Jeremy and I have been for another week at the wonderful Moulin de Chaves. It was a yoga, meditation, silence and cheese* retreat. I usually do some yoga when I travel, even when I'm not going to classes, but not with quite the dedication of the author of Yoga for Travellers, Jennifer Ellinghaus.
She has suggestions for everything, and this is Jon's illustration of the packing moment - Jennifer suggests that though you might choose to take a yoga mat, you can leave your other yoga props behind and improvise using socks, scarves, flipflops and a copy of Yoga for Travellers ...
If there is enough space, it's also perfectly possible to do the yoga on the boat, as Lynne demonstrates here.
In the book Jennifer suggests sequences for different shaped spaces, different moods (including hungover - is that a mood?), different climates... It's packed with advice and ideas and Jon's gorgeous watercolours as well as the fantastic stick men that he designed to illustrate the practice ideas. A beautiful object, it's just the right size - small and sturdy.
So, today's post is by way of being an advertisement for my wonderful illustrator's latest achievement. Here he is in Seal Pose, just happened to be doing the pose when the photographer came along. I was proud then and I'm proud now.
Amazon link: Yoga for Travellers
and Yogamatters link: Yoga for Travellers. A perfect present for you or a friend.
*Other non-cheese food is also available.