The mystical Central American nation of Costa Rica is a place of stunning and lush jungle scenery, jaw-dropping beaches and an altogether welcoming country where you can lose yourself in the mists of ancient time and find yourself all over again. Your true deep self. And if you decide to embark on a yoga retreat Costa Rica has it all.
If you know anything about yoga and travel, you’ll be aware that it’s all about getting in tune with yourself and your surroundings. Well, the all-encompassing nature of Costa Rica is the perfect backdrop for achieving inner calm and ultimate bliss. Doing one of these Costa Rica yoga retreats is one of the best things you can do for yourself while in this magical place.
Yoga has been for me so much more than a sport. As my practice has deepened over the last ten or so years I have been practising, at some point, something shifted, and I am so thankful for this. One of my favourite yoga quotes comes from Patanjali and goes: “A mind free from all disturbances is yoga”. If you think yoga is just Asana practice, then I invite you to meditate on these inspiring yoga quotes and keep practising.
“Look at all the healthy food Berlin has!” Said no one ever.
I realise that what I’ve been putting here about Berlin, and not only but also including the vegan scene, has been totally hedonistic. Vegan burgers, all the fast food, clubbing naked and plain just getting naked. I’ve done a pretty decent job in my now four years in Berlin, I’d say. But Berlin is not just that, I promise you. The elusive healthy food Berlin does exist. If you dig deep enough, the Berlin healthy food scene is thriving. To whom knows where to look, Berlin is a mecca for all things health-minded, with yoga studios, green and healthy restaurants, temples, parks and amazing fitness options. All the decadent stuff I’ve written about is what got me excited when I arrived. What I’m telling you today is what is making me stick around.
Gone plant-based? Wondering what the best supplements for vegetarians and vegans are? Raise your hand if your new year resolutions revolve around health. It’s always the case for me. Eating healthy is a great place to start, but going on a plant-based diet is an even better idea. If you haven’t already, read my Veganuary tips to get some guidance on how to make a smooth transition into the plant-based world. On top of that, supplements for vegetarians and vegans are a nice addition to an already healthy lifestyle.
Europe is a magnet for travellers from all over the world, and for vegans, it’s fast becoming a succulent, meat-free mecca. The same is also true for travellers and those on vacation who just want to eat healthier, and do their bit for the environment and animal compassion. We don’t all have to tuck into steaks all the time, and you too can embark on a travel odyssey as part of your exploration of the mighty continent of the most vegan friendly cities in Europe. Being a vegan in Europe is definitely easy!
If you’re starting the new year with Veganuary: high five! Make sure you read my Veganuary tips guide for a successful month. If you’re considering taking this further than the month: you really should, and watching vegan documentaries is a great way to get to your ends. Vegan documentaries were what made me decide to go vegan for sure. There are many vegan documentaries on Netflix, which is convenient as most people are on there already, but you can find them elsewhere too, and a lot of them for free.
I meant to write this Veganuary tips article a long time ago, but here I am, a few days before the new year and the beginning of Veganuary. Oops. If you’re going vegan this January for the now-famous Veganuary, either for a month or forever, congrats on this new beginning. You will never regret this.
If you’re reading this, I guess you’re already familiar with what Veganuary is. I’m also assuming you’re here for some Veganuary tips on how to make your vegan month a success or at least make it more bearable. Nervous, already feeling like giving up? Don’t be. Research shows that it takes 21 days to pick up a new habit (healthy or otherwise…) so give it a try, it may end up changing your life, such as it did for me almost 10 years ago now.
It’s taken me the best of the last four years to wrap my head around all the vegan food near me here in Berlin and I’m excited to finally present you the best vegan restaurants Berlin has in store. Just for you guys, I’ve eaten my way around the vegan restaurants Berlin trail, chomping on the finest vegan kebabs, burgers, doughnuts, cakes… in fact, just pick your favourite food. I’ve probably eaten it in Berlin. The problem with spending four years trying to eat all the vegan food is that it’s such a vibrant scene, it’s constantly expanding. I keep thinking I’ve eaten everywhere, then overnight another five incredible vegan food Berlin places appear. So this list best vegan restaurants in Berlin gets constantly updated with my latest discoveries.
Since I get asked this question on the regular, I thought of presenting you with this “best yoga retreat 2020” roundup post. Yoga retreats I have been either visiting or dreaming of visiting, retreats for all budgets, from luxury yoga retreats abroad to more affordable ones nearby. What do you think is the best yoga retreat in the world?
All-inclusive yoga retreats are a hot holiday trend for good reasons. What better way to slice right through a slump than to reconnect with nature and with yourself at one of the best yoga vacations somewhere warm and sunny for a few weeks, while practising yoga and eating delicious healthy food? None in my book. So without further ado, here are my recommendations for what I think the best yoga retreats 2020 are.
Good news everyone, veganism is on the rise! And with that, vegan fashion, especially vegan leather, also is. I can’t begin to tell you how fuzzy it makes me feel when I see more and more people becoming aware of how small actions such as buying vegan sneakers and vegan shoes can have the greatest of impact on our planet, the people and animals. Veganism is not only changing the way we eat, but it is also positively changing our shopping habits, and the sustainable fashion industry is also gaining some sweet sweet momentum. That makes me happy.