I didn't feel like I needed to unwind, or re-boot myself. I am generally fit and healthy, and happy in mind, body and spirit, so how come, when I came back, so many people said how well, and relaxed I looked? Maybe I needed it after all.
My choice of this retreat was based on how beautiful and UN-hippy it looked from the web-site and photographs. It actually was more beautiful than I expected. In fact, it was all, more than I expected and I enjoyed every single minute of it.
The team were wonderful and full of humor and good spirits. I loved early-morning meditation hearing bees, birds, donkeys and goats. Afterwards, we wrote, we drew, we all smiled and sat at peace in the shade. We were brought mint tea with lime and coconut energy balls.
Annie and Laura, our yoga teachers, gently coached us through the week so that we felt stronger, more balanced and more flexible after the five days.
We ate wonderful vegetarian food- I am definitely reviewing all my diet and swapping in wild, natural and vegetarian choices. I am so missing the afternoon tea with home-made healthy cake.
Although some hadn't picked up a crayon since school days, we all joined in the creative work-shops with enthusiasm and great results we were all proud of. Our journals of the five days were full of thoughts, observations, drawings. I will go back again and again to remember and remind myself of what a great time I had in this beautiful, happy, welcoming retreat.
I'm meditating now on my morning commute- with a smile. I've not yet found a way of adding yoga into my day, but I hope I will soon.
Kate June 2018