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The Schedule This Week

We are transitioning this week!! Our LiveStream classes now happen through our Mobile App! That means we have a class every day Live Stream and we have 4 in person classes outside!!! That feels really BIG!!!

We have a new stand alone OnDemand membership…we are going to continue to evolve this as a stand alone $10 a month subscription product, with great series and classes for your home practice.

Yes, this Summer and the next few weeks will be NEW…that is an opportunity for fresh growth and different experiences!

Adding Clarity and Direction!

I got to class early today to set up our video streaming and recording (started late, colors washed out, buzzing in mic…livestream worked, progress)…Geneva Terrace at the University Of Redlands Marin Campus is beautiful. Seriously, I know I am stating the obvious. This is a great place to find your inspiration, motivation and even perspiration.

We are adding services, launching new software and making it easier to get to class and connect into your community.

1) Marin Power Yoga – our mobile software and web access brings you in person classes and access to live streams from class! Daily messages from Araceli and easy access to the schedule.

2) MPY OnDemand is your home studio for yoga and fitness with short classes, tutorials, series and meditations! Coming soon – podcasts for people who only want audio!

3) Sacred Programming. Create magic with us! Next event is August 7th…Cacao Ceremony.

If you have trouble setting up a new account or getting the intro deal, reach out to amy@marinpoweryoga.com for support!

New Software

Our new software from FitDegree launched this week! Our Mobile App, Marin Power Yoga is live in the Apple store and in Google Play. Register for a new account and get access to our intro deal, view the schedule and sign up for LiveStreams or In Person outdoor classes. This will be what we use when the studio opens to book classes inside the studio and for private classes as well as access to our OnDemand classes. Grow With Us!

ReBirth

Starting over? No. We have so much experience and knowledge from the past, we have to use that! This isn’t about opening up the doors, moping the floors and saying we are open. This is about looking at the past carefully and making sure we create intentionally an amazing space in real life and online that is educational and empowering!

We are integrating in new software, today. There are some nice features around connecting to friends and being able to invite them to class (yes, I have already invited Gavin and Amy to classes this week, you know I love this). More practically the software let’s us manage our class schedule and makes it easy for you to register for classes and have a membership.

You’ve changed. I know. Right? We had to increase our prices, we are close to industry standard now and while that may be surprising, we will continue to work with people who reach out needing financial assistance. We created a new online Membership for our people wherever you are in the digital universe, this will include our live streams and OnDemand videos. As we open for hybrid classes, the online videos will remain available for all full memberships!

Another big change is a difference between auto-pay and a one month membership. Your auto-pays help us to have a business, plan classes and staff…your membership is so important to the health of the community we have kept the price lower by $30 per month. Yes, we want you to be auto-pay members!!!

There is more information coming, we are trying to be better communicators and share more information transparently!

First in Person Class Wednesday May 5th at Redlands

First In Person Class.

I got chills up my arms typing the headline above. We are doing our FIRST in-person class Wednesday May 5th, 2021…outdoors on the Redlands Campus. Class will start at 9am. Probably. Araceli is teaching, so when I say class will end at 10am, plan accordingly.

We are doing this for the next 4 weeks as an experiment!

How do you get signed in for class? The App. 

Wait, I am not using the Marin Yoga App? Amy will help you get set-up tonight or Wednesday morning. You can email her at amy@marinpoweryoga.com and get support!

We set up the class for 20 spots and will see how the space fills in. If you can walk or bike to class, please do that. It is an easy way to love living here. 

Will the class be available online? We are trying to record it and upload it on Wednesday mid afternoon. The future is hybrid.

This is a NEW ADVENTURE for us. Please forgive the late notice and any technical issues! 

Why the Redlands Campus? This is an AMAZING resource in San Anselmo and a sacred location where education happens. We want you to know this school is a resource to you and that starts with us collaborating!

These classes are a fundraiser for the Canal Alliance. Right???

I hope to see you Wednesday. We will have weekend classes coming soon, details are still being finalized with Town. If you can’t make it to class or want to donate in a way that is tax deductible, please join our Fundraising Team page and make your contribution here: https://donate.canalalliance.org/team/356484

This is the start of an amazing Spring into Summer. Do this With Us!!!
Love,
Jamie 

Yin Residency with Wendy

Love Your Self.

