It was beyond. Ever since I became a yoga teacher 11 years ago I’ve dreamed of hosting my own retreat. The idea of giving busy people the space to relax and become more like their true joyful selves appealed to me greatly. This past weekend I hosted the first ever Some Nerve Summer Retreat, combining fear-facing, yoga, and writing to cultivate courage and freedom. With all the hopes I had for the weekend, the incredible women who brought their hearts. minds, and a willingness to go beyond their comfort zones blew me away and our time together was beyond anything I could have imagined. For two days we lived in the land of “anything can happen” – kayaking across the Hudson River in the rain, jaw-dropping stories with each person’s turn at the mic, surprise treats, spontaneous laughter, and a feeling at the end of having stretched ourselves body and soul. Strangers became friends, some even said like sisters. And now these brave women will bring their courage back into the world. Thank you to everyone who participated and to the Purple Crayon Center for Social Innovation for holding the space for healing and magic. A few pictures (many more remain in the vault of “what happens on a Some Nerve Retreat…”).
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