Saturday, October 10, 2009

Away on an Anusara Yoga retreat 10/10-10/17

I am on a yoga retreat in Tulum, Mexico which is on the "Mayan Riviera."
We are staying at the Maya Tulum Retreat Center for the third year in a row.
My teacher, Tara Judelle, pictured above,
is a certified Anusara Yoga Teacher
Click here to find out more about Anusara yoga, started by John Friend.

Anusara - a word that loosely means, "to flow with grace." Other ways to think about it are:
- to follow your heart
- flowing with nature

Sleeping to the sound of waves and feeling the breeze that blows softly across this property makes it a lot easier to get in touch with the principles of this Hatha Yoga based practice.

I love coming here with Tara. She performed our wedding ceremony last
December. She is an unbelievably talented, funny, intelligent, and inspirational teacher who walks the walk, while she talks the talk.
Check her out here.
I will be away from 10/9 - 10/17 check back here this week for entries of Beverly's Beach Cleanup Vacation to Rhode Island. I am so excited to share her experience here with you. Her efforts are very much appreciated!

And remember, come to The Blogger Beach Cleanup on Oct. 24th
go to green LA girl for constant updates on gift giveaways, who will be there and more.

Siel of green LA girl is really making this happen and I am so inspired and impressed by her efforts. Please join us, you'll have a blast, save the lives of Marine Animals by cleaning the beach, and meet a really cool group of people too!


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  2. Yoga is really great help to our health. Get rid of stress and enjoy a healthy life. :) That's an awesome place with a great purpose