Pregnant Surfer

So yep, there I was pregnant. And while I welcomed my widening hips, bulging breasts and quickly growing belly, what I feared most was the dreadful day I would have to take that temporary leave of absence from surfing.

Santosha raises funds for Bumi Sehat Foundation in Bali, Indonesia

(Update : We raised nearly $2000 for Bumi Sehat in total) My name is Kori Hahn.  Let me introduce myself,  I am the founder of Santosha Society which offers boutique surf trips around the world.  More than just that, I am currently 8 months pregnant with my first child.  I have decided to give birth at Bumi Sehat Foundation which is located in Ubud, Bali, …

SADHANA TO SURF by Chrystal Fitzgerald

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{ reblogged from www.thedawnchronicles.com}  Although it sounds like the name of a far away city, secret surf spot or new car, Sadhana translates to Spiritual Practice and is predicated on self discipline. Self discipline sounds like work! Eeek! I know, who wants more work right? And Spiritual, whats that all about? Does this mean religion?? Sadhana refers neither to a specific religion, nor the negative connotation …

Sri Lanka Surf and Yoga Retreat Video

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This sweet video was made by photographer and filmmaker Philly Lewis who joined us in Sri Lanka last March for a week of surfing and yoga. The week was spent sleeping within earshot of the waves, underneath a field of towering palm trees, and eating three incredible Ayurvedic meals a day. We surfed perhaps Sri Lanka’s best surf breaks, made new friends and reconnected with old ones in …

Breakdowns to Breakthroughs

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Lessons from the bottom of my broken heart A month ago, I could not even write. I was too broken. Everyday I would wake to the same unwanted reality. I was stuck at the bottom of a dark cold hole, deeply depressed. Getting out of bed took all the energy I had. Life became the opposite of the story I had worked so hard to create. Life seemed to …

Morocco Surf Trip

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From the french seaside cafes in Essouira to the tiny wooden fishing boats in Imsouane.  The wind peels the bright colorful paint off the corners of buildings like bark from a tree.  The people are kind and the waves are good. Right hand point breaks can be found north and south of the humble little surfer’s haven of Taghazout.  Tajines are served in pipping hot clay pots and the …

Ayurvedic First Aid Kit

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{Published on Yoganonymous) Ayurvedic medicine is a practical science that evolved in India. In fact, the name “Ayurveda” derives from Sanskrit, meaning the “science of life.” If that sounds a little broad, it’s because it is. Ayurvedic medicine is all about creating a holistically healthy lifestyle striving to create harmony between the body, mind, and spirit.

A Guide to Balancing Your Hormones

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{published on Yoganonymous}   Without women and their infamous hormones, we would live on a planet empty of humans.  Our hormones are a critical part of human existence, yet we really don’t hear much about them.  I am nearly 35 years old,  somewhere between my first period and my last.  The past two years, I have taken a deeper look into hormones, menstruation, menopause and …