Panchawhat?? Yep this is a word/concept that is probably foreign to most.
Ayurveda is a traditional Indian approach to medicine and healing. The word 'Ayurveda' literally translates to the 'science of life'. It is based on the premise that health and wellness is dependent upon a delicate balance between the mind, body and spirit. Ayurvedic treatments typically include dietary recommendations, herbal remedies/treatments and yogic exercises (breathing, meditation etc).
Panchakarma is a method used in Ayurveda to detox the body, strengthen the immune system and also restore balance and overall well-being. There are many different varieties of Panchakarma treatments but the one that was recommended to me after an assessment of my body's constitution was called 'Virechana'. This treatment is focused taking the toxins from the body, moving them into the intestines and the expelling them all out.
For the last few years I've been very curious about the whole science of Ayurveda, Panchkarma was something I've been wanting to try. Given that we had a week off in the middle of our yoga teacher training I thought I'd give it a go, I also had a friend embark on the treatment with me which made the whole experience a little smoother.
Here is an overview of my experience.
DAY 1 - Just a normal day
The Pachakarma treatment begins by taking herbal tablets three times a day with food. The first day of the treatment was very much a normal day, nothing interesting or special to report. It was however International Yoga Day which was a lot of fun. I was involved with a small group from our teacher training putting on a short performance at the Lion's School in Mysore. My yoga practice for the day was really light and based around the yoga day events/performance.
DAY 2 - Here comes the cold, immune system low
This morning was day two of the herbal tablets, I woke up feeling like I was getting a cold. My head felt congested and overall I wasn't feeling great. I was however excited to be getting out of bed as I was going to lead a small yoga class with a few friends. That was my practice for the day. The rest of the day was really chilled out, spent lots of time hanging out with friends eating at nice restaurants.
DAY 3 - Sleepathon
Today we were to drink 10ml of Medicated Ghee (clarified butter) before eating anything. From what I understand the idea behind ingesting liquefied ghee is to make the walls of the intestines and the digestive system slippery, this is to help all the unwanted stuff slide out with ease on the day of purgation. It didn't taste too bad, I was okay with the ghee at this point.
After taking the ghee I did a gentle yoga practice. While my body was feeling pretty good I'd decided to take it easy, this week my intention was to keep the load on my wrists light to give it a chance to rest (my right wrist has been aggravated with the first month of twice daily asana practice).
I could still feel the hint of a cold lingering, after the yoga practice I started to feel really tired. After breakfast Katie and I decided to chill out and watch a movie, it was only 11am and we both fell asleep. I lasted until around 5pm and then fell asleep for another 3 hours waking up at 8pm thinking that I should get something to eat so I don't wake up ravenous in the middle of the night. I quickly went down the street to grab a smoothie and then came home and jumped back into bed. Around 11.30pm I fell asleep again and didn't wake until 6am the next day. Given that I've been averaging around 6.5hrs of sleep a night and was feeling great this was an epic sleeping day.
DAY 4 - Spontaneous tears and a massage/steam bath experience to remember
Drinking 20ml of Ghee first thing in the morning didn't seem too bad, I think I'd convinced myself that I didn't mind the taste. I felt that I wanted to do a yoga practice today but was still feeling pretty rubbish so was pretty excited when the friend I was practicing with suggested that chilled out yoga would be a good idea, we did a Yin Practice - perfect.
If the detox hadn't already taken affect and had some sort on impact on my body, today it would become blatantly obvious.
The feeling of a general cold stuck around with the occasional feeling of an upset stomach and the possibility of vomit. A new addition today was watery leaky eyes, throughout the day, every now and then I would have a stream of tears flow down my cheeks, this seemed to be for no apparent reason, there was no thought or emotion attached to it, just tears.
While we have scheduled massage treatments for the final 3 days (Days 5 - 8) we thought we'd go today as a nice way to relax while the energy systems were feeling depleted. I had no idea what type of massage it would be, I just contacted the clinic and asked for a few massage appointments.
Katie went before me and I was giggling from the minute I was taken in. Katie was in the shower and they were fitting me with a skimpy piece of material which is essentially a g-string with a front flap, that tucks in at the back. I had visions of Katie walking out of the shower only to find me sitting there with nothing but this little piece of modesty material on. Thankfully Katie was saved and they put a towel over me before she came out. I was only slightly concerned when Katie came out and said something along the lines of 'that was like being drowned in oil and beaten to death'.
