My feet haven’t made it back to the ground yet today - yesterday was pure magic ✨
The morning started with coffees on the cloudy coast. Then, @taralou4 and I went to @zengirlmandy’s for a #ZenBride yoga class 🙏🏼 @ninapetruzzo + @thebarefootbohemian also joined us - thanks ladies 🧘🏽♀️After yoga, we lunched at @parakeetcafe before I went to @starfishtara to get my hair done 💁🏽♀️ While I was there, the sun came out #grateful ☀️
@bbgroom opened her home to me in the afternoon - @taylorhaupt joined us there and did an amazing job on my make up 🙏🏼 @januarywellness dropped off my 💐 and put beautiful flowers in my hair 🌸
Then, I WENT TO THE WATERFRONT PARK AND MARRIED MY HUSBAND 🙌🏼
Once it was official, @ikaika_pidot snapped some beautiful shots of us by the bay 📷
As we tied the knot, @wildislandflorals was busy setting up URBN pizza - the arrangements looked INCREDIBLE 😍
Arriving to URBN was unreal - so many people I love at one spot - next level. True story: I ate cheese pizza + ranch dressing in my wedding dress #HYFR 🙃
The best part of the night: Alex’s vows and the speeches given by @onelovemovementorg, Tara, Jennie, and Alex’s parents. Surprisingly, I didn’t eat much 🎂 until today - it was a 🥕cake from VGs so obvi amazing.
SO MANY thank you’s and so much love to everyone who celebrated with us - near and far - IT FEELS SO GOOD TO BE JULIA SPARKMAN MARRIED TO ALEX JARMAN 👰🏽🤵🏽
Most bridal magazines and blogs focus on the logistics, timing and details of planning your wedding. But what about YOU? The bride. What should you be doing for your own well-being during wedding planning? I felt burnt out after our engagement party and pressed pause on wedding planning to focus on just that with the help of the ladies at @wed.well . Link in bio to read about their incredible Bridal Wellness Guide and get a special code for 15% off the guide. 👰🏼#zenbride#bridechilla#chillbride
Bride-to-be babes, we’ve got you covered with *all* the tips on how to enjoy your engagement. Self-love, yoga poses, journaling prompts, and more in our bridal wellness guide. ✨Available to order now, link in bio.
EDIT: Sending all the patience vibes. Earlier today our page link broke (#startuplife ) but now we are back in action and so ready for you babes!💖
Ever stretch and feel like you just put your entire life back together? 🙆🏻♀️
What about a couple deep, calming breaths that clear out your entire body? Completely relaxes and restores your inner self. 💆🏻♀️
Adding in all the other THOUSAND benefits of Yoga... what about doing both of these right before your big day?! 🙋🏻♀️
Just an hour of yoga before you walk down the aisle or even the day before just to de clutter your mind and feel amazing in your skin will be the best wedding planning decision you make. 🧘🏻♀️🙏🏻
Tag a bride or groom to be! 👰🤵 New on the blog, learn why #yoga is the best pre-wedding workout (link in profile). After all, taking care of your mind & body is just as important as all those little details! #sweatingforthewedding
Wedding Day Yoga.
Feelin’ the love!
Feeling absolutely honoured to have been asked to guide a dear friend and her beautiful bridal party through a special yoga practice to kick off her big day this morning! .
Gentle, grounding poses to calm nerves, heart openers to energise, twists to rinse and release tension (and maybe a few of the champagnes from the night before) from the inside out, and breath work to create focus and presence.
A few special moments for the whole bridal party (and beautiful mother of the bride) to connect with each other before enjoying a sumptuous breakfast together!
I couldn’t think of any other way I’d rather start the day...thankyou @red_dirt_yogi @mlissrebecca
Wishing you endless love, laughter and happily ever after.....
📷 @abbydragan 🙏🏼
My gorgeous wedding vendors... I will be running a Calm Bride Workshop in Port Stephens in April 2017 for 15 beautiful bride to be's... do you have anything you'd like to add to the goodie bags they're going to take home with them? If so, please get in touch! 😘🙏
5 Reasons why our Wedding Morning Yoga will make your wedding day even more epic:
✖️Beats - moving to house music first thing in the morning just gets you 🎶
✖️Breath - you might be taking it away from some but you want to be in control of your own. Master your breathing and you master your autonomic nervous system (it’s science) - no shaking hands or trembling voice.
