tap n’ pow{h}er YOUTH/Teen, kids dance camp, and other updates from {r}elevé one!!

Hey Ya’ll!!!

Just a few updates that we would like to share…

  • Thursdays 12P tap n’ pow{h}er with Amy will move to 11:15A, effective: Thursday, May 21st and YES!! Youth Services will be available!!
  • We are thrilled to announce that we now offer Youth Services on Tuesdays and Thursdays!! We hope you’ll bring your kiddos often this summer so we can see their smiling faces!!
  • Speaking of kiddos….Our intention is to hold two new classes this summer (in addition to our summer dance program)

tap n’ pow{h}er YOUTH (ages 5-11)- Saturdays at 9:45A

tap n’ pow{h}er TEEN- Wednesdays(ages 12-19) at 9:45

 Each class will be a 4 week fun, form-focused, meaningful movement and age appropriate series with the last week focusing on personal development (goal setting/positive affirmations) for our youth. We are looking at beginning this series the Week of July 6th! 

This is a program we have wanted to launch since the conception of our tap n’ pow{h}er model and we can’t wait to reach our youth with the positive messages and movement that IS tap n’ pow{h}er!! Now we just need YOU to bring your kiddos so we can all begin impacting our youth together!! Please email me: amy@releveone.com if you’re interested so we can reserve an early spot for you!!

 

  • Finally, if you haven’t signed up your littles for our SUMMER DANCE CAMP… HURRY- Pre-registration ends in on the 15th!
    • The session begins in early June!
    • Click HERE to sign up!!!

So excited to bring in the summer with you and your families!!

Much love and light,

Amy

 

A Must Read

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Click below to read the compelling story of how our Glowing Goddess of Strength, Melanie, reclaimed her health and stepped into her destiny.

If you’re looking to be inspiring, uplifted, and maybe even cry a little…read on!!!

Facing Your Greatest Fears:

Mel- you are adored, appreciated, loved, and SO VERY STRONG!!! We are so proud of you and lucky to have your talent and spirit at {r}elevé one in leading tap n’ pow{h}er

 

I Am A Humble Warrior…

This morning, I had the privilege of experiencing a breakthrough during my yoga practice which was lead by one of the truest of hearts and a very trusted soul sister, Rebecca White.

This past year I have journeyed through yoga in a way much like life-and have truly grasped the concept that Yoga IS breath….Yoga IS life

.I have stumbled, soared, practiced from a place of ego, had regressions within my posturing, fallen, learned lessons, and even allowed my personal practice to go dormant.

In order to fully appreciate the story, I must rewind the clock and reflect:

One year ago, I sat, wide eyed, upon a brand new mat gifted to me by lululemon; on a trip for which I was sent by their amazing company, in a room full of the worlds most inspiring in fitness and in leadership.

 The 2014 lululemon Ambassador Summit! 

Was I really here…Me??

 Prior to the start of our group Jivamukti yoga practice, I remember speaking to a gal next to me and saying: “The energy in this room is insane!” I could feel the unity…the openness from every single being in that room!

Completely unaware that this adventure, with these people, gifted to us by this amazing company, in a beyond picturesque location, would transform my life in such a short amount of time on such a grand level.

What I did know at that moment? I was honored to be in the company of and awe-struck by the colorful energy within this group. While we all practiced together …our varied levels made the most beautifully diverse vibrational harmony I’ve ever felt.

The experience that lululemon gifted me was so much more than the class…it was a total delve into the Self via inspiration, reflection, movement, bonding, trust, baring of the soul, and having the MOST fun!

After returning back to the states, to our {r}elevé one community, and to the loving arms of my amazing husband and our boys, I felt overwhelmed.

 “What am I to do with all that I’ve learned”

I felt like I had so much to share…so much to say….so much to do!

I had breakthroughs on that mountop in Whistler! I’d deeply connected with a group of strangers who became a family in such a short time. I made promises and commitments to confront and release myself of fears that had plagued me for a great while…and I committed with deadlines!

In four short days I changed, evolved, and grew stronger and more certain of my purpose!

As I reflect on this past year, I see that the presence of adversity, uncertainty, and anxiety were in abundance- always there for me…trying to swallow me in their wrath! I won’t complain, or try to place priority over my happenings…aren’t we all trying to release ourselves of these chains?

It’s how we arrive at the “other side”…free of these chains that truly matters!

In tandem with a loving and supportive family and network of friends, everything that I have accomplished this year can be credited toward the soul food that I experienced in those four days!

