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How Long It’s Been; How far I’ve come

David Fuchs, Participant

Yak of the Week

Three months ago, I arrived to Bolivia and wrote this letter to myself: I sit here perched above a high, Andean canyon. My weight, borne by the Pachamama and my emotions supported by the collective strength of the group. Yet, that’s not quite honest; my inner peace, excitement, and focus still come from within. Although, I’m sure I will come to depend on them in the days ahead. This moment’s task asks me to write a letter to myself, addressing my hopes and fears for what lays ahead during the three to come. I have many goals. The first two… Read More

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NOTES AND LESSONS FROM TRANSFERENCE

Angelica Calabrese, Instructor

Yak of the Week

This morning, back in Dakar, we gathered on the rooftop of our guesthouse – the same one that we stayed in on our very first night in-country, three long months ago – and we expressed our wishes for what we hope to take home with us as we leave......Read More

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Thoughts on our first day

Aaron Slosberg, Instructor

Yak of the Week

Buenos dias a todos! By now (with the exception of Paco) everyone should be waking up in their own bed. And “by now” I clearly mean in a good 3-4 hours since it’s currently 6am in Colorado:) I hope your initial reunions with family and friends......Read More

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Transference

Nicolette Gordillo-LaRiviere, Participant

Yak of the Week

It was finally over. I’d been in China a month, and my life had turned upside-down. My perspective, my experiences, and how I saw myself and others.  They’d all changed. It was one of the best things I’d ever done, but I was also ready to be......Read More

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A Letter Home

Larkin Barron, Participant

Yak of the Week

Dear Home: Dear Door – I remember so well the way your handle pressed in my palm, the precise weight against my arm, the exactly pitched creak of your melodious hinges. In my mind you open to a world of sights and smells; the familiar flowers,......Read More

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THERE IS A SONG THAT WANTS TO BE SUNG THROUGH US

North India 6 Week, Instructor

Yak of the Week

Dear Friends and Family, We are writing this from the airport in Leh, Ladakh where we’re waiting for our flight to Delhi. Patience is perhaps one of the most important traits a traveler can possess. Flights and trains get delayed, and especially......Read More