Two Poems from Travels to Guatemala

Last week, I treated myself to a week of disconnection. I participated in a Yoga retreat to Lake Atlitlan in Guatemala led by Jess Purtell, one of my favorite DC area Yoga and Pilates instructors. It was a week of relaxation and self-reflection. Without the distractions of technology, social media, and email, I read, slept, meditated, and faced a few fears, too. I was inspired by the landscape of the lake and the volcanoes. I found myself writing a bit of poetry to capture the experience and the emotions that were present for me. I'm pleased to share with you these two poems, unedited. "I Am the Mountain" by Lauren Green I am the mountain Strong and majestic I have been here for millennia I


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