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It's been a long time since I posted a black and white image, and I love how the light here hits shani's face @shani.yoga was actually just sitting and warming up leg behind the head, and I was like, STAY THERE DON'T MOVE LOOK RIGHT πŸ˜‚ I consider this shot a #yogaportrait because I feel like her gentle energy shines through.
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#blackandwhitephotography #legbehindhead #yoga #yogaphotography #yogateacher #asana #strength #flexibility #balance #flexible #yogaeverywhere #yogi #nyc #yogainspiration #igyoga #instayoga #yogalife #yogapractice #yogagoals #yogaoutside #yogalifestyle
I was editing this shot of @hathaqueen and actually stopped and did a double take.  Because... Where is her right leg?? πŸ˜±πŸ˜‚ I know she is in full straddle and I know she has a right leg, so it's just so weird that her body angle (with right leg foreshortening probably) could hide it altogether πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ .
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#yoga #yogaphotography #straddlesplits #yogateacher #asana #strength #flexibility #balance #flexible #yogaeverywhere #yogi #backbend #splits #fitness #yogainspiration #igyoga #instayoga #yogalife #yogapractice #yogagoals #yogaoutside #yogalifestyle
@stephottoyoga casually chilling between crosswalks on a rainy day β˜‚οΈ *no yogis were ever in any danger and we didn't hold up traffic πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ flash of red lips by @deedelglam πŸ‘„
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#bendy #yoga #yogaphotography #streetphotography #flexibility #balance #flexible #yogaeverywhere #yogi #backbend #contortion #yogainspiration #igyoga #instayoga #yogalife #yogapractice #yogagoals #yogaoutside #yogalifestyleΒ #nyc
One of the things I love most about movement photography is the competition between so many aspects:Β  the body, the light, the alignment, the face, the background.Β  When all fall into place, it's like πŸ™ŒΒ Β But sometimes the result is " this photo would be amazing except X" where X is one of the aspects above (which is why I've been known to do the face swap, haha). For these two shots of Jenny, she preferred her form in the first photo.Β  But I love how engaged her standing leg looks in the second image, and her hair also has its own separate energy.Β  But for me, form and alignment generally win for the first photoΒ πŸ˜…
πŸ’ƒ @jennyclise_
πŸ‘™ @happysocks 🎡 dreams by fleetwood mac .
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#happysocks #happinesseverywhere #dancer #yogaphotography #yogateacherΒ #strength #flexibility #balance #flexible #yogi #backbend #dancephotography #fitness #yogainspiration #yogalifestyle #releve
There seems to be a theme of jumping photos in my feed recently πŸ˜‚ I actually really love stopping motion.  This was taken at the @cj_hendry exhibit in dumbo; today is the last day of the show.  The padded walls are meant for a creepy take on a kid's bouncy house, like the padded walls of an old mental institution.  I love the clean line of melini's splits here (not photoshopped in any way). It's the physical manifestation of all her training! (@olgakarmansky hope you're proud because I sure am! πŸ˜‚)
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#jumpdance #yoga #yogaphotography #strength #flexibility #balance #flexible #yogaeverywhere #yogi #backbend #splits #fitness #yogainspiration #igyoga #instayoga #yogalife #yogapractice #yogagoals #yogalifestyleΒ #jumphigher
Jess and I had qualms about posting "superior" because we felt there was a slight arrogance implied.  And jess is actually the complete opposite if arrogant, if you've met her IRL πŸ˜‚ But I thought, screw it because her athleticism is far superior to mine so that's what this photo represents πŸ˜‚ Plus, @russian.r3d is now temporarily Russian blu3 πŸ’™
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#jumphigher #bluehair #strength #flexibility #balance #flexible #backbend #fitness #calisthenics #fit #athlete #superior #streetphotography #femaleathlete
This post is dedicated to 2 women: @aminahtaha who casually mentioned to me that I should start doing more dance photography and the dancer in this photo @egcitrin who jumped barefoot in Soho for me for 45 min on not the warmest morning on not the cleanest streets πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…πŸ˜… From Erika I learned so much awareness about foot sickling that I can never un-see it πŸ˜‚
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#dancer #jumpdance #balletdancer #dancephotography #strength #flexibility #balance #flexibleΒ #moderndance #balletphotography
This was a fun afternoon in #soho Even though by the end, the backs of elissa's arms were all red from her float to crow and flying crow, all done multiple times πŸ˜… The beginning scenes with the pigeons really has nothing to do with her sequence.  Except for maybe the bird poses and the fact that I love pigeons and I wanted b-roll of pigeons flying πŸ˜‚ @gesticulate in Soho and @alonewyork (thanks for use of your studio!)
