Meet the incredible and courageous Ally Grubba, a Cleveland heartbeat, yoga teacher and beautiful voice of possibility in her community. We met, laughed and inspired together at a CLE is my OM : Rock Your Bliss event in the Spring and have stayed connected ever since. Keep tabs on this, she is going to powerfully make shift happen. Read on about her bliss.
What rocks your bliss?
+ Connecting with others
+ Living boldly and fearlessly
+ Traveling to new places
+ My personal yoga practice
+ The opportunity to make an impact
Describe your perfect day.
I wake up to the ocean waves crashing onto the shore. I roll over to find the one I love next to me. I make a piping hot cup of coffee and sit out on my balcony overlooking the beach. I meditate for 20 minutes before I work through my personal emails. I take a hot, sweaty, challenging yoga class and then meet a friend for lunch. On the way home, I stop at a local farmer’s market to pick up what I need to make dinner. I spend the afternoon connecting with my mentees, confirming and planning upcoming travel, and goal-getting. I make a healthy dinner for me and my love – which includes my favorite bottle of Pinot Noir. We sit by the beach, sip wine, and watch the sunset.
Share a huge goal you are rocking.
Where do I start?! One of my goals is to travel, teach yoga, and speak about “living fearlessly.” I am in the process of connecting with studios/studio owners outside of the Cleveland area. I want to share my story – how yoga has propelled me into a life of possibility. I am a huge proponent of goal-setting – actually, it’s one of my favorite things to do – for myself, and with others. I am living proof that pen to paper manifests goals into dreams. Through my teaching, my hope is to inspire others to live boldly, authentically, and fearlessly.
If you could get on a plane right now, where are you going?
If I could get on a plane right now, with no financial limitations, I would travel to Bali, Indonesia. I am captivated by the serenity, beauty, and magic of Bali.
How do you handle setbacks?
Setbacks can either paralyze you or propel you. Setbacks are opportunities in disguise – but we don’t always recognize the silver lining at the time.I am a big believer in “everything happens for a reason” and “you’re exactly where you need to be.” A setback is a sign to take a different path – which isn’t easy, but you keep moving forward.
3 ways you rock the self LOVE.
1) I get on my mat at least 5 days a week – to move, to breath, to sweat, and to connect with myself
2) One night a week is dedicated to “nothingness” – no one to see, nowhere to be, nothing to do – I usually cook a meal for myself and enjoy a nice (big) glass of wine while I read or watch mindless television (usually Bravo)
3) Self-care – manicures, pedicures, massages, hair – the ultimate bliss!