Travel

Venturing out into the world to experience new cultures, foods and religions has brought me closer to health than any quinoa bowl or green smoothie ever has. It’s allowed me to connect to myself, gain confidence, accept change, and prove to myself just how capable I am in accomplishing anything that comes my way.

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For more on my backpacking trip through India, check out Mumbai experience, Kallikadu, Sivananda ashram introduction, India,  the basics, Sivananda ashram I, Sivananda ashram II, waterfalls and temples, the streets, and varkala posts. What was the program like? I was eager to attend the lectures and soak up all of the Sivananda teachings as I…

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For more on the flavors of India series, check out: Dhal Aloo Kofta, Payasam Pudding, Aloo Palak, Gluten-free naan and Malai Kofta. I love Indian food and have embraced it to the fullest. Just last night, I was contemplating trying my hand at making a potporri using all the garam masala ingredients to infuse our…

sivananda ashram

For more on my backpacking trip through India, check out Mumbai experience, Kallikadu, Sivananda ashram introduction, India,  the basics, Sivananda ashram I, Sivananda ashram II, waterfalls and temples, the streets, and varkala posts. Why did you choose to go to an ashram? I’d visited Yosadhara ashram just outside of Nelson BC in August 2011. It…

Traveling India

For more on my backpacking trip through India, check out Mumbai experience, Kallikadu, Sivananda ashram introduction, India,  the basics, Sivananda ashram I, Sivananda ashram II, waterfalls and temples, the streets, and varkala posts. When I booked my trip to India I searched high and low for information on what to expect when traveling to India,…

backpacking foods

For more on the healthy travel series, check out packing for success and staying on track away from home, backpacking essentials, camping and eating well. One of the major stresses I dealt with before leaving for India was what type of food would be available for a protein hungry, gluten-free, dairy-free lady like me. I…

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