GOOD FEELINGS + NAMASTAY SOBER
By Morgan Chase
The following blog post was written by one of our fabulous instructors, Morgan Chase. Morgan’s story is touching and important to us at The Point, and we are so grateful to have her as part of our team!
Since The Point East Boston Barre & Yoga opened this summer, the mission of the studio has been to offer a safe, welcoming community to the residents of Eastie (and its visitors!). This was an intriguing and exciting mission for me, and I knew I had to be part of it. Thus far, the studio has been quite successful. As we continue to build the class schedule and acquire talented teachers from all over Boston, the students have spoken and they couldn't be happier – and I love to watch our community grow!
In particular, The Point’s monthly Classes for a Cause program have struck a chord with me. For these classes, the studio partners with a local charity/non-profit for a Saturday afternoon donation-based class. All proceeds from the class benefit the partner organization. In November, I am thrilled to share that The Point will be working with an organization very near and dear to my heart, NamaStay Sober – the reason I am a yoga teacher today, and the reason I am sharing this blog with you.
Here’s some background: NamaStay Sober was founded in November 2015 by my now dear friend, Nicoletta Longo. The organization’s mission is to raise money through community events and donation-based classes to provide people in early recovery from addiction with access to yoga memberships and a yoga mentor to practice with.
In addition to fully believing in the purpose of the organization, NamaStay Sober is especially important to me because I am in recovery and an active participant and believer in the NamaStay Sober method. In fact, I was the first member to complete NamaStay Sober's year-long program. I practiced yoga 3-4 times a week with Nicoletta for a full year from January 2016 until January 2017, and next month, I will be celebrating two years of sobriety.
NamaStay Sober allowed me to discover my pure and undeniable passion for the practice of yoga. Because of this passion, I went on to pursue and complete my 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training, and recently joined the team at The Point! (Here’s a plug! Join me for Power Flow, Fridays 9-10 a.m. & Sundays 5:30-6:30 p.m.!)
I am also excited to share that Angela and The Point will be donating a membership to NamaStay Sober's newest member that I will mentor! I can’t wait to welcome them into our community.