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Dreamtime with dada
After a long journey, we have finally made it to Rishikesh.
Mama Nepal loves us so much, she doesn’t want to let us go! After some 10 hours of driving through the Himalayas to the Indian border, we were asked to turn around. It turns out that our visa allows us to cross only by air, not by land.♀️ We asked for a crazy adventure, and the universe has definitely responded! So, one more day in Kathmandu before we fly to India. Reflecting on the last 10 years of our globe trotting adventures, it’s not the first time we had to come up with plan B on the spot. We’ve been on some 300+ flights, countless car, bus, boat and train rides, slept on just about any kind of bed you can imagine, and our passports have filled up with stamps three times over. We’ve experienced our fair share of brain farts, missed flights and difficult circumstances whilst traveling and here is what we have learned so far:
1) Let go of any expectations and attachments
2) Stay calm when s*#t hits the fan
3) Always look at the bright side
4) Remember it’s about the journey
5) Playing the baby card works like a charm
6) Sometimes a bribe is the only option
7) Oh yeah, and snacks can save your life
This gurrrl! @sofiephoenix
Travel is one of the best gifts we can give her in life. Nepal will forever be in her heart. So, after an incredible month of roaming around the Himalayas, we’re ready to begin the next leg of our adventure. India here we come! We’re heading out of Pokhara at 4am tomorrow morning! Here is our itinerary for the next 48 hours:
1) 7hr to Lumbini (birthplace of Buddha)
2) 2hrs to Sonauli (Nepalese boarder)
3) 3hrs to Gorakhpur
4) 14hrs train to Haridwar
5) 2hrs to Rishikesh
WISH US LUCK!
Thank you Everest! What an adventure! We are in love with this land and can’t wait to be back next year for another pilgrimage to Chomolungma, the Mother Goddess of the world. After we posted about our intention to bring a group with us in 2019, we were blown away by the amount of your interest in joining us. We have received dozens of enquiries and heartfelt stories, which only confirmed to us that we must deliver on our promise!
The preliminary dates have been set for 2-15 May 2019. We’re planning to take a group of 20 likeminded souls with us to #EverestBasecamp (5,380m/17,600ft) with the assistance of 3 local sherpa guides and 12 porters. It’s shaping up to be quite an expedition! All relevant details will be published on our website over the next few weeks. An opportunity to apply will be first given to those who have already expressed interest via email. If you’re keen on joining us, send us an email asap to email@example.com so we can add you to the list. Also, subscribe to our newsletter via our website yogabeyond.com to receive regular updates.
Our intention is for this to be an empowering journey of self discovery with daily guided meditations, journaling and introspective talks lead by us along the way. There will be opportunities for a cultural immersion during a number of acclimatization days along the way and a very special visit to an ancient Buddhist monastery at Tengboche (3,870m/12,700ft) for a group meditation. More details coming soon...
Why do we want to do this? It is our belief that all of us are ultimately looking for the same thing - a life of purpose filled with a deep sense of connection, joy and love for ourselves and the rest of the world. The essence of that is so present and alive up here. We feel that these majestic mountains, this ancient culture and the challenge of this demanding trek, provide the perfect setting for an epic journey of discovery into the very heart of who we are and why we are here. It would be our pleasure and a great privilege to give you the chance to experience that for yourself. With love, H&C+S
NEW EPISODE IS LIVE!link in bio
In this episode we say a sweet 'see ya later' to Padangbai and our 6 week stretch of yoga teacher trainings. We drive across the Island of Bali to catch up with a very dear friend of ours @janetstoneyoga. Janet tells us what keeps her coming back to her yoga mat and explains her recent project with the @nrdc_org. We then head to Ubud where we are warmly welcomed at our friend @michaelfranti’s retreat center @soulshinebali for some much needed R&R! Enjoy, leave us a comment and subscribe to our youtube channel.
Conquering the fear of crossing scary suspension bridges dangling over deep valleys at dizzying heights? Almost Check Swipe and turn up the volume to check out the action! #everestbasecamptrek
Spending time up here in the Himalayas has been very revealing and so good for us as a family. Breathing the fresh mountain air, slowing down and feeling the sacredness of life pulsing in the people and the culture of this land. A very timely reminder that what we are all looking for is not somewhere out there in some far away future, it’s always right here and right now. So simple and so subtle that we easily miss it, or even dismiss it, in our pursuit of some phantom notion of success=happiness. We face all kinds of challenges in every day life that lead us to believe that we have no time for ourselves. The point we often fail to recognize is that unless we make time to #slowdown#breathe#listen#connect#contemplate#meditate, we lose our awareness of the source of life inside of us and get lost in the labyrinth of our busy mind instead. Sound familiar?🤯 H.
It’s coming up to 11 years since the day we became pen pals and got married a year later. Our wedding vows were: “I like you pretty good, let’s see how it goes.” The ride hasn’t been without a few bumps along the way, but happy to report that we still like each other pretty good, so let’s see how it goes! Intending to make the next decade at least as exciting and meaningful as the last one. Who wants to come along? #followyourbliss
Sofie’s best friend #Moana (swipe) has gone missing in the Himalayas. If you’re roaming around Nepal and happen to find her, please contact @SofiePhoenix immediately.
Name: Moana of Motunui
Job: Restoring the heart of Tafiti
Hair: Dark brown dreadlocks
Dress: Hawaiian hipster
Look: Like mama
EPISODE 7 IS LIVE!
In this episode we dive head first into the second week of our @ACROVINYASA Teacher Training. We share what it’s like to run 6 weeks of trainings back to back and explain why we love to use games in all our teacher trainings. Our trainees finish their final exams and we take to the beaches of Padangbai for a second beach clean up. We also give you a sneak peak into our graduation ceremony.
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