Happy February! It is the shortest month of the year, and in the Okanagan, a transition between winter and spring. Yesterday I brushed two centimetres of snow off my car and today I walked to Bean Scene in 11-degree sunshine. February reminds me to be present – to enjoy both the quiet, cold days to tuck in, guiltless, with Netflix and the rare, warm days that bring rays of sunlight through the window.
2018 is our year of Radical Self-Acceptance. Our theme for cultivating radical self-acceptance for the month of February is LOVE.
We love our best friends, our kids, our pets. We can love coffee and chocolate and red wine. We love romantically and passionately. We can love running, swimming, and naps. Let’s notice love for a moment, as it relates to ourselves. The looking in the mirror love. The laying our head on the pillow at night and all that’s there is ourself kind of love. Self-love is a state of appreciation for oneself that grows from actions that support our
physical, psychological and spiritual growth (Psychology Today). You have within you the very things you need to extend yourself a little bit more love this February. We can’t wait to support you. We have 49 yoga classes and 30 mediation classes a week for your body, mind, soul, and heart.
This month, we’re reading Love Warrior, a memoir by Glennon Doyle. Glennon writes with a vulnerability that allows universal truths to be shared with such intimacy I feel like we’re talking over a cup of tea on my couch. From the book: “We can choose to be perfect and admired or to be real and loved. We must decide.” You are invited to read along with us, we have copies available for purchase in the studio.
February’s special event was Galentine’s Day! On February 8 th, we celebrated love and friendship with an energetic girl power yoga class followed by an evening of champagne and snacks at Bar Norcino. Proceeds from the event went to Me to We, in support of girls’ education in Kenya. We were thrilled that the event sold out in 24 hours. We had so much fun, and would like to extend a big thank you for all of the support! If you
missed this one, we will have lots of special offerings throughout the year. The best way to keep up on our special events and promotions is to follow us on social media: we’re on Instagram and Facebook.
Who you are in this moment is enough…and the next moment, and the next, and the one after that. It’s okay to LOVE both who you are and who you are becoming. See you at the studio.