All That Matters has teamed up with Providence Power Yoga to co-host a great kickoff event on June 22nd at India Point Park to celebrate the start of summer. Join us for two 45-minute classes at 5:45pm & 6:45pm. There will be yoga, live music, food, and more!
Also, every Thursday starting June 29th through August 31st, All That Matters will offer a FREE Yoga I/II class in India Point Park, presented in partnership with Fitness in the Parks. Bring a yoga mat, sunscreen, and water. Class is held on the dock by the Community Boating Center. All levels are welcome.
It's that time of year again! The flowers and trees are in bloom, the birds are singing, the bees are pollinating – Summer Solstice is just around the corner. So take your mat outside and breathe in the beauty that surrounds you.
Find a Place of Beauty Escape from the usual sounds and scenes of every day life and pick a spot with natural beauty. Luckily here in Rhode Island we have miles of beautiful beaches and great parks to roll out our mats for some meditative movement. Waves crashing or lush trees filled with birds chirping can help provide great cues for coming back to the 'here and now'.
Avoid the Mid-Day Sun & Stay Hydrated If you are going to take your practice outside, seek a shady area if at all possible, or try to choose times that are before or after the intensity of mid-day heat. Creating an early morning practice or going outside in the evening will help you avoid heat stroke, and drinking lots of water will keep you hydrated as flow through poses.
Pack Light, but Smart It's better to be prepared! No one wants to be too cold or hot while lying in shavasana, so bring some extra layers that can easily be added or removed as a response to the whimsy of Mother Nature. We suggest having a bag ready with your favorite durable yoga mat, blanket or beach towel, sun block, and water bottle so it's ready to go when you are.
In celebration of Spring (the sun is shining!) and Earth Day on 4/22, we're highlighting some sustainable companies and goods that we offer in the The Store at All That Matters. Check out our latest newsletter and stop by for fresh spring gift ideas and support brands that are committed to more sustainable business practices. READ THE NEWSLETTER!
As we embark on a new year, I find my heart full of awe and appreciation for all that goes on under the roofs at All That Matters. Each day our team of 80+ teachers and staff members work with great care - greeting, solving, organizing, teaching, healing, learning, inspiring, holding space, supporting - and serving hundreds of community members who walk through our doors. Read More
"The holiday shopping season is upon us, and I recently stopped by the store and chatted with store goddess Tara who helped with suggesting gifts for various people on all of our gift lists, even those who are hard to shop for. Take a look below to get some great gift ideas, and make sure to stop by the store at All That Matters at 311 Main Street in Wakefield..."
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself through the service of others.” -Mahatma Gandhi
This image of Staff Sergeant Dan Nevins (U.S. Army Operation Iraqi Freedom ll. Veteran turned yoga teacher), by Robert Sturman encapsulates the beauty and power of resilience. And Service -- Serving our family and loved ones, our friends and neighbors, and ultimately serving ourselves. This month we at All That Matters extend our gratitude to those who risk putting their minds, bodies, and lives in harm’s way in order to serve.
We’ll be taking part in the FREE Yoga for Vets initiative started by Robert Sturman… During the month of November all vets and military personnel are invited to experience the power of yoga and healing at all 3 of our studio locations. Just bring a valid Military ID or DD 214.