It’s two in the morning and you’re supposed to be up at five o’clock to make your way to Sunrise Yoga at an undisclosed location. That was the last thing I wanted to do.
Pushing the sleepiness aside, I got out of bed, grabbed a couple bananas and headed out.
The Yoga Deza girls and I met up with the Fayettechill gang and fellow yogis at the Smokehouse.
It was a crisp 35 degrees by the time we got to Chotkowski Gardens around 6:20AM.
That’ll wake you up.
Luckily, the sweetest lady had a spread of orange juice, coffee and tea to warm us up.
The wonderful Matthew Gibbons led us. He knew exactly how to bring light, love and fun to our chilly morning. So did the corgi pup that ran around licking everyone.
As my fingers and toes were nearing numbness I focused all my energy on that moment. Just being in the present. The birds were chirping and the sun was rising.
Beautiful people and nature surrounded me and it was amazing.
I am continually thankful for the amazing friendships I’ve been forging. All I see ahead is adventure and limitless possibilities. People who are driven to do more and make the most out of everything surround me on a daily basis. I can’t help but feed off of that energy.
I’m looking forward to this summer and amazing things in the works between Yoga Deza and Fayettechill.
If you’re not with us, then you’re missing out.
All photos courtesy of Fayettechill photographer Trent Sugg