Laugh, Cry, Feast: The Alchemy & Evolution of Writing in the Rain Forest

What’s the biggest thing I took away from my time in the Hawaiian rainforest of Volcano? It’s the question I’ve been asked the most, in one form or another, since I returned. Many who follow me on Facebook got a taste of the experience as I tried to take you along with me as much as possible. I’m not sure there are enough words to truly convey what the trip was like but let’s look at the definitions of alchemy and evolution first.

al·che·my: a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination.

10 thoughts on “Laugh, Cry, Feast: The Alchemy & Evolution of Writing in the Rain Forest

  1. Holy Mother of Perl–this is a Book by it self–PELE GOT A HOLD OF YOU-im not a writer im a reader i was pulled into every sentence you wrote Tammi-all your sentences becoming like a video in front of my eyes–this is how i read–this is one beautiful writing and description of this sacred place–thank you and many thanks to Beth for sharing it–

  2. Brava, Tammi, you captured our experience perfectly. Such stunning writing. I’m so grateful to have had a lengthy amount of time with you. You are truly a goddess and supreme yogi. I just loved your classes. Thank you for thoughtfully leading us through such gentle and enriching moves. Can’t wait to see you again, soon. XOXO

    • I, too, was so grateful I got to spend so much time with you and I’m happier than I could say that you enjoyed the yoga as I know you were a little worried about that before the trip. I can’t wait to see you again too!

  3. Beautiful description of the writing, sharing, and growing experience, Tammi. So deeply felt and accurately described. I was honored to be there with you. Sending lots of love.

    • Ah Vibha, I was honored as well to be one of your roommates. There is such a quiet, gentle vitality to your energy and strength. I hope we get to see each other well before the next retreat!

  4. Tammi. This is so splendid. What a great read. Beautiful writing. I’m so happy for the incredible experience you had. The imagery
    Of it all comes to life. Thank you for this blog.

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