DEEP RETREAT: Our newest addition to the team
Below we share moments from our first Deep Retreat in Montana at The Feathered Pipe.
Hard to explain profound weeks. Hard to explain in words what actually happens when people come together in silence and study, not just any kind of topic too - topics about ending death and overcoming time, and ending all sickness and being free from mental afflictions forever.
A week where no one was on intoxicants - well okay there were a few almond butter jars emptied and some serious vegan gluten free cakes enjoyed with coffee - but all in all we spent most of our time sitting on the floor on cushions, talking philosophy, closing our eyes, laying on pranayama set ups, building up towards 5 minute headstands, experimenting with skin brushing and neti pots, working through sanskrit verses slowly but surely, and reclining at the end with the setting sun of autumn.
Golden leaves fell, then it snowed, followed by rain, the sun came out, rainbows were made and it all seemed to go hand in hand with what we were working on inside, not only inside the lodge, but deep inside our minds, body and hearts.
When you go in, giving yourself some days to drop in, stop using money or texting too much, spend all your time on teachings, well, magic does happen. And when you come out, slowly as well of course to honor the fragility of the work, you cannot wait to go back in. And maybe even further next time.
Jamie walking to the Teachers Cabin, pre snow.
The trees were so golden and bright in Montana when we first arrived. The week gave us the many ranges of seasons all in one week. Locals said it was unusual, but we knew why it was happening. Practice works.
Is this picture upside down or right side up?
Waking up to snow, a new one for OCTOBER 5th!
Various reactions to snow day, Heather, Jamie & Jordan
By this time they had removed the teepee covers, but it was still pretty seeing even the skeleton of this incredible little summer home.
Yes. The Bathhouse. Where many late night saunas and hot tubs too place. And our angel Michael rubbed down the over yogaed bodies.
A special Buddha Stupa on the hill. Tibetan Prayers blowing in the wind.
Group pic, minus the beauty Olivia Corwin and Raj Barker. Our hearts broke when we saw the incredible list of friends coming to this. Teachers and practitioners who really were ready to take on a much more strenuous yoga retreat.
Jamie and Heather celebrating the last moments of retreat!!!
Jordan, Jamie and Heather. Obligatory Dumb Yoga Shot.
More coming in the Future. Keep your eyes out for DEEP RETREAT 2017!