I am walking in the clouds these days feeling grateful for all of life’s blessings. We just got back from Colorado where I met up with 9 other girl-friends, 8 of which flew in from the Bay Area specifically for this weekend together with girl-friends! We hiked and visited Red Rock (first time for me) and I was marveled by the beauty of the place. I want to come back and see a concert there!
Then we were off to visit another good friend of mine in Boulder and catch up. We stayed up late one night to share stories, laugh, make future plans, share and dream and enjoy some excellent wine.
After that, it was off to the Yoga Journal LIVE event at Estes Park where we offered, for the first time in that awe inspiring location, an all day intensive and several 2 hour Hiking Yoga classes. We were thrilled to have Karen, my sister in law join us for the conference and we could not have done it all without her. The kids had a blast! Well, Joaquin I think felt the effects of the altitude but Quincy had an especially good time, participating in crafts, swimming at the pool and going on her first pony ride atop “Strawberry.” Now that we are back home, imagine my joy in knowing that I have so much to look forward to in the coming weeks…
- my dear and accomplished friend Laura Esculcas, will be visiting us in Kansas City from Lisbon, Portugal the first week in October and partnering with us to deliver an amazing workshop that combines Hiking Yoga and the Labyrinth–easily accessible tools to help manage everyday stresses.
- my brother Ariel and his wife Ale will be coming all the way from Montevideo, Uruguay in South America to join our “Walkin’ with Joaquin” team in the Step Up for Down Syndrome walk in Kansas City on October 19th! (Ok… so they will also swing by Chicago on the way in and make time to visit New Orleans on the way out but hey! I am thrilled that the timing works to have my family present for this event!)
- and, our very own Laurie Sleep has agreed to lead the fundraising parallel event in San Francisco on the same day we will be Walkin’ with Joaquin in Kansas City!
Talk about support, fun and love from all corners of the world!
Specifically today, I wanted to highlight Laurie Sleep and her awesomeness! She is a generous soul who consistently “shows up” when it counts! Not only will she be supporting the fundraiser on Oct 19th, she will also be leading a Hiking Yoga workshop in partnership with Ahnu on Sep 28th for Ahnu Ambassadors–please make sure you let yoga teachers in your network know about this so that they may benefit from their awesome program.
Meet Laurie and get to know this wonderful yoga teacher and overall fabulous and fun person!
What styles of yoga influence your teaching?
Hiking Yoga, Iyengar, Vinyasa