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i am the cheese

Well, I made it back from my yoga retreat and boy, are my legs tired!

so actually, the weekend was kind of funny. I found out about this retreat through a friend who had attended a couple of classes at a vinyasa power yoga studio. She liked it so much that she wanted to try to their women's yoga retreat and asked if I wanted to go as well. I actually had no idea what Vinyasa style yoga was, but I've been doing Anusara style yoga for several years so I figured it would be ok.

ha ha - bwahahahahahaha.. ohh yeah.

So we get there and it turns out that not only is Vinyasa (Baptiste) power yoga different, but this was actually a 'Women Warriors' yoga retreat! While I immediately noticed the difference in yoga styles (as we launched into a two and half hour session upon arrival), I actually didn't realize the specific female empowerment focus until the second day when we started the discussion group.

So yes, we talked, we danced, we chanted, we ohmed, and we did a helluva lot of yoga. I know that I need to be humble like a blade of grass, but with a lot of help, I finally made it into this position (which I know I will need to work like crazy to master on my own - note* that is not my picture).

It was a fantastic weekend largely due to the following:

1) My amazing fellow attendees - thank you all!
2) Our incredible instructor, Gopi Kinnicutt (who kept pushing me when I tried to slack)
3) The mountains of West Virginia! (wow!)

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