I hope everyone had a great weekend and found their way to yoga wherever it may be. When you practice, please continue to really practice yoga on the mat and off. Let's have a re-cap in case some forgot shall we?
The Five Yamas of Yoga
- Ahimsa- the practice of non-violence which includes physical, mental, and emotional violence towards others and the self.
- Satya-truthfulness. urges us to live and speak our truth at all times.
- Asteya-NON-STEALING is best defined as not taking what is not freely given.
- Brahmacharya- (continence) states that when we have control over our physical impulses of excess we attain knowledge, vigor and increased energy. To break the bonds that attach us to our excesses and addictions, when we need both courage and will.
- Aparigraha-(non-coveting) urges us to let go of everything we do not need, possessing only as much as necessary.
Why the re-cap? Well, this weekend unfortunately our good friend, talented, gifted, brilliant, hard working, single mom; Krista Eggering who you all know from our Mala Workshops was notified that a so called "yogi" stole her intellectual property. Every word from her posts, invites and went so far as to copy the description of the work shops and used it on all social media outlets as well as her mala work. Truly heartbreaking.
Why was I notified? Well, this "yoga" decided to steal my intellectual property as well. This situation put the two of us in a rip-roaring spin. We work hard. We think. We are creative. We spend hours and hours creating. From descriptions, to posts, playlists, logos, dharmas, what ever the case may be to find out that someone just can't think for themselves. And I do not want to hear that we inspired her. Stealing is different than inspiring. She went so far and obviously did not see my logo watermarked on the photo. Silly yogi. Tricks are for kids.
Krista and I spoke, messaged each other, and were there for each other and we both did what we needed to do to calm down and remember that this will return to her.
Krista said it best. " I connected this situation to the energy of the year..being that it is an 11 year and an inner reflection year....we were her mirror."
And I will add; that mirror has cracked.
So, this situation has been resolved and this WILL NEVER happen again with this "yogi".
What a great way to end a emotional week! Sunday's class was full of light and POSITIVE energy. I am proud to say, almost one year and I have not yet had to sage the studio after class!!! Thank you for always coming to class smiling, happy, not complaining, not demanding, no criticizing and always spreading positive vibes.
Announcements and Reminders!!
Saturday, May 12 at 11:00 am is the Mother/ Daughter Workshop with Michelle and Bayley. $40 sign in on the SUKHA app and pay at the door. I am sad to announce that Brittany has decided to pause her yoga teaching career to focus on her full-time teaching job and make that her first priority. I would like to share with you what Brittany had to say in case some of you don't see her. "I want to thank you for being an incredible boss and operating an amazing studio that has such a beautiful community attached to it. I've loved teaching at SUKHA so much and I have grown so much from it."
We will miss you. Brittany will hopefully be subbing for us.
Friday, May 18th 6:00 pm Big Hearts to Little Hearts Fundraiser at All Dolled Up Paul Mitchell Salon in Brick " A night of Wellness". Yoga, Reiki, Angel Card Readings, Playa Bowls, Local Vendors, Essential Oils and give-a-ways. $20 at the door. All proceeds go to Big Hearts.
Tuesday, May 29 7:00 pm will be a Full Moon Cord Cutting with Maryjo. $20 Check in on SUKHA app, pay at the door.
Thursday, June 7th 7:00 pm- Clean. Green. Home. A Free class on how to clean your home with chemical and toxic free oils. From glass cleaner to hard wood floors. I am so excited to announce that this will be held at SUKHA neighbor "A Shore Style" Unique Coastal Industrial Decor and so much more. Light refreshments will be served. Tips and DIY tricks to get your house CLEAN and GREEN. Toxic FREE.
Personal Yogis!!!! Well, this is going to be exciting!! Just a teaser. but stay tuned for a new and exciting offer from SUKHA.
Check the app my friends for schedule updates and changes.
May Specials!! $12 drop in or 5 classes for $50 for new guests
Gentle Yoga/Restorative with Cathy Higgins will begin Mid June. Sunday's 10:30
Monday the 4:30 pm is BACK with Destinee!!
Monday 6:30 pm CLASSIC Rewind with Maria ( this class is one time only. this week) keep checking up for new Monday evening class times)
Two for Tuesday with Bayley!!!! 9:30 am and 5:45 pm
I feel like Carol Miller!!! HA HA. LMAO
Have a great week my friends,