Hi everyone! Thank you for the day's rest, i needed it!
I drove out to Big River, Saskatchewan about 3 hours from Saskatoon to Ski Timber Ridge where the retreat was being held. The location was beautiful on the edge of Saskatchewan's boreal forest.
|such a lovely place|
|AHHHH!!!! HOLD ME!|
One of the perks of being a presenter at the retreat was being able to attend the classes and workshops that i wasn't teaching. on the first night i attended a yoga class called "Shake your Bodhi" which was HANDS DOWN the most fun i've ever had in a yoga class...in my life.
|feelin' pretty bad ass after the Bodhi shakin'.|
Friday night brought on super intense rain and thunder/lightning storms. The thunder was so loud, it was crazy intense. A lot of the campers did not get a good night's rest - but we were all up and eager to get going at 6am to get our Yoga on.
In the morning we shared meals and did 108 Oms together which i'd never done before. it was interesting to hear the voices of almost 80 yogis coming together in oms.
Saturday had some inclement weather leftover from the night's storms, a lot of the classes were scheduled to be outdoors and so some of the classes got moved around. mine as well.
|Yogis creating Zentangle!|
|Tile number 1|
|Tile number 2, guided spoken tile|
|one of the instructors brought these smudge medicines back from Nepal with her|
|Moroccan Lentil Stew and Quinoa Salad. yum.|
|Where my class was held... just gorgeous!|
Sunday morning's weather was lovely and my second class, with 17 participants was held on the lodge balcony. Seriously, the classes were so great.
|Tile number 1|
|Group shot of the group watching a group shot of the tiles being taken. ;)|
|Tile 2, guided spoken tile|
|Giving thanks at the retreat's end.|
|Yoga at the Ridge Retreat|
Weekly Challenge #180: "UMT - MacDee by Anneke Van Dam"
Last week's Bijou challenge was so much fun! i'm so glad you all enjoyed it. This week is the Use My Tangle challenge, and this week's tangle to try out is called "MacDee" you can see the step-outs here
Have a go at this great grid based pattern!
For those of you who don't know, the first Monday of the month, is a UMT Challenge (Use My Tangle), where the challenge is to learn and use a tangle created by one of you! It's awesome for me, because i don't have time to try all the new tangles i see on the web on a regular basis. This challenge makes sure i'm at least learning ONE new tangle a month...
if you have a tangle you'd like to submit, please follow this link for the guidelines for submissions. Each month's tangle is chosen at random bywww.random.org
Have a great week!!
If you have a blog, add the site-specific URL where your tile is posted to the linkey machine below! Don't forget to link back here so that others can join in the fun! (if you don't know how to find this, you can see my half assed tutorial here) Also, please feel free to come back often and visit the links of those people on the linkey machine - don't forget to leave a comment or feedback, everyone loves feedback. ;)
If you don't have a blog but still want to participate, you can email your tile to me and i will put it in the slideshow. (send submissions to: weeklychallenge at mail.com) [not gmail, just mail]. I just ask that you put in the subject line: Challenge # ________
The deadline for each weekly challenge is Saturday night so that i can round everyone up by Sunday. What this means is that i will stop adding tiles to the slideshow on Sunday. You're still more than welcome to do the challenges and add your name to the linkey machine. - although to be honest the deadline is pretty forgiving.
I will be more diligent with the linkey machine - by editing out the ones that don't work, the doubles, the links that lead to nowhere, the links that go just to blog home pages (this is why we need those site specific urls), and the spam. And there is some spam. PLEASE do not put your *home* page in the linkey machine... please? for me??