DO YOU WANT THE FREEDOM TO SAY YES/NO, WITHOUT GUILT?
It is possible to be more in control of your schedule and be able to live the life you envision.
And you can do this without feeling guilty when you turn something down or overwhelmed when you take something new on. You can create this life AND increase your strength and energy to be able to engage with the little ones in your life. How? By pairing yoga with discussion on boundaries.
WHY I CARE
Hi, I'm Katy!
I am so passionate about both yoga and the topic of boundaries. You know why? Because both have been incredibly therapeutic for me. When I was pregnant with my twins, I experienced how helpful yoga could be, both physically and mentally, as I worked through body pain and stress. It also was a source of relief and strength as I made the move to leave my full-time job and stay at home with my babies. And boundaries, gosh, well ...let me just say, I didn't know what I was missing until I read this book. I didn’t know what was out of sorts or how to pinpoint causes of struggle, until I realized that most of those challenges were related to boundaries. I’ve read it a few times over the last several years, and each time, I find something new that I can apply to my life.
Because these two -- yoga and boundaries -- have made such an impact on me, I want to share that with you. Truly eye opening and healing!
This program is a weekly series for moms to practice setting and upholding boundaries because...it's hard!
As we read the book Boundaries together and practice yoga each week, you’ll be able to learn, talk about, and practice finding time for yourself, plus have the support of a private community to share your experiences (if you want) and support each other’s journey.
But what really matters is this...
As you learn about and practice boundaries and yoga, you’ll reduce anxiety and stress, enable more time for self care, and have the confidence and freedom to be yourself.
IT'S FOR YOU IF
YOU'RE SOMEONE WHO...
is short on time
is new to yoga
likes to read/listen and learn
would thrive with a community for support
is interested in boundaries (either learning what they are or refreshing what yours currently are)
IT'S NOT FOR YOU IF
YOU'RE SOMEONE WHO...
prefers an intense yoga practice or workout
dislikes reading or discussing book concepts with others
prefers live or longer yoga sessions
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
"I signed up to make myself take time to practice yoga. I have done yoga off and on for years, but with kids I rarely make it to a class.
I really appreciate Katy's recordings because the only time I have for myself is after my kids go to bed. The variety of poses she offers in just 20 minutes is just what I need!"
"20-minute classes really work for me. Some days I just can't get to doing a recording until 9pm, and I appreciate still being able to get a class in. During a recent class, I felt like even though it was 20 minutes, it was concentrated and a work-out for my shoulders. Also, with recordings, I have the option to do more than one 20-minute class a day -- if I can fit it in :)"
“I love yoga, and when I first took Katy’s class, I was reminded of how much I’ve missed it.
I definitely realized I’m a lot less flexible than before having kids,
but everything in the class was still very accessible for me and made me
feel confident that I can still do it!"
Why books and yoga?
Because I love both, and you might too! Ha. That’s definitely true, but also, we can find benefit in pairing complementary activities/concepts together. In the case of books and yoga, I want us to be able to connect the ideas we’re reading and learning about with our intuitive yoga practice, using yoga to help deepen our learning.
Why boundaries for moms?
Boundaries are helpful for everyone. Why moms specifically? Because we are pulled in a million directions every day, by work, kids, friends, family, etc. And it can make a big difference to take a look at your life (even if you’ve done this exercise before!) and assess what boundaries are working, where you need boundaries, and what next steps make sense for you and your family.
How will I access the yoga classes?
Each week, you will receive a link to the week's new yoga class. During the series, you'll keep access to all of the classes, so if you choose to go back to them, you can practice again. Each week, I'll encourage you to try the class 2-3 times so you get really strong in the poses, but of course, frequency is up to you.
How will the book discussions work?
We will use a free app called Band to guide our discussions, and only those in this series will have access to the conversation. So, no need for a Facebook account to participate! Here's how the discussions in the app will work. Each week, we'll focus on a section of the book Boundaries by Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend. I'll share a video recap for our private group, which will be there for you to watch when convenient for you. It will be in this group that we discuss the topics of the week, and it will be a safe and supportive space to share what resonates with each of us and what we want to apply in our daily lives. We will also have two live discussions on the book, mid-series and end-of-series, which will be held on Zoom.
Do I need to buy the book?
No, you don’t need to buy the book. I would highly recommend having a copy, especially if you like to highlight portions that really resonate with you. You could also check out a copy from the library. If something comes up and you are unable to read the section we’re covering, that’s ok! I will give a recap in my boundaries sessions each week, but I know you’ll benefit the most by reading/listening yourself.
Starting January 3, Books + Yoga: Boundaries for Moms is a weekly series for moms to practice setting and upholding boundaries because...it's hard! As we read the book Boundaries together and practice yoga each week, you’ll be able to learn, talk about, and practice finding time for yourself, plus have the support of a private community to share your experiences (if you want) and support each other’s journey.