Having enjoyed last year's yoga workshop, I jumped at the chance to attend Meghan Curries' 3 day Exquisite Life workshop this year. It was a great little community of likeminded people who came together to learn, nourish, experience and thrive and I am so grateful to have been there.
On Friday, I arrived at my hotel (review coming soon), and set up shop for a bit of reading and working before the first session. I brought food with me because I'm following a strict diet as I'm trying to get my health back to 100%. Bringing your own food while traveling requires prepping ahead of time, but you can't beat eating what you want to eat and having it ready any time of day.
The first class was an evening class called Intensely Elegant Purification designed to help sift through our layers and let go of what's not needed. Deep twists, hamstring work and intense core work were the root of the playful, sweaty sequencing, and the music was upbeat and the bass shook the floor.
Day two started with a class called Exquisite Metamorphosis. It focused on settling into all sensations - even discomfort - and trying to become a witness of our minds and bodies rather than approaching it with judgement. We started off with a five minute (!!) headstand, and did a lot of shoulder, core and hamstring work before focusing on pressing into handstand. That part was my favorite, as you might already know from my previous post on goals in yoga.
The afternoon class was called Creative Genius. It was a restorative yin class and we got out all the props to fully enjoy it. Asana roll call included deep hip opener after deep hip opener, followed by chest openers and full relaxation. The music featured chanting monks with this drum in the background that sounded like a heartbeat and we melted into poses, hovering in that place you feel just before falling asleep. It was magic.
The final day of practice was a super sweaty, salty, very physical class called Constant Orgasm. The creative sequencing was like a slow motion intricate dance, and culminated in handstands, astavrkasana, and other inversions. It was so good, and a perfect way to end such a dynamic series of workshops.
I'm so grateful that I got to go to the workshops, and am so excited to share what I've learned here on the blog and in my own classes. If you get a chance to attend one of Meghan's workshops, I highly recommend going!
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