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White flower box with red flowers that says Sibiu Hermannstadt

stuck abroad during the 2020 lockdown

I never expected to become stranded in Transilvania – in Romania at all, for that matter.  When most Westerners think of Transilvania, their minds imagine a place dark, haunted, and sheathed in isolated wilderness.  Perhaps also conjuring up images of Dracula and evil, troll-looking peasants.  However, it was actually the brightness and beauty of Sibiu …

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Vase of tulips on the floor with many yellow post-its with notes of positivity during a yoga teacher training.

20 reasons to take a yoga teacher training – even if you don’t want to teach!

If you’re reading this right now, you’ve probably got the idea of taking a yoga teacher training bouncing around somewhere in your mind. It’s a natural thing that happens to many yogis once they reach a certain point in their physical practice. But teaching isn’t for everyone. So should you bother taking a yoga teacher …

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deepen your practice: the eight limbs of yoga

It should come as no surprise that Westerners (almost) exclusively associate yoga with physical movement.  Cirque du Soleil-style contortionism (is that a word?), pretzel-ing yourself into weird shapes (hope there are no fire drills!), and the stereotype of skinny white chicks in over-priced leggings seems to overshadow the philosophical aspects of yoga.  But yoga is …

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spring and new beginnings

Spring is magical – filled with vibrant color, texture, floral aromas, and beautiful scenery.  The days get longer and warmer. Life begins to reemerge, and the world begins to bloom.  Spring signifies new beginnings. Apparent in nature, yes, but can you notice these things in yourself? These sensory experiences – the colors, the aromas, etc. …

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