camping, yoga-ing, & rock climbing in big bear . the nest life retreat.

October 19, 2012

We climbed rocks, we met wolves, we said OM, we ate well, & we adventured in Big Bear.

Nature is definitely where I feel most at home — out in the wilderness, exploring, adventuring, & seeing new places and spaces. Upon hearing about this trip hosted by the nest life yoga studio, I knew it was a perfect outing & time to explore because it combined many of the things I loved. The outdoors, camping, yoga, food & rock climbing. When we arrived, it was quickly apparent that what Meg & Caitlin (owners of the nest life) hope to provide is not only a beautiful and accommodating experience, but a place where a community can be created. I met so many wonderful people with such creative and open mindsets, and made a few connections that have expanded beyond to retreat!

Seeing as this was really only my third time climbing on real rock (I can’t believe I never posted about my first time — in Yosemite! I’ll have to do that another time), I had a few struggles, climbing harder climbs than I have done in the past. I cursed my way up it, but I made it to the top (with a little rope help, but shhh!), and I felt accomplished. Conquering fears, connecting with nature & that inner peace, as well as making new friends was what this trip was all about, and it was perfect.

4 Responses to “camping, yoga-ing, & rock climbing in big bear . the nest life retreat.”

  1. Sian says:

    Oh man, this looks so amazing! I totally just bookmarked their site.
    I totally need to do more things like this… Thanks for the inspiration lady, as always!

  2. Kristin says:

    Grandiose area. The wolf is real? Not afraid of you or you in front of him?

  3. mel says:

    Wow, I haven’t visited your blog in such a long time! Lots to get caught up on. The retreat looked amazing…totally refreshing and exhilerating!

  4. This is what life is all about! The photos were amazing. How many days you stayed there? Is it safe to brings kids there?