A 10-year anniversary is a big thing, and a year ago, coming off the incredible high of the St. Barth Summer Camp Yoga Challenge, I wondered what blow-out features the following year could propose.
And then, September 6 rolled around, and 20 years almost to the day that Hurricane Luis had devastated St. Barth, Hurricane Irma hit with a force that had never before been registered. With wind speeds that topped 400 kilometers/hour and tornadoes numbering in the hundreds that intensified the damage, St. Barth and surrounding Caribbean islands were left reeling in pain. For everyone, it was a game changer. It wasn’t in the plans.
At the end of that same month, on September 26, my husband Yves was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. Seven months later, almost to the day, he died. He had just turned 57. It wasn’t in the plans either.
I came back to St. Barth at the end of May and the question was raised. Summer Camp this year?
Against incredible odds, the answer began to appear. Yes. Summer Camp this year. We’ll be returning to the Espace Meteo overlooking Gustavia harbor. Like every year, St. Barth Summer Camp Yoga Challenge will be accompanied by the Yoga University program and a new addition, Kids Camp.
As we explore post-traumatic growth, join us for a summer of healing through practice, through meditation, through community and through the resilience that has persevered in all of the beautiful faces that shine with this year’s theme, “Love is a verb.” Dates run from July 23 -August 19, 2018 and you can join us at any point along this voyage towards recovery.
For more information or to sign up, please contact me via email, Facebook on my new page, Art of Self Care, or the designated FB group, St. Barth Summer Camp Yoga Challenge Yogi Page.
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