My San Diego STAYcation is progressing with style! I am breaking out of ordinary routines and allowing myself to take in new experiences.
I had hoped that this summer I would take my experiences to new heights and go sky diving. That idea sounded great, but was quickly vetoed by my darling fiance. He wants me to make it to the wedding.
No biggie — what’s an incredibly safe activity I could undertake? Something new, fun and firmly routed on the ground.
Last week, Erik and I were delighted to have two great high schools friends (just married!) visit from New York City. The boys took a day to play golf in Coronado, leaving me with the opportunity to bring Danielle out for a West Coast adventure.
I contacted my yoga studio (I go to Sculpt Fusion) and asked about private sessions. The owners (so helpful!) paired me with Merideth, an expert yoga teacher and Thai masseuse.
We met Merideth at 10:00 a.m. on the grassy knoll called Powerhouse Park. We set up our mats overlooking the pristine Del Mar beach; the crashing waves were the perfect back drop.
For 2 hours we practiced a series of yoga poses, called a Vinyasa flow. Merideth led us through meditations, adjusted our poses and used peppermint oils to massage our muscles. AMAZING!
I was nervous that I would be distracted by beach goers, but it was surprisingly easy to concentrate. Merideth helped Danielle and I focus on our breath and tune out the world around us. The ocean became a hazy backdrop and the lookie loos around us disappeared.
Without question, this was a phenomenal morning. The workout was serious; we left exhausted but energized.
If you have even the slightest interest in yoga, I highly recommend enjoying a private session every now and again. The personal attention is so great if you want to better posture and well… the massage aspect doesn’t exactly hurt!