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Shared perspectives with Glo co-founder Derik Mills

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If you are one of our members, past, present, or future, I’m grateful for you. Your support means we at Glo also have the opportunity to become a more cohesive team. Our work enlivens us and you are a source of inspiration. Hearing from you is a gift. 

Your stories share experiences of learning and life-changing transformation that impact the world. Revealing your vulnerability, you privilege us with your attention and abilities to reveal deeper self-understanding and care. 

We see ourselves in your stories. You help us see the world differently. You help us to see more world. You challenge us and remind us of the positive differences we make together.

Thank you! 

Inspired by your stories, each month I’ll be sharing a conversation with a member of Glo, where we dive deep into how their practice has affected their everyday life. This month, I had the pleasure of speaking with Alessa.

Alessa is now thirty-five having begun her yoga practice at sixteen. She is a speech therapist, working primarily with children. She spoke about how her practice deepens her sense of self. Her main takeaway is that having a yoga practice is a gift and that consistency is the key.

My practice shows me how to breathe and move through difficult moments. The more consistent I am, the more confident I am. In life, bad things happen, when bad things happen, I know I can get through them because I am acquiring inner skills that allow me to deal with difficult moments in the future.

When I practice I learn more about myself and it helps me develop a deeper sense of self, an inner knowingness that I will get through even when everything may not be okay. What a gift!

Compassion helps me to see the light in others. When I recognize a situation that seems unhealthy, instead of merely trying to point it out or even change them, I look within and work on myself. This helps me be more compassionate with someone going through a challenging situation. Compassion is an experience that changes ourselves even as it helps others.

Alessa expressed a hope for humanity:

I wish more people to be able to have deeper experiences, especially of seeing the light in themselves and in others.

Thank you, Alessa.

Alessa’s three favorite classes right now

Side Seam Wakeup Call with Carole WestermanYin – 60 min

Chill Practice When You’re Tired with Stephanie SnyderHatha – 30 min

Let the Good Feelings Flow with Kathryn BudigVinyasa Flow – 30 min

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