Yoga Retreat, Running and Birthday Weekend Recap.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How was your weekend? Have you ever been to any yoga workshops or retreats?

34 thoughts on “Yoga Retreat, Running and Birthday Weekend Recap.

  1. Happy Happy Birthday again. It looks like you had a fantastic time this weekend. What a way to celebrate your birthday. Relaxed and ready to run more marathons. Cheers to another fabulous year of running, spinning, yoga and great times with friends. XOXO

  2. Happy birthday! This place looks amazing! I loooove when I get to go on countryside holidays with my dad☺️💖

  3. Happy birthday, gorgeous! Hope it’s a good one and that 31 is your best year yet! So glad you had a great time at your yoga retreat (and I’m super jealous that you got to go on a yoga retreat!). And that view on your long run–amazing! Views like that make runs totally worth it. Sending lots of birthday love your way!!

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