What a Long Strange Trip it’s Been…

India is a strange country. It is a developing country and is the second highest populated country per capita in the world which in itself makes for a lot of chaos. Being in a developing country is what I would imagine it would be like to step into the past. The...

Village Life

My original plan was to be in the city of Rishikesh for my entire five-week stay, focusing on my yoga and meditation practices. However, a couple weeks into my trip I learned of something that altered my plan a bit. During the monsoon season, pilgrims from the...

Ashram Life

I chose to return to Rishikesh, India where I did my first yoga teacher training three and a half years ago because I didn’t feel that I had the opportunity to truly experience it the first time. Most of my time was consumed by my training and I only really got a...

The Past is the Past

I believe that one of our greatest (and most difficult) life lessons as human beings is learning to live in the present. Our minds are conditioned to either get stuck in our past experiences; reliving them, fearing their recurrence, wondering how things could have...

Yoga Teacher Training in India: To do it or not to do it?

I am often approached by current yoga teachers or students interested in teacher training about whether I would recommend doing yoga teacher training in India based on my experience. A couple of things drew me to India to do my 200-hour teacher training. When I began...

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