After waking up in the plush comfort at George & TJ's, we heading up the mountain for a 10am class at the Lucy Tent, Hip Opening & Twists with Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman. It was our first class taken together as a family, with both girls-ever. The conversation in the car was something like this:
Carly: Who's Rodney Yee?
Haley: He's a FAMOUS Yoga teacher Carl's
Carly: Oh, cool.
(The fact that my kids were having this conversation was...amusing.)
Anyway, The Lucy tent was at full capacity, but we found a spot for our mats at the back. During the practice, I kept looking over at my awesome girls and couldn't stop smiling. My thinking at the time was: What if I had been introduced to yoga, and this way of thinking when I was twelve, or seven for that matter? What is the potential for their growth and their practice-beginning at such an early age?
It is a question I may have to answer in 20 years or so. I'll get back to you on that.
So-after the (totally awesome and yes "Epic" class) we grabbed some empanadas and headed for the gondola to take a scenic ride to the top of the mountain. The ride was fabulously beautiful, what can I say? Except that we should all take this opportunity to take a gondola ride in Summer, as it was, you guessed it- Epic. (but full disclosure, the black flies were also epic, so bring your bug repellent stuff when you do go)
Anyway, we picked flowers and enjoyed the cool breezes, it was probably a full 10 degrees cooler on the top of the mountain and the views were pretty freakin' spectacular.
Next we relaxed by the pond and the girls got hennas by the lovely ladies at Heartfire Henna. Their booth is over by the Hoopnotica Playground.
Lastly, Randy and I took one more class with Margaret Pitkin, Mythic Flow: Kali Ma, which was just incredible in the beautiful Saddleback tent with the mountains as our backdrop. I learned some variations on the Pigeon Pose that were so releasing. During our class, we gave the girls some freedom to hang out by the pond and they reported back to us that they meditated. (without provocation, awesome)
I can truly say, What a great (epic) day!!
“The true miracle is not walking on water or walking in air, but simply walking on this earth.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh