What Mexico Taught Me
by emily burke
Oh man what a week!! I had a blast in Sayulita, Mexico on a yoga retreat with a group from my Denver gym, Endorphin. Group trips always have a way of teaching you about yourself by being around new people 24/7. I left with lots of memories, lots of new friends, and a solid list of things I learned 😉
~Like attracts like. Doing group trips with people that are like minded creates much deeper conversation, and much deeper connections.
~Yoga doesn’t have to be about shutting your mind off, but rather connecting with yourself, and allowing your thoughts to become more channeled.
~Wearing helmets while drinking tequila is always a good idea.
~You can never listen to the song “Hooked on a Feeling” too many times… on vacation or ever!!! Ouga Chaka ouga!!!
~We are all connected. The things that bother us or excite us about other people are usually a reflection of something we see in ourselves.
~No electricity in 90 degree weather can make you a little crazy. A lot crazy.
~Sharing a room with a lizard is easier once you name him. Alejandro… I actually kinda miss you.
~Being in love with someone different from you allows you to attract different types of people into your circle.
~No matter how hard I try I’ll never be a water baby. The fear of fish is too real.
~Quiet people are often the funniest people, and are so worth taking the extra time to get to know.
~I’m a party animal at heart and no yoga trip can take that out of me.. 😉
~Scorpions are real, and people who get stung by them, survive, and don’t complain are super bad ass.
~I’m amazed by the generosity of new friends.
~It is important to allow all people to live their own journey, without judgement or absorbing their energy.
~Extroverted people sometimes have a much deeper side that takes some time to uncover.
~True love inspires people, and people will often let you know it.
~7 days of no AC is a lot harder than it sounds, and it makes it impossible to cuddle with your lover. Or lug your camera around to take pictures (sorry for the iphone photos :-/)
~Dancing to Justin bieber and One Direction in a caravan with AC is like heaven on a trip with no electricity.
~Chakras are cool as shit.
~My story is certainly different but everyone has a story… And mine is a lot more relatable to people than I sometimes think. It’s comforting to know I’m not alone.
~Coming home to a pissed off, abnormally vocal cat after a 7 day vacation is no bueno, and cat time outs are real. Meow.
Thanks for an amazing trip Bri and everyone!!! Miss you guys already! ❤
Love love love Sayulita!! Sounds like you guys had an amazing time ❤
Hooked on a feeling is on repeat in our house at all times… Mostly because the baby does the “Ally McBeal naked baby dance” to it and it’s hilarious! Anyway… So very happy for you my friend!! xoxo