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Acro Yoga: The Yoga of Play

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Our good friend, Sara Angelus, was kind enough to walk us through WTF is Acro Yoga anyway? So what is this craze that floods social networks like instagram and Facebook feeds with pictures and videos of couples and groups of people performing tricks of balance and strength in which you can generally pick out something that resembles the “asanas” or postures that you’ve seen or tried sometime in a yoga studio? The term “Acroyoga” itself is a relatively new term coined in the early 21st century by a coupling of…read more

Have Baby, Will Travel: Playa Mazunte, Mexico

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After a stellar trip to Lake Atitlan, we made the 12 hour journey over the boarder back home to San Cristobal with heavy hearts. It was the first time that I had so much help with Luna, and coming home to an empty house was even less exciting than it sounds. Luckily, my good friend, Sara, was in town and offered us a ride to Mazunte with her a few days after we returned. Having nothing holding us in San Cris, we gladly jumped at the opportunity to take the…read more

What to Actually Expect When You’re Expecting Two

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Our good friend MotherInTheWild has just had her second, ten years apart from the first. New marriage, new baby, new ball of wax. She shares how she’s managed to keep her head up, while navigating two with grace *** {Full Disclosure: This list is generated from a perspective (mine) that is coming from 10 years of singlemotherhood, continual attempts at blending families, my late-thirties, a miscarriage, and drenched in well-accepted mom-guilt. Maybe you have it made in the shade over there and you find me totally un-relatable; maybe you are…read more

Retreating into Darkness

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Jyotir is a long time friend and no-nonsense hippie on what we call “the path” around these parts. He’s also old hat at sensory deprivation meditation and agreed to tell us his thoughts on dark retreats. *** I took my first dark retreat in Guatemala, in a vacant building on a dirt road between two towns on Lake Atitlan. The top half of the building was unoccupied (except perhaps by the ghosts of my imagination) and the bottom half was four  adobe walls with a hobbit-sized door and no windows….read more

Is Water Yoga for real?

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There are so many forms of yoga these days, and I don’t wanna knock anyone who’s into yoga aerobics or yoga with weights or whatever the hell half this gym stuff is. If that is the doorway for you, then walk that path my brethren. Personally, I thought yoga was a workout for skinny people for years before I went to India to investigate further. Living in Canada, yoga was an exercise, a physical activity, something former gymnasts and dancers did on Sundays. I literally knew nothing of meditation or…read more

Have Baby, Will Travel: Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

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I have been traveling by myself since I was 4, yes 4! My parents lived a three hour plane ride from each other and since it was the 80s, kids were more independent then, and they just decided to put me on a plane twice a year to fly across the country and see my dad. I practically came of age in an airport. By the time I was 26, I had moved to New York alone at 18 and then did a year in University in England; traveled around…read more

Kundalini Yoga – The Yoga Of Awareness

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We invited fellow writer and yogi, Michelle Lipper, to explain once and for all to us: what the hell is Kundalini Yoga anyway? Let me start of by saying that if you have never heard of Kundalini Yoga, you are not alone. And if you have recently started hearing about it more and more, well you are not alone either. Kundalini Yoga it is gaining popularity and notoriety at a rapid rate- thanks in large part to teachers like Guru Jaget whose new book is on the NYT Bestseller list…read more

Postpartum Yoga

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Now that I’ve made it through the mine field that is “pregnancy fear traps” – the constant horror stories that people tell you about their pregnancies – almost none of which I actually experienced, cause it turns out, surprise surprise, a healthy lifestyle leading up to pregnancy pays off in dividends; I’m deep in the thick of the mine field that is “birth fear” stories. There is a loose peppering of postpartum stories that are starting but I’m sure will pour down on me once I am through the excruciating-worse-than-gun-shots…read more

Desa Seni , Canggu – Bali

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Every yoga studio has a vibe, a sort of personality onto itself.  Desa Seni, a high end eco resort and retreat space in Canggu, Bali is definitely the celebrity rehab of yoga studios on the island – the vibe is chic, LA rich mommies on vacation, but don’t let that fool you – there is little ego here. I used to live up the street on a rice field, in a more local part of town (read: affordable) but you bet your ass I went to Desa Seni regularly. Sure I…read more

10 Minute Meditation for Beginner Minds

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My meditation practice is completely gone. The most I can manage as a daily practice is morning prayer and puja to Ganesha with a little kirtan while I make breakfast. Being super super pregnant, I cannot do asana practice like I could and that has helped flushed the remainder of my meditation practice down the toilet. But I need to get back and my ego has fully surrendered that I need to start at step 1. Here are my top 10 minute meditations. Set a timer, try them all. Mindfulness…read more