D E E T S ON R E T R E A T S
SENDING LOVE, LIGHT AND WELL WISHES TO OUR FRIENDS IN NOSARA, COSTA RICA. SO SAD TO POSTPONE THIS YEAR, BUT CANNOT WAIT UNTIL...
2021. IT'S ON.
SAVE THE DATES FOR
WITH BEV AND NICOLE
MAY 1-7, 2021
EVEN. MORE. GRATITUDE.
WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO
VALENTINE'S GRATITUDE + YOGA
This was so fun! Together, 11 couples shared their Valentine date-night and focused on gratitude and reconnected through the exploration of joy, contentment and love with open, curious hearts. We discussed the power of gratitude to shift our mindset on life and love and learned some daily skills that we will practice to start cultivating a more thankful mindset. We moved energy through our bodies with our asana yoga practice, many for the first time ever. What a sweet night of loving ourselves and one another.
INTRODUCING VOICE TO YOGA
What a gorgeous day... a uniquely curated yoga and voice experience led by Lizzy Mello of Litt Wellness. After a long, dreamy, morning yoga session taught by Lizzy, I led by a sound exploration where we felt the origins of our voices within our bodies and experienced a range of vocal vibrations throughout the belly, chest, throat and head. We observed our vulnerabilities and insecurities in the arena of "our voices" as they connect to energy movement, self-expression, memory, and did so with the intention of curiosity and release. Lizzy lovingly prepared an organic, ayurvedically inspired vegetarian lunch that was DELICIOUS and led us in meditation and journaling following the morning's activities. Stunning setting and adventurous, open people. Thank you, Lizzy!
A WEEK IN COSTA RICA
Another amazing experience in Costa Rica! We had an awesome group of adventurous yogis who let down their inhibitions and tried it all... from surf to salsa to sound baths. My retreat partner, Nicole, introduced her beautiful new brand of yoga, PowerRestore, and I got to stretch my pipes and guitar fingers as I sang and played the soundtrack to our first live-music class. It's all about stepping out of your comfort zone down there... even for us. After leading our second retreat at Bodhi Tree this year, Nicole and I recognized just how ripe with groovy yoga resources the little town of Nosara is... so although Nicole is heading north to the new waters of Tahoe, be on the lookout for info soon on SSE2019. It's just too good not to keep experiencing and exploring the jungles of Nosara.
R O A M 2017
SEED-TO-TABLE ORGANIC GOODNESS
Led by Amy Cox of Omstead, an advocate for creativity, wellness in all forms, and introspection, this retreat was an ideal opportunity to get away from the rush and get back in touch with yourself, your journal, and the earth. And vegetables! The Lotus Feed Farm was STUNNING. The rustic charm was heightened by cozy yurts, showers hanging from a giant bay laurel tree, an incredible labyrinth veggie garden, and fresh, flavorful, fabulous food quite unlike anything I've ever had the luck to come across. The salad in this pic. Seriously? Amazing. Check this place out.
ONE DAY RESTORE
What a chill reunion for Nicole and me before she headed back to Costa Rica for the year. Our peaceful day was attended by some great local gals who were willing to take a day to care for themselves (airbags first, and all that). I was once again reminded how much I love this little tribe we've formed full of compassionate, intelligent, and creative women. Very cool. Such an honor to be with you all. After some gentle warm up vinyasa yoga, we practiced our quiet voices and rebooted our nervous systems with restorative yoga a la Nicole. Our digestive systems were nurtured with a clean meal of delicious fresh super foods without the usual inflammatory suspects like gluten, dairy, and meat. An arm balance workshop rounded out the day gearing us up for strength and balance amidst the back-to-school mayhem. Loved every minute.
Surf + Soul + Español 2017 and 2018