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...
Chasing Eat, Pray, Love in Ubud, Bali

Chasing Eat, Pray, Love in Ubud, Bali

When I was 16, back in 2007, I read Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert’s New York Times bestseller. And then I read it again. And again. Needless to say, Eat, Pray, Love firmly put Bali on my map of dream destinations. And seven years later, I...
How to DIY a Budget Yoga Retreat in Bali

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...
What I Miss About Ubud, Bali

What I Miss About Ubud, Bali

Remembering my three weeks in Ubud, Bali, makes my heart hurt a little. Because I kind of wish I could stay forever. Something about Bali just got under my skin; from the daily Hindu offerings to the the eerie, repetitive rhythm of the gamelan to the ornate...
Why I Honestly Came to Bali

Why I Honestly Came to Bali

It’s no secret that I was unhappy for the first month or so of my Asia trip. Okay fine. I was inexplicably miserable for the first month of my trip. I descended into a dark place where I battled depression, anxiety and an overall despair for the future. For a...