We are kicking off our first Residency of the year with Wendy and Yin at the end of this week. Why? Self-Love People. We are easing into the year with love and devotion for your best teacher, YOU. As the rain alternates between a gentle pitter patter and the wind slamming doors, I feel the cold nip of winter reminding me this is exactly where I am supposed to be, healing and getting better.

Why aren’t we doing a 30 day challenge or a juice cleanse? Because that is so last year. Seriously, you do not need to deprive yourself of bread or meat or rest or wine or force yourself to do chaturangas for 30 days in a row to prove how strong you are. You Are Enough.

I know it doesn’t feel that way. 

Write the next chapter of your life with us; share the soggy trails, epic climbs, burpees, handstands and deep stretches, these are the many paths we are taking to building a healthy community with you.

The Plan

  1. Marin Yoga – Our Mobile Application. This is the new front door to our community. It is free for everyone and provides a complimentary class each day. Our Residency programs will happen on the App in real time each month. This is the secret to your success, we are building positive habits with trackers and communication, we are adding in goal setting this month. 
  2. Marin Power Yoga – Our Paid Portal. This is where our series will be OnDemand along with our full library of classes. We are asking you to be a paid Member for the power of choice, you can do any of our classes any time. You can access this from our mobile app!
  3. Meditation – We are building an incredible meditation program. Why? Because this is the way to mental freedom. You can start with one of our Series, or join in during one of our upcoming Residencies. Aren’t you tired of saying you don’t meditate? 

We have some strange technical issues, like having two different sign-ins for the front end and the back end. Why? Because we are experimenting with technology and living on the edge of what is easy and what is possible. This will get easier and look better this year.

We moved to a private platform because your data is created by the actions you take and it should be yours! If you can’t afford another subscription, we have you covered with an incredible free service, our paid members make this possible!

I’ve been walking the trails looking for clarity and asking myself questions. I know this year is full of potential and we have the opportunity to make huge shifts in our personal and professional lives. Make a series of small consistent steps with us, let’s create this story together. Start with Yin and Wendy, get set-up in the app and ready, more information coming this week.

Peace & Love
Jamie 

PS- Get our new app, sign up as “I Am New” with invite code: thankyou  

Links here:

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/marin-yoga/id1537010630

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nudgeyourself.marin

Our app will help you develop positive habits! Track your health and do yoga, meditation and bootcamp classes with us and improve your life one day at a time. Increase your strength, optimize your health and create happiness in your life with us!

Series Launch

This is INCREDIBLE! People we are transitioning to “The New World,” and I am so excited for it! Check out our SERIES on our portal. You can do these OnDemand, your schedule and our classes! This is the Game Plan for starting 2021, we are going to build these SERIES, each month through our App, they will live on our portal so you can do them when you want. In January, we tied together our SERIES in our coaching platform…we are doing the work to get there, grow with us!!! Where is the portal? https://online.marinpoweryoga.com #marin #yoga #meditation #bootcamp #matpilates

Kick Start Pilates Day 6

Kick Start Your Day and Your Life.

People. This rollercoaster of a year is relentless, kind of like Mat Pilates with Megan. Nothing is really happening and I am shaking on the ground. Right? Why let this year leave you in a puddle on the floor when Megan will do that in the first 5 minutes of class? Mat Pilates is brutally hard.

I used to joke that Pilates was for “old ladies,” it was expensive and exclusive, only accessible to the retired women and dancers. That might have been true, but it is not the truth. The TRUTH is Mat Pilates is so difficult the only people who do it are older women, proven tough by time, the survivors who are so strong it takes the toughest core workout to break them…and now me. Seriously, if you step outside today and listen carefully, underneath the gentle whispering and rustling of leaves and in between the tweeting of birds, you might hear my cries echoing in the canyons “I love Mat Pilates.” Why? Because I feel longer and leaner and it is only Day 6, but this is not why I am writing to you today.

