A few weeks ago, on September 30th, I had a reunion with some of the participants from last summer’s Yoga on the Beach Retreat. It was a very special reunion in that I went over to Bainbridge Island to see Genevieve’s (and Elizabeth’s) beautiful home and garden. We went wild mushroom hunting in a secret spot in a forest, met Genevieve’s charming boyfriend who is a fisherman in Alaska, enjoyed his smoked salmon, went on a sunset hike though a forest to Gazzam Lake where we did yoga amongst the trees, gathered organic food from the garden, cooked together, and basically enjoyed a wonderful time with some dynamic women and fellow yoginis! Here is the day and evening outing in photos:
Christine reaches for a chanterelle in the forest! I have been sworn to secrecy as to where this forest is!
On the trail in search of chanterelles!
Chanterelles, cleaned and ready for roasting
Freshly picked Pears and Greens
Alaskan smoked salmon!
Gazzam Lake Trail
Genevieve doing Yoga in the Forest!
Christine stretching her legs in the Forest
Grace: Brooklyn meets Forest
Yoga in the Forest
Hiking boots/Trail shoes and Yoginis Unite
Fran and Genevieve playfully do yoga in the forest: Navasana
Enchanted by the Forest: Grace (recently moved to the Pacific Northwest from New York City!)
Christine: Eagle in Forest
Eagles trying to balance on uneven forested earth
Muscles! Gigantic Roasting Pan filled to the brim with veggies
Doesn't get any fresher than this: Garden Salad with edible nasturtiums
The apple and blueberry cobbler we never got to taste! ;-( We suddenly realized how late it was and we had to dash to catch a late night ferry back to Seattle, foregoing this lovely cobbler!