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What do you do best?
What makes you the best?
Biggest success?
What are your aspirations?
Most challenging moment?
Favorite Motto?
Favorite People?
Favorite Places?
Favorite Products?
Current Passions?


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Wednesday
Feb282018

Jaimis Huff: Yoga teacher

My NativeAdVantage:

Bio:

Jaimis Huff is a yoga teacher and lifelong student who believes in living life to the fullest and practicing radical self-love. Her playful approach to teaching encourages students to step outside of their comfort zone and try things they never believed possible. When she's not leading workshops, teacher trainings and retreats, you’ll find her spending as much time as possible in handstands, the sunshine, and empowering everyone around her to be authentically themselves.

What do I do best?

Empower. As a yoga teacher, my work and life’s purpose is empowering people to be themselves. I see yoga as an opportunity to get to know yourself through the practice of self-study. When you’re finally honest with yourself about who you are – even the parts that are dark, messy and raw – you become free. It’s from this place of freedom and learning to love where and who you are that we find true happiness. As humans, we’re constantly questioning our self-worth. We convince ourselves that we’re not enough, that we aren’t worthy of love, that we don’t belong. Yoga is about exposing these false beliefs and taking our power back through the practice of self-love. In my classes and trainings, I hold space for students to step outside of their comfort zone and try things they don’t believe possible. I love teaching inversions – like handstand, for example – because it feels unattainable at first. But with enough practice and dedication, you can learn to defy gravity. When you accomplish something that once seemed impossible – you begin to realize nothing is out of your reach.

What makes me the best version of myself?

Embracing my own power. There was a time in my life when I questioned absolutely everything about myself and it was incredibly painful. I still fall into that trap sometimes, as we all do – but I do the work to break through the limiting beliefs about what I’m actually capable of creating. I’m beginning to understand more and more that we can’t fulfill our calling inside our comfort zone, even though it feels good when we’re there. Learning to trust in who you are is the hardest, most rewarding work of all.

What are my aspirations?

a.    To love more and live a life of purpose and connection. To be a lifelong student and continue my yoga and Self studies at every opportunity. To have fun and enjoy life in this moment. To elevate everyone around me by seeing them for who they truly are and by letting myself be seen.

b.    To grow and evolve as a teacher. To pursue my dreams of traveling and sharing the practice I love with as many people as possible.

My Biggest Success?

Creating a life I want to live. I spent my twenties exploring and searching for my life’s purpose. I traveled and worked as a lifeguard, bartender, assistant, office manager – you name it, I’ve done it. Making enough money to survive as a yoga teacher isn’t easy, but I made a choice, made sacrifices (like moving in with my parents when I was 29) to make it happen. I’m proud of where I am today and waking up every morning knowing I get to connect with people on a deep level and share my knowledge and experiences is a gift – but it’s a gift I worked hard for.

My Most Challenging Moment?

Realizing that I get to choose what defines me. We have no control over the past, the people who have hurt us, or the people we’ve hurt. But we can learn, grow and evolve from these experiences by allowing ourselves to feel pain instead of pushing it away. A few years ago, I made a conscious shift and started to do my own work. Healing yourself isn’t a one-time thing – you have to continue your self-studies, every. single. day. You have to learn to sit with yourself and acknowledge whatever comes up - even the hurt, insecurity, judgement and pain - and resist the urge to bury it or push it away.

The more you get to know yourself through self-study, the easier it is to become the best version of who you truly are. It’s not about changing, it’s about understanding your patterns, deeply ingrained habits and tending to the wounds from your past.

My Motto?

Love where you are.

My Favorite People/Role Models?

My husband for being my rock, keeping me grounded, being a wonderful listener and offering business advice. My parents for always believing in and supporting me, no matter what. My best friend for loving who I am, who I was and who I am becoming. My teachers: Shiva Rea, Maria Garre, David C. Kyle; for being an infinite source of inspiration. My students for being open and receptive and teaching me just as much as I teach them.

My Favorite Places/Destinations?

The island of St. John in the USVI. I lived there for five years and it’s not only the most beautiful place in the world, it’s got heart, soul and resilience.

Playa Maderas, Nicaragua. I spent a week there in January hosting a yoga retreat and that place is magic.

Barcelona, Spain. That city is so vibrant and it makes me feel alive. And the food and wine are spectacular.

My Favorite Products/Objects?

Banyan Botanicals Coconut Oil. I cover myself head to toe every night. https://www.banyanbotanicals.com/coconut-oil/

eltaMD Skincare UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 Facial Sunscreen. I wear this every day and it protects my skin without causing breakouts (my skin is super sensitive) even when I sweat 3-4 times a day teaching or practicing.  https://eltamd.com/product/uv-clear-broad-spectrum-spf-46/

Urban Decay All-Nighter Makeup Setting Spray. Whether it’s a night out dancing or a sweaty yoga photoshoot, this stuff works wonders. https://www.urbandecay.com/all-nighter-setting-spray-by-urban-decay/ud803.html

Nügg Revitalizing Face Mask. I love face masks and this is one of my favorites. https://www.nuggbeauty.com/products/nugg-revitalizing-face-mask

My Current Passions?

Speaking the truth and not shying away from tough conversations; practicing yoga on and off the mat; spending time with my husband and my dog; traveling and exploring new places; sipping on a glass of full-bodied red wine and talking about things that matter with people I love.

https://www.instagram.com/jaimisyoga/