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October 2001

My yoga addiction has progressed to the point where I sit around and fantasize about going away on a weekend long yoga retreat in some beautiful (but nearby) place. But I don't really feel like leaving my husband and two year old behind. My fantasy is of going someplace appealing where kids and spouses are welcome to come as well, where there would be fun things to do with kids (like taking walks or swimming if the weather were nice) when not taking yoga classes. Does such a thing exist? Has anyone done it? It Is it insane to imagine integrating a toddler into a yoga retreat in the first place? dashka


I have the perfect retreat for you! I went with my 6-year old son last summer (who, unusual child that he is, did all of the adult yoga classes with me). It's a weekend retreat in August in beautiful Mendocino county, given by Rodney Yee and Miranda Bergman. Rodney does the yoga (4 two-hour classes over the weekend), and Miranda does a mask-making workshop, which is really, really fun and creative. The setting is gorgeous, in the middle of the woods, several hiking opportunities, a river to play in, and a swimming pool. Families are welcome. There are cabins and tent cabins to stay in. Of course, like any yoga retreat, it isn't cheap. Rodney teaches at the Peidmont Ave yoga studio in Oakland, which has a website where the retreats offered by Rodney and many others are posted, I believe. Raissa
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