Monday, April 25, 2016

Sending Love to Houston

There are two things that I am the most proud of in my life thus far, my two strong and fiercely independent sons and the endeavor to serve Caregivers of Alzheimer’s disease. During the caregiver's retreat this past Sunday when were beginning introductions someone shouted, "I’m a care-receiver today!" My heart swelled with joy, as this is exactly what our mission is about. Receiving the tools to begin to take radical care of themselves so that they have more energy, joy and peace in their daily lives.

Our 2nd annual Caregivers of Alzheimer’s Retreat received a miraculous gift in terms of weather. The severe storms and flooding held off until the retreat completed. Elm Flats Ranch has experienced some extensive flooding on the road up to the house, but thankfully no damage. Many of you in Houston were not as fortunate. Our dear friends Paul and Aline Houston lost everything in the flooding. If you’d like to contribute in any way, please click here. We wish them, The Woodlands Yoga Studio, and many more a speedy recovery from the damages, and hold you all in our thoughts and prayers.

During the retreat we were honored to serve 40 beautiful 'care-receivers' with the help of 40 giving and talented volunteers. This beautiful retreat was possible because of the dedication, hours and offerings of so many. Please join me thanking the generous donors of time, food, services and/or supplies by supporting their offerings or businesses by clicking here (scroll down to sponsors and supporting their endeavors). Check out the beautiful photos of the day taken by Matthew Paradise.

Passionate about teaching students and teachers in a one to one setting, I’m also very excited to introduce an Accompaniment Program for Yoga teachers and private sessions. See more details below and teachers can book a free session.

Enjoy the beauty of spring, a time of renewal and growth. May each day remind you that there is always time to pause, if even for a moment to catch your breath, reset and start again. Every day, a new day. New hope.

In Joy, 
       Melissa 


"I just wanted to take the time to say thank you for the Caregiver's Retreat. It was a day of relaxation, reflection, recharging and release. I got home last night and felt amazing. I fully intend on using the methods we were taught yesterday. This morning with all the flooding going on, the cable was out, and the Daisies were sleeping late, I used that time to do about 45 minutes of Yoga.... I love my new haircut, and I feel like a new person. Please tell all the volunteers thank you! It means so much and makes such a difference. So, thank you again.”

-Raquel

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