You may be surprised to learn that I had one of the best times of my life working alongside Kat, Denise and Lorie as we hosted Rise Up Beautiful 2019 at Breckenridge. Putting together that weekend gathering was a collaboration of God’s genius when each of us said “yes” to the commitment. It took many hours of preparation and hard work and a lot of faith that God would provide, all while each of us was working other jobs and managing families. Prayerfully we crafted something extraordinary and creative. A retreat like none other. The privilege was all mine, serving in this capacity, and allowed me to witness the joy and growth of the attendees in a way I never expected. Greater than that, and much to my surprise, even I was moved towards a deeper loving relationship with God, my body and friends in the process! Not to mention, with Kat as a roommate, I laughed a lot (we’re talking A LOT!) Please read the testimonials.
You might say I’m a bit biased because I’ve experienced a Sole to Soul Colorado Women’s Retreat with Yoga first hand. But everything I’m saying is SO true! It was truly a moving experience on many levels!
I’ve been inviting as many lovely women as I can to join “Beautiful By Design” this fall. Admittedly, it’s hard for me to put myself out there with an invitation. A “no” feels like rejection. But, because the blueprint for what I know could or would happen with a yes answer, I continue to ask. Wil you join us October 1-3 2021 in Estes Park, YMCA of the Rockies for “Beautiful by Design”?
In classic David Letterman-style I’ll work backwards with what I’ve been hearing:
#5. “I Can’t Afford It” – It is important to keep with a budget and in these odd COVID times, money might be tight. A weekend like this, which includes 2 nights stay, all your meals, the full program, with art therapy and yoga: some would say could be worth $2500. Dare to compare. I think one of the reasons registrations is filling up is because this weekend starts at $352. To break it down in a year, that’s less than $1 a day. You almost can’t afford to not sign up!
#4. “I’m not flexible/fit enough” – Everyone is on their own path to health. There is no judgement at retreat for where each of us is at in our journey. With comparison being a killer, all we ask is that our lady participants to be present, not perfect. We aren’t going to be doing yoga around the clock so consider this a time of kinesthetic or experiential learning. We will learn as we move.
#3. “I’m too busy” – Life tends to pull us in all kinds of directions. Taking a break from life is necessary. Sometimes we ignore the need to disengage from our routines because we think it will just add to the problem. What research shows is that a mini vacation improves mental health, prevents heart disease, makes you happy in the planning, improves relationships and creativity and productivity. Beautiful by Design will be a time for self-repair, reflection and rejuvenation. Your choice to join us isn’t about time management but rather self-management.
#2. “I’m afraid” – Can you name It? Where is it coming from? Fear of failure, fear of success, fear of not knowing anyone? Feelings are real and fear is a big deterrent to forward progress in life. Winning Olympic athletes learn to detect fear and shift it back to winning mindsets. When fear knocks at your door, send faith to answer it. John 14:27 – Peace I leave you, my peace I give you (says Jesus). I do not give to you as the world does. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
#1. “I need to clean my fishbowl” – Dog ate the homework? Ok. What’s really holding you back?
Because I am confident that being a part of the fun will make a positive change in your current circumstance or life situation I ask again, “will you join us this fall?” As the Sole to Soul Colorado team is praying for you and the weekend, we are thrilled to see how God is going to use Beautiful by Design to a master piece out of all of us. Put yourself first. You are worth investing in. Don't let
an excuse get in the way of your personal growth.
This week, Red Rocks Sports Tuesday morning yoga is at 8:30am in Thundercloud Park.
Wednesday is our regular F.R.O.G. Pose 60 minute gentle flow in person at Holiday Park, North Boulder and on Facebook live.
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