The Garden retreat took place at a restored villa in Newburgh, New York. Credit: Emma Grady
This past weekend I escaped the urban jungle that is Manhattan and ventured to upstate New York for a yoga retreat. I had the chance to try out some yoga essentials sent over by Prancing Leopard, an organic cotton yoga apparel company that also has a lovely collection of knit and crochet artisan pieces made through their nonprofit Read the full story on TreeHugger
Just on the heels of returning from hosting my own low-impact yoga retreat, I’ve been reflecting on how happy, invigorated and inspired my retreat guests left. I’ve often thought, if only everyone could experience the personal sense of health and happiness that yoga delivers without requiring massive amounts of energy (unless you’re perhaps practicing Bikram).
To be honest, I didn’t really know what I was getting into when I signed up to cover the Wanderlust Festival. Billed as part yoga retreat and part indie rock festival, sure I’d seen the ads in the paper, but what did that really mean? Would people really be able to focus and center themselves with guitars wailing in the background? Would hipsters really be able to fit in at a place …Read the full story on TreeHugger