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Trying to live life with sandy toes and laughter

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

Cuba 10 years later

Cuba and change

May 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Around the world part 11 – Scotland, St. Andrews

For our last full day we rose early and took the train from Edinburgh to St. Andrews. The plan – Mike golfs while I explore St. Andrews. Once we got … Continue reading

November 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

Around the world part 10 – Scotland, Edinburgh 

Wow, Edinburgh is awe inspiring. History everywhere. We are staying at a great Airbnb that’s a unesco heritage site. Built in 1725. I can’t sleep because I keep looking out … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · 3 Comments

Around the world part 9 – London

Day two in London we decided to explore the city for the afternoon. The train from Amanda’s place in Earlsfield to Waterloo was only 15 minutes and once there we … Continue reading

November 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Around the world part 8 – London England Countryside

We arrived in London and after a comedy of errors with our taxi driver (he forgot where he parked his car). We had a catch up with my Yogi tribe … Continue reading

November 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Around the world in 22 days part 5 – India (Goa Ashvem beach)

Ashvem beach is beautiful. Our hotel Rococco is right on a little reef overlooking the sea with gorgeous sandy beaches on either side. The reef is really jagged and looks … Continue reading

November 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

Around the world – part 1 Japan (Tokyo)

Wow I can’t believe we are at the end of our first leg of the trip. Bitter sweet, I’m happy to have had the time to visit Michiyo and her … Continue reading

October 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

Around the world. 22 days. One carry on bag.

One more sleep until we are off to Japan, India, England, Scotland and Qatar. Decided that it would be a good idea to do it all with only one small … Continue reading

October 21, 2015 · 2 Comments

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A closer look at Poplar Island, the small island off the Fraser River that I see every morning. There’s a dark history to this island. I had heard that it was used to quarantine people during the small pox epidemic in 1889. What I didn’t know was that New Westminster was originally all Qayqayt territory, and when Europeans settled in the area they displaced the Qayqayt peoples to Poplar Island. When small pox hit, Indigenous populations were hit hard. It almost completely decimated the community on the island. Europeans then continued to send any indigenous people with small pox to the island. The island ended up becoming a burial ground. Looking at the poplar tree life that grows from the island in a new light now. #qayqayt #remember #bchistory
BEEhave At first I thought this was a birdhouse but it turned out to be a bee🐝house. More accurately, a bee condominium. Found this beautiful world as I was out looking for colour inspiration in nature for my loft. #newwest #bee #behave #nature #color #colour #boardwalk #design #decor
I used to fill my IG page with travel pics, but now my weekly walk for groceries feels as exciting as a destination across the world. Probably helps that there’s so much spring nature decorating my path. #socialdistancing #spring #nature #bloom #love #community #staylocal
My broadcast nightmare came true when I taught my entire class on Easter Monday without sound 😬 so I’m offering an extra class this week on Thursday April 16th via Instagram live at 7:30 pm. With sound 😀 Follow my other account @lofty_vibe to be notified when I go live. #yoga #soundhealing #restorativeyoga #ufodrum #instagramlive #relax #restore #chill
I was getting setup for tonight’s #restorativeyoga class and noticed the shadows. I can’t resist geometric framing. Anyway, if you’re ready to relax, tune in every Monday @lofty_vibe at 7:30 pm. If you are feeling a little screen fatigue, rest assured 😉 you won’t be looking at your phone. All you need is the sound. #yoga #restorative #heartchakra #happydrum #soundhealing #singingbowlmeditation
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

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