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find your first yoga job

How to Find Your First Yoga Job — 11 Tips for New Teachers

How the heck are you supposed to find a yoga job when you’ve just graduated from your 200-hour yoga teacher training? What have you got to offer? Who would hire a brand new yoga teacher anyway? Trust me, we have all asked these questions (and still do from time to time). Well first, congrats on […]

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how to pack light

Minimalist Travel Packing: 10 Tips to Pack Light for Long-Term Travel

If you’re an overpacker by nature, grab these minimalist travel packing tips to make your trip easier, more fun, and above all, more adventurous! What’s in our guide to packing for minimalist travel? 1. It All Starts with the Right Luggage 2. The Magic of Math 3. Synthetics Save Space (and Animals) 4. The Role […]

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traveling in India

9 Ways Traveling In India Will Surprise You

We have written before about the challenges travelers face when it comes to getting advice from friends, relatives, and complete strangers before heading out on any adventure. Traveling in India is no exception. Because I am a yoga student and teacher, many of our friends and acquaintances have travelled in India. So we have had […]

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yoga can help you combat fear

5 Powerful Ways Yoga Helps You Combat Fear

It might sound weird to say that you can combat fear with yoga. (Especially if you think yoga is just stretching and breathing.) But, back when Jane and I started going to yoga workshops and yoga trainings and I started working with students on a regular basis… We noticed something amazing. At the end of […]

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the one thing you need to live your dreams

This is the ONE Thing You Need to Live Your Dreams

Can you guess what it is? Money? No! Time? No! A magical wish from a genie in a bottle? Nope. Not even close. Maybe this quote from the 14th Dalai Lama will give you a hint. That’s right. Consistent effort is the key to success. So you have a vision for the next exciting adventure […]

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Can Yoga Help You Find Your Vision?

A little while ago, my teacher Darren Rhodes posed a series of questions to a group of his students. What do you aim to pass on? To offer? What’s your bigger vision that will serve others? Or, what’s your inward vision that means being away from one and all that will serve others? Big or […]

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don't hyperextend in yoga

How and Why to Not Hyperextend in Yoga

As a travelling yoga teacher I like to make an attempt at teaching part of my class in the local language, even if it’s just a few words. It’s always good for a laugh, and people appreciate my attempt at taking part in the local culture. I have been teaching regularly in China for the […]

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Parallel Feet in Yoga: Are You Doing It Wrong?

In yoga class teachers repeatedly ask you to stand with your feet parallel. They rarely explain to you what that means, or why you should bother. I’m going to take this one step further and ask you to always stand with your feet parallel, whether in yoga class or at the bar. This video will […]

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Day Trip to Riga, Latvia

What springs to mind when you think of Riga, Latvia? Unless you’ve been there, you’re probably right now imagining… nothing. That’s all we knew about Riga before we cycled into town in the summer of 2013. Riga is a vibrant small European capital, with a large proportion of the population under 30, leading to a […]

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The Next Episode

15,775 km total. Even though we have spent almost one month in and around Ubud, barely cycling 70 km over four weeks, I have been putting off allowing myself to mentally declare our bike trip over. Now that I am on a plane, flying to Hong Kong without my bicycle, and without Jane, I guess […]

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