WHAT IS THE CHAMPAGNE SOCIETY?
We are a community that believes EVERY MAMA deserves a break and some bubbly.
We remind each other it can be “motherhood, AND” instead of “motherhood, OR” and that with a Society of women encouraging you, YOU GOT THIS.
We believe in making time for ourselves and we know we can’t do motherhood alone (and definitely not without bubbly). This is a judgement-free place we come to feel like ourselves again and find like-hearted women who get us.
WHAT'S THE "SWEAT" SERIES?
The Champagne Society: SWEAT - is a Saturday morning series that starts with a self-care sweatfest (like yoga, dance, etc) to get you feeling amazing and finishes with an Honest Conversation facilitated by Certified Mindset Coach for Mamas, Gervase Kolmos, and a panel of mindful moms who are juggling “motherhood, and.”
Saturday, March 2, 2019
8am - 10:00am
*The Outside Lawn
1503 King Street
Charleston, SC 29405
We felt overwhelmed by the plethora of non-profits to donate to each month, so in typical fashion, we created our own! Since implementing our Society-sponsored “Get-a-Mama-Out-of-The-House” Fund 2 months ago, we’ve gifted 5 deserving mamas a break, some bubbly and a community who gets her. If a mama you know would love this experience and cannot afford it right now, nominate her for a society-gifted ticket or sponsor another mama's ticket directly.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Phase One: 8-8:45 AM
Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted with a big smile, a cup of coffee and a deeply restorative all-levels yoga class co-taught by Kennae Miller and Kate Counts on the lawn of the beautiful Workshop Charleston.
Phase Two: 8:45 AM - 9 AM
We’ll break for Chandon sparkling wine, coffee and light bites, before bringing it all back to your mat in preparation for Phase 3.
Phase Three: 9AM - 10:00 AM
This event’s Honest Conversation has a topic: “A Mindful Mama’s Approach to Social Justice,” and that’s exactly what you can expect. Gervase will interview the mamas of Enough Yoga, Kate Counts and Kennae Miller. Kennae is the creator and operator of Transformation Yoga, a yoga community and future studio with the vision to provide tools to marginalized, underserved, and underrepresented communities in South Carolina. Kate Counts is the creator and operator of The Evolve Yoga Collective, a Collective which uses the tools of yoga (movement, mindfulness and hard splash of music) to amplify, unpack and educate around social and environmental justice issues in the community and beyond. Questions from the tribe are encouraged.
Get the names and numbers of some new mama friends as you say goodbye, patting yourself on the back for killing two birds with one stone (you know you love multi-tasking) and taking care of your body and mind, while also meeting some new peeps and taking in all the inspo and tips from an Honest Conversation.
WHEN YOU GET HOME:
Jump into our invite-only Facebook community for Champagne Society guests - your new home-base to stay connected with your new mama tribe.
MEET OUR REAL MAMA PANELISTS:
Kennae Miller is E-RYT 200, YACEP and alumni of Hawaii Yoga Institute on the island of O’ahu, Hawaii. She has extensive training on healing and trauma modalities of yoga including Restorative Yoga for Race-Based Trauma Injury, Gentle Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Usui Reiki. She has also attended CTZN Summit and Wanderlust Wellspring, bridging the wellness world and social justice together. Kennae has presented and sponsored YogaFest NC (2018), Asheville Yoga Festival (2017, 2018) and SC Yoga and Healing Arts Festival (2018) and been featured in Mantra Magazine, Skirt Magazine, the Charleston City Paper, and Natural Awakenings (Lowcountry).
Kate is a mom of three children, who are her greatest teachers and inspire her work through Evolve Yoga. Kate has been teaching in the wellness community for over 10 years. Her curiosity about the body, mind and personal drive has fueled her wide range of certificates which include: Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, Spin Instructor, SUP yoga instructor, Holistic Health Counselor, and 200 RYT Yoga Instructor. Kate teaches a class each Sunday at the Charleston Pour House which bridges the the gap between yoga and the social justice world. She truly believes that our personal well being is in direct correlation with the well being of the planet.
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*NOTE: Please contact us at email@example.com, if you'd love to get some mama self-care, sisterhood and sweat for you or a girlfriend, but for whatever reason the ticket price is prohibitive. Volunteer opportunities available in exchange for free tickets.
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I’m not a mom. Am I welcome here?
ALL women (sorry, boys!) are welcome at Champagne Society events, whether you are mothers at any stage or not. That being said, the focus of this event WILL be on the unique balancing act mothers experience in all areas of their lives, but the wisdom shared will easily apply to women in all stages of life.
Can I come alone?
The Society is so super friendly, so YES, if you can’t find a wing woman, just bring your fabulous self and walk right up to Gervase or the first mama you see and introduce yourself! It’s such good practice in making yourself super uncomfortable in the name of saying YES to new experiences that you thank yourself for later. Promise.
What should I wear?
Something you feel comfortable dancing in! Yoga clothes works fine or just something that makes you feel like you’ve got a little swagger!
Can I buy tickets at the door?
No. If there are still tickets available, you can buy yours at the link above and THEN run out the door, but every event since October has sold out, so buy your tickets ASAP so you’re not caught on our waiting list kicking yourself! I know . . . it’s hard to commit. I get it. Your call, but you’re going to have massive FOMO. Just sayin’.
I bought a ticket, but now I can’t make it. Can I get a refund?
Tickets are not refundable, but they are transferrable! Post in the Facebook event and you can sell your ticket directly to another mama, or gift it to a friend. However you choose to transfer your ticket is fine with us! Just have the new ticket-holder give YOUR name at the door and you and your ticket buyer can work out Venmo transfers, etc.
I bought a ticket and received an email confirmation. Do I need to show that at the door?
If you received an email confirmation, rest assured your name will be on the guest list when you arrive and someone from the Unicorn Squad will be checking you in. No need to pull up anything on your phone (personally hate doing that!)! If you have any questions about your ticket, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.