TRIBE DIARIES

TRIBE DIARY: Words from Sunset

Dear Kjersti and Chanelle,

I am writing to thank you for pulling your "power of the universe" together and creating the PRSNT camps and the entire concept in general. Both of you seriously just glow with... I don't even know what to call it... star dust or something. Now I'm going to sound like a silly person here... but... I actually had no idea HOW (and sorry to use this word) famous both of you are for your professional careers until I started following your Instagrams AFTER camp. I got word of the camp from a friend, I signed up, showed up, and literally felt like I could be my complete vulnerable self in front of an entire group of people I didn't know, and didn't feel like a crazy person when I was speaking. How the heck did you create that space?! I actually did feel like I was stepping out of a vortex on Tuesday when I had to go back into the real world.  The reason I bring up fame and fandom is because I just want to say I am a fan of both of you because of WHO you are, not solely because of your careers (which are obviously impressive and RAD as well!). I'm sure you have so many friends and people you interact with on a daily basis with living the life you do, but I just wanted you to know I felt how genuine, true, and incredible the gifts of your souls you each had to give were, and that's a seriously impressive quality. I will be touched for the rest of my life that I had the chance to connect with your spirits. You are some of the coolest ladies I have ever met, and I will always speak so highly of you and your mission. I was in a really really bad place before coming to camp, and iv been working incredibly hard on a lot of personal things for a long time that have been holding me back in many facets of my life. I cannot thank you enough for creating a space like you did last weekend, because I really do feel like it was the catalyst that I needed to find some clarity and direction in my life. I feel a little silly for some of the things I said ;) but it was all so PRSNT! In a magical way, truly. You are beautiful humans, and I am so grateful for your love, encouragement, and kindness. I wish you the best of luck with all of your plans, I envision I will make it to another retreat, and if there is anything I can do to help you in the future, I would love to. Even if it's just helping you with logistics here in Colorado or looking over a budgeting sheet ;). I am thankful for you both, the entire experience, and am also so thankful to be loving myself again :) Namaste πŸ™πŸ½

Love,

Sunset 

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TRIBE DIARY: Camper "Fast" #PRSNTloveland Colorado

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Chanelle and I met about five years ago at my home mountain Winter Park Resort. I had attended the Oakley Progression Sessions and she was my coach. After that camp I had thought to myself that Chanelle was probably the coolest person who had ever set foot on earth. But, I wasn't to sure if Chanelle and I would ever see each other again. One day after school my dad picked me up from the bus and told me he signed me up for some camp called BPRSNT.

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When he told me the news I wasn't quite sure what he was getting me into this time. I figured it would be the same as any other camp that I had been to. The camp blew me away, it was the complete opposite of what I had expected. During the fast two days of my experience at the BPRSNT camp I learned things that not only changed my perspective on life, but my view on how I should love and respect who I am as an individual. I left this camp not wanting to go home. It was as if I was in a completely different world with only loving, respectful humans and nothing else mattered. Every day I woke up receiving amazing positive energy from Chanelle and Kjersti, I ate the most delicious meals, learned yoga, went out and shredded with the raddest girls, came home and had the most touching conversations that made me view myself and others in a much different way than I had before the camp.

Since camp, I have been so inspired to cook myself homemade organic meals, set goals for myself, and give gratitude towards my life and the people surrounding me. I am so grateful I was able to go to  this life changing event that will stay with me for the rest of my life. 

TRIBE DIARY: Frey from Colorado Camp

This private FB group has been my ROCK to continue living in the PRSNT over the past (2 MONTHS!?) since our gathering of the vibes. 

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The energy that was harnessed that weekend - is still there for me - still as powerful - as grand - and as awe-inspiring as when we all sat together with one hand hovering over and under our sisters hands on each side of us... that moment in our circle, when we shared our hearts gratitudes... was when (for me) the tribe united! And there it began - the eternal bond!

The very act of spending the weekend honoring the awesomeness in each other - and cultivating this appreciation for all that we were, are, and will be... and settling that amazing awareness and appreciation in our hearts. I feel forever changed and grateful to have this gem of an experience in my chest, forever accessible.

I'd like to share a little about my experience from that weekend & how it changed things for me...

For me, through this coming of the tribe, my perspective shifted and I developed a greater capacity in my heart for love, patience, & most importantly GRATITUDE. 

