Meteora is hands down the most jaw droppingly unreal and otherworldly destination I’ve ever visited. Hands. down. Its name means “suspended in the air”, and once you have explored the area you will understand how that came about. Located in the central region of Greece, Meteora is home to 6monasteries and nunneries precariously perched atop massive rock pillars. What’s truly amazing is that these 6 monasteries are still active sites of worship, and while car parks and stairways now replace baskets and ropes, visiting Meteora feels like taking a giant leap back in time.
Picture yourself practicing Yoga with like-minded yoga lovers, the wind in your hair and the beach just a few steps away. Traveling and taking part in a Yoga retreat is a wonderful way to fill your cup and enhance wellness, explore new parts of the world, be a part of the international Yoga community and most importantly: immerse yourself in Yoga. Yoga retreats provide an outlet to truly integrate the various limbs of Yoga into your daily life and routine: did you know that poses (asanas) are only one aspect
Ayubowan! As you step out of the vehicle and walk towards the reception you are greeted by smiling staff with their palms together in front of the heart. Ayubowan is a Sri Lankan greeting that means “may you live long” – how lovely is that? When my boyfriend got the week off work and asked if I wanted to stay a night at the new Anantara property in Tangalle, I jumped on that opportunity like Pizza Rat on a greasy slice of pepperoni pizza. We had visited the restaurants at Anantara Peace Haven
Finding a yoga studio in San Diego is not a hard task, but finding a yoga studio filled with talented unique teachers, a strong community, and supportive vibes is a lot harder to come by. Then, I found Indie Yoga in Ocean Beach through their special introductory offer of an unlimited month for $39. Indie Yoga has created a sanctuary for those looking to deepen their spiritual and physical practice amongst a synergetic community. This place became a home away from home for me and developed my love of yoga
The Big Buddha, Avenue of Stars, the Peak, Man Mo Temple, Stanley Market, Temple Street…these are but a few of the typical “Top 10” places to visit in Hong Kong that you hear or read about. Not to say that they are’t spectacular and fun, but there are a whole host of off-the-beaten-path places to visit and things to do in Hong Kong that the guide books don’t tell you about. If you’re planning a trip to Hong Kong, I’ve teamed up with some fellow travel aficionados to put together
Let me start by saying a few things: you do not have to quit your job in order to travel, and quitting is not the right/best move for everyone. You can travel with a full-time job, in fact many amazing people do it and do it well, and there are plenty of other options like asking for a sabbatical or finding a way to work remotely. This article is not focused on deciding whether or not to quit (only you can decide what’s right for YOU), but rather what to do once you have
Rottnest Island is a small island off the coast of Western Australia and is best known for its population of quokkas (a small marsupial – only the cutest animal ever), as well as pristine beaches and swimming spots. The island got its name from a Dutch captain who mistook the adorable quokkas for giant rats, and gave the island its name of “rotte nest”, meaning “rat nest” in Dutch. The island has also served as a penal colony, army barracks and prisoner of war camp, but is now a popular holiday destination.
It’s no secret that Hong Kong is full of amazing restaurants: Hong Kong has one of the world’s highest per capita concentrations of eateries – there is 1 restaurant for every 300 people! Since putting together my list of my top 5 restaurant choices in Hong Kong I have decided that there is no way to limit it to just 5 places to stuff your face, so here is part 2 and 5 more crowd-pleasers! These are restaurants that I frequent often and love taking out-of-town visitors to, let me know
There are “go-to” poses that we love to practice (I love you, Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana!) and find their way into our practice frequently, and others that fall by the wayside. This can be due to a number of reasons: they may be difficult to incorporate into the flow of a sequence, seem too “simple”, don’t feel extremely intense, or we might not fully appreciate the benefits of the asana. While a deep backbend or arm balance may feel extremely invigorating and challenging, we can learn to embrace these 10 underrated yoga
Having spent the majority of my life in Hong Kong, I feel it is my duty to appoint myself an enthusiastic ambassador for this beautiful city. There are some common misconceptions about Hong Kong (no, it’s not part of Japan – and yes, I have actually been asked if I speak Japanese on multiple occasions) but also some cool facts that you might not know. If you’re planning a visit to Hong Kong, here are 11 things you should know before your trip! 1. Not just a concrete jungle It’s often