Friday, December 19, 2014

Restless is Right

I can't believe it's Friday again. What a week it has been. I just got back from Jamaica last night and it was hard to leave the island. Thankfully, I'll be back soon enough! While I was staying at my friend Gaia's gorgeous house (which also doubles as a fantastic retreat center), my friend Nat and I hatched up a plan. You see, she's a yogi/yoga teacher, and I'm a writer/writing teacher. So we thought - why not combine our powers and lead a kickass yoga/writing retreat in Jamaica!? It will be the perfect opportunity to teach all that I have been learning about writing from the body and tapping deeply into our five senses. 

We want this retreat to be a sensory experience, a time to focus on the self and reflect on the page. Nature will be our playground, as we explore the gorgeous natural surroundings complete with waterfalls, beaches, lush forests, and more.

 What I loved most about my time at Wabi Sabi Eco Retreat was the people I connected with while I was there. Gaia Budhai is an extraordinary human and she attracts the most interesting characters! We had a beautiful time together, cooking up tropical dishes in the kitchen, taking walks down to the river, watching hummingbirds dance among the flowers, playing games on the veranda, dancing in the streets of Ocho Rios, and bathing in waterfalls that cascade down mountains of smooth rocks, making for a delicious back massage.

 I am so excited to share this magical place with others. I would really appreciate any feedback you can give me as I begin to plan this retreat. Please take this short survey and pass it on to anyone you know who might be interested. More info to come soon!!

Happy winter solstice to all!