Perhaps you’ve seen a SheJumps event and you’re not sure about going. What are you waiting for? I’m constantly in awe of the ways SheJumps touches me everyday, but don’t just take it from me. Here is a recap of the recent SheJumps into Yoga event by first time participant, Alexa Flower. I sincerely hope that each of you has an opportunity to get out there. If there isn’t anything scheduled in your area, hit us up and we’ll do our best to make sure it happens! –Mel Harms
I’d learned about SheJumps over a year ago, but hadn’t yet had the pleasure of going to one of their events. However when Mel, the regional coordinator, invited me to a yoga retreat up Cameron Pass, I really wanted to make it happen. How cool would it be to spend a weekend in the beautiful mountains with several other passionate, outdoorsy ladies just like me?! And we get to practice yoga! I have practiced yoga on and off for a few years but recently had become too busy to make it a priority. This weekend would be a perfect opportunity for me to slow things down, regain my serenity, and become more in touch with my inner self. Plus, I would get to meet and make connections with other females who were into the same outdoor sports as me. Which I think we can all agree that sometimes that’s hard to find!
So next thing I know I’m headed over to Mel’s house to carpool up Cameron Pass to the beautiful Dancing Moose Yurt. I have to admit I was a little nervous. I didn’t know anyone and wasn’t sure if everyone was going to be good friends already and I’d be the odd one out. But I knew it was worth the shot because I was really excited to have an entire weekend focused on yoga and really wanted to meet more girls in the outdoor community.
The Yoga Retreat was everything I’d hoped for and more. I met so many passionate, fearless women from different walks of life who each had something special to add to our group. Whether it was mountain biking, skiing, rock climbing, or traveling all over the world, each of these women were living in their passion, which is so inspirational to me! That is something I seek to do each day of my life.
I also was able to connect with my inner self again, experience peace and tranquility, and live in the moment during each yoga practice. There was no technological distractions or talk of meaningless drama. It was an immersion into pure nature with pure thoughts and intentions. I never once felt out of place, nor anxious or uneasy. It was exactly the weekend I needed. And I can’t wait to do it again!
SheJumps is an amazing organization and I encourage all of you ladies, whether you are just getting to know the beauty of the outdoors or a veteran, to take advantage of these opportunities and help us all come together as a community.
Thanks Alexa so much for sharing!