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Saturday after the Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat ~ the playing

Our first wide open, uncommitted, untangled, footloose day at Lake Alpine dawned with blue skies. Those who’d registered in time for our Early Bird qualification, were gifted these two additional free nights stay to play! We dug into our breakfast … Continue reading

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Friday of the Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat ~ the Ending

Our final day of the Retreat begins quiet, stillness surrounding our yoga with just the waves lapping between asanas. But shortly, frivolity skittered at the breakfast table. Our attentive Chef Kim had planned for us decadent French Toast topped with fresh … Continue reading

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Tuesday of the Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat

The brilliant blue sky came to life as the sun peaked the ridge, flooding our Ponderosa Cabin with golden light. While we are gathering ourselves together to head down to the yoga rocks, Jean is already busy at work in her journal … Continue reading

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Sunday of the Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat, The Beginning

Having arrived a couple days early, Jean and I knew the rugged, magnificent country waiting. All those driving up to Lake Alpine for the first time were coming through Sacramento, then weaving along California’s Gold Country towns and the final … Continue reading

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2012 Journaling Retreat ~ Friday

An odd energy is present . . .  we all know this is our final morn of structured retreat. For me, there’s kind of an aching in the air. We trundle down to our sunny yoga spot and once nested in, …

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2012 Journaling Retreat ~ Wednesday

Elaine Frenett - 2012 Journaling Retreat, Wednesday

Another unbelievably beautiful mountain morn greets us. Once more we savor our sun warmed yoga and I believe one of our participants captured the essence of her yoga experience perfectly. Once back to the cabin we are treated to one … Continue reading

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2012 Journaling Retreat ~ Tuesday

Elaine Frenett 2012 Journaling Retreat - Tuesday

A lovely Tuesday poured sunshine across the Sierras. Up to greet the morn and down to the silent shoreline for our yoga. We get back to smile into our zucchini, goat cheese and basil fritatta…

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2012 Journaling Retreat ~ Monday

The quiet cabin squeaks and yawns as the first full day of our Retreat awakens. Up, washed, brushed and relatively awake, first on our agenda: our yoga practice. The fifteen minute meander spills out on a jutting granite point, flattened and perfect … Continue reading

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2011 Retreat ~ Friday Booking & Farewells

Our final formal morn of the Retreat, we follow our now group pattern of sun sprinkled yoga, then, a invigorating breakfast (freshly made Apple-Pecan Turnovers with Steamy Coffee). With a brief interlude between breakfast and working, the girls get hooked on this … Continue reading

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2011 ~ The Thursday of Dancing Clouds & Catfish

This glistening Thursday shown with turquoise blue skies and warm sunshine. After our mornin’ yoga and a savory breakfast of Seasonal Fruit & Fresh Oat, Banana, and Pecan Muffins and Hard Boiled Eggs, we bustle, getting ready for our hike. We’d … Continue reading

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