Friends! I am having a beautiful week! I hope you are having a beautiful week! The weather is gorgeous, all the songs are making me feel all the feels, and all the friends are making my heart explode with love. It’s been one of those weeks where it’s easy to really believe that it’s true, that today (and then tomorrow, which becomes today, and then again and again) is the best of all the days:
So it’s with a smile on my face and a skip in my step that I bring to you the Friday Five!
Yoga & Consent
Loved this article on Decolonizing Yoga—(okay, okay, I love all the articles on Decolonizing Yoga)—about building a yoga class based on consent. The author (who is a yoga teacher) describes how she creates an environment in which her students can feel empowered to do things in their body that work for them. She also talks about the importance of being aware of the implications of physical assists. I definitely struggle with determining how much I should touch students in class and this article helped me think through things in a new way.
Fully Raw Peach Cobbler
Oh my gracious, this raw peach cobbler from Kristina Fully Raw sounds and looks incredible. I love all fruit cobbler/crisps/pies in the summer, and I think I will definitely have to make this.
More Reasons to Hate Whole Foods
Full disclaimer: I shop at Whole Foods. They have ALL TEH THINGS. But they treat their workers like garbage. There have been lots of stories about this, but the most recent is this incident in which two workers were fired for speaking Spanish to each other. Seriously? Ugh. Support your local co-op.
Lemony Millet Salad with Chickpeas
This sounds so satisfying! Millet, spinach, chickpeas, lemon zest. Ashley said she created this recipe with a focus on “simplicity and fresh flavors.” Love it.
Stuff From My Week That Made Me Happy
When the universe spoke to me through my yoga practice. (It said, move forward, and finally, I listened!)
When after subbing a yoga class two students approached me to find out when else I taught because they enjoyed class so much!
Learning to play the board game Sorry! with some great friends.
When my study-buddy introduced me to a new coffee shop that feels very ‘Minneapolis.’
Happy hours. Patios. Happy hours on patios.
The new Camera Obscura.
Having the luxury of getting to spend all of Thursday doing physical (and spiritual) exercise: morning run, afternoon power yoga, then evening sculpt class. Bam!
Sunshine, FINALLY, in Minneapolis!
….and actually a ton of other stuff. But I’ll stop there, because it’s your turn!
What did you love this week? How do you feel about giving/receiving physical adjustments in yoga class? Do you shop at Whole Foods? Are you totally going to make that peach cobbler?