Monday, December 19, 2016

Surf and Yoga Holiday in Portugal, May 2017

Surf and Yoga Holiday in Portugal

I feel really excited to tell you that my dear friend, yoga teacher and surf lover Anna Dibell of KarunaCompany and I have decided to join forces combining our two passions, surf and yoga, to create four Surf and Yoga Holiday weeks in the beautiful beach of Costa da Caparica, Portugal, starting the first week of May 2017.

Monday, December 12, 2016

My Experience Running My First Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Running My First Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Mid of March 2016 I had the opportunity to teach yoga and meditation at a retreat in Kerala, India. It was a great experience; it opened my mind to new possibilities and it gave me the confidence that I needed in order to take the next step, to organize my first yoga and meditation retreat.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

10 Reasons Why You Should Start a Spiritual Journal Today

10 Reasons to Start a Spiritual Journal

Would you like to learn how to quiet your mind, how to be more creative or how to become your own best friend? A spiritual journal can help with this and with a lot more. It is such a powerful tool and yet so simple. It's easily accessible, useful for absolutely everybody and indispensable for anybody who practice meditation.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Siddhartha Krishna: Yoga & Vedanta Philosophy Teacher in Rishikesh

Vedanta and Yoga Philosophy Teacher Rishikesh

If you could have the opportunity to attend one of Siddhartha Krishna's lectures, without haven't even met him before, you will probably all of a sudden become very attentive. You might feel inspired because of his innate ability to transmit the teachings of vedanta and yoga philosophy, which he does with so much clarity, devotion and respect.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

How to Find a Yoga Teacher Training Course in India

Best yoga teacher training course in India

Which yoga teacher training course (TTC) in India do you recommend? Another question that I get often but one that I feel unqualified to answer. There are hundreds of yoga TTCs all around India and I can only talk about the trainings that I've taken.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Yoga Studio: Best Yoga App to Practice at Home or on the Go

Yoga Studio iPhone App Review

I've been using for a few months the Yoga Studio app by Gaiam on my iPhone and I can honestly say that I love it. The design is clean, the interface is intuitive and the classes are intelligently sequenced with a teacher's voice that guides you easily into that yoga state. If you are looking for a yoga app to practice yoga at home, or on the go, then I can definitely recommend this app to you.

Monday, June 27, 2016

10 Yoga Books That Can Free Your Mind and Change Your Life

Yoga Books to Free Your Mind

Are you looking for yoga books that can free your mind and change your life? Then I can suggest reading some of these books. These are definitely not your typical lose-weight-tone-your-butt-with-yoga kind of book. These are rather books that can open your mind to ideas beyond the ordinary, changing all your core beliefs and the perception of what you call real.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Yoga, Meditation & Ayurveda Retreat in Kerala, November 2016

Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda Retreat in Kerala 2016

It's time to plan for yourself a well deserved break. You can escape the coming cold European winter to join me the last week of November 2016 for an affordable 8 days/7 nights Yoga, Meditation & Ayurveda Retreat in Kerala, India.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Kolkata (Calcutta), Land of Yogis

Calcutta Land of Yogis

As soon as I arrived in Kolkata (Calcutta) last March, and started walking on its busy streets, I started to notice something happening within me. A strange positive feeling came from nowhere. "What is this feeling?" I asked myself. I didn't know what it was but it felt really good.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Yogoda Math, Paramahansa Yogananda's Ashram in Kolkata

Yogoda Satsanga Math in Dakshineswar

Yogoda Satsanga Math is the ashram founded in 1938 by Paramahansa Yogananda in Dakshniswar, Kolkata. It is the headquarters of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India, the organization founded by Yoganandaji in 1917 to spread his teachings in India and in neighbouring countries. I had the opportunity to visit guruji's ashram last March and although I didn't plan for it I was able to stay there for one night.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Following the Steps of Paramahansa Yogananda in Calcutta: 2nd Part

Paramahansa Yogananda Calcutta Pilgrimage

On Tuesday March 15, just two days before leaving India, I decided to complete my pilgrimage following the steps of Paramahansa Yogananda in Calcutta by visiting guruji's house in 4 Garpar Road. A few days before I had done a pilgrimage to visit the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Yogoda Math, Belur Math and Sri Yukteswar's temple in Serampore. I wrote about that pilgrimage in my previous post.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Following the Steps of Paramahansa Yogananda in Calcutta: 1st Part

Thursdays are a day off for the volunteers at the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta but instead of going to explore the city I decided to do a one day pilgrimage to follow the steps of Paramahansa Yogananda. I wanted to visit all the places that he mentions in his autobiography like the Dakshineswar Temple, Yogoda Math and Serampore, where his guru used to live while Yoganandaji was a college student.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Private Yoga and Meditation Classes in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Are you looking for private yoga and meditation classes in Phnom Penh to learn how to cope better with stress, anxiety and depression and to improve your health, strength and flexibility? If this is you then please keep reading further.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Volunteering with the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata, India

It was only ten days but volunteering with Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata (Calcutta), has been an experience that really touched my heart. Although volunteering is meant to be selfless service I received a lot more than I could give. If you are looking for a place to volunteer in India then I can definitely recommend you to visit Mother Teresa's Mission in Kolkata.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

What is it Like Living in an Indian Ashram for Three Years?

Living in an Indian ashram

Many people who visit this blog wonder what is it like living in an Indian ashram. I've shared my experiences before but this time I decided to interview my friend Lakshya of LakshyaYoga. Lakshya lived for three years at an ashram in Coimbatore to study vedanta under the guidance of her guru Swami Dayananda Saraswati.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Small Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat in Kerala You'll Love

Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat in Kerala

Hinterland Village is a small Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat in Kerala, India, about 30Km from Fort Kochi. It serves small groups of guests with a very friendly service, delicious food and in a beautiful location at a fair price. If you are looking for a small retreat to relax and detox with yoga and ayurveda, and without braking your budget, then this is for sure an excellent option.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

New Beginnings: Teaching Yoga at a Yoga and Ayurveda retreat

Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat in Kerala

Just when I was having enough of Arambol I received an email from Unni, the owner of Hinterland Village, a small resort in Kerala, India. He said that they needed a yoga teacher for two weeks, starting the 13 of March, and he asked me if I would like to come and teach yoga. Without hesitating it I answered right away "Yes!"

Monday, February 22, 2016

My Experience Practicing Iyengar Yoga in Arambol with Alpesh

Iyengar Yoga in Arambol with Alpesh

Alpesh is an Iyengar Yoga teacher in Arambol, Goa. He has been teaching yoga in Arambol for about ten years and he has becoming increasingly popular over the years. He is a student of Usha Devi, a senior Iyengar Yoga teacher in Rishikesh, and he is very devoted to his guru BKS Iyengar.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The Sivananda Ashram in Madurai. A Must Visit Ashram in India

Sivananda Ashram Madurai

Every time that somebody ask me for an ashram recommendation in South India the Sivananda Ashram in Madurai is always at the top of my list, definitely a must visit ashram in India. If you are looking for a complete and authentic spiritual experience at an Indian ashram and in comfortable and beautiful location then you'll certainly find it here.