It is quite amazing that as humans we crave interaction and intimacy, yet we often unconsciously prevent ourselves from meeting new people, the people that might prove to be very important to us. We tend to get caught up in our own dramas, memories of past failed relationships/friendships, the worries that sit on our shoulders daily, buried in our cell phones or even stacking bricks to keep putting up that wall that we feel may make us safe. We lose our ability to see that we are yearning for connection just as much as others are.
Here is our take on community and what it means to us here at CCYOGA...
“Similarly to the concept of “home,” I often think of community as more of a feeling than a specific place. When I’m in community, I feel accepted, safe, and seen. While humans are beautifully unique, we are all wired for connection. Coming together is not only fun and entertaining, but is a strong reminder that we’re indeed not alone, and are perhaps way more similar than we might think.” -Laura Saracho
“Community is everyone just making it onto their mat and doing what they can. A common ground or love is what brings us together. At the studio, there is an eclectic group of people and we all share commonalities other than just yoga. I’ve gotten to know this through teaching and sharing that I wouldn’t have gotten otherwise. It feels like a safe haven from issues and troubles outside of the studio. For the time that we are there we are all working on the same things, physical strength, flexibility, presence and breath.” - Meghan Trujillo
“Community is a group of people I share a common interest with. People that I enjoy seeing and spending time with as well as care deeply about. We are all brought together by common interests, kindness, love, passion and the desire to belong and be accepted.” -Anita Ritchie
“Community is family. The kind you get to choose. A group of people from all walks of life, connected through experiences who make a stand for one another. Everyone has an interesting story and a drive to be a better person. Sharing this space with everyone is what gives me a sense of community.” -Heidi Schumacher
CommUNITY brings out the best in each of us. It supports us, regardless of job, age, sex, political affiliation. It is a place where you can go to just be you, with your all of your amazingly positive attributes as well as your flaws.
Thank YOU you for being such a huge contribution in all of our lives.
The CCYOGA Team