What a year 2016 has been. Through its ups & downs I must sincerely offer my gratitude for you being part of EmbodyGR, the life of our greater Grand Rapids community, and a light in my life! Without YOU I could not do what I do and we could not impact our world, making it better for so many people. It is only in relationship that we can know "self", and it is together that we grow & navigate this journey called life.
As the darkest day of the year approaches let us remember the light that resides within. We are the ones who tend to the hearth fire. We are the ones who kindle the flame. We are the ones required to keep a last ember aglow. As BKS Iyengar said with his words and life's testimony, "Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame."
Let us take BKS's words seriously. This Wednesday join in community, in practice, in celebration of the light within. And please, please, please... I have but one request of you at the holiday. Give the gift of our community to a friend who may struggle, especially at this time of year. Isolation is a terrible burden, so invite them to Wednesday night and share the light of EmbodyGR. No financial cost is required so allow the gift of EmbodyGR be one that can keep giving all year long, each and every week, to the next new person in our circle of care.
Important Reminder: Carolyn Koebel will be our special musical guest at our solstice celebration Wednesday! What a way to wrap up 2016! Immediately following our gathering we will be decorating cookies while sharing in tea and conversation. Bring a dozen cookies or frosting & toppings if you are inspired.
With love and light,
Dec 21, 2016
**We have child care! Sign up on-line.
Who: YOU & all yo people
What: Winter Solstice Celebration w/ Carolyn Koebel
Where: Fountain Street Church Social Hall
When: Wed. Dec 21, 2016 6:30-8:00pm
Why: Celebrate the light within!
Bring: Cookies, frosting and/or toppings if inspired!
December 28- NO EmbodyGR
January 4th - Grand Rapids Drive Yoga Night!
Yoga before the basketball game! 4:15-5:15pm @ the Delta Plex. $15 discounted reserved tickets.
January 20-21- Women's March On Washington- cost $150 chartered bus through FSC March DC:
Quote for the Week
“In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” ~ Albert Camus
“The EmbodyGR community embraces and supports, says ‘yes you can’ when the noisy inner voice says, ‘no you can’t’ – Kari Wilson, Community Member