Music by @kate_simko
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#yoga #yogaphotography #yogateacher #asana #strength #flexibility #balance #flexible #yogaeverywhere #yogi #armbalance #backbend #nyc #nycyoga #fitness #yogainspiration #igyoga #instayoga #yogalife #yogapractice #yogagoals #yogaoutside #yogalifestyle
#yogaflow #yogavideo #yogasequence #yogafloats
When you see a weird piece of construction sometimes you just have to do something on it πŸ˜‚ @stephottoyoga and I saw this ramp, and both of us were like YES 🧠⚑🧠 You can't see it so clearly here, but steph's hair is in 2 mini buns a la bjork early 90s, quickly wrapped up by @dee713 
And makeup by @deedelglam
Same Dee, different skills πŸ˜‚
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#yoga #yogaphotography #yogateacher #bendy #flexibility #balance #flexible #yogaeverywhere #yogi #backbend #splits #oversplit #yogainspiration #igyoga #instayoga #yogalife #yogapractice #yogagoals #yogaoutside #yogalifestyle
If you've been to the vessel, you know what a clusterfuck it is.Β  I make this face when i think about how crowded it is πŸ˜‘. So to get a shot like this, with no other people in the foreground, is a miracle of nature.Β  Literally a miracle of nature, because it just took some light rain and darkening sky to make people scatter indoors.Β  We had only a few seconds to grab these shots, so I am especially happy with them.  Featured is DJ @dade2shelby who loved complaining about the "cold" (I think it was 60F/15C), and Phyllicia (@yogi_goddess ) who kind of laughed at DJ because we shoot outdoors when it's freezing out.Β  Welcome to shooting yoga outdoors in #nyc dj πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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#partneryoga #acro #acroyoga #yoga #yogaphotography #yogateacher #strength #flexibility #balance #flexible #yogaeverywhere #yogi #backbend #yogainspiration #igyoga #instayoga #yogalife #yogapractice #yogagoals #yogaoutside #yogalifestyle #yogafriends #menofyoga #yogamen
Did y'all notice Instagram was down for a hot second?  It always seems to happen when I need to research something πŸ™„πŸ˜… SERENITY NOW πŸ˜‚ Also, let's all be foot fetishists today and marvel at @wearejared 's toe point 😍
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#yoga #yogaphotography #yogateacher #toepoint #strength #flexibility #balance #flexible #yogaeverywhere #yogi #splits #yogainspiration #igyoga #instayoga #yogalife #yogapractice #menofyoga #yogamen
@meliniseri did a throwback to her 2017 one arm diamond leg handstand earlier this week.  One of the reasons why I love working with people over years is seeing how their practice changes and how much we have learned along the way. I remember shooting melini's one arm in 2017 and we were both so excited and like, oh that's an epic shot!  Now we look at the image and see instability and sloppy alignment πŸ˜… Mel has taught me to refine my eye and notice the small details, down to the angle of a foot or an activated quad.  Life is just a giant learning process and I thank everyone for teaching me something on every shoot! πŸ™
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#onearmhandstand #yoga #yogaphotography #handstand #yogateacher #asana #strength #flexibility #balance #flexible #yogaeverywhere #yogi #inversion #yogainspiration #igyoga #instayoga #yogalife #yogapractice #yogagoals #yogaoutside #yogalifestyle #handbalance
If we have worked together, you know I'm always shouting "face!Β  don't obscure your face!Β  i can't see your faaaaaace" πŸ˜‚ But we shot this #partnerpose with and without face, and during editing I was like, "dang, I like this without face." πŸ™ˆπŸ€£πŸ˜‚
Besides having the same name, @martina__rando and @martina_sergi proportions are remarkably similar, and their hair is around the same length.  I like the anonymity of this shot juxtaposed with the uniqueness of self in yoga practice.  You know, if your yoga practice is in the middle of a soho street on a busy sunday afternoon 🀭
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#yoga #yogaphotography #yogateacher #forwardfold #flexibility #balance #flexible #yogaeverywhere #yogi #yogainspiration #igyoga #instayoga #yogalife #yogapractice #yogafriends #yogaoutside #yogalifestyle
And just like that, BOOM IT SPRING 🌸🌼🌸 Spent some time in #centralpark with @gesticulate and @mic333mic333 yesterday, scoping out the blooms (fyi, magnolias are out but most cherry blossoms are not).
