Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude

Speechless is not an adjective people would use to describe me— and yet when I think about how to put my gratitude for the Dancing Dogs Yoga community into words, I don’t have them.

This community has my heart. Whether you practice with us in Atlanta, Savannah, Tybee, Bluffton or Greensboro, or even online, I am grateful for you. If we have crossed paths in the studio, or never met in person— you are part of our community and I love you.

I opened Dancing Dogs Yoga to be a place of inclusion. Of love. Of inspiration and support. That is our intention now, and has always been our dharma and our mission.

We’ve had lots of changes in the last two years—some intentional, and some changes forced upon us. New locations. Staffing. Through all of the challenges— lawsuits, losing team members, moving locations— what got me and the team through all of it was GRATITUDE. I have learned through my yoga practice and through all of you that focusing on abundance brings more abundance. That even though change is often challenging, we can do it together.

My favorite African proverb is, “Alone we go faster, together we go farther.” This community has been proof of that. The DDY tribe is connected, authentic, and is a space of unconditional love and support.

I am grateful to my family for always supporting me and the DDY team and community. I am filled with so much love for all of my teachers, ambassadors, trainees, and students in Atlanta, Savannah and Tybee. I am thankful for my lady boss partners in Bluffton and Greensboro and their amazing teams and communities. I am filled with unconditional love and gratitude.

Yogi Bhajan once said, “the attitude of gratitude is the highest form of yoga.” This Thanksgiving, I want to say thank you to all of you for putting that teaching into an experience. I love all of you.

From my family to yours, namaste.

Shelley Lowther