The title of this week’s Music Monday playlist [give & take] immediately caught my eye, as I felt intrigued by the yin/yang essence of it all. Maggie Umberger graces us, once again, with a balanced blend of ease inducing sounds and equally invigorating beats! Find center amongst the madness of this Spring’s fickle weather and life’s innate rollercoaster by recruiting Maggie’s mix as the soundtrack to your week–you won’t be disappointed!
Bare Feet feels like home. The blue, orange, and yellow have become familiar and welcoming colors, as have the smell of incense and sight of genuinely happy people. I’m getting to know the community by name, learning to understand what makes you all tick, speaking to your deepest questions and desires while you’re on your mat, and laughing alongside you more times than I can count. It’s better than any narrative I ever could have conjured up in my head.
Robin, our fearless leader, is in full force this week! With the support of these upbeat, Earthy jams there’s no doubt she’ll be bringing her high vibrations and lust for life to your mat. So whether it’s in your living room or amongst the warmth of our orange and yellow walls, take a listen, soak in the music, and break it down on your mat to raise it up in your life!
Bradshaw’s bringing you the beat this week as Music Monday’s featured teacher! His upbeat energy is enough to light up your day and keep you coming back to his evening classes for more. Take a listen, and when you get caught up in the good vibes, follow their lead because here at Bare Feet we #followthehappypeople !
Lately, I’ve felt the sting of living in multiple different worlds. There are so many reasons why I enjoy participating in the various cultures associated with my many passions, interests, and careers. So much wisdom is gained from exposing yourself to different perspectives, values, and ways of life—it keeps us grounded, open minded, understanding, and compassionate. What happens, though, when your thought process and priorities begin to liken more closely to one community over the others?
What better way to ring in this rainy day, than with Julia Frazier’s “April Showers” playlist! Julia’s jams will give you a little energy boost to get you up and at ’em today, while staying just smooth and groovy enough to ride the wave of ease and relaxation that comes along with a stormy day. Bundle up and turn on your speakers, the good vibrations are ready to pour over you!
External factors of our lives don’t always have to take responsibility for our experience. Whether I already enjoy the way I experience something or someone, or not, I’ve realized that changing the way in which I perceive the experience or choosing a different route to reach the peak of it, will always provide me with new lessons, wisdom, feelings, perspectives, and opinions. For someone who loves to learn (mainly about what makes the world, including myself, tick), investigating this theme has been quite gratifying. How many aspects of my life do I experience habitually? In what other ways can I go about experiencing these facets of my life, and most importantly, what more will I learn from living life through this practice?
With warm, radiant weather outside, and throwback summer jams hitting your ears, what could go wrong this week?! Brian Chan is helping us start it out on a high note with these throwback hits, both on our mats and off with this week’s Music Monday! Take a listen, and soak in ALL the high vibrations!
I was reminded of my own internal strength this past week, my exceptional ability to endure discomfort, and my raw loyalty to presence, experience, and separation of ego and spirit…The truth is, the scraping was incredibly painful, but as I sat there and wondered about why exactly I was able to keep my composure and show almost no sign of discomfort, a powerful memory came to mind…
This week’s Music Monday is brought to you by the energetic and elegant, Anissa Mercado! Her chill beats playlist is the perfect mashup up of easy, spiritual sounds to put you in a balanced frame of mind for the week ahead!