Episode #9 – Show Up and Shine with Sarah Weyenberg

Have you ever met someone that you instantly connected with? That was Kate’s experience the first time she met today’s podcast guest, Sarah Weyenberg. Kate was instantly drawn to Sarah’s authenticity while teaching fun and joyful yoga classes…and not to mention her laugh is totally contagious!

In 2018 Sarah launched her online yoga studio, Shiny Happy Yoga, which now boasts over 90 classes and meditations. Join us for today’s conversation all about showing up for yourself, challenging your comfort zone, and how yoga can truly be for anyone and everyone.

So, what exactly is Shiny Happy Yoga all about?

“We come to our practice to remember that what we say to ourselves is a choice – how we show up is a choice – knowing that we may not always get to choose how we feel or how people treat us, but we can always choose how we react to those feelings. Life is messy, busy, chaotic, confusing, and loud. Nothing will ever be perfect or exactly as we planned or hoped. It is so easy to breathe life into anger, fear, frustration, resentment, and judgement.

My practice is a practice of choosing a different path; choosing kindness, forgiveness, acceptance, gratitude, and joy. Of not waiting for big huge moments or days on a calendar to celebrate life. To feel amazing now; to know I am enough NOW. Today, I choose happiness. I choose to shine.”
– Sarah Weyenberg

Let’s Practice (for free!) Together

A huge thank you to Sarah for offering a free month of Shiny Happy Yoga online studio access to our community!!! Use code “livebydesign” to start your free month. Seriously friends, take Sarah up on this. You have nothing to lose and so much you can gain. She’s one of Kate’s all-time favorite yoga instructors for a reason!

Want to connect with Sarah? Check her out on Instragram @shiny.happy.yoga to follow along as she films new practices, shares her life as a stay-at-home mama, and brings you along for all the highs and lows in-between.

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Joyful Corner

In this week’s Joyful Corner I shared about something I’ve been self conscious of my whole life…these red, blotchy patches on the backs of my arms. But what I’m grateful for is that I’ve started exfoliating with this simple stone from Target, and for the first time in my memory my skin is smooth! It’s still red, but it’s a step in the right direction. And I’ll count that as a win every day.

And a big thank you to Val for this week’s Listener Voicemail! Val’s given herself permission to allow life to flow, and the joy in her voice is palpable. Thank you, Val!

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Next Week on The Live by Design Podcast

Thanks so much for joining me this week friends, and be sure to tune in this Thursday for our Mini Meditation Episode where Sarah is our first guest Meditation lead! And if you enjoyed this week’s episode then you’re in for a treat, because next week we’re airing the second half of our episode all about fear, how to stare it in the face, and proceed anyways.

And until then friends, spread some joy, make someone smile.

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