my best of 2015

Here's a round up of my favorite things and personal highlights from 2015. Happy New Year!

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1. Moving the studio over to the house + teaching at Inner Spring Yoga in New Albany. 

Both have been so great. Andrew and I were just talking about how awesome it feels to be running a small, but successful business right out of our house. And I love teaching in New Albany. I have met such fun, inspiring yogis there! It was a big yoga year...I thank everyone for their support!

Favorite Albums: Oh Wonder (Oh Wonder) and the Hamilton Original Broadway Cast Recording

2. Our trip to Moab, Utah and Colorado. Seriously, a flawless vacation.

Favorite Books: The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante and Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

3. Watching the kids at school create something wonderful and fun. Legos for everyone!

Favorite Movies: Ex Machina and Inside Out
I didn't go to  many movies this year and haven't seen Creed, Spotlight, or The Big Short, so I feel like this could change...

4. Simplifying my wardrobe. Getting rid of all non-dark/black yoga pants and regular pants had been oddly life changing. I feel much happier with my clothes in general.

Favorite TV Shows: The Jinx on HBO, Master of None on Netflix, Fargo season 2 on FX

5. Conquering my inversion fears...somewhat...
I'm still on and off the wall for inversions, but hey, compared to the this point last year, I've made huge leaps. Proud of myself!

Favorite Podcasts: Two Gomers Run for Their Lives, Slate's Double X Gabfest, Bon Appetit Foodcast, the One Part Podcast, and the list goes on and on and on....

6. Attending a bunch of teacher trainings at Asheville Yoga Center. Every time I get back from a training I feel inspired and renergized to teach. I love it there so much. I got a big chunk of my 500 done this year including vinyasa flow, yin, chakras, and therapeutics.

Favorite Drink: Old Weller 107, Cointreau, simple syrup in a highball class with one giant ice cube.

7. Having these guys right across the street!

Favorite "Things": this water bottle by Nathan, these sneakers and these sneakers, my new phone, Martha Stewart Whim collection bedsheets (I need the giraffe ones! They're always on sale in store at Macy's btw), and Adam Driver. Ha!

8. Six days of Ashtanga practice with Saraswathi Jois. It was a crazy experience that's for sure! 

Favorite Recipe: Honey Roasted Carrots with Tahini Yogurt from Yotom Ottolenghi's Plenty More cookbook.

9. Seeing dear Jacob and Laura get hitched! It was a super fun wedding and beautiful! I'm so glad that we've stayed friends since living in the dorms at UNCA. Seems like forever ago!

Favorite Website or Blog: Vox, This is Colossal, Minimalist Baker, Wine. All the Time

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10. This guy and these dogs. Love them.