We <3 These faces + inspirational quotes

You know that feeling when you’re totally inspired by someone’s energy, words or presence? That’s what we’re celebrating throughout the month of August: community connections and people who inspire us to live our best lives. We’re honored and excited to shine a light on this collective of individuals from Southern California. Connect with them at their Beaming “home cafes” shared below.

Follow us on Instagram @livebeaming to discover each of their personal stories.

 

Amanda Kriebel // @amanda.kriebel

Awareness Physical Therapy // Physical Therapist, Yoga Teacher
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ― Anaïs Nin

 

 

 

 

 

Blake Jung // @trueblake

Y7 // Yoga Teacher
Author of Yoga Business Essentials & Business Advisor
“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there’s love and inspiration, you can’t go wrong.” ― Ella Fitzgerald

 

 

 

 

Camille Newbern // @thelasurvivalguide

Armone’s Core Connection // Pilates instructor
The LA Survival Guide // Blogger

I live by 3 pieces of advice:
1. Always wear sunscreen
2. Every time you get the opportunity to travel, take it.
3. If you aren’t getting dirty, you aren’t having fun.

 

 

 

Carrie Minter // @carrieminter  @carriespilatesplus @Carries_Pilates

Carrie’s Pilates Plus // Owner & Teacher
Entrepreneur & Model
“If you can dream it, you can do it” – Walt Disney

 

 

 

 

 

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Casey Palazzo // @cdutchie

The Studio (MDR) // Instructor
“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.” – The Little Prince

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlotte Mooney // @charlottemooneylifestyle

Burn 60 Studios // High Intensity Interval Trainer, Health Coach, Personal Trainer
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb

 

 

 

 

 

Elise Joan // @elisejoanfitness

Beachbody, Livestrong.com, Equinox // Yoga Teacher
“Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” – Roald Dahl

 

 

 

 

 

Heather Dorak // @heatherdorak @pilatesplatinum

Pilates Platinum / Owner & Teacher

“Every day is a new day and with every day comes different obstacles and different laughter. Take life one day at a time. Learn from it, grow from it and smile from it.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Jamie Franco // @James_Franco

Rise Nation , Instructor

“You are but the product of your thoughts; what you think, you become.” ― Mahatma Gandhi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Jessica Lee // @JessicaLee11 @orangetheoryweho @carriespilatesplus

Orangetheory Fitness West Hollywood Trainer, Carrie’s Pilates Plus Instructor
“Character is what you do when nobody’s watching” – dear friend & Coach Nick Ekbatani

 

 

 

 

 

Katie Di Lauro // @nutrition_by_katie

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
I’m inspired by so much that surrounds me. I believe we need to search for inspiration, not just wait for it to come to us. When I look for inspiration, its amazing how inspiring this world is and the people and beauty in it. I thrive on learning where people find their courage, creativity and motivation. My favorite quote that reminds me of this is “Where ever you go, there you are.” – Jon Kabat-Zin

 

 

 

Laura Conley // @sparkyourshine

Spark Your Shine // Yoga Teacher + Soul Coach
“Don’t ask what the world needs, ask what makes you come ALIVE and go do that. Because what the world needs is people that have come ALIVE.” – Howard Thurman

 

 

 

 

 

Lauren Stachelski // @laurenskiyogi

Pacific Beach CorePower Yoga // Yoga Instructor & Studio Manager
“Trust the wait. Embrace the uncertainty. Enjoy the beauty of becoming. When nothing is certain, anything is possible.” – Unknown

 

 

 

 

Leah Vacher // @yoga.leah

Buddhi Yoga and Bird Rock Yoga // Yoga Instructor
“Through a regular yoga practice you will begin to turn inward and create a space for self-transformation. You’ll begin to become aware of the importance of self-love and self-appreciation. When the opinion of yourself becomes positive, you will begin to stop trying to get so much validation and attention from others. You will have more stability and self-sabotage less. You will become less needy, and find inner stability even when the world around you might be negative or uncertain at times. Through increasing this self-love and self-esteem it will also make you feel more deserving of the good things in life. You will begin to go after what you want deep down, with more motivation and focus than ever before.” – Carolina Vivas

 

 

Megan Monahan // @megmonahan

Wanderlust Hollywood, Unplug Meditation, The Chopra Center, and Me myself and I 🙂 // Meditation Teacher
“I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.” – Hafiz

 

 

 

 

 

 Meghan Ryan // @meghanmryan

Equinox La Costa // Tier 3+ Trainer
Shineonrunning.com & LiftSession.com // Eating Psychology and Movement 
“Shine On and find YOUR balance in your life!”

