|I pulled over to snap a shot on my way up the mountain.|
|The view I saw this weekend from my bed!|
“We practice with our minds set on whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent or praiseworthy (Phil 4:8); not with our minds emptied. We meditate on the wisdom of God’s Word (Psalm 119:9-16, 26-27); not on man’s wisdom. We seek the transcendence and glory of God; not our own.”-Holy Yoga website
Unfortunately, I contracted the dreaded Flu last month and later pneumonia! It was horrifying, my breath was so short I couldn’t talk. I spent all that week in bed. In the following days I had trouble sleeping and went online. It occurred to me that although I had never heard of “Christian Yoga”; I wanted to Google it. Turns out, it sprouted at Saddle Back Church (Rick Warrens’ of The Purpose Driven Life book). There are studios all over Orange County by minitries called Holy Yoga and Yaweh Yoga!
I was stunned and excited and began to learn more. I checked the event list and noticed there was a Yoga retreat in Idyllywild, CA I could drive to. I was enthralled! With ideas of opening my own studio- coupled with having felt I could take my yoga practice to a new level by integrating worship music, Scripture… . I really, really, wanted to go! With only one day notice (and a getaway planned with Patrick) I knew he would be wary.
I went to bed last Thursday not sure if I would attend hours later. During my deep slumber I felt a warmness and energy infuse my body and a glimpse of the retreat, it jolted me awake at 3:33 am and I knew with 100% certainty that I HAD to go.
I texted the retreat coordinator around 9 am. My hubby said “I didn’t even say it was O.K”. I said “I know, but I must go”. Go I did