Varkala – India’s Bondi Beach

The conductor at the train station proudly shows us the 50+ year old equipment which allows him to manage the passing trains without interruptions, nor crashes. The five ancient phones on his simple office desk remind me of visits to my great-granny’s when I was a little girl and the round dials were still put…

Amma’s Ashram

The 2.5 hours train trip from Thirandrum to Karunagappaly went almost disappointingly smooth. After all the adventurous and tumultuous Indian train stories I had come across, my awesome travel friend Cat and I were prepared for the worst – only to find ourselves with ample space, remarkably clean toilets and chai and sweets vendors passing…

Excursion to the tip

Days in the bubble, aka our stunning yoga retreat centre, pass quickly and fluidly. One and a half hours yoga and Pranayam at 7am, breakfast thereafter. Then people flock off to do their things: Meandering down to the beach, getting a coconut or chai in town, reading, writing, meditating or heading in for an ayurvedic…

Rainbow Chai at the Bazaar

Our daily full and complete yoga practices have been following the chakras. It was no coincidence that on the day of Manipura, our inner sun and powerhouse, we had planned to explore Thirundum’s culture and bazaars. We hit the road, filled with a powerful sunrise flow and, as always, delicious breakfast served with ocean views…

Day 3 in Kerala

I open my eyes to the sounds of the Arabian Sea caressing Kerala’s sandy shores with it’s gentle waves. Fishing boats are bobbing in the not so far distance waiting for the morning catch. The Mohadzin starts singing his daily call for prayer from the nearby mosque. What an eccentric mix of people, cultures, religions…

First impressions of India

The 24 hours in Singapore came and went like a dream: A luscious spa and roof-top bath in the dim moonlight flickering through the misty air; a lazy morning after a great night’s sleep in the coziest white, fluffy hotel bed; a stroll through the miniature streets around Arab Street as the sweet little shops…

Plane destination: Next chapter

The dreaded farewell from my family lies in the past. After a moment of tears once my three kids disappeared behind the corner to board their plane to Argentina with dad, another feeling of ease and freedom quickly spread through my body. This trip wasn’t only going to be a massive milestone for them in…

Vegan Bircher Muesli

The other day I wrote about the five koshas in yoga anatomy. Today, we emerge into spring with grounding. If music nourishes my open heart and bliss sheath (Anandamaya Kosha), Tantra strengthens my intuition and inner vision (Vijnanamaya Kosha), Meditation quietens my monkey mind (Manomaya Kosha) and Pranayam, breath work, balances my energy field (Pranamaya…

Ekam Yoga Festival

I’m still integrating after a deep shammanic journey one-week off in the Blue Mountains and not surprisingly life’s business has thrown me straight into an involuntary spring cleanse. This is my body saying to to going from no speed to 150kmh in no time. Once I find my words I will try and give my…