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Over 250 skiers, snowshoers, and winter sports enthusiasts attended the event, according to Race Director, Mary-Anne DeBoer. The event is growing each year under the guidance of DeBoer and the amazing course groomers – led by cycling’s Time Trial Champion Clay Moseley of Los Alamos – which magically transform a powder-snow alpine meadow near the top of Cumbres Pass into a nordic racers paradise for only 3 days. Former KOM Champion, Steve Ilg states, “This weekend is like the aerobic, winter counter-part to a Tibetan Sand Painting…”

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Racer Ready…3…2…1…NANGPG!   Why Start Gates Are The Most Powerful Yoga Mat…

Last Saturday; in the start gate of a 10k freestyle…my head is down, mula bandha engaged, the start gate is just below my knee chakras, my mind with my breath, my Blessed Mala’s dangle like a door ringer for Hanuman to bring His Strength and Endurance and Loving Insight into my heart….sorry, however, there is no Higher Yoga Mat than the start gate of a nordic ski race…sing kirtans and do asana to trance beats all you want, however, to find your Highest Self? leave it to nordic ski racing to really lay your spiritual bones to the fire of tapas!

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huck finn

…i can recall sitting on the banks of Huck Finn, just making face with the most beautiful girl on the plane(t) at the time (i was 14)…the smell of the cattails, the sound of the Sacred Animas, the inflection of geese flapping as ilg was struggling to come to terms with this newfound art of smooching…

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to how many Durangatangs is this scene riveted into our Samskaric make up? Grandfather Sun winking over Pandemonium…pic by ilg this afternoon.

ilg has skied 14 of the last 16 days…and that type of diligence, when directed, pays off. for ilg, today? it paid off in a most resplendent, surreal, and Significant Wholistic Shift Higher!!! read on…

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i felt the immense and sudden impact of a hundred thousand Conscious Parenting hours hit me in that one heart opening confession of my Chi-ld being so present with her feelings and her trust in me to provide for her…

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First Winter Season Race Day!!!…”being a capable human while being,”

pleased is ilg, with this first ski race of the young season…4th place AG, 8th OA among super, duper, NOOPER fit Durango skiers in a tough as ice 10k which featured more climbing than descending and maybe 3 meters of recovery during 2 x5k laps. my yoga teachers Transmitted to me the stalwart principle of “being a capable human while being,” and that Transmission took. it made ilg re-Member many lives and thus took root, and has blossomed. if you can find a more versatile, capable yogi; let me know. on the podium for all yogi’s since 1981!

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Breakfast at ilg’s…yum!

ahhhh, that’s better! ilg ‘signs off’ on Lone Tree powder…Amen…

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This M(om)ent;  Tis (getting to be) The Season!

OM NAMAHA, NAMA MAHAYOGI JESUS!
OM NAMAHA, NAMA MAHAYOGI SANTA!

from our Clan to yours…enjoy, sweat through, and appreciate the Holidays!!!

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