How are you beautiful?

Happy Friday!

You know that feeling when you fully and finally complete a project that you’ve been working so hard on, for so long, and that you love so much, yet that’s been so challenging and resistance-full at times?

This is how I’m feeling right now.

Grateful. Satisfied. Proud. Excited. Inspired. Uplifted. Transformed. (excited to rest!)

I’m also feeling a lot of mudita.

This is one of my favourite words in the Yoga tradition. It roughly means, sympathetic joy, or the pleasure that comes from delighting in other people’s well-being.

Tomorrow at Pure Flow Yoga, we celebrate!

It’s the last day of our Yoga Teacher Training here in Koh Phangan, and we’ll be having a well-deserved graduation ceremony celebration for this incredible group of teacher trainees.

I am truly in awe of the perseverance, hard work, dedication, progress and transformation I’ve gotten to witness and experience this past 4 weeks.

It’s not easy to keep showing up, day after day, for 4 weeks of 8 hours a day, 5.5 days a week, saturating ourselves with new information, powerful practices, and ongoing invitations to step outside of the comfort zone…

Atira and I have been truly blown away with joy and pride these past few days as we’ve witnessed and experienced our students gracefully, powerfully, and beautifully step up and into the role of teacher, sharing yoga classes with the world for their first time ever. Truly amazing.

The feeling of mudita for our students is strong. We are so happy for these beautiful people to be moving into the world with more self-trust, self-love, confidence, skills, passion and purpose.

Please send them some of your love if you feel inspired..

When was the last time you felt mudita or sympathetic joy?
How much do you love that feeling? Hit reply and let me know, I’d love to hear from you!

Here are some fresh inspirations for your weekend ahead!

Quote:
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fresh from our Blog :
Drishti: Find your Balance in Life by Nadia Moon
Our drishti, or point of focus, is an important aspect of the Yoga practice both on and off the mat, to help us find balance in our bodies and in our lives. Read the article here.

You can practice Yoga with Nadia in our upcoming retreats this April!

Song :
Good Harvest – Clocks (Coldplay) – Live Session
Such Pretty harmonies. Such a lovely song.

Article:
Sorry to bother you, but do you say “sorry” too much? What to say instead
This is great. As a Canadian, I have the tendency to over-apologise. When we needlessly apologise, says sociologist Maja Jovanovic, we end up making ourselves small and diminishing what we’re try to express.

This word “sorry” has been coming up a lot on our teacher training, as the trainees dip their toes in to the waters of teaching. We are all noticing how often this word slips out, and one of our students Mirco, shared this awesome article with us.

This is part of TED’s “How to be a Better Human” series.

Celebrating:
Best 9 Yoga Retreats in Thailand
Feeling grateful and honoured. Pure Flow Yoga has been voted one of Thailand’s top 9 Yoga Retreats. Come and find out why…

Have a wonderful weekend and week ahead, & thanks again for being a part of this beautiful growing Pure Flow Yoga Tribe,

We truly LOVE and APPRECIATE you! being here,

With Love & Blessings

XOXO

Francie

P.S. Have some inspirations you wanna share with us? Hit Reply and share! If we share here on L&!, we’ll be sure to credit you!

P.P.S Ready to dive deep into Yoga, Nature & Community? Sign up for our spring season retreats with our epic new teachers Nadia (April), Michael, (May) and Daphne (June), and receive a FREE NIGHT before or after your retreat @ Bamboo Huts with promocode “hellospring” 🙂

P.P.P.S Sharing is Caring. Did you like this e-mail? What was your favourite part? I’d LOVE to hear from you! and If you enjoyed this little inspiration, please consider sharing it. We also have an awesome referral program if you know of someone would love and benefit from joining us in paradise.

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