✖️Dancing in the moment - aka mindfulness - the day can race past and if you’re always thinking of what’s next or looking over a shoulder as you’re meant to be engaging with a guest - you’ll only be gliding on the surface - limiting your experience and making you look as scatty **.
✖️Connect with what’s important - set intentions - take your soul and spirit to the next level - and let go of the superficial stuff. Let go of expectations and be grateful even when things don’t go to plan.
✖️Perfect posture - body awareness so you rock it with grace and unhunched shoulders.
... and Our mats are Insta worthy which is even more important than usual on your wedding day @groundedfactory and sun salutations bring out the☀️
Are you suffering from wedding overwhelm? Head to Love on the Lawn this Sunday in Melbourne and Sunday 25th in Sydney to beat the bridal blues! Let your hair down with a glass of bubbles and a flower crown and meet the best wedding suppliers to help you take al the wedding worries away! Ticket link in bio 🔝 You need this 🙏🏼 #zenbride#bridechilla
//R I T U A L S// Want to know why our #8weekstoglow program is different? It’s not just nutrition, fitness and weight loss but also HEAPS of support, natural beauty from the inside and out with @wildspiritnaturally and health coaching with @the.life.designer - including breaking habits and creating new rituals! ... like this....Creating rituals for your morning and evening so your everyday includes ✖️inspiration (always easy with @collectivehub @lisamessenger - this is her amazing new book #purpose ) ✖️movement ✖️self care - it’s not just for Sundays (@sandandskyaus is a natural, PINK face mask that works)✖️meditation (even 5min) - rituals and habits means it happens with flow and without overthinking. #healthyluxebride
TGIT! I have to admit I like Thursdays, weird I know but it’s the day before Friday and who doesn’t like Fridays?! I am feeling a million times better today - nothing like a good sweat and #tiumeditation to start the day. I really liked the sculpt routine this morning. It felt a little weird not doing the moves more than once but I’m not complaining! The meditation was also awesome! Such a nice way to calm the mind and body before the craziness of the world hits you.
Also, does anyone else change into their workout clothes in their workout room? 🙄 some days I will admit I don’t even change #scrublife but that’s usually only if it’s a yoga session or something. 🤷♀️
Planning on keeping meals on point today - M1 egg muffins and a mini pumpkin muffin (running low on egg muffins), M2 mini pumpkin muffins, M3 kale salad, M4 apple not sure what to do for M5 tonight but it will involve zucchini cause I have lots!
#tiuteam#tiucheckin#tiuloveyourbody#tiucanada#tiutoronto#tiubride#zenbride#trying ! #tiunutritionplan#tiumeals#studiotoneitup#lovegraceandgratitude
Create a mindful start to your wedding day beauty prep with Haven. Haven offers on-site wedding day acupuncture for the bride or group acupuncture for the bride and bridesmaids.
Our founder, Dr. Abby is a newlywed herself -through that experience learned the sacredness of presence and unwinding to set the tone of her life changing day.
It is our wish to help elevate your own cherished day through pampering, aromatherapy and acupuncture. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and to schedule. 🌹
@marissacribbsphoto @thegrandhallkc @gowngallery @savvybridal @bride.kc @stylemepretty @gypzjo
We know it feeeeels gooooood to have plants around our homes, right!? 🌱😊💚 Is it actually good for our health? Yes!! Here’s a few reasons why! 🌿🌿 Double your medicine by including live herbs in your kitchen like rosemary or mint that you can use in cooking and tea. The more you know 💫
I met the most awesome lady today- Michele, who is not only a beautiful soul who upholds love with the most respect but she also is an incredible reiki healer!💜🙏🏻
After an hour session with her, I felt like I was floating on a cloud. Imagine your energy being completely aligned- feeling balanced and present on the biggest day of your life... your wedding. Michele can do that for you.
