Diwali Healing

As I sit here typing, my left leg is supported by my travel towel which I have tied around the mosquito netting frame that lines my bed.  Unfortunately, on Tuesday I awoke to… Continue reading

A Khola in Paradise

Nothing is quite as refreshing as a Khola.  I’m not referring to a sugary drink but rather Kola Beach, an adjacent beach to the north of Agonda.  After Saturday’s morning class, we headed… Continue reading

The Crash of the Kingfisher

What to do on our first Saturday night?  With this question in mind we headed over to Tara and Nikky’s to take advantage of an offer for ayurvedic massages (how could we resist?). … Continue reading

Initiation by Fire

Excited to see what our first day of classes held in store for us, we headed up to the shala where we noticed a small fire burning.  In order to ceremoniously initiate us… Continue reading

Yoga Course and Teachers

Before we go on talking about the yoga course, I’d like to give a rundown of our teachers and our daily course structure. Course structure 6:30 – 8:00 Morning mantras (chanting), pranayama (breathing… Continue reading

Welcome to Agonda Beach

With a fond farewell to North Goa we grabbed a taxi with two friends from the hostel to start the first major stop on our trip, getting our yoga certifications at Agonda Beach. … Continue reading

Goa is Crazy

“Goa is like a freezer, because everyone just chills.”  These words painted on the side of a restaurant sum up Goa.  In Goa, you don’t have to look for the party; the party… Continue reading

Monkeys in Mumbai

We pick up our bags on Saturday morning and decide to stay at the Anjali Guest House, an awesome hostel run by an awesome man named Raj.  Upon Raj’s recommendation, we grab some… Continue reading

First Night in Mumbai

As I’m writing this from our Mumbai hotel room, we are greeted in the morning by a symphony of honking tuk tuks cutting one another off outside, quite different from chirping birds back… Continue reading

Gearing Up

If anyone’s interested in doing a similar trip and wants an idea of what gear to pack, here’s a quick rundown of what I’m taking. REI Crestrail 70 internal frame pack (size Large… Continue reading