Continuing Thoughts on the Joys of Summer
Since writing yesterday’s post, I have been thinking more about all the things I love to do in Seattle. In fact I moved to Pacific Northwest because I had such fond memories of summers spent up here. Well actually, I moved up here because we could get jobs and find affordable housing, but Seattle was a contender also because of all that it offers.
So here is a list of some of my favorite summer activities. Please chime in so we can help each other have a truly amazing, inspiring and nourishing summer. I have included some links,
- Berry picking at Harvolds Farm
- Watching Firework Displays
- Beach combing and tide-pooling
- Concerts in the park at ZooTunes, Chateau St. Michell, or Marymoore Park
- Bike Riding on the Burke-Gilman Trail
- Swimming at Lincoln Park Pool in West Seattle
- Mountain Biking
- Kayaking or canoeing in the Mercer Slough or Lake Union
- Sailing on Lake Union – Center for Wooden Boats
- Sailing on the Sound – Shilshoe Marina
- Watching boating activity – so many beach parks abound on Lakes and the Sound
- Hiking – So many trails on the I90 corridor you could go to a different one every day of summer and not get bored.
- Check out local islands – Vashon, Bainbridge, Whidbey
- Check out further islands – Orcas, San Juan, Shaw, etc
- Camping – Mt. Baker, Mt. Rainer, Cascade Wilderness, Olympics
- Hanging out at the beach – Ocean Shores, Olympic Peninsula, Shi Shi, Cannon Beach in Oregon
- Ferris Wheel on the the Seattle waterfront
- Yoga for Hope – outdoor yoga at the Seattle Center for City of Hope
- Wanderlust – Multi-day yoga and music event offered this year in Whistler, BC
- Meditating while sitting in the dunes by the beach, or next to a river
- Yoga on the beach
Okay, this is enough to get everyone started. Off to meditate, work in my garden and study yoga. Perfect day.
Shalom & Namaste
Great News at Kharma Bella Yoga
Yoga Wall: Come check out the new addition to the Kharma Bella Studio. We have installed a yoga wall. Book a private session and experience the amazing benefits of working with a rope and wall system for enhancing your asanas and healing your body. Just drop me an email, or give me a call, and we’ll get you set up for your introduction to the wonders of the yoga wall.
Speaking of Privates: I highly recommend them. They are great for tuning up your practice, exploring poses deeper, or working at a more therapeutic level, that can only be achieved when working individually with your teacher. Privates are also great as an introduction to yoga. If you know of someone who has been hankering to try yoga, but is worried about going to a class of Gumby bodies and feeling left out, this is a great and safe way to discover yoga.
Radio: I have signed on to co-host a radio show on Mondays at 1:00pm on 1150AM KKNW. (I know, this is big news. It took a real leap of faith for me.) I am joining the wonderful Ajayan Borys of Effortless Mind Mediation on Mind Matters Radio. Together we will be exploring the intersections of yoga and meditation and all things glorious about your mind, spirit and body. Tune in next Monday to hear about the first yama, Ahimsa (non-violence) as I discuss the many (obvious and not so obvious ways) this weaves through our lives and our practice.
Music: Here is a treat: The Toure-Raichel Collective: Wonderful acoustic music. Check out this link, and maybe even attend their show April 28th at the Triple Door. Thank my son Ben for the link.
Classes continue to fill and expand. Be sure to arrive with enough time to get signed in and settled in, so you can fully enjoy your wonderful self in class.
Shalom & Namaste,
Want to stay up all night and do yoga? Well now you can. Live music provided by DJ Karsh Kale and DJ Miguel Alvarado.
December 17th, 9:00pm – 2:00pm
Check it out:
Sounds like fun to me. If I can stay up that late…