I recently found a new class here in Dubai that I am in love with. It’s called “INTENSATI” – a combination of the words “Intensity” and “sati” which means mindfulness. Founded by Patricia Monreno in 2005, it has been sweeping the globe with its message of acceptance of self without judgment and self- love.
I was invited to the class by a friend who is always “in the know”, she is the definition of the cool kid. Due to her amazing recommendations previously, I didn’t hesitate to show up to what is described as a “high energy cardio workout combining martial arts, kick boxing, aerobics and yoga all done to pumping music while reciting positive affirmations”. How could I turn that down? I thought that perhaps this was a class specifically designed for me.
Yvette is the most petite yet powerful instructor I have had to date. Her passion is infectious and I had one heck of an amazing time. Sixty minutes of screaming positive affirmations out, raising our consciousness and sweating it out to amazing dance music had me hooked. Okay I admit it, I mouthed most of the affirmations for the last 15 minutes, because it has been a while since I’ve done straight out cardio, but I still felt the benefit. My body felt stronger, my skin refreshed but most of all, my mind felt clearer and focused. At the end of the hour, Yvette guided us through a short meditation and I had more energy then I have had in ages.
I highly recommend checking out an intenSATI class if there is one near you. If not, just turn on some rocking music, dance around your living room, and repeat after me – “I AM THE MASTER OF MY FATE”.
This was the affirmation that we did during our class,
I am the master of my fate
I lift myself up to a higher state
With the power of my mind
I seek & I shall find
I am in control of my full potential
I will thrive, Not just survive
I am focused, I am grateful, I feel great!
Love to you all,