Greetings from Puerto Rico! I'm on the island of Vieques for a four-day yin/yang yoga retreat with 19 other yogis and Kevin and Danielle, our leaders. It's a nice respite from late winter in Washington, D.C.
We are staying at La Finca Caribe, an eco-friendly lodge in the heart of the island. La Finca reminds me of Dean Mountain* transported to the Caribbean. Think: Rough-hewn wood floors, a generous wrap-round, covered porch with sweeping vistas of lush flowering trees, coconut trees and more.
Vieques is a beautifully unspoiled tropical paradise. Around the island thus far, I’ve seen wild horses, roosters, chickens and chicks. And, I’ve heard the local wild dogs.
I have been actively disengaging from city life, one breath at a time. Over the last two days I've indulged in lots of meditation and yoga, including a fabulous practice on the beach ... complete with said wild horses and a dog carrying dinner -- a just-caught iguana -- in his mouth. And I've been fed by rolling chants of OMmm, showers of solar-heated water and massage.
Oh, I've met some interesting beings ... photos to come.
Island retreats are divine.
* My sister’s off-the-grid homestead in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State.