Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Why I Stopped Teaching Yoga at an Ayurveda Resort in Sri Lanka

Why I Stopped Teaching Yoga at an Ayurveda Resort in Sri Lanka

Beginning of December last year I started a full time yoga teaching gig in Sri Lanka, at an Ayurveda resort called Plantation Villa. Luckily I also had the time to focus on my projects. Exactly what I was looking for! Yet I decided to leave earlier than agreed. Four months earlier.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

8 Days Surf and Yoga Retreat in Arugam Bay, June 2018

Surf and Yoga Retreat in Arugam Bay

Picture this: sunny hot weather, paradise beaches, perfect surfing waves for all levels, great food and yoga every day. Sounds good, doesn't it? Well, you can experience all this during this summer on my next surf and yoga holiday week in Arugam Bay, a top surf destination in Sri Lanka.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Yoga Without Mindfulness Is Not Yoga

Yoga without mindfulness is not yoga

Mindfulness, a very popular term nowadays, is a practice usually associated with the Buddhist tradition. However it is also an integral practice of the yoga tradition. As a matter of fact, yoga without mindfulness is not yoga, and I'm not talking only about body postures.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Why Sitting Still Doing Nothing is More Productive Than You Think

Why Sitting Still Doing Nothing is More Productive Than You Think

Do you ever struggle to complete your work or projects on time, or as quick as you would like to? Maybe you feel unproductive or inefficient, or perhaps even frustrated because it seems that you are hardly making any progress. Then sitting still doing nothing might be the best thing to do.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

How to Stop Excessive Thinking: Dealing With Racing Thoughts

How to Stop Excessive Thinking: Dealing with Racing Thoughts

Do you ever feel as if you just can't stop thinking no matter what you do? I know that feeling. It's like having a little person inside your head who doesn't know how to shut up, even for a second. So, how can we break free from this constant mental chatter and racing thoughts?

Sunday, January 7, 2018

How to Avoid Bank Fees While Traveling Asia as a Yoga Nomad

How to Avoid Bank Fees While Traveling Asia as a Yoga Nomad

Are you a yoga nomad traveling in Asia? You've probably been wondering how to avoid those annoying bank fees and foreign exchange commissions whenever you withdraw money to pay for your yoga trainings, or perhaps whenever you get paid for hosting your own yoga retreats. I know I do.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Life of a Nomad Yoga Teacher: Teaching Yoga in Cambodia

My Experience Teaching Yoga and Pranayama in Cambodia

"Please, can you firmly confirm that you will be the new yoga teacher starting on September?" Marc, the general manager of Angkor Zen, asked me on an email. I had contacted him just a day before to see if I could teach yoga at their yoga retreat in Cambodia.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

In Love With Angkor Zen: Best Yoga Retreat in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Angkor Zen Yoga Retreat in Cambodia

Angkor Zen is a beautiful yoga retreat in Cambodia, located about 10 min drive (4 km) from the Old Market in Siem Reap. This yoga retreat has been my home for the last couple of months, as a resident yoga teacher, and every day that passes by I just love this place even more.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

How Surfing and Yoga Help to Build a Strong Body and Mind

How Surfing and Yoga Help to Build a Strong Body and Mind

I learned how to surf about three years ago, in Sri Lanka. I loved it. Every time I go back surfing my love for the sport and the lifestyle increases even more. But what really makes me fall in love with it is the effect that surfing, combined with yoga, has in my body and my mind.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Why I Changed My Plans and Booked a Last Minute Flight

Teaching Yoga and Surfing in Sri Lanka

After my three months stay in Europe I had in mind going to Nepal. I had a confirmed place where to stay and a beautiful center where to teach yoga. Everything was all set, but last minute I changed my mind and booked a flight to Sri Lanka instead. Why would I do that?