Nothing beats solitude when you need to do some serious thinking and for the last three nights, I was able to do just that. How, you might ask? By holing myself up in a suite on the Vegas Strip, of course!
Now, you’re probably shaking your head in amusement, thinking that a trip to Sin City is anything but a nurturing, soul-searching experience. However, I assure you that for me, it is. I love the fact that I can get a beautiful suite at The Palazzo for a very reasonable rate. Once I’m there, all of my needs are footsteps away – top-notch dining, a well-equipped drugstore, plus a gorgeous gym and spa with terrific yoga classes.
I escaped solo in order to devote my undivided attention to my Buddha House Yoga Day Retreat. Prior to Vegas, I was attempting to bring this retreat into the world by frantically snatching bits of time here and there. Needless to say, that was not working. I owe this retreat more than that.
So escape I did. And boy, were these three days INTENSE! But my time in Vegas turned out to be cathartic and powerful, too. I was able to fully develop the content for the entire day – from our 8:30 am arrival time until we say goodbye at 5:00 pm. I also designed and wrote the Yin/Restorative sequence. The only thing I have left to do other than fine-tune is to write the Vinyasa Flow sequence. I have a good idea what I want to do there though, so it’s just a matter of sitting down to commit it to paper.
All in all, I am EXTREMELY proud of the work I’ve done during this trip. I conceived a program which (I hope) will allow participants to stand more strongly in their power. I feel like this retreat – the yoga as well as the other things I have planned – will really impact people’s lives. If nothing else, it will certainly give folks a lot to chew on and mull over in the weeks and months to come.
It’s been deeply rewarding to watch the retreat fill. In fact, while I was away two more yogis added their names to the roster. That’s incredibly validating. And I take this responsibility very seriously. If you’ve already signed up and you’re reading this, thank you for placing your trust in me. If you have been considering joining us, don’t wait. As of this writing, I have 10 spots remaining.