I know the next few weeks are going to be challenging for us all. As you panic about buying presents or not buying presents, please remember, you have so much love inside of you to share…your words or a zoom call or a hug from 10′ away is more than enough. As I read those words, multiple times, I know how challenging it is and how soon I will fail and let the season of “not enough” take over.

So, I am asking you for help. Please join me in supporting the Canal District. Our family is joining in support of the Wood/Breen/Nissen Family efforts to support our neighbors. See the message below and join me in helping. Together, we can do anything.

Love,
Jamie

Support those families hardest hit by COVID-19 in our community! Our family will be collecting the following items until December 20th. Please leave items in the bins in our driveway. Gift cards should be brought to the front porch (Please knock!).

❄️27 San Rafael Ave, San Anselmo❄️

Gift card drive for the holidays
During the holiday season, gift cards provide people with the flexibility and autonomy to make the purchases they need most to support their family’s health, stability, and celebration.

Of particular value are gift cards from Visa or MasterCard, which can be redeemed at most stores. Gift cards for Target or Safeway are also appreciated as these stores are located near the Canal where many families live. Gift cards in increments of $25 up to $100 are most useful.

Canal Alliance is currently seeking donations of certain items that are in high demand in the Canal community. They are currently accepting these items:

❄️ Adult & Child Masks
❄️ Hand Sanitizer
❄️ Diapers & Baby Wipes
❄️ Formula
❄️ Gloves
❄️ Packs of Toilet Paper
❄️ Basic Hygiene Products (Soap, Deodorant, Toothpaste)
❄️ Feminine Hygiene Products

Donate school supplies for first-generation, college-bound students
Support students and their educational goals by donating school supplies.

Donate directly on our fundraising page:
https://donate.canalalliance.org/PinkPAC

Feel free to contact us at (415) 306-3990 or Rebecca.breen@gmail.com with any questions!

The Wood Nissen Breen Family

New Sign

Slowing evolving into our new shape. The sign from the shop is now up at the studio! Each step is strangely significant. This logo started our commitment to meditating more with our goal of spreading love, giving it away to create more. One of the stranger positive outcomes of this year is our meditations! Our meditation series is exactly what you need to transition to 2021!!! Look around at the back end of our portal and you will see our transformation happening in real time over the next few weeks as our Series balance out with our “regular programming.” https://online.marinpoweryoga.com for our OnDemand Portal! Mat Pilates Kick Start launches Friday!!! #marin #sananselmo #yoga #meditation #pilates

Your Turn

Now It’s Your Turn.People. Before I started writing you this morning, I deleted 30 emails trying to sell me stuff. It is almost laughable to try and reach you today, but there is something so important about today, that simply writing you is an act of hope. The last 10 day of Gratitude Practice has been enlightening, challenging and easy, is that even possible? 

I’ve struggled for the last few years with the idea of mentorship, what does it mean and why do you have ask someone to be your mentor, or maybe it is how do you ask someone to be your mentor, or really it is the fear of rejection or is it humbling to ask or why isn’t it clear to me? During this Gratitude Practice, I realized I was thanking all of my chosen teachers, my mentors. This simple word, chosen. ENLIGHTENING People. My struggle with asking for help is too close to asking someone to be my mentor. While someone “mentors you,” they can not say, “Jamie I am your mentor.” The student always chooses the teacher, even as the teacher chooses the lessons. We’ve all made a lot of mistakes in choosing teachers and mentors along the way. Part of my commitment to myself is do more of what is working. In this case, it is thanking my teachers.

Yesterday, in amongst the bills and advertisements to sell and buy, a shiny silver package, sparkling with my name on it arrived in the mail. I laughed, opening the package from Pauline, it is a signed copy of her new book, Pivot change isn’t coming, it’s here. Of course I bought the book when it was released, I wanted to support her launch and in reality we were testing a new idea for how we engage online for MPY that was so radically different, I needed to check in with Pauline and share with her what I was seeing and how we were pivoting in this.