Today’s practice was the peak…the top of the mountain! A level of growth that I experienced exactly one year ago…

This morning, Rebecca lead us through a classic and beautiful flow; encouraging each participant sto connect within. To rid ourselves of ego or expectations.

I often refer to Rebecca’s class as: 

Good Clean Beautiful Yoga;

Meaning, we work form, breath, and soul without focusing on the “fancy stuff”.

For a time over this past year, I got caught up in The Fancy!

My mission became trying to get in to as many advanced poses as possible. Unknowingly, I began a silent competition within!

My Soul vs. My Ego!!!!

Every pose I achieved was like a high. Every arm balance I held was a victory. I wanted more…and more…

Until, this summer, I attempted a posture that injured my neck which put a halt on my practice…Fear was back and ready to shut me down!

My ego was winning:

“If I can’t do this…then I’m going to quit,” she said.

In retrospect, I was skipping the steps…missing the beauty and evolution that comes from Good Clean Beautiful Yoga!

 Recently, I recommitted to my practice and decided not to bring along my ego.

 She had to go! She wasn’t going to let me get caught up again!

Little did I realize, that the point where I welcomed my personal practice back into my world, was in fact after I had healed and released myself of two of my greatest fears- which I’ll kindly leave unnamed.

I have always considered myself to be a “work in progress”…one who embraces growth and evolution, but lets be honest…when hardship arrives, the embrace isn’t always a sweet one until after we are through the fire!

Back to today’s class…

Showing up on my mat was in question all they way up until I dropped my son off at school at 9am this morning…I’m so glad that I did!

Not only was I reaffirmed throughout the hour that simplicity is the gate way to growth, I also overcame another fear.

For the first time, I safely floated into a headstand and held the posture for 4 breaths!

There was no ego, no demand, and no need…just an attempt that allowed me to look past my fear and into the love of my practice and for all of which makes me humble.

And the tears…oh the tears did fall!!

I could have wept for an hour while in childs pose, yet my soul was called to rise above my fear several more times with success!

Fear has placed itself in the way of so many things in my life! Last year, I really began digging deep into the psychology of that fear and working at great lengths to rise above, heal, and overcome!

Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of my trip to Whistler where my life changed so much in four short days!

Today’s headstand represents the work that I’ve accomplished throughout this past year on overcoming so many obstacles.

Last year I stepped into this Declaration:

I Am Fearless Driving Force of Truth…I am Dancing!

 And though it still “fits” me like a glove…today on my mat, while upside down, I declared:

I Am A Humble Warrior!

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tap n’ pow{h}er north-east teacher training- July 17-19th!

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Calling all Midwest and East Coast Fitness Professionals!!!

We are thrilled to announce that our inspiring sister studio: Sphericality, in historic Flemington, New Jersey, will be hosting a summer level one tap n’ pow{h}er teacher training.

Come train with creator, Amy K. Weber in this gorgeous, welcoming and unique studio: July 17-19th. 

Click here to reserve you spot

Special Pricing Code: EARLY BIRD – expires June 17th

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tap n’ pow{h}er level one teacher training- february 6-8th in franklin!

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We are super jazzed to announce our first tap n’ pow{h}er teacher training for 2015!! Spaces are limited to 15 attendees so book soon!! We also offer an Early Bird price break for a short time…

Click the link below to sign up!

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/admhome?studioid=8593

Want a preview?? Click this link to see a little clip on what we are all about!!

http://releveone.com/tap-n-powher/shake-it-off-video-and-contest/

Introducing…tap n’ pow{h}er’s team of Glowing Goddesses

I am proud to introduce a beautiful, soulful, and talented group of women…Our current active team of Glowing Goddess!

These gals have been part of tap n’ pow{h}er since early on and their love and support is very much represented in the heartbeat of this method!

Now to witness these wonderful women leading with such light, brilliance, joy, and authenticity is beyond my wildest dreams!

It’s so important to celebrate the individuality and style of each instructor as it only enriches the culture of a team! I love that all of our Glowing Goddesses lead with their own unique voice and purpose; yet that we all share a common thread of love, challenge, and empowerment!

This journey started one year ago and I’m ecstatic to see how beautifully it’s evolved in such a short amount of time. What began as an attempt to share my heart and soul with our {r}elevé one family while leading a challenging class of meaningful movement, evolved into witnessing these ladies do the same.

The purpose of tap n’ pow{h}er is to encourage, celebrate, and empower!

While our team of Glowing Goddess will triple in size by November of this year…and we can’t wait to welcome more like minded women into our team, these ladies gifted the initial deep breaths of joy into tap n’ pow{h}er and I’m forever humbled and grateful!

