Patagonia Yoga Teacher Jason Bowman on How Traveling Makes Him Feel Whole
August 9, 2016
Traveling is an incredibly important part of my life.
Every time I go somewhere new I learn so much about myself and so much about the world. Simply stepping off an airplane seems to re-write what I think is possible in life. And every time I get home from a big trip, I’m feel like a brighter and more whole individual. In addition, of course, yoga and meditation have long been the main tool of my growth as a person. As I’ve experienced so many times, when taken together, yoga and world travel create an unequaled source of inspiration and nourishment.
I’ve never been to Patagonia, or even to South America for that matter—looking at the pictures of where we’ll be staying on this retreat creates an excitement within me that’s simply too much to handle… I can’t wait! We’ll hike and bike in the intrepid Torres del Paine National Park, we’ll sail a crystal-clear blue river to the Grey Glacier which lies underneath jagged snow-capped peaks, we’ll eat (just a little bit too much) gourmet food, and, oh yeah, practice yoga, and meditation daily.
And as unbelievably special as all this all sounds, it really just provides the background for the part of retreat that always proves to be the most valuable: connecting with new people. Every time I lead a retreat I’m shocked at the caliber of people I get to spend time with, warmed by the friendships that bud, and inspired by the wisdom and comedy that get tossed around a dinner table 🙂
This is sure to be one for the books, join us!