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What Matters in Life

Photo of Sunrise moment on the ferry arriving to Crete
‘What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.

I was thinking a lot about this quote by Gabriel Garcia Marquez while we were in Crete on our family vacation.


Usually, when we go away away with our kids, the first 24 hours could be very exhausting and overwhelming, The opposite of what a vacation should feel like (:


You can imagine my frustration, when, the next day of our arrival, the kids had a big fight and we had to intervene, In case you didn’t know, I am an only child, so siblings’ fights are not my expertise (:


So when they get aggressive, especially on vacations, I get emotional. Deep inside I know I am doing my best with what I have, but still, it triggers me. I am human after all (: This time, I started crying. I shared with them my feelings, my childhood memories, the positive and negative ones, and then we all cried, hugged and made an agreement: that this kind of behaviour is not acceptable and next time they would come to us, the parents, first.


I do hope that this conversation will change their perspective. I know it did for me. I want them to remember me, us, the parents, and their childhood in a positive, warming way.


I know that for many of you, as parents, we don’t get much time for ourselves. We are constantly busy taking care of others. What helps me to go through these challenging moments is a reminder that it is natural to be overwhelmed, tired and wanting to plan a solo, adults only, getaway (:

 

This is why I love planning and leading retreats so much.


I know that you, like me, crave this time alone, without responsibilities, away from taking care of your home, family members and other chores. Being away, watching the sea, hearing the wind, the waves and the birds is a very powerful healing process.


When we become still and quiet in a safe environment, we open ourselves for possibilities and deep presence that is hard to find in our busy lives.


If you are also looking for opportunity to rest, without producing or consuming anything, please join me this Summer in Paros. We will spend 5 delicious days enjoying free time, practicing yoga daily, eating healthy, relaxing on the beach and meeting likeminded people. Give your nervous system this radical gift of self-care.

Paros Island Yoga Vacation The Ebbs and Flows of Life, Yoga Retreat  

10 – 14 July, 2024

Tao’s Center, Paros, Greece


 Photos of our Yoga space and our hotel in Paros. 
‘When we are mindfully engaged, we dont notice the presence or absence of effort.

If you live in Athens, or visiting this weekend, please join us for the one-day urban retreat I am holding together with a dear friend, Argie. It will be great to have you there.



May 11, 2024

Acropol Brown Hotel, Athens

For more details, please cleck the link above or email me back at vicktomsky@gmail.com





In case you were wondering about WHY you should practice Wim Hoff method, Please join me and Argie for this conversion on YouTube:




And lastly, I am sharing with you great News!

We are going to Mysore this Fall!!!! It has been 5 years since my last visit to Mysore, a place that shaped my life during the last 10 years. I am delightful to take you with me for this unforgettable experience.



Photos from different visits with our TTC students

I have planned a very special schedule for you with local teachers, cultural tours, cooking workshop and more. You can read more here:

14-23, October

Mysore, India



Mastering the Art of Healthy Sitting Is available in person or online and it is designed for companies and individuals.

To schedule your workshop email me at:  vicktomsky@gmail.com


If you like reading this, it would mean the world to me if you shared it with a friend. You can simply forward this email to anyone who might benefit from a little Yoga in his/her life.


Sending you hugs across the skies,

Vicky



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