Off to Santorini …

I am about to unleash my inner goddess Greece.  How fitting that it is the home of Athena, Aphrodite and Hera!

A few months ago, somewhat on a whim, I booked a yoga teacher training with master yogini Shiva Rea.  I stumbled upon her website after “wasting time” on the Internet one evening in February.  On the website, Shiva had just announced a June yoga retreat and teacher training in Santorini.  I was captivated by the images of yogis doing asana and pranayama amidst the white-washed buildings of Santorini’s dramatic caldera.  I could see myself there.  I wanted to be there.  And within a few days, I was booked.

It’s funny how those seemingly trivial moments in front of the computer can transform into … well, me getting ready to fly to Greece for a yoga teacher training with Shiva Rea.

I’ve never taken any classes with Shiva, never done any of her videos, never read anything by her.  I am a Shiva Rea “virgin,” which makes this even more exciting.  I purposely avoided buying any tapes or DVDs or books by her so that I could go into this program 100-percent raw.  One of my beloved teachers, Nianna Bray, is a student on Shiva’s — and that’s enough for me to know that I’ll enjoy her style.

And if by chance I hate it, at least I’ll be in a beautiful location that I’ve never traveled before.

Santorini, Greece

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