. I just returned from the best retreat! I spent the entire weekend dissolving my worries with deep meditation, yoga, organic mega meals and the company of women who want to know themselves and the mind-blowing beauty of the world. It all went down at the exquisite Yoga Lodge on Whidbey Island
I went on a whim. My good friend Julie, who joins me for Nia from time to time, suggested I join her for this little adventure – she didn’t know what was in store either. Even though I hate missing my own classes, I knew deep down I needed a reset.
My fears about money, career and relationships drained away on the mat during meditation and yoga sessions led by Ellen Boyle – one hell of a funny fireball with a wise, sensitive side sans ego. I was entertained, mesmerized and soothed.
Meditation is totally making its way to my Nia class. I think you’ll be inspired by visualizations like “send a root from your tailbone to the center of the earth and draw energy up, slowly like molasses.” I extra liked that one, but seeing it in print just doesn’t do Ellen’s delivery justice! I’ll give it a whirl in Nia class this weekend.
Here’s a mini recap of my blissful encounters at The Yoga Lodge. Seek and enjoy!People
- a masterful meditation and yoga guide, hilarious, deep feeler and healer. She teaches yoga at The Yoga Tree
in Fremont, Seattle. I’ll be at her class on Tues., 11/15 at 7:45 am! Promise.
Jenn Abel Kovitz
and Claudette Evans
– two sweet and strong women who share their inspiration and gift for yoga with Seattle. They both teach at The Yoga Tree too!
The Yoga Lodge – a warm, welcoming, elegant and beautifully-appointed retreat center perfect for all kinds of mind-body goodness.
Pangea Organics – soap so fresh and juicy that I literally kept smelling my hands for refreshers.
- eye-crossingly good gourmet cook. Organic, local and magically delicious. Just look at our to-go boxed lunches from yesterday: bok choy, beets and citrus sweets over quinoa. He caters of course!