Hello my beautiful friends! I wanted to share some photos with you from my recent Ashtanga yoga workshop and retreat at one of my favorite places for rejuvenation, Breitenbush Hot Springs Retreat & Conference Center.
This past November I attended an Ashtanga yoga workshop with Kathy Cooper and Jacob Handwerker. We spent our mornings doing Mysore-style yoga before sunrise followed by a long, restorative shavasana. After morning practice, we dined on the vegetarian fare provided by Breitenbush's talented kitchen staff. All of the food there is vegetarian with gluten-free/dairy-free options. I am happy to report that I did not miss any of my usual animal protein fare.
The rest of the day was filled with soaking in the magical hot springs, napping, hiking, reading and attending workshops. The workshops ranged from teaching us more about the postures to meditation to acro yoga and Thai massage. I was delighted to try hanging upside down from someone else's feet during the acro yoga session. We sang together during evening kirtan, mesmerized by the beautiful live music and healing vibrations.
I am so thankful to have a full week to spend in the forest, making new friends and deepening my Ashtanga practice. If you ever have a chance to visit Breitenbush Hot Springs or attend a workshop with Kathy, I highly encourage you to go for it!
I leave you with some photos from my stay there. Much love!