We loosened up a bit today, on day 1 of our retreat, with local master yoga instructor Melissa Scagliarini. Melissa has trained over 500 hours and earned her advanced training in India in 2010. She was a wonderful addition to our group. The students demonstrated their athletic prowess in many challenging asanas. With Ben and Seamus leading the way, all worked to let go of outside distraction and centered themselves within. We are looking forward to our second guest arriving tonight. Sandra McBournie is the parent of two recent alumni, a registered nurse, certified yoga instructor, and assistant professor at Plymouth State University. She will talk to us about Ayurvedic medicine and the subtle energy centers in the body. Namaste'