Happy December Tribe!
Are you still overflowing from the abundance of love and beauty we created last week at EmbodyGR? We were so fortunate to have such an incredible guest line-up to bless us with a powerful musical & meditative experience. Not only did we have the goddess of percussion with us, Carolyn Koebel, she brought along Sokhna Heathyre Mabin, Kundalini teacher, and Matú Étienne, guitar musician. AND international bhakti yogini Carrie Grossman was in the house!
If you missed it...Carrie Grossman is an international, devoted singer of sacred song. Carrie has studied the art of mantra for 20 years, learning from master teachers who have supported her opening to the sphere of blissful realms. Carrie’s music has a divine sound & her soul expresses sweetness. She has produced 3 albums to date and is currently mastering her fourth album in NY. You may find her music on Apple Music, Spotify, AND is also featured on Insight Timer (a free meditation app you must get if you do not have it yet.)
You can listen to Carrie HERE
Our community is so fortunate to attract such sweet humans to share their gifts with us. The combination of yoga, mindfulness, music, mantra, and song is powerful. I am still experiencing the uplifted energy and positive effects of the night. Becoming educated in the importance of practicing physical, mental & spiritual work is crucial in helping us heal and making our lives healthier, more clear and vibrant. These ancient practices shared in community have such potency and power! I cannot thank Carrie, Carolyn, Sokhna, & Matu enough for sharing their gifts with us. May we continue to do our work as we walk the path for all beings to be healthy, happy, & free. May we know peace, may we share peace, may our world know peace.
Be sure to show up this week, December 5 at EmbodyGR for the Third Agreement from Don Miguel Ruiz's book, The Four Agreements. We will wrestle the simple, yet profound teaching "Do not make assumptions."
Finally, thanks to all those who donated to Embody for Giving Tuesday. Though our offerings are free for all people, it takes money to run an organization and expand our impact. Every dollar invested (yes, invested not spent) gets regenerated into greater health & service in local community. Donations become a fly-wheel of perpetual good! You give, people receive, people heal, people give back. It's an upward spiral of people living healthier, happier lives while meaningfully giving back in service. WIN. WIN. WIN. If you gave, thank you. If haven't yet and can offer a financial gift, it would be deeply appreciated. Donate here
Here's to making the world a healthier, happier place for ALL people!
Love & wellness,
December 5, 2018Who: YOU and all your people for a holiday treat of presence and inspiration!
What: Dana leads: The Third Agreement
Where: Social Hall - Fountain Street Church
When: Wed Dec 5- 6:30-8:00pm
Why: Feel Better Do Good
Ask: To give yourself back in service to your community 4+ hours/month
Let's celebrate & DO GOOD!
Community Partner Announcement-MEL TROTTER
Ways to give back:
A Very Merry Jingle Jam for Mel Trotter Ministries
Wed. December 19th, 2018- HOME at The BOB - FREE & open to all ages! DJ JayVee will be spinning tunes. Plan to go out after our gathering together for a night out on the town in support of our brothers & sisters who struggle with housing.
EMBODYGR WELCOMES SPECIAL GUEST CAROLYN KOEBEL!!
When: Dec 19, 2018 @ our Solstice celebration! 6:30-8:00pm
Where: FSC Social Hall
Mel Trotter 'Code Blue' Winter Drive- ends Dec 31, 2018
"Code blue” is a term used by MTM describe the most extreme winter conditions in West Michigan, when temperatures fall significantly and stay below freezing over a period of time, putting those experiencing homelessness who are exposed to the elements at severe risk of hypothermia, frost bite or even death.
Donations Needed for Winter Warm Up list:
New or like new items for men, women & children. All ages and sizes.
Hand warmers (new only)
Waterproof winter boots
Hats (Please no handmade hats)
Wool or fleece socks
SAVE THE DATE: Embody The Stars March 7, 2019
From 7:30-10:30pm at the Goei Center
“Yoga is like music: the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.” ~ B.K.S. Iyengar
“The EmbodyGR community embraces and supports, says ‘yes you can’ when the noisy inner voice says, ‘no you can’t’ – Kari Wilson, Community Member