This weekend I headed to Shoshoni Yoga Retreat with two of my friends. They were offering a college student discount so we quickly jumped on the opportunity. Included in the weekend was three yoga classes, two meditation sessions, and, most importantly, four vegetarian meals.
The yoga was a nice change to the fast-paced, hot yoga that I typically do in Boulder. The meditation was very challenging, yet rewarding. We sat in a temple for an hour on a cushion like so: For the first half hour we chanted the same mantra together out loud. Then for the second half hour we sat in silent meditation. My back was aching after it all was over, but I have to admit that I really enjoyed the whole experience. I felt very motivated after to practice meditation on my own time and master sitting in that position without distraction (or back pain).
But lets get to the good stuff.
The food was amazing. Each meal was so satisfying and delicious.
Sorry… I attacked this meal with nutritional yeast.. got a little excited. Those greens in the back are just steamed collard greens and broccoli… might of been one of my favorites.
Breakfast…. that is a scone back there.
I had to show you all a close up of that lettuce. During the summer months they strive for sustainability and use as much food from their garden as they can. However, now that there is snow on the ground and growing conditions are not ideal they only have some greens growing in a greenhouse. This salad was a product of their greenhouse.
Shoshoni was a great break from a typical college weekend. I brought home a cookbook from the place so expect to see some recipes from there!