She is also a licensed officiant who brings her beautiful words to create thoughtful and meaningful rituals for couples. Every ceremony is custom because Michele wants to embrace every couples individual love story 💜
I’m so excited to work with Michele in the future and help couples embrace the wellness aspect of weddings and how to remind them that this is such a spiritual and transformational experience that needs to be treated as such. 🙏🏻💜
Be sure to check her and her services out 😊✌🏼 @michelezippofficiant
Seated eagle pose or Garudasana is a pose that will do wonders for balance and centering. 🙏🏻 “Garuda” which literally translates to “eagle” is a perfect term for this pose as you will feel as strong and fearless as an eagle when holding it. 🦅
I can go on for days about the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional benefits of yoga. Incorporating this ancient practice during your wedding will bring such peace to your body and mind. 💆🏻♀️✌🏼💜
Contact me for more info @ email@example.com
What if I told you that doing yoga the morning of your wedding can not only calm your nerves, but also balance your emotions and make you look better in photos? YES PLEASE 🙋🏻♀️ Here’s why you should incorporate yoga into your wedding day, hell even your entire wedding planning process. Get your bridesmaids involved too!
🧘🏻♀️Majorly reduces stress
🧘🏻♀️The bridal glow
🧘🏻♀️Flexibility for the mind &body
🧘🏻♀️Boosts your happiness
🧘🏻♀️Be present on your big day
🧘🏻♀️Improves posture & alignment (for better photos) 🧘🏻♀️Balances out your emotions
Email or DM me to find out more. Whether you want just a morning of your wedding personalized class, or a customized package to integrate yoga leading up to your big day- I can help make sure you show up to your wedding aligned and feeling like a glowing yogi goddess 🧘🏻♀️ #wedding#weddingplanning#weddingdayyoga#yoga#preweddingyoga#yogibride#bacheloretteparty#bridalshower#zenbride#namaste
Awwwwww 😘 Feeling the #tuesdaylove ! “Being a person who dislikes the gym and gym classes, I felt that Compose Yoga went above and beyond to create a phenomenal wellness experience the week of my wedding.”
“I am incredibly impressed by the session Chantelle conducted for my wedding party. It was my very first yoga class in life and I absolutely LOVED it. The fact that Chantelle is mobile and so flexible to tailor the session to our needs, come to my home and brought equipment for everything blew my mind.”
I love getting feedback on bridal experiences... #composeyogabridetribe gals are real gems!
As I’ve been listening to Oprah and Deepak’s newest 21-day meditation experience, Making Every Moment Matter, I’ve been thinking a lot about time and our experience of time.
I hear from so many of my clients and friends that what they desire most for their wedding day is to ‘feel present.’ But it’s hard to know where to even start, especially when there’s so much focus on creating your minute-by-minute ‘wedding day timeline.’ While I’m all for planning ahead, what’s tricky about these traditional wedding day timelines is they often don’t focus on what matters most. They are 100% logistical - how we are getting from point A to point B - and 0% soul. It’s no wonder why most couples walk away feeling like their wedding day was all a big blur! When we are go-go-go and don’t build in time to actually BE, it can feel like there’s never enough time. But when we are intentional being present, our experience of time expands. So the issue isn’t about time itself, it’s about how you choose to use that time. It’s about making time for what matters.
Check out my new blog post for five not-so-obvious tips for staying present on your wedding day!
Getting excited about the details of a wedding is so much fun and the details can really make the difference...BUT.... it's so easy to get so caught up in all the beautiful little details that we lose sight of the what it's all about.
When you are agonising over the finer details ask yourself it will really matter come the day itself?
Don't forget why you are here in the first place 💜
There's no avoiding it-- we live in a #weddingobsessed society. There's a LOT of pressure out there to plan the PERFECT wedding. We've waited it out, been rescued by Prince Charming, and now we must plan a #flawless event for our entire family + friends to attend on "the most important day of our lives." Holy crap, that's a lot of pressure! 💩 Let's unwind this a bit 🙂 I want YOU to remember that you are totally loved and perfectly imperfect, JUST the way you are. You are enough. You don't need the perfect wedding to complete your life. Fuck that. You don't need any wedding at all! #YOUAREENOUGH !!! It's all you, babe!! 🤗 That being said... if you are planning a wedding, I wish you light + love throughout your whole process and I invite you to let other people's standards slip away and remember what this whole things about... love 💗💙💜
I’m excited to announce our two new brand reps for the #composeyogabridetribe : @nicolekocian and @michellesantos._ who will receive the Find Your Bride Mindset Care Kit very soon and start yoga-ing their way to self care success. Happy Wednesday everyone!
