Glow on!

I was on vacation last week.
You know how you go on vacation and you (usually) come back refreshed and ready to take on life (and work)?
And your “vacation glow” lasts a day, half a day or five minutes?
I am determined to keep my vacation glow going as long as I possibly can.
I have decided that I am not going to let the fact that I couldn’t get into my email or calendar for the first couple of hours I was back in the office on Tuesday take my glow away.
Or that I had a bunch of meetings that day. And lots of emails to catch up on. And that some of those emails were a little angry.
Or that Thursday I was still getting through my emails. Or that I had a new team member start and there was lots of training to do. (But she is awesome, patient and a quick learner.)
My glow was put to the test many times my first week back at work. But I just wasn’t gonna let it go. Last week was amazing, relaxing, magical, awesome, fun. I developed some great … Continue reading

Off the grid

For the past week I was in Mexico at a yoga retreat at Prana del Mar.

At Prana del Mar there are no phone lines, gas lines, water lines, electric lines. The retreat center is powered by solar panels and the water comes from a well. It is literally off the grid.

There was wifi, but it was slow and limited. I tried getting on (personal, definitely not work) e-mail a few times without success so I gave up and decided that it might be nice to have limited access to the outside world: No Facebook, no e-mail, no blogging, just a few text messages.

We practiced yoga to the sounds of birds; roosters; wood peckers; cows and their cow bells; donkeys; horses; the wind. Our view while practicing was the dessert, the ocean, the mountains.

Most days we had a two-hour practice in the morning and and hour and a half practice in the evening. We meditated 20-40 minutes a day.

Besides the bathroom in our rooms there were no mirrors in the community bathrooms throughout the property. Instead of mirrors there were framed words, such as resplendent; perfect; beautiful; true; sublime; rapturous; ethereal; pure …

We had … Continue reading

Yoga, meditation, Mexico & Mom

Tomorrow my mom and I head to Mexico for a week-long yoga retreat called Spring Liberation Retreat at a retreat center called Prana del Mar.

I have been looking forward to this for quite a long time. I seriously need a vacation. I am looking forward to a full week of yoga and meditation practice. I am excited to share this experience with my mom and spend time with her. I am also looking forward to deepening my yoga and meditation practice.

From the pictures everything looks absolutely gorgeous and amazing.

I am not sure what the wifi situation is. I am sure there will be some way for me to post. I hope I can at least update a couple of times and tell you all the amazing things we are doing, learning and the delicious gourmet meals we are eating.

According to Melina’s (one of the teachers) website: Come join us for this uplifting spring yoga adventure at Prana del Mar in Baja, Mexico. Prana del Mar is a deluxe retreat center nestled in the outskirts of Cabo San Lucas, where the Pacific Ocean, Sierra de la Laguna mountains, desert landscape, and blue sky come … Continue reading