One (very) windy Sunday morning in November of 2015, Shelly decided to teach a few friends -who were going through difficult times – how to meditate on the beautiful beaches of Hollywood, Florida. That very first gathering, twelve people showed up. They were guided through a visualization and began to change their perspective about meditation and debunk the stigmas they had associated with the the practice.
Shelly’s friends realized that, they too, could be mindful and present – even if only for that moment. What they also realized was that the wise man on the mountain with the white beard doesn’t exist – that happiness and peace is found within.
So the next Sunday, the original twelve folks decided to gather again – but this time they brought along a few more of their friends. And the next Sunday, they showed up again, and so did their friends, along with more friends in tow.
Since November 2015, Shelly had guided over 15,000 people (almost) every Sunday on the Hollywood Beach through a variety of meditation techniques and breathing exercises. The energy has continued to grow stronger each week.
Those who gathered began to call themselves the “Sand Tribe” and to tell each other throughout the week, “see you on the sand!”