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10 THINGS I've Learned From My Time in Bali

10 THINGS I've Learned From My Time in Bali

Like everywhere in the world, Bali has its fair share of issues, downfalls, and straight up ugly sides. But, for me at least, the positives greatly outweigh the negatives, and I credit this little slice of paradise to teaching me some extremely valuable life lessons, lessons that seem to be deeply rooted in the people, the culture, and the sacred lands and waters found on, in, and around the Island of the Gods…

MOMENTS FROM MEDITATION: Consciously creating my best life

MOMENTS FROM MEDITATION: Consciously creating my best life

Shortly after my meditation this morning, as I was sipping my coffee and writing in my journal, this affirmation drifted into my mind: I am constantly and consciously creating my best life. I reflected on this, and I thought I’d share what I took from it, what it means to me, and maybe my words will also land with you.

108 SUN SALUTATIONS: When, where, and why??

108 SUN SALUTATIONS: When, where, and why??

It’s the Summer Solstice here in the Northern Hemisphere. Many cultures, religions, and groups of people hold this day as sacred and perform different “rituals” to honor this new season. Yogis across the world join together for 108 Sun Salutations as a way to honor this transitional time of year. But why??

MOVING MINDFULLY: An Accessible Guide to More Sustainable Travel

MOVING MINDFULLY: An Accessible Guide to More Sustainable Travel

Because for those of us who itch to see the world, surf perfect waves, and experience the beauty and diversity of other cultures, not traveling is simply out of the question. So, the question then becomes: How can we travel more mindfully?

RISE & SHINE: A simple-yet-effective morning yoga sequence

RISE & SHINE: A simple-yet-effective morning yoga sequence

A 20-minute(ish), simple-yet-effective, yoga sequence that's designed to help you WAKE UP and get ready for your day! A sequence perfect for all levels of practice. Begin your day the positive way!

WE ARE THE OCEAN: Inspired by the Massive Waves sent to PR by Winter Storm Riley

WE ARE THE OCEAN: Inspired by the Massive Waves sent to PR by Winter Storm Riley

Why are we so drawn to the ocean? Maybe it's because we are all, in some way, so much like her. Full of different moods, energies, a force of nature that is just as strong as it is soft.

A NEW YOGA PLAYLIST... And some updates about life

A NEW YOGA PLAYLIST... And some updates about life

A new 90minute Vinyasa-inspired Playlist featuring Trevor Hall, Yoste, Hippie Sabatoge, and more. "Move & Groove" will evoke playfulness, fun, and self-love during your time on the mat. Enjoy!

CATCH ME AT JIVA YOGA CENTER!

CATCH ME AT JIVA YOGA CENTER!

Stoked to be subbing a few classes while I visit my hometown. If you're in Hilton Head or Bluffton roll out your mat with me at Jiva Yoga Center before I head back to Puerto Rico! Schedule inside.

SUNBURNT & SALTY on the MIDORI BIKINIS BLOG!

SUNBURNT & SALTY on the MIDORI BIKINIS BLOG!

I've been a HUGE fan of Midori Bikinis for a while now and needless to say I was beyond stoked to get an article featured on their blog. Check out my post "A Daily Checklist for Self-Love."

SOLFUL YOGA + SUP YOGA RETREAT: ONE OF THE TOP CARIBBEAN RETREATS

SOLFUL YOGA + SUP YOGA RETREAT: ONE OF THE TOP CARIBBEAN RETREATS

Soul Seed Media has listed our upcoming SOLFUL YOGA + SUP YOGA RETREAT this March as one of the Top Retreats in the Caribbean! We still have a few spots left. Join us in beautiful Rincon!

YOGA FOR SURFERS: WHY YOU SHOULD PRACTICE

YOGA FOR SURFERS: WHY YOU SHOULD PRACTICE

Because I feel so passionate about the yoga-surfing connection, I thought I'd share a few reasons why a Vinyasa Yoga practice will benefit your surfing, and maybe encourage you to roll out your mat a little more consistently.

TAKING A STAND FOR THE LAND

TAKING A STAND FOR THE LAND

One of the most pristine, wave-rich stretches of coast here in Puerto Rico is under threat of being completely devastated by the proposed building of an unnecessary Mega-Resort + Casino.

THE CONDITIONS ARE ALWAYS CHANGING...

THE CONDITIONS ARE ALWAYS CHANGING...

The conditions are always changing... Out in the waves. Here on dry land. While we breathe and sweat on the yoga mat. The world around us is constantly moving through seasons and cycles and transformation. And we are much the same. So while we can't always control the conditions, the question becomes, "How can we respond?"

BALI BLISS: RECAPPING 6 WEEKS ON THE ISLAND OF THE GODS (PART I)

BALI BLISS: RECAPPING 6 WEEKS ON THE ISLAND OF THE GODS (PART I)

Bali is a place that had always been on my list of places to visit before I die, but it’s a place that also seemed so far away, so foreign, and somewhere that I didn’t think I was quite ready for… Not just yet. That is until, about a year ago now, I received an email from Go Light Our World Founder, Kayla Nielsen, that would change everything.

BARRELS + INVERSIONS

BARRELS + INVERSIONS

As I continue to deepen both my yoga + surfing practices, the more I continue to recognize the similarities between the two.

DROP THE BURDEN (AND MAKE YOUR HEART SMILE)

DROP THE BURDEN (AND MAKE YOUR HEART SMILE)

Because who ever said there is only one right way to live??

7 THINGS SURFING HAS TAUGHT ME ABOUT LIFE

7 THINGS SURFING HAS TAUGHT ME ABOUT LIFE

The ocean has kicked my ass, pounded me senseless, and scared the crap out of me. But, the ocean has also cradled me, rejuvenated me, and given me some of the best memories of my life.

6 EASY WAYS TO BRING MORE PEACE INTO YOUR HOME

6 EASY WAYS TO BRING MORE PEACE INTO YOUR HOME

Whether you are looking to invite more love into your bedroom or are trying to bliss-out your entire home, here are six easy and inexpensive ways to add a little bit more peace to your space.

SEA SALUTATIONS: 5 YOGA POSES FOR SURFING

SEA SALUTATIONS: 5 YOGA POSES FOR SURFING

Yoga, especially a Vinyasa-style of yoga, is an amazing way for surfers to cross train: strengthening the core, building stamina, increasing lung capacity, sharpening coordination and creating flexibility.