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

Inner Yoga & Sound Immersion 2021

This Retreat in Kings Canyon National Park in early August was a truly extraordinary event! Putting together a workshop of this type within the lingering shadow of the Covid pandemic was a bit like diving off a high cliff into deep water with no life vest. The Universal Divine smiled on us in everyway, for this I am beyond grateful.

Far Horizon’s Retreat Camp is situated in a fantastically beautiful section of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The photos give an impression, but to be there is magical. Our group was an intimate gathering of hardy beautiful “peeps” who blossomed like the mystical lotus lily over the 4 days we shared. The staff of Far Horizons was top notch, the accommodations (despite the spiders and mice!) were rustic camp comfortable, and the vegetarian/vegan kitchen was fantastic. We shared inspired asana classes, philosophy discussions, and amazing Sound Bath Meditations; interwoven with hiking and sightseeing adventures. Thanks to all of you who made this happy event possible! AND El and I have been asked to return in summer of 2022!! Mark those calendars.

Wishing you all a safe journey into the remainder of this year, thinking ahead to 2022, please keep the faith that the Universe is providing what we All need in response to the energies we are All creating, aka “What goes around comes around”. Choosing Light and Love ☮🕉✝☸✡☯💜

Namaste