The tale of the Yogi Tree, a candle- and wicker-filled sanctuary away from the hail of commitments and torrent of responsibilities, is as much a story about love as it is about finding one’s mental and physical salvation.
And like most love stories, it begins with two people meeting under somewhat benign circumstances.
Jennifer Kelly, a set designer, and Todd Jensen, a magazine writer and youth baseball coach, met a couple of years ago when Jensen began coaching her son. Before they knew it, the pair were on an airplane headed to Hawaii on a 48-hour time-share giveaway.
“I knew I wanted to propose, but I wasn’t sure what to do,” said Jensen, 38, of Burbank.
He arraigned for a flight attendant to play Van Morrison’s “Crazy Love” on the ukulele, and there, in the crowded aisle of the airline, Jensen dropped to one knee.