Is it time for round two yet? The first of many events was such a success on so many levels!
On Sunday, January 14th, 2018 a group of 30 women gathered to treat themselves to a day off, a time out from all responsibilities to take care of themselves, an opportunity to unwind and rejuvenate while meeting other like-minded women. I have to mention that I didn't know a majority of these women outside of Instagram and most of these women showed up alone not knowing anyone...that's major! The event took place at Sojo Spa in New Jersey, a multi floor bath house and spa that includes: a number of outdoor baths and pools, numerous saunas and lounge spaces, and your traditional spa services.
At 12pm the ladies began to arrive at Sojo Spa where they changed out of their street clothes and slid into their bathing suits and robe. Can we talk about the level of confidence and trust that comes along with meeting a bunch of strangers for the first time IN YOUR BATHING SUIT!!? Amazing women I tell ya! After the outfit changed the ladies started to join me in our private room where they had some snacks, shared what they were thankful for, and mingled with each other until it was time for our mini meditation session. I wish I had a picture of this moment because it was insanely beautiful; a group of 30 women of different colors, ages, and sizes dressed in white robes in a sun filled room filled to the top with amazing energy; however, the moment was far to intimate and pure to disrupt with my camera...I needed to be in the moment! The meditation session was led by the amazing Reiki Practitioner and Yoga Instructor Kisha Lantigua (her contact information is at the bottom of this page). Kishia brought such a warm and positive energy to the group, we all sat in a circle as she led us through a meditation and then opened the floor for us to open up and let me tell you we opened up and we connected. Kisha even provided a few mini reiki sessions while there and left the rest of us ready to sign up for a full session with her (hmmm next meet up, reiki?). Before we broke off to go enjoy the spa we mingled a bit more and I presented each lady with a certificate in honor of them taking the day out to care for themselves. Then, it was spa time where we all got lost in relaxation for hours!!! I am not exaggerating when I say hours and it was magical!! While it was 15 degrees outside we sat in gorgeous outdoor hot tubs, some overlooking the NYC skyline and others were setup in a serene outdoor oasis.
The day was perfect! It was the perfect combination of activities and people. The quality of women that attended was the confirmation I needed to feel like the event was a success. Now to plan our next play date...Will partners join us this time? Will it be kid friendly? Hmmm back to the drawing board. Feel free to comment on this post if you have ideas on what kind of event you'd like me to plan next.