Are there words? Honestly, not yet. I sat down to write this post 5 different times and spent at least 1/2 of the minutes (each time) pressing “delete” because I just couldn’t figure out a way to properly say “thank you” to every single human being who made it all possible. From my family (did you meet my Dad, the newly named official Mayor of all things yoga?), friends, and volunteers who did ALL the things so I could teach + connect, to the extraordinary presenters who offered up their SOULS on our three stages – it was almost too much for my heart to hold.
And the vendors? Can we say “rockstar status”?! I mean, clearly Mother Nature felt she was invited to VibeWell (or maybe she didn’t feel invited, so she decided to show up Maleficent style) and tried to blow our best-laid plan for a tented play space out of Asbury Park. But we survived. Actually, we did better – we THRIVED.
Why? Because the shared intention for the day was stronger than the wind and rain. Our decision to show up, move, breathe, and just spend quality time TOGETHER was the only thing that mattered.
In the words of Celine Dion (which I of course played during sun salutations in my class), “there were moments of gold, and there were flashes of light, there were things I’d never do again, but then they’d always seemed right…”
Because everything is and always will be exactly right when this yoga family gathers.
I love you all. Thank you SO much.
We have tons of pictures (our photographers were out of this world, and you’ll have all their tags for sharing too), but for now – do me a huge favor. Follow all of these people and companies on social media. Send them a DM, share a story, collaborate on future events, hire them to teach at your studios, consider carrying their brands, take their classes, and/or do some healing work. In my mind and heart, every single name on this list is pure gold.
Jilllian Pransky, Stephanie Moore, Lockey Maisonneuve, Karena Virginia, Alisha DeLorenzo, Ellen Mosko (the beauty above), Vanessa Van Noy, Johnny Scifo, April Puciata, Jess Stickler, Bridget Lyons, Phyllicia Bonnano, Breane Wood, Bailey Frumen, Robert Sturman, Stephanie Barrios-Cullins, Scott E. Moore, Danny Clinch, and Dave Seamon.
Chill Cryotherapy, Happy Buddha, MINDRISE, K-Deer, Barefoot, Haven Collective, The Asbury, Asbury Lanes, Daily Dose CBD, Herd Juicery, Coffee Surf, Vibrate Higher, Blossom Water, Freedom Rocks, Lundberg, Conscious Ink, Vintage and Nouveau, Sacred Moon, Blooming Lotus (Did you miss our VibeWell x Blooming Lotus collaborative bracelet at the festival?! Reach out to Jen and get one now!), DoTerra by Jill Merriman, Geaux Jewelry, Karma Barre, Try Vegan, Shore Shake, Idols and Anchors, fitDEGREE, Ahimsa Healing, Kismet Acupuncture, Leela Nathan (check out her sacred jewelry and her yoga classes too!), Bowery Farming, Live Your Life Gear (20% off with the code INSTRUCTOR on Karla’s site, just for us!), Dr. Trish Montenegro, Free Bird Organics, Apple Slice, Penelope Traveling Boutique, and probably so many more…
Without these humans, brands, teachers, givers, healers, workers, companies, entrepreneurs, creatives, deep thinkers, and bright lights, VibeWell doesn’t happen. They transformed me, and I want them to know how much I appreciate them for it.
Want to connect with me? Do it! This is me, and I want to hear from YOU. And I hope to see you in class soon (or I’ll come to you). Oh! And Save the Date for VIBEWELL 2020 – October 25, 2020. Can you guess who will be presenting?! #staytuned
Just a few quick points for THIS weekend and what we’ve got going on:
You’ll see Bridget, ChillCryo, Daily Dose, and Happy Buddha there too!
Keep checking your email for all the picture links. What we’ve seen so far is SO good. Thanks to Brian Motz for the ones in this email!
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