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.

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

i did it

i journeyed back and forth.  from canada to barbados and back again. from cold to warm to cold.  the retreat was more incredible than i could have ever imagined.  and it was enjoyed by everyone more that i expected.  we devoured delicious fruits and incredible life changing raw meals (just ask olivia!).  and LOTS of coconuts! we felt buoyant in the ocean.  swam with beautiful fish.  we made new friends.  and stretched ourselves out with many new adventures.  driving on the other side of the road, surfing, beach yoga, hikes.  we laughed so much.  and all of us felt recharged and refreshed…and almost ready to go home! here is what i had to say about it on being lovely.  www.beinglovely.net

i hope that you will join me next year!

almost groundless

i fly out saturday morning.  i am so excited and so nervous all at the same time.  when i return i will have freshness and surely a new perspective.  i will share that with you.  you can check out the blog i posted yesterday...www.beinglovely.net

i am so looking forward to drinking some of these!!!!!  if you couldn’t come on this adventure.  maybe you can join me on my next one!!!!!  in canada!