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Feed your Mind

Soul sister suppers aim to nourish body and spirit

When White Rabbit Trips got its start, it wanted to connect “people and communities across the globe using yoga, travel and the arts” as tools of meditation.

Co-Founder JENNY YARBOROUGH is very pleased with the work that has been done so far to achieve this mission. “The easiest way for me to describe White Rabbit Trips is that we are a mindful events and retreats company,” Yarborough says. “We don’t belong to a physical space. I don’t believe in being confined to a place or time for 40 hours a week, and I don’t want the teachers who work with me to feel caged either. We can be here, there and everywhere. Because we don’t have a space, because we’re not just another yoga studio, we have the ability to act as a bridge from one place to another, from one demographic to a totally different one. We do hold yoga classes where we just practice yoga, but I also like the idea of incorporating other mindful activities with meditation.”

This is how the idea for Soul Sisters Suppers came to be. Every third Thursday of the month, WHITE RABBIT TRIPS hosts “a gathering to feed your head with like-minded ladies.” Last December, White Rabbit Trips organized a retreat called the Soul Sisters Sleepover. “I thought, let’s get a bunch of [female business owners] together, and I found the email addresses for 27 female lady bosses, some of whom are good friends,” Yarborough says. “[I] shot out an email saying that the first 10 ladies to reply ‘yes’ can come to the Soul Sisters Sleepover as official lady leaders. Within six hours, all 10 spots were filled, and I decided to include a few more. So total, we had 16 lady leaders and overall, 43 women involved in our inaugural White Rabbit Trips retreat.”

The Soul Sisters Suppers events revolve around the same concept…women coming together to share, reflect and bond over similar issues. The dinners are located at Bespoke Coffee and Dry Goods, 202 Princess Street in Wilmington, from 7 to 9 p.m. the third Thursday of every month. All are welcome, but registration is required at www. eventbrite.com/e/soul-sisters-supper- tickets-42218242901.

The mantra of White Rabbit Trips is “the only way out is in.” According to Yarborough, those who believe in this mantra understand why the mission to bring like-minded people together truly works and makes a difference in the lives of those who need it most.

“More often than not, most of us tend to hide behind makeup, fancy clothes, Botox, certain cars, and jobs we don’t really like,” says Yarborough. “We wear our own masks due to things we’ve been told or traumas we’ve been through, as a means of acceptance, and we bury the person that we were when we were children – our most authentic selves. We forget our dreams, our passions and our talents. We live lies. We forget our purpose. White Rabbit Trips uses the arts, yoga and travel as tools to go into the rabbit holes of our minds to ask ourselves: Who are you? Why are you here? What is your purpose? Using these tools for meditation, we’re hoping to help others find inner peace and purpose and to go back to the root of yoga and connect as a community and as a world.”

 

To view more of photographer Michael Cline Spencer's work, go to www.michaelclinephoto.com.

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