Jessica and Kevan welcome Amber Sherrard to the podcast. Amber will also be interning at WE Fit Wellness™ (and Find Your Fit™). She is a registered dietician and a yoga instructor. WE are happy to have Amber on the team. Could you eat the same thing for breakfast for 3 years? Check out what Amber eats! You can also hear what “The Genius” ate too. Amber then tells us the effects of caffeine after not having any caffeine for three months.
Amber tells us about the new studio where she teaches yoga. The name of the studio she teaches at is Ambassadors of Light. It operates on an “open contribution” or “donation based” model. That means that if you take a yoga class, you pay whatever you can/want whether it’s $2 or $100. If you cannot pay, then you don’t pay. This way anyone has the chance to benefit from yoga regardless of the ability to pay. There are many “open contribution” or “donation based” studios across the U.S. They are growing in popularity. Some are listed below. If one is not listed in your area, just google “open contribution yoga” or “donation based yoga” in your area.
Ambassadors of Light in Louisiana
Black Swan Yoga in Texas
Align on a Dime in several locations in Louisiana
Cambio Yoga here in Colorado Springs
Everyday People Yoga in Oregon
Yogave Yoga in Maine
And MANY MANY more.
Kevan drops the updates on the hip injury and moves on to his new ankle injury. Sorry Charlie. How do you think it happened?
Kevan reminds everybody about the Total Fit Pack available for sale at the WE Fit Wellness website.
In Fit Chat Jessica and Kevan discuss a fundraising campaign by The Foundation Fighting Blindness. The campaign is called “How Eye See It” challenge. The challenge is to pick something you cannot imagine doing without vision and do that activity while wearing sleep shades or blindfold. This gives anyone that does the challenge and those that watch the videos the impression that life is impossible or difficult for people with blindness. The reality is that instead of using the same techniques as sighted people, blind people use other techniques to accomplish almost anything their sighted peers do. The entire concept is so ridiculous. To give a sighted person a blindfold, that more than likely doesn’t even know a blind person much less has any training in blindness skills, and expect them to be able to accomplish even the simplest task. The creators of this campaign didn’t even consider how much of a negative affect this will have on blind kids developing their ideas of what they are able to do with their life. This campaign reinforces the misconception the blind people are incompetent and incapable. WE support the efforts and philosophy of the National Federation of the Blind, which is that blindness is not the characteristic that defines a blind person and that they can live independent, productive, happy and full lives. The training centers that teach blind people with this philosophy like the Colorado Center for the Blind, Louisiana Center for the Blind, and Blind Inc. do amazing work by teaching blind people the skills to excel at their goals and in life.