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Gatherings

Experience More Joy

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Practicing Joy


GATHERING DESCRIPTION

PART I

A brief talk about the integration of conventional fitness and spirituality.

Talk on the Fit for Joy Philosophy

Fit for Joy connects physical activities with spirituality and enjoyment, and psychological processes with nature. The "heart" is where joy resides, and the body and mind are the bridges we can use to access it.

Without a doubt, exercising and eating healthily are good practices. This, however, can also become a trap of sustaining habits out of fear, turning exercise and diet into negative forces and compounding the root problem as we live for our bodies through abusive mechanisms. It can cause disharmony within the "heart" when we forget to recognize that joy, love and kindness is what life is all about.

FIT FOR JOY: understanding that happiness is an ever-present choice.

 "The "heart" is the master of our lives, the mind our is powerful servant, and the body is the bridge between them." – V.T.

Duration: 10 minutes

 

PART II

Listening to the "Heart"

Guided Meditation

Duration: 5 minutes

 

PART III

Dancing Warm-Up

The Fit for Joy warm-up begins with a dancing dynamic stretch. Our dynamic stretch for mobility and flexibility is a warm up that improves body awareness and posture to reduce imbalances and pain.  

Duration: 10 minutes

 

PART IV

Moving with the Heart  

Engage in a full-body, conditioning & strength training circuit that consists of functional exercises along with dance moves in between sets.

Duration: 30 minutes

Workout Sample:

10 Plank holds (as long as you can)

10 Low boat poses(hold each pose as long as you can)

10 Mountain climbers

10 Around-the-world lunges (front/back and side lunges)

10 Push-ups

20 Air squats

20 Glute bridges

10 Tricep dips

20 Skaters

10 Walkouts

(Workout is set to energetic, motivational music.)

 

PART V

Meaningful Interactions - Healthy Diet

As you feel comfortable, comment on spiritual readings and engage in meaningful discussion on how to live a life of peace and joy. This is also a time to explore topics about diet and nutrition.

Take pleasure in vegetarian, pescatarian and vegan snacks (provided by the Fit for Joy organizers.)

Duration: 30 minutes

 


** This event is suited for people at any age and at all levels of fitness. 

 

 

 

“It matters that you open your heart, quiet your mind and contribute love in the world."