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2016 Planning & Percolating

In the midst of winter’s gray chill, Jean and I get to fly off to memories of previous Lake Alpine retreats, and in our mind’s eye, begin to concoct the makings of the upcoming 2016 “Alpine Art Retreat: Celebrating Women’s … Continue reading

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Dreaming of the Upcoming “Women’s Art Discoveries” Retreat

Jean and I have dug deeper into our life and creative experiences to re-fashion this year’s retreat. Last year we used the time up in the Sierras for recharging, doing a local presentation for Journaling and re-shaping a retreat that will delve … Continue reading

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Saturday after the Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat ~ the playing

Our first wide open, uncommitted, untangled, footloose day at Lake Alpine dawned with blue skies. Those who’d registered in time for our Early Bird qualification, were gifted these two additional free nights stay to play! We dug into our breakfast … Continue reading

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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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Sunday of the Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat, The Rocking Chair

There is a magic, an “other-worldly-ness” that starts to descend upon this annual retreat. With Jean and I arriving a couple days early, the spell seems to begin early. Upon arrival, we know we need to move around the furniture of … Continue reading

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Sunday of the Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat, The Beginning

Having arrived a couple days early, Jean and I knew the rugged, magnificent country waiting. All those driving up to Lake Alpine for the first time were coming through Sacramento, then weaving along California’s Gold Country towns and the final … Continue reading

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