It is a long and winding drive up into the hills from the wine-country of Calistoga to Harbin's hidden valley. Once there the peace and beauty began to work its magic again as I slipped into those warm and healing waters. It seems to be one of those rare places where the plants, the trees and the animals live in harmony with humans. The deer and wild turkeys like us wander around the property eating, resting and connecting with each other with ease and a simple reverence for life.
Once again Patricia brought together an amazing group of women who created a welcoming sanctuary, delicious nourishing food and the perfect setting for seventy women from around the world to drop deep into a healing and empowering practice of Yoga.
Victor taught a day for men and I dived into the feminine with a great crowd of women! We moved and danced and sank deep into our inner worlds to heal and find back long hidden parts of ourselves.
We then gave three days together with many old friends and new ones joining. The classes were held in a large conference hall belonging to a dairy farm. Once again Jock, Molly's husband and Bev with Bernd who had just arrived from Germany, spent hours transforming it into a temple with a huge Batik hanging of Ganesha, all of Molly's colourful sarongs and masses of beautiful flowers. It was a warm and joyful experience for us all! Endless gratitude for all the love and hospitality we received in Chapel Hill.
Even the weather was refreshing during these wonderful four days in which our friendship became the binding force to shedding new light onto the practice of yoga, in which the breath became the leading force by which we traveled into our inner world. With many thanks to Rama Jyoti Vernon for connecting all of us with the knowledge from the Vedas. A great compliment to our friends Zoreh and Charlie, who went out of their way to make this event a great success!
This is the familiar view that I have seen for many years and now that the leaves have fallen and Mark and Carrie are in the process of selling their house, this is my goodbye to this house also! Thank you Mark for your work to get this course up and running. I really did enjoy seeing all the people that came to your studio....With love, Victor.
The Yellow Autumn in Yellow Springs
We did get a feedback about how helpful it seems to be if you have the chance to be in a longer workshop from the beginning to the end. It gives one a chance to get deep inside and after getting a more clear vision of the internal flow of energy, the active practice makes much more sense....
We are grateful that Patricia and her great helpers were once again there to give us all a chance to be together for a 5 day course. Thank you Patricia and Andrew for hosting us!!!