A couple of weekends ago, we planned a girl's trip to Glenwood Springs. A group of 8 of us decided to drop in for a yoga class. Being a yoga teacher, I know how frazzling it can be to get a group of people walking into class 5 minutes before start time, all new students, needing to pay and sign waivers. I turned into a little yogi-zilla on my friends - sorry girls!
But we made it to class! All got signed in and paid. We were very welcomed there. There were 4 or 5 other local students who embraced our little tribe as we walked into class. Honestly, I felt a little bad "taking" over the studio but all that washed away quickly as essential oils were passed around and the dharma talk about spring began.
It was so nice, and a little bit strange, being on "that" side of a classroom, surrounded by my friends (who are also some of my regular yoga students). During poses, we would hold hands, or give a little shoulder pressure, helping a girl out, getting deeper into poses. The teacher was feeling the vibe as well and had all of us come together, joining in a circle, finding balance while assisting the person next to you. The girl power was on!
Looking around the room at all the beautiful women, some old time friends and some people we met 30 minutes ago, all helping each balance, filled my heart with so much joy. Women helping women! Strangers helping strangers! All united, all together in one tribe, one space.
Laying in shavasana, holding hands with two of my best girls, the mantra "Empowered women, empower women" was on a repeat. I witnessed it first hand that day from everyone attending that class. I hope they all felt it too.
Even as the weekend went on, the support and love from my tribe shone threw in ways I would have never expected. So to the amazing ladies in my life, I thank you. I thank you for the times you have held me up and for the times you have allowed me to hold you up.
"Empowered women, empower women" - I invite you to go out and find that empowerment today!