Our 3rd pivot was looking to be so “hard,” was it even possible. Hah! Pauline’s other title is “The Queen of Possibility.”  In her book, she calls this waking up to possibility or “you don’t know what you don’t know,” on the other side of our perceived limitations, is opportunity for growth. In September and October we worked towards our possibility with a little encouragement from her book, we rolled out the beta testing that is evolving with our new platform, we took the first steps towards “The New World.” Thank You Pauline for always listening to what I am trying to do and helping me stay on the path!

Today, I encourage you all to acknowledge one of your Teachers and thank them. We have been posting thank you videos to Teachers in our FB Group for the last 10 days, planting seeds for all of us. Do it on the phone, over FaceTime, on FB in our Group or on Instagram or whisper it or do it like Rocky and yell it out your window (Adriennnnnnee). Share Your Gratitude. When we use our voice or words or creative outlet to thank our teachers, we create a ripple of positive energy in our whole community. Turn that ripple into a wave with us. 

Love,
Jamie

PS: This is your short cut to get started with our new app.
Download it, sign in as “I Am New,” with invite code: thankyou
The Apple Mobile App is Here.

The Android Mobile App is Here

Our app will help you develop positive habits, track your health, do yoga, meditate, do bootcamp and improve your life one day at a time. Increase your strength and flexibility, optimize your health and create happiness in your life with us!

Trailer for our App!

Get our new app, sign up as “I Am New” with invite code: thankyou  

Links here:

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/marin-yoga/id1537010630

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nudgeyourself.marin

Our app will help you develop positive habits! Track your health and do yoga, meditation and bootcamp classes with us and improve your life one day at a time. Increase your strength, optimize your health and create happiness in your life with us!

Thank You Teachers!

Thank You!

I have so much to be thankful for today, from my warm seat in the morning sun that I write to you from, to the brief conversation with my daughter who turns 15 today. This is a practice and each day is more rewarding. 

As I lay under the covers this morning, my left hand dangling in the cool morning breeze, resting gently on Bazzi as she snored. I thought about how much I have struggled to learn, how hard it has been to understand simple concepts and the challenges between technology and my brain and life. At the edge of depression, I leaned over, inhaled slowly and deeply fresh air, and allowed the energy of gratitude to carry me back home. 

I am grateful today for all of the school teachers in our community who are researching safety protocols and learning about exponential growth of air borne viruses while mastering a new digital platform…all of this while caring immensely about our kids and thinking about how they can support the mental, physical and emotional health of their students. It is a lot. 

Thank You Teachers for continuing to learn and inspire us with your pursuit of knowledge and growth. Thank you for adapting the material to how my brain works, for project based learning opportunities and creative presentations. Thank you for staying after class or showing up early to class to explain to me, again in a different way, so that I could find a little bit more of my potential.

I know it is Monday and you have probably deleted 20 junk emails already. If you only close your eyes for a few seconds and picture a teacher in your head and send them your energy, you will have created value from this message. This is a Gratitude Practice because it is messy and each time you do it the benefits grow in unique ways. Practice with us.

Love,
Jamie

PS – Yes, please post a video in our Community Group on FB expressing your Gratitude to your School Teachers! Why? Gratitude magnifies when you give it away!!! 

PPS – Get set-up in our new mobile app:

  1. Go to our Launch Site at https://marinyoga.co
  2. Download the App.
  3. Sign up as “I Am New” with Invite Code: thankyou
  4. Sync your connected device, like Apple Health for the Apple Watch or your Strava or Garmin or FitBit.
  5. Notifications On – You will get a message from Araceli each morning!
  6. Join the Leader Board! We are tracking Steps Weekly!
  7. Create Positive Habits with Us!!!

Growth Starts Inside

Growth Starts Inside.

I am getting a Masters in Science in Organizational Leadership at Redlands University, newly located in San Anselmo, can you imagine a better year to be thinking about how and what we do? We had one class in person before the pandemic kicked in and we went online, the structure of being in a program has progressed my learning intentionally and kept me motivated when my spirit has felt broken. Has the reading and studying helped? Does a bear poop in the woods? We have a new app and potentially a game changing shift for our community because of the learning I have been doing, as the Beastie Boys said, “here’s a little story, I’ve got to tell…”

I’ve struggled for years with coaching, the lines blur too easily with therapy and life coaches never seem to be successful business people but they want to hear about my business. Do I sound like a typical smart ass New Yorker yet? Jaded. Total hater. We covered coaching a few classes ago, over some light reading I sat with my struggle, trying to understand my revulsion…to being helped. Worse than not asking for directions, worse than Monty Python’s Black Knight, was I actively going to fight getting helped or coached? To exacerbate the issue, we got into feedback and praise, what do you mean we only give positive feedback? 

