| 2018 :: BHAKTI . Bhakti means devotion; it is the yoga I am, the yoga I practice, the yoga I live, and the yoga I share. Devotion. . My yoga isn't something I leave at home when I travel, and it isn't a yoga that fits neatly into every place I visit. It is an intimate part of me. . Bali is Bhakti. I felt at home here, deeply rooted in devotion, connected to the rituals and beliefs and traditions of this culture. . And it felt amazing. . I bathed in holy water, was purified by various elements, felt divinely guided, sat still, listened...and I felt so incredibly humbled and grateful for every drop. __________________________ 📍Bali, Indonesia | #bali#baliindonesia#sheisnotlost#wearetravelgirls#femmetravel#citizenfemme#bhakti#bhaktiyoga .
| 2018 :: BALI . "When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all of your thoughts break their bonds. Your mind transcends limitations; your consciousness expands in every direction; and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive and you discover yourself to be a greater person than you ever dreamed yourself to be." - Patanjali . How right you are Patanjali, how right you are. . I took my shoes off immediately, because I wanted to feel the soft, squishy, earth under my feet and between my toes. And I wandered barefoot, and happy-hearted until it was time to go - in awe of the ingenuity, the skill and art of this place, the foresight, the abundance, the absolute green that was so pure and beautiful...it was, and will always be, one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen or felt. ______________________________ 📍Ubud, Bali | #bali#sheisnotlost#wearetravelgirls#femmetravel#citizenfemme#darlingescapes#beautifuldestinations .
| 2018 :: SUNRISE . Some of my most favorite sunrises of my life have happened in Thailand, and that was certainly the case in 2018. . This morning I had @anantara_goldentriangle all to myself with the most glorious soft, sexy light...it felt like a dream. . Speaking of dreams...you may have noticed I've taken big breaks from posting here lately. It's because my life has gotten so dreamy that I'm finding I want to be more and more in it fully. How amazing is that? ___________________________ 📍Chiang Rai, Thailand | #chiangrai#thailand#sheisnotlost#wearetravelgirls#darlingescapes#beautifulhotels .
| 2018 :: THAILAND . My love affair with Thailand continued in 2018, with visits to Chiang Rai, Bangkok and Chiang Mai. . This temple, the Blue Temple, was one of the many I visited. And I left offerings all around Thailand for the people I love. . Returning to Thailand will be one of my first trips of 2019, and I cannot wait. _________________________ 📍Chiang Rai, Thailand | #thailand#chiangrai#temple#bluetemple#bluetemplechiangrai#sheisnotlost#wearetravelgirls .
| 2018 :: COOK ISLANDS . Hands down one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited, or seen, was the Cook Islands. . I'm continuing my 2018 recap this week and sharing my love for this pristine place today...on New Year's Day. . Setting a solid intention to visit more heart-based places this year...not for work, and not to create anything more tangible than what pieces the place adds to my experience and heart. . Thank you @ashleydrody for capturing the beauty of this day and place, and our time together. ___________________________ 📍Rarotonga, Cook Islands | 📷: @ashleydrody | #sheisnotlost#cookislands#femmetravel#citizenfemme#thehellyeslife .
| 2018 :: THE HELL YES LIFE . "If it's not a "Hell Yes," it's a "No." This isn't only the tag line to my business @thehellyeslife, it is also my daily mantra. . 2018 was the last of six years of a phase of big teachings for me, of sober alone time, of traveling the world outside of myself and the infinite, sacred world within. It's been a quiet chapter in my life, I've been devoted to nurturing big love for myself, of gathering my pieces and sorting them out, and of putting them back together so that I'm operating, loving, creating, being...from a whole place. . It feels so damn good to close this chapter, and to be walking ahead. So damn good! . What are you leaving behind in 2018? _________________________ 📍Ubud, Bali | #bali#traveldeeper#speechlessplaces#beautifuldestinations#darlingescapes#citizenfemme#sheisnotlost#wearetravelgirls#girlgetoutside .
| 2018 :: BALI . I discovered Bali for the very first time this year. I spent nearly one month this Spring exploring Bali in every direction, and I fell madly in-love with this heart place. . Flower baths, purification ceremonies, water blessings, temple visits, devotion, ritual...Bali is my place as a Bhakti and I will return in 2019 for a deeper more intentional visit. . For a look at my time on Bali and the places I stayed please peep my Bali Highlight. ________________________ 📍Canggu, Bali | #bali#canggu#balilife#flowerbath#sheisnotlost#femmetravel#citizenfemme#speechlessplaces .