It's that time of year again and gratitude quotes (and turkeys) are just about all over the place. But "feeling gratitude" is important not only this time of year, gratitude is something we should incorporate as a conscious practice every day until it becomes a habit...
A last little post with highlights from my Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training. This one dedicated to the magical spot where I've been yoga'ing (read: stretching, bending, meditating, chanting, learning & teaching) the last month with my fellow Yogis & Yoginis: Kura Kura in Canggu South Bali
My Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training has come to end. And so has a month of early mornings, intense physical practices, enlightening philosophy classes, new friendships, good times, fun hours, emotional roller coasters and indescribable experiences which I'll take with me on my future journey.
Today I'm sharing the short- and long term future plans of some of the 14 beautiful yoginis & yogis I've met here in Bali.
After all my experiences with yoga and yogis I no longer get surprised about the mentality among yogis or the vibe around them. The openness, the humbleness, the kindness & the sincere interest in other human beings.
My current situation is no exception. The yogis here at the yoga teacher training are just as amazing as I'd expect people who seek yoga to be. Meet some of them here as they share a bit of themselves on the blog!
So here I am: in paradise, surrounded by the most friendly and interesting personalities, learning about & practicing my passion from 6.30 morning to 7.30 evening every day and being taught and guided by inspiring yogis from Mysore in India. Yes as you can read between the lines, it's amazing.
Here's 5 things I've been reminded of during my first week of my Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training
Once again, I'm just about to take off from my beloved Shanghai. It's time for another break from the big city and it's time to get my Yoga Teaching Certificate! If someone would have told me this one year ago I wouldn't have believed them. I still don't quite believe it but tomorrow it becomes reality when I land in Indonesia to get straight into intense Ashtanga Yoga Practice at the Kura Kura Yoga Retreat in south of Bali.
Even though I continuously remind myself to explore new things here in Shanghai, I definitely have my habits, my routines and my very favorite spots! Meaning, I seldom just stroll down a new Shanghai lane or bike to a new Shanghai area. But this Saturday when Culture Shock bike tours invited me to join a guided tour around the heart of Shanghai's French Concession, myself and Leon got a change to do just that!
I've had the opportunity to learn a lot about the basics of TCM right here in little old Shanghai. It has opened up a whole new world of understanding my body, health, balance, and food. Its worth learning a bit about TCM while you live in Shanghai (or anywhere actually) and learn some vital things about your body & health - knowledge which you can take with you when you leave Shanghai and to wherever life may lead you.