Many of us who are passionate about making a difference in the world have a tendency to neglect one thing: our own wellness. If we're not aware and careful about this, it can lead to burnout, cynicism, and ultimately away from the good work we are passionate about. As the common oxygen mask analogy goes: when we're on an airplane, we must put on our own oxygen mask before helping those around us -- otherwise, it will not go well for anyone.
Caring for our own wellbeing might seem selfish at first. However, in the social impact space, prioritizing self care is the only truly sustainable option, and it is how we will be able to make the largest impact over the longest period of time.
Together at this event, we will:
- experience a gentle, guided meditation to help tune into our bodies and minds and find relaxation amidst our busy and stressful work
- discuss the importance of the body/mind connection and take action with an easy, chair yoga exercise
- discuss how to recover from a season of burnout and develop a lifestyle that prevents burnout from happening again
- learn about how we can prioritize wellness for our teams, large or small
We will be learning from yoga teacher Emily Hager, corporate wellness guru Maggie Gough of Realize Wellbeing, Life and Wellness Coach Abigail Davidson of The School of Wellbeing, and Troy Bronsink, Founder and Director of The Hive.
Whether you are an SEA member or not, we would love for you to join us on May 4th at 8am at the The Hive!
Hosted by one of our newest SEA members, The Hive: A Center for Contemplation, Art, and Action
The mission of the Hive is to cultivate mindfulness that translates into creativity and action. We do this through a variety of classes, events, one-on-one direction, and membership. Come check us out!