Monday: Finding Focus

       Remember being a kid and waking up real early, when the whole house was still asleep, and racing to catch the start of the morning cartoons?  Shouldn't every day begin with such child-like enthusiasm?  Sometimes, when we feel like slugs, we find it just takes a moment to stop and reflect on what's really important to bring the week into focus.  Each Monday, we thought we'd share a quote or an idea that inspires us, and that hopefully resonates with you as well.  Today, we feel propelled by love.

       "Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope."  - Maya Angelou      

       When we were in Kaua'i, we met up with Kore and Matt, who were there to celebrate their honeymoon... and yet still wanted to spend the day with us.  To use another childhood analogy, it felt like lining up on the soccer field at recess and getting picked FIRST to be on the team.  We felt honored to see them. 

       When we asked Kore and Matt about their honeymoon, they talked about the beautiful, secluded beaches they visited in Molokai.  But the story that stuck with us most, was how they spent their mornings together.  This is a couple who knows how to connect and find their focus, every single day.  Each morning, Kore would lead Matt in his very own yoga class.  How sweet is that?  Talk about two people who love each other!  They exemplify Maya Angelou's words perfectly, demonstrating the magnetic, energizing power of love.

       After hearing about these yoga sessions, we just had to ask Kore if she would teach us as well.  That's how we got our own custom yoga session on the beach with these two love birds.

 Private yoga lesson on Poipu Beach with Kore + Matt. © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Travel Photography, Kauai, Hawaii.

Private yoga lesson on Poipu Beach with Kore + Matt. © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Travel Photography, Kauai, Hawaii.

 Warrior one! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Travel Photography, Kauai, Hawaii.

Warrior one! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Travel Photography, Kauai, Hawaii.

 The honeymooners! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Travel Photography, Kauai, Hawaii.

The honeymooners! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Travel Photography, Kauai, Hawaii.

 Post yoga class, relaxing on the beach. © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Travel Photography, Kauai, Hawaii.

Post yoga class, relaxing on the beach. © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Travel Photography, Kauai, Hawaii.

       Who's down for taking some yoga classes with us this winter?  Give a holler.  Also, check back here every Monday morning, for a little inspiration and beauty to energize your week.

xoxo,

Ariel + Sam