Morning yoga – nice to have the open air patio, yet after having the suitcases dragged by other guests through our midst, we decide to relocate for future classes! Today we went to the Center of the Earth (Mitad del Mundo) where we saw some amazing demonstrations and then tried them out on our own. Wow, there really is a pull to each side of the center! And, we all realized that Debbie and Lorraine were both strong, centered women and the best at egg balancing. The first of many excellent guides this trip!
Then we went to the Teleferico Tram – ascended way up above the city to have an incredible view of how vast Quito is!!! Chilly at the top, yet great for pictures, and Peter found some Ecuadorian flute musicians who covered some of his favorite ABBA tunes – score! You know what you are in for during water exercises from now on!
Back to the hotel and the first afternoon session – Center yourself at the Center of the World was the theme this week, so we began with a chakra test (everyone passed!), and an intro to the journey of self discovery this week through our energy system. As today was grounding day, we worked through what were ways to find balance and grounding in our lives. Not sure if it was tougher to try to balance on the equator or bring balance into our first chakra!