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Barbara Voiner, Berkeley

When we first came to the USA many many years ago the teaching was mostly about technique and training but now most students have found their own practice and we are more concerned with the 'energy body' and an internal exploration. This is both exciting and challenging and the classes are deeply rewarding. We loved our time with old and new friends at Namaste!

This is Barbara Voiner in her home, our beloved friend who begged us to return to Berkeley and helped to organise a wonderful weekend hosted by the Namaste Yoga studio. The light effect may be a fault of the camera but I like it as she is a person filled with light and love!

My brother David

From Harbin we went up to Vancouver Island, BC, Canada to see my brother David and his wife Ulana. Here is David. He is a professor of Oceanography now retired and his passion is photographing birds and animals in Nature.
Ulana is a doctor and a great cook so we enjoyed good food and stayed in their beautiful house in the room my parents lived in for many years.

My brother David

This is the church of St. Stephen where my parents worshipped and shared in the community life for many years. It is the oldest church in British Columbia.

Their ashes are interred in the yard behind... a place they chose for the peace and beauty and beautiful view of rolling hills.

Harbin Hot Springs, California

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.

Picture of Harbin hot pool

Harbin hot pool

Picture of Three happy women at Harbin Retreat!

Three happy women at Harbin Retreat!

Picture of End of the Retreat celebrations and bubbles from Dorthe to mark my 75th Birthday!

End of the Retreat celebrations and bubbles from Dorthe to mark my 75th Birthday!

Picture of Patricia and Angela at the end of the retreat.

Patricia and Angela at the end of the retreat.

Asheville, North Carolina

Our first stop was Asheville where we celebrated Victor's Uncle Jaap's 100th birthday. Here he is with Victor and our Birthday cards. What a wonderful man! We dined at a great restaurant and he entertained us all!


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