Choose wisely, grasshopper

It’s the last day of the retreat today, last day of relaxing with nothing to do but yoga and free time, let’s enjoy this last bit of calm before going back out to reality. No, that would be too sensible, let’s fit in as many activities as possible! We start with a 0600 hrs reveille…

Cleaning lady 3 – Zoe 0

It’s day 3 here now and we are well into routine, the only thing that scuppers it slightly is the cleaning lady. Every day she comes to clean in the mornings and turn the bed down at nights. She obviously has a set routine but there is now a battle of wills as to where…

I’ve got sore hips and I cannot lie

Hello darkness my old friend, I’ve come to talk to you again. It’s been a while since I’ve been here but Simon and Garfunkel are alive and well in my head right now. We’ve completed a chakra workshop, a back bend workshop and we have also done heart openers but the hip workshop is defo…

Yoga Spy

On the first night we were introduced to several people, most of whom I had forgotten straight away so the morning started with some polite nods and smiles. The first yoga session wasn’t to bad despite being 2 hours long. Our instructor was mindful we had all had long journeys to get there so we…

Mind over matter…..

Some things are easier to accomplish on your own, others not so much. When I’m doing activities as a group, if there is a challenge or task that’s hard, I like to work hard and make sure I’m not first to break. That can be during a run, in yoga, hill walking, anything really. I’m…

A letter to me?

Today is another travel day and I end up clearing my phone of junk whilst I’m waiting to board the plane. As I re-read the message I wrote to someone, I can’t help but feel it was also a letter to me. That wasn’t my intention but reading it back, out loud, I feel I’m…

The lion, the backflip and the elephant

I’m excited about today, we have lots planned but I’m also loving lying in bed as I’ve found the sweet spot. You know the one you normally find 10 mins before your alarm goes off after a rubbish nights sleep. My fear of being late gets me up and in the shower before we head…

Levitation I could do with you right now

I’ve never walked on hot coals before, never really felt the need to be honest. Today was the closest I’ve ever been and it’s not my favourite thing. The day started at 0400 when our traveling companions arrived at least 12 hours later then planned due to flight delays and missed connecting flights as a…

I think my chakras are clogged

The song freak by muse is resonating in my head whilst I try and breath through the pain of sitting cross legged and completely still during meditation. You know the line, “what the hell am I doing here, I don’t belong here”. It’s short lived as a chipmunk joins us for class and starts shrieking…