Yoga Studio Review – Oasis Yoga – Koh Lanta, Thailand

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Oasis Koh Lanta 1Oasis Yoga is a very nice studio with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, and one of the very few places to practice yoga on Koh Lanta.

Koh Lanta is one of the more laid back islands that people usually go to for some quiet and relaxing time, so doing yoga seems like the perfect activity to start or end the day with. No matter how advanced you are in your practice, I warmly recommend you try out this yoga studio.

I practiced here in December 2015 and was able to attend five of the yoga lessons led by Farra.

The classes were extremely popular, the yoga platform was completely full every time I went there, so be sure to arrive early to get a spot during peak season. Continue reading

Category: Thailand, Travel, Yoga

Yoga Studio Review – Radiantly Alive – Bali, Indonesia

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Radiantly Alive 2What better way to reconnect with yourself and getting back into balance during your travels than taking a yoga break in Ubud, Indonesia?

Set in the heart of Bali and surrounded by green rice fields, Ubud is an astonishing and very pretty town known as the centre of both fine arts and yoga.

I spent over two weeks in this magical town to do just that, yoga and yoga and more yoga. For 14 days in a row my time was organized around the yoga studio, where I would spend up to three hours practicing daily. Out of the many places that offer yoga classes in Ubud, I picked Radiantly Alive, which is one of the largest and well established in town. Continue reading

Traveler’s Yoga Stopover – April 2015 – Bali, Indonesia

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Stopovers in April 2015:

STOPOVER #1: April 5 – 11

STOPOVER #2: April 12 – 18

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Yoga Studio Review – Seminyak Yoga Shala – Bali, Indonesia

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If you’re traveling through South Bali and are looking for yoga classes, this yoga place might be the ideal studio for you.

Located right in the heart of the upscale neighborhood Seminyak on a main road, it’s easily accessible and findable, even if you’re staying in Legian or Kuta.

What makes it so appealing to travelers is the fact that they offer different yoga styles at different times of the day and all levels are welcome.

There is no registration needed in advance, just show up a few minutes before the start of the class.

You can either drop in or buy a pass if you know you’ll be spending some time in this part of Bali.

I had the opportunity to take ten classes during my stay in this area and I would like to share my experience.

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Category: Indonesia, Travel, Yoga

10 Reasons Why Yoga on the Beach Rocks

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Practicing yoga on the beach is a completely different experience than in the studio. I personally like to mix it up and go practice in a real yoga studio 3-4 times a week additionally to the classes I teach on the beach or in parks with Traveler’s Yoga. Doing this on and off for more than a year now, I can’t help but notice the difference and the benefits each of the surfaces and surroundings brings.

In this post I’d like to tell you about my experiences with yoga on the beach and why I think everyone should give it a try.

1. The Sand – Be prepared to feel muscles you didn’t even know existed.

The uneven and moving surface of the sand makes it challenging to balance or hold asanas. When I first started doing yoga on the beach I used to have sore muscles in my feet and the whole body, although I was already used to practicing in a studio. Continue reading

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Traveler’s Yoga Stopover – Oct 2014 – Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

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Stopovers in October 2014:

STOPOVER #1: October 6-12

STOPOVER #2: October 13-19

STOPOVER #3: October 20-26

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2014 Summer Solstice Celebration in Puerto Viejo

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A few days ago (on June 21st 2014) we gathered to do 108 sun salutations for solstice celebration on World Yoga Day (well to be honest I only made it to about 30, since I had to leave early).

I thought it was a cool idea and it was great fun. The event was organized by one of my favorite yoga studios OM Puerto Viejo. It took place in downtown Puerto Viejo in a great location with ocean view (Koki Beach).

Here are a few pictures I managed to take during the event:

Enjoying the view......and saying hi to the sun......while pretending to be dogs.

Category: Costa Rica, Yoga

The (Extended) Side Angle Pose – Utthita Parsvakonasana

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The (Extended) Side Angle Pose has several variations. This one (Utthita Parsvakonasana A) is an easier one, because you can place your elbow on the knee for support Extended Side Angle Pose - Variation A

Instructions for Utthita Parsvakonasana A

Utthita Parsvakonasana A Demonstrated by Tom in Playa Nega, Puerto Viejo1. From Warrior II pose, bring the elbow down to the front knee and inhale the other arm up towards the sky and then exhale the arm over the ear, making a straight line with the side of your body.

2. Keep the knee bent directly over the ankle and sink the hips down towards the ground.

3. Breathe and hold the posture for a few breaths.

4. Inhale and raise your upper body while extending both arms back into Warrior II pose.

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More Traveler’s Yoga Photos – Location: Playa Negra, Puerto Viejo

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Santa Teresa Beach Yoga

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I took a trip! I crossed the country and practiced some yoga on the pacific side of Costa Rica. Yes, same amount of fun and travelers interested in yoga… only the color of the sand is different in Santa Teresa 🙂

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Where to Do Yoga in Santa Teresa

Although my stay in Santa Teresa was quite short, I couldn’t help but notice that this place (like so many other destination in Costa Rica) offers loads of oportunities to practice yoga. One of them – Casa Zen – was right across the street from where we stayed and offered several yoga classes a day. Continue reading

Category: Costa Rica, Travel, Yoga