It's been go go go for a while now, so before swimming today, I took stock of the past week's accomplishments, which led to today's Swim Lesson #5: Though I take these long days, weeks, months to submerge in my work, I am not a fish, and I am not a book, and there is a whole world to experience when I take time to surface.
Lesson #4: when you stop worrying about running out of air, you look around and realize that it's beautiful under there.
Lesson #3: when an orange sky rains ash, when emergency calls go out for help with wildlife, when homes are mandatorily evacuated, when local residents are advised to keep windows closed, when only 10% of an 11,000 acre fire is contained, no matter if it's hot and you have a swim lesson, the pool is closed.
Lesson #2: simultaneous flexion and contraction of the calf will cause cramping. Though you may still sprint faster than your classmates, it will take you longer to recover.
I am thrilled to announce that I've partnered with yoga teacher, composer, and writer (not to mention my sweet husband) Darby Orr for a three-day Yoga & Creativity Retreat at the stunning Calliote Canyon estate in Ojai, CA January 20-22. I hope you'll join us!
The plan is to kick 2017 off to an inspired start with four yoga classes, creativity & writing workshops, and live kirtronica music by The Bliss Drops. To open the senses, we'll have delicious meals (vegetarian/vegan friendly, of course) and plan for some cool evening hot tub soaking. The beds at Calliote are luxurious, and the gorgeous estate is set on the edge of a national forest. It all makes for a wonderful getaway just for you or for you with friends or sweetheart.
We imagine this is going to be a wonderful gathering of creative spirits. Though it seems a while off, reserve your spot now and take advantage of the early bird discount and your choice of accommodations.
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Come join us!