Celebrating 11 Years

Happy March! What a wonderful week it has been seeing so many of you around the studio. I am beyond grateful for this amazing community and feel so blessed that Yoga Blend has become the studio that it has.

Tomorrow, March 4th, is the actual day that Yoga Blend opened its doors 11 years ago. I remember that day so well. The mayor came, there was ribbon cutting, a henna artist, food, music, several friends and a handful of new students…our very first students. And it was pouring down rain. My first thought was…it’s ‘raining on our parade’ but I was told by a woman there that rain on an important event is very auspicious…that nourishment and abundance was being rained down upon the opening and that the studio was destined for success. I believed her.

We opened on March 4th, 2005 (03-04-05) so I would easily remember that date. Years later, someone casually said, “March 4th…that is the day to ‘March Forth’…to go for your dreams, to take action and just do it…that was smart of you!” Um, yeah, sure…that’s what I meant to do. HA! Total accident but I suppose…not really!

Indeed, tomorrow is a special day for me and my husband (it is because of his love and support that Yoga Blend exists…thank you baby…I couldn’t have done any of this without you!) Additionally, it is a special day because the day itself contains the energy of marching forth within its name. In this part of the world, we are moving towards Spring and the earth is primed with energy, excitement, growth and movement. The earth is gently pushing life forth. The sun is shining brighter and higher in the sky, the days are warmer, and the rains (in some parts of the country) are more plentiful to bring nourishment and life to the seeds, encouraging them to sprout. Those seeds can be for plant life or an idea, a creation.

If there is something that you want to create and you are afraid to start or maybe you are working towards something and are hesitant about taking it to the next level, March 4th is a great day to just go for it! Ride the wave of energy that exists all around and give your dreams a chance to spring forth and grow.

Thank you…thank you…thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting Yoga Blend. It takes every single one of us for this community to thrive. I am so grateful for the past 11 years, for the practice of yoga, for all the teachers, the employees, the students, the challenges, the successes. All of it makes Yoga Blend the special place that it is and it all started with a dream and the courage to March Forth!

We still have a few more events left for our 11 Day Anniversary Immersion. Thursday, March 3rd is Sonic Flow with Darby playing live music while his lovely wife, Ari leads a flow class. Friday, March 4th is Meditation in Motion with me. Saturday, March 5th there is a FREE community potluck from 4-6pm and Kirtan with my dear friend Daniel form 6-8pm. If you have not experienced Kirtan before, I highly recommend it. It is a wonderful practice of call and response style singing to unite our voices, open our hearts, and connect us to the Divine within and without. I hope to see you at one or all! More info here!

With infinite love and gratitude…
Christy (Jason and Clark)