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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

Breathing · Meditation · Men's Health · Travel · Yerevan · Yoga

3 Ways Yoga and Breathing Exercises May Reduce the Harsh Effects of Living in a Smoke Infested City

I have been in Yerevan for about six weeks now and it is a really smoke infested city. One of the biggest challenges has been dealing with smoky indoor restaurants and clothes which smell disgusting on the daily. I am not a smoker, but have grown up in a smoking household. In an attempt to… Continue reading 3 Ways Yoga and Breathing Exercises May Reduce the Harsh Effects of Living in a Smoke Infested City

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Where to find the perfect Chemex coffee in Yerevan?

A month ago I had to make decisions on what to bring to Yerevan for our 2-month long pilot project, Stega. I thought very profoundly when I was packing whether or not I wanted to risk breaking my chemex coffee maker.  I was definitely willing to risk my Bodum french press to break, so I brought that… Continue reading Where to find the perfect Chemex coffee in Yerevan?

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Stega and Peace Corps Armenia: First of its kind Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Armenia

The transaction of knowledge is never a one way exchange. Our intention was to connect and bring self-care practices to those who do so much, but at the end of the day, we learned a lot from one another. An eye-opening and honest weekend of testimonials revealed a lot about Armenian society that we have also been observing.

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Official Armenia Project Announcement (and Name Reveal)

Dear friends, We have finally announced our project, as well as, our GoFundMe campaign.  Thank you to everyone who has been extremely supportive thus far and all those who will back our endeavor with positive words, donations and love. FACEBOOK LIVE VIDEO For More Information about this project Subscribe to PackYourMat.Com Also: https://gofundme.com/stegamind Facebook: Armen… Continue reading Official Armenia Project Announcement (and Name Reveal)

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What I hope will become of Armenian Genocide commemoration day? 

Every year, since I was a child, I remember patriotic outcalls and calls for recognition. 32 years I occupy this earth and 101 since the genocide, those calls go unanswered. This is the first year I’m not inside the classroom or any other venue where I can teach this history, so I take this opportunity,… Continue reading What I hope will become of Armenian Genocide commemoration day?