I just wanted to put a quick post out today - lots went on yesterday, but I was really delighted and surprised to find that the role I resonated with and ended up filling this week was simply assisting Seane in her classes. It's such a pleasure to be in that space - both as student and as assistant. And, to be frank, where else is an amateur anatomy geek going to see up to 450 (yup, imagine trying to work that space - soooo much fun; so splendid to serve and support!) spines, feet, shoulders, etc?
The other highlight of the week, happening last night, was the YOGAVOTES rally - it was an incredible gathering of students where a broad selection of the excellent teachers and presenters accompanied by DJ Drez did a wonderful job creating an experience for body, mind and soul!! And, we rocked it out - Yogi Ravers.... excellent prep for Ziggy.
This brings me to the point of this post - YOGAVOTES... YOGAVOTES is a non-partisan effort to engage the yoga community to exercise our civic franchise. To take our values, and our discernment and our judgement, and figure out how to effectively begin to create constituency. A values-based community that can he recognized as involved, educated and compassionate. To stand and be counted, and to vote our conscience as best we may.
It's not about telling you who to vote for, what to vote for or how to vote - it's about getting all of us (me, too!) past our apathy, past our 'it doesn't matter' and past our disillusionment. In our practice, we learn to let the soft overcome the hard, and to persist in the face of resistance. This is about getting it OFF THE MAT, INTO THE WORLD.
Take a moment - grab your phone and get ready to text!
The number to text is 56512 - then text the word VOTE. This simply takes your pledge that you will vote and work to engage yourself in the info and issues! If you want to bring friends along, please do!
If you're in the ATX, I'm the YOGAVOTES Ambassador for Austin, so I'm looking at some get togethers with other folks who would want to become leaders in yoga studios and community to help us spread the word and get engaged!
Who's in?? Let me know, I give thanks and praise!