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Self-Care While Traveling: Erase Sitting Stiffness

A love of travel means you will frequently be on planes, trains and in cars for more time than the average person. As yogi travelers, when you arrive at your destination, being ready to hit your mat for your practice or teaching is of utmost importance. If you find your…

A Checklist For Your Dreams

[av_heading heading=’A Checklist for Your Dreams’ tag=’h3′ style=” size=” subheading_active=” subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”][/av_heading] [av_image src=’http://yogatrade.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/IMG_9893-1-1030×687.jpg’ attachment=’53236′ attachment_size=’large’ align=’center’ animation=’no-animation’ link=” target=” styling=” caption=” font_size=” appearance=”][/av_image] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] One of my dreams is to travel the world surfing and teaching yoga. But everyone around me said “No”. What…

10 Ways Traveling in Asia Changed Me

I have been dreaming of traveling in Asia since I was a student in undergraduate university because I was mesmerized by eastern culture. This was even before I became a yoga teacher — and it was a force greater than I can explain pulling me in the exact direction my…

The Company We Keep

Do we ever know who we really are? What we really want? Or are we an accumulation of the ideas, values, ambitions and goals of the company we keep? The 5th person syndrome, a concept I became recently aware of, which put simply, means -we become the company we keep….

Reasons to Start Living Yoga Today

Yoga is an entire science of living which works on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. The movement towards living yoga is one which brings back the depth to the practice, helping us navigate our relationships with the world around us, offering tools that promote mindfulness and present moment…

The Nomadic Yogi Lifestyle

I first became aware of The Yoga Nomads when I read this super resourceful article for yoga teachers. It is no secret that the nomadic yogi lifestyle is continuing to gain momentum and it is inspiration from people like this that make it just a little bit easier for some…

Treat Your Heart

[av_hr class=’invisible’ height=’50’ shadow=’no-shadow’ position=’center’ custom_border=’av-border-thin’ custom_width=’50px’ custom_border_color=” custom_margin_top=’30px’ custom_margin_bottom=’30px’ icon_select=’yes’ custom_icon_color=” icon=’ue808′ font=’entypo-fontello’ av_uid=’av-3axfa3g’] Slow down. Listen. Breathe. Feel. [av_hr class=’invisible’ height=’50’ shadow=’no-shadow’ position=’center’ custom_border=’av-border-thin’ custom_width=’50px’ custom_border_color=” custom_margin_top=’30px’ custom_margin_bottom=’30px’ icon_select=’yes’ custom_icon_color=” icon=’ue808′ font=’entypo-fontello’ av_uid=’av-318eza4′] No matter how many times I say, think, or hear those words; it is never…

How to Begin Your Journey as a Traveling Yoga Teacher

I’ve been a yoga teacher for two and a half years, and a traveling yoga teacher for about a year now. I regularly get questions about my adventures, and how I made the shift from living a relatively typical lifestyle in the States to teaching in other countries and living…

5 Amazing Destinations for Yoga Surf Adventures

Through out our life travels we all meet people that have that “spark”. We also make pilgrimages to places that really make us feel “alive”. Here are 5 places to enjoy the yoga surf lifestyle while also really tapping into connection.  The magic of these destinations does not solely come from…

Travel Yourself Healthy

Earlier this year, my bearded better half and I decided to escape real, responsible adult life in the city for a travel adventure which is taking us from Costa Rica to Argentina, via all of the snowy peaks, sandy beaches, yoga classes, jungle treks and waterfall dips possible. The main…

Making It Up As We Go Along

Have you ever dreamed about living in a van down by the river? Here is a little inspiration to follow that dream. Meet Holly Gable. Holly, her boyfriend Angus, and their dog Jella are ‘Making It Up As We Go Along‘ while living, loving, and learning in their home-on-wheels.  “Yoga…

Holistic Adventures & Green Goat Guides

It seems as though more and more people these days want to get rid of all their “stuff”, pack a bag and travel the world. Many people are already doing this; creating a life for themselves thru travel while inspiring along the way. As travel tourism becomes more popular we…

Hair Pulled Back

Since I was a kid, I had this natural habit of aggressively pulling my hair back into a horrifically messy bun when things were about to “go down for real.” This hairstyle accompanied me through soccer games, track meets, the ACT, college tests, dance parties and the beginnings of my…

The Best of (FREE) Yoga on YouTube

Last year I spent 262 days traveling on the road for work. Needless to say, finding a routine or getting into a daily grind can be quite a difficult task, especially when it comes to working out and keeping my stress levels at bay. During my travels, some of the…

Trust the Universe and Go for it!

If you are entertaining the idea of traveling and teaching yoga, let me be the first to say, [av_hr class=’invisible’ height=’50’ shadow=’no-shadow’ position=’center’ custom_border=’av-border-thin’ custom_width=’50px’ custom_border_color=” custom_margin_top=’30px’ custom_margin_bottom=’30px’ icon_select=’yes’ custom_icon_color=” icon=’ue808′ font=’entypo-fontello’ av_uid=’av-2euuvp2′] “Go! Do it! Trust the universe and go for it!”  [av_hr class=’invisible’ height=’50’ shadow=’no-shadow’ position=’center’ custom_border=’av-border-thin’ custom_width=’50px’…

Living the Surf and Yoga Dream

Ever dream about traveling the world to pursue a never ending exploration of surf and yoga? The story of Yawen Huang is a wonderful example of how you CAN make your dreams your reality. In this article Yawen shares her experiences and talks about her current Yoga Trade work exchange at…

Yoga Work Exchange in Panama

How Did I Get Here? The Unexpected Fruits I Found After Giving Up the Reins A Yoga Work Exchange Story [av_hr class=’invisible’ height=’50’ shadow=’no-shadow’ position=’center’ custom_border=’av-border-thin’ custom_width=’50px’ custom_border_color=” custom_margin_top=’30px’ custom_margin_bottom=’30px’ icon_select=’yes’ custom_icon_color=” icon=’ue808′ font=’entypo-fontello’ av_uid=’av-4zpaeq9′] It was my last night at Palmar Tent Lodge and the sky was painted with…

What I Learned from Four Women and the Island of Belize

I don’t care how many besties you have, going on a vacation with a bunch of women – complete strangers at that – is probably the best thing you can do for your soul. In February I went on the beta retreat with a company called Reset Retreat, an exclusive…

Learning to Be a Teacher

Before arriving in Kampot, Cambodia I knew what I was signing up for, but when it came down to it, the day before my first class, I was petrified. Banteay Srey expects their yoga teachers to lead one or two classes per day with a short morning class for the…

Yoga Travel: 5 Reasons To Take Your Practice On The Road

If a yoga practice is about growth, there may be some surprising things holding you back. While a dedicated home and studio practice is super important, there is always room for more. Perhaps you’ve ventured into the great outdoors to take a class in the park. Or even gone out…

It’s Been Real

For the last year, I’ve been the head resident yoga teacher at Hariharalaya Retreat Center in the Cambodian countryside. As our week-long retreats come to an end, and we bid farewell to our guests, it’s not uncommon to hear them say, “well, back to the real world”. Sometimes I’ll give…

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