Fundraising Through Yoga and Celebrating Self-Love

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Beats, Pray, Love Yoga Participants

Beats, Pray, Love Yoga Participants

On January 17, Active Minds was honored to be a part of a yoga fundraiser hosted by Annie Shiel, owner of Annie Shiel Yoga. Her Beats, Pray, Love Series was a “self-love” themed flow session, and was set to the live vocals of Kylie Conibear, plus a guided savasana meditation session at the end with Joanna Andreae of Wandering Wellness. It was a relaxing and powerful expression of self-love and focus on positive body image.

Class was free, and donations of $20 were encouraged at the door. All proceeds went to Active Minds, Inc. to support our work on mental health, suicide prevention, body image, and reducing the stigma of mental illness on high school and college campuses. The yoga class raised an amazing $400 through donations at the door! If you missed the event and still want to participate, you can still donate on the event page here: Beats, Pray Love Series: Self Love Flow- Donations go to Active Minds.

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From the Active Minds Speakers Bureau: I Am Enough

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Janelle is a member of the Active Minds Speakers Bureau. Bring her to your campus to speak about mental health.

Janelle_ResizeI don’t know where it comes from, maybe a childhood scar, perhaps an imprint of our consumption driven society, or possibly energy blockages in my solar plexus.  Whatever the cause, the truth is that I often feel like I’m not enough.

I doubt I’m the only one who experiences moments of feeling like I didn’t hit the mark.  When I find myself in these situations I’m left trying to figure out how to effectively maneuver the oscillations of my thoughts while remaining rooted in the fact that, I Am Enough.

In times of tension and stress it comes peeking out from behind my stream of consciousness.  It is a little voice that grows louder and louder until it has created a frenzy among my thoughts, intruding so deeply that without mindful intervention I would be absorbed in self doubt and emotional drama.

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