If you have to be sick, this yoga center is the place to be sick and to be nurtured.
On Day 4 we celebrated the fire element with our most strenuous yoga practice yet. I felt great as I finished with the wheel as my last posture. Over breakfast we discussed what Windyln, owner and creator of Villa Sumaya, had told us the night before. She felt drawn to this property. After acquiring the land, she found out it is considered to be sacred ground to the Mayans. Once she started building the retreat bungalows and other buildings, the Mayan Shaman elders wanted to speak with her. She had to prove to them she would be a good steward of the land. Because they didn't stop further development, she decided to return ownership to the elders and continue to create the space she had always dreamed of. She now brings people from all …
Kandy chronicles the first day of her Mayan adventure.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Kandy Duke
Monday, January 28
The journey began yesterday at 5:55 am in the Athens Ingles parking lot as the Groome driver pulled up. By 7:30 am I had checked my baggage and was making my way through security lines. With fitness and health in mind for this trip, I decided to hike to Concourse E. Why not get my cardio workout in early in the day? More people would be healthier if they tried walking whenever possible. With a backpack full of protein bars, Yamuna balls, and foot wakers on one shoulder and a yoga mat on the other, I walked briskly for 21 minutes and found my gate. I didn't even use the moving sidewalks. Try it sometime, its not that difficult and it felt much better than be squished up against a bunch of people on the train. After a 3 hour plane ride, …