Yoginis and Yogis across the Southeast find Gratitude with their Practice this Thanksgiving Weekend

This morning, I attended a yoga class at a climbing gym to honor the practice I love so much and to celebrate all that I have in my life during this Thanksgiving holiday.  It’s so humbling that we all stop once a year for a long weekend to give thanks for friends and family, the things we have accomplished, and to consider what that next step might be by living from the heart.

I know I have so much to be thankful for.

Zuddhi Yoga instructor Jessica Ewart (left) leads a class focused on core and gratitude to celebrate Thanksgiving at the Tennessee Bouldering Authority.

Jessica Ewart, instructor and founder of Zuddhi Yoga, led a two hour class this morning at the Tennessee Bouldering Authority indoor climbing gym (located in the St. Elmo area of Chattanooga, TN), that for me, helped shed some of the heaviness of the feast the day before—and maybe even a bit of that heaviness from all of the challenges and frustrations of the past year.

We started with the core, interlaced some new and fun arm balances in between vinyasas, lengthening and twisting, meeting on the floor, going deeper, breathing deeper.  What a way to pay tribute to this life.

Jessica spread the word about this class throughout Chattanooga as “a chance to shed some layers and give thanks for our yoga practice as a community.”

It was a sold-out show.

Check out Zuddhi Yoga the next time you are in Chattanooga, offering incredible yoga opportunities all over the city—everything from Night Owl Yoga to community classes and new the rage, Slackline Yoga.

Zuddhi founder and instructor Jessica Ewart helps students shed layers and give thanks at the T.B.A.

And check out the Tennessee Bouldering Authority in the St. Elmo area of Chattanooga—Chattanooga’s first indoor bouldering and rock-climbing facility.  If you’re a climber, this is your first stop in the Scenic City.  Oh yes, and they have yoga too.

So what are you thankful for?

How did you celebrate this Thanksgiving weekend?  Post it, let us all know and let’s celebrate who we are.

I am so thankful for my family, for this practice of yoga, for Jessica’s class this morning, Zuddhi Yoga, TBA, Namaste Y’all, and for everyone who joins me in this experiment of breath and body awareness, whatever your practice is … thank you.

6 Responses to Yoginis and Yogis across the Southeast find Gratitude with their Practice this Thanksgiving Weekend

  1. I’m thankful for family who supports me, friends who inspire me, a career that fulfills me, yoga that sustains me, a cat who amuses me, and a husband who adores me. And most of all, I’m thankful for moments of silence when I can hear the voice of the Divine Spirit reminding me that I am always and forever surrounded by infinite, awe-inspiring love. Namaste!

  2. maggie says:

    Thank you!!

  3. Brantley says:

    Many thanks Bett. I love seeing all the pics of the Chatty yogis. Very inspiring! Thankful, thankful, thankful!

  4. megen says:

    Enjoyed the Positive Reflection, sounds like a meta-cognitive practice.

  5. Jessica says:

    Wow Bett! Thanks so much. It is always a blessing to practice with you. Your profound love for yoga and the pure joy you exhibit in its practice is a gift you share with us all.

  6. Thank you for the practice and attention. You are an inspiring human with dedication that has been uplifting to my self for years.
    Sat Nam a ste’ and chatt=-)