Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Iceland Reflection




About a week ago, I returned to Massachusetts from my 2nd trip to Iceland.  Many of you know I had planned it to be a yoga retreat for mid-September, but luckily life happened a little differently.  I realized that most of my friends and students who wanted to come had to get back into organization and work-mode.  And many of them already filled up their vacation days over the summer.  So, instead I took the opportunity to travel to the land of magic and light again as an adventure/scouting trip...and I am so happy that I did.  I now feel all the more accustomed to the culture, the land, the spirit of the place.  I connected with new people and yogis, and the places where we'll venture when the retreat does take place in June 2010.  Yep, that's right, it's in the process of being confirmed and scheduled, but it will happen in about 8 months from now...so start saving and planning to come along with me!  ;)  
How do I describe this place that means so much to me?  Many of you who come to my classes regularly already know the story.  And I'm pretty sure I've blogged about my love for Iceland (and the music that comes from there) before.  But for those of you who don't know, in a nutshell...it's that Iceland feels to me like a place I've been to in another life.  It is a place that breathes from the ground up.  The nature, the stillness, the drama of the weather and landscapes, the pride of the people and culture....I could go on and on.   There is an overall wholeness that you feel when graced in the presence of bright moss, deep blue ocean, crisp white clouds, shadows on the mountains, and horses meditating in the fields.  And this happens all in one scene or moment.  It is a place to connect to your emotions and yourself, and to grow from the inside out, just like the earth.  And I was so delighted to realize on my 2nd visit, which was at a different time of year with new colors and weather patterns, that I still felt the same as before.  This is why I must bring any of you who would like to join me, over to this land.  I have some special things for our week of yoga this coming June in the works.  I look forward to sharing it.  
In the meantime, I've given myself this week to reflect on my 10 days there.  To re-adjust to life in the United States fastlane slow and steady.  And I hope to keep the spirit with me as I continue to teach and grow this new autumnal season...

1 comment:

makingloveinthekitchen said...

Sounds amazing! How I wish I could join another of your magical reteats! We'll just have to plan a joint one in the near future.
Hugs and love.
Meg