Zoetry, Punta Cana

Zoetry, Punta Cana

I am finishing a one week vacation at Zoetry Auga in Punta Cana. A destination for me to vacation and be a yoga student again.

Yoga classes at Zoetry are located in the spa and the space is indoors, yet open to the outdoors. Lush green gardens surround the studio inviting the birds and their songs and the temperature is mid 80’s, even at 8:30AM, providing a natural heated studio.

Estefany Vargas is the yoga instructor here. She offers a daily class to the visitors of the resort. The class is a mix of Vinyasa and Hatha styles, and Estefany leads the group in a very calm, strong and encouraging manner. Although her group changes as vacations begin and end, she does not hesitate to get to know us, and help us reach our potential in a posture. She is genuine in her love for the practice.

As an instructor, it is a treat to hang up my teaching hat and practice yoga as a student. It reminds me what it’s like to try a class for the first time; and by the end of the week, what it’s like to participate in a class I am familiar with. It brings a different perspective and deeper understanding of the practice and the process of teaching and learning.

After class, breakfast, and then to the soft sand beach where the sky is deep blue, the ocean is teal with occasional white caps and the greens are varied, deep and bright. After a swim, it is easy to fall back into shavasana. Namaste.

 

 

A New Look

Real estate, yoga and art each have a process, path or journey to travel and I meet many people along the way. Thank you for being here, I am glad our paths have crossed.

Many thanks to the yogis for agreeing to be photographed and many thanks to my tech savvy friend who built the site and taught me a few things along the way. I am grateful for your contributions and happy with the new look!

Making a Mark

Making a mark – so powerful. It proves existence, and change. Where there was nothing, suddenly there is something.

We are as original and unique as each day and live in a world that is constantly changing. Breath by breath, we are part of this constant change, made to make marks, made to create, made to change. The tricky part is not to allow obstacles to stand in the way.

Yoga is a medium that allows us to make a mark upon the body, mind and spirit. Each practice imprints itself upon the internal world and where there was nothing, suddenly there is something, more.

Heated Vinyasa Flow
Latitude Sports Club, Salisbury
Wed 8:00AM Studio 3
Sun 9:30AM Group Fitness Studio
Drop in welcome

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Hello January

Hello January. You are welcome after a busy holiday season. I see yogis returning to the mat, seeking to get back into routines, fighting off winter blues, cold temperatures and working on resolutions.

It is a time of year I spend more time on my mat reflecting inward. Where am I? Where do I want to go? What can I do right now to work towards that goal? What are my true thoughts and intentions? and more importantly, are they being expressed? My time on the mat gives me direction and answers.

When we are fully expressing our true thoughts and intentions, our energy flows like the wind and water, moving freely, unobstructed with direction and purpose; brilliant and clear as the stars on a dark night in January.

Hello January… may the rest of the year be as brilliant and clear as you.


Heated Vinyasa Flow
Latitude Sports Club, Salisbury
Wed 8:00AM Studio 3
Sun 9:30AM Group Fitness Studio
Drop in welcome

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Om for the Holidays

During the holiday season we make great efforts to reach out and connect with others. Whether your holiday season is bustling with people or quieter, be sure to take time to make the most important connection – the one with yourself! It may be over a cup of tea and a cookie, a walk in nature, or if you have a yoga practice, om for the holidays!

Like many, I am in the midst of addressing cards, purchasing gifts, sending and receiving invitations and cooking and baking for the holiday.

Take a moment to see beauty in your surroundings and find peace within your heart and mind. Look for it. It  will always be there in the stars, the frost, a snowflake, in the bonds of family and friendship and in the food we make and share.

Heated Vinyasa Flow
Latitude Sports Club, Salisbury
Wed 8:00AM Studio 3
Sun 9:30AM Group Fitness Studio
Drop in welcome

Image from Pinterest

 

A note from mat

“If you fall, I’ll be there.”

                                    – mat

 

Falling in yoga, into ourselves
head over heals.

See and feel a change,
a new season of you.

 

 

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