Well.....hello. We are settling into fall and getting comfortable with the change in schedule that a new season brings. It always feels like summer will be laid back with lots of free time, doesn't it? But that's never how it goes, and I should know better by now. I'm grateful for the busyness that is summer for us, because it's a lot of fun stuff. When autumn does roll around, however, I am usually ready for a schedule that is more defined.
Yoga is similar for me. There's something to be said for coming to my mat and just letting the practice develop by "going with the flow" rather than planning sequences. That is difficult for me. I struggle with just letting things happen on the mat. If I begin with a goal, it goes better for me. For example, if I know that I'm going to focus on hips, then I can flow better. I've got to have a plan in my spontaneity, and I'm literally rolling my eyes at myself as I write this, but it's true. And, honestly, it's just fine that that's what I need for my practice to flow and to keep growing it.
When I do judge the way I approach my practice, that makes it harder to get to my mat and to stay there. The I should be's and the Why don't I's can undermine our best efforts. So, with my first post after a month and a half of getting lost in the rhythm of life (and liking it), I invite you to try with me to find your own flow, accept it for whatever it is, and.............just see where it takes you........you might find yourself on a wonderful new path.
And now, announced here first for my wonderful Sankulpa Yoga blog subscribers and readers.......
Yoga for Renewal Retreat
The Abbey Resort and Avani Spa
February 2-4, 2018
You guys! It's my first retreat, and you are invited. I will officially announce it later this week, but it's announced here first and open to anyone 21 or older, no matter your yoga experience (and definitely keep reading if you are an educator):
Included in Registration: 6 ALL Levels classes of different platforms (essential oils, restorative, vinyasa, vin, etc), 2 nights' lodging at the Abbey Resort, Friday dinner, Saturday/Sunday breakfasts, 15% off spa appointments on 2/2 or 2/4, and a special welcome bag of gifts.
If you are an educator looking to renew your license, you can also sign up for the Companion Course for this retreat through which you can earn a professional development graduate credit from Carthage College
Also Available for You to Do: take the free shuttle to Lake Geneva to shop or to attend their Winterfest events, sit by the bonfire at the Abbey (and maybe enjoy a s'more), book a spa service, hang out at the Avani Spa Atrium and Pool (adults only), hike, gather for evening social time, attend a dinner off-site with the group, and whatever else you'd like to do. Too busy sounding? Snuggle up by the fire with your book, sip a coffee on your own or wth a friend, take a quiet winter walk, heck..take a nap if you want to do that! The point is, this weekend is for you to Relax, Restore, and Renew.
Registration Fee Information:
Double Occupancy $425 / Single Occupancy $550 - Add on the Companion Course for $100 (plus $10 admissions fee if you have never before taken a course from Carthage College)
Renewing opportunities for all. :)
Registration will open Monday, September 18. Space is limited.
If you register with payment in full and share knowledge of this retreat with a friend who also ends up registering and paying in full, you will receive a referral gift......and it's a good one!
Please contact me directly or comment below with any questions you have. (I hope you can join me!)