I’ve really struggled to put pen to paper this week. I’m just not sure there are words to describe how amazing this past week was; even though I’m sore, exhausted and behind on about three days worth of work (ahem, ok, five days), I’ve been waking up each morning since we got back into town feeling invigorated, inspired and refreshed….and empowered.
The Fit Approach EMPOWER Retreat in Sonoma was everything I thought it would be and so much more than I even knew that it could be; it was a weekend full of sweat, sunshine, girlfriends, wine, laughter and most of all empowerment. I think Carolyn, one of our EMPOWER retreaters and long time friends of mine summed it up best when she said the weekend was about supporting one another to do things we didn’t even know that we could do.
The EMPOWER Retreat was truly about more than just yoga, running and wine, it was about coming together to inspire, support and lift each other up as a community. And in this particular time and political climate, I honestly can’t think of a more important message to be spreading; we should be shouting empowerment from our rooftops and encouraging women everywhere – no matter what – to support and lift each other up – to demonstrate how strong we are both individually and also collectively.
If you missed out on the trails, the yoga, the HIIT workouts…the wine…and of course the amazing goodies, make sure you sign up for the EMPOWER Race + Yoga Festival happening this August 4-6,2017 in the beautiful Bay Area, CA. And stay tuned for details on our next EMPOWER Retreat which will take place in Vancouver (in beautiful BC!).
From the first hill we climbed…
to the last….
to each and every chair pose….
and every push-up…
the cannonballs into a freezing cold pool…
to the laughter…
I am forever inspired by the group of women who came together to spread joy, community, strength and love with one another.
Take me back to Sonoma…..
Stay sweaty friends!