Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Belize Yoga Retreat - The Best Parts (continued)

My absolute favorite night of the retreat was our final night together on Ambergris Caye before the rest of the group moved on to the Mountain Pine Ridge area for the rain forest portion of their stay here in Belize.

We were taken to a private sandbar in the lagoon (Im pretty sure it was lagoon and not sea - but it's very hard to tell in certain areas) and treated to relaxing, live music provided by one of the islands well-known drummers while we did yoga and watched another beautiful sunset...

Walking to our destination..
Maybe 10 feet at it's widest point
the rest of it...
Everyone getting set up for sunset yoga
Even though things weren't exactly as I was hoping for, I felt really, really lucky to be a part of the group on this last night and blessed - a word I don't use often - to be able to participate in this final yoga session here on such a special place. (So thank you, YogaPeach, for including me!)

Zac performing on the sandbar at sunset - drums, bells, singing bowls...
**Singing bowls produce sounds which invoke a deep state of relaxation which naturally assists one in entering into meditation, the ultimate goal being enlightenment. They are a quintessential aid to meditation, and can be found on private Buddhist altars, and in temples, monasteries and meditation halls throughout the world**

Just.... gorgeous
 After our yoga session, and once the sun was just about retired for the evening, we were treated to a fire dance performance by Lara from Romantic Travel Belize




 "Fire is never static. It moves continuously like our breath. When your inner light is soft and expansive, it can burn forever. If we let our inner fire rage in anger and negativity, we can burn out quickly. Find the balance of fueling your inner fire with your passion without being consumed with your own needs and desires. Let your light be eternal."bb   (from yogaatyourplace.blogspot.com)

Another special surprise of the evening was having a professional photographer come along to take pictures of all of us, and I'm super excited to see how they turn out! If I get a copy of any of them, I'll definitely share with you :)

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