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Daily Hip Circles @ 3:33 pm

Posted in life with tags , , , on May 6, 2011 by Robin Eller

My favorite time of the week is Wednesday evening and not because the week is halfway over. The best time is spending two hours with some of the most incredible women I have encountered on the journey of discovering my EC. The journey started three years ago when I had an introduction to my first “S” experience. My life changed after that. It changed because I discovered and experienced what it really meant have time for myself. Now my body feels empty without it. I”m addicted!! What a healthy drug! My “S” time alters my mood completely. The joy that I feel afterward, will carry over for a number of days. And then.. I can’t wait for Wednesday to come around again!! “S” is a sacred time that allows me to turn off my mind, forget about the outside world for two hours and listen to what my body has to say. This time is a reminder for me to do some important things: to love and appreciate myself, make new discoveries about myself and my EC through movement and music. I have come to enjoy having non-verbal conversations and allowing my body tell a story… My own story. I move to whatever song I choose and let my body take me on a journey. It’s exercise but it never feels that way. The body responds to what it likes. The ultimate gifts are the friendships that I’ve made along this journey. These are relationships first formed with the common interest of the “S” experience; but on the way it has become much more. I am surrounded every week by a group of beautiful, intelligent, unique and simply fabulous women. Together with the guidance of our amazing teacher; we have formed a special energy, a sisterhood; in a room that makes us feel safe to let our bodies speak the truth in a way that words just can’t express. It’s a safe place to laugh, cry, encourage, exhale and just BE…. With no judgement whatsoever.

Hip circles are part of the “S” movement vocabulary. A woman’s hips have a lot to say; along with the rest of her body. We’ve decided to take hip circles outside of the four walls that we share on a weekly basis. Thanks to “J” and what she thought was just a random statement; has now turned into a great idea. We set our alarms for 3:33 PM to stop, no matter where we are and do the best hip circle possible. It’s a great feeling! And simply sexy!! For me, it’s a moment to breathe and feel my body in the midst of a chaotic day. It also brings a smile to my face and to each person that has been in my presence when my alarm goes off. Hip Circles @ 3:33 pm daily… JOIN US!

BEAUTIFUL…..

Posted in life with tags , , on April 2, 2011 by Robin Eller
Look at Earth from the Heaven

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I’m a part of a unique group of women who have a special gathering every year in December.  This gathering came about as just a celebration of a girlfriend’s birthday but it became more than that. During this gathering, we have the most precious experiences of sharing wisdom, support, perseverance, creativity, friendship and love. It is always an honor to be amongst so many, talented, intelligent and inspiring women. One of  the women in our group wrote this beautiful poem that brought us all to tears. I’ve read it on numerous occasions and it still brings me to tears.  I promised myself that I would put this on my blog… just because.
IF HEAVEN WAS NOW  by Melanie Taylor
If heaven was now
we’d believe without seeing
we’d step out and not question
we’d know without knowing
have faith and not fear
we’d leap with abandon
we’d give without expectation
we’d fight or we’d flight but
we’d risk without hesitation
we’d forgive without bitterness
we’d share joy without hating 

we’d love unconditionally
we’d listen without judgement
we’d be right without arrogance
and be wrong with humility
we’d encourage without reciprocation
and acquiesce without compromise
we’d give without receiving
we’d endure without complaint
we’d wed beyond gender
and dream without sleeping
if heaven was now

we’d sing uncontrollably
we’d dance without caring
we’d be grateful for everything
we’d live without consequence
we’d climb mountains without stopping
and walk valleys finding value
we’d share without finding fault
we’d be charmed by our differences
and smile without thinking
we’d stand up with conviction
we’d speak out without reprisal
we’d believe without question
and hope beyond hoping
if heaven was now

Words of Encouragement

Posted in friends, life with tags , , , on September 10, 2010 by Robin Eller
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I have the privilege to share a weekly class with a wonderful group of women. We are different in so many ways; age, backgrounds, race, body types and even the way we express ourselves through movement. At the same time we share the same passion every week. I look forward to seeing them every week and most of all, I am inspired by all of these women. One person in particular shared these words of encouragement in an email exchange and they spoke to me so loudly. I read these words in the book “A Woman’s Worth” by Marianne Williamson.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, talented, gorgeous, fabulous? Actually who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. And as we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson

It was probably 9 or 10 years ago when I read this book. I know this is a message to pick up this book again and really absorb the words. Thanks to “J” I have the desire to read this book again and the courage to let my light shine ever so brightly. Here’s to our pact to walk taller and prouder in the daylight.