The Shakti Shine - October 1, 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.

The importance of self-care is that it is the fuel for self-love.
(Thanks, Cleo Wade, for this definition.)

My favorite part of this is that self-care can be different or the same day-to-day, even moment-to-moment. There's not a right or wrong way to care for yourself.

Most weeks my self-care looks like getting on my yoga mat, 8 hours of sleep every night, go for a walk with a podcast, cook a nourishing meal, drink a juice every day, pay my bills, do my laundry...

But part of self-care as fuel for self-love is that it shouldn't necessarily be the same every week.

Last week my self-care looked like this: go to Vegas with my aunt, barely sleep, and dance for hours every day. I ate what I felt like, drank what I felt like, and lost track of time.

I feel rejuvenated.

... and a deep appreciation for myself.

And I think that's what self-care means. Because I definitely love myself more when I listen to the present moment and give myself what I need... right here, right now.

ways i have practiced self-care:
sing in the car
sit with a friend
cook a full, nourishing meal
practice yoga
write my goals & dreams
follow instagram accounts that inspire transformation
leave my phone at home
drink coffee alone in a coffee shop
cry / weep / sob
take a bath
be pissed off and talk to someone about it
sleep a lot
sleep a little
eat dessert for dinner
jump around
listen to music
take vitamins
tell myself 'I love you'
touch my body
sit close to someone
deep breaths
solve a problem
ask questions
drink a green juice
set clear boundaries
say no
say yes

How will you practice self-care this week?


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.


Last Monday we listened to Cleo Wade talk about self-care & self-love at The Graduate. It was lovely. Get a copy of her book, Heart Talk, at Avid Bookshop. (photo above)

Yesterday was the annual 108 Sun Salutations at the Botanical Gardens. It's a truly magical event that we are honored to take part in! (photo right... so much Shakti Love)

this week:
10/1 ~ and all month long!
Bra Recycling at Fleet Feet

How do I participate?
1. Wash It.

2. Drop It Off. (provide substantial social benefits to women and girls escaping domestic violence, drug addiction, human trafficking and breast cancer survivors.)
3. Get sized for a new one!

10/5-7 ~ Shakti Team Retreat
This weekend our team will practice together & do the work to access bigger leadership at Shakti and in our community. It's also a glimpse into The Leadership Retreat happening later in October and open to all.
(Saturday 12 & 4:30 power hours are cancelled)

Playlist of the Week

Listen Now

Thanks for showing up to Dude's Week.
We are so grateful for the men of Shakti!

The Duality Project

The Duality Project is a collaboration that brings yoga into the present... the 2018 state of our hearts, people, and world.

We are duality.

We are light + dark. We are students + teachers. We are strong + soft. We have fun + are challenged. We are hard workers + masters of flow. We are feminine + masculine. We are grounded + growing. We are courageous + doubtful. We are experts + beginners. We are givers + receivers. We are consistent + spontaneous. We are open + set clear boundaries. We are vulnerable + powerful beyond measure. We are love + fear.

We are not right or wrong. We are not pretty or ugly. We are not strong or weak. We are not good or bad or better than.

Duality does not separate us, it makes us who we are. We are duality.


check it out

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 the reminder email list)

the Leadership Retreat
October 19-21
Nashville, TN
*Leadership *Teamwork *Movement
*Unpacking White Feminism *Body Image

Shakti Gulf Shores Getaway
November 2-5
*Relax *Yoga by the ocean *Nourish *Connect *Unwind *Breathe deeply

Thank you for being here.
We love sharing our journey with you!

See you at the studio soon. 



Ruby Chandler