Relaxing at An Bang Beach

Relaxing at An Bang Beach

Hội An is a charming town on the central coast of Vietnam. Inside is the well-known "Ancient Town", a beautifully preserved trading port from the 15th to 19th century. The architecture and culture represent the various influences that have created the site, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town area is blocked off to motorists and can only be accessed via foot or bicycle. We rented bikes and rode around in the evening. There are beautiful canals that cut through the streets, and you can see distinct differences in certain areas between Japanese, French, Vietnamse & Chinese influences. There are bridges, soap houses, temples, colonial buildings, and color all around.

My adventures around Hội An, Vietnam

My adventures around Hội An, Vietnam

Hội An is a charming town on the central coast of Vietnam. Inside is the well-known "Ancient Town", a beautifully preserved trading port from the 15th to 19th century. The architecture and culture represent the various influences that have created the site, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town area is blocked off to motorists and can only be accessed via foot or bicycle. We rented bikes and rode around in the evening. There are beautiful canals that cut through the streets, and you can see distinct differences in certain areas between Japanese, French, Vietnamse & Chinese influences. There are bridges, soap houses, temples, colonial buildings, and color all around.

Gili Air, my favourite of the three

Gili Air, my favourite of the three

Wow, it's been quite some time since I've published on the blog. In fact, it's now been over a year since we were in Indonesia. Being the Aquarian that I am, I couldn't just NOT finish the Southeast Asia Travel Diary series. Indonesia was the final stop! And so, with this post, I finally complete the travel series, and will get back to blogging about other cool things soon, I promise! Plus a podcast in the works!

The Vegan Option: Canggu

The Vegan Option: Canggu

Wow, it's been quite some time since I've published on the blog. In fact, it's now been over a year since we were in Indonesia. Being the Aquarian that I am, I couldn't just NOT finish the Southeast Asia Travel Diary series. Indonesia was the final stop! And so, with this post, I finally complete the travel series, and will get back to blogging about other cool things soon, I promise! Plus a podcast in the works!

Travelling around Canggu

Travelling around Canggu

Wow, it's been quite some time since I've published on the blog. In fact, it's now been over a year since we were in Indonesia. Being the Aquarian that I am, I couldn't just NOT finish the Southeast Asia Travel Diary series. Indonesia was the final stop! And so, with this post, I finally complete the travel series, and will get back to blogging about other cool things soon, I promise! Plus a podcast in the works!

The Vegan Option: Gili Air

The Vegan Option: Gili Air

Wow, it's been quite some time since I've published on the blog. In fact, it's now been over a year since we were in Indonesia. Being the Aquarian that I am, I couldn't just NOT finish the Southeast Asia Travel Diary series. Indonesia was the final stop! And so, with this post, I finally complete the travel series, and will get back to blogging about other cool things soon, I promise! Plus a podcast in the works!

The Vegan Option: Hội An

The Vegan Option: Hội An

Hội An is a charming town on the central coast of Vietnam. Inside is the well-known "Ancient Town", a beautifully preserved trading port from the 15th to 19th century. The architecture and culture represent the various influences that have created the site, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town area is blocked off to motorists and can only be accessed via foot or bicycle. We rented bikes and rode around in the evening. There are beautiful canals that cut through the streets, and you can see distinct differences in certain areas between Japanese, French, Vietnamse & Chinese influences. There are bridges, soap houses, temples, colonial buildings, and color all around.

Serene Yoga Retreat in Bali, Indonesia

Serene Yoga Retreat in Bali, Indonesia

Serenity Eco Guesthouse is a family-run eco center that focuses on providing quality yoga programs that are accessible to all and to operating in a way that is synergistic with it's surroundings. We were impressed by the level of thought and attention that goes into the details of being environmentally friendly throughout this space. I'll talk more about the facilities and practices at Serenity Eco Guesthouse in a future article, but for now, I want to focus on highlighting their Serene Yoga Retreats.

Yogi Entrepreneur Part 3: Dreams Actualizing in Costa Rica (+ GIVEAWAY!)

Yogi Entrepreneur Part 3: Dreams Actualizing in Costa Rica (+ GIVEAWAY!)

