For the next 5 weeks I’ll be overseas on my yearly yoga retreat, and possibly not getting the chance to post very much.
I still have so many stories to tell, but right now I have other things to take care of. It seems I’ve been doing alot of things for other people for the last few years. And its time for me to take care of me. If I get the chance, I’ll sit down and type up the varied stories percolating within, waiting to take form in prose and poetry.
I’m going to a very remote part of Thailand. My yoga school formed a company and bought some land there to create a retreat center for our purposes and its very much not a commercial venture. Its located in the far north east of Thailand. There’s no address, no running water or electricity – just a dam and bucket showering. We do have some bamboo huts apparently, but its camping and roughing it all the way (yeah!). And plenty of fruit trees. As well as meditation and yoga, we’ll be working to build a few more of the structures we need – there’ll be a group of at least 50 of us yogis and yoginis.
So please enjoy the previous posts I’ve written til I next get some time to find my way back to a computer.
It’s incredibly important to take of yourself first, as wrong as that may sound to those raised to believe giving selflessly to others is the best philosophy.
When you forget your own needs, you risk losing the ability to provide for others.
Enjoy, and I wish I could go 🙂
Catatonic Kid said:
Have an absolutely wonderful trip!! =)
I did a short yoga retreat last year in the Berkshires, and just adored it. I’m sure you’ll get a lot out of it, and come back ready for action. Not to mention very grounded, and hopefully with more strength in all senses of that notion.
Wow–a five week yoga retreat in Thailand–I’m jealous (oh…that’s not very yogic of me is it? Damn). Have a wonderful time. I’d love to learn more about it. Namaste.