I've been thinking a lot about my path the wellness recently. Why it is that I've chosen to share it with the world, why I want to teach and write about yoga, and to love wildly... Why I've made the choice to choose love over fear, every damn day. I've come to realize that taking care of + caring for others has always been second nature, but caring for myself unconditionally is a rather new concept for me. Though it's one that I've embraced wholeheartedly.
The last few weeks (as I deal with the final leg of my immigration to the USA), have been really challenging. I've been anxious, frazzled, frantic, and at moments - broken-hearted, and oh so sad.
It's been incredibly comforting to lean into my practice. To return to this place, not only when things are great, but when they all fall apart as well. To come to the mat, without judgement or expectation. Where there are no rights or wrongs, or immigration statuses, or paperwork... The place where I'm allowed to move + breathe + play + just be. Not a place to escape to, but rather a place to feel it all + let it all go.
I'm learning to accept the things that I can not change. To enjoy the little things - a backbend with a smile, the leaves in mid-October, a matinee with an old friend... And I'm doing my best to navigate this crazy journey, with my (open) heart as my compass.
How are you taking care of yourselves? Do you need some ideas? Meditate, get on the mat, treat yourself to a massage, eat nourishing foods, go for a hike in the woods, play with your pup, take a workshop, start a project - get inspired!
What is the W.E.L.L. Summit? Let me tell you! It's an urban weekend wellness retreat, taking place in the heart of Boston. Come practice, listen, play, eat, grow, and learn with some of the most inspiring and open-hearted individuals in the wellness field.
I'm really looking forward to nourishing meals, morning yoga, and taking some extra time for myself after the chaos that has infiltrated my life. I'm looking forward to slowing down, and doing the work.
I'm super excited for the Breakout Session speakers! My Instagram idol, Ksenia Avdulova, who you may know better as the acai aficionado, Breakfast Criminals, is talking all about using social media to market your business. She's super awesome, and I'm really hoping I'll get to chat Brazilian superfruits and heart bowl love with her.
Brandie Gilliam, Founder and Creative Director of Thoughtfully Magazine, will also be attending as a business expert. As a graphic designer, yoga teacher, wellness enthusiast, and aspiring writer - it's safe to say that I love Thoughtfully Magazine. I was so thrilled when they made my fav @yoga_girl, Rachel Brathen, made the Issue 3 cover - and they didn't photoshop her image. How refreshing is that? I'd love to hear more from this lady and her inspiring project.
So what do you say? Want to join in the fun, my fellow wellness warriors?
Wellness, Empowerment, Learning, Luxury.
There are three ways to attend, Full Experience, Weekender Pass, and Weekend Warrior Pass.
Farm-To-Table Welcome Dinner
Lunch on Friday, November 6th & Saturday, November 7th
Breakfast on Saturday, November 7th
Brunch on Sunday, November 8th
2 days of interactive and educational breakout sessions and access to wellness leaders. All breakout sessions will be capped at 30 people ensuring you will have a chance to connect with the speaker, ask questions and get your questions answered!
Networking opportunities with wellness professionals and enthusiasts
Exclusive gift bag filled with wellness goodies
Exclusive offers from our Sponsors such as a two month membership to Thrive Market + 15% off of your first purchase
Here’s what your W.E.L.L.come Weekender Pass will include:
Farm-To-Table Welcome Dinner with Keynote Speaker Latham Thomas
Check-in Gift Bag
Turn-Down Gift Bag
Access to your choice of Breakout Sessions (Saturday & Sunday)
Saturday morning yoga class with Boston Yogi Emily Griffin (optional)
All inclusive Saturday lunch
Access to the L.I.V.E. W.E.L.L. Marketplace
Sunday morning movement class (optional)
Get your own all-inclusive ticket at a discounted price, just for Mass Musings + YYZ->BOS readers!
Enjoy $75 off the the full conference ticket with the code MASSMUSINGS
Enjoy $30 off the Weekender ticket with the code MASSWEEKENDER
For more updates and information, check out the W.E.L.L. Summit Blog!
Hopefully I'll see you at the Summit!
Until next time friends - peace + love,