What did you do this weekend? That’s often what working people ask themselves. It’s delightful to say that this weekend was about self-care and sisterhood for me. I was invited to participate in a SUP YOGA mini retreat in Bucerias last Sunday and it turned out to be a magical day with positive, nurturing women sharing and taking care of themselves in a tropical, quaint location just a few blocks from the ocean water.
About ten women ranging in age from their early twenties to their sixties congregated to enjoy a day of holistic restoration led by Sasha Novell – Solacito and Natalie Whiteside of SUP Yoga Vallarta.
The morning began with the women paddling out into the ocean in the early morning to do a gentle yoga class on their stand up paddleboards on the ocean.
Throughout the day, we had yoga classes, enjoyed fresh, whole foods and inspiring workshops. My workshop during the retreat was about restoring emotional well being with essential oils and using other tools to help restore a happy, empowered emotional state. Kim McPherson taught us how to make chocolate and led a wisdom question in a beautiful heartfelt womens’ circle around a hot tub.
By the end of the day, we all felt renewed and rejuvenated while having made some new, engaging connections with other women.
Being a part of a retreat like this, while also participating in it, is a great reminder of how important self-care is in our lives. Women are often busy nurturing others and often put themselves last. Mini get-aways can reaffirm how necessary it is put the same amount if not more nurturing in ourselves as we do to others. That way, our cup runneth over and we can continue to do the amazing work we all do as women.
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