My Bucket List
As a college student in the 80's, I had the wonderful opportunity to study abroad in Florence, Italy. Like many people, I fell in love with everything Italy! The people, the culture, the land, the food, the shopping...what is not to love! I was especially taken by the simple way the Italians lived their lives. Smaller homes, smaller cars and just less stuff. They were more concerned with family, spending their money on travel or meaningful experiences and simply enjoying life. I was totally shocked when I learned the entire town of Florence shut down from 1-4 PM so everyone could go home to have an enjoyable meal with their families and then take a nap.
Fast forward about 20 years. I began to practice and study yoga and recognized the similarity between the teachings of yoga and the way the Italians lived their lives. I began dreaming of the day I would lead a yoga retreat in Tuscany. I put it on my bucket list. In September 2016, I checked that off my bucket list when I co-lead my first Tuscan yoga retreat. That is our group in the photo above standing in front of a fountain in Siena. I am in the middle, blonde hair wearing a blue dress, grinning from ear to ear.
Just because I checked an item off of my bucket list does not mean I removed it! I intend to keep it there so I can continue to share my love for Italy and passion for traveling and exploring new places and cultures.
Angie Eckenroth, Founder
Radiant Yoga Retreats
"To move,to breathe,to fly,to float,to gain all while you give.To roam the roads of lands remote,to travel is to live."
-Hans Christian Anderson
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