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Costa Rica Retreat

Lorelei

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I've been back from Costa Rica for almost 36 hours.  I'm here to report that I can still feel the sense of calm that I was able to achieve while I was there.  The jungle was beautiful, the ocean was wonderful.....the country was the perfect place for me to visit at this point.  

Candace's retreat offered great yoga (one morning, we even began before first light and ended with the dewy morning sun risen...loved that).  I was fortunate enough to have met a wonderful group of women (including the YBC forum's own wonderful Brenskip55 and Clever Yoga's awesomely kind Ellie).  The group of retreat participants was diverse, but we all got along and bonded.  There was adventure, downtime, great food, lots of wildlife.....I loved it, and I was ready to come home when it was over (Which is, I believe, the mark of a great vacation.).

The departure of some of us, Candace and me included, was delayed for a day because of the eruption of a large volcano near San Jose, CR the day before our scheduled departure.  Luckily, there was a room at a lovely hotel near the airport, a Hard Rock Cafe across the parking lot, and a tiny fitness center for some treadmill running.  I spent that "bonus" night working on my yoga teacher training final exam components.  All good.

And now I'm home!  My family was so glad to see me (and I them).  Life is back to normal, sort of.  I feel like the better version of myself that I'd hoped.  I put some things to rest while I was gone and nudged some other things to life.  Taking a break from real life is good.  I am grateful to have had the opportunity.  Thank you, Candace, for providing the back drop!

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The YBC Costa Rica 2016 girls, and our often-companion-during-yoga-practice dog.  (He once gently head butted me during a practice while I was in Downward Facing Dog)

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Playa Hermosa, taking in the sunset and just feeling the pura vida.

 


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I, too have been able to retain that sense of calm - it's pretty magical. So grateful to have had the opportunity to meet you (in real life) as well as all the other amazing ladies. What a trip!

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I was so happy to meet you, (and you, too, Brenna!) and am so glad you both returned feeling rested and with some clarity as you move forward. <3 Sending a big hug. xo

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On 5/24/2016 at 0:23 PM, brenskip55 said:

I, too have been able to retain that sense of calm - it's pretty magical. So grateful to have had the opportunity to meet you (in real life) as well as all the other amazing ladies. What a trip!

Same, here, Brenna!  Hope we get to hang again.  Maybe in California..... :)

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22 hours ago, scottcraft said:

I have been living out the yoga retreat via Candace's snaps and it looked like y'all had a blast! Glad you were able to go and have a great time!

Thanks, Scottcraft!  Hope you are well!

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That's great you all had a good, calming retreat, happy for you. I hope to go on one of those someday. I was thinking of something much longer. But it may be a good idea to start with something shorter. And probably figure out what I am looking for as well!

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