Hey everyone! This is such an exciting post because literally all of my dreams ever manifested into reality. Pete, Zuko (our black cat) & I are finally in Costa Rica for good! I've talked A LOT on the blog about what I do in Costa Rica, so I won't recap that here but you can check out Part 1 & Part 2 to get caught up! There, I talk about the real estate deal that I was helping to broker, which actually finalized. Pete & I have been hired to manage the property: Hotel Nautilus. For me, it's a very sentimental property, as you will read if you check out Part 1 & Part 2. I will warn you that these series are a bit "wordier" than other posts on the blog. The reason for that is because so many people ask me HOW I get to live the life I live and I want to describe the process vividly. It's about ACTION & HARD WORK, and this series has chronicled some of what went into making this dream come true.

Psst... GIVEAWAY BELOW!

The Fashion of Yoga #8

The Fashion of Yoga #8

Spring & summer looks are in full effect and I'm loving what I'm seeing in the evolution of yoga fashion. Today, I have looks from Jala Clothing, Karma Athletics, Pheel Style & Karma Collective. You'll see the sexiest one-piece that can be worn for yoga, SUP, to surf, swim & more, a classy sweater top that can easily be worn out, a sparkly bra & a lovely mala bracelet stack that's the perfect accessory to wear to the studio & then out.

PLUS, a new tea from Your Tea that I'm in LOVE with! It's divine.

Travel Diary Days 44 - 51: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) & Vung Tau Beach, Vietnam

Travel Diary Days 44 - 51: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) & Vung Tau Beach, Vietnam

After our time in Cambodia, we headed to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam for 3 days & Vung Tau Beach for 4 days. We were very excited to see what Vietnam would be like, as we heard various things from travelers along the way (everyone has an opinion to share). I don't want to spoil the story, but overall, Vietnam was our favorite place that we visited! On the next Travel Diary, I'll talk about Hoi An, a charming ancient town that we adored & Hanoi.

This Travel Diary focuses on Ho Chi Minh City, which is still often referred to as Saigon - especially by the locals that we talked to.

I cover about the southern beach town of Vung Tau, which is interesting in it's own way. It was definitely a rich cultural experience. I am confident we will visit Vietnam again and spend more time there exploring.

The Fashion of Yoga #7: Yogi Surprise Jewelry Subscription Box

The Fashion of Yoga #7: Yogi Surprise Jewelry Subscription Box

Have you heard of a Yogi Surprise box?  It's a subscription box full of lovely conscious, health-inspired surprises! I started receiving them and it's so exciting! Each month, you get a new box (either a Lifestyle and/or a Jewelry box) with new goodies from different brands. I've received the March and the April jewelry boxes so far and I'm in love! The jewelry box has two pieces of jewelry and a piece of vegan chocolate (score!). I'm sort of a chocolate-oholic lately so this is a huge bonus for me. I'm sort of a chocolate snob! Anyone else out there particular about their chocolate bars?

 

Today, I'm featuring Yogi Surprise as we open up the March box and see what's inside. These cute boxes of love and awesomeness are sent out once a month so you can sign up in time for May!

 

Travel Diary Days 41 - 43: Siem Reap & Angkor Wat, Cambodia (Temple Photo Gallery)

Travel Diary Days 41 - 43: Siem Reap & Angkor Wat, Cambodia (Temple Photo Gallery)

The Temple Complex of Angkor Wat was built from the 6th to the 12th century (I also read 9th - 15th) and is steeped in history. There's far too much history to cover in this post, but there's plenty of information on-line about the rich and tumultuous history of the Khmer people and of Cambodia. It's worth researching and visiting if you've never been (Cambodia, in general, and Angkor Wat, for sure). Angkor Wat is probably the most popular tourist destination in Cambodia, from what I gathered, but there's definitely plenty else to see and enjoy. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Cambodia. 

The Fashion of Yoga #6

The Fashion of Yoga #6

Hey there! Back with more yoga fashion today. I'm loving the new spring collections that are coming out. As yoga continues to grow in popularity in the West, yoga and fitness apparel brands continue to evolve, with trends focusing on functionality and style appeal. I've owned my fair share of leggings. Today, I had the urge to wash all of my clothes - there's not much to wash... I don't have much aside from yoga clothing! Plus we were traveling for 3 months and someone was living in our house so I need to clear all the energy.

