The Guatemalan Yoga Adventure: Day 2
Kandy enjoys the happenings in her yoga center.
Day 2 of my adventure began with a 7 am energetic yoga practice. What an amazing view out the temple windows! We gazed at the lake and mountains in the distance while moving through sun salutations.
Each meal has gotten better than the meal before. I could definitely live as a vegetarian in this place.
Villa Sumaya is known for the array of body workers they have on staff. Of course, I had to be the first in our party to try the most esoteric one listed. Why not? I always figure I can take what makes sense and leave the rest.
So, after lunch I met Linda in the Ganesh Healing Hut for a Shamanic session. She passes a free range chicken egg over the body and then breaks the egg into a glass of water. With this technique, Linda interprets people's energy fields. I have to admit she had some rather profound comments which I shared with our group. There were a lot of oohs and ahhs.
In the afternoon, several of us hiked to the nearby village, Santa Cruz. Since we knew we had another yoga practice coming and the last half of the walk was very steep, we ended up taking a tuk-tuk part way back and a boat the rest of the way. Afterwards I drank an incredible smoothie at the Green Goddess juice bar and shopped in the onsite Spirit Dog Boutique.
Our evening yoga practice included chanting with drums and a harmonium. The sounds of the group reverberated through the temple and seemed to make it radiant.
I learned several new variations of yoga postures that I can't wait to share with my students. My evening ended with a relaxing soak in the whirlpool after dinner and another blissful night of sleep.