I want to spotlight one young gentleman in particular this month as he has been incredibly inspirational and has made huge strides. Malik ended 2016 with many obstacles, but he has truly persevered. He has practiced mediation and pranayama with me almost every week, shared his stories and passions, opened up about his struggles and severed relationships, and expressed beautiful optimism for his future.I invited him to come to EmbodyGR after a conversation we had about friendship and community and he agreed to come! He has now been to two gatherings and I am overcome by watching him dive right in! Seeing that was a confirmation of how powerful this work really is! I am so proud of him and his courage to try something new and practice self care. Which I have come to understand is truly a luxury for so many do not have the opportunity to experience. I look forward to the coming month and working with these amazing young women and men.