So much has happened in the past year, and I owe the acknowledgement to the power of manifestation, and diving head first into goals.
A year in review… 2013 was filled with a continuation of consistent weekly community blog postings from myself and the greater yoga community, setting the tone of my vision of highlighting yoga culture locally here in Atlanta, and beyond. We have readers and contributors from all over the globe now. Its amazing and it couldn’t have happened without community support.
From the beginning of the year, one of my goals was to have a team. It was an open conversation I freely shared when enrolling others of my vision. As the year got going, I got super clear on components of my vision and the direction MYS was traveling. I needed help in order to make it a reality. As much as I shared with community supporters, I manifested equally. Not long after, the MYS family grew, adding 3 more co-editors: Michelle Young, Meredith Hesse, & Matt Porter. Our bandwidth is larger and the website’s depth is stronger. The team spreads the community message by contributing blog posts and taking ownership over specific areas of the MYS site, such as lifestyle, events, and yogic insight on everyday life. There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t feel grateful for them.
In early fall 2013, another big change… The Atlanta Yoga Scene incarnated to My Yoga Scene reflecting more accurately the global yoga community. It was an organic transition inspired by the fact that yoga is practiced everywhere and has no restrictions. Though specific geography influences trends and styles, yoga is yoga. No matter where you travel to practice, there is always a common thread that connects the message. For me it was clear that the new name needed to embrace our greater yoga community, hence My Yoga Scene was born with the vision and mission to connect yoga communities and encourage conversations and experiences from yogis everywhere.
There are new goals pulled from the vision & mission of MYS that are currently underway. One of which is the website will soon be getting a new face-lift, creating more ease in navigation for both users and the MYS team. Expect to see the new website relaunch in the next coming months. There will be new faces that are part of the MYS family as well. Another goal that has come to fruition is that MYS will have a more formal role in supporting events, beginning locally first. Our first gig will be supporting and having a presence at Chantlanta, March 2014. I’m so excited about this and trust you will be also.
For right now, I celebrate with you 17 months of growth, inspiration, perspective, and community that you all had a hand in facilitating since I took ownership. Without your support, the MYS wouldn’t be where it is today and definitely couldn’t go to where its headed. I thank you greatly from the depth of my heart. Here’s to 364 more days of peace, love, and community! Manifest… its where its at. Happy 2014!
Isabelle is a community leader on and off the mat. She shares yoga through weekly yoga classes, workshops, trainings, and local & international yoga retreats, She is also the owner & Editor In Chief of My Yoga Scene. When not teaching, she finds inspiration from her daily home yoga practice, and her interests in ayurveda, cooking, reading, writing, hammock-ing, trail-running, and traveling. Isabelle takes great pride in living a life of wonderment and is lit up at any opportunity to connect to other yogis. She loves creating community and knows this work lends to positive personal growth and spreading of the yoga tradition. For more information, please visit Isabelle Casey.