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.

DSC_0267DSC_0104DSC_0146DSC_0233P1010548 P1010543DSC_0449DSC_0384P1010550DSC_0497someday i would love to connect with you!

oceans of love and healing.  xo chantalle

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snow and the forest

the snow around here is amazing!  my children and i are really enjoying it!

DSC_0023DSC_0028DSC_0034i am getting really excited about my upcoming february retreat.  yoga in a yurt!  do you want to come?  we will hang out by the river!  enjoy the forest and each other.  we will eat awesome food and drink healing teas.  and play at yoga!

we could even build a snowperson!

DSC_0059DSC_0105DSC_0112much love and warmth and giggles from snowy snowy guelph canada!

https://rawyogaretreats.net/winter-river-retreat-fergus-ontario/

a forest of connection

fresh cedar gathered by the river made a delicious tea for the end of our day.  a sweet end (with a side of raw chocolate ganache and hand holding) to a beautiful retreat.  today we came together in the snowy forest, by the river to do yoga in a yurt and read poetry.  we write out our longings and let the forest hold everything.  i think we gathered strength from one another.  i always feel so blessed to share such days of quiet and contemplation.  so blessed to feed others such yummy food.  here is a little of what it looked like.

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resting after two hours of yoga.

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raw pizza fresh from the dehydrator!

DSC_0031DSC_0024DSC_0036we spent the afternoon in the forest and by the river.

DSC_0018such a beautiful place to rest and eat cake together!

DSC_0038and the end to the glorious day.  sweet raw goodness.

you can join us next time!

food inspired by www.robinskey.com

beautiful space by www.riversoundretreat.com