Island vibes at San Andres

My next stop took me to San Andres, a small island (about 27km²) in the Carribean sea at the hight of Nicaragua and 1,5 flight hours away from Cartagena. First I need to tell you a thing I haven´t heard about before, so I will mention it first: there apparently is some kind of tax…

Visiting Cartagena – anecdotes and travel information

bia A tale of three birds and how we should be happy with what lies in front of us I was hanging out in Bocagrande Beach when I was the witness of the following szene: right to my left side there were three birds and a half empy plastic bag of chips some kid might…

Yoga in Cartagena de las Indias

My first stop in Colombia was in Cartagena de las Indias, situated on the Carribean coast, 1,5 hours away from Bogota by airplane. If you are looking for a city where to test out several yoga studies, Cartagena isn´t your best choice. After googling (were you will find outdated information of studios that don´t exist…

Intentions for travelling

Beginning a yoga class we usually set an intention on what we want to dedicate our practice to. Usually I’m doing the same finishing my daily morning meditation. I like to start the day focusing on, for example, staying within my state of inner peace. Sitting in the airplane – the first of my three…

Knowing Ammajj – vedantic teachings

Getting to know a pure soul Swamini Pramananda (affectionately known as Ammaji) is the Spiritual Leader and Visionary behind the organization, Purna Vidya, based in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. It was a great honor meeting her while I did my first module of yin yoga teacher training in Munich last week. She got invited by Helga…

Lu Jong & Tsa Lung – Tibetan yoga 

Close to the new neighborhood I moved to recently there is a yoga class called Tibetan yoga. I got intrigued as I never heard of of this variation before (we practiced Lu Jong & Tsa Lung style) and went there with a lot of curiosity. As Oliver V., our teacher, told me before starting class,…

One weekend in Leipzig

Yesterday night I came back from a weekend in Leipzig, Eastern Germany. Besides Berlin I haven´t been to the East yet, so this was exciting as I wasn´t sure what to expect. Within this two days – I spent with a good friend there – we didn´t see as much as we planned having in…

Partner yoga

Learning to trust oneself and others One of our specials in the Italian yoga retreat we weren’t aware of till it was actually happening was a partner yoga class. Resuming it was a great experience where we were able to get deeper into some poses, being stabilised by the other person and it was also…

Wanderlust Rheinsteig trail (Kaub – Loreley)

Unforseen challenges Yesterday I went out on excursion to Rheinland-Pfalz region. A Spanish friend of mine said that a group of people would go for a walk next Sunday. Sounded like a nice idea so I said I’d join. Weather looked ok (for once it wasn’t raining in Germany) and I always like to practice…

How to relax best in Montefiore

Last week I spent in Italy in a yoga retreat held by Julia and Fábio from Ananda Yoga in the beautiful location called Yogaitalia. The spot itself makes you feel relaxed instantly. Close to the small town called Montefiore dell`Aso you have the greatest view over the hills close by and on some days are even able…

Stylecheck: Yoga Design Lab

Finally the stylish yoga mats designed by the Canadian surfer and yogi Chad are available in Europe! I instantly felt in love with the designs and even though I´m aware that you shouldn’t be hoarding things as a good yogini – I couldn’t resist and bought a mat, a travel mat and a towel. The…