Wow! I can't believe it happened... my dream of putting two of my deepest passions together and having an international yoga retreat came true, and it could not have been any better. The amount of gratitude in my heart is over-flowing and it was an experience I'll never forget.
From the moment we got to Nica, we were one. Everyone opened their hearts to the experience, as well as each other. I can't begin to explain the joy filled days we shared in detail, because I would go on and on. In brief, our days were filled with two daily yoga practices and meditation, relaxing on the beach, surfing, gorgeous sunsets, delicious foods, howler monkeys, beautiful magpies, sloths, a visit to the Masaya volcano, zip lining through the jungle, exploring Granada and San Juan del Sur, a hilarious night of dancing, and ended with an emotional yet empowering closing workshop among forever friends.
Living in the jungle above Playa Maderas was absolutely breathtaking! Located right outside of San Juan Del Sur, aways away from any hustle and bustle we found our slice of paradise. Together we took in all that this amazing experience had to offer. Allowing the salt air of the Pacific and the canopy of the jungle to become our home away from home. We created new intentions, new friendships, and new memories. With clear minds, open hearts, and inspiration from our lives- we all learned many lessons on this retreat. I am so proud of the growth I witnessed among all my students. April, Laura, Jen, Katelynn, Jenny, Sara, Brittany, Veronica, Hayley, Heather, Antonia, and Taylor- you are each beautiful inside and out, and strong as sh*t! The world is yours and I have no doubt in your ability to live true to yourself and be you! Thank you for the lessons each of you have taught me. I am forever grateful.
To all others reading, get ready! More retreats to come! Drop a comment with a place you may be interested in taking a yoga retreat to :)
All my love<3
A Thursday night donation-based class on the South River.
People ask why I don't charge a flat rate for my waterfront yoga classes. The classes started donation-based because I simply wanted to practice teaching yoga more. However, it has now remained donation-based to allow anyone the option to participate. Yoga is often expensive, although very worthy- I wanted to extend it to everyone to share this gift that keeps on giving. When I hold my donation-based yoga classes on the South River, I do it with the hope that my students will not just get a workout, but a new twinkle in their eye. A deeper interest of self-empowerment. New elevated vibrations that further repercussion off their mats. In addition, I like to offer good company, inspiration, and support. But I didn't think too much about the good company aspect, other than being a pleasant person myself for others to share their practice with. I knew as a yoga teacher, I had the ability to inspire shifts in one's life, but little did I know that I personally would connect with people past a surface level and gain amazing new friends.
New students, New friends
Over the last couple weeks I've had the pleasure of sharing my practice with some great souls. I feel as if I've had a breathe of fresh air (well... a few), from sharing class, conversations, and moments with like-minded people. The quality and richness of it all just makes me feel more alive. The mutual joys of life and passions, love and obstacles, music and food, self-growth and empowerment. How great it has been to reminisce with and get to know such wonderful, uplifting new friends. These friends who I have had the pleasure of laughing & sharing stories with have made me grow tremendously in such a short period of time.
Off the mat fun.
I feel like this is where I am meant to be. As my teaching has blossomed, it has become more and more clear. I am a teacher- I love to inspire, but I am also a student- I love to learn and expand. So thank you to all my new friends or friends I have grown closer to in this time. You inspire me.
I'm a first grade teacher, yoga instructor, developing chef, adventure seeker, traveler, student, craftswoman, and world enthusiast. I wanted to design a space where I could connect with you all and talk about the things I'm most passionate about. Enjoy!