The next Daily Bread Yoga retreat is the End Of Summer Reset. I need more than a little reset, to be honest. At the start of summer I declared that I would practice ahimsa (non-violence) all summer, by kicking back and relaaaaaxing. I committed to enjoying lazy, slow summer days; not forcing myself and everyone around me to Get Moving! I really did a great job. We went to the pool in the late afternoons and had leftovers (again) for dinner. We slept in late and stayed in pajamas as long as possible. We went to the library instead of picking up the house. We wore the same beloved summer dress instead of doing the laundry all too often. And it was great.
But like everything, there can be too much of a good thing.
The inertia of summer is dragging me along like a worn out stuffed animal. I am ready to get up and say ENOUGH. The End Of Summer Reset Retreat will be that external force acting against me (and you?) to stop the inertia of summer.
I hope it isn’t just a stop. I hope it can be a stop & reset; getting inertia to give me a little boost and a tail-wind in the direction I want to go. I am ready to get going and feel myself work hard again. I want to feel the inertia that pulls me forward in curiosity, challenge, and inspiration.
And in a few months the cold will be here again and I will need another stop & reset of the inertia acting on me. And thank goodness.
So, hey – join us on Saturday, August 29th, 9a.m.-noon at Philo Presbyterian Church in lovely Philo, IL. We will, as the quote above describes it, get off the easy slope of imagination and climb up the steep slope of introspection, in order to stop and redirect inertia.
If you are interested in coming, please email me (Rachel) at firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost of the retreat is $20 to be paid that day. If the cost keeps you from coming, please still come and offer what you can. Please bring your own yoga mat, a blanket to sit on, and a bottle of water.
This retreat is most appropriate for people who can get up and down from the floor with relative ease, not using a chair. You can be a beginner to yoga, but know that there will be about 2+ hours of physical yoga practice. There will be other retreats this year that are more appropriate for people who prefer to not get up and down from the floor.
I hope to see you soon. 🙂
Peace on your very fine head.