A new student arrived at breakfast. J is also from Yorkshire, England, and has a natural health business and farm. Her friend L is joining us later today. It is totally fascinating to meet everyone and hear their stories. So many of us seem to be on the same kind of journey. More than one of us commented that we're totally living "Eat Pray Love"!
Beaching with A and L
L texted me this after we met. Two peas in a pod? I think so.
At 10 am, we headed downstairs to the yoga studio. It was all set up for class and it was our first chance to meet our main teacher, Michelle Kaminski. Michelle has an amazing biography and has studied with famous gurus all over India. She has a fantastic yoga body and looks a lot like Mellisa Hollingsworth (the Canadian Olympic skeleton racer). Our first class began with everyone sharing a bit about themselves and why we were there. Next was breathing techniques (pranayama) and stretching to warm up. Then we began our physical postures (asanas), ending with an extremely relaxing savasana guided by Michelle's voice. I couldn't believe that two hours were over already!
This was followed by an amazing lunch by Chef Leonardo--Eggplant Parmigiana (my favourite), salad with all kinds of vegetables including avocado, fava (mashed chick peas with lemon and olive oil), and more homemade whole wheat bread. Yum.