The Natural Beauty of North Vietnam

I often get asked the question, “What is the most beautiful country you’ve been to?”.  That’s a pretty general question; does it refer to the beauty of the interactions of the people in… Continue reading

Two Delicious Months In Thailand

After a season of being in front of a class and sharing knowledge it is always a welcome reprieve to be a student again, to take things in and ask questions, to delve… Continue reading

Scampering Around South India: Part 3

South Indian Adventure Part 3: Tamil Nadu Kodaikanal From Munnar we hoped to make a two day trek to Kodaikanal, a hill station in the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu.  We couldn’t find… Continue reading

Scampering Around South India: Part 2

  South Indian Adventure Part 2: Exploring Kerala Varkala We arrived in Varkala with visions of long, clean surfing waves splashing through our heads.  Instead we were greeted by short, choppy waves frothing… Continue reading

Scampering Through South India: Part One

I’ve spent a lot of time in India (this is currently my sixth season, damn the time flies!) yet have only seen a fraction of the vast and diverse lands and cultures that… Continue reading

Does Absence Make the Heart Grow Fonder?

‘Absence makes the heart grow fonder.’  I’m sure that most people have many experiences either reinforcing or refuting this common adage.  Sometimes we feel deeply connected to a person in a particular setting,… Continue reading

The Thai Massage Sangha

A story relating to the word sangha and my experience at the thai massage energy lines course in Orvieto, Italy.

How Do You Aspire To Retire?

Spending the majority of my 20’s traveling I have been posed the question “What are you going to do about retirement?” countless times.  It is a question that looms over many people, preventing… Continue reading

Kerala: Backwaters & Presenting at the Global Yoga Festival

I’ve been in India for five winters now but that by no means is an indication that I’ve seen all of this huge country.  Far from it.  I’ve been practicing yoga for almost… Continue reading

A Spectacular Six Months in Goa

Spending time in India has become so commonplace (five winters in a row, wow!) that I often neglect to update this space while in this special place.  This has become my everyday life… Continue reading