Yoga influencer Riva Gdanski
Yoga influencer Riva Gdanski

Riva Gdanski

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Riva has shown us that anytime is a good time to strike a pose, a yoga pose, that is. Her Instagram is filled with beautiful backdrops behind her stunning yoga forms, a true testament to her ability to inspire. Riva fell in love with yoga fifteen years ago and chose to leave her corporate job to pursue her passion. As we continue to see the world through the lens of her practice, we’re so happy she did.

The advice I'd give someone starting out is 'Everyone's a beginner at some point, we've all been there for the first time.' You have to always keep that in mind...we all start somewhere.

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I left the corporate world to pursue this dream of sharing my love for yoga, pilates and healthy living. I work harder now than I ever have but I don't feel like I'm working at all.

 
   

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What yoga has done for me over the years...I've learned how to be present and quiet the noise in the back of my head. The only way for me to escape is to come to my yoga mat, close my eyes, focus on my breath and start moving.

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The first thing I do in the morning is take some hot water with fresh lemon juice. I don't look at my phone, look at my emails...just give myself some time to wake up and be present.

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