It was too late too turn back, I was committed. I was super grateful that they stayed away from tapping/banging on my head (the doctor told them to leave my head alone because of the cold), my face however received the most intense massage of my life. The strong powerful stroke massage was nothing compared to what was to come..
In phase 2 of the treatment they put your in a little wooden steam box, it's seriously f***ing hot in there. My first concern was that I'm too short, my head won't to poke out the top and I'm going to suffocate (which was irrelevant because they covered my head with a towel and pretty much steamed me to death anyway). My second concern, after all that belly massage I was feeling like I had some wind that needed to pass, but didnt want to let that go in the fear of making myself suffer further in this highly confined space. I moved past all that and managed to chill out for a while enjoying the heat and sweat.
I have no idea how long I was in there, maybe 20 minutes until I started to get that feeling of 'I have to get out of here, this is not okay' but I decided to go all yogi on the mind and simply watch my thoughts so that I could find out why I was wanting to move away from the discomfort, was it something deeper? That lasted for around minute or two until I couldn't take it anymore, I ripped the towel off my head to gasp for cool air, the massage lady opened the door and then things went a little pear shaped.
I was on the verge of fully passing out...I sat there taking slow controlled breaths while the lady stood beside me looking on. I think she wanted me to move to the shower but I couldn't do a thing other than concentrate on not collapsing. I was there for what felt like forever motionless only focusing on breathing, then that awful vomit sensation came back, I was just like 'I have to get to the toilet' and as I started to try and stand the lovely woman grabbed me and helped me walk to the bathroom. As soon as I got to the bathroom floor I sat down and slid my slippery oil/sweat drenched self to the toilet bowl, I sat there resting for a few more minutes. It was taking forever, I still wasn't coming good, I had the lady pour cold water over me as I sat on the floor struggling to stay with it. At some point I became fully naked, she'd removed my modesty cloth and she was bathing me trying to get the oil off - I couldn't do a thing, moving seemed out of the question so she did her thing washing me down as I sat there butt naked doing nothing but focusing on breath as the room seemed to narrow in on me.
After who knows how long finally I felt like I could stand and walk myself out of there. Thank goodness I was able to dress myself!! They gave me some sugar laden tea and bread and I started to come back to a semi normal.
The funny thing is that we still have two more oil drenched steamings scheduled so that should be interesting...the minute I start to feel the need to get out of that steam house in the next treatments I am out of there!!!
DAY 5 - Please no more ghee
No longer do I like the taste of ghee, it was a struggle to get the 30ml down this morning. I woke with every intention to do a yoga practice but made it through only 3 sun salutations and a few standing balances before I decided that lying down would be a better option.
The day passed quite normally, still feeling the impact of an overarching cold with lots of undertones of lethargy and a real hankering for chocolate.
In addition to all the lazing about today we visited an amazing doctor in Mysore who has a practice based on Chinese medicine and the energy systems within the body. He measured my pulse and instantly concluded 'low energy' which couldn't have been more accurate and then looked at my tongue and concluded 'long term digestive issues' he only continued to blow my mind after that. This was a nice validation for the decision to undertake this Ayurvedic detox, it would help to clear out my digestive system which was a problem area that the chinese medicine doctor had picked up.
It was time for round two of the oil massage and steam treatment. I used the bathroom before the treatment and actually noticed how the room looked, the whole colour and layout of the room was totally different to what I'd thought from the day before. One of the first things the lady said to me was '10 minutes' while pointing to the steamer, perhaps she sensed by concern. The whole treatment went without a hitch aside from the unpleasant oil seeping into my eyeballs the making it uncomfortable to open them.
DAY 6 - Getting ready to purge
It was such a relief this morning to not have to take the medicated ghee. I woke myself several times throughout the night coughing, I can't even remember the last time I had a cold like this.
I've got the whole massage routine sorted now, walk in strip off, sit down, get shoulders massaged, jump on the bed face up, flip over, jump in steam bath, shower, get dressed, drink tea, leave.
Today I managed to find some mindless entertainment during the massage. One of the songs they play during the treatment sounds a lot like Kelly Clarksons 'Beautiful Disaster' I found myself wondering if Kelly had taken a Panchakarma treatment here and had been inspired by this tune to write her song? Beautiful disaster is kind of fitting for the whole experience, it's such a beautiful thing to be cleansed from the inside out but it's also quite a disaster ingesting the ghee, feeling the need to sleep all day, having no energy to practice yoga and being scrubbed down by your massage therapist because you can't do it yourself..
