I remember the first time I took a deep dive into the Chakras. It was during my YTT, and my yoga philosophy teacher pulled up a chart of all the chakra colors and meanings, the different symbols of the chakras, and even got out her collection of chakra crystals and stones… and I spent the next hour trying not to roll my eyes or guffaw out loud. The chakras explained all sounded like New Age hippie mumbo jumbo to me.
Being vegan is so much more than simply what you eat. It’s a lifestyle choice that involves living more sustainably and being more conscious about the products you consume. From alcohol to skincare products to tattoos, there are a lot of things to consider. Including what you wear. And today I wanted to talk about vegan shoes!
Stop saying that Summer is over! Kids are finally back in school, beaches are at long last quiet — it’s time to plan a yoga retreat Europe vacation! I know many of you (including myself) often look towards South-East Asia (Thailand and Sri Lanka are high up on my list) or South America for a yoga retreat, but when the budget is tight and the time is short, there’s no need to go too far afield, as there are amazing options for a retreat in Europe. And while some countries may seem more appropriate than others for a relaxing yoga retreat Europe holiday because of their proximity to beautiful beaches or nature, I’ve found that there are fantastic options literally everywhere for daily yoga classes, and meditation, especially for a short break.
Traveling as a vegan is certainly more challenging than for those who don’t have dietary restrictions. But if you’re not an especially fussy eater, there is almost always something to eat on your vegan travels. It might not be exciting, and sometimes that’s OK. Sure, it’s better to have choices but that’s the trade-off one makes while traveling as a vegan. Because of this challenge, many vegan travelers now regularly choose destinations to visit based on their vegan-friendliness and range in the choice of types of food.
Self love affirmations are a powerful way to change your inner and outer life… and if that statement (or should I say that self affirmation) makes you feel kinda weird, well, you’re not alone. I do a lot to keep myself fuelled up physically, psychologically, and spiritually — a wholesome vegan diet, a daily yoga practice and a regular meditation practice. But the idea of taking five minutes out of my day to say nice things to myself in front of a mirror used to make me feel cringey-anxious-inauthentic… so I started to ask myself why? And so began my self love journey.
I was a bit underwhelmed the first-ever time I set foot in Berlin. I thought the city lacked in “WOW” factor and was sprawling too much and missing some form of a focal point. Some may beg to differ, but this was my first impression. So whenever I get asked for my best Berlin Instagram spots, I always find it a bit ironic.
The US has some of the best yoga teachers and the best yoga studios in the world… so it makes sense that it also has some of the best yoga retreats too! Okay, fine, retreats in Europe are pretty incredible too… and let’s not forget Thailand or Costa Rica either. But the time has definitely come for me to share what yoga retreats in USA have to offer. Think East Coast forests, the deserts of Arizona and California, Hawaiian island magic — and lots and lots of yoga.
Falling in love with yoga was easy… learning to love meditation and mindfulness was a MUCH rockier journey. But ever since the daily meditations at my YTT in India, my Vipassana retreat, and my Ayahuasca experience, mindfulness has become an integral practice for me, and mindfulness quotes have been guiding lights along the way, as well as self-love affirmations.
Since I get asked this question regularly, here comes my yoga retreat 2021 roundup. Also, boy don’t we all need a bit of hope for traveling opportunities these days! So this is a collection of the best 2021 yoga retreats that I have either been visiting or have been dreaming of visiting this new year. You’ll find retreats for all levels and budgets — from luxury yoga retreats abroad to more affordable yoga retreats near me and you — because that may well be as far as we can go for now due to the current circumstances. The practice of yoga can be done anywhere in the world, just bring your yoga mat.
You might have noticed that things have gotten a little weird over on Instagram recently. If you haven’t, well it is time you do be in the known. Someone mentioned to me there was some sort of a celery juice UTI movement happening unbeknownst to most normal people, one of the purported claims being that it could be beneficial to those with chronic urinary tract infections.