Kino MacGregor @kinoyoga avatarKino MacGregor

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Fasted and most efficient handstand around the world today. I managed to get from the Americas the Africa in a flash. All thanks to the map of the world painted on the wall in the apartment we rented here in Copenhagen. Did you happen to see the pic @timfeldmannyoga took today from the other angle? People say his shorts may actually be smaller than mine 😊
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If there’s one thing I’ve learned from 20 years of practice it’s just that. Just practice. Honest, transparent, persistent, consistent and kind. Show up on your mat when you’re tired, energized, happy, sad, whatever. Practice changes the way you think and feel and because of that it literally changes your world. Sometimes people think they have to go out and do something extraordinary to change the world. If it’s in your heart, go for it. And if not, I personally think it’s extraordinary enough to devote a little time each day to your practice because when you practice you shine that little bit brighter. By clearing your mind, opening your heart and loving your body you are in fact contributing to the evolution of the planet in a small but immensely meaningful way.
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It doesn’t have to be a flawless handstand. It just has to be real and true to who you are and where you are. Yes I like to take photos of handstands in my practice and I can understand how that may seem at odds with my message about practice. And yet maybe not, because this is the reality of my practice. I do this every day. I often take handstand videos bc I enjoy working on them and bc they come at the end of my practice. That means I’ve had an hour or more of uninterrupted inner work before I think about snapping a picture or getting my phone. I prefer not to look at my phone, speak to anyone, or focus on anything other than my breath and the prayer that the practice is for me. When I share my practice live it’s about sharing the feeling of the inner space and the hopefully inspiring other students to practice. While I could film a sequence after I finish, there’s also something I enjoy about sharing my unedited, unperformed practice just as it is.
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Practice is not performance. Practice is just practice.
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#practiceyogachangeyourworld


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Yogi breakfast. How many berries do you see? All these fruits are organically grown in Denmark. I bought them at a local market the same day they were picked and carried them home in biodegradable (non-plastic) containers. The next best thing would have been to grow and pick them myself! Seriously though, once you try the summer berries of Scandinavia you’ll never be able to go back. I’ve yet to try a cloudberry but I’m on the hunt. Never heard of cloudberries? They are the stuff of myths! These amber colored berries native to the alpine and arctic tundra are packed with vitamins and have a sweet pleasing taste with a mild vanilla aroma. If you’re coming to my class in Sweden and you have some, please share 💗
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Practice with me this summer in Europe:
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Switzerland
August 17-19 @lalumbre_yoga (Sold Out)
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Stockholm, Sweden
August 24-26 @atmajyotiyoga
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Istanbul, Turkey
August 31-September 2 @dreamyogaevents
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Dublin, Ireland
September 7-9 @greystonesyoga
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Edinburgh, Scotland (with Tim!) September 14-16 @sacredheartcentre
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And then I won’t be back to Europe until next summer, so you’ll have to come to Miami and find me there 🙏
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#practiceyogachangeyourworld #onebreathatatime #questforcloudberries


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I found a sunny spot and I met a bonafide flat-earther today, both could be considered rare in Denmark. If you don’t know what a “flat-earther” is, it’s someone who believes sincerely that the Earth is flat. They often declare that declare the Earth to be flat, unmoving, young (only 13,500 years of age), and the centre of the universe and stand against most modern science. I met the flat-earther today while buying a freshly squeezed orange juice. As he was preparing the juice he told me and Tim at length about how he spent years trying to prove that the Earth is a sphere only to fail while a friend of his managed to prove the Earth is flat. He converted both to being flat-earther paradigm and some other religious literalism that we luckily didn’t get too deeply into.
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It seems like so many things that in another era would be considered unarguable facts are now being called into question. It’s like truth starts to be selective instead of objective. As you can probably hear, I am a sphere-earther. I believe in the solar system with the sun at its center and all the stuff that is generally taught in an average science class.
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The thing that struck me was while all this was going on a bunch of hornets gathered and one landed in the juice he was making for me. He got mad, cursed and said he had to throw it out. I said, no it’s ok, just set the poor creature free and I’ll still drink the juice (I’d hate to waste a perfectly good glass of fresh OJ just bc a bug landed on it for a second). He gave me a discount and told me he would have killed the bug if I hadn’t been standing there. It made me think about how our beliefs impact the quality of our life. If what you think about the universe gives you peace and creates a life filled with love and kindness, then in my opinion it leads you down a road I’d like to go on. But if how you think generates animosity, fear, anxiety, or other states, then it’s not a road I desire to go on. I didn’t bother debating this guy about science bc I was honestly just interested to hear his story. I thanked him for an awesome juice. Strange thing happened: when I went back to buy another juice, his stand was gone, like he had vanished.


