“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive,
and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born”
~ Anais Nin
Loving it ALL
Hola from Cartagena!
Sometimes it’s funny what gets lost in translation.
Mariana promoted her yoga retreat on Instagram. The gorgeous photos had me hooked, and I wanted in! The timing was great because it would serve as a bookend to my busy season of outdoor teaching. My promise to visit her had extended into its eighth year, so what could be better than joining her on retreat?
Going to additional yoga teacher trainings are expensive, so I can’t always gift myself those expansive experiences. But, this would be a yoga immersion, time with a dear friend, and I would finally have the opportunity to see some of her beautiful country.
I messaged that I wanted to participate, and that settled it.
Then, summer season in Saugatuck took over..
We barely spoke before it was time for me to board a plane from Grand Rapids.
I have SO much more to share about all that I have experienced here. I can’t wait to tell you a few more stories, show you some more photos, and fill you in on my takeaways from being in Colombia.
But, for now . . . I have to soak up every minute of my time that’s left. I’ll definitely be eating more arepas and drinking more juices. I literally started a dictionary of new fruits I have tried since arriving here, it’s incredible!
With all that’s going on in the world right now, I’m SO grateful for this adventure. Meeting people from a different culture, trying new foods, learning a bit of history. being curious about customs . . . it’s an important part of the knowing that we all share this planet, and we should love one another . . . because life is challenging enough.
Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti
P.S. If all goes according to plan, my first class offering in Michigan will be Saturday @ the Saugatuck Yacht Club. 9:00 - 10:00 A
I hope you can join me! 💗