Should I Do a Yoga Retreat in Bali or India?

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...
The Craziest Things That Happened in India

The Craziest Things That Happened in India

India was, for lack of a better word, the most hard-core trip of my life. At various points in my six weeks I was struggling to breathe from the stench of cow shit, vomiting from (many) bouts of food poisoning, violently shivering in a wind-whipped...
What to Pack for a Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

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...
What a Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh is Really Like

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...
Intro to India: What I Loved (And Didn’t Love) About India

Intro to India: What I Loved (And Didn’t Love) About India

I’m super excited to blog about India, but first let me to say, India is far too vast and diverse a country to sum up in a blog post. So please note that I am only reporting on my personal experience in Northern India; these observations in...