Love · Meditation · retreat · Travel · Wellness

Spring Awakening on the Big Volcanic Island of Hawai’i: March 03 – 09, 2020

There was so much clarity when I was on the Big Island of Hawai’i in November, that I would return very soon. A few years ago, in 2015, when I got to visit the Big Island for my birthday on the Kona side, in Holualoa, there was this clear knowing that we would return, together. … Continue reading Spring Awakening on the Big Volcanic Island of Hawai’i: March 03 – 09, 2020

Experience · India · Lifestyle · Spirituality · Travel · Wellness · Yoga

Kerala Rising, CGH Earth Thriving: Sustainable, Responsible and Eco-Friendly Tourism in India

Things are never what we expect. I had not imagined the experience I would have, arriving without prior research or a plan, as I agreed to an opportunity to visit the state of Kerala in India. It is usually my modus operandi to go on a whim, but this time it was to another level.… Continue reading Kerala Rising, CGH Earth Thriving: Sustainable, Responsible and Eco-Friendly Tourism in India

human interest · Lifestyle · Spirituality · Travel · Wellness · Yoga

Mr. Pramod, My Bachelor Driver!

The guest, in Indian culture, is highly regarded and to the westerner receiving this level of attention and pampering could often prove to be uncomfortable. Today, more than twenty staff members, including doctors, yoga teachers, and chefs saw me off as Mr. Pramod, the driver who I got the privilege of driving with, picked me… Continue reading Mr. Pramod, My Bachelor Driver!

Asana · Barcelona · Budget Travel · Discipline · España · Expat · Fitness · iyengar · Lifestyle · Travel · Yoga

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

Barcelona · Blog · España · gay · Lifestyle · Travel · Yoga

Barcelona: A Story of Divorce, Reconciliation and Revitalization

When I left this place about three years ago, it felt like I was not only divorcing my former partner but also the city. At least with my partner the signing of the divorce papers gave some sort of closure. But, even then, let’s be real, no signature gives closure to emotions and years of love and cohabitation.

Barcelona · Buddhism · España · iyengar · Restorative · Spain · Spirituality · Travel · Wellness · Yoga

A Mindful Practice: Yoga Workshop with Armen Menechyan at La Shala BCN

Description: Armen Menechyan, a Los Angeles native who considers Barcelona his second home, will be offering a heart and mind opening practice on Saturday, June 10th at La Shala Barcelona. The workshop will offer a closer look at postures using mindful movements and transitions in and out of poses.  Special attention will be paid to… Continue reading A Mindful Practice: Yoga Workshop with Armen Menechyan at La Shala BCN

inspiration · Instagram · photography · Portrait · Travel · Yerevan · Yoga

My First Instagram Takeover: Follow @igersarmenia for the full  journey this weekend

Hey friends, I was asked to take over the http://www.instagram.com/igersarmenia account this weekend. I said yes!  First, because this is one of my favorite accounts to follow for travel inspiration in Armenia. Second, I realized that I haven’t been fully able to reveal some of the beautiful photos I’ve taken of the country from my… Continue reading My First Instagram Takeover: Follow @igersarmenia for the full  journey this weekend