Dear SWERVE Family!
I want to start off by expressing my sincerest gratitude to you. Thank you so much for supporting me and your SWERVE community by continuing to take my class, and all the other instructors classes on Zoom, AND most importantly, for showing up to take care of your mind, body and spirit during these unprecedented times. Also, thank you for your patience as (with help from Jackie ) I continue to improve the sound quality on Zoom. I will say there have been lots of improvements with the music coming through the speaker as of late! Woohoo!
I can't believe I've been sheltering in place with my family in San Diego for 4 months now. It's been a blessing to be able to be with my family, but seeing your faces weekly on Zoom has meant so much to me and it's really helped me feel to connected to Los Angeles and our community that I love and the place I call home.
As most of you know SWERVE was hoping to safely open up on July 1st, but we've all had to make adjustments as Covid is still on the rise. I want to update you that I will be returning to L.A. (currently packing up this week) and will be teaching from SWERVE within the next week (It will be so wonderful to be back in the space) but for now without any of you there in person. I'm keeping my fingers crossed and prayers up for the day when we will be able to safely share the sweaty space and energy of the studio again! Or perhaps share the space in a modified/social distancing kind of way...only time will tell.
As mentioned before, the safety of our SWERVE community is the number one priority. With that said, the gym is open and set up and Gillian and Jackie have added in all of the safety measures and sanitization for one on one training sessions. I am comfortable (with a safety pre-check in) doing a one to one session. If you might be interested in a private training or Pilates session (reformer included) please private message me. I am currently giving discounted rates.
Private training Zoom sessions are also being offered on SWERVE's MindBody site. If you might be interested in a nice discounted rate of $35 for 40 minutes. You can see my weekly availability and easily sign up here.
Also available for a discounted rate are small group private training sessions on Zoom. So if you have a friend or two that you might be able to coordinate a time to schedule a group training session from your own Zoom rooms, or perhaps maybe even meet in the park, please DM me.
Lastly, many of you know I am also a DJ. Starting mid-July I will be teaming up with some of the SWERVE instructors to do a Friday night dance party on Zoom. I will be DJing and the instructor will be leading a freestyle type dance party featuring their style of music and dance. I can't wait to team up with the super talented and skilled instructors of SWERVE and bring some great music and happy dance vibes to you! Dancing together releases dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin and endorphins. (You can read more about this in the description to these Friday night events, so look for the announcement in your in box.) Stay tuned for updates!
In the meantime, I believe 2020 is going to be a marathon, not a sprint, and that we are all collectively in this together. Keeping our spirits up and staying mentally healthy needs to be a priority. I promise to be in service to you during this time. To help uplift your spirit with exercise, music and dance, to guide you to find the other amazing SWERVE instructors who teach dance, yoga and meditation. Please meditate, be in nature, watch comedies, support local businesses, support black owned businesses, dance, exercise, do yoga, listen to your favorite old school CD's (remember those :) be kind to people, follow SWERVE's motto "SPREAD LOVE!" Reach out to me if you need anything. And send me any requests for music to be included in my playlists. I will be sure to give you a shout out.
Much love to you all! We got this!