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Flow and Fly: Inversion Workshop at La Shala Barcelona

Description: Armen Menechyan, a Los Angeles native who considers Barcelona his second home, will be returning to La Shala Barcelona and offering an all-levels extended vinyasa flow with a workshop emphasis on going upside down on Saturday, March 17th, 2018 at 4:00PM. After last years successful “A Heart Opening + Mindful Practice” workshop, it is with deep… Continue reading Flow and Fly: Inversion Workshop at La Shala Barcelona

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4 Things You Didn’t Know About My Best Friend and Me

A story that weaves crayons, coffee, divorces, yoga, travel and boxing. For today’s post my best friend and I decided to get a little personal and share a bit about ourselves as we embark on our co-created project, Stega: A Perfect Union.

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How To Get To My Top 5 Photogenic Landmarks?

Photo tourism is definitely not a thing of the past. If we all were to dig deep into our family photo album box, we would find our parents and grandparents starring in what look like Instagram filtered photography (what we now label vintage), in front of cool landmarks, posing. Back in the days it was as… Continue reading How To Get To My Top 5 Photogenic Landmarks?

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Thai Treasures: Best Pla Rad Prik (Fried Snapper in Red Curry) in Chiang Mai

The last meal is everything. My tradition on the last day of travel to avoid any travel anxieties, with time permitting, is to go back to my favorite place, and have my favorite dish for the “last time”.  Even though I never really consider any place “the last I’ll be there” I’m pretty certain especially… Continue reading Thai Treasures: Best Pla Rad Prik (Fried Snapper in Red Curry) in Chiang Mai

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Layover in Dubai: Dazed and Confused 

Leaving Armenia was made easier by being greeted by my friend Armen, who has now lived in Dubai for 14 years. Having landed in more than 50 airports during my lifetime, I have to say I’ve never been greeted by a friend or person at the airport. This was already quite confusing to me as… Continue reading Layover in Dubai: Dazed and Confused 

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Where to find the best coffee and croissant in Yerevan city? 

The key to inspiration and finding the best croissants accompanied with aromatic and delicious coffee is patience and serendipity, it seems like, on my trip. It’s not a secret that I’m a coffee snob and a croissant aficionado. However, I had given up the search and had surrendered to Armenian coffee, which I’m not a… Continue reading Where to find the best coffee and croissant in Yerevan city? 

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Where to eat the most delicious Dolma in Yerevan? 

I’m afraid that upon reading this, my mother and my aunts will, for the cardinal sin I’m about to commit, Armenian guilt trip me for an indefinite period of time and possibly never cook Dolma for me again.  But….here it goes:  Today I had the best Dolma of my 32 years as a spoiled, previously… Continue reading Where to eat the most delicious Dolma in Yerevan? 

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Just like that! GoodBye Rafael, GoodBye Irina, GoodBye Adría: Armenia Part I

Just like that. The sun rises once again beneath the grey clouds that have been masking the country of Armenia since the day I arrived. The sun is still not visible, but it is light out. I have not slept that well, but only because my mind has been racing with excitement of experiences had… Continue reading Just like that! GoodBye Rafael, GoodBye Irina, GoodBye Adría: Armenia Part I

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Unfearful of Death; Unfearful of Living. 

When we decided to take the hike to beautiful Preikestolen, my friends and I knew that the well placed signage and semi challenging but not impossible trail would get us up to a magical and serene vantage point. Enough research had been done.     What we didn’t know was the emotions that would be stirred… Continue reading Unfearful of Death; Unfearful of Living. 

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How to get to Heir Island, Ireland for a Yoga Retreat?

Now there are hundreds of yoga retreats to choose from, but one that is on an isolated island in Ireland led by a seasoned practitioner and teacher of yoga, who is trained in Los Angeles by names such as Ana Forrest, Maty  Ezraty, amongst many others, offers up her diverse training and personality to her students… Continue reading How to get to Heir Island, Ireland for a Yoga Retreat?