There’s always a moment on retreat where a palpable shift happens. I go from being like a butterfly flitting about from flower to flower to being more like an eagle perched on a branch, quiet and focused.
When my mind finally relinquishes its attachment to its usual preoccupations an expansive inner horizon opens up. I’m free, untethered from the pull of my thoughts. I tap into a tremendous sense of peace, expanded perspective, and vast possibility, as if I hold the fullness of the sky inside myself.
It feels at once like an extravagant and luxurious gift to myself, and at the same time like the most basic, necessary nourishment for my soul.
Isn't it true, that
Once you’ve bathed in the sweet waters of inner stillness,
Once you’ve heard the voice that speaks without words,
Once you’ve tapped into the awareness that exists beyond what your mind tells you,
You recognize that this, and only this, is the real and true underpinning of a PURPOSEFUL and SATISFYING life?
You KNOW that placing yourself in the stream of practices that unveil this state is not just something “nice” to do once in a while,
You understand that it’s a priority, absolutely FUNDAMENTAL to your well-being, a critical component of your continued ability to be of service, of longevity in practice and teaching, of offering your best to your world.
"What a day yesterday. Thank you, thank you, thank you."
"Thank you so much for a fabulous retreat, one that has really made a difference -- truly a wonderful gift of renewal."
"A great big thank you to you. You are a wonderful teacher and it is always a delight to spend time with you. The day met all of my expectations and needs…and I am full of gratitude."
"It was wonderful on all levels - ever so grateful to be guided by your inspired teaching, wisdom, and fun!"
"I really feel refreshed and motivated to continue with my practice."
Renewal, refreshment, motivation to continue, gratitude. All this is after only one day (actually just a few hours) of retreat last weekend.
Can you imagine how full your bowl will be after FIVE days? How nourished your spirit will be? How pampered you’ll feel? How expansive your awareness will become?
If you’re a yoga teacher, and you KNOW it’s time to take a dip in the revitalizing, life-giving waters of your own inner consciousness and expand your inner horizons once again, to take hold of what’s awaiting you on the path of yoga, I hope you’ll join me this August. I can’t wait to share this with you!