“The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up….Make sure you’re very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble.”
~ Serena Williams
I’m so THRILLED and THANKFUL after a super fun and festive Giving Tuesday night, at our Sweat for Smiles “Namaste for the Holidays” Yoga Party, made possible by Bandier benefitting LiveYourDream.org, in support of women empowerment. From an invigorating #yogasesh by Kristin McGee, healthy bites by Stylish Spoon, sparkling sips courtesy of White Claw Hard Seltzer shopping #perks, and more goodies, guests had a blast!
The Good Cause
LiveYourDream.org “is dedicated to ensuring every woman and girl has the opportunity to reach her full potential, be free from violence, and live her dreams.” For more about this incredible cause, please visit LiveYourDream.org.
Making An Impact
Guests were also encouraged to share pics from the event socially, tagging the charity and using the hashtag #namastefortheholidays, to help spread the word.
Fit Bites and Sparkling Sips
Fit Bites by Stylish Spoon: Ilana from Stylish Spoon attended the party and brought her delicious healthy treats including Cranberry Orange OatMEAL Chia Cups and Chocolate Chip OatMEAL Chia Cups. They were adored and devoured!
Stylish Spoon makes healthy eating super easy, with gluten-free and vegan breakfasts and snacks. Amazing for moms and kids.
Sparkling Sips by White Claw Hard Seltzer: White Claw generously provided their spiked sparkling sips in all four flavors: Raspberry, Grapefruit, Lime, Black Cherry. They were perfectly refreshing and flavorful post-workout and a hit with guests! So glad Andrea from White Claw was able to attend.
With “100% pure seltzer water, the unique BrewPure™ alcohol and a hint of fruit, White Claw Hard Seltzer has the cleanest, gluten-free alcohol base possible”. Love it!
Yoga Workout by Kristin McGee
Kristin led us through an invigorating yoga workout complete with simple poses like downward dog split, to semi-challenging poses like this Warrior 3, to the super challenging crow pose! Everyone felt refreshed, calm, and recharged post-workout.
Kristin and I are thrilled to be wearing fitness apparel courtesy of Bandier. I wore the Alala Mesh Tank and HPE Bronze Camo Legging. Kristin was in Beyond Yoga Ombré High Waisted Long Legging, paired with a mesh cropped tank by Koral. More style details to come in our upcoming style post.
After Kristin’s awesome yoga sesh, guests had the opportunity to shop around for a special 15% discount! Woot Woot!
Bracelets by Irina Jewelry
Kristin and I were extra inspired by the beautiful stone bracelets we wore throughout the event, courtesy of Irina from Irina Jewelry. Each stone in these stylish bracelets has a special meaning. Mine was made of Onyx (Stress relief, Protection) and Agate (Strength, Readiness to Overcome Obstacles). Kristin’s was made of Rose Quartz (Brings love to your life).
Irina’s jewelry is truly meaningful and gorgeous. You can check out her styles on Instagram (@IrinaJewelryNY) or on Etsy.
“Namaste for the Holidays” Raffle
Amazing prizes were raffled off at the end of the event as a thank you to all guests who donated to LiveYourDream.org. Prizes included calming tea from T2, a beautiful bracelet from Irina Jewelry, and $100 gift card from Bandier.
It was our goal for this Sweat for Smiles party to make guests feel happy, strong, and just a little bit more empowered to upgrade their conviction to reach their most challenging individual goals.
Stay close for more on recipes, styles, and yoga poses from the “Namaste for the Holidays” Yoga Party.
Sweat. Give. Sparkle!