Monday, March 8, 2010

GBS Summer Solstice Retreat, Normandy, 13-20 June

The time is here. No more deliberation. Just a commitment to pure unmediated, uninterrupted YOGASTRONOMIC bliss ~
Going Back to the Source: Yoga and Terroir Summer Solstice Retreat/Normandy, France.

Leading up to the summer solstice is the time when the sun is at its peak power and the earth is producing an enormous bounty. The days are long and spacious ending with gorgeous sunsets. In Normandy, the summer night sky is clear and immense.

Come join me for:

flow - 20+ hours of asana, pranayama, group and individual study, and quiet reflection

food - seasonal, regionally sourced, wholesome, nurturing, farm-to-fork meals prepared for you by traditional Norman cooks

farms - a chance to visit the farms, creameries, vineyards, etc and meet the producers, bakers, ranchers, cheese-makers, and vinters who provide the food, straight from the source

There will be cooking classes this year for those of you who want to break down the complexities of French cuisine.

Your home for a week will be a 400 year-old flour mill turned gite (traditional lodging) on the Mayenne River.

Let me know ASAP if you're interested and I'll send all the details.

Get back to the source of all that sustains and nourishes you! You'll be glad you did.

MC Yogi

This guy is amazing.

Statistically speaking, he and I should have crossed paths at another time and on another continent, but given the strange way the Universe works, we didn't.

We lived within a few miles of each other and knew many of the same people, yet our lives didn't connect until recently. I was in Paris, feeling alone and worried about my little 12 year old guruji. I got on the mat, asked Ganesha for guidance and the next thing that happened is one of my Parisian students (the amazing Claire!) sent me this: Give Love.

MC Yogi (aka Nicholas Giacomini) and his beautiful and equally talented wife, Amanda, own Yoga Toes yoga studio in Point Reyes Station, CA. They are offering the world an extraordinary gift simply by just doing what they do: teach yoga, play music, make visual art, and at times view the world through the lens of their dog.

How can you not love these people?

We're hoping to get MC Yogi and Amanda G. here in 2011. Paris could use a dose of their medicine.