SAVE THE DATE!
South Bay Yoga Conference
September 23 - 25 2016
The Hermosa Beach Community Center
Welcome South Bay Bohemians and Lovers All things Sensual and Sacred!
We hope this note finds you South Bay yogis and beyond in good health and spirits. Thank you again for the enthusiastic welcome from so many. We are beyond excited to introduce ourselves and share a little about our journey to The South Bay Yoga Conference.
Sandy and I met by chance, or let’s admit Divine Design. Montego Bay, Jamaica set the scene at the 2012 Caribbean Yoga Conference. We first met in a delicious Iyengar class. Neither of us are instinctively drawn to the discipline of Iyengar, but that was the stage set for our moment of Union= Yoga. We both followed the whispers which led us independently to the auspicious Yoga Angels class and to one another. Read more here
The Illuminated Ones...The response was overwhelming, and with gratitude we bow slow and deep to all who have offered to share their Love, Light, Ancient Knowledge, & Innovative Wisdoms with the SouthBay Bohemians community!
The grounds for living are being discussed. Come join the conversations.
“other people may be there to help us, teach us, guide us along our path, But the lesson to be learned is always ours” ~ Melody Beattie
Team SBYC: The Kula (group of like minded individuals):
“...the plan will happen in spite of us, not because of us.” ~Melody Beattie
Letter from the founders (continued)The following year, serendipity would find us coming together, completely unplanned, at the 2013 South Bay Yoga Conference. Neither of us lived in California in 2012 upon our original meeting, but by summer 2013 Miami (Sandy) and DC (Ieshia) had both transplanted to South Bay LA. The third encounter was the charm, a random meeting on the street in Redondo Beach in 2015. This was no longer coincidence, but true co- incidence, our angles were meant to fit together for a higher purpose that neither could longer ignore!
Sandy and I believe authenticity is the greatest expression of healthy living! We truly believe that it is our mind that colors our perceptions and defines our experiences physically and emotionally. Authentic people tend to make wiser choices about sustainable living (methods that encourage an alkaline body, relaxed mind, buoyant spirits and eco-friendly environments). Learning to tame the mind with a faithful yoga and meditation practice is a great start down the road to authentic living, after all “mind tricks the body and breath lifts the spirit”. We have united forces and merged our wills to produce the South Bay Yoga Conference 2016. This is a great opportunity to serve our community! We are working to create a comprehensive weekend of Yoga Education through tactile fun!!!Our hopes are to introduce you to amazing local and international Yoga instructors, different styles of Yoga therapy, old school and high tech Wellness workshops, Music, Local Experts, Vendors and so much more!! Yoga is for everyone and everyBody. So that we may get to know each other better, beginning in February, there will a variety of workshops led by Sandy and I held at the Hermosa Beach Recreation Center on Pacific Coast Highway, the site of our most awesome South Bay Yoga ConferenceC 2016 "kula" (gathering of like minded individuals)- classes for Seniors, Teens, Mommy & Me, Pre-Natal, Therapeutic. The SBYC 2016 is an excellent weekend to "live your yoga" as Sandy would say, while collaborating with great minds and pick up a few new mind tricks!
Taking the time and doing the work to discover who you are as a Light Being requires intention and effort. America looks toward Los Angeles to lead the way in fitness ingenuity. South Bay residents are leaders at driving change in the health and wellness arena. The South Bay Yoga Conference 2016 is our opportunity to showcase local sustainable living businesses and service providers including a world class Marketplace to stock up on all the natural soaps, hemp apparel, toxic free skincare, essential oils to balance your chakras, and of course yoga pants for days!
We want to take this opportunity to thank Jules Mitchell for opening her heart and entrusting us to take over one of her favorite projects. Yes!!! Yes!! You will get a chance to spend time with her at the conference!! She will be teaching for sure!!
Om Shantih Shantih Shantih - peace peace peace
Namaste, Ieshia Alley & Sandy Papadimitriou Executive Directors SBYC