All in the Family

Funny how I was not surprised when my cousin Lilina told me she is considering getting her yoga certification!  I think this love of yoga must run in the family.

After years of being a nurse, my sister Nora decided to get her yoga teaching certification and she has been teaching yoga full time in Valparaiso, Indiana.  And she is a masterful teacher! Here is a photo of Nora and me in Umbria, Italy two years ago:

Nora and Fran in Umbria

Nora and Fran in Umbria

And most recently, my cousin Michael visited and I invited him to do yoga with me.  He had never done yoga before, but he could have fooled me!  He went into every pose with such ease and grace.  Here he is arching over a log at the Sol Duc River in the Olympic Peninsula:

Michael arching over a log

Michael arching over a log

And these yogis start young!  My cousin Lilina sent me these two photos of her adorable children doing Tree Pose:

Lola in Tree Pose

Lola in Tree Pose

Orlando joins his sister in Tree Pose

Orlando joins his sister in Tree Pose

Well, because I so enjoyed having yogi-cousin Michael visit, I thought I would share this short slide show I put together of his time here with us in Washington.  Like us, he loves to hike, fish, camp, so that is what we did.  Lots of time spent in the wilderness and some time spent in the city (Seattle):

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow
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