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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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“Emerging Artist” Scholarship Awarded ~ 2013′s Momentum

Rebecca LaMonte

Late July, we began receiving applications for the ”Emerging Artist” Scholarship we offer yearly at the Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat. Jean and I spent time perusing the intent and experience behind the words – finding one young lady that particularly stood out!

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Retreat 2013 ~ Preparation

As summer spills across our lives, Jean and I are excitedly whispering about the Fourth Annual Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat. We have our reservations secured for the Ponderosa and the Sequoia Cabins and have begun weaving thru our upstart of … Continue reading

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Retreat’s Thursday flows into Saturday

elaine frenett

My Thursday at the Women’s Retreat just echoed another day in paradise, with no relief in sight! After arising early (yes, only the quiet fishermen we up on the lake at the same time), awareness-awakening yoga, and another amazing breakfast, I introduc…

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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 ~ Thursday

Elaine Frenett 2012 Journaling Retreat, Lake Alpine, California

Our Thursday dawned just as another day in paradise. Mornin’ yoga glistened with silence only broken by a far off fishermen’s gliding boat. Once back to the cabins, Izzy had laid out a feast for our eyes as well as our … Continue reading

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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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New Website for Artist Elaine Frenett!

I love working for artists! Like anyone else, I get tired working at my computer for so many hours each day, but the beauty of their work makes it a pleasure from which I never tire. Elaine’s watercolors are a prime example ~ I felt so refreshed after completing her new website! Please visit it, […]

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