I quite enjoyed the steam treatment today. I managed to stay totally calm and relaxed, it was almost meditative, I didn't want to get out once I was comfortably sitting there in the warmth with my head poking out.
Again much of the day was spent reading, sleeping and watching some TV. A yoga practice was totally out of the question.
DAY 7 - Time to Purge
Day 7 of the treatment is purgation day. From what I understand, generally the purge comes in the form of very loose bowel motions for around 4 hours, this is the clearing out of the digestive system.
I woke at 4.30am to take the little magic pill that was expected to take affect within 1 - 2 hours. It wasn't until 7.15am that I first felt the need to go to the toilet. While I'd gone a few times (maybe 3) it was a bit of a non-event compared to what Katie was going through. I was using more tissues wiping my nose than what I'd used on my butt! The cold was in full force, my head was aching, nose was running and eyes were watering.
At 11am we went to the doctors office for breakfast, a nice lentil soup. I gave the doctor an overview of my morning, she gave me another pill to take (this time only half), she said that it would likely kick in before lunch. I went home took the pill, went back to sleep and at lunchtime around 1.30pm when we had to return I was still fine. In the meantime poor Katie was still on the toilet unable to leave to collect lunch, I took lunch to her. Our lunch and dinner for the day was plain white rice with a rasam soup, we also had some buttermilk to take with dinner which was to help stop the bowel motions.
It wasn't until around 4pm that the second tablet seemed to take affect. A few more trips to the toilet (maybe ~4) and it was all over for me. In the meantime Katie was discovering more liquid in her body than she thought could possibly exist.
For me personally the purging wasn't too different to having a stomach bug (Bali/Delhi Belly). In fact I think I cleared my digestive system just as much only a few weeks ago when I had a stomach bug, perhaps that's why this purge didn't seem to be as effective on me. The doctor also suggested that the cold I've been experiencing may have impacted upon it too. She said that I could go for a round two next weekend although I have little interest in stressing my body any further, particularly given that we will once again be immersed in the yoga teacher training.
DAY 8 - Restoring the Body
After the day of purging I had another really long night of sleep, I'm struggling to recall a time when I spent so much time in bed. I'm now really missing my active yoga practice, I simply haven't had the energy to do it.
On this final day all meals are provided, I believe this is to ensure that the digestive system doesn't become overloaded after it's been cleared out. Breakfast was scheduled for 10am, by this time we were both starving, again it was a lentil soup which went down really well.
For lunch and dinner we had Kitchari which is a really common meal in Ayurveda that generally consists of a mixture of grains, it's great in that it's really easy to digest, after eating it for some time though I imagine it would get quite boring.
In the afternoon we had a Shirodhara treatment which involves having the hair soaked in oil with a bit of a scalp massage, followed by around 30-40 minutes of warm oil being gently poured on the forehead in a constant stream. It took me a little while to relax into it with the two women in the room chatting but after around 10 minutes I was totally relaxed and started to drift off to sleep. It was a lovely treatment but the pleasantness of the experience really faded when the massage lady decided that I was washing my hair incorrectly so she needed to step in and forcefully do it for me. There was violent scrubbing and water going everywhere. As with much of the massage treatments it felt like it was a life or death situation, something that had to be done with extreme intensity/speed or we would all die. The Shirodhara itself was great through, I'd certainly do that again.
I'm glad that I had the opportunity to do this Panchakarma treatment and I'm super grateful that I had Katie doing it with me, it certainly was an interesting/unique experience for both of us. They say that after the treatment people generally feel very light and energetic. Unfortunately I'm not yet feeling it, my body is still very much in fighting mode trying to get rid of this cold and the lethargy is very much still there. Already I'm wondering how on earth I'm going to get through our morning asana practice tomorrow when Level 2 of our yoga teacher training starts.
While it's been a challenging week with the fatigue, tiredness and the head cold I also think that it's been a blessing in disguise. It's really forced me to take some proper rest which I know would've been difficult if I was feeling great. It's still early days so perhaps that lightness and energy is still on the way, only time will tell.
If you are curious about the whole process then click here for an overview of the benefits that Panchakrama treatment can provide. One thing I can suggest, if you are going to do it, make sure it's supervised by a qualified professional and that you have some support, it's a pretty intense experience.
