Our event with iUnderstand rocked! Over 90 people gathered to breathe, move, and connect in community for Mental Health Awareness Month. The beautiful venue filled with glorious hearts holding space for one another along with all those who struggle with depression, anxiety, stress, or have been impacted by suicide. We all left feeling connected by heart & that we are never really alone. Isolation is the enemy of mental wellbeing & EmbodyGR and iUnderstand offer an antidote. So much gratitude to all who showed up, to Vonnie Woodrick of iUnderstand, and City Flats Hotel for being our gracious hosts.
This week at EmbodyGR tribe member Kari Wilson will share her art with us and how yoga & meditation in community has impacted her journey of mental wellbeing, creativity, and daily living! It will be a special evening! Hope you can join us!
Love to all,
May 17, 2017
Who: YOU, and a friend!
What: Kari Wilson shares her art & heart!
Where: Fountain Street Church Social Hall
When: Wed. May 17, 2017
Why: To be happier, healthier & to give back to your community!
May 20 - Ladyfest GR 2017 Event
When: Saturday May 20 @ 11am-3pm
Where: Grand Rapids Public Library
What: Join us for a day of learning and building for women. This event will be a part of a "two-part" LadyFest 2017 event series that seeks to educate, empower and mobilize women and girls to take action around the various issues affecting our communities.
This event features Safety Pin Box creator Leslie Mac and the sessions below:
Thanks and gratitude
Gotta open with thanks to those from our tribe who were models at our Be The Light Fashion Show with lululemon Grand Rapids! What an event! Quinn, Dina, Olivia, Kendrick, Dan, Adam, & Dan... you all rocked it! And extra special thanks to Quinn, Dina & Olivia for sharing their stories with us. Also, a big thank you to Peri, Lori, Lisa, and Jesse for helping with registration and the silent auction! We also premiered "Dan's Story," a short film by Aaron B. Smith which was power & beauty. Cannot thank those two men enough. We will drop that film on a Wednesday night soon.
Mark your calendars for next week (AT 6PM!!!) that EmbodyGR is on the road at City Flats Hotel. We are partnering with iUnderstand in May for Mental Health Awareness Month. I will be leading the yoga & Geoff Lamden will be our sound guru. This is a not to be missed event. Register at the eventbrite link below for your free ticket to reserve your mat space:
You are amazing! You are valuable! You are precious! And EmbodyGR isn't the same when you are not in our circle of care. We always say the hardest part is showing up so do your best to get yourself on your mat next Wednesday night to care for YOU, hold space for another & cultivate positivity enough for you to share. The world needs you to BE THE LIGHT!
See you soon.
Mental Health Month Yoga with EmbodyGR & i understand
When: Wed May 10 @ 6-8pm
Where: City Flats Hotel Grand Rapids
What: Come learn, stretch, and grow with us during Mental Health Awareness Month! This free community class on May 10 offers sound therapy, yoga instruction, and an opportunity to learn more about collaborative non-profit organization's i understand and EmbodyGR. Appetizers and beverages will be provided for all participants, plus photo booth fun!
Please bring your own mat and/or towel. A limited quantity of yoga mats will be available for complimentary use at the event.
May 10 - Air To Care fundraiser for HQ
When: Wed May 10 @ 7pm-9pm
Where: Celebration! Cinema North
What: Air to Care is an air band battle held to celebrate and support the work of HQ. [hqgr.org] Come enjoy the show and cast your vote, along with our prestigious judges, to determine who advances to the next round and eventually takes home the belt.
*It's at the same time as our iUnderstand event, but consider purchasing a $15 ticket just to support the cause!
May 13 -
Heartside All Stars for Health- Let's Cheer them ON!
Fifth Third Riverbank Run!
Volunteers are the heart of the Revive & Thrive Project and we need a few more helping hands. Volunteering with the Revive & Thrive is very rewarding and we will provide you with training and gratitude.
Contact Wendy at firstname.lastname@example.org or616-581-4103.
“The EmbodyGR community embraces and supports, says ‘yes you can’ when the noisy inner voice says, ‘no you can’t’ – Kari Wilson, Community Member