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Why Retreating to the Middle of Nowhere is Good for You

July 4, 2018

I recently visited Toledo, WA, smack dab in the middle of nowhere, for the OmTara Resonance Restival where I taught Trap Vinyasa™. A grassroots wellness festival tucked away at lush Camp Singing Wind, this place offered the perfect weekend retreat!

Although ‘roughing it’ isn’t new to me, I was concerned as to how the liberal aka hippie festival attendees would vibe with my gritty trap style.

Upon arrival my nerves increased after receiving a few indifferent responses to the word “trap” from the festival’s free-spirited participants. As a result I changed the music to new-age Naija beats. It enhanced the African dance element of the Trap Vinyasa™ practice and added an entirely new layer to the experience!

Fast forward to my last class of the weekend where my zen vibes were on 10, so much so that when the Wifi failed I remained as cool as a cucumber. I actually did the entire Trap Vinyasa™ sequence to NO music and yet again, was introduced to a new practice in perfect alignment with the Trap Vinyasa™ rebrand coming this fall.

This is why getting away is so essential because it breathes new life into everyday activities. It also helps you learn more about yourself, you know those hidden aspects of your personality you’d only be able to find through a new experience because it draws you out of your comfort zone. For example, not only did a new practice come alive to me, I also realized I am that free-spirited hippie I was so worried wouldn’t resonate with our workshop.

Yes, getting away for a weekend or longer is great for your overall mental health but more importantly it helps you discover yourself, and that alone is worth its weight in gold my friend!

So excited to share the TV rebrand with you all soon… In the meantime join us for the Trap Vinyasa™ Series IV community class this Thursday, July 5th at 7pm. Hit the link below to register and don’t forget your mat!




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