During my month stay in Kuala Lumpur, I went to a writer’s retreat in Bali, and loved it so much that I didn’t get on my return flight and stayed an extra week. Bali is something that can’t be explained, it’s a cultural and spiritual journey that needs to be experienced in order to be understood. I left Bali a different person as I was changed by the healing environment and its positive energy in only a short few weeks.
In 2013, I completed my 200-hour yoga teacher training in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. It was one of the most growth-filled, healing, and positive experiences of my life. Not to mention, emotionally and physically difficult as well. During that time I was able to learn so much about myself. Not only did I study the origins and philosophy of yoga as well as develop a better understanding of human physiology, I was able to awaken my heart, embody my mind, and transform from the inside out. Even though I am not teaching at this time, I still incorporate yoga into my everyday life from the physical practice to simple breathing exercises. I received my training in Ashtanga Yoga, but I recommend practicing all types of yoga from Kundalini to Iyengar to Hatha. Each practice brings something different to the table which is so important because to me, yoga is about going outside of your comfort zone and having new experiences in order to make changes. Here are some of my favorite yoga essentials: