fiddlehead.....every changing, ever growing

fiddlehead....ever changing, ever growing

Sunday, March 25, 2012


where in the world have I been?

I retreated...both literally and figuratively to a yoga retreat

retreated from life for a week
to a desert oasis at Prana del Mar (in the Baja desert of Mexico an hour outside of Cabo).

retreated to yoga.   
2 times a day.  vinyasa flow and restorative yin practices.  I felt my pratice strengthen.  There were growing pains as well as moments of realization.  My first tripod headstand since my back surgery was an emotional message that "yes, you are growing are healing".  

retreated to friendship....
my bestie from high school, Margo Kellison, lead and inspired this yoga retreat and created this amazing environment that nurtured the body and soul.    
A week with my friend= priceless.
There were new friendships and connections made with 20 amazing yogis, my new friends.

retreated to a restful nights....many nights in bed by 9pm and naturally waking to the sunrise 
retreated to nurtrition.
organic, whole foods and more fiber than my body has ever seen.   So much so that at many points I didn't even feel hungry.  Learning that I can be fully satiated without carbs, processed foods.   And a week without dairy, which I now see clearly isn't my friend.

retreated to the ocean.
Its vastness and beauty in our view during sun salutations.  
Its sounds all around us.  
Its beauty ever present.
Its humbling reminder of how small we are.
How it calls us to its edge...our edge.

retreated to the sun....
waking to the sun rise over the mountains, soaking in its rays during the day
setting each night, as if it just drops off into the Pacific.
What a sight to behold.

retreated to serenity.....   
days of restortation and giving my body everything it needed.  my practice became stronger.  my back was able to stretch and strengthen.  my soul was able to relax and rejuvenate.

grateful. grateful....oh, so grateful.  retreated.


chuckandlaurie said...

Sounds like a life changing experience. Will you become our neighborhood yogi??

Marybeth Thielke said...

Amazing. Praise God you were able to go on this life changing retreat. How incredible!

Calmil2 said...

Oh wow....can't help but feel a little envious ;) So happy for you and so inspired, but take me with you next time!! Oh, and your pictures are amazinb!!
Can't wait to art retreat with you soon!!

SherilinR said...

what a fantastic retreat you had!

S said...

So happy for you. This is one of my dreams. My friend is a yogi who leads these retreats...and one day, one day I will retreat away. You have inspired me to save my money to do so.

hotflawedmama said...

I wish I could've joined you! That sounds like paradise to me! So happy you experienced it.

To blog or not to blog... said...

Damn it Jenny- thought I was done crying! Your blog is beautiful- thanks for the inspiration to one day create our own:)Nothing but love!

The Lost Planetista said...

It looks really beautiful. The part about eating all of the fiber made me wonder if you know about green smoothies (I happen to be a green smoothie crusader in case you're wondering).

I want to go where you went. Yup.

ginanorma said...

How incredible for you and the others. This sounds like it was heaven scent and such a gift in many many ways! So glad you shared this, and so grateful that you had this experience.

Thank you for visiting the fiddlehead report!