The Shakti Shine - December 17, 2019

Shakti Love Notes 

We are always growing. I love that! And the more I grow, the more I recognize how important it is for us all to share what we're going through-- even (and especially) me.

So these Love Notes are a space for me to share with you each week-- about the studio, my life, how our community is growing.

It feels like we're zooming through the final days of the year at break-neck speed.

Last week Mags and I planned for spring at Shakti. (I can't wait to share the next 6 months with you! Did you know we turn 2 in March?!) But what we did first, before any dates went on the calendar, was more important.

We slowed down.
We looked back.

We looked at 2018, piece by piece. We talked about what worked, what didn't work, and why some things shined while others fell flat. We talked about what 2018 felt like-- excitement. moving forward. an uphill trek. big ideas. overwhelm. a giant bear hug. warmth. pride. lots of smiles.

Then we talked about what we want to create in 2019. It builds on what we've already created. That's growth-- to see where you've come from in order to see where you're going.

Well, that helps me at least. When I look back at 2018 I realize that whatever comes in 2019, I can handle it. I've been figuring out life year by year, year after year. And it's worked out ok so far. Of course some are better than others.... but overall, y'all, we're dong great! (yes, you're doing great!!)

I learned this practice from my mom.

My favorite family tradition is our annual family team meeting.

Every year at the end/beginning of the year we sit down together-- my mom, sister, and myself-- and we talk about the year we've had and the year to come.

We pause to reflect, share, & dream.

This time feels like a giant sigh. And I remember to put on the brakes for a few days. I remember to celebrate. I remember to be present-- to see what's right in front of me, and to see if I like it.

The looking back is just as important as the looking forward.

Slow down.
Look back.
See how far you've come.
Honor the feel goods, the hurts, the dreams, & the misses.
Celebrate yourself.


Beyond the mat...

We love Athens.
And we love you.
So let's have more of that-- together.

Here's where you can see what we're up to outside of the studio.

Have ideas about where we should be / what we should check out / how we can show up?
Reply to this email to let us know.

Shakti Spirit
This was a beautiful gathering of women... we talked about the feelings of the season (tired, anxious, lost in thought) & we committed to specific acts of self-care.Join us for our next gathering, January 21st, 7:15-8:30pm. These classes are always free.

Live DJ Holiday Flow
We always have fun with Sound Insight Productions .... this was next level, though! If you haven't been to a DJ class at the studio make it your 2019 resolution to do so!

Holiday Family Flow
What a sweet way to give back! We love our Shakti families. All donations went to the Athens Area Homeless Shelter. If you're looking for somewhere to give this season, here's their wishlist.

This week @ Shakti... we're cozying up in the hot room & by the fire at home.

The class schedule is revised, so be sure to check MindBody for the most current class times!

*we have class every day except Christmas day*

Kick off 2019 with sweat, intention, & community!

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a perfect holiday mix to practice to... or cook to... or dance to... or sing along to...
*Courtesy of Ruby & Maggie*


Need a perfect holiday gift that says you're feeling mindful this year?

Check out our
online store, purchase an e-gift card on mindbody, or come in the studio to shop!

Ruby Chandler