SHOOTING WITH THE AMAZING ALO YOGA TEAM

Have you heard of Alo Yoga? Let me introduce you if not.... they are a mindful movement brand that has sharing goodness at the forefront of everything that they do. As I fell in love with their beautifully curated Instagram feed I wanted to know more. I quickly was drawn to every aspect of what founders Danny Harris and Marco deGeorge do and pitched myself to the company to be involved with them in some way. 

In my quest to be brave and just go for it, I heard back from them.  With-in a few weeks I started teaching yoga to their corporate office where they have a yoga studio for their incredible staff to take time out's from their day to practice. That lead to me shooting my first pre-natal videos with them for YouTube as I entered my second trimester of pregnancy. Glowing already... this just lit me up even more and became such a special opportunity to share my passion for teaching with more of you.

This practice is catered to pre-natal mamas and safe for each trimester depending on your comfort and pregnancy health.  I refer to the connection with your baby frequently but even if you're not pregnant this can be a wonderful way to wake up, deeply connect with your breath and explore gentle movement with building intensity. As mentioned in the video please consult with your doctor before practicing and listen to your body with thoughtful intentions and wise choices each and every day. 

Little Fun About The Shoot:

Excited to say the least, I headed to their flagship store in Beverly Hills and made my way to the gorgeous yoga studio where I got to catch the loveliest, Koya Webb shooting the tail end of her new HIIT Yoga videos. Aside from her being absolutely gorgeous, strong and inspiring, I was just itching to join right in... it gave me some serious motivation for post baby work out's. Make sure you check her out too. Greeted by an incredible team, the shoot felt intimate and special, uplifting and full of positivity.  I was put through the hair and make-up works and dressed in the comfiest, feminine, relaxing yet sassy style for my pregnant belly. With all the pieces to the puzzle, they had me feeling great and ready to rock!

Want The Look:

Goddess Bra, White:

Mold Tank, Buff Heather:

Airbrush Legging, White/Reflective Chakra:
 

The content Alo Yoga is pushing out is inspiring, mindful and free on YouTube... so what are you waiting for? Get over there, subscribe and check it out! I'll have a few more coming soon. I'm thankful for the opportunity to collaborate with such a beautiful & mindful movement brand. 

As always, thanks for stopping by! Please feel free to share the video with any expecting or post natal Mama's and would love any feedback! I hope this is the beginning of many yoga videos to share. Your comments will help me be stronger and grow by sharing your thoughts... I welcome them! 

XO ANDREA

 

When Your Work is Your Passion

Are you a passionate freelancer?  Me too!

Hi there gang, I am an actress, a yoga instructor and blogger and life has gotten a lot sweeter since I've created a lifestyle where my passions are also my work.  

I learned a long time ago as I dove into being an actress that I had to have other jobs, activities and skills that kept me doing and not just waiting for the next thing to happen.  When I was younger, I thought if I booked one commercial or one guest- on a show I was good for awhile and kept watching my bank account rise and fall.  I am a doer at heart and let me tell you, the journey it's been having had so many different jobs along the way is enough to create one crazy coffee table book we'd all get some laughter out of.  It has also beautifully paved the way for me to be able to thrive with excitement about working steadily doing things I love.

On set with the cast of  THE   ODD COUPLE  as Olivia

On set with the cast of THE ODD COUPLE as Olivia

Blogging for Inspirational Addict

Blogging for Inspirational Addict

Teaching rooftop yoga at  RECREATION CAFE

Teaching rooftop yoga at RECREATION CAFE

I continue to be inspired to help connect people for various reasons and I've always appreciated when others do this for me.  So as I thank my lovely & talented girl, Lindsay Grubs for the introduction to the company tispr, I'd like to keep the train moving and share them with you as well!  TISPR is the mobile services marketplace to connect, collaborate and work. TALENTED, INDEPENDENT and SKILLED PERSONS =TISPR. 

As I met with one of the founding members, Florence Driessens, and listened to what the company was all about, I was intrigued.  This awesome team coordinated a fun interview allowing me to share not only the services I provide but tips, my journey and overall, how my passions became my work.  I set up a day to offer a free mindful flow class inviting clients and friends into the Rise-Movement Studio and tispr filmed footage of me teaching.  My date with tispr was a great one and I'm inspired to connect more freelancers to them!

Check out the short and sweet footage tispr put together for me below. Thank you team member Graham, for doing a terrific job. 

The lifestyle I've created for myself is always under construction. It comes with a lot of dedication and hard work balancing everything out.  It's not always balanced, it's not always in sync but if you can embrace those things and the process, I believe you will continue to land right where you need to be.  As you go through life pay attention to things you love, you enjoy, you feel connected to and if there is passion too, lean into it and explore learning more and more and it may just become a way for you to make a living and enjoy your work a lot more. 

Nearly 54 million Americans are now doing freelance work, according to a new study conducted by the independent research firm Edelman Berland and commissioned by Freelancers Union and Upwork. When I saw this I thought holy moly that's a lot! Who are the amazing souls that will continue become the dedicated educators our youth needs, the geniuses who will cure diseases and tech wizards who will fix our devices we rely on so heavily, if this many people are now freelancers? Ok, deep breath... let that go, fear not, I trust we will always have those individuals who aspire to be all those things and more and the freelance community will continue to grow and prosper and help in awesome ways too.

From  The Happiness Advantage by Sean Achor    click link for his TED talk

From The Happiness Advantage by Sean Achor  click link for his TED talk

If you have any questions for me, ask away.... or have anything you'd like to share, I love hearing from you! If this read speaks to you like it, share it.... please feel free to keep the pay it forward train moving. THANK YOU gang!  

If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are—if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.
— Joseph Campbell, American Mythologist, Writer, and Lecturer