Where Will Your Yoga Take You?
WOW. I CANNOT BELIEVE IT HAS BEEN SO LONG SINCE MY LAST BLOG POST! I guess time flies by when you're having fun! :)
We just returned from our week in Costa Rica for the yoga retreat, A Unique Journey to Liberation of the Highest Self. Gratitude just exudes from my soul when thinking on how lucky I was to attend and lead this experience.
I wanted to re-cap our retreat so those of you who wondered what a retreat is about or those of you who just wanted to share in our journey and attend in spirit are able to spend some time in this incredible "space". I think how cool it is on trips like this that are centered around yogic energy at how many people feel the peace and love that we were connecting with. It truly was a spiritual opening for us all!
From the moment we arrived in San Jose, there was a buzzing, a pulsation coming from Costa Rica for our presence there. Apparently when we arrived, so did some big celebrity! Although we couldn't figure out who the heck it was, it was fun having a TON of young girls holding admiration signs and cheering! It took us a second to realize they were not cheering for us! LOL :)
Once we found our transportation, we loaded up and headed towards La Fortuna. We traveled through the mountains and the most beautiful country we have ever seen - everything was so GREEN!
We also traveled through the Cloud Forest which was surreal! Once we got higher in the mountains, we couldn't take any pictures because we couldn't see from being surrounded by clouds!
After arriving at our oasis in the rainforest at Finca Lunca Nueva, we settled into our home for the next week. We were so lucky to stay at an eco-lodge, which also operates as a bio-dynamic, organic farm. Their mission is to co-exist with all life and use our time here on Earth to help improve life's conditions for future generations. I was moved by their commitment to clean living and agriculture! All of our meals were prepared from the farm on site and we didn't have one meal that wasn't absolutely delicious!!
The weather was awesome! Well, I loved it! It was warm, humid and sweaty!!! We received rain each day except for one day. Thunderstorms were incredible at night and lulled us to sleep. It was perfect!
Our yoga practices were in the mornings and evenings of each day. Our journey started with opening our Root Chakras and physical bodies which continued to a deeper exploration of getting to know our inner guide, our highest Self. It is almost hard to put into words this experience afterwards because it was so raw and genuine. I think meditation time in the evenings were the most moving. Perhaps it was the tail end of our magical days that everyone was extremely present, open to inspiration, yet inspiring each other.