Hi! My name is Flo. This is where I write and share my experiences with a few of my favorite things – yoga, wine (won’t say no to a good white sangria), and wanderlusting my way around the world. I was born in Taipei and grew up in Hong Kong. I went to uni in Melbourne, lived in San Francisco briefly, and am currently based in Hong Kong – I have a hard time answering the question: where is your accent from?
Growing up, I swam, ran and played netball and basketball but as I began my career in the corporate world, I saw myself working 12-16 hour days and being unable to take part in all the team sports I had been so active in. I turned to yoga as a way to exercise and also detach from the stress that had built up over the years – mentally and physically. I decided to take the plunge to make a major change in my life and quit the world of corporate communications last year, and am now working to create a new ecosystem around me and my new priorities.
“They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.” – Kahlil Gibran
In November 2015, I graduated from a RYT 200 yoga teacher training program at the Yoga Garden in San Francisco, and am enjoying the process of continuing to deepen my practice – love a good urdhva padmasana (upward lotus) but still trying to conquer my fear of inversions. Curse you, pincha! Read about my yoga journey and check out my bio here! Find me here on the Yoga Alliance website and here on Yoga Trade.
Today, I try to get in as much of the things that I love as possible and also trying my hand at new things – last year, I went to Sri Lanka and learned to surf (goes to show, it’s never too late!). I have two little dachshunds that I love and adore (Sam and Lola!), and being away from them is probably the biggest downside of traveling. Sometimes my days consist of an intense 90-minute ashtanga practice followed by french fries at lunch and mojitos at dinner: and I’m starting to learn that that’s okay! I’ll keep you posted as I eat, drink and step onto the mat around the world.
I’m so excited to be hosting the Strength & Serenity Yoga retreat in Sri Lanka in March 2017. Join me for Yoga in paradise! More details here.
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