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Remembering Your Inner Freedom Through Slow Travel

When we speak about moksha, liberation; we know that it doesn’t depend on external reciprocity, for we can only become free from within. We don’t have to earn freedom, buy it, or get approved by anyone. We only need to be reminded of already being free and slow travel can…

Cultivating a Symbiotic Work Exchange

How to find your fit in work and travel trade As humans, we crave fulfillment. It’s an innate shared motivator that we need a reason for doing. Traveling enriches life simply by moving beyond self-imposed borders and routine mundanity, growing our world and mind with exploration and culture. Still, for…

Not Just a Trade But a Transformation

My Yoga Trade Experience in Colombia: How it Birthed Lotus Retreats! Yoga Trade inspired my life in a direction I could have never imagined until it was happening. A true transformation.  After a couple Yoga Teacher Trainings, I was deep in the yoga studio teacher hustle bouncing from studio to…

Metamorphosis: From Guiding Students to Guiding Teachers

Stepping into the role of a yoga teacher trainer has been something that has crossed my mind several times since I first started as a yoga teacher in 2018. But it didn’t come from a place of confidence that I could do this anytime soon. Yoga teacher trainers had to…

Entering My ‘Soft Girl Era’: Teaching Yoga in Paradise

How slowing down and teaching yoga in paradise allowed me to tap into my feminine energy and soothe my nervous system. Hi. I’m Katie. A yoga teacher & songwriter, who also happens to be a full-time Strategy Director at a creative ventures company in London. After years of trying to…

The Yoga Farm – Costa Rica: Take Me Back!

I had the magnificent pleasure of staying at the Yoga Farm for the majority of the month of December 2023 for the Jungle Residency Program. It took me this long (I’m writing this at the end of February) because I needed to get a grasp onto the most proper words…

Forgetting What You Know to Find Yourself

On vulnerability, building + breaking boundaries, and chance-taking to craft your life and become “teacher”. Those who practice yoga understand weightlessness, the equilibrium of calm and charge and the overwhelming desire to pay it forward. Teaching is no easy feat and undoubtedly evokes healthy doses of imposter syndrome and comparison…

Claiming Your Identity as a Yoga Teacher

A personal story about taking action, claiming your identity as a yoga teacher, and the magic of time. From Desert Seas to Songs of the Jungle: The Sahara was once a deep and vast tropical ocean, teeming with aquatic life. Its once brazen waters, kindred to today’s equatorial oceans, now…

Staying Open

In late September of 2022 I landed in Bali for my first trip to Indonesia’s well-known jewel of health-conscious travel, pumping surf, and yoga galore. However, I only spent a short 36 hours in Bali before departing. My real destination was a remote island in the archipelago. I had a…

Interning at Grand Canyon Eco Retreat

A Story of Calling, Listening to Your Gut, Divine Timing, and Interning at Grand Canyon Eco Retreat: Calling: I wanted something more, I needed something different. At my liberal arts college, one of the things I appreciated the most was guidance by some of my professors to identify my vocation,…

5 Ways My Yoga Trade Experience Made Me a Better Yoga Teacher

One of the most rewarding, fulfilling, and altering experiences I have had in my journey as a yoga teacher has been the time I spent teaching abroad. For years I dreamed of the opportunity to combine my two favorite things: travel and yoga. This past year I made my dreams…

Finding Importance Thru Simplicity

Lessons from a Yoga Trade Experience: Simplicity is one of the most underrated concepts. In these moments of simplicity, I’ve felt more whole, than ever before. These moments where life feels easy to surrender to. Maybe it’s the stars, without the city lights. Maybe it’s the people, the conversations, maybe…

Work Trade, Travel and Yoga

Work Trade is an incredible way to experience the world. Whether you head off to an exotic destination, or simply make a new connection in place closer to home, you are opening up to growth. It can be a chance to get a little (or a lot) out of your…

Diving In: The Yoga Trade Journey

I am not certain who introduced me to Yoga Trade, although I wish I knew so I could write them a thank you letter. It was shortly after my first 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Montezuma, Costa Rica at Anamaya Resort. “OMG…a website filled with yoga teaching jobs all…

Yoga Trade in the Maldives: Finding Freedom at Sea

In May and June 2018, my partner and I went on a ‘Yoga Trade’ as a surf guide / yoga instructor duo to the island of Himmafushi in the Maldives. A dream-like place of wonder where the waves peel perfectly off a right-hand reef break above crystalline seas teeming with…

A Yoga and Surfing Adventure Story

I have always shared a sentiment with close friends about how yoga and surfing simultaneously saved and ruined my ‘life’. A shift in perspective changes it all into a grand adventure story. Back in 2014, I had every ‘thing’. Great job, beautiful house and loving relationship. At the age of…

You Are The Writer Of Your Own Life

It has been such an incredibly beautiful journey with many lessons and blessings along the path.   This journey began back in Ireland after returning home for nearly 2 years, my soul was longing for something else, somewhere else and I wasn’t too sure what. I just knew I needed…

How Yoga Travel Humbles The Control Freak

By the grace of the universe I found yoga at fourteen years old, and since then I have held on to it for dear life to remind myself to loosen my grip a little bit, to breathe, to recognize that I am being held, to trust in the beat of…

Wild & Free: Meet Australian Yogi Sjana Elise

“I’m so humbled to have had things work out the way they have, and I am extraordinarily blessed to make a life out of something I love.“ –Sjana I had the opportunity to connect with Sjana Elise earlier this year when she came out to visit Nihi Sumba Island, a…

How Joining the Cast of ‘The Beach’, Led to Yoga in Kuwait

THE BEACH, PART 1   I have lived a life of excess and I mean excess! I am generous, cheerful, with an enjoyment for travel and adventure believing that ‘life is for living’ so everything I have done has been done to the extreme until there was nothing left, especially…

A Yoga Work Trade in Hawaii

Aloha friends!  This is my review of the retreat centre I worked at and my experience of living like a local on a work trade (spoiler: it was a dream come true!).   Hawaii has been on my travel bucket list for as long as I can remember…active volcanoes, spinner…

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