Anyway, as I was folding my leggings, I was able to think about each pair. Each has a different symbolic meaning on this journey of yoga and spiritual growth of mine and I love the different feminine aspects that each piece embodies. As yoga fashion continues to evolve, it's been cool to witness the progression of certain brands from their start to where they are now. Overall, I see brands using thicker, classier fabrics; classic cuts with hints of style and flair; prints from all over and your basic solids (black yoga clothing is always in style, and white pants are now my new fave!); supportive styles that compliment curves; and a commitment to style overall. Some looks come and go, some classics stay the same.

Yoga and fitness fashion is important because we deserve to look and feel good as we go from place to place during our day. From studio, to store, to lunch or coffee shop... I even wear many of my favorite fashion pieces in combination with other pieces to create looks for the evening.

Today, I have 4 new brands to feature today! Below, you'll find looks from Pheel Style, Malabella Jewels, Shakti Activewear & Arenose Swimwear. A gorgeous pair of leggings, a healing, magical, calming mala, a super-cute fruit hot yoga outfit & a sexy bikini await you. Plus, gorgeous photography and scenery, as always & links to shop.

Travel Diary Days 36 - 40: Elephant Nature Park in Cambodia (Video)

Travel Diary Days 36 - 40: Elephant Nature Park in Cambodia (Video)

Pete and I had the pleasure of experiencing 5 days at Elephant Nature Park in Cambodia. It was one of the most rewarding and enriching experiences of our lives. Elephant Nature Park is an elephant rescue and rehabilitation center (based in Northern Thailand, with projects in Cambodia & Myanmar as well). Volunteers come from all over to help and visit. They have executed dozens of rescues all over Southeast Asia, allowing for these sentient creatures to live out the rest of their lives in peace and comfort.

The Fashion of Yoga #5

The Fashion of Yoga #5

We are home from our 3-month adventure around Southeast Asia, and I have so many new lovely items to feature from around the world! I am happy to be home and will be working diligently to update the blog frequently. Sign up for the newsletter down below if you haven't yet as I will be sending out many updates on changes happening in my life! More exciting stuff is around the corner. 

In this issue of The Fashion of Yoga, I'm showing off some pieces from Karma AthleticsJala ClothingKarma Collective (a mala), and MI OLA Swimwear (a mermaid bikini)! You'll find stylish and high-quality leggings, the sexiest dance-inspired leggings around, a powerful and cleansing mala, and a fabulous bikini fit for your mermaid lifestyle. With summer around the corner, it's perfect for SUP Yoga and surfing

Travel Diary Days 26 - 35: Vagabond Temple in Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Travel Diary Days 26 - 35: Vagabond Temple in Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Pete & I had the pleasure of spending 9 amazing & enriching days at Vagabond Temple in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. We feel so blessed for the experiences we had there, and they have followed us on our journey through Southeast Asia. We feel more spiritually connected, we have a deeper understanding of yoga and Buddhism, we were spoiled with delicious homemade vegan food, and we felt (and still feel) part of the close & welcoming community that is Vagabond Temple.

Travel Diary Days 21 - 25: Koh Samui, Thailand & Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Travel Diary Days 21 - 25: Koh Samui, Thailand & Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Hey there! We spent a fabulous 5 days on the beautiful island of Koh Samui in Thailand. After that, we flew from Koh Samui to Bangkok and then to Phnom Penh, Cambodia to get ready for our next adventure! Before I get too ahead of myself, let's check out some of the Koh Samui highlights!

Gone Natural Part 2: Menstrual Cycle (+ Giveaway!)

Gone Natural Part 2: Menstrual Cycle (+ Giveaway!)

If you follow my blog, you know that I strive to live as naturally as possible! Like most people, I'm not PERFECT and I'm still navigating the different areas of my life that could use a touch-up. One area that's bothered me for a long time is my menstrual cycle. I've managed to ditch birth control and follow a natural method, which I'll talk about in another post of the Gone Natural series, so that's all set. However, I wanted to figure out a way to ditch tampons (read on for a giveaway!).