Category: Yoga


Hello friends!

We are currently in Canggu, Bali at the surf and yoga retreat called Pelan Pelan. After spending 2 weeks here (only 5 days left) we will go to Ubud on Saturday for the first retreat of the year with Allison Rivers Samson. It is so incredibly beautiful here in Canggu. A little surfer town with tons of healthy, vegan food options, we highly recommend you stay here when you come to Bali.

Christy is documenting her travels through her Instagram and YouTube channel. On this blog we will share our best travel tips and where you can find the most amazing vegan food in the locations that we visit. If you haven’t already signed up for our email list, you’ll get our Ultimate Packing List for fit chicks and dudes to help you stay in tip top shape while you travel.

The internet here is never 100% and you never know when the power will go down so we are trying our best to stay in touch and get new content out to you. For instance, I can’t get any photos to upload to this post though I’ve been trying all morning! Bali tests our patience like no other place in the world. You have to go with the flow or you’ll just be miserable. And you have to show some gratitude for all the beauty that surrounds you.

When you come to Bali there are many different types of places you can stay. If you are into the beach, want to learn to surf, have many yoga classes at your fingertips, and be spoiled by all the amazing coffee and vegan food, Canggu is where it’s at. The town is filled with locals and expats who came to visit and never left. It has a pretty young vibe; we’d guess that most people here are in the 20s and 30s, but that shouldn’t deter you because everyone is nice and doing their own thing. You’ll want a scooter to get around as Canggu isn’t super walking friendly and it’s just so hot in Bali, the scooter gives you natural air con to dry the sweat from your brow.

If you want beach with a lot more solitude then Amed is the next up and coming beach town toward the Northeast side of Bali. For more of a city vibe head to Ubud in central Bali. There is something for everyone here and an abundance of healthy, fresh food waiting around every corner.

Keep an eye out for more posts about beautiful Bali!



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by Christy Morgan

I remember my first time out of the U.S. like it was yesterday. I had just graduated with a fashion design degree and wanted to go to a fashion school in Florence, Italy. The weekends would be spent traveling up and down the country in exploration. In Rome, my camera was stolen out of my backpack in a hostel and I lost all the photos I had taken (back then there was film in cameras!). Even though I had no proof that I had visited the Colosseum and the Pantheon, the memories remained etched in my brain.

I remember traveling down the Amalfi Coast with my mouth agape at the beauty. Cinque Terre was so cute and close to Florence that I went twice. These travels led me to say goodbye to schooling and continue to travel. I had been bit by the bug! I continued up to Switzerland, where my purse was snatched in Zurich and caused so much frustration and pain trying to replace my passport.

camelposeIn every country I’ve visited since you will find similar stories of trials and tribulations, but all the magic I have seen far outweighs the bad. It took me 10 years and traveling to 28 countries to learn how to be a better traveler, the ins and outs of transportation, and surviving as a vegan. Going on a retreat saves you so much stress because someone like me who has been through everything plans it all out for you!

Riding river taxis through Bangkok. Cycling on rickety bikes to Angkor Wat at sunrise. Dripping sweat at the Taj Mahal. Watching the Legong dance in Bali. Taking the tube in London. Picking strawberries in the mountains of Malaysia. Releasing baby turtles into the ocean in Mexico. Sipping the best soy latte in Australia. Doing yoga at an ashram in Vietnam. The list goes on and on of the magic I’ve experienced thanks to traveling the world.

One of the most magical times I’ve ever had was in Bali last year with 13 beautiful and unique women. These retreats teach me so much about myself, but the most amazing thing is watching how they transform others. From the woman who went to honor her parents who had passed during the same week years back, to the mother who had never left her child and fell so much in love with Bali she’s been back again. To the many who had never left the country and trusted they would be taken care of by me. To the puppies we found under a lounge chair on the beach and found a home for. We all have unique stories to tell.

4 reasons why you should go on a yoga retreat

Less planning, less stress
It takes hours and hours of researching to find the perfect hotel, make sure you’ll have the healthy food you desire, what part of town you should stay in, figuring out transportation and customs, etc. When you go on a retreat everything is planned for you. You just show up and enjoy a vacation of a lifetime! That right there is priceless!

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Connection with like-minded individuals
Retreats are perfect for solo travelers or those who don’t want to spend their whole vacation alone. It’s not always possible to travel with your friends or family. But that shouldn’t stop you from going to a magical place to have an amazing experience. If you go on a retreat you instantly have 10+ friends and you aren’t left all alone with no one to share your experiences with. Even the most introverted will feel more secure on a retreat because all the activities are optional and you get plenty of free time to do you own thing too. And who knows, these people may become life-long friends.

Come home better than when you left
Going on a retreat that includes things like yoga, mind/body connection, and healthy food lets you come back home better off that when you left. That is the whole purpose of our retreats! Remember that last vacation where you drank too much, ate crappy food and came home drained and like you needed a vacation from your vacation? Going on a healthy retreat will leave you feeling refreshed, recharged, and ready to take on the world. The Bali retreat will give you a self-care plan to take home as well.

Say-YES-to-life-and-seeSaying yes to you
Most people are living day in and day out trying to make ends meet, caring for their friends and family, some are running businesses and managing families. Women in particular spend less time on themselves than they do on the people around them. Taking time away from everyday life allows you to think more clearly about your needs and to connect with your authentic self. And you deserve it!

 


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