In less than a week I am off on a yoga retreat, with my friend Rachel.
I can’t believe it has finally arrived, but here we are.
My spare bed currently features little hillocks of clothes which, in theory, all go together in a collection of suitably practical outfits. In theory they will be just perfect for our destinations – Avignon and then Nimes. We are then at a location somewhere near Nimes where we will be learning about essential oils, yoga and river swimming.
We’re staying in a yurt/fancy tent and I know it’s going to be hot. But that’s about it.
I know; I’m super-vague. I have instructions and directions, but I don’t like to research my destinations to death.
Once upon a time I went on holiday to Arizona with a girlfriend who had an itinerary for everything. On that holiday I learned something about myself; I like to be free to experience without expectation and agenda. A vague plan is fine, but knowing what you are doing by the hour, not for me. I like to surrender control and feel the flow, reconnect with the joy of seeing without experience.
So this is what I know about Avignon: it’s got a bridge. Nimes: like Avignon, it’s v historic but without the bridge song. I know they are in the south and that is pretty much it.
If anyone has any recommendations, experiences or enlightening advice they’d like to add, please include in the comments.
Needless to say I’ll have plenty to say myself on my return. Au revoir!