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Traveling Single Moms – We Out Here: Shine A Life

Posted by in Travel Mom

Now that I’m not just a traveling yogi, but a single mom-yogi-traveling-with-baby, I figure there must be more like me right? Turns out there is a nice little tribe of us carting our offspring around the world. Emily Lancaster, from Shine a Life was kind enough to tell me her single mom story, what it’s like to travel with her daughter and how she adjusts to life on the road plus one. What’s your single mom story in a nutshell? I am terrible at explaining things in a nutshell! I’ll…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

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

Posted by in Yoga on the Road

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

A Weekend in St. John’s, Newfoundland

Posted by in Food, Yoga on the Road

DAY 1 I’ve just spent a few days in St. John’s, the capital of Newfoundland and the most Eastern city in Canada. It’s the 20th largest in the country; which means it’s just a bit bigger than Barrie, ON and a bit smaller than Sherbrooke, QC. You wouldn’t know how small it is if you went on the shocking number of yoga studios (about the same as Montreal, the second largest city in Canada) or on prices (rental and housing prices are somewhere between Montreal and Toronto) and it doesn’t…read more

Sivananda Ashram Val-Morin, Quebec

Posted by in Paths Of Yoga, Studio Review

  In my travels through Central America as a yoga teacher, I meet many many yogini’s along the way. There’s more new teachers here than anywhere else in the world it seems (although clearly there is a very solid case to be made for India). Costa Rica is churning them out like Big Macs these days. But I’m often surprised that so few are aware of traditional forms of yoga, as in the Four Paths: Jhana, Karma, Bhakti, and Raja. Sure, most people have heard of Ashtanga (Raja) but so…read more