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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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Early Spring Campin’ and Red Lily Calm

Ok, we’ve traveled through the full spectrum of camping. We moved out of the tent camping, starting with pop-up campers when we first moved to Oregon, even took a leap into the RV world towing a vehicle (you remember my Mexico tales, right?) … with a…

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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

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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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Monday's Makings at the Women's Retreat

Having slumbered with visions of swaying pine trees, lapping lakes and creative genius dancing in our dreams, we all were up early. The first activity is to amble down and nest into a cozy spot on the granite peninsula at the west end of the shore. Fla…

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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 ~ 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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Third Annual Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat – with Elaine Frenett and Jean Warren

Elaine Frenett - Alpine Women's Journaling Retreat 2012

Third Annual Women’s Journaling Alpine Retreat – with Elaine Frenett and Jean Warren Love yoga on the lake, hiking among the pines and meals by a gourmet chef? The quiet lake, creative’s energy, autumn crispness and 2 professional instructors are just waiting for you!! Only THREE remaining slots available! Dates: September 9-14, 2012 Location: Lake Alpine …

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