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I am a sun worshipper (not in a religious sense, just in the physical sense). I’m like a plant that requires a certain dose of sunlight every day or I start to wilt. Add in a healthy serving of Vitamin Sea and I’m flourishing. Lock me away in grey skies, rainy days or closed rooms and I hardy recognize myself anymore. So yeah, I’m soaking up every bit of sunshine in Asia before heading to Northern Europe for five weeks. Hey, it’s not a criticism, I love the Nordic world in all its beauty and splendor and when the sun shines in the Scandinavian summer there is no more glorious place to be on Earth. Once I told Tim that I’d consider living in Denmark with him, then we spent six months in his home during what the Danish call a “bad summer”. I’m from Miami. Summer is summer. We don’t know what that means. But I learned quickly. A bad summer is what some people refer to as a green winter, where you have the heating on in July and August (we did that year) and where it can rain consecutively for days on end (it did that year). Anyhow I rebelled. Now we live in Miami and visit the north every summer. As it turns out this has been a good summer. I’m hoping the sun stays around for me here now too.
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Come practice with me! I’ll be in Switzerland, Stockholm, Istanbul, Dublin and Edinburgh. Details in my stories highlight and always on my website (www.kinoyoga.com/schedule)..
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Floaty by @kololo.co (Disclosure bc I’m all about transparency: I’m not being paid or sponsored to tag. This isn’t an ad but I did get this floaty for free and have had fun floating on it in the sun). I donated it to a fellow yogi when I left.
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#sunworshipper #beachgirl
Photo by @sigismondiphotography ☀️


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If you’re feeling down, it can be hard to believe that things will get better. But sooner or later the tides always turn. Sometimes I get so bummed out about things that didn’t work out that I just feel overwhelmed by the heaviness of it all.
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If life has you feeling short-changed, like all your dreams are being lived by other people and that you got the short end of the stick, it can be hard to believe in yourself. When all the people who say that the universe has your back are privileged people who seem to have it all, it can feel like an insult. I mean, it sure does look like the universe has THEIR back, but what about you? I get it.
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When you’re faced with devastating loss, drowning in grief, and it feels like there’s no hope and someone tells you that life is “perfect” and you need to “let go”, I understand the rage that bubbles up. While the universe is in fact perfect, those type of spiritual statements invalidate the reality of pain when it is a lived experience. Not to mention it just feels off. It takes courage and strength to truly suffer with another human being.
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If you work and work, toiling away with heroic effort only to see someone else swoop in and claim the prize that you have had your eyes on for years, it can drive you insane and make your blood boil. I get it. I really do. There is a way to make peace, but it isn’t by denying how you feel.
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Just because I’m a yogi doesn’t mean I don’t get sad or angry or anxious anymore. I’m not perfect and I certainly don’t always do the right thing. I make mistakes. I have offended some people to the point that they have told me (and continue to tell me) all the ways I’ve let them down and why they’ll never believe in me again. It hurts. When all is said and done, I am the one that sits with all my actions, good and bad, and needs to find a way to love myself, forgive myself. I’m not sure if self-love gets easier or harder as you get older. In one sense you’re more wise, compassionate and forgiving. But in another sense you have all your past to atone for. There is a way to keep a sense of innocence despite the weight of experience. For me this is the promise of Grace.
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Photo @aybkk in Bangkok 🙏


