When beautiful people co-create, beautiful things transpire. As such, I am so pleased to share that my friends Hannah Emlen & Mark Franke have (finally) ventured into the blogosphere with their very own site: YogaInspired. I am selfishly taking some credit for it, as I’ve been telling Mark for several months that it’s time for them to create one. As I’ve mentioned before, one of the stats you can see on your blog is the search terms that brought visitors to your site. Here, I’m good for a couple of “Mark Franke” visits each month: “Get your own blog, Mark,” I’ve teased him.
These are two beautiful people. Not just in their physical form which is obvious to even the casual observer, but in their very spirit and essence. Observing their asana practice is akin to watching a beautiful sunset. You are struck with quiet awe. They both radiate vibrant energy and beauty ~ whether it’s watching Mark do drop backs or Hannah’s sustained effort in “rocking” from urdhva dhaurasana up to standing. It is no wonder their blog has a unique beautiful home page ~ a close up of their eyes: Hannah, almond Egyptian-esque and Mark, that of a soulful musician.
Both are actively pursuing their Anusara Yoga teaching credentials. As inspiring as it is to watch them practice, it is even more so to experience them watching one ANOTHER ~ the look of pride on Mark’s face when Hannah demos, the expression of joy on her face when John Friend announced Mark’s birthday. So it was exciting ~ though not surprising ~ when I heard of their engagement. And I thought, what beautiful babies to come!
Originally, I planned to add their bios in this post so I went to search the internet. I came across this and decided to share it instead, an entry from their travel blog about a year ago with photos and comments by Mark. I hope that they don’t mind that I am “re-publishing” it here ~ it is simple, sweet & beautiful.
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“I am a scorpio by birth and a christian by necessity. She was born in January and is naturally a christian without thinking about it, she wishes everyone would shut up about it cause it’s not a big deal. I like coffee but it makes me sad. She is nice. I like God. She does too.” ~ 2007
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Congratulations Hannah & Mark, and many heartfelt blessings sent your way ~ on your blog, on your engagement, and on your future together!