Elissa climbed up on the bars and realized that she was having issues balancing and flipping her grip with one hand.  Michael was enlisted to help stabilize (swipe to see video) and I was secretly laughing the whole time because Michael doesn't do yoga, knows nothing about yoga photography, and is the gayest bear I know.  So watching him hold Elissa awkwardly was 🀣🀣🀣 for me haha
He even said to me later, "Renee, i don't even know when the last time i was that close to a girl's hips was." Haha!
So he held elissa up while she said "don't let go don't let go don't let go", used both hands to flip her grip, and once grip flipped, used her left hand to hold onto the pole. Thanks for your help Michael! ❀️🐻 (Side note, if you search Android phones for "bear" this emoji appears πŸ§” I see you clever Android developer πŸ˜‚)
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#yoga #yogaphotography #dancerpose #yogateacher #flexibility #balance #flexible #yogaeverywhere #yogi #backbend #wellness #nyc #springblooms #yogainspiration #igyoga #instayoga #yogalife #yogapractice #yogagoals #yogaoutside #yogalifestyle
I've had #billieEilish on repeat (especially while editing) and I must have been channeling her in this shot of @seviyoga πŸ˜‚ with the blue hair, spider walk using stairs, and then I gave the photo an even bluer edit πŸ’™. (I've also had Ariana Grande on repeat so someone will be getting a really peppy edit btw haha)
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#yoga #yogaphotography #yogateacher #flexibility #balance #flexible #yogaeverywhere #yogi #inversion #backbend #yogainspiration #igyoga #instayoga #yogalife #yogapractice #yogaoutside #yogalifestyle
This is @henrywins Besides having extremely clean asana lines, he also has a podcast where he interviews yoga teachers in his dulcet voice.  I've always admired people who can speak and ask questions on the fly because it is something that I find difficult while trying to sound articulate πŸ˜…
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#yoga #yogaphotography #dancerpose #yogateacher #asana #strength #flexibility #balance #flexible #yogaeverywhere #yogi #backbend #yogainspiration #igyoga #instayoga #yogalife #yogapractice #yogagoals #yogalifestyle #menofyoga #yogamen
I've been thinking a lot about friendship lately, why some succeed and why some end.Β  It's remarkably easy to put blame on other people, like "if they weren't such an asshole I'd be a better friend" and continue to sit on your throne of blindness.Β  However, for the people that really matter, why do we do this instead of actually taking responsibility for what's going on inside of us (rhetorical question.Β  answer:Β  because it's easier than facing our own fears and insecurities). I've lost and given up friendships for these reasons but I've realized that there are people that are actually worth facing whatever issues you have and working through them.Β  If you have a friend who is willing to actually listen and understand you, then I think it's your duty as a friend to try and do the same without everyone's egos and issues clouding everything up. Β Easier written than done, but people are in your life for a reason, and it's up to you if you want to learn the lessons. Β This is a bit rambly but thank you for reading if you did.Β  If not, I'm glad you at least like the photo for #buttsinleotards (I just started that hashtag I think!) @stephottoyoga and @melissa.moffet Β are women who I respect in different ways, but both for their spirit and  willingness to learn πŸ’•
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#partneryoga #standingsplit #yoga #yogaphotography #strength #flexibility #balance #flexible #yogaeverywhere #yogi #inversion #backbend #nyc #splits #yogainspiration #igyoga #instayoga #yogalife #yogapractice #yogagoals #yogaoutside #yogalifestyle
Last night I spent some time (ok, 5 min on the train) googling sunset quotes and I realized they are all ugh cheesey.  I think we are all capable of writing our own cheesey quotes anyways, so without further ado, here is mine. It's a poem.

Sunsets my heart do fill
But with friends are even better
Today I feel winter's chill
So sad to grab that sweater πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜‚ Living sunshine herself @jennyclise_ .
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#sunsetyoga #yoga #yogaphotography #yogateacher #asana #strength #flexibility #balance #flexible #yogaeverywhere #yogi #backbend #yogainspiration #igyoga #instayoga #yogalife #yogapractice #yogagoals #yogaoutside #yogalifestyle

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