sandtoesha

Trying to live life with sandy toes and laughter

Wear Sunscreen

The last tan for Tam.I love the sun. In the last year and a half I’ve been tanning on the beaches of Goa in India, Samana in the Dominican, Cuba, and … Continue reading

May 30, 2017 · 2 Comments

Sandtoesha yoga retreat in Samana – post trip update

I’m at my treehouse bungalow, cliffside at El Cabito. At the end of 16 days in the DRs gorgeous province of Samana, I reflect on the 7 days spent with … Continue reading

February 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Yoga to help move through ‘stuff’

I find that when I’m going through emotional ‘stuff’ my brain tries to protect me by moving quickly to something better. Avoiding the pain and creating reasons to validate rushing past … Continue reading

September 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Aunty Loves You

Her whole world, to this point, has unfolded in her mind. When she first opens her eyes, she’s overwhelmed with the newness, confused. So she retreats to her safe place. … Continue reading

July 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Yoga Retreat – Feb 2017 ONE SPOT LEFT

I have one, private, ocean view casita left at my yoga retreat in Samana, Dominican. Time to jump off the fence and snap it up. Ocean view, private casita in the … Continue reading

June 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Nature heals

Nature is always lovely, invincible, glad, whatever is done and suffered by her creatures. All scars she heals, whether in rocks or water or sky or hearts. – John of … Continue reading

June 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Stop making the same mistakes – 3 Steps to growth

Step One – Self Forgiveness and Acceptance. Release the heaviness of taking responsibility. Let it be ok not to be perfect. What does that mean? Try not to beat yourself up … Continue reading

April 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Samana Yoga Retreat 2017 – Excursion Samples

Here are a few samples of the day trips we can plan to do from the retreat in Samana. I’ve marked* my favourites: Tubing Tour on a Secret River * … Continue reading

March 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Timeless Friendships

Interesting article sent to me by a friend on how female friendships are so important. It’s so true that we tend to wave in and out of each others lives … Continue reading

February 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

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Three days at a silent retreat might seem terrifying to some, but this introvert loved it. Here are a few reasons why. No tech, after taking a few pictures I surrendered my phone. The need to capture everything that caught my eye was replaced with a hunger to observe everything deeply. Practicing the ancient art of pen writing. I spent time with my thoughts, journaling and doodling them out. Without Google to ask, I spent more time thinking things through, exercising my problem solving skills. I perused the library and rekindled my love for books. I just wish I could find a copy of that book I didn’t finish. The tea station with every imaginable fresh herb 🌿 for bespoke creations. I’m not a foodie, but I do love when food is healthy and so well prepared that I’d choose it over a burger and fries. The evening campfires reminded me of home. And I burned some baggage 🧳 I’m ready for a longer silent stay if anyone has any local suggestions. #silentretreat #bali #retreat #digitaldetoxchallenge
One of the most memorable places I stayed in Bali was north @villageabovetheclouds I woke up, meditated, ate, and practiced yoga with a view of the countryside and rice fields. #ricefields #bali #baliindonesia #sunrise
Singapore you surprised me! My Australian visa didn’t come through in time so I made a last minute switch at the airport to @singapore Such a unique and beautiful country. Clean and safe streets, architecture mixed with nature, and lively cultural pockets around every corner. Highlights for me were little Turkey, India, and Chinatown, and the food! #singapore #travel #nature #gardensbythebay #sentosaisland #singaporesling #longbar
Here are few pictures from my last few days in Canggu. The first is after sunset @finnsbeachclub then @desaseni_avillageresort after a sunrise yoga flow class, the view from my patio, and the bike I’ve been trying to explore with but trying to stay out of Canggu rush hour has been tough #bali #canggu #canggubali #finnsbeachclub #sunset
Loving Gili Air the most of all the places I’ve been so far. Pics are of the boat ride over and then my early morning walk pre and post sunrise 🌅 #lovegili #sunrise #baliindonesia
Just finished my first Tantric Hatha yoga class, loved it. Early morning focus on bringing the breath into the naval/belly to help release negative energy 😁 #yoga #canggu #bali #2020tayfa

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