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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.

There’s no question that exercising and eating healthily are good practices. Without the proper mindset, however, they can also become a trap. When we sustain habits out of fear, exercise and diet turn into negative forces and we end up living for our bodies through abusive mechanisms. Disharmony within the "heart" occurs when we forget to recognize that joy, love, and kindness are 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 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, intended for mobility and flexibility, 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 discussions 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."