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9 Things I learned from Instagram #2015BestNine (+9 IG Lessons Learned Revealed)

Early on in January of this year, while in Rio De Janeiro, I had the revelation of starting a campaign around the phrase Pack Your Mat (read Finding Freedom in Rio on how it all started). While swimming in the beautiful ocean with my friend around 6:30am, I thought of this phrase and how I… Continue reading 9 Things I learned from Instagram #2015BestNine (+9 IG Lessons Learned Revealed)

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The Imperfect, Fragile Lives Not Portrayed on Social Media 

I love having conversations with my friend and Ashtanga teacher about social media and yoga. Her recent response to the Huffington Post article titled “The Instagram Star Got Real About How Social Media Can Be” was great and motivated me to continue the conversation. The article is about Essena O’Neill, Instagram celebrity, who deletes account,… Continue reading The Imperfect, Fragile Lives Not Portrayed on Social Media 

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Inspiration Generation Getaway: What you missed?

In Santa Monica today, yogis came together to learn and teach together. Many were involved backstage to make this happen, of course, but big shout outs to Briohny + Dice-Iida Klein and Ali Owens who managed to bring great teachers from across the nation, but most especially those students who really look up to them and… Continue reading Inspiration Generation Getaway: What you missed?

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3 Secluded Beaches in Mykonos: Finding Peace Amongst The Debauchery

Writing is a creative process and I didn’t really buy into that until I started blogging. I do realize that when inspiration strikes, the writing flows seamlessly. Last night at dinner, talking to my cousin and her fiancé about their upcoming honeymoon to Mykonos, the thought of one of my favourite Cycladic destination remained in my… Continue reading 3 Secluded Beaches in Mykonos: Finding Peace Amongst The Debauchery

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5 Truths Behind Those Yoga Photos on Instagram

Many won’t believe this, but I absolutely despised being in front of a camera as an adolescent and well into my mid 20s. These years were filled with the struggles of being overweight. It started off as being chubby and cute, but I ended my first semester at university with a max weight of 240 pounds.

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How to get your yoga fix when travelling or just feeling a bit sluggish at home?

In search of beautiful yoga photography on Instagram, I discovered  Amy Goalen who is based in LA. She had photographed Noah (Instagram: beast.yoga)from BlackSwanYoga.tv, amongst many other yogis. Upon some digging around, I realized that Noah, photographed below, is one of the teachers on this online TV channel. Upon checking out what Black Swan is all about,… Continue reading How to get your yoga fix when travelling or just feeling a bit sluggish at home?