Bali 2017

 Our home in Bali, Naya.

Our home in Bali, Naya.

Our first retreat on the other side of the world is complete. Over a year and a half of planning, worrying and nervous anticipation is over. In the first few days I have been back, people are asking "how was it?"  Well,

....it was amazing, glorious, life-changing....

and also so much more that is simply beyond my vocabulary to be able to describe with any semblance of accuracy.  

One thing I have learned on each yoga retreat that I have attended is that no matter how picturesque the environment, no matter how many luxuries are afforded to us and how much we pamper ourselves on these trips, what really makes a retreat, are the people.

 Our yoga shala view.

Our yoga shala view.

It always comes back to the community of people that have decided to come together and make new memories.

I will always have a special place in my heart for these yogis that made this retreat exactly what it was meant to be. 

I believe that what makes a good yoga teacher is not just  the ability to design a well-sequenced yoga class, or how many sanskrit words they know or their mastery of the the of the most complicated yoga poses. What makes a good yoga teacher is so much more.

Natalie and Rhiannon are amazing yoga instructors because yoga simply lives within their hearts.

We were all so privileged that they were able to share this beautiful gift, in this beautiful place, with all of us. 

I am forever grateful to both of you.

We have to do this again. Look for details soon for a trip in 2018.

 Steps to our rooms. 

Steps to our rooms. 

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 Our group. 

Our group. 

 Flower mandala made by the staff of Naya.

Flower mandala made by the staff of Naya.

 Daily offerings to the Gods.

Daily offerings to the Gods.

 Love BALI!!!

Love BALI!!!

 Swinging bed. 

Swinging bed. 

 Dragonfly joined us for dinner. 

Dragonfly joined us for dinner. 

 Hanging orchids.

Hanging orchids.