I came across this quote and had to share it with you!
"Don't Speak negatively about yourself, even as a joke. Your body doesn't know the difference. Works are energy and cast spells, that's why it's called spelling." -Bruce Lee
I love this play on the word spelling. The idea that our words have meaning, especially for ourselves and in our bodies.
It is common to hear people say "my body is failing me" or "my body is broken". More importantly, it is more than common to feel this way! One of my greatest learnings from one of my teachers is that we think our body fails us, but in actuality, we often fail our bodies. Which sounds daunting, but in reality it gives us agency to have a greater relationship with our bodies and the ability to easily create lasting change.
The words "my body is failing me" are heavy and usually leave us feeling stuck and even helpless. When we change the narrative to "how am I failing my body?" we take back our power to take care of...
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I am so excited to offer a new workshop series I'm teaching virtually at Metalwerx!
Working at the bench can be taxing on the body. The way you move in your studio impacts how you feel. This workshop series is designed to teach you how to understand your common movements in the jewelry studio. Each session will be a mix of lecture and physical movements that target a specific area of the body and jewelry making practice. By the end of the course you will be ready to transform your studio practice! Are you ready? Get your ticket!
June 23 -July 7, 2021
Weekly on Wednesday
6:00 PM -7:00 PM
As artists, we can probably all relate to this idea of being stolen from and agree that it never feels good. In this powerful episode with the honorable Susanna Barkataki, we further unpack what this feeling can mean in regards to cultural appropriation and learn how we can combat the erasure of people from whom sacred traditions come from.
Susanna is an author and Indian yoga practitioner in the Hatha yoga tradition. She supports practitioners to lead with equity, diversity, and yogic values while growing thriving practices and businesses with confidence. She has an Honors degree in Philosophy from UC Berkeley, a Masters in Education from Cambridge College, she is an E-RYT 500 and a Certified Yoga Therapist with International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT).. And it does not stop there! She is also the founder of Ignite Yoga & Wellness Institute and runs 200/500 Yoga Teacher Training programs. To top it off, in November 2020 she went on to be the author...
I know I am lucky to have a partner and support system that truly understands my vision wholeheartedly. For those of you who may not be in the same boat and struggle for the same support, I see you, hear you, and have definitely been there.
May this episode serve as a pep talk... a reminder to keep going. It can be hard but you and your work are worth it.
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