Erin and I have been absent from TheGymCrashers for a few weeks because we were fortunate enough to go on a yoga/meditation retreat in Phuket, Thailand as a part of our Doctorate program. If you are interested in this type of experience, then we highly recommend contacting Kim Roberts and setting something up. She is simply amazing!
The experience: This yoga and meditation retreat was truly amazing!! It far and away surpassed my expectations. I attribute much of this to Kim Roberts and her gracious leadership. She was able to take a group of students who ranged from beginners to advanced yogis and make it a personal growth experience for each one of us. I am amazed at her ability to introduce seemingly simple concepts (like compassion) and explore them in such a way that induced new insights and inspired me to think and behave in ways I have never considered. Using mindfulness, I gained an awareness of my thought patterns and how these thoughts impact my mental and physical health. When I arrived I had little meditation experience. Now, I have a deeper understanding of the numerous benefits that a meditation practice provides. In addition, I feel confident leading myself and others through a practice of mindfulness. This is a tool that benefits me personally and professionally. In just one week, Kim helped strengthen my body, my soul, and my mind. What a fantastic gift! So, it is with deep, sincere, and unwavering gratitude that I say: Thank you, Kim. You have touched my life and I feel truly blessed to have crossed paths with you. I hope that I am fortunate enough to be in your presence again someday. Namaste.
For more information on this experience see blog: http://thailandstudyabroad2013.blogspot.com