As we finish off the final few days of 2020...
I am filled with so much hope.
Santa still delivered presents this year. My husband was among the first wave of healthcare workers who got vaccinated last week. Yesterday, I experienced my first awestruck encounter with dancing starling murmurations from our deck.
Despite the loss and heartbreak 2020 brought, some changes were for the positive.
Unintentionally, but SO thankfully, our Stop Drop And Dance classes hosted 16 different fundraisers in 2020, donating a total of $22,104 to 16 different organizations.
YOU celebrated your birthdays, your anniversaries, your cancerversaries, your losses, your children, your charities, your small businesses, your dreams with us, and you let The Power With Grace community be a part of GIVING BACK in 2020. We are so honored and so touched by your generosity, compassion, and heart.
Thank you especially to our hosts who reached out to organize an event and hooray for showering some love to our recipients (I hope I'm not forgetting anyone - it's been a long year!)
- Shelley Marwah, To Celebrate Life
- Rebecca Wood & Marin Power Yoga, YES Foundation
- Stephanie Byers, 321 Pledge
- Jennifer Lefferts, Dine11 Marin
- Laura Holmes Haddad, Family Reach
- Susan Schroeder, The Hivery
- Everyone, Black Lives Matter
- Katie Morell, BLM & Conscious Kitchen
- Sara Rainbolt, Conscious Kid
- Tara Caprice-Broadwater, Love2Dance
- Stacy Hering Astor, Angelika Williams
- Shel Saxon, Ceres Community Project
- Lizzy Poppe, Marin Education Equity Fund
- Lisa Hudson, Boarding 4 Breast Cancer
- Monica Jones, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
- Karen Shen, Feeding America
- Anonymous donors who matched amounts!!!
Wait, we have ONE more opportunity to GIVE in 2020!
Please help us reach our goal of 100 bags!
Hunger is a REAL problem, especially this year. We are offering FREE in-person classes all morning at Pelo Fitness in exchange for a full bag of canned or dried food (please pick ONE category and fill up the bag with that item so it makes it easier for the SF Marin Food Bank later). If you can't make class, you can simply drop off food at Pelo Fitness - 171 3rd Street in San Rafael - between 8am-12pm! We can make a difference!!!
Will you join us??? There is PLENTY of space and we will spread out in the parking lot of Pelo keeping socially distant and safe. If you haven't experienced an in-person class yet, please consider joining this one and help us FIGHT HUNGER! Spread the word and invite your friends!
Sign up for Strong, Cycle, or Flow at www.pelofitness.com
Sign up for Stop Drop And Dance at www.thepowerwithgrace.com
Start off our first class of 2021 by giving!
The beautiful cover photo is of birthday girl Sandy, who is hosting our first donation class of 2021! Sign up and donate any amount to her outreach, Marin GIFT, and then join us online on Zoom, or in-person at One Thorndale Drive in San Rafael on Saturday, January 2nd at 9:30am.
Do YOU want to host a party, fundraiser, or event in 2021?
First of all, did you know you get a free class on your birthday? At a minimum, please reach out and email us at email@example.com if your birthday is coming up and you just want to dance, take a fitness class, or practice yoga at home. It's our treat!
If you're looking to host an event, check out our new PARTIES section on our website. You will find all the options for hosting an event, whether it's online, in-person, or a completely private party, and it can be anything from a birthday celebration with friends, to a fundraiser for a charity, to raising money for a small business you care about. Let's collaborate and party!!!
Take advantage of our final deals of 2020 - expires December 31st!
1) Receive a $50 Athleta Shop Card (only 5 more left!) if you upgrade to our unlimited IN-PERSON membership!
2) Free shipping on our tank tops (valued at $8.30)!
Gift a loved one (or yourself) a one month online membership or a seven-day trial membership!
Yoga is a dance. Breathing is a dance. Birds even dance. Smiling, and laughing, then crying, and aching, then shining and rising... life is a dance.
And everything is better when we're dancing.
Happy New Year 2021 my friends.