Retreats, what a wonderful way to connect with my yogis. By spending quality time together in our practice of yoga you get a wonderful connection, this came home to me especially during my last retreat in the French alpine village of Chatel.
So, imagine the setting, I am co-teaching a yin/yang class with my yoga buddy on this retreat ‘alpineyogamummy’, it was a beautiful setting on the sunny terrace of the La Chaumiere Chalet.
We are on the terrace with the surrounding mountains as our backdrop, the weather is gorgeous and we are revitalising our minds whilst detoxing our liver and kidneys. When a eureka moment happened, I was using my Tibetan bowl to help us stay in our yin pose longer, which sounded absolutely stunning with the bells from the cows on the mountainside, when suddenly the church bells started to chime in synchronisation which totally completed the sound therapy surrounding us….. a truly, truly magic moment.
It was a wonderful long weekend in Chatel, enjoying the mountain air, hiking to Lac d’Arvouin a stunning interior lake surrounded by several summits, we drank rose and bubbles and ate lots of local French food prepared by the wonderful Lisa.
Retreats what a way to re-connect with yourself, to find inner peace for a few days and to focus on a mindful way of living, whilst enjoying yoga in peaceful, tranquil locations. I am always looking at new retreats options and locations as I believe that we all need a few days out from our stressful lives.
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