Barreiro da Faneca -Weekend Adventures with Yogini Tiff

There is a place on the island of Santa Maria called Barreiro da Faneca.  It is a protected area (a geopark) with trails and stunning raw beauty.  Much of the pottery and the ceramic tiles you find on the island was made with clay from Barreiro da Faneca.   There are stories and legends about this place.  The surrounding woods feel haunted.

We spent the day there on Saturday. Hiking, yoga, and some serious monkeying around.

Connecting with the Earth and Sky
Connecting with the Earth and Sky

 

Bird of Paradise in the Azores
Bird of Paradise in the Azores
Reverse Warrior-Viparita Virabhadrasana
Reverse Warrior-Viparita Virabhadrasana
Joao being a peacock.. Mayurasana
Joao being a peacock.. Mayurasana
Ardha Padmasana Vrksasana/Half Lotus Tree Pose
Ardha Padmasana Vrksasana/Half Lotus Tree Pose

We found the ruins of a very old house deep in the woods and made up crazy stories about the people who once lived there.

Enjoying the Haunted Woods with my cousin
Enjoying the Haunted Woods with my cousin and my baby 😉
Monkeys in the Azores, mother and son bonding
Monkeys in the Azores, Mother and Son bonding

Breathe. Smile. And every once in awhile, swing from a tree. ~Yogini Tiff

 

Amazing photography by the talented Diana Melo (our niece).. Encourage our children to pursue the arts, spend time in nature, climb trees, and follow their dreams! 

 

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