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Frauke Behrens Yoga retreat

By Frauke Behrens As a Kundalini Yoga Teacher, I know from my own practice and from working with our incredible Azulfit guests, how much yoga can offer a simple and accessible way to promote health and well-being on both a physical and spiritual level. These benefits are already known to improve the health of many people, not least[...]↣ READ MORE

I found myself thinking about our incredible teachers and team members, and how the depth of talent throughout the whole team is truly superb. So, with thoughts of our team of expert teachers and our already sold out Kundalini Yoga retreat week drawing closer, I wanted to share our beautiful Kundalini teacher with you all.[...]↣ READ MORE

I  have alway dipped in and out of ashtanga, but somehow never managed to connect with the practice long term. I remember working with one of my original teachers in India and telling him that I wanted to travel to Mysore to practise the ashtanga series. He told me I wasn’t ready for the practice[...]↣ READ MORE

There are always two teachers in every yoga class – the teacher, and you. Making sure they are both showing up is the only way to ensure you progress and get the most from your practice. Assuming your external yoga teacher does a pretty good job of turning up (and if they don’t, it might[...]↣ READ MORE

I am instantly in the dirt, sliding down the slope to the cafe on my bum, much to the amazement of our guide. He has doubtless seen hundreds of walkers fall but none before the proper walking had begun and certainly not with such wild abandon. I make a vague attempt to dust myself off[...]↣ READ MORE

Getting ready to leave Fuerteventura once again, the thought of lengthy layovers, untimely flights, delays, and the serious disturbance of my circadian rhythms was making me anxious. As I write this, I’m more than halfway through my journey home to the West Coast. I left the sunshine in Fuerteventura Saturday night, arrived in Dublin, Ireland[...]↣ READ MORE

Early in 2011, into my sophomore year of college, elbow deep in work I had no hunger for, following the traditional track toward university and career; soon I would defer my acceptance to Bastyr University, sell my car, quit my job, and buy a one way ticket to the Canary Island of Fuerteventura. I found[...]↣ READ MORE

It’s been 13 hours so far. It’s hot and stuffy; busy with aggravated people, crying children, tired bodies and minds. Airport delays – that familiar situation and the accompanying sense of frustration, being trapped under the command of the airline, a continuous wait to embark on the journey ahead. In amongst this chaos – where[...]↣ READ MORE

Has yoga lost its touch?

Yoga is popular and its popularity continues to skyrocket in the western world, but why has yoga become so popular? For the past two months I have been socialising with Indian people and some days I have been teaching yoga to local Indian people. A few weeks back an old Master who I have known for several[...]↣ READ MORE

What on earth is a fruit feast? A three day fruit cleanse, as prescribed by certified Baptiste Power Yoga Teacher, Kristy Summers. This cleanse comes into week four of Baron Baptiste’s 40 Day Revolution (read more of the back story here). Those three days had more of an effect than I originally thought. Here’s a[...]↣ READ MORE