Love and Truth – A women’s retreat with Cathy Connors and Emily McGill August 7-9; Alpine meadows

Please join Cathy Connors and Emily Robinson McGill for a very special women’s retreat. We will have our own private chalet for the weekend in Alpine Meadows.

This retreat will be led with love, compassion and the safest of places for a beautiful community of women. Know that some of you will come together knowing each other already, others will be new to this sisterhood and will be warmly welcomed. This retreat is about truth and love. You finding more of both in your time and at your pace.

Cathy and Emily have spent many years through yoga, writing and self exploration, to create a path that allows us to stand in our truth. A path that is every changing and challenging. Know we are by your sides as we go through this together. As our truth continues to rise to the surface, as we all grow each moment we find the need to surround ourselves with good friends that can love us while we learn to love ourselves.

While this retreat is “Truth and Love”, you will find power, strength and support. We believe this is needed for so many of us as we hold our families together, hold our partners up and generally multi-task so much in our day to day.
To quote Rolf Gates, “We are not pushing forward and we are not standing still.” To us this is the definition of self awareness with grace, love and kindness.

This retreat will be what YOU want it to be. There will be yoga, hiking, meditation, amazing food and a few beautiful surprises to be cherished with a group of amazing women.

Double and Single Rooms Available.

$795- Single
$595- Double

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Here’s another update from Leap yogini Brittany… reflections from her first day at Peace Retreat.

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If you haven’t decided yet where you are going, then you cannot be lost.

If you would have asked me one year ago where I was going, I could have told you with certainty. Today I am not going there anymore.

If you would have asked me five years ago where I was going, you would have received a completely different answer, with just as much as certainty. Today I am not going there anymore.

Yet for all of the so-called certainty in my chosen path, I’ve spent a lot of time filled with the anxiety of wondering how I was going to get there. Every detour and obstacle seemed like an insurmountable challenge. Today I am much happier and calmer. I’ve learned how to live in the present moment, accepting each day’s gifts and challenges, and finding the opportunities behind each closed door.Costa Rica_1

Practicing yoga and receiving support from the LEAP community has played a vital role in my transformation. Because of the love and inspiration I’ve experienced at the studio, I have set out on my first solo international adventure. I hope this blog inspires you to find love, inspiration and an adventure of your own.

May 12, 2014

Costa Rica retreat (1)Rule #1 of Traveling with an Open Heart: Listen to others around you and don’t be afraid to speak up if you have something to offer. Kindred spirits will not only accept your gift of experience and advice with gratitude, but can share with you from their own experience as well.

As I was sitting at the table in the restaurant in the George Bush International Airport I overheard a young waitress talking to another female patron about how she was unsure of her path in life and that she may be interested in pursuing medicine or even surgery. I looked right at her and said, “You should talk to me.”

They both looked at me, a little astounded. “Why? Are you a surgeon?” I paused for a moment. “I was.”Costa Rica retreat (2)

Our conversation evolved into an interesting discussion about what happens when we are searching for something more on this journey through life. We talked about education, careers, and what it means to truly be healthy and to inspire health in others. I learned so much from each of them and by the end I felt much closer to each one and even felt that I had learned so much more about myself.

When you really listen to what you are saying about yourself while speaking with strangers, you find out what you think about who you really are. That is such an important lesson that many of us miss. How often do you listen to yourself in a conversation?

I arrCosta Rica retreat (3)ived at Peace Retreat late at night. It was very dark and there were many strange and wonderful sounds being produced by the local fauna. Immediately I started to feel like I was out of my comfort zone.Costa Rica retreat (4)

Rule #2 of Traveling with an Open Heart: Let go of expectations and start having experiences. I looked outside at the hundreds of fireflies buzzing around, and I remembered seeing them throughout my childhood summers in Wisconsin. I could feel the weight of the humidity in the air, and realized it was not unlike the weather I’d felt before in the Midwest and the South. Though this place is unfamiliar, perhaps it is not quite as uncomfortable as I thought. More tomorrow.

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 This week a group of LEAPers are headed to Peace Retreat in beautiful Costa Rica for a yoga immersion adventure! Brittany, one of the yoginis on the trip, will be sharing her experience. Here’s a little introduction to Brittany:

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I came to Leap Yoga about 6 months ago looking to add a new dimension to my fitness routine. I never imagined that what I would gain was a deeper insight into myself through the beautiful inspiration of the teachers, assistants, staff and fellow yogis. I am still discovering my path to helping inspire health in others and learning that instruction and inspiration can come from many non-traditional sources.

I am looking forward to discovering more about how yoga can improve health and support holistic wellness as I travel to Costa Rica with Leap Yoga. I hope my blog posts can inspire others to make yoga more than just exercise. 

Namaste, Brittany