Thank you for your interest. Our 2012 Squam by the sea session is now closed.
Some dreams take a bit of time (and a bit of doing) to bring into being, but when they finally appear they make all the waiting worthwhile. Squam by the sea is just such a dream. In 2010, we held our first gathering in beautiful Nags Head and it surpassed our best hopes for what can happen when you mix yoga, painting, writing, beachwalks and photo magic with one of the most lovely places on the East Coast: North Carolina's Outer Banks.
This year we will convene on the wide, white, immensely walkable beaches of Pine Island where pelicans swoop by in artful formation and the water is often warmed by the gulf stream. The Outer Banks is part of a narrow strip of coastal barrier islands that reach farther into the Atlantic Ocean than any other place on the East Coast, so when you are standing on the beach, you are truly immersed in the rhythmic, healing waves and salt spray of the sea.
Accomodations are in charming cottages situated directly on the beach. For early risers there are sunrise beach walks, bike rides, surfing, swimming or even sun salutations to indulge in. Once everyone has gathered and enjoyed a lovely breakfast, we will break out into our classes that last until lunch. The afternoon has more class time followed by dinner and then, evening gatherings, and story telling on the beach.
If there were a way to sum up what these four days in beach heaven will be like, it might be described as taking a great big breath, or exhaling a deep sigh of relief. There will be a release of tension, stress and busy minds and a gentle escape into the true, calm, intuitive center of ourselves.