Last night I had the privilege of spending the evening with the 359° team of teachers, healers, authors, managers, light bringers and their spouses and partners for our first Holiday party. It is a rare day that I get to spend time with all of them at one moment in time.
I Loved celebrating there presence and commitments to what they bring every day to the studio through classes, conversations, holding space, healing, directing, guiding, making endless playlists that inspire and motivate, and taking deep breathes on their mats each day as they continue to develop themselves through yoga, life, pioneering their own businesses, managing full time jobs and families, healing and service. Each of them holds such a deep energetic space that is vital to the collective energy and love we bring, without them 359° Yoga would not exist. I am eternally grateful.
To Katie Scarsella, my friend and confident who agreed to come on this ride with me sight unseen from our first random meeting in a mutual friends kitchen. Your presence and our meeting was a breath of fresh air. I found a lifelong friend and sister in that moment who cared, who embodied Love and authenticity and who I’ve witnessed share that on and off the mat on a daily basis. I am lucky and blessed to walk this journey of life, motherhood, business and friendship with you. You’ve helped me through despair and you’ve supported me through success. Your passion for mindfulness and healing are moving the planet and our communities forward, I am blessed to know you. Thank you for all your words of wisdom and support. To our future endeavors, May it Last!
To Jill Diaz, my partner, friend and bringer of light and healing. Your passion spreads like water. Your gifts both on and off the mat are immeasurable.
For the healing you provide and for stepping into your gift with the force of 1000 angels behind you is shifting the planet.
For you and all you inspire I honor you. Thank you for all you are. May we always walk in sync with our Love of Healing. You inspire me to be a better mom, healer, business owner and friend. I can't imagine my life without you.
To Cassie Padula, who would I share all my ideas and excitement with? Without you and your inner wisdom and light my days would be darker. For sharing your vast yogic knowledge equally on and off the mat.
Living authentically and lovingly encompasses everything I envisioned for the students inspired and drawn to 359° Yoga.
Your presence everyday keeps me grounded to serve and give to my greatest capacity. I am eternally grateful.
To Heidi McCarty, if I could bottle you up, your heart and soul and joy, I would keep you with me forever. Your genuine Love, and kindness and super strength and grace on and off the mat give me hope. All that you give and share keep my heart propelling forward. It is an honor and a blessing to have your presence and wisdom at the studio. My heart is full and you are a big part of that. Grateful is too small a word to describe my appreciation for you.
Jennifer Miracle-Best, you have made this vision this studio and dream possible. You have seen me at my worst and you have seen me at my best. The safety that comes from my heart knowing your hand is on my back at all times is something that can never be replaced. You have provided me the space to both be a mom and raise my kids and run a business, there are no words to describe my appreciation for you. Your ability to achieve and succeed in your own mission and souls work authoring and publishing Divinely Queer and still stand by my side will always guide me to do that for others. Eternally honored and grateful to walk beside you on each of our souls mission.
Mitchel Ray Doherty, LM, my third son and bringer of joy. For always laughing at my jokes and mannerisms. You get me, just like my 2 birth sons do. For sculpting your dreams and visions into the fabric of the studio, the energy you bring is unmistakeable. My days are more joyful because of you. My laughter is more present because of you. My intuition flows deeply around you. I hope you never leave my orbit of Love and frequency. Proud of every triumph and loss we’ve experienced together. You’re my heart, thank you for stepping in always.
Travis Reiff, you consistently bring the funk in yoga and in your music. In your dedication and spirit to this practice and to our studio. I wouldn’t have kept going and seeking treatments through my own personal spine trauma if it wasn’t for you. You see me and I know I can’t count on you day or night when I’m at a loss. In my moments of vulnerability you witnessed me and have kept me going on this journey. Stop the pain has been my mantra thanks to you. Travis you have been through the deep trenches and your physical practice inspires me more then anything, to not give up. Eternally humbled and appreciative of your presence and flow.
Natalie Cummings, my cheerleader and endless seeker of healing and service. Stars aligned when you emailed me from Texas. Our souls know each other on another dimension. You continue to fill up our cup with your endearing compassionate dedication. Your strengths as a mom, business owner, teacher and giver of hope keep me dedicated to the entire mission of healing with depth and compassion. I am honored to know you and serve next to you.
Medina Perry, empathetic and joyful and always willing to be of service to all around you. Growing along side of you shines hope and shines a light into my own goals and aspirations. Your love of yoga, helping and for all the steps you take every day to spread more of that into the world inspire me to do better. I am honored to know you and grow with you.
Veronica Crites, Adi Shiva and powerful woman. You instantly appeared during the first few weeks of opening when I said to someone “I really want to offer Thai yoga massage as a healing modality”
when souls and missions align the universe delivers that and so much more.
The lineage of healing and gifts that you serve to the community are expansive. You’re a true healer from many lifetimes. I feel I have walked along side of you for lifetimes. I Love your heart which translates through your hands, your inner knowing and all of your deep powerful gifts inspire me to keep diving, keep serving and to keep dreaming. I hope for many more lifetimes of authentic inspiring healing with you by my side.
Chris Abolio, authentic and truly magnificent on and off the mat. For the humble yet powerful yoga expertise you share and give is a force to be reckoned with. Always learning and furthering all aspects of your life are what dreams are made of. It is always a magical ride watching your many gifts! Your consistency and dedication keep me exploring on my mat and in my personal yoga journey more then you know. Thank you for being you and for allowing me to get to know you. Our community is brighter with your presence.
Amy Foran, the grounding silent powerful force that said yes. Yes to facing fears, yes to healing, yes to your gifts. The moment I put the headphone on you and looked in your eyes and said the universe has been waiting for you. I knew in that moment a part of me healed. Thank you for showing me grace in that moment, a moment that I wouldn’t let you say no. You motivate me to keep expanding and to keep helping others step into their greatness. Your ease and perseverance through your own journey inspires me to show grace and ease in my own. Thank you for saying yes.
Dan Niedzwiecki, the brilliant chemist and yogi, you embody a drive for excellence and growth in which dreams are made of. Your faith in yoga and the depths it can provide into life inspire me to keep learning and sharing. Witnessing the steps you take to provide a space for others to grow and evolve is the sign of a master teacher. I am honored that you said yes to sharing that with our community. With Love and gratitude I honor you.
Charis Calender-Suemnick, advanced master of Love and Light. We are just getting started....There are souls that you meet along the way that are kindred, easy and inspiring. For being a soul of love and healing to me. Thank you. For saying yes to your inner path of growth I honor you. For saying yes to teaching and sharing your light with our community I am eternally humbled. May we continue to elevate our conversations to higher and higher places and see where they land. It has been an absolute joy to share sacred space with you. Thank you for being a healing force in my life.
Megan Slattery, a pillar, a light and a gift to my life. Without your strength and infectious smile and wisdom I would not have had the confidence to share what I Love to our community of graduates. For your endless wisdom on and off the mat, for your personal friendship and business friendship I am forever changed.
You are a master, a true teachers teacher in this beloved world of yoga. I would not be where I stand today without you saying yes to me and my ideals.
May we always walk in the spirit of sisterhood and Love authentically and joyfully. You are Loved, adored and admired always.
To all of the yogi’s, clients and friends I have met along the way. May you always feel welcomed, celebrated and supported each time you walk into our studio. I begin each day and end each day with deep Love and appreciation in my heart for your presence and for your support. I can't imagine sharing this space with anybody else, for welcoming me and this dream I am forever grateful.