Morning Magic Remote Offering! May 17 2020
Hey Community! After speaking to a few folks in the community about what its been like practicing from home and remotely, we came up with an idea for a cool new community practice to encourage and develop a home sitting practice.
Finding the discipline and structure to sit daily took me years, and it really is the support of my teacher that got me this far. I am excited to offer "Morning Magic" a 40 minute morning routine to help us all wake up with community, intention, and meditation. The gathering will take place via zoom and we encourage you to roll right out of bed and log on. The idea is that these practices will be the first thing (maybe go pee and get yourself comfortable, but you get it) so that there isn't any space to check the phone, email, get distracted.
We will spend 5-10 minutes journaling. This can look like anything. I have been writing down everything I can remember from my dreams, and then gratitude. But it can be intention, prayer, free writing, doodling- whatever feels right for you.
From there we will take 5-10 minutes to stretch (this will probably look like taking a couple yoga poses) and doing some conscious and gentle breath work.
Then we will spend 15 minutes in a silent sit. We will be offering mindfulness of the body and the breath, but if you have a mantra practice, or something different you are doing, that is awesome.
This offering is meant to be a platform for you to experiment with, and a structure of support and accountability in order to create positive change. Mornings are magic, and starting out this way makes a huge difference is the rest of the 24 hours. You may decide to sit longer, or opt out of pranayama- everyone is different.
So join in and see what comes of it for you!
Mondays 8:00am - 8:40 with Alexis
Wednesdays 6:30am - 7:10 with Emily
This offering is a suggested donation of $5.00. No one turned away for lack of funds.
We are experimenting with some different time options, and depending on how it goes, we may adjust that schedule. This is a temporary offering while we are all in quarantine, and we plan on running it twice weekly through the end of June. Reach out with questions! We will see you in the AM!