Hey Guys! Just a quick hello to say that this past weekend’s Yoga retreat was great fun. I’m posting a couple of pics, and plan to post more soon.
In addition to the pics, I have several recipes that we prepared that my students loved, including a Middle Eastern-flavored lentil and chickpea stew, that I will be posting here in the coming days.
At the retreat, it seems we spent equal time on the Yoga mat and in the kitchen. Fine by me, as those are two of my favorite places to be anyways!
The students were a great group and so sweet and hard-working. They really pitched in the food prep, and were very intrigued by the vegan recipes we enjoyed, including the above-mentioned stew, fresh homemade salsa, a velvety chocolate mousse made with avocados (though you’d never know they were in there), and of course, the Green Smoothie!
Spending time outdoors in nature was one of the highlights of the weekend for me, especially when we went on a looooong hike on Saturday and got to experience nature up-close, both outdoors and in a nearby nature museum. Deer, turtles, frogs, snakes, doves, opossums, and a crazy talking bird known as Edgar Allan Crow (who said “Hello!” Ha!)
All in all, it was a fun time and I’m extremely grateful to my mentor, Jojo, for helping me put this thing together and run it.
And of course I’m already thinking ahead to a retreat in October, one where we can go to nearby apple orchards and pumpkin farms and pick our own apples and squash, then come back and make recipes with them. Fall harvest, baby! Stay tuned for details.