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Travel Mama: Guatemala

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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

Ridin’ Dirty – Getting Back Into Your Daily Practice

Posted by in Meditation, Yoga on the Road

I have had a daily or almost-daily practice for close to five years. It started off with a daily exercise regime, then I became a yoga teacher and that reset my schedule to include daily meditation and yoga. Over the years, it’s become a lot looser; I exercise daily, practice some form of yoga, whether it be breath work or meditation or asana. I don’t over think it, but I knew I needed it- every day. Then I got pregnant. In the beginning I had a lot of resentment towards…read more

A Guide to Yoga In Antigua, Guatemala

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Antigua, Guatemala has been my home for the past two years on and off. One of the frustrations I found moving here, and hopefully I will help solve for anyone coming through in future, is that it was really hard to get reliable information on what kind of yoga was available in town. Even though it’s a tourist town where everyone is promoting 24-7 to the tsunami of tourists coming through, there are often only a few players on the advertising field and like many places, it takes time and…read more

Tikal 2 Ways

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Located in the Peten region, in a lush rain forrest, Tikal is one of the largest uncovered Mayan archeological sites in North America. The most common way to see Tikal is to fly or bus into Flores, the sleepy Italianesque island near by, book a hotel or hostel there for a few days and make the trek into Tikal with a tour and guide for sunset or sunrise. I’ve done it before and it’s decent. But knowing what I know now about Tikal, I’d never do it again. Here’s my…read more

Equilibrio: A Festival On The Beach – El Cuco, El Salvador

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There is a festival in Costa Rica called Envision that takes place in March every year. About 5,000 people make the pilgrimage from their Western countries and surrounding latino ones annually. When a mammoth festival like this blows up, it tends to spawn many other tiny festivals along the wander road of hippies. Some of them are great and some of them heavily miss the mark. Equilibrio is one such festival that has hit the bullseye. In it’s second year, the small but very infectious 4 day event takes place…read more

Serenity Eco Guesthouse-Canggu, Bali

Posted by in Studio Review, Yoga on the Road

In the spring of 2013, I lived at the Serenity Eco Guesthouse (Villa Serenity) for almost a month. I initially found it by Google search-I was looking for a place to stay in Bali that had a yoga studio and decent backpacker prices. After staying for a week, I moved into a home for the next six weeks but I eventually came back to spend a month before flying home to Toronto. The story is that a couple started it in 2003, initially it was just their villa as well…read more

Source Farm-Yoga in Jamaica

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If you Google search: yoga + Jamaica, you’ll only get tourist spots. Bikram and Negril Yoga and other spots on the North shore. No shade for those places, they are businesses and everyone has a right to own one, but I was not looking to hang out with tourists at an all-inclusive when I booked my flight to Jamaica in search of something more. Fun Fact #1: did you know that tourism is part of the reason why Jamaica has remained poor? Foreign nationals own most of the hotels and services and…read more

Lover and Beloved, Tantra 2 at Inanitah

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I took a tantra course last fall on the island of Ometepe in Nicaragua at a lovely intentional community called, Inanitah. It was by far the most terrifying experience of my life. Maybe that means I’ve had a pretty cushy life, but either way it was the most incredible and brutal thing I’ve but myself through to date. I wrote about it here a while back. The course is actually three weeks in length but can be taken in individual, week-long modules. After completing the first week, Self and Source, I…read more

Mystical Yoga Farm-Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

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I had the pleasure of spending the weekend at the Mystical Yoga Farm near Santiago on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala this weekend. It’s the off season right now, so my friend Grace and I had the place all to ourselves. Luckily, my good friend Jah is the manager and put together a lovely getaway package for us. For $45 USD a night you get to stay either in a dorm or a private casita, have three delicious meals which are made from produce grown on the farm as much as…read more