How Happy Hearts Yoga Project Came to Exist

It is now the 3 year mark from when I volunteered with 500 dogs at Elephant Nature Park near Chiang Mai, Thailand. I had been there for about 1 week when it hit me. While walking one of the dogs at the sanctuary (that had been placed in a bag and beat with a stick […]

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Yoga is Citta Vrtti Nirodhah

Yogas Citta Vrtti Nirodhah (sutra 1.2) Yoga is the stilling of the revolutions of the mind. This is what Patanjali describes as yoga in his book the Yoga Sutras. citta = mind; vrtti = fluctuation; nirodhah = restraint, control. The Yoga Sutras are composed of 4 books with short sutras or threads that explain yoga […]

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Creating “Big Magic”

Creating “Big Magic.” That feeling of amazement as things begin to click.  When you come into your space and claim it. This is the magic I have been experiencing lately. I began to prioritize my breathing practice, mindfulness, teaching, my connection to the earth and a deeper appreciation for the beauty in nature. When you […]

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Journey to Becoming a Yoga Teacher

This week marks two years since I began my yoga teacher training in India and I can’t help but feel incredible appreciation and gratitude for all of the ups and downs in establishing myself as a teacher, the learnings that felt as if they had touched my soul and set it on fire, for all […]

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Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary

My visit to Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary (BLESE) near Sukhothai, Thailand, was probably my favorite part of my 5 months of travel. Most people know my love for elephants and several share my same amount of admiration for them which is why elephant tourism is such an ugly beast in Thailand. So many tourists come to […]

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Thailand: A closer look at animals in tourism.

I absolutely LOVE Thailand. I love the food, the mountains, the beaches, the kind hearted smiling people that stop in their tracks to ask if you’re lost and need directions. I have been asked more times than I can count on both hands if I need help by those kind smiling faces. I have felt […]

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Chiang Mai Mountains

I would have been happy leaving Chiang Mai with only experiencing the adorableness that is the old city Chiang Mai without seeing or trekking the neighboring mountains or the famous temples at their tops. Having read several blogs about Doi Inthanon and Doi Suthep, the consensus was how hectic it felt to be at these […]

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Yoga – My therapy throughout my travels

There have been a handful of times during my 4ish months of travel that my asana practice has made me cry, but several more times that is has helped me cope and work through my emotions. Anytime we experience an emotion our muscles and cells also experience them as well. When we are happy our […]

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My travel music

Music is such an important factor in my life and throughout my travels, I’ve gravitated toward certain songs in certain cities. I thought I would share and hopefully I could also get a few more suggestions for songs to listen to or playlists on Spotify. I need some new tunes to dance around to! IMG_2747 […]

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Creating space and the enjoyment of solo travels

Generally, I love being on my own. I don’t mind eating alone in restaurants and also really loved getting to travel for work and adventuring on my own through the cities work would take me to. That being said, there have been several awe inspiring moments through my solo travel these last few months, that […]

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