It was a much needed retreat from the normal seemingly frenetic pace of life. Our Sacred Essence yoga retreat in Siesta Keys Florida this past week was so special, and it was a beautiful time spent with old and new friends.
Ed and Jena Dailey do a masterful job in teaching the nuances of a true restorative yoga practice (as well as fine tuning form and technique). I’m always learning and leaning in to learning better ways to help people (and myself!) heal as naturally as possible. The movement and/or stillness (the “yoking” of mind and body) predates the formation of the structured entity called “yoga”. I learned that little historical tidbit many years ago, and it made so much sense. God gave us slow measured movement and times of stillness for a reason! Being still, prayerful meditation, healthy movement, and honing self awareness skills that (for me) points back to a personal connection with God.
I teach yoga from a Christian faith based perspective. Our bodies are designed to move and to be a vessel of giftedness that may serve others in need. We can’t do that well if we are broken vessels and all our time and energy is spent serving that brokenness.
We were able to make some stops along the way and meet up with some sweet friends too during our travels. I’m thankful for the time spent refilling my own cup.