When Cassie came up with the idea of a 30 day challenge, I was keen. I knew I wanted a charity retreat and this was a great way to pay for it... but I had no idea that as many as 22 fabulous yoga quotees would take on the challenge and that it could be so heart warming!
We just did our Sangha party for the challengers as a 'well done' for doing the challenge. Even if people did not finish the full 30, they tried and people got a lot from the regular yoga and the community.
I was so touched that Meghan for example, loves the community at the studio. This is Cassie's doing and I am proud of her.
I was so touched to hear of peoples challenges doing the challenge (!) and also what they got out of it. This is what the studio is for!
The 30 photos series that Cassie did was so heart warming!
Unfortunately, the party for me was curtailed by a panicked text or two from my husband because my 7 month old son was 'screaming blue murder'! So I had to leave pretty sharpish and only got a chance to thank Cassie for her work before leaving.
I didn't have a chance to tell everyone about the charity retreat! But this is now pretty much organised. We are going down to a field in Sussex (GU postcode this is Sussex, right?) we have tents and a woodland meander to a little hall where we will practice the yoga. The beneficiaries will be meditating, eating wholesome vegetarian food and doing skills shares where they also share fun things and crafts and whatever with each other. A campfire in the evening and general nice-ness will ensue. All we have left is to get individuals in the Oxfordshire Womens' Support group applying for their space.
I also didn't have a chance to congratulate all the challengers, just those I spoke to. I am seriously in awe of their efforts. It takes a lot to commit to this much yoga. It takes so much dedication and they really put their name out there. Which is strong. 30 day challenges are really a right of passage in your yoga life and so everyone of the challengers can really feel good about their journey.
So all in all the 30 day challenge was a massive success. For the challengers and charity both!