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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

Single Moms, We Out Here – Irene Atkins, New Mindfulness

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Irene from New Mindfulness, is a single mom of one, to her son Ilo. She explains to us how New Mindfulness came about, her single mom journey, as well as her traveling to Asia with her son to study with Buddhist monks and the importance of not rushing in airports with kids. What’s Your Single Mom Story in a Nutshell? My son’s father and I intentionally conceived my son. We were planning to start our family together, however when I was pregnant, we both fell into a financial storm, and I made the…read more

Anna Yoga – The Yoga of Food

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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

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“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

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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

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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

The Yoga Forest – San Marcos, Guatemala

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Nestled above infamous hippie town, San Marcos, lies The Yoga Forest. It’s a beautiful walk through a trail marked by painted rocks that twists past houses and through a sparse forest until you come to a gate marked “The Yoga Forest”. Upon entering, there are close to 100 hundred steer stairs left for you on your journey and they are well worth it. Once you breathlessly make it to the top of the stairs, there is an open concept kitchen waiting for you with plenty of filtered water to gulp…read more

A Guide to Yoga at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

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The drive itself to Lake Atitlan reveals the majesty of one of the most mystical lakes in the world in perfect measure. From Antigua, it’s two full on hours of winding roads at break neck speeds that can make even the steeliest traveller queazy. Approaching Solola, you get squeezed through road blocks of Mayan men in traditional clothing and cowboy hats on narrow streets, winding up and down volcanic mountains. And then the foliage breaks and you get a clear view of the lake below and it’s serene vista is…read more

Single Moms, We Out Here: Bojana Zindo

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B, as she has been known to me since we met on the internet and realized we shared pretty much everything in common, is a single mom by choice to a baby Remi and is just coming off MAT leave where she used her time to travel the world with her cub. To say she is an inspiration is dumbing the whole thing way down, below is her single mom story and what she has learned and loved about traveling the world with her son.  What’s your Single Mom story in…read more

Restorative Yoga: The Slow Yoga Arts

Posted by in Paths Of Yoga

As a yoga teacher, I get asked a lot about all the kinds of yoga that make you sweat, but few new students inquire about restorative yoga. Until they break a bone or tear a ligament or need a hip replacement, then suddenly, their ego sufficiently beaten down, they humbly show up at a restorative class. If the class is popular, they will be greeted by long term asana junkies, and other yoga teachers, since it usually takes a few years on the yoga journey before one gets hooked on…read more