Fun in Frederick!
It seems like forever since I last posted. Life has been extremely busy lately, but this past weekend, I got a chance to take break and get away for the day - a mini-retreat. On Saturday, I made the trip up to Frederick, MD to meet up with a fellow yoga teacher - Thais - who I've been tweeting with. After months (literally) of trying to schedule, we were finally able to find a day that would work. I met up with Thais at her yoga studio, Sol Yoga, we grabbed some tea at a local coffee house, and then walked around Frederick chatting about... well... yoga (and a bit about photography). I took some pictures as we were walking around the park. It was so pretty. Thais grew up in Frederick, so she was giving me the tour of her hometown.
When we got to the lake, we stopped and took some yoga pictures. It was such the perfect location that I had to have a picture or two in a yoga pose. It was fun being photographer and model - a little bit of creative play.
It was a nice walk and mini-"photo shoot" before we headed back to Sol Yoga to Spiritually Fly with Faith Hunter. This was the second class I've ever taken with Faith. The first was back in 2010 at Yoga on the Mall.
The workshop was great. It was exactly what I needed from my yoga practice that afternoon. It started with a dharma talk, followed by a little chanting, an invigorating flow (even got to practice my handstand), and a closing meditation before savasana. After the workshop closed, there was a lovely meet and greet with Faith - she was so approachable and easy to talk to. And everyone at Sol was so welcoming. I even got to stay for the teacher sangha afterwards. The energy was so great.
It was such a great day. I am so happy that I ventured out of the city. I had such a great day and found another place and people that I want to visit again soon. I'm also looking forward to "Spiritually Fly"ing again, which I plan to do in the upcoming weeks.
This past Saturday was like a mini-retreat - such a great time, with great people, and all inspired by a yoga connection. I can't wait to do it again (and the next time, hopefully without my allergies acting up).