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Bangkok and the night sky. Let the romance of the clouds stand for itself. I’ve got a lot on my mind lately, my thoughts feel like dice rolling without a clear place to land. I can’t say I know where anything is going anymore, I’m just doing my best to trust the path and let love be the light that guides me.
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#practiceyogachangeyourworld #onebreathatatime
Photo by @aybkk
Last day of classes tomorrow in Bangkok.
Next stop: Europe (Switzerland, Stockholm, Istanbul, Dublin, Edinburgh)..
Come practice.
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Practice every day. That’s all that matters. It doesn’t have to be Olympic and you certainly don’t earn your worth by bending your body. It’s practice. A daily ritual of spiritual self-inquiry. Practice that defines itself by the sheer power of repetition over many years, an inner journey that unfolds in pieces. It’s not always something that lifts you up. Sometimes you want to quit, sometimes you feel emotions bubbling up, sometimes you are just sore. But still you practice. It’s not perfection. Or rather in all its many flaws and fumbles there is true perfection. Practice. Just practice.
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Last day of #gracefulstrengthchallenge and this is the closest photo I have to the movement of the day with @erinkellyart @casa_colibri I’ve been practicing and teaching all day and I don’t have another ounce of energy in my body left to move. Forgive me. Thank you to everyone who joined the challenge. You helped make a difference for @cooleffect_ 🙏
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This fun location is @musebkk @theasia.collective where we have been filming this morning.
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Join me for class all weekend @aybkk 🙏


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Handstand in Bangkok. I just had to, couldn’t resist. Moments after this I was eating durian! There’s a part of me that doesn’t feel I’ve arrived in Thailand until I’ve had a coconut and a durian. Mission accomplished. Next task—workshop this weekend @aybkk Come practice Saturday and Sunday!
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Please watch my stories for Indonesia earthquake updates and how you can help. If we do all these handstands and challenging poses it’s meant to make us strong enough to rise up together when needed. Calling all Bali yogis, traveling teachers who have stopped in Bali, surfers, tourists and ex-pats, you can help by sharing the story of the devastation in Indonesia and links for people to donate. The government doesn’t want to declare an official state of emergency bc it will negatively impact tourism. But hundreds of thousands of people are now homeless, living in tents and in need of relief aid. No need to travel to Indonesia and complicate things, through NGOs on site you can help. If you’re in Bali @radiantlyaliveyoga is accepting both cash and item donations (people who lost everything need clothes, sheets, toothpaste and basic living supplies). Any donation helps and every post helps spread the word. Do what you can 🙏
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#practiceyogachangeyourworld #onebreathatatime


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This picture is too happy for how I feel right now. Not because I’m not happy, I am in fact feeling impossibly happy and grateful right now. It’s too happy bc I just left Bali where this photo was taken and today another strong earthquake hit an already ravaged region of Indonesia. Registering around 6 magnitude, the series of three very strong plus a multitude of lesser earthquakes devastated the island of Lombok. It’s estimated that 150,000 people are now homeless, the death toll is rising and the aftershocks don’t stop. The buildings and structures that cracked, but survived the first big quake suffered further damage in the second massive one. Then the third big one hit today and many more homes were turned into piles of rubble.
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Someone asked me why I don’t go to the disaster area to help out in Indonesia. Well, while I appreciate the sentiment of helping it’s not the best way I can help. My area of expertise and training isn’t disaster relief. I’m spreading awareness and encouraging people to open their hearts to the reality of the suffering of their fellow humans, which is more my area of expertise. I’m not a trained aid-worker or a person with a badly needed skill set and I feel that I can best support disaster relief by giving funds to local efforts under way and shining light on a situation. Not to mention the idea that I as a foreigner would bring some special super power that the local Indonesian people couldn’t sounds like colonial thinking to me. Now if the local government issued a call for all hands on deck, civilian, foreign, etc., that’s a different story. But right now what’s needed is to support the disaster relief already under way and to not let the suffering of the real people of Indonesia fade from our consciousness when the proverbial page turns.
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Donate to Red Cross/Red Cresent of Indonesia—
http://www.pmi.or.id
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Donate to Islamic Relief—
https://irusa.org/indonesia-2018-earthquake-emergency/
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Our practice prepares us for moments like this, to open our hearts and minds, to stay connected with the suffering of others and to do what we can, when we can, every chance we get.
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This is Day 9 #gracefulstrengthchallenge


