Hello there and happy Monday! Hope you all had a fantastic weekend. I spent the last few days in East Texas enjoying some yoga and hiking in the piney woods! It was a great time and I almost did not want to leave.
Friday my mama and I took a 2 hour road trip to a little town called Mineola, Texas for a 3 day yoga retreat…Retreat in the Pines! Our cabin is quite gorgeous yes? It was even more beautiful inside.
We arrived Friday evening and got settled. There was a restorative class in the evening as well as dinner and wine…and we got to meet a few ladies that were also staying in the cabin for that weekend.
Saturday morning I was up early and had a little coffee on the patio. We had some storms come in Friday but thankfully Saturday was a gorgeous day to play in the sunshine.
There were yoga classes led by an instructor all throughout the day…4 to be exact. An early morning class, 11 am power yoga, a 5:30 outdoor class, and a candlelight session at 8:30 after dinner. I took advantage of all of them. It was so nice to get a good stretch in with the backdrop of nature.
Sunday was my birthday! We got up, 1 more yoga session, had breakfast and checked out of the retreat around 11 am. It was an amazing weekend and a nice way to ring in my 31st birthday. Honestly, I just wanted to give myself the gift of relaxation and this was the perfect way to do it. I feel like it was also a great release of some tension and emotions that I was holding onto…and I was really able to just let go. I think I left with a different mindset and more of a sense of calm.
So…31…here I am. I am ready to take on this year and its challenges. Whatever comes my way this year, I know I’m strong and ready to handle it. This past weekend was definitely confirmation of that.
I ended this peaceful, tranquil weekend with a 14 mile sunset run around the lake. It was definitely a weekend filled with all of my favorite things.
How was your weekend? Have you ever been to any yoga workshops or retreats?