This is Computer Katie (as Missy likes to call me), writing you from the gorgeous, lush jungles of Costa Rica. This week we're continuing our conversation about independence. I got to kick-start the month in PRIM's backyard/secret garden with a yoga class, as we introduced the latest All Fenix collection. During the practice, we focused on last month's theme of mental health, and one way we're able to find relief from the heavy stuff life can throw at us is through yoga. Yoga helps us strengthen our independence, and I'm exciting to continue teaching and practicing with you when I return.
As I continue my yoga teacher training in Costa Rica, I'm exploring this concept ofinterdependence. While that might seem like the exact opposite of independence, yoga allows us to bring these polarities together. Practicing can be a very individual experience, in which we're able to tap into our own, personal inner wisdom. However, a fellow trainee reminded me today that yoga also brings people together and creates a sense of community.
Costa Rica stresses the important of interdependence not only in its environmentally-conscious efforts but way of life in general. I forgot to pack my go-to S'well water bottle on my trip, and it's been a major problem. The sustainable resort I'm staying at does not have plastic whatsoever on the premises. I expected there would be no straws, but so far I've been out of luck for hydrating during asanas. And yet, despite my inconvenience and mild discomfort, I am so happy the local community is taking these strides to preserve the beauty all around me.
Back in California, our LG babes started a similar movement by bringing—and encouraging the entire team to bring—their own cups on their daily Starbucks runs. We are passionate about the environment, no matter what country we're in and we're committed to increasing our environmental efforts as well. We've accepted thePlastic-Free July challenge, and are challenging you to do the same!
This Thursday, show us you're doing your part: Bring in either your reusable cup or shopping bag when you shop our #RevealParty, and receive an extra scratcher! Hope to see you there!