The Shakti Shine - October 15, 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.
'This past week was #worldmentalhealthday and it feels very important for me to remind you that Shakti is a space for you to be who you are — and feel what you feel — exactly as it is — right now — no exceptions.
You have permission. And we are here for you, because you really are our family.
Our team is devoted to showing up in honesty & vulnerability in order for the studio to be a safe place where healing is possible. I truly believe that community is built on a foundation of authentic connection, which means...
A) We all have to choose to be seen &
B) We must commit to real conversations
I do the work, we do the work, and we hold the space for you to do the work. ........even when the work is messy, uncomfortable, & feels ugly.'
(from @shaktiyogaathens instagram this week)
This is what sets us apart.
One of my favorite things to do when I travel is practice yoga & workout at various studios. I've taken a lot of great classes and met a lot of nice people along the way.But what's (almost always) missing is the authentic connection that I know our studio offers. At Shakti the energy is kind, warm, and powerful. You matter, and that feels palpable.
It's not something I did-- it's something WE HAVE CREATED.
So I'm feeling extra grateful for that today-- for a team committed to the work, a community that shows up open to the opportunity for yoga to be bigger than a workout, and a job that brings people together.
Thank you for showing up exactly as you are. Thank you for letting me share myself with you. I love you.
p.s. below are some of the accounts I follow to remind myself that mental health is a daily practice (just like yoga!) and that I am never alone. hope this helps.
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.
What we're reading:
dare to lead
BRAVE WORK. TOUGH CONVERSATIONS. WHOLE HEARTS.
BY BRENÉ BROWN
10/17 ~ Grow Lab
Athensmade Grow Lab is a class series focused on taking business to the next level... and maintaining personal balance while doing so.
10/19-21 ~ the Leadership Retreat
Real life leadership. We'll talk about body image, feminism, nourishment, language & communication, community, sweat. See details below.
10/13 ~ Greek Week!
See schedule below & sign up on mindbody, Greek peeps!
10/21 ~ Master Class with Taylor ParkerLevel Up your power yoga practice with Taylor Sunday from 4:30-6:30pm ~ Seriously, this will be sweaty and challenging and fun!
Guest Lecture: Rachel Elizabeth Cargle
UNPACKING WHITE FEMINISM
Rachel Elizabeth Cargle is an Ohio born writer and lecturer. Her activist and academic work are rooted in providing intellectual discourse, tools, and resources that explore the intersection of race and womanhood.
Join us at the Leadership Retreat, October 19-21
RUBY + KATE ARE FACILITATORS
OF GUIDED SELF DISCOVERY
the Duality Project is a collaboration that brings yoga into the present... the 2018 state of our hearts, people, and world.
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
*Leadership *Teamwork *Movement
*Unpacking White Feminism *Body Image
Shakti Gulf Shores Getaway
*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.