Did You Know?
We are currently in a global mental health crisis and loneliness epidemic.
Lacking connection increases the risk for premature death to levels comparable to smoking 15 cigarettes a day (according to a recent study by the U.S. Surgeon General)?
The report, titled "Our Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation” finds that before the recent pandemic, about half of U.S. adults reported experiencing measurable levels of loneliness.
It warns the physical consequences of poor connection is devastating. IE 👇
In the past few decades, we've lived through a dramatic pace of change: 👇
Moved away from family of origin
Changed jobs more often
Live with technology: profoundly changed how we interact with each other (people report feeling lonely even when they’re are people around them)
FEELING LONELY / ALONE:
Relates to the quality of connections.
This is precisely why I was called to build a community (MSYI & YIW).
There is a huge hole in online learnings & digital landscape ... we need more connections, NOT more information!
There is a reason yoga traditionally passed down a lineage of deep, long-term, reciprocal relationships between student and teacher.
Instead of passive, self-study courses, I realized that I wanted to build a long-lasting, tight-knit community.
PURPOSE of this COMMUNITY: 👇
come together in times of need (like now)
hold frequent ‘circles’: meditation & chanting in a group setting
participate in monthly rituals
receive real-time feedback & reflections
build true intimacy & friendships (that last a lifetime)!!
Yoga recognizes the NEED for a community of like-minded Souls (SATSANG) who commune on a regular basis (cornerstone of health & elevated consciousness).
Colleague’s, Family, & Friends to hold us accountable: 👇
To ask tough questions
To See Us
To Pray / Meditate for Us
To be Witnessed
To be Held in Unconditional Love & Positive Regard
No matter where you fall on the spectrum of loneliness, deep connections, friendships, mentorship, community …. we need to be aware of 👇
This is a time of accelerated change
Online communities need to be bridged with real-life, in-person connections to help co-regulate our nervous systems
Setting clear boundaries with social media & intentionally monitoring our use of electronics is a mental (& physical) health issue
We need to create our 'new normal’ based on the needs of our:
heart & soul
Allow the lesson of the past few years to guide our present life choices & decisions (& not let these ‘hard’ lessons go to waste).
Don’t get amnesia about everything we’ve learned.
BIGGEST LESSONS I LEARNED ARE:
Real life relationships are the most important
At the end of the day, what really matters in life are loving & genuine connections
We are emerging into a new phase of deeper connections & empowerment as humans.
We are prioritizing our inner voices, needs and desires of our Soul.
We are connecting from vulnerability, transparency and authenticity to forge REAL intimacy.
Don’t let this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to redesign and rethink the way you relate and live based on the truth of your body and heart pass by.
Are you ready to build a rock solid community?
Are you ready to receive support & guidance in your life?
If you answered ‘yes’ to the above inquiries… the answer is simple … 👇
JOIN ... MSYI & YIW COMMUNITY …. DM RHONI.
See you inside!
BIG LOVE & BLESSINGS,