Marlee filled us in about her new book, A Sacred Shift (limited quantities available in the shop here), how Personal Practice began and her process.
How has Personal Practice evolved from the beginning to now? What did you unearth about yourself through doing it – even in just the practice of doing something consistently and daily?
When it started it was just a digital space, just a place. I had no expectation. I just knew I needed a digital space to put things, that weren't finished. There was no book in mind, no desire to practice daily.
But then within a few weeks, I found myself doing it every day. And i found myself feeling better, and getting better, at dancing, at showing up for myself.
It was around the same time that my partnership began its ending, or its transition to the end. So personal practice as a project really documents that shift.
And I think that in many ways, if I hadn't done it every day I am not sure I would have made it out alive, literally. It transformed me in ways I cannot explain. To show up to my body every day with no excuses, while everything around me was crumbling was so steadying.
There are so many people now using the #personalpractice hashtag, as opposed to the 150 people practicing yoga moves when you started using it. Already knowing that you had such a large instagram following as Have Company, did you think about how would inspire others?
I had absolutely no idea, truly. I had no idea so many other people would also want to move their bodies daily, and share it with the world. I mean what an incredible gift. People reach out to me so often saying they are listening to the Spotify playlist or that they were inspired to dance, and that was never my intention – It's just the icing on the cake. And the icing is always my favorite part.