The Shakti Shine - November 12, 2018

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.

If you had asked me in 2008 where I'd be in 2018 I would have probably told you something about teaching music to children, being married (?), and living in a major city.

I am doing 0% of what 16 year old Ruby thought she'd be up to. And yet, I can see the way her vision led me here-- teaching yoga, happily living with the guy I've loved for 8 years, and living in the best lil' city in the great state of Georgia. It's not linear, and it would take a while to sort out, but it's there. It feels so right that I am where I am.

So if you ask me today where I'll be in 2028, I have no fucking clue.
Sorry for the language, Mom.

I want to be happy.

If I use my imagination I'd say I want to be in Athens. I want a house on a side-street in Boulevard with an adequate small/medium-sized yard and a large kitchen. I want Shakti to grow, expand, to be 3x as big. I want to help bring mindfulness into our county and community in a big way. I'll probably have a dog. Maybe a kid? Maybe just some plants? I hope I'm still with Jake.

All I really know is that I'll be 36 years young and exactly where I'm supposed to be.

Day 12 of In the Practice of Gratitude is to be already grateful for what's to come."The key to using your future for your growth is to trust. Trust that there is no wrong way when you lead with your heart. Trust the Universe to hold you.Trust those who are here to support you. Trust yourself to make powerful choices that support your own intuition, step by step along the way.

We can be grateful for the future already, now in the present moment because you can trust that it will be exactly as it will be. There is always room to dream more, imagine differently, act intentionally. You are never stuck. Your future holds a lot of hope, and for that, hold space for gratitude."

To me, it feels spacious to know that my life in 10 years will probably surprise me. And yet, it's still fun sometimes to imagine what it could look like. Because, well, it could look like anything at all and maybe nothing like what I thought.

I hope you love surprises as much as I do!


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.


Taylor taught a special class for the ladies of Alpha Delta Pi on Tuesday night! You can schedule a special group private or party yoga class with us, too. Send us an email.

Go Doggos!
We loved getting sweaty with so many former students and UGA Alumni this weekend for the game! And so many new faces just passing through town. #godawgs #shaktilovesthedawgs

Coming Up:
Athensmade Grow Lab: Brand Growth
November 14, 2:30-4pm
Creature Comforts Brewery

This is a class series focused on taking your business to the next level... and maintaining personal balance while doing so.

Get Comfortable celebration
November 14, 5:30pm
Get Comfortable stats & stories
Creature Comforts Brewery

Did you know that all of our Sunday community power hour donations go to the Creature Comforts Get Comfortablefund? Come find out what Get Comfortable is all about. Thank you for helping us help our community!

Heartfelt: a weekend away with Ruby & Kate

This is a weekend of sweat, connection, and growth. Each day you can expect to enjoy breakfast with a view, yoga, discussion, nature, meditation, group workout, and delicious, fresh and local nourishment.

Self-love and self-work is a practice that is never-ending, but continually gratifying. This will be a time for you to connect and rejuvenate with like-hearted women. Our goal is to provide you with the tools to come back to this work often and to deepen your understanding of and connection to your most authentic self with love and affection.

Learn More & Sign Up

Share something you're grateful for on social media, tag @shaktiyogaathens & #shaktipracticeofgratitude, get 50% off one Shakti retail item with promo code
(valid Tuesday 11/13 - post & tag to get code)

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*free* workshop: eucalyptus bundles & sustainable gift wrapping

Thursday, November 15


Nineteen Voices: When Will I Arrive?
(This is a blog series by Emily that brings to light interviews with 18 women about body image)

read pt. 3 now

The start of gratitude month has been so GRATEFUL, naturally.
Thank you for showing up in the work with us!

We are committed to the practice of gratitude for the month of November.

Join the challenge for movement, meditation, & inquiry.

* Make sure you follow us on instagram @shaktiyogaathens *

Check out the Challenge and get your journal now!
(you can start on Day 1 at any time)

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free yoga opps at UGA:

Tuesdays @ 3:30 -
15 minute meditation with Ruby at Correll Hall 315

Wednesdays @ 4 -
Power Hour with Jaclyn at the MLC (North Tower room)

Fridays @ 12:15 -
45 minutes of yoga with Shakti staff (location rotates; check instagram on Friday mornings or reply to this email to get added to thereminder email list)

Ruby Chandler