Yes, I struggled with the questions and my resistance. Is there anything wrong with getting help? Would I prefer to “be me” unchanged, or am I going to do the work to “be a better version of me.” Coaching is exclusive, like pilates, only available to the wealthy when it should be available to…those who need it. My experience of studying and experimenting proved to me that we all need coaching and we respond better with positive feedback. I am still struggling to re-train my brain, to look for positive feedback opportunities and not only be coachable but to be coached. Understanding the solution was great, but did we even have a problem?

You think you are alone suffering to do online yoga and fitness? NO. In Business Analytics, I looked at the data and wrestled with the idea of how should we use data and how do measure our ability as an “Analytical Competitor?” People, if you have seen The Social Dilemma, you know my reasons for concern, our identity creates data which is monetized by companies, otherwise described as “they sell our information.” Acknowledging the dislike so many people have for the social networks and lack of psychological trust in sharing publicly, I looked for a way to make our relationship private yet include the benefits of community. Your data is private on our new platform, your activity is not shared and we don’t do notifications to monetize you or your activity. We are using the data to create a stronger connection with each other, we typically call this building community/

Welcome to MPY Online 3.0, right? We started with a learning management system and realized the limitations, we implemented 2.0 on the Vimeo platform and we have a world class live streaming and OnDemand platform for our classes. Our Mobile app is a coaching platform that plugs into Vimeo, this is a new front end or entrance way to our world. There are automatic and manual trackers to “coach” you into positive habits, Araceli sends out a message each day, connecting you in to our energy for the day. There are links on the main page to a class of the day and we will be leading programs to inspire your life through the app. We are making changes every week as we adjust to the times we are living in.

There is some strange stuff (yes, everybody is new to the mobile app, it is a separate account) as we work with technology to integrate multiple platforms and figure out what we are doing. Seriously, we are learning with you, growing into this. We are “creating a new business model,” and figuring this out in realtime. Everybody can get the app and take a daily class with us for FREE. This fulfills our purpose of bringing yoga and meditation to everybody who needs it, while democratizing coaching and making it available as a benefit. People who have paid memberships with our Vimeo portal can do any class and get the power of choice in classes. I know, it’s a lot. We are figuring this out.

I have always shared with you everything that I can about what we are doing at MPY, there is something about the raw honesty in our communications that is awkward, yet completely natural. I want you to know what we are doing and why we are doing it. If you see a better way or have advice for me, send it to me. I am doing the work to be a better Human and Leader, your feedback and ideas are critical to my growth and the success of our community. Thank you for making this leap with us, trying new things and continuing to progress and grow in your body, mind and spirit. 

Knowledge Is Power,
Jamie

PS – Did you know I have been “mostly vegan” the last 18 months? High cholesterol convinced me to change my eating. If you have questions or need help, I am here for you. I haven’t had a new blood test, my goal is to get to 140 combined, a 70-70 split. Let’s Do This!

PPS – Get set-up in our new mobile app:

  1. Go to our Launch Site at https://marinyoga.co
  2. Download the App.
  3. Sign up as “I Am New” with Invite Code: thankyou
  4. Sync your connected device, like Apple Health for the Apple Watch or your Strava or Garmin or FitBit.
  5. Notifications On – You will get a message from Araceli each morning!
  6. Join the Leader Board! We are tracking Steps Weekly!
  7. Create Positive Habits with Us!!!

Get the new App!!!

Get our NEW mobile app! This is free and a subtle yet HUGE shift for us! Why? We know none of us signed up for a pandemic nor an online life, we are putting in place the tools for success. It starts with tracking automatically and manually basic health indicators, like steps and whether you meditated or did class. We want to play a new role in your life, “inspire you.” We are going to motivate you daily with a short message from us. Not selling you anything, just sharing where we are in this. This is a private platform! That means no ads and no fake activity, this isn’t about your attention, this is about your intention!!!

