Author Archives: Amélie

About Amélie

Canadian in Berlin. Eco-Living & Travel Writer. Yoga Enthusiast. Out of Step. Vegan. Master of Short Sentences.

The Best Vegan Documentaries You Should Watch Now

21st June 2021

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.

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Spirituality Gifts Ideas for Your Hippie Friends

15th June 2021

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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Tale of an Istanbul Naked Hammam Experience

14th June 2021

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.

Planning an Ayahuasca Retreat? My 2021 recommendations

11th June 2021

So you’ve decided you want to embrace ancient Shamanic plant medicines by heading to an Ayahuasca retreat but don’t know where to start? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

Deciding to take the plunge into your first Ayahuasca retreat is a pretty big deal, and deciding which retreat to go to is an even bigger one. Some will say let the medicine call you, you’ll know when the time is right — and I have to agree. You’ll have many questions, I’m sure. I certainly did. What can I expect on an Ayahuasca retreat? Where can I find the best retreats? How do I choose the right Ayahuasca retreat for me?

Best Yoga Retreat 2021: My Top Pick

4th June 2021

Since I get asked this question on the regular, I thought of presenting you with this “best yoga retreat 2021” roundup post, cause, boy don’t we all need a bit of hope for the new year! This is a collection of best yoga retreats 2021 I have either been visiting or have been dreaming of visiting — there are retreats for all budgets, from luxury yoga retreats abroad, to more affordable yoga retreat near me and you — because that may well be as far as we can go.

Shakti Mat: What on Earth are They for?

14th May 2021

Here’s a little something about me — I love me a new wellness trend.

Whenever I discover something new in the world of health and wellness, from celery juice cleanses all the way to shamanic plant medicines, I have to try it out.

So when I started hearing more and more about the shakti mat — also known as acupressure mat — which has exploded in popularity over the last few years, I had to get my hands on one.

Silent Retreat: the Best Meditation Retreats in the World

7th May 2021

Sitting in stillness for just a few minutes each day can help cope with stress and anxiety, live a more balanced life and enhance relationships, both with oneself and with others. Meditation classes in a dedicated meditation center can be a good place to start if you’re finding the idea of meditating on your own for the first time a little daunting. I personally use Headspace and I love it. If you’ve already been initiated and are ready to try your first ever silent retreat, yaaaassssss!

It Takes Two, Baby: Yoga Poses for Two People

2nd May 2021

Friends, couples, random people you meet in the park — there’s nothing quite like the bonding experience of partner yoga poses. And with a second lockdown looming and people looking for things to do at home, these yoga poses for two people will give you an afternoon of fun and a good stretch. These are also great couple yoga poses for those looking for a new bonding experience. Get yer grabby-grab-grab on for yoga poses for 2!

Yoga Asana Series: Bhujangasana aka Cobra Pose

28th April 2021

Full name: BHUJANGASANA = COBRA POSE
Bhujanga = snake or cobra*
Asana = pose
(pronunciation: booj-ahn-GAHS-anna)

* The direct Sanskrit translation of bhujanga is snake. However, as cobras are common in India, and the form of bhujangasana is said to look like a cobra with a flared hood, it is translated as cobra for the position in yoga.

Why You Should Practise Bhujangasana

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