frequently asked questions

Q: I'm new to yoga, where do I begin?  

A: Welcome to the wonderful healing world of yoga, we're grateful to have you here with us! We recommend that you begin with Day 0 of our 7-day Embark Beginner Yoga Program, and then you can jump into the free 30-day beginner calendar. We have over 350 free classes on our YouTube channel so if you're looking for something in particular, you can use the magnifying class to search. We recommend incorporating yoga (movement, breathwork, and meditation) into your daily routine for optimal long-term health.

Q: I'd like to deepen my yoga practice and begin attending longer meditations and longer/stronger yoga classes, where do I go? 

A: Amazing to hear that you're ready to travel a bit deeper on the journey to your Self. Head over to our Patreon platform where we share exclusive content found nowhere else: 60+ minute advanced yoga classes, guided meditations, 20+ video handstand program, Live Q&A, retreat discounts, and more. 

Q:  What products do you use and recommend?

A: Everything we use to run our life and our yoga business as digital nomads can be found in our kits. Recommendations for yoga mats, books, documentaries, business tools/software, plant-based foods, camera equipment, backpacks, bluelight glasses, barefoot shoes, and just about anything else you would ask us. 

Q: Do you lift weights?

A: No. Watch this video to hear why we quit the gym five years ago, how we still keep in shape, and learn why we feel stronger and healthier than we ever have before. 

Q: How can I stay up-to-date with your current whereabouts, events, and offerings?

A: The best way is to scope out our world tour page, subscribe to our newsletter, and/or follow us on the gram @breatheandflow.

Q: I love practicing yoga with music and/or I teach yoga and I'm always stressing about creating music playlists, do you have  music playlists that I can use? 

A: YES! Check out our Spotify channel where we feature our Yoga Playlist of the Month, 40+ 1-hour vinyasa playlists, and 10+ other general type lists (savanasa, meditation, morning coffee, plant medicine, yin, etc). 

Q: What type of yoga do you teach and where did you get your E-RYT 500 and functional movement certifications from?  

A: We mostly teach vinyasa yoga but we're also certified in hatha yoga, yin yoga, restorative yoga, prenatal yoga, myofascial release therapy, reflexology massage, functional range conditioning, and reiki energy healing. You can learn more about our teaching history, certifications, and our Yoga Alliance profiles at the bottom of our "about us" page

Q: What does your triangle logo represent? 

A:  It's a combination of many aspects: 

1) A triangle is simple and minimalist which we love but it also contains a profound meaning symbolizing strength, change, and transformation.
2) Triangles are mathematically significant as they are exceptionally strong and they are also fundamental to the way we build our environments, both physical and virtual.

3) Triangles are often used in BJJ which is the other mindful movement activity we practice alongside yoga.

4) Our logo was hand painted and took over 100 variations with our very patient Graphic and Material Design Artist. The design has an open end similar to the ensō meditation circle which we each have tattooed on our calves. The ensō is a manifestation of the artist at the moment of creation with a single brush stroke and the acceptance of our innermost self. It symbolizes strength, elegance, one-mindedness, infinity, enlightenment, and the Universe.

5) A triangle is an ancient symbol of divine union which is why this was chosen as our first matching tattoo after only meeting each other a few times. Our triangle tattoos are a powerful symbol for us representing true love, transformation, and stability; placed specifically on our feet as a notion of grounding and roots.

Q: How do you edit your photos on instagram, your website, youtube?   

A: We created our own Presents and we use them for over 80% of all of our photos for our three instagram accounts, this website, and our YouTube thumbnails. 

Q: I would love to learn how to handstand, where do I go? 

A: We offer handstand training in three different avenues:

1) This YouTube overview video "5 Absolute MUST KNOWS About Handstand"

2) Our 20-video Handstand Program offered exclusively in our Patreon Community

3) Online Handstand Private 1:1 Coaching. Since every body is different, private lessons allow for an individual assessment of your specific body to help you find your best handstand line. 

Q: What's your diet like?  

A: We only eat plants. Scope out all the details on the diet page of our website

Q: Can I hire you to teach a private online zoom class?    

A: While we *really* appreciate the interest, this is not something we do. Since we travel full time and don't have a home base, finding a solid location that's large enough to film, doesn't have interruptions/construction, and has fast internet is very hard to come by (especially on a budget!) so we can't offer zoom classes during this time. If you're a company and you'd like to hire us for a team summit, event, or tailored team videos, then please email us at business@breatheandflow.org and we can send over our corporate video rates media kit.  

Q: Can you teach classes tailored to children and/or seniors? 

A: No, it's not our niche of teaching and it's best to find an instructor that's certified in teaching those age groups. You can search the Yoga Alliance database for registered children yoga teachers (RCYT) here​. Regarding seniors, if you have a hard time finding teachers, then the Embark 7-day beginner program could be used but modifications will need to be made depending on their physicality (any movement is better than no movement so start with Embark until you can find a specialized teacher!)

