Monday, October 22, 2012

Recap: 2012 Fall Adventure Yoga Retreat

It was another fabulous fall retreat at Camp Amnicon
Here's a few highlights in pictures...

Quiet, peaceful space waiting to hold us on our adventure. 
The lodge

the outdoor chapel,

and the quiet waters welcomed us.

We practiced living our adventure with blindfolded yoga

and dry-land paddle practice,

followed by a river-to-lake paddling adventure.

Post paddle recovery with restorative yoga.

And this year, a brand new yoga retreat addition: 
Wine Adventure with Savvy Nomad.
(Thanks Dave! that was super fun!)

And our final adventurous yoga practice: Partner Yoga! 
The energy in the room was beautiful!

Most of our group is pictured here, belting out "This Little Light of Mine" as a final mantra.

Look for more pictures at

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Fall Adventure Retreat this Weekend!

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October 19-21, 2012 ~ Fall Adventure Retreat @ Camp Amnicon, WI

Fall Adventure Retreat. This is an opportunity to be in community and reflect on your life, settle into your body with yoga, expand your mind with yogic philosophy and explore your life with the practice of adventure. Activities: Restorative, Therapeutic & Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Lecture & Reflection, Guided River Canoe Trip, Fall Color Hiking, Wine Adventure, Campfires, Sauna, Rest & Community.
Location: Camp Amnicon / 8450 East Camp Amnicon Road / South Range, WI 54874. Please register with Yoga North as space is limited.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Delicate Backs Week 4

This Tuesday was our final session for Delicate Backs. I have not been to the chiropractor in almost two months. This is a long stretch for me. But I really wanted to see if the somatics work was effective. And after attending for 4 weeks and doing the homework at least 5 times a week I would say yes, it works. My ribs are not popped out, my SI joint is not stabbing me and I've only had one headache this month.

I am now signed up for the next 4-week series: Somatics for Hips & Legs. I've been having an issue with my L knee for many months. I'm curious to see if the somatic work will take care of it. I hope so because I don't like feeling like there is a knife in my knee when I go biking. And I need to bike to help build strength and stability in my legs and pelvis to help stabilize my SI joint.

Everything's connected.

Delicate Backs Week 3
Delicate Backs Week 2
Delicate Backs Week 1


Monday, October 1, 2012

Book Review: Om Love

This was a hard book to like and also a hard book to put down. The characters were too real for me to feel comfortable and yet I wanted to know what happened to them. The writing style was choppy, raw, and stream of consciousness. At first I couldn't stand it. As an editor I wanted periods and capitals. And then my mind went with the flow and I didn't mind. I was compelled to finish. I can't say that I recommend it, but I wouldn't say don't read it either. Oh, it's a maddening book to describe or categorize. You'll have to see for yourself.