As promised, here are the photos from when Luc and I went out to the Calanques de Sormiou (almost exactly a year later!) for some outdoor rock climbing. I’m really happy I got introduced to this sport, it’s fun, it’s exciting, it’s the perfect amount of scary and challenging. There’s really something about being at the point of “argghh, my toes hurt, I don’t know how to go higher from here, I can’t find a good grip! Also, if I fall I will die.” and then thinking “Ok, I got this, just one more try” then finding good grip and moving higher until you reach the top. And all of this while the sun is setting in the corner of your eye. The Calanques de Sormiou next to Marseille is such a beautiful and inspiring place in itself that you would be happy to just sit and look at it – looking at it while hanging from a rope, with the wind in your hair and having just challenged yourself and climbed a rock – now that’s something special.
Just a quickie before work. With pants and all of that. Go, Tuesday!
The weekend progress consisted of learning how to make a straight line, and getting both my legs all the way down into a 90 degree angle and up again without falling over or dying. Things that seemed impossible a week ago. Success!
This is so much fun. Even if it’s the result of a limited social life. I’m totally loving my inversions even if my aim (handstands) is totally beyond me right now and lots of work ahead.. but hey, give me a couple of months of me-time and I might be able to gain the strength and do this! The filming really helps as I’m able to identify my mistakes, and share a bit of the adventure. There’s actually a beautiful community of yoga-loving people on Instagram who write messages, share their own progress and give advice and support, it’s so inspiring and lots of fun!
She tries and she tries and then she tries just one more time. I’m still not all straight but I’m having lots of fun trying. And look – no more wall support! :)
Soundtrack: Erykah Badu – Didn’t Cha Know, Mama’s Gun (2000)
A great way to wind down after the Belize Carnival. And my first ever head stand was documented step by step!
Come join Nate’s Acro Partner Yoga classes at the Om Shanti Yoga and Reiki Center in Belize City on Sundays at 4:30pm, it’s usually followed by a Thai massage session and is a beautiful experience of sharing and building together as partners. Thanks to Flo for taking pictures!
Contact Michelle at Om Shanti for more info and if you would like to join. :)
Photos from the Raw Vegan cooking class with my favourite chef in Belize City – The gorgeous India Camiel at the Back 2 Live Café in the Bliss Centre for Performing Arts.
My mother, her friend Rose and my friend Nate got an introduction to raw food, and we got to do a delicious juice, a main course and a coconut-blueberry yoghurt for dessert, it was not only a fun learning experience but a great way to share great healthy food and spend some time together. Let me know if you want to contact India for a cooking class, personalised juicing detox programme or just amazing food and I’ll share her details. Thanks for a lovely day, India!
Love looking up and reading the quote in the ceiling of the yoga studio while stretching into a pose. It’s exactly why I go for the hot yoga classes on Saturday mornings; to get rid of tensions, breathe in the love, feel as one with all, and find my way to happiness again.
And then my sweet yoga instructor Michelle makes a refreshing and vitamin packed Mango-Ginger-Banana smoothie for me and I’m ready to rock the weekend.
Good morning, namaste.
Ichi, Ni, San, Shi, Go, Roku, Shichi, Hachi, Kyuu, Juu.
Good food equals pleasure.