We are humbled on a daily basis by the women who wear Synergy Organic Clothing while doing incredible things. This post is the first in a series of guest blog spots written by inspirational women who kick butt while wearing Synergy!
Hi everyone! My name is Katie Jo and I'm a climbing instructor from Southern California. This past Saturday I reached a pretty big climbing milestone by successfully climbing a 5.13a sport route, a difficult achievement I never imagined would be possible when I first began climbing five years ago. The only things I could picture then, were my feet slipping, the rock crumbling, and myself, tumbling into open space. Though I grew up with a mountaineering father and always felt drawn to the mountains and crags, I was also terrified of heights! My first time sport climbing outside, I was so scared of falling that I cried at every bolt!
But along with the opportunities to be outdoors and the supportive community it provides, this same fear, is one of the big reasons why I have come to love climbing so much. It's a sport that never ceases to challenge, both mentally and physically. Climbing presents constant obstacles, teaching you to focus, trust in yourself, think of creative solutions, and be completely in the moment in order to overcome. Along the way, the rock will crumble, your feet will slip, and you'll take plenty of falls, but I have come to realize that these are only opportunities to get back up, to work a little harder, to reach a little further. And when you reach the anchors of your most difficult route, it's pretty incredible to realize that you are capable of things you never imagined!
Climbing has made such a positive impact on my life and for this reason I love sharing it with others. I'm very grateful to Synergy for their support and for giving me an opportunity to write about this amazing sport. If anybody out there has any questions about climbing, please reach out via IG (@katiejo.myers) or my blog (katiejo.wildc.net). I would love to hear from you!In this shoot Katie is wearing our Native Summer Bra and Basic Capri Pants
Before we go, can we talk about how cute her dog is?!?!!? AHHH! THAT FACE!!!!!!
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Meet one of our new Synergy Organic Clothing Ambassadors, Stephanie Birch @stephynow. Stephanie is a playful, photo-taking mom inspired by love, art, and people. In this photo series she is rocking our Hannah Capri Leggings.
Her passion lies in teaching yoga and being a student of the practice, on and off the mat. Stephanie's goal is to someday open a home studio where she can invite students to a daily sunrise yoga practice from her outdoor yoga deck.
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Synergy Ambassador Hannah Muse will be leading a service/yoga retreat in Guatemala next month.
The retreat will focus on taking the profound teachings of yoga and engaging them with the world around us.
From her website:
"Join us as we integrate two profound paths of yoga: Karma Yoga and Hatha Yoga, on our very first Service Yoga Retreat. Working in collaboration with Hug it Forward, we will be working hand in hand with a local Guatemalan community to help build a school. This karma yoga practice will be deeply nourishing to the heart on its own, yet we will also provide you with a daily hatha yoga practice, whether it includes asana, mantra, pranayama, meditation. One things is certain: you will leave with a bigger gift in your heart than you could ever give with your hands. This yoga retreat is designed to purify and empower you from the inside out."
The retreat will take place August 7-15th + 5 Day Optional Extension (15-19th). Get more details here.