Koya Webb is an internationally recognized yoga teacher, celebrity holistic health coach, author, speaker, and podcast host, on a mission to promote self-love and make healthy living a priority in a fun and accessible way. Koya is the founder of Get Loved Up, an international lifestyle community and Yoga School that inspires mental, spiritual and physical health through an app, online courses, retreats, in-person yoga teacher training events and the Get Loved Up Podcast. She is also the author of LET YOUR FEARS MAKE YOU FIERCE: How to Turn Common Obstacles into Seeds for Growth (Hay House, 6/11/19), and has a devout Instagram following of over one million followers.
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Confidence looks good on EVERY body✨I?m always super nervous when I post a bikini pic and I don?t know why because I feel empowered and inspired when I see other women post in bikinis, lingerie or their birthday suit. I think it comes from years of seeing our bodies over sexualized and not wanting to be a part of that. I also think growing up being teased about being too skinny wore on my spirit and I got tired of trying to prove my worth by gaining weight then trying to lose weight and never feeling good enough no matter what size I was because I was always looking for approval outside of myself. 🙈 * Now I realize love comes from within. I have to love and accept myself no matter what anyone else thinks. One thing I think many women have in common is insecurities no matter what shape, size or race. I?m not exempt. I?m working daily to love myself more so I can inspire others to do the same. I have to thank my insta girl crushes @mynameisjessamyn and @nayitavp for the confidence they exude on the regular that inspires me weekly. 🙌🏾🙏🏾❤️ * At 37, I finally feel comfortable in my own skin even though that skin now has cellulite, scars and other things no one else even notices or cares about but me. I feel comfortable without makeup. I?ve never photoshopped a picture and don?t think it?s a healthy practice for body positivity and helping people love themselves. I remember a friend trying to show me one day and I was like ?Noooo!? she urged me to just use it for loose hairs and unwanted objects in pictures. ?No thanks!? I knew I?d use it for all the things. Trying to make things perfect is exhausting and soul numbing. I?d rather accept myself and surroundings just as they are. Don?t get me wrong, I love my professional glammed up pics too.They?re fun! But I love my raw natural beauty better because this is the real ME!💪🏾 * For the new year I want to start a body positivity challenge focused on creating healthy daily habits and being confident in the skin you?re in. Who?s with me? #GETLOVEDUP #bodypositivitychallenge
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Perception✨ It?s taken a lot for me to find myself and what I believe in. To be honest I started with a ton of insecurities. Am I good enough? Will I fail? Who can I trust? I remember my Dad telling me as little girl, ?Koya, life isn?t fair? I couldn?t understand for the life of me why life wouldn?t be fair. If God created all and all was good why wouldn?t it be fair? It took me years to realize fairness is a perception like me holding the moon in the palm of my hands. What one sees as fair is unfair to another. What one see as right is wrong to another. So how do I move in the world with this ever changing perception of reality? My answer: Just love. Love the best you know how without fear or judgment. Lead with passion and purpose not being overly concerned with who?s for you or against you. I am Love in its most dynamic form and I?m determined to resist fear, resist judgement, resist self-hate, resist harming others because when I do I cause harm to myself because I am one with all and all is one with me. #CHOOSELOVE ✨ * Day 2 of our 7 day #KWANZAA Celebration: #Kujichagulia (Self-Determination): To define and name ourselves, as well as to create and speak for ourselves. Who are you?
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I been blown away by the beautiful #10yearchallenge photos and stories I?ve read so I was inspired to share mine. I love both of these photos and the woman that I was in them. Both photos are pictures of a woman who loves holistic health and wellness and loves inspiring others to live a healthy lifestyle. My 27 year old self was still searching...wanting to be loved, wanting to be accepted, wanting to fit in, wanting to be a successful fitness model. The biggest issue with the photo is not that I had fake hair, fake lashes and fake boobs (I still love those magic cutlets tho😂) its that I didn?t love myself without those things. I couldn?t go to the grocery store without dat full face beat🙈 Fast forward to my current 37 year old self. I still have my share of insecurities but I?m more focused on being a role model now and loving myself just as I am. I love that I found a natural hairstyle that works with my lifestyle. Those of you that have been following me for a while have seen me go from the most hideous wigs, to braids, to finally freeing my natural hair, to straighten it so much it fell out in patches, to the big chop, to the big beautiful Afro and now sisterlocks. Honestly sisterlocks is the best hair decision I ever made because it fits my lifestyle but as I reminisce on my journey the @indiaarie ?I Am Not My Hair? song comes to mind. Her message is ?I am not my hair but the soul that lives within.? I remember singing the song on repeat for days at a time but with the media?s representation of what beauty should look like I still found myself lost. It took a lot of yoga and meditation to go within and remove the limiting beliefs that my natural state was not good enough to be loved...my boobs weren?t big enough to be adored or my hair wasn?t fierce enough in its natural state. In the first picture I wondered ?Do you love me?? ?Am I good enough?? now I wake up, look in the mirror and say ?I love you! You are most beautiful in your natural state and you are worthy of all the wonderful things life has to offer? * Have you ever done mirror work? If not try it out and let me know how it makes you feel #getlovedup #godislove
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