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Masaya: Be Mindful, Go Local -Secret Spot in Nicaragua

Posted by in Yoga on the Road

Nicaragua is known for its beaches, surf and yoga retreats. Fast becoming an alternative to Costa Rica, especially for Canadians. For me, this type of vacation travel is trite and dated. I’m not interested in being put in a tourist bubble and merely experiencing something cheaper, somewhere else, off the backs of locals so I can “destress” at a massive cost to the environment and economy. It’s not to say I don’t end up doing this type of travel, cause sometimes it’s all there is available for an outsider like me;…read more

The Art Warehouse – San Juan Del Sur

Posted by in Food, Travel Mom

A few years ago, I wrote a piece here called, “San Juan Del Sur Sober”,where I outlined all the good stuff to do in this boozy tourist town in South Nicaragua that didn’t include booze. A lot has changed in a few years. First off, El Gato Negro, a pilar of the SJDS day community and hands down the best book store and cafe vibes in all of Central America (yes, I am going THAT far) has sadly closed, leaving a huge hole in the alterna market. Buddha’s Garden, which…read more

Good Geisha Donates Expertise to Acid Burn Victims in India

Posted by in Paths Of Yoga, Yoga on the Road

My very good friend Amber, owner and head tattoo maven at The Good Geisha in Toronto, has been tattooing women cosmetically since way before perfect eyebrows were a basic staple of the modern female face. When it was embarrassing but still liberating, and always taboo. She has tattooed nipples on women who have had mastectomy’s, giving them new confidence in their post-cancer bodies and she has done the micro-blading of all the blonde women in my family – including myself, forever liberating us from the bald face look. My mother…read more

Full Moon Manifestation

Posted by in Meditation, Yoga on the Road

The Full Moon is a time of completion  and letting go. If you are one of these hippies (so many of my friends) who lives your life by the moon cycle instead of the calendar’s you buy at Office Depot, then you are using both the new moon and full moon to manifest your destiny. The new moon is the time to plant seeds and the full moon is the time to harvest them. There is also an astrological angle – where are these moons landing in your birth chart…read more

Travel Mama: Guatemala

Posted by in Travel Mom, Yoga on the Road

This is a quick note really to say that after a lot of emails and messages and questions, I’ve finally put together a trip for mom’s and their kids. I have done a lot of solo travel in my life, and I’ve traveled with a dog (which is glorious as well) but traveling with my daughter was a whole new world. It’s like solo travel except everyone talks to you and treats you like you are welcome. People want to help you and tell you about their kids and congratulate…read more

Venezuela: A Country Torn Asunder by Oil

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A fellow digital nomad, Beth McIntyre, living in Colombia recently took a trip down to the Colombia-Venezuela boarder and crossed over for a day. What she found was shocking. Once the richest country in South America with massive biodiversity and known for their oil export, the country has been in almost total ruin since 2013 when Hugo Chavez died – she shared with us some of her impressions over the boarder. Where are you visiting in Venezuela and what brought you there? We entered from the Colombian border that runs between…read more

Anna Yoga – The Yoga of Food

Posted by in Paths Of Yoga

Anna Yoga is the yoga of food and nourishment. It’s not holding some Instagram level posture while eating a smoothie bowl, or being the most strict raw vegan in New York City, it has absolutely nothing to do with ego, looks, or even what you eat. Annapurna is the name of the Indian goddess of food and nourishment; she is said to have fed the world. In the Hindu faith, food worship and including items of food in daily worship/offerings is a common and prt of daily prayers. How do…read more

Misfit Studio – Toronto, Canada

Posted by in Studio Review

“Rooted in yoga, informed by pilates and inspired by dance”, says creator of Misfit Studio as well as the Misfit Method, Amber J, from the opening video on the website’s homepage. There are elements of form, mysticism, and mindful use of language in their teaching method. The story is the studio’s been around on Queen St. for ages where they have always combined pilates and yoga in a modern, almost rebel way. Now there’s a second studio on Ossington. They have over 10 classes a day focusing on movement, strength and…read more

Mindfulness: 5 Minute Meditation Trick – Breath

Posted by in Mindfulness

Many people ask me how to meditate. It’s pretty much accepted now that meditation is a key component in living a healthy, holistic lifestyle. But how to do it? Well, you don’t need to sit for an hour every morning like an urban monk. If you can commit to 5 minutes a day for 30 days, then you got something pretty sweet going. Gandhi said it takes 3-4 months to make any kind of meaningful change in your life, so just keep at it for a season and see where…read more

Single Moms, We Out Here – Angie Davis, The AniccaWay

Posted by in Travel Mom

Angie Davis is an incredible single mom of two. Her boys are Japanese/Australian and are now living in beautiful tents with their mom in native Australia in preparation for a trek through Nepal later this year to raise money and awareness for women who are abuse survivors with Angie’s foundation, The Aniccaway. She is also a co-founder of Single Mom Travel. An abuse survivor herself, Angie is passionate about female empowerment, travel and surfing. She and her sons, 5 and 7, spend most of the year in Australia, and three…read more