Soul Food Recipe: Healthy Raw Chocolate Chunks

Raw chocolate is the ultimate soul food. Especially when it’s good for you! By now everybody knows (or should know) that chocolate has the potential to be super healthy. I’m not talking about those sugared up bars, I’m talking about the healthy versions. Just check out my Raw Chocolate Chunks. They’re crazy delicious and easy to make at home – 15 mins […]

Liebster Award

Liebster Award: Paying It Forward

So sweet! Therese from The Baked Apple (a nutrition student from Norway and an awesome food blogger) nominated me for the Liebster Award, an award giving to bloggers, by bloggers. Thank you so much Therese!! What is the Liebster Award? Liebster is a German word and means something like ‘dearest’. According to wordingwell.com: “the Liebster award was created to recognize and/or […]

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 […]

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):