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Sri Lanka Surf and Yoga Retreat Video

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...

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Breakdowns to Breakthroughs

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...

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Morocco Surf Trip

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...

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Ayurvedic First Aid Kit

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...

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A Guide to Balancing Your Hormones

{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. ...

A yin yoga teacher training worth raving about

Long brown mermaid hair, chunky gold arm bangles, and massive hoop earrings enhance her natural goddess-like appearance. “Her presence fills the room with encouragement and inspiration” is how she was described to me long before I knew her.  She teaches yoga with a focus on consciously unraveling the body-mind connection...

The Tao of Surfing: Yin Yoga

The tides move from high to low as the moon rotates from new to full. In just one day the ocean’s energy can change from pumping waves with spitting barrels to flat calm seas perfect for snorkeling. Things are always changing. It is the ebb and flow...

योग ~ The Path of Yoga

 योग The Path of Yoga In Vedic Sanskrit, the literal meaning of the word "yoga"  is "to add", "to join", "to unite", or "to attach" from the root yuj.  The goal of yoga is "moksha" liberation.  So, we do yoga in an effort to unite us to the goal, liberation.  It is a path....