But for three solid days, life was wonderfully in control. I headed out for Lee, MA, early on Friday morning to meet with five early-birds for lunch. It was a great start our trip, as we excitedly shared what we hoped to do (or not do) over the weekend. We arrived at Kripalu early enough to check in, but before our room was ready. That was fine. We wandered the grounds and generally hung out.
|So many flowers and green|
Saturday was a sunny warm day. I skipped all of the optional workshops to hike, instead. After fourteen years, you'd think I'd know every trail around the grounds. Still, there were surprises. My favorites were all the stone stairs. I was familiar with several from the original Shadowbrook estate, but I stumbled across a few new ones.
So pretty. Made me wonder what they must have looked like in their heyday. I love them in their worn, tumbled-down state as well.
After I finished hiking, I spent the rest of the day writing, relaxing, catching up with friends and otherwise de-stressing. Wow, I needed that.
My group surprised me later in the day with a thank you gift of their own for organizing the trip: little jade and Om earrings. I love them! I smile and think of them each time I put them on. (Thanks, gals!)
Then it was Monday. I took another hike (gave my new boots a good workout!) trying to absorb as much of the good energy I could. I love this place. I feel like a new person whenever I visit.
|Yoga Chicks of 2016|
Then it was time to go. So soon. Time to look forward to next year!