I’ve been living it up in Oahu, Hawaii this past week before “working” and leading my first yoga retreat in Maui. Something about the air, the sun, the way of life here that takes me out of my mind and into the spirit of Aloha and this trip has been nothing but magical so far. I arrived on Aug 1st, a full moon. I later learned that this month has two full moons, one in the beginning and the second at the end of the month. The phenomenon is considered a blue moon. I normally feel myself drained and my mood usually changes during full moons, but this time I just felt energized and happy. I’m sure being in paradise has a bit to do with it… but it was such a joy to practice during sunrise and be under the full moon at the same time.
As the saying goes… “once in a blue moon” or “once in a while,” this trip as been everything about that.
Top 10 things to do once in a blue moon:
10. Take yourself out of your normal life and sit under a palm tree and do nothing but wait for the sun to set.
9. Practice yoga at the crack of dawn because it’s so peaceful in the morning.
8. Leave the house with messy hair and no makeup.
7. Stop and notice the little things around you.
6. Encounter one of mother’s natures creatures.
5. Forget about hugging trees, kiss a fish.
4. Eat pineapple snow
3. Hike to the top of a volcano crater and get an awesome view
2. Eat a burger twice the size of your jaw opening.
1. Jump off a perfectly good airplane with an adrenaline junkie strapped to your back.
Now I’m ready to lead my retreat. I’m so lucky I get to hang out with 11 very incredible yogis this week at Lumeria Retreat Center in Maui. Our first class started tonight.. of course an inaugural class wouldn’t be complete without local style grinds.
We’ll be working this off for sure in the week to come.