First and foremost I want to say thank you to all those who have rocked with and supported The phoenix project. Letter B: My baby turns 1 years old today! Yes thephoenixproject.blog has been up and running for a full year as of TODAY! The last 365 has been a wonderful journey; learning myself, continuing to move forward and most importantly helping others in their own personal “phoenix projects”. The support from all those who follow (ghost followers too) , share, like, comment, text with encouragement or convos, and even stay on my head if I haven’t posted in a while doesn’t go unnoticed or unappreciated; so sincerely thank you all from the bottom of my lil ol emotional heart! May was a very eventful month for the Phoenix project and I, and we have a lot to look forward to in the months ahead and some exciting news just in time for summer that you can benefit from too! First though lets clap it up for Black love, I kicked off my May being a part of my Best friends wedding, not the movie style but legit Issa Union out here style! Ya’ll woulda thought I was jumping the G.D. broom the way I was actin but not in a steal the spotlight kinda way just an overall joy to be a part of two beautiful souls coming together, it was a legit vibe!
Next on the agenda, get ya calanders out. I have had the honor of teaming up with Ms. Jerret Johnson of Transform Sisters Network. Doing what you ask?! Hosting Community Yoga Classes every Monday 7pm-8pm for $5 at Ralph J. Bunche Academy located in Ecorse Michigan. Transform sisters network is a non-profit that provides new experiences to all those interested. Bringing people together with Ms. Johnsons efforts of opening up a community garden and now bringing mindfulness through yoga. Classes are open to all and go through the end of the school year, which means we only got 3 Mondays of Mindful movement left, so I hope to see you there! Ms Johnson is a wellness advocate and encourages and supports all to attend and to connect with other members of the community, so come on out, bring ya mat if you have one and a fran if you have one or come make some new ones and leave your worries at the door!
Speaking of sisterhood and connecting and all that jazz; I had the opportunity to sponsor and be a guest host of the first annual Sistah Sistah wellness retreat. This being the first of many wellness retreats I will be a part of or hosting, created a safe space for like minded women of all ages to come together for a time of rejuvenation. Sharing their stories, building communication skills, tapping into their creativity, shed some old skins, tears and habits, collaborating on and developing business plans; And of course some yoga, taught by yours truly! I had the pleasure of co- hosting this event with Sistah Sistahs’ founder Tanzania Fair. This young lady continues to inspire by mentoring the youth in her community, connecting with and educating her peers and straight killing the game leading by example going after her MBA, and just having a giving heart.
To be able to share the practice of yoga and introspection with these beauties was nothing short of amazing. This retreat along with each young lady was a blessing to my soul and the space and services provided by the Crooked lake team was pretty dope too!
Pictured here Sistah Sistah Co-Hosts Lavoughnda White, Tanzania Fair, and da Kidd
With the energy high and productivity tryna be even higher and hotter, I am coming in hot with great news in time for summer 2018. If you haven’t noticed yet, I am activity working on my 200 Hr yoga instructor certification and have had the pleasure of teaching a 6:45 pm- 7:45 pm $5 Happy hour class every other Friday (next class being Friday June 8th) at Detroit Yoga Lab Located in Midtown Detroit, under the mentor direction of Naomi Gold and Amy Koenig. All proceeds go to Keep growing Detroit Non-profit this season so make sure you come out to support a great cause and share some yoga practice with me! Some other great things to look forward to…drum roll please:
Yes yes ya’ll, Hip Hop yoga and Slow jams on the Roof of the Music Hall! There is a full summer series you can sign up for being taught by some knowledgeable and pretty dope yoga instructors if I must say so myself 🙂 sign up for individual classes or sign up for the whole damn series! I told yall, comin. in. HOT! (in the best way though)… Along with all these dope opportunities to flow with me yogally (yes I just made that shit up), look forward to some future yoga in the park dates and locations coming soon, Ill be keeping you all posted with more yoga events as they come along.
WHOA that was a lot right!? Well I aint done, with The Phoenix Project forever evolving, get ready for more content, more discussions, more interviews, collaborations, information, more personality and most importantly more wellness. As I continue to grow please feel free to send buzz topics and questions that you all are interested in. I want to hear from you guys and what matters to you, make me work ya’ll! Also if you know of any organization or folks period looking for yoga instructors, PLUG ME! I want to share yoga with as many folks as I can and it can be done with your help, yes you! I look forward to continue to move forward courageously and hope you do the same, as momma girl always says, see you at the finish line.
Continue to live well.