Woah, I really rejuvenated myself yesterday at this event:
Allowing for Autumn: A Lakeside Yoga and Meditation Retreat - Sunday, Oct 2, 9a-5p at the Lakeview Center in Gillson Park, Wilmette. Settle into silence and self-inquiry in a beautiful setting. Explore your relationship to Nature both within and without.
This amazing day was hosted by Nick & Lela Beem from Grateful Yoga in Evanston, IL. We didn't speak all day and, besides the two times I caught myself singing, I didn't speak that morning, either. I really needed the permission to do yoga all day, to meditate all day, to just feel happy being quiet with myself al day. I hope to continue this tradition with them in six months at their next event.
Meanwhile, I'm starting a cleanse tomorrow for 7 days. It's a safe, ayurvedic cleanse. I've done that crazy 10 days w/o food cleanse & I'll never do that again. The middle path is nice. Read about the cleanse here.
Autumn: time to cleanse & renew!
Mia Park is a ParaYoga teacher in Chicago, IL, specializing in teaching Basic Yoga for Advanced Misfits, as well as teaching people how to cut through the junk to shine on.