Reflecting on the Yoga Holiday [anonymous]

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Nov 172014


November 15, 2014

~ the plane home from Melaque, Mexico

Every year it seems, after a week of activities and meeting new friends, I get a notion to say something about the retreat I’ve attended. Every year is different and every year, it seems, different thoughts occur to me.

The Barb Crompton yoga retreat is a different kind of place. I don’t have to play the boss, the partner, the ‘something’, the ‘anything’. Here, I can be myself for a change. What is being oneself? It is a foreign concept to many, I’m sure, just as it was for me until I began my annual sojourn to Mexico where Barb Crompton holds her retreats. It’s the time before we ‘grew up’, the time when we didn’t have to put on a different face for the various people we meet and/or have relationships with. Whether it be our parents, our children, our bosses, our employees, our partners, etcetera, we change our behaviour. Here, at least a little bit, if not a lot of that seeming necessity dissipates, replaced with a feeling of freedom, contentment, and joy. To be fair, the kind of people that one would typically meet at a Yoga retreat are more than likely a different breed. Just that factor leads one to almost immediately feeling more comfortable to speak openly to everyone, make connections faster, and often make long lasting relationships. Upon leaving the retreat, one feels refreshed, stronger, and with a will to make positive changes to one’s life that one might have neglected in favour of the day in, day out routine of our daily lives. There is nothing more I look forward to in my calendar year than the yoga retreat.

Loka Samasta Sukino Bhavantu

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Jul 252013
Come and join me In celebration of our universe and all living beings in it’s heart.
Will Blunderfield sings this thought in his song  “Loka Samasta sukino bhavantu “.  This means……
May the entire universe be filled with peace, joy, love and light.  May all human beings be free and happy.   May the thoughts, words and actions of my own contribute to the freedom and happiness of all. 
Crank on the inspiration and bask yourself in experiencing heaven on earth with Will.



Mexican Schools Project 2009 Fundraiser

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Jul 072011

The 2nd annual Mexican Schools Project fund raiser held on Wednesday July 22, 2009 on the waterfront in sunny Vancouver British Columbia Canada was an overwhelming success.

Through selling 65 tickets and procuring many silent auction items which went close to their asking price, the amount raised was over $15,000.

This money will go towards building a kindergarten school in a very remote fishing village called Corrales, and towards a donation to the Pasitos de Luz special needs school in Puerto Vallarta.

Thank you so much to Bob, Patsy and Sandra for their great organization, passion and energy.

Thank you all who so generously donated to this worthwhile cause.


Barbara Crompton, a lover of Mexico and it’s people.