108 Sun Salutes on September 22 was a huge success. Together we raised $406 for Canmore flood relief.
Thanks to Kristen Stuart, the Town of Canmore, Jenna Olsthoorn and the 2 Days of Awesome crew, Peter Jack Rainbird, Prana, and everyone who helped make this event a reality. It’s humbling to watch the community grow.
108 Sun Salutes 6 is booked for December 21, 2013 with details to follow. See you then.
As always, I’d like to share a few lessons I learned from organizing and doing 108 Sun Salutes, in hopes of inspiring you to start on your dream.
- Risk is over-rated. I took a risk doing 108 Sun Salutes in Canmore. Or did I? Well… I don’t know anyone in the mountains. So I cold-called every yogi I could find in Canmore to see if they could help. Lucky for me Kristen Stuart answered the call. She stepped out of her comfort zone and took a chance on developing a shared vision. Together we hosted an amazing event. All it took was a phone call. What’s the risk in that?
- Trust in the process. Building your dream is a process based on the five principles of entrepreneurship, call effectuation. If you start with what you have and bet what you are willing to lose, then you can’t fail. If something goes sideways it’s no big deal. When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade.
- Deadlines get stuff done. In the days leading up the event I couldn’t get it all done. I forgot to do this and Kristen forgot to do that. But you know what? It didn’t matter. We made a promise to be there on September 22 at 10 am and that’s what happened. And it was amazing. Which brings me to my last lesson…
- You had to be there. Yoga is the science of self-actualization. People who are into yoga are trying hard to be the best they can be. The energy that comes from 40+ hard core yogis in a room together is hard to describe. Like the old saying goes, you had to be there.
Thanks again, everyone. See you December 21.