Monday Mantra - June 24th

“Today, I choose to create magic, not excuses.”

Happy Pridenton week! As some, but not all of you can tell, yours truly is a genderqueer pride loving gay. As we welcome in pride week with our queer yoga class on the square, I thought we could spread some magic with our intention this week. Pride is about shining our true selves, standing up for those not ready to be out, have less privilege in the community and most importantly, ourselves.

On your mats this week, I invite you to be expressive, be true to who you are and do the practice that creates magic inside of you. Depending on who you are, this can be the one posture we despise or the pose that makes us the most confident. Find small accomplishments on your mat, even if it’s just getting on it, instead of excuses why you can’t, so you can face the world knowing you are leaving a trail of glitter in your path.

Off your mat, I invite you to stand up for yourself and others. You see someone putting you down, stand up! You see someone discriminating someone else, stand up! Don’t make excuses for why you can’t stand up for yourself and others. Pride is activism and the love that is cultivated this week will help us power through.

-Namaste, Michi P.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: MICHI POINDEXTER(they/them)

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This passionate knowledge seeking teacher, started their yoga journey with karma a few years ago and after falling in love with the community of yoga completed their 200hr Teacher Training at Yoga from the Heart. They have been a Dentonite since 2014, graduated from TWU and runs community groups. With their trauma-sensitive and reiki training, they emphasize trauma healing by sharing techniques to take yoga off the mat. Aside from yoga, they enjoy outdoor activities, reading and mix media art.