This week, I was humbly reminded of a time that I hired a dance teacher nearly a decade ago to teach at the studio I used to own in Denver. He shared a post of mine and stated that when I hired him nearly 10 years ago, I saved his life. Saved his life?! I had absolutely no idea. This artist's reputation had proceeded him (in the best way possible) so much that I sought him out, basically stalked him to watch one of his classes, dreamed and HOPED he would say yes when I asked if he would teach at my studio. I had no idea that teaching there was exactly what he needed in his life at the time. It both touched my heart deeply and shocked me that I didn't realize what was up with him.
It got me thinking of all of the times that people have impacted my life, and they may never even have known how important their gestures were.
I wrote a few weeks ago about the ripple effect...this interaction reminded me that it's worth keeping at heart on a daily basis. Our actions have the potential to so greatly impact each other. Not that we need ANY reminder of "social distancing" right now, but it's interesting to think of the stats symbolizing a kind gesture. It spreads.
Think back to a time that someone made a gesture to you that changed your day, week, month, year or life. Remember how it made you feel, how the shift of your outlook felt. Maybe even how the course of your life changed.
You have the exact same ability to send out good vibes in the way ONLY YOU can. We each have unique gifts that can uplift and help someone else. Most likely you do it without realizing, on the regular, just because of who you are. But imagine if you made it a purposeful action...to smile at a stranger, to help a neighbor, to call a friend, to donate your time or money, to pay a compliment to someone randomly - anything that is authentic to you. Think about the ripple that would have!
After all of the beautiful gestures I've seen over the last few weeks towards one another, and all of the love and support my family has received (thank you for making me feel so loved), I'm definitely thinking myself on what I can do to pay it forward on a constant basis.
I hope you'll join me in thinking on this and taking action :)
I wish you and your family a beautiful Easter and rest of your weekend. Please note that I won't be streaming yin tonight, but the rest of my classes this week are listed below. Can't wait to practice on the mat (even if it's virtually for now) with you!
IN THIS ISSUE
- YOUR SPECIAL GIFT
- Live Stream Classes
- Upcoming Denver Pop Up, On Hold For Now
- Semi-private Girlfriend Retreats, On Hold For Now
- Wedding Day + Shower Yoga, On Hold For Now
Please join me for the following donation-based online classes during Covid19. Single class suggested donation $10+.
Any donations are so greatly appreciated, however if you are a medical professional, have been financially impacted or are a MoonRise Online Studio Member, please enjoy class on me. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart for your donations as teaching and DJing are how I make my income.
7pm (MST) Donation Based Yin Yoga (note, no class on Easter Sunday)
HOW TO JOIN ME
I'm trying to make this as simple as possible! Zoom is a FREE app that will allow us to yoga together and see each other . Visit zoom.us to download your free app. - You'll receive an email 15 min before class time reminding you to join and with the link to class!
SUMMER 2020 | date + time tba - MAYBE I'll TAKE THIS ONLINE?!
What you celebrate expands.
What area of your life would you love to EXPAND more?
NOURISH : a mini self care staycation (just an afternoon) quarterly series.
We come together for a unique community self care sess to nourish our hearts, minds and bodies.
Spring 2020 : GROUND, CREATE, EXPAND :
First, we gather as a community to get to know one another and for a bullet journal exercise to tap into the areas in our lives in which we would love to expand a bit.
Next, we unroll our mats for GROUNDING VinYin yoga (light on the vinyasa, heavy on the yin) inspired by our personal desires and intentions.
Post yoga, we'll each CREATE a succulent terrarium over tea and light snacks. (Think heavy on the FUN & community, super cool DIY we get to bring home as a continual reminder of what we are nourishing.)
Last, with journals in hand we'll EXPAND our minds & hearts as we are led in a community inspiration and discussion by a very special guest, one of my favorite inspirational speakers.
SEMI-PRIVATE GIRLFRIEND RETREATS
(currently postponing bookings)
BEGINNING SPRING 2020 | date + time varies based on your schedule
Come to paradise with me and your bestie to practice daily yoga and make incredible memories!
Beginning spring 2020, I'm offering semi-private (2 person) girlfriend retreats!
I will meet you in the quaint, sweet and sleepy town of Akumal, Mexico (one of my absolutely favorite beach towns in the world!) where we will stay in our own private fully equipped beach front condo.
We will practice yoga twice daily (morning and evening), either on the beach or in our condo overlooking the ocean.
We will eat fresh, local, delicious cuisine for every meal and infuse yoga & wellness throughout our time.
I will be your tour guide throughout the Yucatán Peninsula...you can select between chill days in Akumal, or outings including : exploring Tulum's white sand beaches and boho boutiques and restaurants; a golf cart tour of Isla Mujeres and a visit to its famous picturesque Playa Norte; a beach and shopping day in Playa Del Carmen; a day in Cozumel (and more).
Let's make some beautiful memories together and RESET together in the ultimate self-care experience.
Did you know that I offer private bridal shower and wedding day yoga practices?
Celebrate your wedding shower or start your special day surrounded by the women who love you, with a group yoga class customized to you.
Begins with 15-30 minute tea social, followed by 60-75 minutes yoga catered towards the energy level and style you prefer.
The intention of the class is personalized to celebrate your love, or gratitude for your circle of women. This is SUCH a fun way to come together to connect, celebrate and create a memory that lasts forever!
Bride receives a rose quartz crystal to hold forever dear. Each attendee receives a smaller rose quartz crystal gift.
These crystals are incorporated throughout practice.