I’ve always wanted to attend a yoga retreat, it’s always seemed like a dreamy thing to do. Last month I felt like I needed a break so I found a retreat close by on Salt Spring Island and booked it. I was a bit intimidated as it’s been years and years since I’ve had any sort of regular yoga practice and my body is not as limber as it used to be! Too many hours sitting on a couch sewing has tightened me up a lot. I imagined all these limber yoga people and then me – I can’t even touch my toes! I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived to be in the company of such diverse women from all backgrounds. It was awesome. So for two days I did yoga, I meditated, rested, ate organic vegetarian food and walked around an incredible piece of land. The retreat was held on an organic farm – the beauty of the land was breath taking. Another bonus to this weekend is that I got to sleep in a yurt. I sort of joke around about yurts and hippies with the gals in the shop but I secretly love them. It’s like a teepee hut sort of thing. The first night I was there it rained down heavily and the sound of the rain on the roof of that thing was magic – my cozy little hut was snug as can be. So retreat and yurt – that’s two things off my bucket list! I will totally go to again – this was such a recharge for me. It’s almost impossible for me to get away for more than a few days and doing something like this is perfect. Such a luxury to do something just for me – I’m feeling super blessed and grateful!