Q: How can I become a certified yoga instructor?  

A:  Whether your goal is to teach or simply uncover new depths in your own personal practice, we're excited that you're ready to become a certified yoga teacher and take the next step to invest in yourself by deepening your knowledge about yoga! Head over to our Yoga Teacher Training page to learn more.

Q: I have an injury/pain in muscle/joint, how do I fix it and should I keep practicing yoga? 

A: Yoga can be incredibly healing but it can't fix everything. It's great that you're aware of sensations of pain and we wish we could give you specific advice but for one, we're not licensed medical doctors nor therapists so not only should we be leaving that to the professionals but secondly, it's nearly impossible to diagnose anything over an email/IG/FB. It's always recommended to go see a licensed physician if you feel pain (as you should never 'yoga' your way through pain). We recommend looking into physicians that are specialized in Functional Range Conditioning (Kinstretch) and Anatomy Trains Structural Integration (ATSI). In the meantime, we still advise that you continue to move your body in all directions but of course avoid any sensations of pain. Scope out this videos that can assist with common pain points: wrists, shoulders, back. Usually pain in the body is a result of either under use or overuse; the sooner you get it checked out and fixed, the sooner you can be back to using your body to it's full range of movement. If you've been in pain for a long time, don't give up hope, the body is meant to heal and it will always be moving in the direction of healing if you give it the right combination of movement, rest, mediums, and tools.

Q: I would like to develop a consistent daily yoga routine, what do you recommend? 

A: Since each person has their own physical and mental history/goals with yoga, it's difficult for us to give a specific program of individual classes as everything is relative (an easy class to you might be nearly impossible to someone else). Best advice we can give is to do 30+ min of movement/breathwork/meditation everyday. The easiest way to achieve that and stay on a schedule, is to do one of our 30-day yoga calendars tailed to beginner, intermediate, and advanced practitioners.

Once you've completed at least one 30-day calendar, then we we encourage you to explore the other 350+ free classes on youtube (10 - 45 min classes) or patreon (60 - 180 minute). Throughout your week, sprinkle in some strength classes, mobility drills, Yoga for Men episodes (regardless of your gender), restorative, breathwork, and meditation. Our only requirement is to make sure that you're taking 1-2 rest days each week (restorative/yin/breathwork/meditation only classes - no strength) to allow your muscles to recover/grow so you can prevent injury and build/maintain muscle. Try different things out and explore it for yourself - nobody knows your body better than you do! Some days you'll have more energy than others so it's good to not put your routine 'in a box' and instead just do what feels right for you each moment on the mat. 

Q: Are the Yoga for Men episodes really only for men or as a different gender, am I advised to also practice them? 

A: The main purpose of creating the Y4M videos is to create a safe and welcoming space for men to practice yoga by having an instructor that's also male. In the western world, yoga is a female dominated activity so these Y4M videos aren't meant to exclude other genders, they're meant to *include* men. We believe that yoga is for EVERY BODY and everyone should feel welcomed in the yoga community. Many of the Y4M classes that Flo taught were actually sequenced/written by Bre and the class itself is very interchangeable between Bre teaching or Flo. So regardless of your gender, you can still practice the Y4M episodes! Keep in mind that they're not intended to be practiced as a daily program; for that, we recommend doing one of our 30-day calendars (see above) which will include some Y4M classes but also integrate other forms of practice and rest days to give you a more well rounded yoga practice.

Q: Can I suggest a song for you to use on your Spotify Playlists or in your YouTube videos?

A: We'd be honored to use your music suggestion and we're happy that you are taking the time to share it with us. Please use our BnF Music Submission Form to send over your beats!

Q: I want to learn more about your tattoos.

A: 1) What's the meaning of the patterns? In summary, the style we rock on most of our body is called sacred geometry and these are the sacred patterns of the universe and nature. These patterns will reveal themselves to those in stillness as these are the patterns of life seen everywhere at all times. All patterns and all placements came to us in deep meditations. 

A: 2) Who are the artists? Flo's sleeve: @oliver_kenton, Flo's leg: @onewhomakestiles, matching snowflake on foot: @onewhomakestiles, Flo's wolf: @marksingtoroj13, Bre's sleeve: @marksingtoroj13, bre's forearm: @juketattooist.
A: 3Can you send me a close up photo and/or design? No. Please contact our artists if you're interested in getting art done by them. 

Q: I understand that everything you give on YouTube is completely free. I'd love to give back the love and help contribute to your mission to help more people heal their bodies, discover stillness in their minds, and follow their dharma. How can I give back? 

A: Thank you SO much for even considering giving back to us. We've been running this channel for four years and most of it, without monetizing a single penny. To give back, you can either join us on Patreon for a monthly subscription starting at $5 USD, or you can give a one-time donation via PayPal or Venmo. Even if you're not in a place to give financially, know that we still truly appreciate your support by practicing with us online and sharing our channel with your community. We couldn't do this without you. Thank you, thank you, thank you 🙏✨💙

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