It’s that time of year again (again?!) when we try to find peace, calm, joy and connection in between all of the running, planning and doing.
We’ve had an incredible year here at Summersalt yoga – both for our retreats and each of our team members personally.
The entire decade has been pretty amazing, to be honest (not without challenges, though). And so, before we enter 2020, we decide to take a breath and think, what is it we wish it bring us? What do we want for ourselves, the world and our yogi family?
Happy Holidays and Happy New year, friends!
What are you looking forward to in 2020?
Rosie: For me 2020 is all about taking some time to up-level and expand; in what I do, who I am, what I am creating etc. In terms of personal growth, I am completing some deeper yoga training next year that I am so excited about and a little nervous for. The growth zone is where the magic is though 🙂
With my job comes a quite an extensive travel schedule, something I am very lucky to have, and I already have quite a few trips planned for next year including South Africa, Tobago and of course back to my favourite island, Vis! However, where possible, I am also holding an intention to practice slow travel more. Using alternative modes of transport rather than flying and allowing enough space in between work to adventure from place to place slowly.
Caroline: Health and financial freedom. Continue to improve my kite surfing. Continue to surround me with people who uplift and inspire me. Continue to read, learn and educate me.
Dance, laugh and sing more. Letting go of the past and being fully present in the now.
Mario: I am very much looking forward to our new season as we are doing little twists that will challenge me and allow me to evolve. And of course – always looking forward to finding some new spots to explore for the first time – travel, travel and only travel.
Milda: Even if it sounds cliché, I am looking forward to more balance between calm and inspiring challenges, personal growth and of course – discoveries through work, travel, personal connections! I’d also love to focus more on creating and exploring new realms of possibilities!
What would you wish for the world in 2020?
Rosie: Oh, so many things. For one, steadiness and calm for this planet and mindful action towards keeping on making things more this way. It often feels overwhelming the amount to do and change, and I believe in pockets of compassion every day to help our beautiful world thrive peacefully.
Caroline: Enlightened solutions to all our problems rather than just more problems to fix problems.
Respect for women’s rights. Zero plastic. Rewilding. Grow our food up rather than out.
Give back to nature. Find a solution for humanity to live in balance with the rest of the planet.
Mario: I wish the world would figure out and have common ground on greater issues that we all face and determine small steps on “how to fix them” – and maybe even do the first couple of steps.
Milda: I wish everyone just took a deep breath and started looking at the pressing issues with cooler heads. Passion is good to get us moving, but to solve the problems we need to put that aside and make sure we take reasonable steps to take on such things as climate change, inequality etc.
What would you wish for our yogis in 2020?
Rosie: Connection. To your bodies, hearts and minds and also to one another. Building community is critical, and I am not sure we always have enough of this. Yoga and meditation exist as such powerful tools in supporting finding connection, especially internally. And there is also something else around what happens when we make a choice to really work with one another. I learnt of a mindset recently called ‘compassionate, accepting relating’ where we feel deeply supported by one another. I wish all the Summersalt yogis this.
Caroline: To return back to the breath and delve deeper into spiritual practices for themselves rather than because it is ‘trendy’.
Mario: I wish them plenty of travels and a lot of smiles on their faces – that just keep growing 🙂
Milda: Time for themselves, less time spent with screens and more outside, exploring, taking in nature and appreciating the little things. Because yes, it’s all about the little things for joy and happiness!