On September 6th, Join Joriki Yoga for a yoga and mental health awareness event that you will never forget. Chicago Yoga Instructor,Abigail Stombres, and her close friend Colin Borows will be transforming Joriki’s showroom into a beautiful and sacred safe place filled with stringlights, plants, candles, and live music. All ticket sales will go to Chicago Mental Health Support Organization, NoStigmas,
This special event will include a one-hour grounding Vinyasa class taught by Abigail while Colin performs live, acoustic world music on his guitar, creating a truly magical experience that will leave you feeling grounded, supported, and safe. Following class, attendees can meet one another, shop Joriki where 15 percent of sales will go to NoStigmas, and enjoy healthy snacks and drinks. To wrap the evening up, a representative from NoStigmas will talk more about their strides to diminish discrimination related to mental health and shine light on how we as a community can help.
– Doors open at 5:45pm – come hang and listen to music & shop!
– 6:30pm intro from Abigail and Joriki
– Yoga class 6:40pm – 7:40pm
– Brief break, 7:40pm – 8:00pm to hydrate/snack/shop/talk
About Abigail and Colin / Background on this event
Abigail completed her 200 hour teaching training in the Fall of 2017 and has been teaching in and around Chicago since. Her passion for creating a safe and comfortable environment for her students to explore has led her to many vulnerable conversations about her own personal demons and struggles. Anxiety, depression, and ADHD are all a part of her day to day life, and she is grateful to have found yoga to be one of her biggest helpers. Finding the time to quiet the extra noise in her head and focus her breath to her movement has helped her greatly. Not only does it help her quiet the mind, but it also helps her connect with herself and cultivate gratitude for her body. It’s easy to be angry and bitter, but worth the practice to find love for ones self. She loves to craft elaborate playlists to help shape her classes, and has always found comfort in music.
Luckily, one of her closest friends is a beautiful musician and dedicated yogi. Colin began practicing yoga after suffering physical pain from a car accident. He found yoga to be one of the only physical practices his body could handle. He then found that he not only benefited from the physical practice of yoga, but found the practice to help with his journey through anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. In his music, you’ll find influences from world bands like Sigur Ros and Huun huur tu that create an ambient soundscape for a grounded practice. Their close knit friendship helps them to sync Colin’s music to Abigail’s teaching, cultivating a safe space for a personal practice.
Abigail and Colin both share a love for yoga, music, and raising awareness for mental health and have created a solid friendship that intertwines all three.