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After sometime apart, I can see clearly how this shift is a gift, from all of you and I feel very grateful for the experience we shared. Thank you to each and everyone of you for being vulnerable and real in the short time we had together, it made the difference! I hope you can continue bring this authenticity and vulnerability to all that you do in your daily lives! 

I used to think that what I was feeling or experiencing wasn't important to anyone other than myself... and by sharing, it would be feeding the ego or some sort of self-importance. So I would refrain from having strong opinions or from sharing without solicitation. I simply didn't think others would benefit from knowing what I was feeling or experiencing. Also, there was a part of me that believed it was BAD to feel so much, and I didn't want to appear as "too emotional" or "emotionally-needy." So I would hide or worse try to not feel all-together. I was interested in pursuing a life where I did't have to experience all the ups & downs that came so naturally to me. The shift in me now - from the experience of sharing our gratitude for what we were, are, and will be - for hororing all of that - and all of each other - all at once - helped me realize that we are amazing and all on the "right path." It was THE ENERGENTIC FEELING, THE WISDOM, THE DIVINE that we tapped into... during that circle, that helped me realize the bliss that exists in our all of our lives, that we can tap into ANYTIME we want. I realized what I am feeling is the best assurance for what is going on in the world within me & around me. Sharing gratitude for this awareness is the key to settling during the ups & downs, and to access this BLISS that we created that day. 

When we PRACTICE expressing gratitude - we experience bliss - and our hearts smile and fill. When our hearts are full, it is easy to listen and hear its desires. Through expressing gratitude (daily) I am able to hear my heart louder than ever. I am so thankful that YOU taught me this PRACTICE of expressing gratitude (regularly). Each of you showed me HOW to do it, by doing it yourselves... I now - two months later - know the importance of this practice. Its called living in the PRSNT <3

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TRIBE DIARIES: Mountain (Camp Name) #PRSNTtrd Norway

Through the eyes of: camper Anna Maria Lindgren aka Mountain

I started snowboarding 4 years ago, and it was love at first sight. My body screams of joy when I'm standing sideways, and I often think about snowboarding as if it is my therapy too. In the last seasons snowboarding has become a job too, since I teach other people how to snowboard. I love doing this, I feel like I'm spreading joy! But I felt my personal progression stopped, and I got really frustrated because I felt like I was stuck. I wished for a possibility of development, but nothing happened for many months. My body wasn't doing good either. I got injured and needed surgery. I got better, but injuries left me with chronic pain. I didn't know how to handle this, and the pain and the frustration transformed me in a wreck. My physician told me yoga and meditation could help me to live with pain and to accept my situation. Until one year ago I didn't know so much about yoga, I heard stories from friends, but I never thought it was something for me. Well, I was desperate and I tried. Slowly but surely I started to be better, I discovered so many things about myself and my body I had no idea about. The pain from my injuries is not really gone, but I'm (still) learning how to live with it. I became more and more interested in yoga and meditation, and I did a lot of internet research... and this is when I started to follow you girls, especially you Winter Flower. I followed your adventures and your experiences, and I become so inspired! You girls are a role model for me, and when I read about the snowboard camp in Trondheim I couldn't believe my eyes! I so wanted to come, but my rational mind tricked me into thinking about all the difficulties in the way. I had an upcoming exam in college, I had to drive 5 hours alone over the mountains, and I didn't know about accommodations. Luckily my husband thinks way easier than me, he told me everything would go just fine, and he bought me a spot in the camp.

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The very day of the camp, as you know, I was getting lost, literally and spiritually in a way. But when I managed to get to the mountain, I was greeted with a big hug and love and positive vibes... I found my way again! I loved everything about the camp, I just wish we had a longer day. It was wonderful to start the day with yoga, and it would have been great to have a small session at the end of the day too, perhaps with yin yoga :) I learned a lot about nutrition too, and it's very important for me since I have type 1 diabetes. The food was so good! I really enjoyed the sessions out in the slopes as well, I felt challenged (in a positive way) and I learned a lot. Out on the snow I started to get to know the other girls too, and that was fantastic. We shared experiences and encouraged each other into try new things. Everyone was friendly and open-minded, the atmosphere was so positive! The park session was fun, and here I found a challenge I need to work on in the future.