We also have links to classes, from meditation to yoga and bootcamp. The class of the day is free, if you want “all access,” we want you as a premium member. This might sound crazy, we are giving alway 90% of the benefits for free!!! Why? Because our mission is to build a healthy local community. Let’s do this together! #marin #sananselmo #yoga #mindfulness join as “I Am New” with invite code: thankyou at https://marinyoga.co

Pivot Hard with Jamie and Ariane

Catch up on Current events with Jamie and Ariane as they discuss https://marinyoga.co – sign up as “I Am New” with invite code: thankyou

See the note from Shannon Mahoney: Just listened…Jamie Foresta Ginsberg & MPY appreciate you all for continuing to spread the word about Allies (www.aotbc.com) The AOTBC community is growing each week and so is our awareness of why we all need to lean in. A little bit goes a long way, together, is SO true. Thanks to a few successful events, we are getting ready to release our 4th grant ($5K) to a local, Black owned small business and very close to the 5th – which I’m confident we will hit before year end. When we release the grants, we are including a letter that lists the first name and last initial of EVERYONE that has donated to make these grants possible. These grants, while small, are meaningful and helping to back a shift in our community towards inclusiveness that has been lacking. I am with you on national change needing to happen, and find where we can improve things first is ground up and in our backyard. So much to do and it brings a feeling of hope seeing people engaged on many levels, when there are so many lanes of inequity to tackle. xo

Jamie launches Gratitude Practice

Free 10 Day Gratitude Practice for Teachers starts Tuesday. Get logged in to our new Marin Yoga app as I Am New with invite code: thankyou

Thanking our school teachers for learning to teach in new ways and for caring for all of our kids and students. THANK YOU!

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#yoga #meditation #gratitude #mindfulness

Our app will help you develop positive habits! Track your health and do yoga, meditation and bootcamp classes with us and improve your life one day at a time. Increase your strength, optimize your health and create happiness in your life with us!

Wendy launches 10 Day Gratitude Practice on MarinYoga

Free 10 Day Gratitude Practice for Teachers starts Tuesday. Get logged in to our new Marin Yoga app as I Am New with invite code: thankyou 

Thanking our school teachers for learning to teach in new ways and for caring for all of our kids and students. THANK YOU! 

#yoga #meditation #gratitude #mindfulness https://marinyoga.co

Our app will help you develop positive habits! Track your health and do yoga, meditation and bootcamp classes with us and improve your life one day at a time. Increase your strength, optimize your health and create happiness in your life with us!

CayCay launches 10 Day Gratitude Practice on MarinYoga

Free 10 Day Gratitude Practice for Teachers starts Tuesday. Get logged in to our new Marin Yoga app as I Am New with invite code: thankyou 

Thanking our school teachers for learning to teach in new ways and for caring for all of our kids and students. THANK YOU! 

#yoga #meditation #gratitude #mindfulness https://marinyoga.co

Our app will help you develop positive habits! Track your health and do yoga, meditation and bootcamp classes with us and improve your life one day at a time. Increase your strength, optimize your health and create happiness in your life with us!

Megan Launches 10 Day Gratitude Practice

Free 10 Day Gratitude Practice for Teachers starts Tuesday. Get logged in to our new Marin Yoga app as I Am New with invite code: thankyou 

Thanking our school teachers for learning to teach in new ways and for caring for all of our kids and students. THANK YOU! 

#yoga #meditation #gratitude #mindfulness https://marinyoga.co

Our app will help you develop positive habits! Track your health and do yoga, meditation and bootcamp classes with us and improve your life one day at a time. Increase your strength, optimize your health and create happiness in your life with us!

10 Day Gratitude Practice Launched Tuesday!

Free 10 Day Gratitude Practice for Teachers starts Tuesday. Get logged in to our new Marin Yoga app as I Am New with invite code: thankyou 

Thanking our school teachers for learning to teach in new ways and for caring for all of our kids and students. THANK YOU! 

