Mythic Beings Retreat.
Today’s photos come with an explanation so juicy I cannot still my fluttering heart. This morning Maiga led us through solo and partner yoga. I was able to feel Malika’s breath as our spines touched, back to back, to carry her weight in a bend and allow her to give me the same retreat. Our muscles all sore, we huffed through poses and occasionally broke out into wild laughter.
Maiga’s facilitation is at once profound and joyful. How about this: eyes closed, we moved from chanting in Sanskrit to Madonna’s Like a Prayer, ending on the “ohmmmm” just before the hook. It is only half way through the day and we’ve written odes to our tricky bodies, read the work of Sabrina Hayeem-Ladani, Terrance Hayes & Anne Sexton to gather inspiration. Some of us have cried, all of us have laughed. We’ve eaten two decadent meals and some are off to hike and run. Turning mythical? No doubt.
Mythic Beings Yoga & Creative Writing Retreat: a cozy, foggy weekend in Vermont with 14 incredible, beautiful women, morning meditation, twice daily yoga, two writing sessions in the morn & late afternoon, fresh wholesome vegan food and a massage in the attic. Deep quiet surrounded by green leaves. And did I mention a hot tub to skinny dip in? Blessed be our lives. Blessed be our bodies.