Issaquah Day Retreat

A week ago, on Saturday, May 5 and on Sunday, May 6, I offered two day retreats at Crystal Creek Yoga Studio in Issaquah.  I offer these day retreats twice a year, in the spring and again in the autumn.  They are very special days.  Crystal Creek Yoga Studio is at Cathy Pierce’s house and yoga studio in Issaquah.  Issaquah is a fairly short drive from Seattle, so in no time at all we find ourselves in the mountains and instantly feel removed from urban life.

Cathy’s house and studio are on Squak Mountain and surrounded by forest.  The air on Squak smells incredible, like pine needles and pure freshness.  The rhododendrons were in bloom and the tulips were out.  We start the day with a yoga session that is active.  The first session goes from 9-12:30, but seems to fly by.  We have a long lead in with warm ups and this class gives us ample time to have a long shavasana with a guided visualization.  Next comes lunch and then a hike on Squak Mountain.  Cathy is an awesome cook and so by noon, we were all wondering what special surprise would be set out on the table!  After lunch, some hike and some people like to stay behind at the house and read or enjoy time on the deck.  We just happened to have a very warm and sunny weekend which added to everyone’s delight!  The afternoon session consists of hip opening, restorative poses, pranayama, and meditation/shavasana.

I will let the photos tell about the day retreats via this short slide show.  Our next Issaquah Day Retreats (intermediate level) will be held on Saturday, October 20 and on Sunday, October 21.  Retreats are small and fill up quickly (Limited to 8 participants).  Let me know if you’d like to sign up and specify which day you can attend.  I will send out a newsletter within a couple weeks and have this retreat posted on my website at that time, too.

Enjoy the slide show (watch it on full screen)!

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