The YOGAVOTES rally and group class on Saturday night at Wanderlust was fantastic - over 300 yogis flowing together, sometimes literally. Teachers just free-forming off of each other, Seane, Shiva, Sienna, Janet, Rod, Suzanne and MC Yogi, throw in Congressman Tim Ryan and it was just an incredible celebratory flow. We did an hour practice where all those folks got us moving, chanting, dancing, shouting and then moving just to a heart-beat groove around the space encountering the other souls.
It is always such a pleasure to be around a large group of like-minded and mindful folks, but when you bring compassion, engagement, service and the desire to step into our lives more fully into that mix, it's like a sweet critical mass. I'm proud to have been part of something so powerful, yet purposed.
What can you top that with -well, after 5 days I'd caught my breath, so after a little chill, back out for Ziggy Marley. To cap off a great week and after that incredible day, it was just such a righteous space to get down to some deep grooves, way up high in the mountains. And, you know yogis know how to groove, get deep on the bass, but we also attract the best hoola-hoopers in the world, so that show itself was mind-stirring.
A great chance to groove around and see all of those new 'best-friends' whose name you don't know that you've just made this week. Celebration in the elevation. Stuck around afterward for DJ GRAMATIK, he was incredible and got it thumping, but I'm an old man, so I huffed it up the hill to be home by 2am.
Just had to split it yesterday morning. I was blessed to have some great experiences, but between the oxygen, the emotions, and 5+ hours of dancing, I was spent. Hit the road yesterday, crossed the Continental Divide, and just headed down through the high plains. Made it to Amarillo last night, and crashed mighty.
Here's what I can tell you about Amarillo - thanks Wiki - and then I'm on the road to ATX, for a late afternoon swim, and a walk with my doggy!!
The city was once the self-proclaimed "Helium Capital of the World" for having one of the country's most productive helium fields. The city is also known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas" (as the city takes its name from the Spanish word for yellow), and most recently "Rotor City, USA" for its V-22 Osprey hybrid aircraft assembly plant. Amarillo operates one of the largest meat packing areas in the United States. Pantex, the only nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly facility in the country, is also a major employer. The attractions Cadillac Ranch and Big Texan Steak Ranch are located adjacent to Interstate 40. U.S. Highway 66 also passed through the city.
See you down the road, happy trails and keep working your purpose as you give thanks and praise!!