I’m off to my first weekend yoga retreat. I’ve never been off to an organized retreat by myself before. I’m really looking forward to it, especially getting away from my family for about 48 hours.
As with a drop-off at daycare, departing home attended by a babysitter, or leaving kids with grandma and grandpa, I have to practice letting go. This will be the hardest part of the weekend, assuming that my body can find fluidity in downward dogs. This weekend, my husband is the babysitter, bearing the weight of two parents for a couple of days.
“Keep close to Nature’s heart…and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” —John Muir
I look forward to coming back to my family relaxed, energized, and centered. Nature does this when we get out every week, but without the distractions of two children, I hope to soak up more of the peace paired with the activity of life all around me.
Enjoy the weekend everyone!
-Debbie, little Max, and wee Holly
p.s. Max below, “letting go” on a hike, Holly “letting go” on a hike at left.