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Located just half an hour away from Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport is the bustling seaside town of Negombo. Though Negombo is not typically high up on the list of places to visit in Sri Lanka, it is home to Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions, a leading Ayurvedic retreat in the country. Ayurveda has been practiced in Sri Lanka for thousands of years and to many it is not just a form of medicine, but rather a way of life. The name stems from two Sanskrit words, “Ayuh” (life) and “Veda” (science or knowledge).

Yoga, Wine & Travel is home to Yoga Studios Around the World, an ongoing series featuring various yoga studios around the world. While self practice at home or in a hotel room can feel amazing, sometimes you just want to join a group class and practice with a teacher and fellow yoga lovers. This series aims to highlight excellent yoga studios to make it easier to find a place to practice when you’re on the road, relocating overseas or even if you’re just looking for a new home studio! And now,

So you’re thinking about traveling abroad to teach yoga. Perhaps you’re considering doing it for an extended period of time, or maybe you’re looking at doing a few months here and there. Traveling the world while sharing your knowledge of yoga, meeting new students, exploring different cultures and taking your practice to new places is an exciting opportunity. But here’s the thing, there are a few steps to take before you embark on that journey such as creating a compelling CV and building a profile on yoga job websites like

Cinque Terre, much like its “counterpart” in the south of Italy, the Amalfi Coast, is high up on many travelers’ bucket lists of places to visit. The five towns that make up Cinque Terre in the region of Liguria are so popular that officials will start limiting the number of tourists that are permitted to visit. The five towns that make up Cinque Terre – Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso – are incredibly enchanting; they offer a visual explosion of rainbow-coloured houses perched high up on rugged coastline, glistening aquamarine water

Sri Lanka possesses an extremely high degree of biodiversity and is considered one of the top biodiversity hotspots in the world. This is precisely why you shouldn’t skip visiting one of the many national parks to try to catch a glimpse of an elusive spotted leopard or see elephants, bears, deer, monkeys, mongoose, wild boar, water buffalo, peacocks and many other beautiful species in their natural habitat. There is no better place to observe an animal than in the wild, and I would highly recommend visiting the national parks in Yala, Udawalawe or

Unless you have some experience as a dancer or dance instructor, mirroring probably doesn’t come easily to you. Somehow your left becomes right, right becomes left, and more often than not, the signals get crossed somewhere along the line and you end up getting tongue-tied (have you tried mirroring Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana? What a nightmare). It’s a skill that requires concentration and strong mind-body connection, but also one that helps to create an additional opportunity for your students to learn visually and understand how best to enter and exit a pose

Luang Prabang is a magical little town in northern Laos that has been designated as a UNESCO Heritage Site for its unique fusion of European and Lao cultural traditions and architecture. Maison Dalabua is situated a short walk away from the historical center of town and is the perfect place to find serenity in a popular tourism destination. “Maison” means house and “Dalabua” means “Princess of Lotus”: a perfect name for an elegant retreat surrounded by lotus and lily ponds. The boutique hotel has 26 rooms, a spa, swimming pool

Every morning in the UNESCO-protected town of Luang Prabang, monks dressed in vivid saffron-coloured robes quietly line up and collect offerings from devout Buddhists along the streets. The alms giving ceremony, or Tak Bat, is a longstanding tradition in Laos Buddhist culture and a sacred ceremony for the locals and the monks, who depend on these offerings (often homemade sticky rice) for sustenance during the day. The ritual is conducted in silence and has become a “must-see” attraction for tourists – a spectacle. While it is possible to observe the ceremony,

You might have read or heard about Bhutan in passing and wondered “where is that country?” It is a predominantly Buddhist Kingdom perched high in the Himalayas and is often referred to as “The Last Shangri-la”. In addition to its beautiful landscape, stunning monasteries and unique culture, Bhutan is also known for developing the philosophy of Gross National Happiness. The idea is to gauge the country’s development by measuring its citizens’ well-being, not just economic success and gross domestic product. Tourism to Bhutan is growing and it’s not difficult to understand why. Although

It’s no secret that yoga and surfing go well together and have many aspects in common. Both yoga and surfing have clear benefits for both body and mind, and as I learned when I finally stood up on the face of a green wave last year, yoga can seriously complement and help enhance surfing performance through flexibility, focus (dharana), balance and breath work (pranayama) just to name a few. Even Kelly Slater has embraced yoga into his repertoire! While surfing can be exhilarating and there’s no better feeling than riding the open

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