 “When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you…a joy”

-Rumi

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Jen Ashcraft- Glowing Goddess of Truth/Teacher Trainer

Studio Owner of barre 11 fitness in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

“I am the owner of Barre 11 Fitness in Murfreesboro, TN and have been a part of the evolution of tap n’ pow[h}er since day ONE! Leading this class is by the far the most rewarding and life changing season in my fitness career. I am so excited to meet and train future Glowing Goddesses who will breathe life and love into this beautiful method. My favorite part about teaching tap n’ pow{h}er is seeing the method working in women’s hearts and souls and manifesting into beautiful, purposeful movement.”

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Ellen Cobb-Glowing Goddess of Light /Teacher Trainer

Studio Co-Owner of Novo Fitness Studio in Columbus, Georgia

“tap n pow{h}er provides a unique experience for clients as it takes mindbody to a new level. Each class begins with clients being still, focused, providing them with the opportunity to be present, alive, and fully aware right where they are. While inhaling strength and exhaling stress, one has no choice but to focus on her body, which works with and for her, regardless of the client’s journey up to this point. The structure of the class resonates with a variety of clients as it incorporates cardio, strength training, yoga, and several exercises that help with balance. Being a teacher of the method and a future teacher trainer, I can truly attest to how incredibly rewarding it is to take clients on this journey of inspiration, empowerment, and meaningful movement each class. Is it equally as powerful to see clients’ transformations as they continue to grow in strength, confidence, and determination. Novo Fitness couldn’t be more excited and humbled to bring this incredible method to our community and continue challenging our clients to reach new levels in their fitness journey.”

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Danielle Whitener- Glowing Goddess of Love/Teacher Trainer

Senior Instructor at {r}elevé one fitness and dance studios

“I have been teaching many formats of fitness over the years and tap n’ pow{h}er is my favorite! Each class is designed to take our clients through an emotional journey of practice through balance & strength training, dance, yoga & cardiovascular elements of movement. It’s movement with meaning that has the entire class feeling invigorated, empowered, strong, beautiful, elegant, challenged & focused, including the instructor. My mission as a fitness instructor is to inspire & empower women. tap n’ pow{h}er gives me that ability by sharing positive affirmations through movement & voice throughout the entire journey of class. As a professional when you lead a class, the class is no longer about your workout, but rather your clients! The beauty of tap n’ pow{h}er is the emotional tie that you have with each participant. You give energy and positive reinforcement, and through the clients energy, it is given right back to you creating an emotional release from ALL that are in the room! Some are even moved to tears. It is such an amazing feeling to see clients release life’s stresses & joy’s through this hour & build self esteem & confidence! When The journey of practice comes to an end and we release to internal peace and rise up, I as the instructor feel in every inch of my mind, body, heart & soul that I have indeed made a difference in these women’s lives. I have inspired them, challenged them and made them feel beautiful & empowered; like they can truly take on the world! Even I myself feel that way!!! There is no amount of money that can compare to that feeling, and that is why I do what I do. tap n’ pow{h}er has molded me into a better instructor in all methods that I teach. I will continue to learn and grow as a fitness professional through this method! I am so happy and honored to be a Glowing Goddess and lead my Fearless Warriors with heart and soul.”

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Jess Speers- Glowing Goddess

Senior Instructor at {r}elevé one fitness and dance studios

“The journey to becoming stronger, more self-confident and empowered in your body is a pretty special thing to share with someone.  I believe teaching tap n’pow{h}er has given me (and all of our teachers) a unique platform to influence clients in a positive way.  I love how the room feels like one united community – it’s really gratifying to witness.  You can really feel everyone’s spirit fill the room! Having a client come up to you after class saying they feel better about themselves and will carry those uplifting words with them all week is the BEST thing you can receive as a teacher – after all, that is what it’s all about! You really have to experience tap n’ pow{h}er to understand its full impact– it is a powerful hour of meaningful movement that will leave you re-charged and fulfilled in both mind and body.”

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Kara Glover- Glowing Goddess

Cherished Instructor at {r}elevé one fitness and dance studios

“The tap n’ pow{h}er method has fulfilled my innermost desire to teach not just with the body but with the heart as well. Often times other methods only engage the physical, whereas tap n’ pow{h}er incorporates the whole person, so it’s not just movement, it’s meaning too. I think that synergy allows me to teach from my heart and gives me the freedom to be my total self, which as an instructor, is priceless.”

 

 

 

 

 

An Inspiring Ride…

Greetings Fearless Warriors!!

I’ve always considered myself fortunate to work in a profession where inspiration walks through the doors of our community at {r}elevé one daily. Each day I learn at least one valuable lesson from someone, which in turn allows me to find a deeper connection to myself and to our community as a whole.

