When Jody and I took over an existing yoga studio close to 12 years ago, one of the main things that we felt needed to be improved (besides the bright raspberry red walls - does anyone else remember them!?) was the sense of community. Over almost a dozen years, I have been so humbled by the growth of our KULA and never more so than last Friday night.
KULA: A community of the heart... A group coming together of its own free will... An intentional community... A family.
I know that I have written about this before, but as we gathered in the studio to celebrate the life of BYS Yoga instructor and dear friend, Antoinette Cardamone, I was once again reminded of a few things:
1. How some of the most important people and relationships in my life have come from my involvement in the yoga studio. This is a biggie.
2. That our kula is constantly changing. I was so thrilled to see that some newer students, who had never even met Antoinette in person, were drawn to attend. I also received many messages from current and former students who were unable to attend but wanted to send along their best wishes.
3. That our kula is generous with their hearts and donations - we raised $540 for Rainbow Kitchen Community Services!
Sending out so much LOVE to everyone who attended last week's event (both in person and in spirit)!
Check out the
of a special portion of the evening inspired by Paul Richards, executed by Ashley O'Hara (and her trusty harmonium), and captured by Levana Melamed... thanks guys!
Recognizing, honoring, and bowing deeply to the divine light within...