Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Why I Didn't Expect My First Trip to India to Be Spiritual

Why I Didn't Expect My First Trip to India to Be Spiritual

It was a long flight, around 30 hours with connections. Surprisingly I was very calm during the whole trip. But the last half an hour, right after the pilot announced the landing, I became really anxious. "What am I doing? I don't know anything about this country! I don't know anybody here!"

Sunday, April 8, 2018

How I Ended up in India After Quitting My First Job

How I Ended up in India After Quitting My First Job

Today I'm gonna take you back in time, to the experiences that led me to my first trip to India. This happened more than 10 years ago! I'll share with you the biggest life lesson I learn from my first job, and why I decided to follow a different path.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

What Motivates Me to Face My Fears and Embrace Failure

On Facing My Fears and Embrace Failure

"What if I fail?" Have you ever asked yourself that question? Now that I'm facing a new challenge as a yoga retreat host, I've asked that question myself. Luckily I do have a strong motivation to help me face my fears. Here is my why, and also the reason I try to embrace failure.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

This is Why I'm Obsessed With My Daily Routine

Why I'm Obsessed With My Daily Routine

I’ve been talking a lot about my daily routine lately. Actually, the first thing I do once I arrive at a new destination is to establish a new daily routine. I’m kind of obsessed about it, and I think you should too. Here is why.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Teaching Yoga at Plantation Villa. This is How it Ended

Teaching Yoga at Plantation Villa. How it Ended

I was considering ending my yoga teaching gig at Plantation Villa (the Ayurveda resort I mentioned before) pretty much as soon as I arrived. But I didn't want to brake my daily routine, and I didn't want to waste time, or money, searching for another place where to teach.

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, Sri Lanka

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?