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!!!!!!!!

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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

near and far

there is something so magical about being far from home.  something awesome about moving from cold to hot.  something so very healing about the ocean.  here are a few images that capture my most recent raw food yoga retreat in barbados.  it was an adventure full of laughter, and swimming, and napping.  of yoga by the ocean.  and papaya breakfasts and chocolate smoothies for lunch.  it was a crazy wrong side of the wrong kinda adventure.  where the roads felt so narrow.  and the hills so steep.  the views stunning!  and the coconuts…..DSC_0008DSC_0048DSC_0328DSC_0452IMG_0071DSC_0100DSC_0727DSC_0741DSC_0189DSC_0174DSC_0553i am back home in the cold of ontario november.  -13 today!  and i happy to be home.  and refreshed from all the sun and sand and sea i was blessed to experience.  maybe you will join us next year?