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Hello Bangkok. Sawaddee Ka.
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So happy to be in Thailand. You will find me on the streets hitting up a handstand while I drink coconuts, eat durian (yes I like it), mango, sticky rice, Tom Yum, Pad Thai (vegan), and do a little shopping (it’s mandatory). Let me know what else you think I should do!!
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Oh and, yes I’m also teaching all weekend @aybkk Friday night’s class is sold out but there’s still space on Saturday & Sunday. Come practice.
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Be you say I’m not being safe, this amazing view is from @musebkk and I’m sitting on a large and heavy metal table safely nestled far away from the real edge. I’m not a risk taker or an adrenaline junkie so you can be sure if you see me on a ledge that it’s rock solid. Promise.
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@theasia.collective
#bkk #aybkk #ashtangabangkok #yogathailand


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Yeah I see you there, my body. You’re good. You’re strong, you’re flexible. You’re not too old, or too short or too stocky or too anything. You’re just perfect. And you’ve been so good to me. You took all the abuse that I threw at you for years and you not only bounced back but you loved me anyway. You were there for me when I wasn’t there for you. When I put chemicals in to you on suicidal search for the ultimate high you just took it. When I looked in the mirror and hated you, you shed your tears but never stopped holding me. When people told me that you looked strange, flat butt, thick thighs, thunder thighs, cow eyes, flat face, weird, half-breed, mixed girl, no boobs, placeless, worthless, ugly, no people to call your own—you heard all that and shrugged it off, even as I would often rehash those harsh words in my mind. When I denied you basic sustenance and wouldn’t feed you, nurture you or care for you, you made due with whatever you got and were grateful. You never rebelled. You have carried me all these years with strength and grace and love and I just wanted to take a moment say thank you, I love you and I’m so sorry for how much I’ve hurt you. I know you’ve already forgiven me because that’s who you are, you don’t hold grudges, you have done nothing but love me and be there for me since the first day I met you.
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So much of the real challenge of yoga is learning to love your body. You might see me and think I fit the mold but I can tell you that I’ve spent years feeling like an outsider with low self-esteem. It’s through the practice that I’ve learned who I belong to and who I really am. I’m a queen. And if that makes you uncomfortable, that’s your issue, not mine. I’m here to rule in love and my dominion is my body, my mind, my world.
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#practiceyogachangeyourworld #onebreathatatime
Day 9 #GracefulStrengthChallenge Cobra with @erinkellyart @casa_colibri on @omstarsofficial with #sponsor @mikayogawear raising funds for @cooleffect_
Photo @sigismondiphotography 🙏


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The beginning and the end.
Alpha and omega.
Inhale and exhale.
Sunrise and sunset.
Life and death.
Light and dark.
Infinite and finite.
Eternal and temporal.
Pleasure and pain.
Effort and surrender.
Birth and death.
Fear and faith.
Freedom and bondage.
Attachment and aversion.
Happiness and depression.
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The opposing forces of life exist in dynamic equilibrium. Mastery of yoga does not mean that you will never experience pain, sadness, struggle or any of the other things you might label as “bad”. Instead yoga means that you will no longer be bothered by the inevitable swing between the opposing forces of life. In fact, the lesson of the breath may be just that, the perfect balance between inhale and exhale as the tides of life, rolling in and out of your awareness. If you hold on to either you’ll be fighting a pointless battle. Instead yoga teaches you to find peace in the ebb and flow of life.
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This is a lesson I return to again and again. Some days I feel I’m vibrant and full and other days I feel broken and beaten down by this world. There are peak moments where I’ve felt like I was flying and dark lows that seemed to swallow me. I’ve tried to swim upstream to bend the world to my desire only to lose ground and I’ve let go into the flow and experienced great speed and miracles. It’s life. The only constant in the material world is change. Love is eternal but love belongs to the realm of spirit. Love is expressed in each moment we choose peace as a response to the inevitable vicissitudes of life.
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#practiceyogachangeyourworld #onebreathatatime
Sunset over Ulluwatu Beach in Bali
@prasanabyarjaniresorts @theasia.collective 🙏


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