Life. Yoga. Joy.
Inspiring a life with smiles...™
A week ago I was lying on the floor in Savasana while the Kundalini teacher, Randy Ueda, at Yoga Tribe in Huntington Beach, rocked out on his gong.
I realize that the phrase "rocked out" is not often applied to corpse pose activities. Trust me on this though, it was both rockin' and relaxing at the same time.
Now instead of floating in a calming state my brain was on hyperdrive thinking back to early in May when I was rocking out with MC Yogi and DJ Drez at Wanderlust 108 in San Diego. Something about the gong was practically giving me a hallucinogenic flashback...so instead of fighting the feeling, I went with it.
For those of my peeps who are kind enough to keep reading my blog, you may recall that I had an awesome experience at Wanderlust 108 in Los Angeles. When I had booked the event, I was so excited to be participating that I also booked the San Diego event, not realizing that they were back-to-back weekends. Fortunately the SigO is not only a good sport, but a complete one-man organized entourage, so he didn't even blink twice when he realized that two of his weekends were now circling around yoga-life.
FULL DISCLOSURE: The SigO does not do yoga. Yep, not only is he a confirmed omnivore, but my lovely partner-in-life is also not a yogi. He did take a class once at Innerglow Yoga in Massachusetts with the amazing Tracy Peterson - which he enjoyed - but says that currently yoga and veganism are not his thing...I'm convinced he will change his mind ....eventually... ;) Until then, peace and respect for our differing lifestyles...
The event in San Diego was held on Mother's Day. The 5k (which my Strava is convinced was more like 2.8 miles) meandered around a park complete with families, people walking puppy doggies, and the occasional jogger looking bewildered at where all those tribal marked people came from. This time, I was flying solo for the event, although the SigO was totally kind enough to wait around to cheer and snap pics of me smiling as I huffed and puffed my way through the run.
I'm still on the run/walk version of running. BIG GOAL: Getting through a 5k while actually running the whole time. I'll get there! Feel free to send me encouragement and advice to help with this goal.
The yoga session with Chelsey Korus was just as pumped and inspiring as it was a week earlier (thanks Chelsey!), DJ Drez's spins were pumped, MC Yogi was his usual jacked up inspiration, and the meditation was fabulous. This time my bonus class was Slackening with the YogaSlackers. I was terrible (with no pics as proof but really who would lie about being awful?) BUT had so much fun in the short demo class, that I signed up for the two hour class at the YogaJournal Live event in San Diego in June!
Yep, that's right San Diego, I'll see you next month! And a special shoutout to the SigO's Navy buddies and their wives - it was wonderful finally meeting all of you! Can't wait to hang out again!
A few quick tips for my travel buddies:
Can't wait for my next yogi-adventure. Drop me a line and let me know about any more fabulous festivals I should attend! Peace and love until next time...May you find your true north...with smiles....
Samantha Eve, a