Every now and then I get the opportunity to photograph and style teachers for lululemon athletica Grant Avenue. Luckily, I was given the opportunity to do a photo shoot session with my yoga teacher and dear friend, Debbie Steingesser.
To promote her newly launched website, YogiWOD, we did the session at SF Crossfit in The Presidio. Mixing strength, balance and personal power, you’ve got Debbie doing some amazing things.
It was amazing to photograph and style someone who’s been a lululemon Ambassador and yoga teacher for over 6 years. You seriously need to check out YogiWOD if you’re thinking of staying strong through yoga and cross fit.
surge cool racerback // yeah yoga crop
It’s the gifting season! Support physical, emotional and spiritual health with these fun gifts from Bodha. All things to use in the yoga studio, home office and work place.
Smokeless Organic Incense made for meditation and relaxation. Keep it real and organic with this incense crafted from woods and essential oils.
Aromatherapy Eye Pillow for either Savasana or before bed, when you need to sooth the mind. Filled with whole wheat and New Zealand lavender, this pillow relieves tension and keeps you thinking with ease.
wellness starter pack // smokeless organic incense // aromatherapy eye-pillow
Gift natural and well!
Less than a year ago, I faced my fear of getting up from a yoga mat and adding running to my new life of health and wellness. It was a battle achieved at its greatest. Especially once I added a plant-based vegan diet and accomplished my first mile. It was a journey well-started and well-remembered.
All I wanted to do was keep running, keep practicing yoga and make my body feel even better. Then I thought, “How can I push this goal of making my life healthier, my body more fit and be more proud of myself?”
Simple as it was, I signed up to run the Nike Women’s Half-Marathon in San Francisco and decided to crush those miles AND the hills. With a little bit of support from my friends and family, I trained as much as I could and finally found myself getting fit. Yoga helped with a lot of my breathing techniques and finding that stability + strength was all my body needed. One of my supporters had said, “The hardest part is getting to the starting line.” And there I was… at the starting line at 6:30am on a Sunday morning in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, about to achieve my goal and create history alongside other women.
Gotta love me some Mala Collective. There are a couple of new styles that they recently came out with that I am absolutely in love with.
I definitely need to find a way for me to collect a whole jewelry case full of these beads!
The Silver Maha Mala: “Great Beauty.” A simple sterling silver chain with three rudrksha beads! I’d definitely pair this with one of my more fancy outfits for an elegant look.
The Chunky Om Bracelet: Celebrating the past, present and future… chunky style. Great as an everyday bracelet to pair with your others.
The Molten Lava Mala: Great paired with a simple loose tank to create that fiery energy associated with the liquid hot form of Mother Earth.
Rose Quartz Bracelet: Show how much you have a sense of self worth and self love. This bracelet goes deep into the love you have within your heart chakra. Add to your most feminine outfit!
Photos courtesy of Mala Collective
This girl has definitely got some yogi style. I first met yoga teacher Casey Levine at Wanderlust in Squaw Valley where we lived in the same cabin. I remember her being one of the most flexible girls I’ve ever met.
And after hearing that she was going to teach at lululemon Grant Avenue for our Rise & Shine Wednesdays, I knew the opportunity to photograph and style her was going to be the biggest yet.
Casey teaches Vinyasa Flow yoga at several places in the city and is also the founder of The Yoga Pop-Up Project! (more on this amazing project later)
In these photos, Casey’s wearing Wunder Under Pants in both Herringbone & Cornflower + Cool Racerback Tanks in Angel Wing Stripe and Cornflower.
Thank you, Casey and lululemon athletica Grant Avenue for this opportunity!
Styling & Photography by Lexie Tiongson
There’s a part of me that’s kind of been wanting to run outside, but this weather has literally been keeping me from doing it. Thankfully, there are a lot of solutions to solve this problem to just run and still be warm while running outside in the cold.
The Base Runner Long Sleeve, will definitely wick my sweat and keep me warm. Especially with the Rulu fabric + Power Luxtreme and Mesh panels.
I’m also hoping to do some sort of long-run soon next to beach. The Fluff Off Jacket definitely “fluffs off” the cold to keep you cozy on any run.
And to complete the whole look, the Fluff Off Run Earwarmer will keep you warm as your running through strong wind.
Let’s run outside!
I rarely ever find a yoga pant I love more than my simple black lululemon Wunder Under Pants or my organic cotton yoga leggings. But, when lululemon came out with the Avenue Pant, I couldn’t resist styling it for the street.
These are the yoga pants I can’t wait to wear to a coffee date or brunch outting. These are the yoga pants I love doing inversions in. And these are the yoga pants that allow me to prove that style can really meet function.
The thing that makes these pants so special are the panels of Power Luxtreme fabric that go down the side. The side packets are also a plus!
Here, I paired the Avenue Pant with my Urbanite Blazer to create more of that “to and from” look. My Madewell sandals and FluffyCo organic tote bag also make a star appearance in this look.
Ready for some classes and coffee dates. No change room necessary.
avenue pant // urbanite blazer // sandals // organic tote bag
It been getting pretty cold after yoga class nowadays, right? And grabbing dinner with some yogi friends right after class definitely puts on that whole “Fall” feeling. So, as always, there’s always room to take your yoga outfit from the studio to the street.
With the Striped Ruffle Jacket, Pure + Good has mixed all of the femme details, including ruffles and ruching to create that likable yogi charm.
Made out of polyester, lycra and nylon, you can move around, stretch and stay flexible after your yoga class. Activewear has never been so feminine!
The Ivy Singlet from lululemon lab is a lightweight tank made from a wool blend, that drapes perfectly tucked in, or loose.
I mean, the fact that this whole look is stylish yet made for yoga, kills me. Who can say no to a tank that can be worn in the studio but on the street as well?
Here, its paired with the New Dimension Blouse making it as stylish as ever. Love how it’s also styled with these bright red shoes.
And it’s also styled with The Tunnel Pant, which is made from 100% organic cotton. It’s lightweight, a little loose for comfort but also a little fitted for a classic fit. Perfect for those days when you’re heading to the gym!
With the Ivy Singlet, you can dress it up with any outfit as your basic layer or leave it on it’s own for everyday use.
thank you, lululemon lab
There are two things that I really appreciate in my life right now and they are these two photos. I love when things are completely aligned.
A lot of the balance in my life comes from waking up in the morning and having a simple cup of coffee or tea and committing to going to a yoga class right after or later that afternoon.
These two photos are really keeping me in check with the simple things I need at the moment.
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