I have so much to tell you, but it's hard to know the best place to start.
My adventure to California was amazing. I thought it was going to good, but it was actually PROFOUND and I have grown as a person.
The yoga for surfers teacher training enabled me to reconnect with myself and surf again.
My head was spinning after the flight and hiring an RV and finding our camp site and then I was straight into class and yoga and then in the water.
I waded out at The Pier, holding a sponge board, wanting to build my confidence again and unsure of whether surfing was still 'me' any more.
What if I didn't like it? I was scared of being in the water again, it all felt unfamiliar and I felt out of my depth. The water was warm though and once I was out the back I felt the peace of being in the ocean. It took a while to calm my pounding heart, but I concentrated on my past feelings of joy and my confidence slowly came back.
I learned a lot about positivity from Peggy Hall, my yoga teacher, and through the week I practiced changing my internal dialogue to be more supportive. I didnt realise how negative some of my thought patterns had become, but now I understand how to shift my thoughts and I am translating it to all areas of my life.
The week culminated in me teaching a pre surf yoga lesson to my fellow students, a quick bodyboard at Trestles and then a graduation party.
We were then on the road again.
We travelled to see our lovely friends in Ojai, who we had swapped house with a few years earlier and made our way through the Sequoias up to Yosemite.