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Dear <<First Name>>,

I know it’s a busy time of year, and it's easy to overlook self-care in all the frenzy. But now is when we especially need it. For everyone, I recommend adding a simple daily meditation ritual that only takes a few minutes. Anyone can do this! Start by finding a comfortable place to sit, then sit tall and close your eyes. Now, you can simply count each breath until you get to 10, and then repeat for as many times as you'd like. That's it! You'll feel calmer and more centered, and remember... when things get hectic you can always go back to your breath no matter where you are. The practice of meditation, as with yoga, provides us with an opportunity to be aware of our thoughts and actions, and enables us to align with our truth not just on the mat but in our everyday lives!

Gratitude is always present for me on and off the mat, but most especially during this joyful season. I’m beyond grateful to teach yoga. I never imagined that I would be doing it full time, and witnessing so many transformations inside and out! And that is the REAL work! I'm thankful for each and every one of you, and for all my teachers and students who continue to inspire me every day!

This past year has brought many blessings and extraordinary experiences for which I'm deeply grateful: 300-hour Teacher Training at Yoga South with Judy Weaver and James Kigar (thank you Judy and James)!; Joining the incredibly inspiring lululemon and Raw Juce families as an ambassador; Teaching yoga to the FAU football team two years in a row!; "Camping" with lululemon ambassadors at Camp Yoga!; Being part of Karma Vibes at the Boca Resort & Club!; Participating in Bloomingdales’s health and wellness programs!; Serving on the Womaze panel!; Getting totally lit up by author Rebecca Rosen (thank you Rebecca and Kimmie Whelchel)!; Continuing my involvement with Kindness Matters; Teaching at two amazing studios, Yoga Journey and Evolution Yoga, (thank you SO much Leslie Glickman and Maxine Schwartz)!; and traveling to the beautiful Bahamas for my 7th Ultimate Exuma Retreat (I'm so honored, Nina Marco, thank you)! And I'm so grateful for everyone who supported all the Breathe Events that benefited so many different nonprofit organizations in our community this year!

With love and gratitude,
Mary Ann
December Class Schedule
YOGA JOURNEY Mondays 6-7:30pm; Wednesdays & Fridays 9:15-10:30am
EVOLUTION YOGA Tuesdays, 6:15-7:30pm; Saturdays, 9:15-10:30am
BOCA RESORT & CLUB December 25 & December 29, 9:00-10:00am
Featured Pose
Virabhadrasana 2 (Warrior 2) is an excellent hip opening pose. Through your focused gaze it teaches you how to streamline energetically, bringing your mind from distraction to direction. Press through the outer edge of your back foot, stack the front knee over the ankle in a vertical line, rotate your inner thighs away from each other, and lift the belly, spine and chest. Stack your shoulders over your hips. Drop your shoulder blades down your back, and reach through both arms and fingertips.
Recommended Reading

The Grass Is Greenest Where I Am

By Noah Crane

With Noah's guidance, uncover your unique gifts and create a life of no comparison, no competition, no scarcity.
A special holiday treat from lululemon!
One of the best perks of being a lululemon ambassador is getting to share this amazing 25% discount with you! Good only on Thursday, December 13, 10am-10pm at the Boca Town Center location!
Get this deal from Raw Juce!
Buy $100 worth of gift cards, get $20 back! And, you can split the $100 any way you'd like to get your $20 back!
  • Get 10 $10 gift cards for 10 friends
  • Get 5 $20 gift cards for 5 friends 
  • Get 4 $25 gift cards for 4 friends 
    Ends 12/31/18, in store only.

Something Big 2019

10:00am - 2:30pm

Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432

Join Leslie Glickman with DJ Drez, the Yoga Journey team and an amazing group of teachers from all over South Florida. It's an incredible way to start the New Year! 

7th Annual "Breathe for Soles" Yoga Event

9:15-11:00am (8:30am registration)

Evolution Yoga, 6814 N State Road 7 (441), Coconut Creek, FL 33073 
COST: $20 suggested donation
RSVP: or call 954.905.2505

Yoga class led by Mary Ann Morgan-Fried
Simply Spectacular Raffle of Jewelry from Gregory's Fine Jewelry

100% of proceeds benefit In Jacob's Shoes!

Yoga for Chai "Life"

Benefiting LifeNet4Families

4:00-6:00pm at
Temple Beth Orr, 2151 Riverside Dr., Coral Springs
COST: $18 donation recommended
INFO: 954.290.0375

Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life - Mindful Boca 2019: An Evening with Goldie Hawn

With Barb Schmidt and Michelle Maros

6:30-8:00pm at
Lynn University, Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center, 3601 N Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431
COST: $75 general admission / $100 priority seating
TICKETS: Click here or call 561.955.7227

Registration is required. Seating is limited. Sponsorships with VIP Meet & Greet Opportunities Available
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