You cannot pour from an empty cup... But so much of us do... It doesn't have to be just women giving the energy that they don't have for themselves, but we tend to do it more often than not. Living in the mentality that you cannot say "no" and that you don't want anyone to suffer, you will go above and beyond to make sure that they are taken care of, while you yourself are on your last leg and crying when alone because you are so tired.
This happens every day.
It happens with me often.
That final straw that just broke my back... Where I throw in the towel and take a "Me Day"...
But that's not healthy... We need to maintain an active self-care routine to prevent this burnout.
Self-care is taking the time out of your busy day, or busy week, and doing whatever makes your soul sing.
It could be reading, watching the stars, taking a bath, getting a massage, yoga class, communion with sisters, cooking yourself a nice meal... Whatever makes you sit back and say "ahh that's exactly what I needed to let go". It is encouraged to fill your cup at least once a week. Some carve out time to do it every day and kudos for that!
In our HERizon Red Tent Temple this Friday, March 31st (630-9pm) we will discuss why it's important to take care of ourselves, as we fill our "cups" in the tent! Join us as we fill ourselves us so we can go back out into the world healing, loving, and taking care of those around us!
HERizon Red Tent Temple is a place for women to come together and empower one another!
Rising together to claim our own power!
2 years ago in March I was approaching my graduation from Yoga Teacher Training at Be Yoga in Downtown Marietta and I remember sitting down to reflect on how far I had come, as well as other dreams I wanted to manifest. A Red Tent was on this short list. I always knew that I wanted to be a part of something that would help women find empowerment. Where women could come together and raise one another up, as well as learn new things from the other women in their community!
On my honeymoon back in May, I was sitting on the beach with my husband reading Women Who Run with The Wolves. It truly spoke to me and woke up something inside of me... "Healthy wolves & healthy women share certain psychic characteristics. Keen sensing, playful spirit, and a heightened capacity for devotion. Wolves & women are relational by nature inquiring, possessed of great endurance & strength. They are deeply intuitive, intensely concerned with their young, their mates, and their pack. They are experienced in adapting to constantly changing circumstances; they are fiercely stalwart and very brave" Women Who Run With the Wolves - Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés. I realized that there are other wolves, women, out there who are looking for their pack. I looked at my husband and told him I wanted to start a Red Tent. And so here we are! When Horizon Training Center came into my life, my business partners wife- and my dear friend, Hannah Mitchell, and I began the brainstorming for a Red Tent- HERizon! We knew we had the space, and the intention, that it would come to fruition!
What is our intention?
Hannah Squared (Hannah Hutcheson and Hannah Mitchell) hope to empower other women, bring women together and stop the divide of judgement/insecurities/etc, educate women on the power that we harness, educate one another on topics ranging from networking to crocheting, sharing a sacred space with beautiful souls, and eventually providing a space where we can bring in the next generation of women and teach them how to embrace their bodies, their menstrual cycles, and know that they will always have a pack of wolves right beside them!
What is a Red Tent?
A Red Tent is where women gather in a circle, from all different walks of life, and share with their hearts open and leaving any preconceived notions and judgement outside of the tent. This is a place where we care for one another and nurture ourselves with healing, song, meditation, story telling, council, music, and sharing. We learn about our bodies and their cycles, the lunar cycles, reconnecting to Earth, rewilding ourselves to our natural self, and develop and nurture ways to cope. We are nurturing a sacred Sisterhood that so many of us have lost in today's competitive society.
Join us, Friday, March 31st, at the HERizon Red Tent Temple Hosted by Horizon Training Center as we empower our fellow sisters, learn from one another, network amongst a group of like minded sisters, and learn more about ourselves, our world, and claim our power in this world!
6:30-7 is for everyone to get comfortable and we will not start our sharing circle until 7:30. So please, do not feel the need to rush! We will be here for you!
A Love Donation is asked of $10 to enter the tent.
Kids Yoga is a wonderful way to get your kids moving, using their imagination, and give them the tools to becoming aware.
A lot of schools are understanding the importance of yoga and the increased concentration amongst their students. Therefore, performing better on tests, etc.
In our kids classes, we start with an introduction to get the kids comfortable with the group and their teacher. We then work on breathing exercises to calm the kids. From there we begin the asana, poses, where they can use their imagination and create poses as well. We read a story and discuss things we should do and not do (Niyamas and Yamas from the 8 Limbs of Yoga). And then we use our imagination to go to a happy place where we can relax and be free!
But there are SO many more benefits than just concentration.
Owning your own business can be a lot of work, but oh is it worth it! Every day we get to walk into a room filled with our passion, whether it be teaching yoga, TRX, or martial arts. We are living out our dreams!
For myself, Hannah, I know that every person that walks into my class, they are here for a reason. They are looking for health, balance, and healing! It makes my heart swell knowing that these amazing souls have entrusted me in this journey for them!
We teach from the heart and that's one of the things I love so much about Horizon Training Center! Every instructor fully believes in the power of what we do!
Another amazing perk of owning your own business, is being able to give back to the community! David and myself, donate our time and energy into as many great programs as we can. Ranging from Cherokee Family Violence Center, the Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter in Cartersville, and the Cherokee County Animal Shelter. From teaching self defense classes for a good cause, or yoga classes, we want to give back to the community of Cherokee County, and those surrounding.
Stay tuned for more charity events that we host! Horizon Training Center
Have you fallen off the health train? Going strong for a few weeks after the new year, trying to reach your resolutions, but then you fell off and haven't been able to get back on the health train?
You are not alone...
It's hard to get a schedule in place that you can comfortably continue throughout the year because it takes you out of your comfort zone. Once you experience this discomfort- we resist. It's human nature, but something you can conquer!
If you have found yourself not going to the gym, exercising, eating healthy, or just making time for yourself- here are a few tips to help you:
1. Connect with why you want to reach the goals you set.
Why do you want to reach this goal? Is it for you, your health, your spouse? If you can fully connect to why you want to reach this goal, then you are more likely to succeed. If you find yourself not reaching your goals, remind yourself why it's important to you and what it will bring to you. This can help reenergize your connection with the goal and get you back on track!
2. Don't let setbacks get you down.
We all have those moments where we have halfway completed a goal, but we can't go any further. For example: our goal was to lose 20 pounds and we lost 10 and can't seem to lose the last 10 pounds. This in no way means that you are a failure or you didn't meet your goal- you did meet your goal of losing weight. Think of the positives that come from losing the 10 pounds: healthier, clothes fit better, you feel better, more energy, etc. From there you can...
3. Redefine your goals.
You may have noticed that you set difficult goals to reach, so redefine them- there is no shame in that. If you lost 10 pounds and wanted to lose 20 pounds, maybe set the goal to lose another 10 or maybe to lose a certain amount of inches. We aren't all going to lose weight, but we may lose inches. You may also find that 10 was the perfect amount for you and you are happy with the way you feel and look! It's not always about the numbers- remember that! Life changes, things happen, reworking your goals to meet what you are currently facing is a great way to refresh yourself and start obtaining your goals again.
4. Reach out for help.
Horizon Training Center is here to help you reach your goals! We offer TRX, Self Defense, Kickboxing, Jeet Kune Do, Personal Training, and Yoga & Meditation to take a fully balanced approach to helping everyone find the healthiest version of themselves! Let us know your goals and we can help design a plan of action to get your body in movement and your mind in motion!