Should I Do a Yoga Retreat in Bali or India?

I receive several emails a week about doing yoga retreats abroad. The most common question is, “Should I do a yoga retreat in Bali or India?” For background, in 2013 I did a three-week DIY budget yoga retreat in Ubud, Bali, and in 2014 I completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India. While I enjoyed … Read more

What to Pack for a Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

When I was packing for my Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India, I failed to find a single packing list on the internet. And unsurprisingly, once I got to India I realized that I had packed poorly: I brought one pair of athletic shorts, one maxi skirt and absolutely no snacks. I also didn’t consider that the … Read more

What a Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh is Really Like

This spring I completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India. My 30-day training was hard, physically, emotionally and spiritually, but ultimately so worthwhile. Yoga Teacher Training improved me in a myriad of ways, from my posture to my anxiety to my downward dog. Ultimately it was a humbling experience; I realized I had so many … Read more

How to DIY a Budget Yoga Retreat in Bali

One of my goals at 23 was to get in the best shape of my life, and where better to do so than beautiful Bali? But as a budget-conscious backpacker I knew I couldn’t afford a $1,500+ packaged yoga retreat- so I devised a plan to do a yoga retreat on a budget. More specifically, I … Read more