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OM Sweet Home – Lake Tahoe

What’s a YoYo to do after 100 days on the road?

Piles of laundry comes to mind…along with perusin’ mountains of mail and takin’ YoYoYogimobile to the doctor after its border to border marathon; remindin’ these happy road trippers that the eternal crap ‘o life goes on…even while havin’ a most excellent adventure.

Fall at Lake Tahoe

Fall at Lake Tahoe

Today, the YoYos surround themselves with everything familiar.  The “just like clockwork” changin’ colors of the majestic trees, the sparklin’ diamonds reflectin’ off  the icy waters of the cobalt lake and the crisp feel of the mountain air that’s forcin’ our nothin’ but flip-flop wearin’ expanded feet into our somehow shrunken snow mocks.  Ahhhh… the weather it is changin’ at speed ‘o sound here in Lake Tahoe and the tad homesick YoYos are pleased to be sportin’ beanies and fuzzy socks, if only for the next few days, while mappin’ out our “most expanded” YoYo plans.

100 Days of bringin’ the “best of the west”, has clued the “learnin’ as we go” YoYos, that we’ve scarcely scratched the surface of this amazin’ world of yoga.  The body stretchin’, peace-providin’ teachers that we’ve met seemingly take a much deeper dive into their most elevatin’, stimulatin’ world, through enriching workshops and life-changin’ retreats.   The “unable to go back to original form”, YoYo minds understand they must explore what goes on in those mysterious sanctuaries; Anusara jams, 3- hour ‘butt in air” inversion classes, alignment practicum, flyin-yogi clinics,  heart-explodin’ seminars and, all the while, attempt to paraphrase  those “most excellent” experiences on the virtual pages of YoYoYogi.com.  So…it’s off we go!

Wine Country Harvest Time

Wine Country Harvest Time

Sianna Sherman

Sianna Sherman

After a few sacred days with mat in front of fire and Bryan Kest’s, kick ass i-pod downloads in our ears, the YoYos and The Ru, in the once again ready to rumble YoYoYogimobile, will take off to the wonderment of Northern California’s wine country.  Here, we’ll be explorin’ those purple mountains majesties above the fruited plains, visit Napa/Sonoma’s signature studios, and  fill our explodin’ minds with the teachings of world renowned Anusara teacher, Sianna Sherman at  Community Yoga in the eye-poppin’ village of Sonoma, California …

And in the evenin’…of course, partake of the vine!

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Rush Hour on the Universal Highway

Bear in Bhujangasana (Cobra)

Bear in Bhujangasana (Cobra)

The YoYos, back in Lake Tahoe, were intensely experiencin’ the drama of non-stop, full- out wind action that artistically blows “furry animal in weird yoga pose” cloud formations.  While good to be back in the front row seats of this “theatre in the sky”, the patient YoYos wait for a slight break in the wild weather to make our tumultuous getaway, over the scary mountain pass to the dazzlin’ wine country of Sonoma, California.  It is there we are to experience our first “Anusara Jam” with world renowned teacher, Sianna Sherman, at Community Yoga.

Or are we?

Scholarly RU

Scholarly RU

Apparently, the California highway stimulus package discovered our “ripped to shreds” mountain highway, and thought this ‘tween season an ideal time to bring in every gravel truck and tar dumper in the state, makin’ our quick escape… an impossible dream.  As the winds subsided and hours passed, the “finally down the mountain and into the valley” YoYos, were sadly dumped smack in the midst of Friday night rush hour.  Crap!

It was pretty obvious that the “never late” YoYos were gonna be hangin’ with The Ru; the wise, kind, ‘ol scholarly, grandfather cocker spaniel in the YoYoYogimobile, playin’ “I know an animal”, while peace, love, happiness and whole buncha awesome asana was bein’ taught by this most respected teacher. What’s the disappointed YoYos to do after 7 hours into this 3 ½ drive?  Keep on inchin’ down the freeway, through the vineyards and up the state to make our way to life-long friends came to mind.

Best Buds

Best Buds

Cozad? Really?

Cozad? Really?

So, with anticipated class long over and traffic long gone…off we went.  Here, we heard hilarious accounts of class reunions in Cozad, Nebraska, shared the harebrained chronicles of the travelin’ YoYos, and laughed until we ran out of breath.  How happy were we to trade in this never-endin’ night ‘o obstacles with a ton o’ love… from friends.

What a “most excellent” adventure!


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