A few months ago, after watching water damage continually wreak havoc, I had to make the decision to downsize the studio — and it's been a whirlwind. Physically, of course; but emotionally too. Downsizing is weird. Letting go is weird.
We are soooo programmed to think that more is more, and more means successful. The more stuff you have, the happier you'll be, right?
That was my initial mindset when I realized we had to consolidate the studio spaces — and it was terrifying. But once I decided to go ahead, some pretty cool things started to happen. I realized, even in one space we were able to create and offer more than ever before. Now, I am literally counting the minutes till the move out is done.
When you're making a big change, it's great to take a step back and re-evaluate your priorities. It's way (way) too easy to hold on to the things that we're familiar with... even when they're not good for us. Whether it's stuff, or relationships, or commitments, letting go can be scary AF.
I encourage you to stop & check in on what's on your plate right now. Are your goals actually for YOU? When you simplify, you'll be able to offer even more to your world, because you're setting boundaries and prioritizing the way you should.
You won't be distracted by the million plates you have in the air. You'll be able to breathe again.
And isn't the same true for moving and being in your body, too?
Every day, we see women experience the utter RELIEF and JOY that letting go can be. Honestly, it's what gets me up in the morning.
When new students join us, they spend a lot of those first few classes looking in the mirror, checking their technique and making sure they look good. And there are awkward moments, for sure. Some of the moves are going to feel weird at first (or, frankly, forever) - and that's a-okay!
Catalyst Movement Arts is a space for you to build physical trust in your body. When you build that trust, you'll start feeling safer in exploring more emotional connection for your movement.
Growth is messy - oh, is it ever fucking messy - but it's also where all the best stuff happens. And not just in the studio... it carries through to your entire life!
When you are secure in who you are and what feels good for you (just for you!), you CANNOT return to your day-to-day life and shake yourself back down. It's impossible. You can be wearing a tattered paint shirt and ancient slippers, and when you feel good? THERE IS NO STOPPING YOU.
(Seriously, come hang out with us. You're going to love it here.)