#yoga #meditation #gratitude #mindfulness 

Our app will help you develop positive habits! Track your health and do yoga, meditation and bootcamp classes with us and improve your life one day at a time. Increase your strength, optimize your health and create happiness in your life with us!

Launch site: https://marinyoga.co

Launch Day!

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We Launch TODAY!

Thank you for being here with me, today! There are links in the email to our launch site for our 10 Day Gratitude Practice, that starts Tuesday, get registered today for this free program! 

As we have prepared for this Gratitude Practice over the last few weeks I have reflected on my own successes and failures this year, seeking answers and secrets to share with you. The anguish and difficult  truth of the word Gratitude can only be communicated in one word, FAMILY. 

What? How can this simple word be the root of joy, pain and gratitude? Please, you know I am not a therapist, your reflection may reveal the complexity of this simple word. I know we all have different relationships with our family, looking at the image above you see a simple highlight from the weekend. Amy’s parents stopped by on Sunday to commiserate over the Michigan game and catch up. The afternoon sun, brief moments with the kids and the ability to see each other safely distanced. It isn’t the same, but I FaceTime with my Mom in The Bronx and bring her into my kitchen, sharing meal prep or a walk with the puppy over headphones. Small moments we can enjoy together. 

Most of you are reading this because you know my personal Gratitude Practice is based in Community. Twenty years ago my friend Kim told me, “Jamie, you will find community when your kids join swim team.” I knew she was speaking the truth, yet Amy and I didn’t have kids. Can you only experience community with kids who swim? Clearly we answered that with MPY. It turns out the most important part of Community is YOU. No pressure.

Right? We are launching our new Mobile App, Marin Yoga, with a 10 Day Gratitude Practice. There will be a meditation posted each day and a yoga or bootcamp class. Araceli will send you a message each morning with some inspiration for your day and a reflection for you to journal or take a hike or run with or discuss with a family member. I am not saying this will be easy, I am telling you it has the potential to change your life.

I am really excited to practice over the next 10 days with you and welcome you into our growing community online. Yes, this is all free. If you want to pick and choose your classes, please join our premium MPY membership that comes with all of our classes. We are trying to find the balance of making sure that everybody benefits from yoga, meditation and fitness while creating a self-sustaining community. 

Get registered into our new mobile app by Midnight Monday so you start Day 1 with us Tuesday!

#thankyou 
Jamie

PS- Run Like a Girl.

PPS – I sat in on a great discussion at San Domenico last week on Finding Your Purpose, through Awe and Gratitude. Whether it is looking up at the nights stars and sitting with the idea that we are all made of the same genetic material or we are noticing our breath, there are many paths to freedom.

PPPS- Sign up as “I Am New” and use Invite Code: thankyou

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Encourage One Friend To Vote.

We watched Borat last night and had the best laugh, at us. I will not ruin the movie for you beyond telling you it is a painfully funny look in the mirror. In between chortling, snorting and choking on laughter, I was inspired to find one person and motivate them to vote early. If you find one person to vote early, we are going to make a positive impact this week. Let’s do this!

This year has added lines to my eyes and gray to my hair (have you seen my face), we don’t change this much without it effecting us. With the aging has come 10 years of experience in the last 7 months, from the obvious adopting to zoom calls and grocery deliveries to living more outdoor lives. Within the constant progress, we have to make space for reflection.

There is a great Meditation today, with Araceli on Week 4 Day 1 of The Journey, it is a little longer and just what you need to hear right now. I don’t have any answers for you, just this reminder to listen. Find 20 minutes for you, get comfortable and sync your energy up with us. Together we are stronger.

Peace, Love and VOTE,
Jamie

PS – Local Voters! I am supporting Brian Colbert, John Wright and Alexis Fineman to continue to represent San Anselmo, they have done a great job during the pandemic and they work hard with INTEGRITY and HONESTY for our Town! I am also voting for Tiffany McElroy for TUHSD Board, she is a member and activist! Most importantly, I encourage you to VOTE! I will also encourage you watch every episode of D Ali G, because we need to laugh out loud more! 

PPS – While we are on the subject of voting, is this the year for full size halloween candy bars or chocolate covered brussel sprouts????