Move with grace… it’s been my mantra for as long as I can remember. Initially it was about how elegantly I could chasse my way across the stage, followed by seamless lines of perfection on my mat. Eventually, after upheaval, the grace I embrace is in navigating murky waters of this living experience and how grateful I am that I am not just alive but living.
You see… overall I’ve had and have a blessed and beautiful life (I mean i’ve had my fair share of “stuff” but in the grand scheme of things… i’m doing alright), one that I would not change, one that has offered me gifts on gifts. In my heart I hold an immense amount of gratitude. Gratitude for the entire spectrum from dark to light (back to dark and then light again… put that on repeat) , this spectrum has allowed me the grace to be a prism, where in taking shapes and forms I disperse a beam, one of light and of love.
This has not always been the case, for years, there was no light, no potential to explore any element of love. Purely darkness, sadness, and hurt. Dismantled and shattered by an illness so deep, its tentacles gripping my life away. At the very core, a lack of love, love of self and therefore lack of love for other. I’ll be honest life is so hard when there is no love to give and no ability to receive it.
The choice to heal and, at the very least, try to be part of this world came from the inspiration I found within that dark spaces, the still moments, and the quietude of my own beating heart. Through movement, through meditation, through music, through deep and meaningful conversation. Though my physically body was very ill, my mind trapped and heart cold, there was something, a minuscule ember, waiting to breathe, waiting to rise, waiting to grow.
This ember has grown into a fire, one that burns so deeply. Through my process of healing, I’ve discovered that through sharing my journey (it’s a life long process dudes… but don’t be sad… we all have shit, and im immensely stoked and grateful to have the tools to meander my way through that shit) through that element of vulnerability I create profound connections and that, those connections are what have inspired the birth of GRACE MVMT.
GRACE MVMT is about inspiring and empowering teenage girls. Offering them a safe space to navigate movement, to feel, to express. Facilitating a space for them to find their authenticity, so they shine bright and gift this world exactly what it needs, which is the beauty and grace that these young ladies have to offer. It’s about facilitating a space that is supportive in developing an unconditional love towards self and therefor fostering strong and deep meaningful connections with other.
It is with a full heart that I announce the “launch” of GRACE MVMT in September 2019… I am just so incredibly excited to see how this grows.
light and love