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When I moved to LA (from Sydney), I took a figurative leap of faith. I dared to dream my dream; and just like Dorothy in Wizard of Oz, I suddenly saw the world in color once again. A liberating experience, not only to discover that for the first time in my life I was choosing my own path, but also that my dream involved moving to an entirely new country.

My leap of faith has now become a literal one.

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BRA: CONSULTANT in BLACK

LEGGINGS: ROOMMATE in BLACK

My love affair with yoga is a recent one. I remember trying it many years ago and just not understanding it. Many people say yoga is a way of life, and only now am I ready to comprehend what that means.

Not only does yoga give me the permission to clear my mind and block out the incessant stresses of life, it also comforts me in allowing a meditation for what I am lacking that day in my practice, whether that be ‘strength’, ‘calm’, ‘love’, ‘happiness’ or ‘faith’. It’s improving my self-talk and nurturing me.

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BRA: AGENT in MONOCHROME MARBLE PRINT

//OUT’s brand philosophy is in sync with my own. As an Australian, you could say I am fond of the vino, and as such, I can go straight from the studio to the bar and still get ‘charmed’ by the ‘boys’ that run rampant in this town! The stretchable breathable fabrics keep me comfortable at the studio all day, and the sophisticated styling makes it easy to go out at night for a light bite and cocktail. I mean, that’s pretty awesome. Let’s just say I’ve come a long way from my snap-on Adidas trackie dacks and my Esprit logo’d tee.

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BRA: CONSULTANT in BLACK

LEGGINGS: ROOMMATE in BLACK

I am a new yogi with a lot to learn, so every pose I learn is a new challenge for the mind and body. I was once intimidated by those incredible yogi’s I see in class and on Instagram, my best friend Kim is the perfect example. She is intimidatingly strong. When I do a class with her I am in awe. She gets into positions that I can only dream about. From my beginner’s perspective, the poses are head-shakingly impossible.

However, part of my journey with yoga is learning that it’s called your ‘practice’ for a reason. It’s a continual learning curve. Each day is going to be different. One day you’re going to smash out a side crow, and other days, savasana is your jam.

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BRA: AGENT in MONOCHROME MARBLE PRINT

LEGGINGS: BEST FRIEND in GREY

Since starting I have been rewarded with a more toned body, and becoming part of a yoga community which is supportive and loving. It has afforded me so many opportunities, like being able to share my story with you right now, and bringing talented people into my life, like the incredible Alyx who took the time to photograph me. What I love and appreciate is that Alyx was just as excited as I was to capture this moment in both of our trips through life.

So continue I will on this yellow brick road of mine, taking //OUT every step (or Namaste) of the way.

See you next month!

Love Ames x

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