying the great books, with disciplined physical practices under the guidance of some of the worlds most renowned teachers.
Through yoga’s popularity and therefore natural distillation, some of the basic principles of virtue (and their corresponding rules) that bring success in yoga have also been neglected.
Our interest with YFBP is to simply seek a BALANCE between following the rules and only when you have experience with that, knowing when and how to properly break them.
We are not perfect. We may offend you at some point. You may want to write a comment on our page blaming us for posting too many photos of whimsical girls in bikinis in tropical places. Is this is shallow of us? Definitely. But, if we can’t see past the surface, and lighten up a bit, what’s the point of all the navel gazing anyways?
Mostly, we are excited to get a little bad with you. To talk a little smack, to break down some yoga rawness and to converse with those of you who may not be able to take our yoga classes or join us on retreat.
We encourage you to: Rant. Rage. Cry. Laugh. Like. Unlike. Share. Follow. And Un-follow. And then Re-Follow. We won’t take it personally.
This is for you after all. Enjoy.
Heather & Katelin