Scenes from Inspire & Restore 2019!

Just thought I’d share some of what happened on our Inspire & Restore Retreat this year today!

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Heather and I arrived with a VERY FULL car in a gently falling snow! Heather demonstrated just how full:

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Last year there was no snow, this year there was plenty!

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Our first practice in the South Lobby was a wonderful way to shake off the travel and begin our time together:

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Heather started the real love fest off with some gentle assists during Shavasana our first night:

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Angel cards gave us all a little message for our time together. This one was mine:

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Sunrise the next morning was stunning on the freshly fallen snow:

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The view from our practice space never ceases to amaze:

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Everyone’s items placed on our group altar for the retreat:

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I was very grateful for the loan of some snowshoes while we were there so I could try them out. It was cold but an amazing day to get outside for a bit:

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Someone caught me taking pictures while I was out there. You can tell it’s me because of all the BLUE!:

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Everyone worked hard during our morning vinyasa practices with me:

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And were ready to rest well during the evening restorative sessions with Heather:

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The outdoor hot tub is always a highlight for me, even if the walk to and from is a little bracing!

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The food was amazing this year! Couldn’t resist a picture of this Maple Creme brûlée!

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We already can’t wait for next year! Save the dates! January 26th-29th, 2020!

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Disclaimer: Not all yoga poses are suitable for all persons. Please consult with your health care provider and obtain full medical clearance before practicing yoga or any other exercise program. The information provided in this blog is strictly for reference only and is not in any manner a substitute for medical advice or direct guidance of a qualified yoga instructor.

Ram Dass Retreat!

I started announcing this last week, but tomorrow I’m flying to Maui to check something off my bucket list (yes I’m only 39 but I don’t think it’s ever too early to have a bucket list!). I’m going to spend some time in the same room as Ram Dass. 

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Ram Dass

If you’ve never heard that name you’re not alone. But Ram Dass was instrumental in bringing yogic thought and philosophy to the West. His 1960s book “Be Here Now” is considered one of the first major texts to bring yogic philosophy and thought to the west. I read his book after finishing my first teacher training and it was certainly life changing.

I’ve listened to talks of his for years. I’ve read several of his other books (one I like quite a bit is the “Journey of Awakening” which is available for purchase in our boutique at the studio). I’ve read posts on his website. I’ve watched movies. There’s something about his energy that I find captivating. The way his mind works with information. The way he makes things clear while still being down to earth. His honesty. And his generosity of spirt in making it possible for us to know his guru, Neem Karoli Baba. It was through him, to some degree, that I was introduced to the Kirtan and teaching of Krishna Das. His path has opened up a path for me in a way I am so grateful for.

There’s so much in his teaching that I hope to embody. The clarity, the honesty, the generosity, the “smartness” if you will! To be able to spend some time in the same room with him is a blessing I can’t even begin to imagine at the moment. I still can’t believe this is really happening!

And I have you to thank. My trip wouldn’t be possible without our community of practitioners. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I hope to bring back some juicy stuff for you!

They are live streaming some of the workshops this weekend. If you’d like to follow along, check out this link:

https://www.ramdass.org/trust

I think it’s going to be an amazing set of workshops and teachings.

I'll try and post some things here and on Instagram when I can.

I’ll see you tonight for class. Much love to you all!

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Disclaimer: Not all yoga poses are suitable for all persons. Please consult with your health care provider and obtain full medical clearance before practicing yoga or any other exercise program. The information provided in this blog is strictly for reference only and is not in any manner a substitute for medical advice or direct guidance of a qualified yoga instructor.