This year Thanksgiving fell on Saturday, December 8th. It was Brooke’s last night in the village before returning to the States for two months. It seemed fitting.
We gathered the troops, loaded up the Prado eight or so deep and ventured into town on a mission to find a saycoco (turkey). Like anything else here, it was an adventure that lead us all around town.
Dinner didn’t differ much from other family dinners. Food went fast and we each went around in a circle expressing gratitude and saying what we are thankful for. For many this was their first time eating turkey.
Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture.
Steph is an American yoga teacher, originally from Colorado, who lives with her family in the Swedish countryside. She believes that yoga is for our whole being and helps foster self-understanding, deeper relationships, and a more compassionate worldview. She creates mindful gatherings, classes, and retreats to learn and grow through movement, breath, and connection.
Before settling in Sweden and becoming a mother, traveling was her greatest teacher. She spent the better half of a decade traveling the world, which included attending university in Australia and a few years of managing a non-profit in rural Uganda. After the pregnancy and birth of her daughter, Steph discovered her passion for motherhood as a pathway to inner growth, community, and creativity. She enjoys exploring and sharing the intersection between holistic traditions like yoga and meditation with modern living. You can find out more about Steph at stephsandersyoga.com or on Instagram @stephsandersyoga.