Years back, I learned the Zulu word ubuntu. This word speaks to the universal humanity within us all. It translates to, "I am because you are." Or as some say, "I am because we are."
Our recent "Ebb n' Flow Yoga Is" campaign widened my appreciation for this beautiful notion. Since mid-December, we've heard from so many of you about what Ebb n' Flow Yoga means to you. What a joy is was to receive those white board love notes! And what a greater joy it was to share love back on our Instagram account. I am because you are.
From Intentions Made Explicit
In March 2017, our team gathered to define the Ebb n' Flow Yoga difference. Among the many - and I mean many - yoga studios out there, what separates our studio? We opened in meditation, then carefully selected powerful images that captured our individual interpretation of the studio's essence. This opened space for good conversation, bringing to light what we implicitly knew and practiced: herein lies incredible love, community, and dedication to authentic yoga.
As our "Ebb n' Flow Yoga Is" campaign unfolded, I could not help but be reminded of the truths shared during this team meeting. The similarities were too striking to ignore.
Space for Authentic Yoga
Practicing yoga begins with a safe environment to explore our mind, body, and spirit. Our intention to create a safe environment for each individual has been set. I am so grateful it's experienced.
It's About Our People
YOU are at the center of Ebb n' Flow Yoga's purpose. There is space for you and your highest self here. You ground and expand Ebb n' Flow Yoga. This commitment is written in our studio mission. I am so thankful this commitment translates into a lived experience. #yogastudio #yogafamily #yogatribe
Community, Community, Community
Cultivating our sense of community was a theme from the team meeting and the Instagram campaign. I hope this community experience only grows as our membership continually climbs.
I Am Because You Are
My heart is full seeing set intentions realized. I know this reality is only as good as are our continual attention and practice of authenticity, love, community, and wellness. Our ears and hearts are open to your ideas - big or small - that might further the studio's purpose. Raise them. Similarly, please never ever ever hesitate to let Kim or myself know should an unfortunate incident arise that compromises our mission and values. We care. You matter. Period.
With this community of beautiful beings (plus yoga fun!), the speed of imagination might only be the limitation to the ways Ebb n' Flow Yoga can continuously bless many. Ubuntu.