Extended Side Angle Pose

6 Post Surf Yoga Stretches That Feel Great

Surfing requires a lot of paddling. Your shoulders and your back are constantly active, rotating forward. Wave after wave, after wave. Sometimes you have to paddle against currents, crowds or close-outs. No wonder your muscles get sore! Here are some yoga poses to stretch and release deep muscle tension. Hold the poses for a longer time (1-2 mins) so you release tension in the […]

20 Lessons Learned from Traveling Around the World

20 Lessons Learned from Traveling Around the World What is it like to be traveling the world? To travel for months and months, just exploring new places? I’ll tell you what it’s like; it’s the best thing ever! And… it’s seriously hard work. You have to organize basic necessities day after day,  survive in unfamiliar places, and stick with it. […]

How to choose a Yoga Teacher Training

Are you thinking of doing a Yoga Teacher Training (YTT)? Congratulations! You’re going to learn a lot. However, choosing a YTT can be quite hard. There are just so many out there. Here are 10 important Q&A’s for choosing a training that is right for you. I’ve had some questions from different readers, asking me how I chose my YTT. These are […]

Top 10 Intermediate Friendly Surf Spots in the World

Are you a beginner or intermediate surfer? Are you looking for gentle spots to practice your skills on? Then take a look at this top 10 list of intermediate friendly surf spots in the world.  (If you’re a solo female traveler, check out these travel tips that I’ve summed up just for you.) Of course, it all depends on the swell […]

First ever Women’s International Surfing Month

I totally, absolutely love this campaign: on May 1st 2015, the first ever Women’s International Surfing Month kicks off! Organized by The Wahine Project, it is a month intended to globally celebrate women’s wave riding. YESSS, count me in!! An American project, the Wahine Project organizes all kinds of girls/women related surf events. Their main objective is to eliminate (cultural) […]

How to: DIY Surf & Yoga Retreat Costa Rica

Going on a surf and (or) yoga retreat is so much fun. You get to do what you love most, all day long. You improve your skills. You meet like-minded people, make new friends,  eat healthy, and get re-energized. It can also be so expensive. There are retreats out there (especially here in Costa Rica) that charge no less than $2000 – […]

Yoga into Surf: Side Plank

Yoga is an excellent way to increase your flexibility, strength and endurance. Three important qualities that also help you to become a better surfer. This next pose helps you to strengthen your arms, core, side and legs. It also improves your balance, your confidence and your energy level! How to do Vasisthasana (Side Plank pose):

Yoga Playlist

Music – especially what you use during yoga – is very personal. I actually prefer to practice in silence. Still, when I put together a playlist for my yoga classes I liked it so much, I just have to share it. If you like Ben Howard, Xavier Rudd, Kane, The Beautiful Girls, Coldplay, Angus & Julia Stone, you’re gonna like this one. If guitar isn’t really your thing…well […]

Best yoga in Granada, Nicaragua

Two days ago I found myself in Granada, Nicaragua, wanting to practice yoga. The hostal I was staying at didn’t have enough room for my yoga mat (and I’m not the type of person to practice in the middle of 20 backpackers chilling in the living room) For me the best place to practice yoga in Granada is PURE, 2 minutes walking from the […]