it is that time of year again

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I love water.  And especially the salty Ocean!  In two weeks I will be swimming in the Ocean off the island of Barbados.  I am getting super excited!  I love many things about my raw food yoga retreat!  I love teaching the daily yoga classes.  I love the warm days.  I adore drinking fresh young coconut water!  The incredible avocados and papaya and mangoes are extraordinary.  But my absolute favourite part of the trip is swimming.  Swimming after getting all hot in the sun!

Someday I would love to swim with you.

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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!!!!!!!!

the forest close to home

last night i spent a beautiful evening in the forest experiencing a drum being born.  there was a fire and drumming and singing.  such a healing circle.  this forest, full of cedar and pines, by the river is where i offer retreats a few times a year.

chantalle's birthday river 2012 003i have a retreat at there, at riversound retreat, in a few weeks.  i am so excited to spend the day there.  teaching yoga and sharing raw food and the joys of spending time in the forest.  after last night i am inspired to often “forest sitting” as part of our day.  45 minutes of simply sitting and receiving the forest.  not walking.  no writing or reading.  just sitting still and experiencing whatever we experience.

what do you think about that?

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!

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/