This is the first of a series of posts about my recent trip to Mexico. The first week was spent at a yoga camp with some girlfriends and another ten days was spent traveling with my sister. Catching up, slowing down, cultural immersion, and time in the sun all proved long overdue and much needed. It goes without saying that food was a big part of the travels, too…
Rare trips where you get to spend time with an old friend are such a gift. I’ve known my friend Kate for over 20 years, and we rarely get to see one another but when we do it’s like we haven’t skipped a beat. As if that wasn’t enough amazingness to absorb, we had a third, Danielle, who Kate has known forever but I had never met…what a gem!
We were at a small yoga retreat on the beach in Troncones, which is about 30 minutes by car from Zihuatenejo, in the state of Guerrero. Kate (an interior designer) and Danielle (an attorney) both own their own businesses, like I do. We were all desperate to carve out some time where we could focus on ourselves and simply not have obligations or a schedule. A much needed regroup, if you will, in a beautiful setting and with great friends.
The food, staff, grounds and architecture at our place were fantastic, and other than a day trip to Zihuatenejo, we stayed in our small resort. Being in one place was important…usually when I travel I really push to see as much as I can (which I love), but it was so nice to be able to widen the scope and let my head fill with dreams and loves and ideas…or nothing. Nowhere to go, no phone calls, no meetings…just letting the days unfold as they may.
Days were spent meditating (not my strong suit, but I’m learning), doing yoga (on what might be the most beautiful and peaceful yoga platform ever), and simply sitting on the beach while watching the birds. Egrets, pelicans, turns, cranes, and gulls put on a real show. We also indulged in bodywork with some of the best practitioners I’ve ever experienced. Swimming, walking, reading, and napping were also high on the priority list.
Nights were spent catching up, chatting, and enjoying healthy meals of locally caught seafood. We may have even enjoyed a few drinks.
I could get more into specifics (which I will do on subsequent posts…) but to be honest with you, I didn’t write down any notes. Enjoyed for the sake of enjoyment and nothing else, the week in Troncones was a gift. I hope you have a chance to carve out time to do the same. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones. xox