 

 

 

 

 

Michelle Wolford //

Naturopathic Doctor
Live for today with the utmost authenticity, integrity and responsibility for the enrichment of your life and others!  Truly living is about living in the moment, the moment of today- not what could be or what once was, but TODAY because today is really all you have!   By (Dr. Michelle Wolford)

 

 

Mikey Budd // @mikey_budd

Playlist Yoga / Revolution Fitness / Maha Yoga
Yoga Teacher, Spin Instructor, & Meditation Coach
“Every time you feel worried, it’s you doubting yourself. So live stress free!”   – Mikey Budd himself!

 

 

 

 

 

Miki Ash // @mikiashyoga

Yoga Teacher, Social Media Influencer
Private Yoga lessons, & Love Yoga in Venice, CA
If I could leave you with a few words it would be these:
You have the capability to create exactly the life you want to live. No one can make you feel any way without your permission. Love and Joy is created within. You are strong, you are loved, you are supported, and you are capable. Smile, and enjoy each breath, because life is fleeting and we are blessed.

 

 

Nick Ekbatani   // @nickekba

Instructor, Athlete, Health & Life Coach
Burn 60, Cycle House
“Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out.” ― UCLA Basketball Coach John Wooden

 

 

 

 

 

 Nicole Sciaaca // @nicolesciacca @playlistyoga

Playlist Yoga // Yoga Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Paul Fishman // @fishmanfit

#FISHMANFIT Personal Training // Personal Trainer, Health Coach and Group Fitness Instructor
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – JFK

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandi Crosby // @sandisignorino @craft_donuts @craft_donutssd @lululemon

lululemon athletica La Jolla, Manager
Craft Donuts, Entrepreneur
Several years ago I heard a saying that went something like: “You are the sum of the five people you surround yourself with the most.” It hit me like a 2×4.

 

 

 

 

Tara Sowlaty & Jessie Groveman // @tarasowlaty @howyouglow

How You Glow / Co-Founder of How You Glow, Holistic Nutritionist & Health Coach
“Learn the rules like a pro, and break them like an artist.” – Pablo Picasso. I’m obsessed with this quote because it conveys my idea of balance, but in a mindful and artful way 🙂

 

 

 

Tawny Janae // @ tawnyjanae

Yoga Teacher/ Model / Brand Ambassador 
“The hardiness of a diamond is part of its usefulness, but its true value is in the light that shines through it.” – BKS Iyengar

 

 

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2016-08-16 at 10.40.19 PMTodd McCullough // @tmacfitness

TMAC Fitness // Founder

“My passion is fitness, and is deeply rooted in who I am.” Todd also shares these words of wisdom: “Align your passion with your purpose and give it to the people.”

 

 

 

 

 

Ty Cucarola // @cucar001

Lagree Fitness Studio // Instructor
My dad told me once, Ty you can have anything you want in life…you just have to be willing to put in the work each and every day. Life is about producing results! What do you want? What are you going to do about it? Start RIGHT NOW! Today…nothing happens when you WAIT. Take ACTION NOW!

 

 

Wendy Garafalo // @wendygarafalo

First and foremest, Wendy is an amazing Mother
Wendy Garafalo Yoga, EVOLEVOLution // Yoga Teacher
My greatest inspiration comes from my 4-year-old son, who is amazingly Autistic!  He loves letters, numbers and words.  He started reading and writing words shortly after he turned 4. He became really upset with words written on glass doors, because when you walked on the other side of the door, the word was written in reverse. After several hundred times of explaining it to him, I found something amazing in my backyard. I had painted our garden box with chalk paint so my son could write words on it.  He wrote the word LOVE, in reverse.  My first thought was that’s wrong, let’s erase it and do it again.  He quickly informed me, “It’s not wrong Mama. I wrote it that way so the plants could read it on the inside and feel the love.” Those words have shifted my whole world.  So much of what we do in our lives is to show, impress, compete and compare with the outside world.  We worry about our age, our weight, our injuries, the car we drive, the money we make. All things that involve only the outside world.

This amazing 4-year-old taught me all that matters is how you create more LOVE on the inside.  Because when you fill yourself with LOVE, it comes pouring out of you in everything you do.  It shifts your perspective and teaches you to love the life you live and live the life you love!  Check out the website I’ve created for me and my son to share our LOVE via yoga, meditations, recipes and more: www.evolevolution.com.

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