This was our second weekend retreat, the first being Bare Your Soul (event 31) and was mainly a series of body-movement workshops plus fun creative stuff between. This gallery covers the days before the weekend when we were preparing and doing some extra photographic projects.
On-camera: too many to list
Photos: Brian, Digits, Emily, Len, Nomad, Paul, Ra, Zach
Bodyfest Retreat 1 of 3
Bodyfest Retreat 1 of 3
gallery-1 128 photos We arrive at the beautiful Double Bear retreat in the Santa Cruz hills.
gallery-2 141 photos The early group heads up the hill and starts a yoga class.
gallery-3 144 photos Clothes-free yoga overlooking the Santa Cruz Hills.
gallery-4 139 photos After yoga in the hot sun a water hose is welcome fun.
gallery-5 103 photos Thursday evening we try out the backlit silhouette screen.
gallery-6 133 photos The cool evening air is met with our fire.
gallery-7 104 photos Friday morning more people arrive and then we head down to the river for some clothes-free exploration.
gallery-8 106 photos The group hikes slowly along the stream, surrounded by new growth redwood trees.
gallery-9 124 photos The landscape becomes more interesting and we can hear waterfalls are not far away.
gallery-10 143 photos A small waterfall becomes the object of our affections as we carress it from every side.
gallery-11 113 photos We catch the last rays of sunlight before it's warmth disappears over the tops of the redwoods.
This section of galleries is the first of 3 of these covering this long weekend of body-related workshops and other activities and covered here is Wednesday through to Friday afternoon. These folks are the early birds and those participating in a photo workshop I did, concentrating on issues relating to shooting for Naked Club. The yoga class up on the hill was actually supposed to be a photography test of sorts where each photographer would shoot part of it separately and then we would later get together again to review the photos. It turned out to be unmanagable and everyone just shot what they wanted and we never had time to sort out the photos fast enough to have another session. So I just let it go. The hose-spraying scene was an idea I had when I discovered the hose outlet nearby. Later I felt guilty because the water reservoir was very low to start with. That evening we tested the silouette-screen and fire. By friday morning more people had arrived we went on a hike along the brook that is nearby and discovered the waterfall. I brought another group a couple years later to that same spot.