“Rewind in 2022” King’s Canyon Yoga and Sound Immersion Retreat

It is surprising to me that many people have never heard of the gorgeous National Parks in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, those south of Yosemite National Park. Yosemite of course is extremely famous for the wonderful views that are so often photographed as you enter that Park. 112 miles south of Yosemite are the National Parks, King’s Canyon and Sequoia. I highly encourage those of you who have not yet experienced these Parks to put them on your bucket lists.

In the National Forest lying between the two Parks is a very special Retreat facility, Camp Far Horizons. The Theosophical Society was granted a 99 year lease of this property in the 1950’s. Continuing to operate five months of the year, the Camp is without electricity or constant wireless connectivity, thus their promo “Disconnect to Reconnect”. My friend El Larson and I were happy to return to Far Horizons this year as a “Rewind” of our 2021 Retreat. We were excited and pleased to meet new faces and welcome returning students.

Our schedule included Ashtanga based yoga, chair yoga, pranayama, philosophy study, and evening Sound Bath Meditations. The 3 meals a day (inclusive) offered exceptional vegetarian/vegan cuisine. No instant camp food! The camaraderie of the group has left us with wonderful memories and nurtured new friendships. Many thanks to everyone involved; staff, volunteers, and retreatants. Please click on the photos for a larger view.

Wishing to you All beautiful closing months in this current growth filled year, 2022.

In Gratitude 🕉 Love ❤ & Joy 😊

Namaste

Spring 2022 Catskill Mountains, New York

Namaste Beautiful Friends!

Is life somewhat back to normal? Have we reached herd immunity? There are many questions still to address. This is Memorial Weekend in the United States, I wish to offer condolences to all who are missing loved ones at this time.

Earlier this year I received an invitation from the Sivananda Yoga Ranch in New York to participate as they prepare for reopening in June. They have been fully closed for almost 2 years. Sivananda Vedanta Yoga was my first formal yoga training in 1980. I respect the organization for the integrity they maintain in their teachings. Yoga and Vedanta form two branches of the 6 formal Hindu Philosophies.

We were kept very busy and I had a difficult time with the temperatures, being the San Diego “weather wimp” that I am. Therefore the following photos are not the best examples of what transpired. But it was great to make new “karma yogi” friends and return to the exemplary practices of an Ashram. I am wishing them a grand re-opening and a great Yoga Teacher Training beginning in July. Do check out their website for more info.

Sending Love and Light to you my friends, to our country the USA, and to our Planet Mother Gaia.

Wishing you More Love More Light More Peace

Labor Day King’s Canyon Retreat 2022

Happy Spring to All, be that Easter, Passover, or Ramadan! It seems viral awareness is here to stay, even as everyone celebrates the return to a more “normal” life without masking and lockdowns. With our schools back to a regular schedule, I would hope many families will be planning summer holidays and vacations.

As you see in this post, my friend El Larson and I will be repeating our Yoga and Sound Retreat in King’s Canyon National Park. Last year we had a truly fun event amid the more strict Covid protocols (see the blog post for August 2021). The Retreat facility, Camp Far Horizons, is a beautiful and special place, albeit quite rustic. For hardy yoga friends our Retreat is an exceptional occasion to explore the National Parks of King’s Canyon and Sequoia, with Yoga and Sound Immersion as daily practices. We have chosen the Labor Day holiday as an end of summer opportunity to get away. Please join us if at all possible. I am always happy to hear from each and everyone!

Many Blessings

Namaste