Advanced Yoga Weekend Retreat

Whether you are a yoga teacher or experienced student, this is YOUR weekend to nourish yourself (extended time for all parts of your practice – sunrise meditation, pranayam, guided asana), gently cleanse (Ayurvedic diet and other gentle cleansing elements throughout the weekend), improve your yoga (various workshops on bandhas, sound, energetics) and connect and grow…

Sometimes you have to lose yourself…

Sometimes… You have to lose yourself to find yourself again. You have to let him go, to fall in love all over again. You have to say your goodbyes, to experience the tender love and hopeful freshness of hugs when you embrace them again. Sometimes… You have to lose yourself in nothingness to redefine who…

Belonging

This poetry flew after a conversation with a dear yogi friend on cultural appropriation… … Humming like a bee. Breathing like Darth Vader. Yogi – am I allowed to be? Or just a cultural invader? Dancing like a star. Solid as a rock. My heart like diamonds afar, where to go, how to take stock?…

Peace. Gratitude. Joy.

My friends’ Sri Lankan hospitality has been nothing but humbling, heart-melting and all-encompassing. Today they send me off with a traditional farewell ceremony. When I bowed my red-ochre-dotted forehead into the rice, three rice grains stuck to it. Customarily this means I will have three children – and I do, and now that I’m sitting…

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…

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…

Yoga Nidra

http://www.youtube.com/watch This guided deep meditation is powerful beyond words, beyond deep relaxation, beyond a tool to calm down an anxious mind… Following the traditional format of Swami Satyananda and scientifically proven, a regular Yoga Nidra practice can rewrite your brain, freeing you from deep rooted trauma and unhelpful patterns. This way you open up to…