I have never or will I ever take this aspect of my job for granted!

I am so excited to share this uplifting story…

Please find below an email sent from our cherished client/friend: Pam Hawkins.

Pam’s story is uplifting, motivating, and a reminder to us all to keep going No Matter What!!

In addition to Pam’s Inspiring Ride, I would be doing the world a huge disservice if I didn’t share her unbelievable photography! Please enjoy both and feel free to share with others!

This is a true example of how to #livelifeinreleve and we couldn’t be more proud and honored to have Pam as part of our {r}elevé one fitness family!

We Love You, Pam!!

www.pamhawkinsphotography.com

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Here’s the basic story behind my ride. Years ago, my husband, Mark, my 1 year old son, Matt and I were camping in Cades Cove. I was almost 30. We had brought our bikes to possibly ride the Cades Cove Loop trail, which is an 11 mile one way loop road in the Smoky Mts. I wasn’t too keen on the idea but my husband convinced me that the ride would be easy, that I could do it. So we took off. They on one bike and me on mine. The road soon became a challenge with several steep, curvy hills. Unfit and terribly out of shape, I struggled on every hill, even the smaller ones. At some point, Mark and Matt were way ahead of me, out of sight. Of course, no cell phones back then to call and communicate. Less than half way, my body and mind gave up. I got off my bike, sat on the side of the road and cried. I was so upset and frustrated with myself. I wasn’t sure what to do to get back to the campground, even walking wasn’t an option. Finally a nice man in a pickup truck stopped and asked if I needed help. He took me back to the campground to meet up with my husband and son.
I do not like to fail and that failed ride bothered me terribly for all these years. So when it came time to celebrate my 60th birthday, I wanted to reattempt the ride that I failed so miserably years ago. I wanted to know if I could accomplish the task. So Mark, my other son Jeremy and I began our ride! Hills that seemed so huge before were easy to climb. I even remembered the spot where I gave up and cried years ago and I had a big grin on my face as I flew by. There were definitely some tough hills to climb, and some riders were walking their bikes up, but I was able to ascend all the hills without getting off my bike which was my goal. Mission accomplished!
After my children were born, I devoted all of my time and effort to my family. Most of my adult life, I was unfit, unhealthy, and very overweight. I did not devote anytime to getting myself strong, healthy and fit. I now realize that your health ALWAYS needs to be top priority. Four years ago, I joined the Y, started working out and lost 86 pounds. I started challenging myself every year to do something that I had never done before. Running 5Ks, half marathons, duathalon, biking century rides. Every new goal I set was so scary for me because of my fear of failing, however, the feeling of accomplishment was awesome when I completed each. I regret not doing any of this years sooner. You can probably understand why it was so important for me to lose the weight I gained after my ear surgery last year and why it was so crucial that I regain the balance that I lost. I could not head back to being overweight and unfit again.
Thank you so much for your barre, tap n pow{her}, and energy n pow{her} classes. I am so much stronger now and my balance has improved SO much! Thank you for all the support from you and your amazing staff!! There is such an incredible spirit of love, caring, and kindness. Your passion for {r}elevé one is limitless! I said before that your classes, especially tap n pow{her} is also a workout for the soul not just the body…
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An Unexpected Gift From the Heart!

Tonight’s tap n’ pow{h}er class was jam packed with fearless warriors!! I had the best time watching our newest apprentice, Kara lead a spot on Opening to Abundance series! I am so proud of all of our teachers; and especially love when I get to witness their growth and get to see them soaring to new heights! Kara did exactly that with tonight’s class! I’m so excited for our clients to experience her love, light, energy and passion!

As if that wasn’t enough amazingness for one night- one of our very special and loved clients, Pam Hawkins approached me after class with a beautiful package. I asked her what it was for and she said “It’s for you”…

Before I opened the gift, Pam explained to me that she had been working on something this weekend that she felt truly captured the essence of our studio, {r}elevé one.

What you see below is what I had the privilege of receiving from Pam!

Saying that I’m touched just doesn’t seem to do this beautiful gift justice.

WOW! Not only is the piece a gorgeous work of art;  it does, in fact, capture everything that I want others to feel about our studio.  Such affirmation that our community is something so so special! So unique! So loving and full of LIFE!!

Prior to writing this entry, I sent Pam a text that simply stated:

“There are no words I can say to properly thank you…but (my gratitude) comes from the bottom of my heart and the depth of my soul”.

Thank you again, Pam for one of the most heartfelt and beautiful gifts I have ever received. photo[1] photo 1