Tags archives: yoga

Choosing the Right Yoga Teaching Training Course

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"How often do you practice?", my teacher asked on the very first day. Hmmm, well, that depends - sometimes six times a week, sometimes I don't practice at all for two weeks. But there I was - in a yoga school (shala) in Mysore, India, where the roots of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga are, signed up for a 200-hour yoga teacher training course (YTTC). I knew that t[...]

How to Spend a Month in South India

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Following on from my How to Spend a Month in Northern India, I wanted to do a similar post celebrating the South of the country. North and South India are tremendously different in so many ways, from the landscapes to the climate, the people and the food. If you've only ever travelled to North India before, you might be in for a shock when you head to the So[...]

Sun & Soul - A Yoga Holiday in Morocco

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I don’t know about you but personally, I find staying fit on the road quite difficult. I want to eat all the local food and find all the excuses not to work out. As I am at a point of my life though when travel is taking up a big part this doesn't really fly anymore. So I made a resolution to include more fun activities to stay fit whenever I travel. With[...]

The Travelettes Guide to Rishikesh & Haridwar

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To be completely honest, it was probably a bad idea to book that tour to Rishikesh and Haridwar at the cusp of monsoon season in the middle of July. During monsoon the mighty Ganges river can broaden and rise several meters with destructive force; many roads get closed for days or weeks after fatal landslides; heavy rain clouds linger low between the hills c[...]

How yoga makes you a better traveler

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via Travelling is among the most stressful things that I make myself go through - by choice, of course. I started writing this blogpost in Tel Aviv at the airport. My flight was delayed and I already knew that I had to spend the night in Brussels, before I would get another connection flight to Glasgow via London. And if that wasn't already enough on my poo[...]

Unwind in Berlin: A weekend retreat at Storchenhof

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It doesn't have to take hours on end to travel to a place that catapults you into a parallel universe. In fact, sometimes the most serene of all oases can be a short train ride away. And sometimes, just sometimes, it takes a mere 48 hours to calm down the buzz in your head. When I stepped into the old farm-house of a stork farm in Groß Pankow, Brandenburg ([...]

8 lessons on how to pack for an active summer trip in a carry-on

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Hurray!! Summer is practically here and I can positively feel the sun calling my name and feel the sea breeze in my hair. Now is the time to get planning for those summer trips and see where your summer holidays will take you! I, for one, cannot wait to get in the heat and forget about the trauma of winter (hey, I'm a summer baby!) so am now deviously pla[...]

Keeping fit on the road

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It's a not just a little ironic that I am the one writing a post on exercising here. I've always had trouble keeping up with my exercise - if there ever was any - at home, let alone whilst traveling. But. And that's a big but. Things have changed. From someone who is eating way too many burgers and no salad, who only ran when it was for the bus or airpor[...]

Retreat and relax at Orada in south-west Portugal

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As we pulled up by the disused tractor next to the steep, red dirt driveway, which was definitely in the middle of nowhere, we exchanged looks with a slightly nervous gulp. Where the heck were we? And what was this place? We had been on the road for about two hours in Portugal. We’d left Faro’s white heat and hit the road to head up the dusty Alentejo Coa[...]

Yoga in Paradise: Pranamar Yoga Retreat

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The first time I took part in a yoga class, I was a teenager with a passion for speedy activities like Volleyball or athletics. One day our gym teacher invited an instructor to introduce us to this "new thing" called yoga, and new it surely was back then in my home country of Austria. Unfortunately, 15-year-old me wasn't impressed by stretching her bottom to[...]