Hello all my lovelies! I’m excited to finally share with you the first installment of photos from last month’s Alchemy of Yoga Teacher Training. This experience was truly a wonder, from which I am lucky to take lifelong friends, newfound courage, practical teaching tools, and a heart full of beautiful memories. The retreat center, Blue Spirit, was a miracle of natural luxury with a silky saltwater pool, the sweetest, most attentive staff, and what has got to be the most glorious yoga studio in the world. Our home for nearly every session, the aptly named Sky Mind Hall had us floating above an emerald canopy of lush Costa Rican jungle, looking out toward the ribbons of breakers marching into the bay. You can see a bit what I mean in the photo below (taken by our endlessly helpful assistant teacher, Laura Hand) of one of our meditation sessions…that’s me in the top left corner:
Blue Spirit is also home to several bands of both Howler and Spider monkeys who made it their business to see we woke up on time every morning for 6am meditation. The beach was mere steps from the center, and the small surf town of Playa Guiones a peaceful 45 minute walk down said beach. Suffice it to say nothing was lacking in the location department. I was further blessed with a truly incredible kula (“community of the heart”) with which to share the three weeks, and an experienced teacher beautifully generous with her wealth of knowledge. I hope you enjoy this first glimpse into our time together! Don’t forget you can click on the photos if you want larger versions.
Thanks to my soul sisters Olivia and McCrae for the photos of me.
To be continued…