That time we howled at the moon

Exactly a month ago, I packed my car with shorts, a swimsuit, 8 meals for 12 adults, and a long-lost friend from my early 20s to co-lead a wellness retreat in the tiny town of Mt. Ida, Arkansas. Nestled in the Ozarks overlooking Lake Ouachita, Nikki (of Mind Body Mana) and I lead ten beautiful [...]

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What I learned leading a yoga retreat.

As soon as I finished my RYT 200 I knew I wanted to lead a yoga retreat. Preferably on the Greek island of Corfu after I had an epic 30th birthday adventure. I mean, a paid vacation seems like a no-brainer, right? Fast forward a few years, and I discovered a few things while leading my first [...]

Copal Retreat: Paradise

The Mayan Riviera is one of my favorite places on earth, and in my opinion, one of the most beautiful. Last month I lead my first yoga retreat at Casa Copal in Paamul, Mexico which is located along a curved stretch of shimmering Caribbean waters in a small bay south of Playa del Carmen. Each [...]

Two Month Countdown

Now this is a work of culinary art. In two short months I'll be leading my first yoga retreat in Paa Mul, Mexico at Copal Retreat. I'm overjoyed (I'm talking over the moon and back excited, here) to have the opportunity to merge to of my most favorite activities - yoga and travel! I'm not a hotel kind [...]

Today was about chasing sun-rays, beach waves, and sunsets.

"Today was about chasing sun-rays, beach waves, and sunsets. All things beautiful that give you peace are worth chasing. Everything else isn't." -April Mae Monterrosa After a long weekend in Tulum, Mexico filled with sunshine, girlfriends, fish tacos, beach yoga, mezcal and Mayan ruins I left feeling refreshed and ready to hop back into the [...]

ADVENTURE > STUFF

"Our experiences are a bigger part of ourselves than our material goods. You can really like your material stuff. You can even think that part of your identity is connected to those things, but nonetheless they remain separate from you. In contrast, your experiences really ARE part of you. We are the sum total of [...]

Welcome 2015 | San Francisco, CA

In recent years, I've lost at least half a dozen close friends to San Francisco. It is no wonder that each time I have a long weekend, I wind up there. This year I was fortunate enough to welcome 2015 with friends, Champagne, and caviar with a rather ridiculous (and awesome) hip hop soundtrack. The weekend was packed with fantastic food, [...]

Bogotá, Colombia

At the beginning of the year, my younger brother and cousin moved to Bogotá where they accepted positions teaching English through one of Colombia's government sanctioned schools, SENA.  After months of tracking their progress and adventures through Facebook and Skype, I couldn't take it anymore and booked a flight. We spent our time together exploring the [...]