As I prepared this newsletter white supremacist violence erupted in Charlottesville. My heart and rage stands with those fighting against it and with Heather Heyer, who was murdered. Here is an article I wrote about yoga, white supremacy and the spiritual bypassing of premature forgiveness.
I want to share a huge thank you to everyone who took time and energy to fill out the survey I posted a couple months ago, and also a congratulations to Jamee, who won an 8-week series starting in the Fall!
I learned several things from the surveys that I want to share with the whole community.
Grace Lisbeth is also starting a new drop-in class starting THIS Sunday (August 20) from 10:45-11:45am! To register for class you can email Grace here.
Save the date! Genevieve Hicks will be teaching Wednesday evenings 8-9:15pm starting in mid-September.
Did you also know you can drop into the series classes as well? Drop ins are more than welcome if you can’t join the series. I also hear you want more opportunities for drop-ins and I have my feelers out for social-justice minded yoga teachers who can bring more classes to the studio. Stay tuned!
I hear you want more FINANCIAL ACCESSIBILITY. Did you know there are “Make an Offering” spots available.
These slots are available for those who need additional financial support to practice, while still having the opportunity to make an offering, which can be an important energetic exchange. No one is turned away for lack of funds. If you want to practice and money is a barrier please contact me. I look forward to seeing you in class.
Here are some of the amazing words I got to hear from you as well. Thank you for sharing!
“I appreciate the safe space you create for yoga to occur. Please keep holding the boundaries for safety and social justice!”
“I thought I hated yoga until I attended a class at RBY! It’s so inclusive and feels so centered on the well being of the person rather than their physical image.”
“I appreciate the connection and accountability to community and how that evolves and grows.”
Deep gratitude for this community that helps me grow and challenges me to do better while also lifting me up. I am honored to be in community with you.