A small group of yogins and yoginis took a short trip out of the city to the cool hillsides of Antipolo for a Yoga Retreat.
The natural and rustic feel of Camp Explore was a perfect setting for this retreat.
For two mornings, we would take that short trip through the “woods” to get to our practice area.
We had a tiled open area for practice. The pros…our ambient sounds came from nature and our green surroundings made things tranquil. The cons…mosquitoes and the cool mountain breeze! I think it was colder here than at Chi spa where we usually practice.
It was great to spend more time with my teacher from whom I learned a lot from these past days. He shared with us two great movies “The Guru” and “Ashtanga New York”. Hmmm…I need to get a copy of those, especially the one on Guruji!
I go through life knowing that my yoga practice has changed me, but this is something that I normally don’t talk about or discuss with the people I regularly work with. This trip brought together people from different work backgrounds, different age groups, different lives with yoga as their common link.
Although I had qualms leaving my normal comforts of life and leaving my “security blanket” husband for a couple of nights, I think the time I spent with people who are on the same journey as I am (with yoga in their lives) was very much worth the trip!