Category Archives: 2011 Retreat

This is where I’ll be posting journal entries during this year’s Alpine Retreat!

2011 ~ The Ending of the Retreat

Sunday morn breaks with azure skies and warm golden sun rays. We’ve all spent spots of last night and the after-breakfast time, allocating the mixture of piles into separate suitcases and boxes. The atmosphere was loving yet sad, knowing soon … Continue reading

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2011 ~ Saturday Retreat Bonus Day

Awwwwwwwwwwwww, we all arise with smiles this morn. A fresh glorious mountain day, no commitments, and boundless time to do just as we so please. Thank you very much. We’d all agreed to continue with the luxury of mornin’ yoga … Continue reading

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2011 Retreat ~ Friday Booking & Farewells

Our final formal morn of the Retreat, we follow our now group pattern of sun sprinkled yoga, then, a invigorating breakfast (freshly made Apple-Pecan Turnovers with Steamy Coffee). With a brief interlude between breakfast and working, the girls get hooked on this … Continue reading

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2011 ~ The Thursday of Dancing Clouds & Catfish

This glistening Thursday shown with turquoise blue skies and warm sunshine. After our mornin’ yoga and a savory breakfast of Seasonal Fruit & Fresh Oat, Banana, and Pecan Muffins and Hard Boiled Eggs, we bustle, getting ready for our hike. We’d … Continue reading

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2011 Retreat ~ A Wednesday to Remember

Wednesday blossomed with glorious sunshine and dancin’ cumulus clouds. Finally, with the ground dry enough, we actually were able to do our yoga on the quiet lake shore. With a breakfast of Cheesy Spinach & Chicken Frittatas from Chef Izzy … Continue reading

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2011 Retreat ~ Animal Mandala Side Trip

Following Irene’s lead and investigating what my “Tomoto Worm” would eventually turn into . . . I met my first “Hawk Moth”. I perused them online and read about their uniqueness. This rather gorgeous, powerfully designed and brilliantly camouflaged, this moth … Continue reading

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Retreat 2011 ~ Mandala Meditation ~ The Beginning

Tuesday afternoon, following our Izzy’s fabulous Vegan Minestrone and Lentil Stew, we reassembled, with a full afternoon of fascinating processes. We begin with the Mandala Meditation. After a calming process and some intuitive delving, we each travel into our circular mandala shape on our … Continue reading

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2011 Retreat ~ Contour Drawing/Intuition Exercise

Tuesday morn’s Journaling Workshop started out with my Paperclay process and quickly moved into Jean’s “Contour Drawing/Intuition Exercise”. For this process, we all ambled down to the lake’s  brilliantly crisp and earthy shore. Jean and I had earlier walked the water’s edge for a spot comfy … Continue reading

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2011 Retreat ~ Izzy’s Salmon Preparation

Later in the afternoon Tuesday, Izzy Leas (our incredible Culinary Coordinator) took to her task of preparing for our final retreat’s meal on Thursday, Roast Salmon. She’d purchased a fresh fish and needed to filet it out, separating skin from meat … Continue reading

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2011 Retreat ~ Creating in PaperClay

Tuesday morn, dawned grey-ish once again, but with blue peeking thru. So we all meandered down to the potential morning yoga spot, investigating how moist the ground was. We vow, “Tomorrow we’ll yoga, moisture or not!” Following another feast from … Continue reading

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