Have you become so passionate and dedicated about yoga that you now wish to turn your passion into a career by taking a yoga teacher training retreats in 2021? I can’t blame you — been there, done that. I did my yoga certification retreat in India, back in 2015, and although I took a different path after and did not end up teaching, it was truly a transformative experience. I highly recommend anyone to take a yoga teacher training retreat as well as doing a silent retreat at least once in their life!
It’s no secret that Berlin has been my main squeeze for a few years now. Aside from the relatively harsh Winters, I love everything about Berlin. But depending on who you ask, you may find it can be an intimidating place, especially if visiting alone and trying to figure out what the best hotels in Berlin are for a weekend in Berlin. I came to know Berlin as the city where people went to KitKat Club naked and that was way before the city turned me into a bit of a slightly crazy person — so I was kinda wondering WTF was gonna happen there.
Unless you’re some bionic supernatural human, most likely you’ve encountered some unlucky circumstances in your life. While I wish all of a safe trip — whether it’s for one week or one year, the reality is that bad things happen, to all of us. Have I ever told you the story of my butt abscess in Thailand? No? Well… Let’s leave it at that. You already know too much. Let’s just say I’m glad I had some form of digital nomad insurance then!
There’s really nothing like a surf camp. Spending your days at an oceanside paradise, hitting the waves, relaxing in the sun, then winding down with a yoga class or bbq on the beach with other travellers.
Surf camps are dedicated beach resorts that offer inclusive surf lessons, coaching and equipment rental. If you’re a complete beginner, a surfing camp is a great place to get started under the guidance of qualified instructors, while those with more experience can benefit from professional tips and spending time practising with other surfers. A surfing camp’s mission is to help you improve your surfing ability as much as possible, while still finding time to relax and enjoy yourself.
Looking for the best vegan burger in Berlin?
I’m vegan burger-obsessed as much as I’m a health nut. If there’s a burger on the menu, it’ll trump any organic cardboardy bird food I’d usually go for. And to say Berlin has its vegan burger game down pat is quite the understatement. Every burger joints has a vegan option. Scratch that. Every restaurant has a burger option has a vegan burger option. Berlin has more burger spots than native Berliners and my ambition to document every single vegan burger option in the city was quickly shut down by the pace at which places open and close. So, as the Berlin vegan burger scene ebbs and flows like a goddamn annoying breathing thing, this guide is getting updated with my latest discoveries and classics not to be missed.
I picked the island of Crete a little randomly — the flights were cheap, I needed a holiday, it wasn’t awfully far from Berlin, the Chania weather sounded like just what I needed, the gazillion Chania beaches were just the ticket, this little town called Loutro seemed too good to be true, and a Chania car rental cost peanuts. It do be a done deal, I thought. My friend Olga and I decided to wing it a little, flew right into Chania, decided on a cheap Chania airport car rental company, picked one of many affordable Chania hotels for the first three nights, and off we went on a whim.
Full name: TADASANA = MOUNTAIN POSE
Tada = mountain
Asana = pose
Why You Should Practise Tadasana
In yoga, tadasana is your standing pose home base. Also, along with bhujangasana it shows up multiple times in Surya Namaskar (it’s where you start and end all your sun salutations), and throughout your practice. And if I were to add a pose to the yoga asana you should be practising everyday, tadasana would be it!
If you’re considering veganism for a month: high five! Make sure you read my Veganuary tips guide for a successful transition and my favourite vegan quotes for a little inspiration. If you’re considering taking this further than the month: you really should, and watching the best vegan documentaries there are out there is a great way to get to your ends.
Looking for gifts for spiritual people in your life but don’t know where to start? Not to worry, I certainly understand the difficulty of finding the perfect gift for a spiritual person who may not be all too interested in material goods. So in order to help you out, I’ve put together this handy guide to the best spirituality gifts that are sure to please.
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I read so many Turkish naked hammam horror stories online from other travel bloggers that my curiosity got sufficiently piqued: I just had to volunteer myself on the naked altar of the body scrub sacrifice for the greater good of this blog (I know, tough…) – a rather painful and awkward experience by many if not all accounts, and see what this Turkish hammam nude experience was all about.