few words are needed

few words are needed to share the joy we experienced on our recent adventure.

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DSC_0691DSC_0764DSC_0947so blessed to have spent such sweet time with so much sand under my feet!  i’ll planning my next year’s retreat already!!!!!!!!

DSC_0104In a few weeks I will leave Canada and fly to Barbados.  This is my fourth Raw Food Yoga Adventure retreat.  And I’m excited.  I am so looking forward to drawing hearts in the sand.  Someday I hope that you will be able to join me.  I will post photos from Barbados!  But I look forward to showing you in real life!

 

such a lovely adventure

this morning a friend, when she saw me standing in my kitchen all tanned and rested from my retreat, said that going away can help us deeply return to ourselves.  and this is what i have found.  going away has helped me sink deeply into parts of myself that i sometimes forget.  while away i remembered my ability to do nothing.  in the sun.  or the shade.  just resting with the earth.  i remembered how to be.  while away i also remembered my beauty.  and more than remembering i experienced it.  i felt it deeply as the sun kissed me and as the ocean hugged all of me. beauty being a wholeness not simply muscles or bone or skin.

we had such a fabulous time together on our adventure.  so many laughs.  so much sharing.  so much incredible food.  some of the most potent time, for me, was eating dinner  with the ocean breeze blowing, the waves crashing, insects singing wildly and four women sharing stories.  all kinds of stories.  deep deep sharing.  it was a powerful time of seeing and being seen.  for me that is what yoga is all about.  connecting deeply with ourselves and with others.

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oceans of love and healing.  xo chantalle

plane tickets

i am so excited.  i bought my plane tickets for my retreat in november.   barbados!  ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.  one of my favorite times of my entire year!  this is a pretty good time to get a ticket for barbados.  i think i got a pretty good price.  who wants to join me on my retreat this year.  i would love to adventure around the island with you.  we can do yoga looking out at the ocean.  we can read books on the beach.  sun or shade!  we can drink fresh coconut water every day.  and eat the pulp too!

join me?  email me yoga@albedo.net

DSC_0013DSC_0018the weather here in ontario is gorgeous.  i am on my summer holiday.  but i know what it will feel like in november to step off that plane into the barbados air and get ourselves to the ocean to jump right in!

click here for all the details and more fun photos!

https://rawyogaretreats.net/bardados-2012/

hope to play with you soon.

much love

chantalle

 

all in a day

there is something so rewarding about bringing people together.  yesterday i got to do just that.  a beautiful group of people gathered in the forest by the river.  it was sunny and cold.  the snow was deep.  we played together all day.  yoga, poetry, raw food.  walking, river, snow sleeps.  and tea.  incredible forest tea.  here are a few photos from our day retreat.

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gotta love taking the day away!