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Friday of the Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat ~ the Ending

Our final day of the Retreat begins quiet, stillness surrounding our yoga with just the waves lapping between asanas. But shortly, frivolity skittered at the breakfast table. Our attentive Chef Kim had planned for us decadent French Toast topped with fresh … Continue reading

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Thursday of the Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat

This brilliant blue-bonnet-blue sky day brought us silent yoga by the lake, not even a boat nor fisherman floated nearby. We weave back through the village of cairns to a satisfying breakfast. I’m ready for two more of my most … Continue reading

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Wednesday of the Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat

We were up early to stretch through our yoga (but had to stop and relish again, the delicate beauty of Hobbiton) and breakfasted before Wednesday activities. This mid-week apex in the Retreat is our time to shoot out from our comfy cabin … Continue reading

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Tuesday of the Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat

The brilliant blue sky came to life as the sun peaked the ridge, flooding our Ponderosa Cabin with golden light. While we are gathering ourselves together to head down to the yoga rocks, Jean is already busy at work in her journal … Continue reading

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Monday of the Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat

Monday dawned sunny and inviting. We meander our path down to our sandy rock outcropping where we do our mornin’ yoga.  The lake’s quiet and serene blue begins to further quiet our minds, emptying all thoughts save for that of connected-ness and creativity. Following … Continue reading

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2012 Journaling Retreat ~ Friday

An odd energy is present . . .  we all know this is our final morn of structured retreat. For me, there’s kind of an aching in the air. We trundle down to our sunny yoga spot and once nested in, … Continue reading

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2012 Journaling Retreat ~ Thursday

Our Thursday dawned just as another day in paradise. Mornin’ yoga glistened with silence only broken by a far off fishermen’s gliding boat. Once back to the cabins, Izzy had laid out a feast for our eyes as well as our … 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 Retreat ~ Words & Molding Paste Process

The day began crisp and grey, but following the delicious-ness of Chef Izzy’s fresh lemon-blueberry scones, fresh fruit & steaming scrambled eggs, we were bright-eyed and ready to work. We’d skipped our mornin’ yoga because of moisture & chill. But by … Continue reading

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2011 Retreat ~ Journal Beginnings

As recorded in my journal, this reveals our first couple of days settling into the Lake Alpine Resort. This is part of what I relish in the process of journaling – – wandering back through the colorful pages – – … Continue reading

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