My Year To Thrive

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." ~Maya Angelou


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Curve Camp 2014

curve camp 2014

Curve Camp 2014

Where did this week go?  Monday was such a great day, I didn’t even have a chance to sit down & blog. Unfortunately, Tuesday blew up & the last couple of days have been… I don’t know, something.  But here I am!  I’m giving you Curve Camp today because tomorrow is the last day for the early bird registration.

  • Early bird registration will get you a spot for $397, or 3 monthly payments of $135.
  • Starting Sunday regular registration beings, $497 or three monthly payments of $165.

Camp is being held in Nashville, TN (an awesome town if you’ve never been there).  There will be six instructors over three days, June 20-22, including Ms. Anna Guest-Jelley.  Click here for more info, including instructor bios & an itinerary.

Who is Curve Camp for?

It’s for yogis who don’t fit the conventional mold — because they’re bigger, smaller, older, quirkier, or differently-abled than the models on the cover of Yoga Journal.

What is Curve Camp about?

Our theme is “Like” At First Sight.

Because we want you to …

  • Like yourself in the morning. Like yourself in the evening.
  • Like yourself on the mat. Like yourself off the mat.
  • Like yourself even when you don’t feel like it.
  • Like yourself a little bit more every day.
  • And be with people who like you. A lot.

All of the yoga classes + activities at CurveCamp will be tied into the theme of “liking yourself” … just a little bit more than you did one year ago. Or one day ago. Or one breath ago.

Curve Camp 2014


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Yoga Week & a Liebster Award

So a couple of things happened to make me decide I should talk about yoga this week, well a few things actually, so I have a few things to share over the next few days.

First I was given a Liebster Award by TheRedLippedLadyofRohan at Namaste Every Damn Day.  In her own words,

I am a twentysomething plus size woman attempting a year long yoga commitment! My goal is to successfully complete at least one yoga set per day. I will pick from tutorial videos and pose charts I find online to help guide me through.

I am sick/continue to be sick but have something new now, & have an afghan that needs to be finished sometime hopefully before the baby it’s intended for is born >_< , so I am not up to fully addressing the Liebster Award today.  However, I will do it this week, even if I have to sacrifice spending an hour or two trying to come up with the perfect answers, perfect questions, & perfect blogs, & you just have to settle for the best I can come up with at the time. :-/  (Everything takes too long when you feel like it needs to be perfect.)

Today, I also received a Care2 petition regarding yoga.  I thought it must be one of these charities that teach the underprivileged yoga, but it was actually a Pledge to Add a Little More Yoga to Your Everyday Life by Gaiam.  TBH, I thought it was a little tacky for a company that sells yoga supplies & lifestyle items to be using the petition site for something that seems more promotional in nature than anything.  C’est la vie.  They sell yoga stuffs because they believe in yoga; they started the pledge because they believe in the benefits of yoga for everyone*.  I have been meaning to do more yoga, so I signed it.

meditation at sunset against a backdrop of mountains

source: Gaiam’s pledge page

So here’s to a week of talking about yoga, & hopefully actually doing some!

*Not really everyone since their women’s clothing doesn’t seem to come any larger than an XL, which according to their chart correlates to a size 16.  The only thing I have ever bought from them was a yoga dvd with a mat & accessories kit, so I can’t speak to how their clothing fits.  But they have a bouncy ball chair I have always wanted, jic anyone forgot to get me a birthday present last week… 😉