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Last chance to vote by May 31st!

May 29, 2024

May 28, 2024

Dear Friends,

Please help us win the Marin Magazine Best of County 2024 "Best Health & Wellness Coach"

If you haven't yet, I humbly ask for only 30 seconds of your time RIGHT NOW (I promise it's that quick!).

Please click on the button below and on the second page, WRITE-IN "Grace Yu - The Power With Grace" under the category of "Best Health & Wellness Coach."

Sadly, we have never even made it on the list to be recognized as a business in this annual Marin Magazine competition every May. Your vote will help bring tremendous recognition and growth to our Stop Drop and Dance classes to residents all over Marin County!

Thank you to all of you who have already voted and supported our small business!

VOTE for "The Power With Grace" here!

Join us Thursday for Karisa Stuart's birthday!

Happiest birthday to Karisa Stuart who said YES to letting us celebrate her first Stop Drop and Dance birthday class with all of you this Thursday, May 30th at 9:30am at UUMarin (240 Channing Way, San Rafael)!

Come as you are and we'll be dancing for 75 minutes to a playlist made up of all of our original dances from Marin Power Yoga days!

Please join us and feel "better when we're dancing!"

Sign up to join us on Zoom or in-person!

Please join Suneela Jain and Tareya Palmer to support the launch of the Just Health Fund, an initiative of Tides Foundation.

This Saturday, June 1st, join us at 9:30am in "The Garage" (1 Thorndale Drive, San Rafael) with our dance hosts, Suneela Jain and Tareya Palmer, as they raise money to launch the Just Health Fund!

The Just Health Fund was established to resource the work of grassroots organizations across the country who are responding to the crisis in healthcare for marginalized communities.

All donors will receive an on-demand recording of our class for the week after! Even if you cannot make the event, your donation is appreciated. Suneela and Tareya have committed to matching all donations, up to $10,000!

Wear PURPLE, BLUE and/or BLACK workout clothing for this Saturday's Just Health Fund class!

Dance and donate to the Just Health Fund here!

Click on the image above to watch a highlight reel of Rita, Sharon and Keala's birthday class last Thursday!

Happy Triple Birthdays to Sharon Mor, Keala Landry and Rita Ribera Channon!

Last year we celebrated Sharon, Keala and Rita's triple 50th birthdays and now we’re turning back time and counting backwards, so Happy 49ish ladies! These three gals rarely come up to dance, but on this occasion, they motivated each other to stay up front the whole time! Woohoo!

We all came to class dressed in black and gold clothing and Keala brought gold headbands, bracelets and scrunchies for everyone to wear! Thank you also to Erin Meyers for once again decorating for this fabulous dance party!

If I could turn back time...

Click on the image above to watch a highlight reel of Lorna and Leslie's birthday class last Saturday!

Happy Birthdays to Leslie Dinham and Lorna Kirk!

We kicked off Memorial Day weekend last Saturday dancing for 75 minutes in "The Garage!"

Lorna came with one of her daughters to celebrate the start of her birthday weekend, and Leslie made the playlist! We showed up to class in our "Shine Your Light" tanks and we ended class with everyone dancing up front for "I Feel Like Dancing" by Jason Mraz!

Next Saturday, Leslie will be baking a delicious cake for everyone that comes to Suneela's "Just Health Fund"donation class! Come dance and enjoy her baking!

Mark your calendars:
Class cancelled on Saturday, June 8th!

Click on the image above to see our full 2024 calendar!

My Own Drum

Those of you who have been taking my classes or reading these newsletters for awhile know my girls.  They are regulars in my dance classes, backup dancers at fundraisers, and they are my worker bees to set up and clean up.  Mostly because I didn't have a babysitter or a lot of help, my girls just had no choice but to come with me to my classes, and therefore they have been a part of this small business since the very beginning.

I think they are proof that when you just keep showing up and trying something, you naturally learn and improve!

Although my classes aren't formal training or technique, over time they have learned to:
- pick up choreography easily
- find the rhythm and beat of songs
- interact with people they don't know
- be free and expressive in their body
- bravely dance in front of others


I am most proud of them for learning that making mistakes is not a big deal, but instead it is about being resilient and to keep trying!

Last Friday, my girls performed in a talent show for their school to "My Own Drum" from the animated "Vivo" movie.  Halfway through the performance, THE SONG STOPPED.  My heart stopped and I thought, "OH NO!" but you guys, I cannot express how proud I am of how they handled this pretty major music flop!

If you have 3 minutes, click on the image below (it is a private video link), turn up the volume, and watch their incredible display of resiliency.

When the music stops...
Dance to the beat of your own drum!



Click on the image above to watch my daughters' My Own Drum talent show performance!