HEY PARENTS 👋🏾 @YOGAFOSTER WILL BABYSIT YOUR KIDS. You heard me right. We know it’s been a TRIP working from home and running your child’s virtual classroom at the same time. We want to help you EXHALE with our new platform, Yoga Foster At Home, which offers live and pre-recorded yoga and mindfulness for elementary-age students. Our team is hosting mindful breaks, yoga classes, and workshops for making home more mindful during this time. Educators, you can send this to parents who need support setting up some mindfulness at home, and we’ll answer all the questions that might be coming your way. Learn more and subscribe — link in bio!
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I had a call with @butibroughtcake who helped me think through how best to respond with everything I’m working on right now: long-term sustainability with @yogafoster, rapid relief with @reclamationventures, and other projects now on hold. She made sure to emphasize that my health and well-being is important, and to carve out at least 30mins each day to be sitting with myself. She reminded me that my projects will get through this, and I deserve to get through, too. I really needed to hear it so now I’m making space tonight for nothing 👋🏾 what are y’all bingeing these days?
30 Mar 2020
My morning coffee chats are our way to start the day together, no matter how far away we feel. Join each morning at 8am EST on IG live to talk wellness, business, and how to reclaim your voice. Swipe to see who’s joining us this week as featured guests. Hope to see you there! Tell me: what’s your favorite way to start the day?
30 Mar 2020
We have to lean on each other right now. (Okay, not physically. Metaphorically. Because all we have is each other. And that’s what we’re being so exposed to in this moment. Our interdependence. Especially our dependence on the safety and the security of those most vulnerable. I’ve been holding monthly coffee chats at 8am on my IG live. It’s been healing for me. I’m so glad we can come together every morning and start our day (for the U.S. folks) in community. I hope you join us, especially if you wake up feeling a little lost and lonely. Like I do. As @missclary said this morning, it’s healthy to have these big questions. And I think it’s better when we’re asking them together. It’s also been affirming watching our community come together to offer rapid relief through @reclamationventures for business owners and instructors struggling. Thank you, thank you. It’s growing stronger each day. I am grieving and healing, helpless and whole. Right now and all the time, in one space or another. And as work calls my body and brain into action around the clock, my heart is swelling with admiration and fear but above all, love for me and you and all we hold dear. The only way out is through, and the only way through is together. Sending you a little virtual hug through this screen (with washed hands and a tender heart). 📸: @ericaelan
28 Mar 2020
Come join me for family-friendly practices! In just a few days @yogafoster shifted everything to release our Mindful Remote Learning platform, offering daily live and pre-recorded yoga and meditation for educators, students and their families. Our whole team of staff and supporters have been working around the clock to make this possible. I’m teaching TWO classes each week for our educators to include in their virtual classrooms. And you can join in, too! If you’re homeschooling or just looking for a playful practice, I’d love to have you join. Thursdays at 11a EST for a 30-min yoga flow Fridays at 12p EST for a 10-min mindfulness practice Link in bio to RSVP. It’s FREE, and if you have the capacity you can donate to @yogafoster to keep our work possible for schools. Ps there are TONS of other resources available in English and Spanish. The schedule changes each day! Visit the website to see more. 📸: TBT to a shoot with @lululemon
24 Mar 2020
As soon as schools closed the @yogafoster started working overtime to create the Mindful Remote Lesrning toolkit with daily live and pre-recorded classes for educators, their students and their families 🌱 Head to our new website (yogafoster.org) to explore all the resources, which include videos and downloadable worksheets that take the practice offline for students without access to technology at home. Resources available in both English and Spanish (thank you for the volunteer support, @yahel_sg!) As part I’ll be teaching two live classes a week for kids and their grownups! Join me Thursdays at 11 for a family-friendly yoga flow, and Fridays at 12p for a short meditation practice 💕 I cannot thank the @yogafoster staff and volunteers who rallied to make this possible in just a few days, and the @ompractice team for gifting all educators free virtual yoga for the whole year.
24 Mar 2020
Took this because I’m proud of putting on real pants 🙌🏾 but also because I’m still full of inspiration from the @forfreedoms gathering last month. These times expose the systemic inequities we need to change through our dollar, our voice and our vote. I’ll be taking over @wanderlustfest IG tomorrow as part of our @reclamationventures Day Of Action, where we’re highlighting our relief efforts in the wellness community. Help me gain signatures for our solidarity pact, gather 500 new responses to our State of Yoga survey with @setucommunity, and raise another $5,000 for our relief fund. Yesterday was the best time to take action. The second best time is now. And we need all the help we can get. Comment with a 👋🏾 If you’re willing to share our message tomorrow!
21 Mar 2020
ATTENTION ALL YOGA TEACHERS 🚨 Our community is at risk right now, and I need your help to offer more relief. As you might have seen, @reclamationventures has partnered with @setucommunity to create a survey to learn about what yoga instructors need and how they are impacted by COVID-19. PLEASE go take that survey to help us help everyone! Link in bio. Tag two yoga instructors you know below 👇🏾 📸: @camilafalquez #nikeyoga @nike
20 Mar 2020
Join me everyday at 8am EST for a coffee chat on business and impact. Each day we’ll dive into a new business topic, review helpful tools, answer questions, and do a quick interview with an inspiring entrepreneur! It was great testing it out this morning. Tomorrow we’ll be talking about financial wellness, including how to prep for a long-term recession, the best places to invest, and how the costs to enter the market have lowered. Morning coffee walks are a big part of my mental health ritual, so I’m excited to hold this space to hold myself accountable, too. See you tomorrow 👋🏾 And if you’re interested in being interviewed, DM me.
19 Mar 2020
Thanks to everyone who came to last night’s live discussion. As requested, I’ve re-opened our @gofundme from when I launched @reclamationventures so you can donate directly to the relief fund. Remember that donating is a secondary means to supporting marginalized businesses and individuals during this time. The first best way is giving them money directly. Only support our fundraiser if you’ve already done this, and still have the means to support. Please remember that @reclamationventures is fully a volunteer initiative and I have a full-time job. I’m working as fast as I can to respond to every application and message across both social accounts. I’d appreciate all the love, support and patience you have to offer!
18 Mar 2020
Exhausted and proud to share this resource from RV. And I need your help. I’ll be going live at 9p EST to share ways all of us can come together to support those most impacted in our community, but in the meantime: 1. Apply for the grant and SHARE the opportunity with others. 2. Take the survey we created with @setucommunity so we can see the full scope of the issue and SHARE with others. 3. Pledge to support if you have the funds. Remember the first course of action is to directly support small businesses near you. The second is to work with us. We’re so grateful for your help. BTW, we wouldn’t be able to deploy capital this quickly if it weren’t for our Patreon subscribers. Y’all are the real MVPs, giving each month so we can do the same. Ps - also need volunteers to help on a lot of work both here and at @yogafoster so slide in the DMs if you can help (remotely). Love you. Stay safe.
17 Mar 2020