Monday, September 21, 2009

weekend bliss soul retreat

i could not have asked for a better group of like-minded individual to share this past weekend with. we had the most fantastic retreat! i wanted to share with you a taste of my blissed out retreat.

we met at the klaer lodge in chestnut ridge park friday afternoon, each of us with our own baggage. by time time we left sunday we all were truly transformed. upon arrival we were each given a folder containing the events to come. we were each also given a specific chakra that we represented for the group for the retreat. i represented the yellow star point - solar plexus chakra (power). friday evening we shared a lovely potato soup and salad for dinner. i had a jin shin jyutsu session with lauren which was fantastic. we had a fire and retreated for the night.

i spent my weekend with these lovely group of people: from left to right and in order of the chakras: elasa - the source point, lauren - the crown chakra, elizabeth - the third eye chakra, tamara - the throat chakra, helen ann - the heart chakra, moi - the solar plexus chakra, amy - the sacral chakra, and chris - the root chakra.
we walked a labyrinth as a group and set our intentions for the weekend
proud warriors - heidi's good morning yoga workshop. from left to right: amy, moi, chris, danica
cooling down with a twist
assisted yoga workshop with mary jo. left to right: helen ann, tamara, elizabeth, lauren, mary jo
lauren assisting elasa to get deeper into her child's pose
mary jo and chris in beginning stages
mary jo doing a back bend while chris enjoys delving deeper into his child's pose
helen ann and mary jo demonstrating four gates
we had a silent meditative 2 mile hike in nature
after our silent hike through the woods we came back and drew our bliss bodies (intentions from here on out) and to show non-attachment we had a fire ceremony where we burned our drawings
and no blog post would be complete without pics of the food!! (you know me all too well):
vegetarian chili and corn muffin
polenta with roasted veggies
carrot cake and gorgeous green salad
fruit and cold carrot ginger soup w/ avocados
i want to thank each and every individual that i spent this weekend with. we were all there for the same reason and we all were different people by the time we left on sunday. i will hold each of you in a special place in my heart and i will never forget the wonderful weekend we shared together - thank you!!

16 comments:

Naturally Jules said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time, sounds like a powerful weekend!

City Girl said...

I loved your post. i am so glad you had a good retreat :)

Lavanya said...

This sounds absolutely wonderful! I felt relaxed just reading about it- especially the 2 mile silent hike!

Carolyn said...

What a beautiful retreat! Thank you for sharing. I can't wait to retreat again...

P.S. That food looks GOOOOD.

Chris said...

It was a fantastic weekend!!!

I've never done so much yoga, ate so much delicious, nutritious, and satisfying foods and had such wonderful experiences with so many other like-minded souls!

Thanks for all that you do Melita and I hope to see you again soon.

Peace & Love to ALL,
Chris

Jessica said...

Looks like a great time!
I am glad you enjoyed yourself so much :)

C said...

What a lovely weekend and amazing retreat!I am pleased that you had such a beautiful experience.

Big Hugs, Carolyn

Feeling Fit With Dana said...

Looks like a great weekend. The food looks wonderful!

Connie said...

Ohhh!! I want to go on a retreat just like that!! Looks fabulous!!! I see many, many more of these for you in the future!! Especially the ones where you're sharing the goodness of peace and tranquility with others.

Peace & Love.

Turquoise Diaries said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures..It looks like you had wonderful time..

Kate Vickers Deriso said...

your retreat looked fabulous! the food yummy! glad you had a wonderful time.

Robyn said...

It seems like you had an amazing experience! I love the photos... thanks for sharing!

sfauthor said...

Nice posting. Do you know about these chakra books?

http://www.YogaVidya.com/freepdfs.html

Globetrotting Cacti said...

Thanks for sharing. Love the photos and that food looks AMAZING!

Pink Heels said...

FANTASTIC!!! Are you still glowing?

Sarah said...

Amazing retreat you had!! A great precursor to your new journey in massage therapy.