Thirty-year old Big Boy – star of the weekend!  Between Dane’s exquisitely poetic education on growing grapes and wine-making, and Ross’ Halleck’s eloquence and passion about the inherent divinity in savoring wine… I believe we all had our eyes opened, mouths watering, head happily spinning!

I extend a special round of applause to the three new yogis (David, Akiko and Patrick) who so bravely got back on the mat after the first evening’s gentle power yoga class! Gratitude to the hard-core yogis (Lauren, Steve and Jennifer) who inspired (forced) me to see the beauty of doing yoga at 48° F.  A happy nod also to our wine yogi, Jonathan, for confirming that anyone can join an Exotic Yoga Retreat — the yoga is always optional… the wine is not!

Thank you to the Raford Inn, Halleck Vineyard, Campo Fina Restaurant, Iron Horse Winery and awesome Adam for driving — and to each of you who flew across the country or drove across the bridge — for being part of this Sonoma Wine, Dine & Yoga Getaway!

Please enjoy some photos from our time together, and lovely music from our yoga classes: Ludovico Eunaudi (Italian composer) and Jami Sieber and the Elephant Thai Orchestra (Seattle Celloist). I highly recommend downloading a few more albums from each of these exquisite musicians!

Thank you for joining us on this retreat ~ we hope to yogi and wine on another Exotic Yoga Retreat soon!

~ Gayle & the EYR team!


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