Around 11 months ago I left Australia on a solo adventure that I hadn’t planned in any real detail, this was a first for me – surrendering to the unknown.
I left in search of something else – I just had no idea what that something was….
The adventure started with a family holiday in Phuket, Thailand. It was here that I learnt the importance of compromise and making time for the things I need to keep me balanced.
I’d just spent the previous few months living a really healthy clean lifestyle; I was getting ready for yoga teacher training. My idea of a holiday and that of my dear parents can sometimes differ greatly. In the past this would've caused me lots of angst. This time though I approached it differently, simply respecting the fact that we have different ideas/lifestyles, neither of us need to change, nobody is right or wrong - it simply is what it is. I made sure that I took the time out to do the things that I needed to do (yoga, running, meditation) and could then happily sit at the beach sipping coconuts all day eating fruit/corn while everyone else drank beer and ate burgers. In the evenings I'd enjoy a few social cocktails (even though I was supposed to be detoxing pre yoga training) and at the end of the day we'd all happily retreat to bed. The new approach certainly worked and its now here to stay.
From Thailand we flew to Singapore as a family. It was in Singapore that I was reminded of the extremely fortunate childhood that my brother Brett and I had. It was like stepping back in time 20 years to when we were children visiting the zoo, the aquarium and were sitting around the dinner table together. It was in Singapore that the importance of my family was really reinforced; I cherish the time we share together and love them all dearly.
It was then off to Balian Beach in Bali to undertake 5 weeks of yoga teacher training with Alicia Cheung and Oliver Reinsch of YogaWorks. I learnt more during this 5 weeks that I thought was physically possible. Not only were we learning anatomy, sanskrit, philosophy, asana alignment and how to teach we were also taken on a deep journey into ourselves - this was perhaps the most challenging part of all. Some of the key things that I learnt during this 5 weeks (even though I could spend a day writing these alone) were:
After the training a small group of us decided to stay together and hang out in Bali for a little while longer. We spent some time in Ubud and then went on a surf trip visiting Balian, Canggu and the Bukit. It would be fair to say that the time we spent together was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. In such a short time we formed a really beautiful, supportive, loving, connected sangha (community). I learnt so much from these beautiful souls, but the power of deep connection with other humans was the big one. Somehow I'd been missing this - perhaps because my own walls were previously blocking it.
The most profound learning came from an amazing morning surfing with Scott. We caught waves, formed a band, made up songs, created seaweed jewellery and generally had a ball. Scott re-introduced me to a version of myself that I don't recall seeing for sometime, one where there is no inhibition, absolute contentment, pure joy. This was an extremely valuable experience, I know exactly what created the conditions for me to feel this way. I therefore have a recipe to create the ultimate version of myself, I simply need to source the ingredients.
From Bali I headed to a small place called Dhamma Ketana around 10km from Chengannur in the South of India. This would be where I'd get my first taste of Vipassana Meditation, a whole 10 days of it. It seemed like a logical next step and a great way to spend Christmas given that I wouldn't be with family/friends. For 10 continuous days I spent 10.5 hrs in seated meditation. To say this was a challenge would be a huge understatement, again the lessons were coming thick and fast. I wrote a whole blog on this experience so won't dive back into detail but the greatest learnings were:
The following month was spent in a place called Varkala in the state of Kerala on the south west coast of India. During my time surfing in Bali I managed to pick up an injury to one of the stabalising muscles on my right side, I thought it would pass with rest during Vipassana but this injury unlike everything else did not pass - the inflammation got worse and the discomfort only increased. I headed to Varkala for some more rest and to seek treatment. This was not part of my broad plan, I was in India to practice and study yoga but here I was unable to hold myself in a plank position. Some of the lessons from this month were:
The next stop was two weeks in Goa on the central west coast of India. Goa had always been part of my broad plan, I wanted to immerse myself in learning Ashtanga there. I was still in no state to learn Ashtanga so again adapted my plans. I headed south to Palolem Beach and continued my immersion into chilling out and holidaying with a side of yoga rather than the other way around.