Here come the bridesmaids!
These ladies were absolute legends at my last wedding, it can make a huge difference to my day as the photographer when there a few extra pairs of hands on deck to keep things running smoothly...cheers girls! #nostress#wegotthis#bridesmates
This looks almost too pretty to drink, but it tastes amazing! The True Love Tulsi Tea was blended specially for @composeyoga brides by @corneliabean in Winnipeg. It’s a blend of tulsi, rooibos, lemon verbena, lavender, blueberry pieces, and vanilla. Did you know every item in our Care Kits is #CanadianMade ?
When I was 19 I got dumped and my 💔was broken. For months I cried, mourned, partied way too hard, craved attention and just desperately wanted to love 💗again. I felt I was nothing without this guy and my self-esteem suffered, my grades fell, I was self-destructive and Kelly Clarkson's "Since You've Been Gone" was on repeat.
Fast forward a few months later, I meet Andrew, a kind-hearted, funny, thoughtful and ambitious dude. But of course, I didn't want that. I wanted the bad boy, the guy who didn't give me attention.
Andrew and I were just friends in my mind.🤦🏽♀️ Well, he noticed I was struggling a bit with navigating life and gave me my first ever self-development book "Think and Grow Rich" By Napoleon Hill. He said to read it and it will change your life. I devoured that 📚 book in a day and couldn't believe this was possible, I could create my own reality, love myself, manifest anything my heart desires, and connect with source. I had been living a lie and this 📚 book showed me another way to live.
This started my spiritual awakening and shortly after I enrolled in yoga teacher training, started to meditate regularly, 📓 journal, make new friends 👯and began to believe in myself to start my own business.🏃🏽♀️ It all started because a nice guy gave me a life-changing book. Imagine if we were all a little nicer to each other and just handed books out like it was 🍭 candy!
Thank you @sutography for this wonderful photo!
Do you want to be a Compose Yoga Bride Mindset ambassador? I am holding a BRAND REP search! I’m looking for fiancees who love yoga and want to promote Compose Yoga offerings. Brides-to-be with awesome photography skills, a love for yoga and a joy for sharing about self care are welcome to apply. How to enter:
1.Follow us on Instagram - @composeyoga
2.Repost this photo with #composeyogabridetribe and #brandrepsearch .
3.Tell us about you and your upcoming wedding and why you want to be part of our team.
4.Tag at least one friend who will be interested in our Brand Rep opportunity.
Our new Brand Rep will receive the Find Your Bride Mindset care kit for free. In exchange, you will post 5 clear photos over 2 months that show off the products from the care kit, the online yoga videos, and the meditation audios to help promote the brand. Reps will be featured on our website and social networks and by entering this search, you agree to have your photos posted. The search will run from October 5 - October 12 and is open to Canadian residents only. The winning Brand Rep will be announced within 24 hours of the contest close. This contest is in no way affiliated with or sponsored by Instagram.
Say "I do" to a meditation, yoga, and aromatherapy experience with us today at Inn at the Forks! Doors open soon for the boutique wedding event @locallovepopup.
Dresses, headpiece and veil: @pearlandbirch
Hair and Makeup @thebeyouteebar
Yoga Shots: Directed by @composeyoga
Athletic Wear @sacredtusk
Grab a blanket + your fiancé and join me on the second floor patio of the Inn at the Forks this Sunday for a complimentary @locallovepopup heart-centered practice at 1pm. Once you've got your ticket from www.locallovepopup.com, you're in! // photo // @unsplash
Check out our IG story today about bridal yoga!
We come to brides for their special day for bachelorettes👯, showers🌸, day of weddings 👰🏼etc! ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
Tag a bride 👰🏼who could use some zen 🕉for their special day!