Dearest friends, I am happy to share about the 40 Days of Intention that our studio will be embarking on in April. This has been a vision of mine for the past year and I am thankful for the opportunity to share it with those I care about most.
Beginning on April 7th, This Land Yoga will be participating in 40 Days of Intention. This will be a time that we offer students intentions to practice each day, both on their own and in the studio. For those that choose to participate, they will be asked to spend 5-10 minutes each morning in silence and to draw awareness for their intention that day. Although students will be asked to practice intention for each of the 40 days, this is less of a challenge and more of an opportunity to work towards wholeness on and off the mat. At This Land Yoga, we believe that a physical yoga practice paired with intention is one part of a healthy and happy life. It is our goal to see students doing the many things they love more mindfully, with joy, pain free and in community. During the 40 days, we believe it will be helpful to practice 3-4 times per week, but we do not expect students to practice in the studio each day. We hope that your intentions carry over into walking your dog, riding your bike, playing with your family in the park, going for a run or any of the other activities that you enjoy.
The intentions that will be offered during this time range from making an agreement with yourself to breathe each day to being inspired by quotes or stories that have inspired your teachers here at This Land Yoga. This is a community effort and we are excited to get you involved! Students will receive weekly reminders with the intentions for the week, as well as a thorough explanation, as well as reminders through social media, on the website and in the studio. The classes taught from April 7th- May 16th will be guided by the intention set for each day. There will also be 2-3 times during the 40 days that students will be able to meet with one another and discuss their experiences, their challenges and their successes. On Sunday, April 6th there will be a free community yoga class followed by a visions and goals meditation/workshop in partnership with lululemon athletica Classen Curve. This will be a time to clear your mind and recognize what you are working towards both in the short term and long term. We hope that by establishing clarity, you will understand what it is that you need or would like to happen during the 40 days.
Why 40 days?
Many believe that 40 days is the amount of time needed to set a habit. What better habit to establish than living more mindfully and with intention? There is an Arabic proverb that says, “To understand a people you must live among them for 40 days.” We believe that during this 40 days you will begin to better understand your thoughts, your actions, your struggles, your intentions and yourself in general. We also believe this a great opportunity to better understand those around you.
What do I need to do to participate?
If this is something that interests you, you can signup online. We are offering a discount for unlimited classes during the 40 days (April 7th-May16th). You can take unlimited classes and be on our email list for the 40 Days of Intention for $100. We recommend that you purchase a journal and take note of your experiences during the 40 days. Some of our favorite local places to get an awesome journal are Plenty Mercantile, blue seven, and Shop Good. If you have any questions, feel free to email or ask questions in the studio. We can’t wait to embark on this journey with you!
Evolve with me,