Sat Naam and Namaste!
Today we embark on 30 days of yoga together. Amber has put together a 30 day yoga challenge starting today, April 1st, and running through the whole month. The intention for these mini yoga videos is to help support you through this very challenging time. We find ourselves in the midst of a pandemic, and I think from day to day our emotions are all over the place – this is normal and understandable given our current situation, please be gentle with yourself. Globally, we are all affected and I think there are times we feel the collective levels of anxiety, fear, hurt, and sadness. We are living in a world, and a time, of so many unknowns where each of us have been affected in our day to day rhythms as we adapt to this new normal – a normal we have no way of knowing how long we’ll be in.
Embrace the moments where you do feel peace, where you feel steady and filled with hope for what is on the other side.
Yoga may not be something you are leaning into right now, and if this period in the history of your life is calling for a break from your practice than you need to honor that. You also need to honor whatever it is that is helping to hold you and bring you back to your center.
If yoga is something that is helpful for you right now, please know there are so many resources to help to sustain you. We are trying to keep our support available for you during this time, and getting creative in how we can best continue to serve you. We will be posting extra practices, we have some free live zoom classes (please check our website schedule weekly to see which classes will be going live), some recorded classes and practices.
I decided to commit to 30 days of providing you with little 5 – 20 minute practices starting today, April 1st. These will be accessible yoga, movement, focused postures, pranayama and meditations – each chosen to help to build your resilience, to help ground you, bring you back to your center, nurture your nervous system, and to support you to invite daily movement into your body. This yoga challenge is also my way of extending my support out to you in your homes during this time of social distancing and self isolation.
Please join me this month, if you have little ones at home, these will be mini practices they too can join you on your mat for.
If you are having a hard time emotionally, don’t hesitate to reach out with a phone call or an email, we’re here and we will get through this together.
At the end of the 30 day challenge, if you showed up everyday from April 1st – April 30th to your mat, and if this practice helped you, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: 30 Day Challenge Reflection. Deadline for submissions is May 12th. In the body of the email we’d like you to write a brief paragraph letting us know you completed the challenge and how it has helped you during this time, or how yoga in general has affected your life.
On May 15th, once we’re received your reflections, you’re name will be entered into a draw. The winner will receive their choice of one of: either a 5 class yoga pass active once we can join together for in studio community classes or a private yoga and massage session with Amber.
We would love to hear your feedback along the way, and we do hope you’ll join us on this journey. To watch Day 1, please click the link below
Today also marks the 2 year anniversary of when I took over the studio, and became the guardian of our torch. Thank you for being on this journey with me, I am excited to see how we evolve over time, and grow together as a community. Tomorrow I will be sharing a loving kindness meditation with you, as my thank you for all of your support.
Yours in health and happiness, with so much love and gratitude,