After Goa it was time to put my yoga student hat back on. I headed to Chennai on the east coast of India for a 4 week immersion at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram (KYM). The program was heavily focused on yoga as a tool for healing (perfect!). We undertook daily asana, pranayama and meditation practices, vedic chanting classes and attended lectures on philosophy, application of yoga and the tools of yoga. This was a truly incredible learning opportunity. My perspectives on a whole range of topics were challenged on a day to day basis (covering everything from arranged marriage to foot placement in trikonasana), it was great to hear things from an Indian perspective and then compare this to how things are viewed in the west. The time I spent at KYM has significantly influenced the way I practice and also my approach to teaching yoga.
Living in Chennai for a month was a really intense experience, I haven't felt that immersed in the authenticity of a place since I was in Rwanda back in 2007. Chennai has this knack of taking you on an emotional rollercoaster everytime you walk down the street. It goes a bit like 'oh no that looks like a squashed dog on the road, oh how sweet there is a man bouncing a puppy on his legs, are you serious did that man just slap that women in the face, oh how cute look at those kids playing together and so on'...and you've obly walked 800m! It was my time in Chennai that really re-inforced just how much abundance is present in my life, I really begun to feel gratitude towards the seemingly little things (like being able to retreat to a quiet place or lie down at the beach, having a pillow to put my head on at the end of the day). I was constantly amazed by the beauty, friendliness and kindness of the people I met. On our days off I would stroll the streets of foreign neighbourhoods interacting with the locals I met along the way, I learnt here in India that a simple authentic smile can speak so many words.
From Chennai I headed to Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka had been on my list of must see destinations for as long as I could remember. I was craving the ocean so headed straight to a place called Midigama on the south west coast, here I could surf until my heart was content. After Midigama and a day trip to Galle I headed inland to Kandy, the cultural heartbeat of the island. It was a really short two weeks but from the very first train ride I was completely taken by the place, I knew that I'd need to come back some day. The people were lovely and the scenery was stunning, untouched beaches and tea plantations as far as they eyes could see.
While it was a short few weeks, it was very intense, I learnt so much. The greatest lesson of all was the preciousness of life. I had the great pleasure of meeting a lovely guy by the name of Torge, we surfed together, went on a whale watching trip and hung out. The day after the whale watching trip he suffered a massive heart attack while surfing, he didn't make it, life taken away in he's early 30's. It really hit home for me that we just don't know what's coming, every day truly is a gift and we need to treat it as such. Again this reinforced the importance of my family and friends, I promised myself that I wouldn't hold back on telling people how feel, I'm going to live this life with no regrets.
After Sri Lanka I headed back to Bali, this seemed like stepping back to the western world after my time in India and Sri Lanka, initially it was a short 2 weeks spending time with my beautiful family. We visited Canggu and Ubud and it was in Canggu that I met Chris and the team at Ngeluwungan Villa.
In this short few weeks things begun to manifest in front of my eyes. I got the call from work (my engineering job) offering me a relocation or redundancy payment as our little office was due to close. This was a seed that I planted much earlier, when I left Australia it was with the thought that a redundancy offer while travelling would be the best possible outcome, and here 5 months later it had arrived. Now I would have the financial means to set up the business that I'd dreamed up during Vipassana, there was also no need to rush home, for the first time since being a child I was completely free with no committments or obligations. One of the key things I learnt here is that when we are are very clear about what we want, these things will manifest, it only takes time. Things then begun to unfold further with Chris asking me to manage he's villa while he visited he's partner Alona in the US, here was my reason to stick around in Bali.
The next stop was a quick trip to Singapore to undertake 6 days of Stand Up Paddleboard training. Again I met so many amazing people from all over the world but it was the guys from Singapore that I became great friends with. During those few days we learnt all about water rescue, paddling technique, and lots of new skills. I went into the training with the intent of simply getting a piece of paper to certify me as a SUP Yoga Instructor although enjoyed the paddling instruction so much that it became part of my business plan. Here I learnt that an open mind can show you doors that you never knew existed. I now have so much diversity in my business offering that I give myself every chance for success.
After Singapore I headed back to Canggu in Bali to look after the villa for a few weeks. This was a huge learning curve for me. I've managed lots of stuff before but had never done so in a foreign country and an area completely out of my expertise! Quickly I learnt about the significant cultural differences between Australia and Bali, I also came to realise that there are many different sub-cultures in Bali alone. Some of the key lessons that I learnt during this time were:
Once Chris returned to Bali he asked me to stay on and I was more than happy to do so. We came up with a plan where I would teach yoga at the villa, look after guest activities and set up/manage some social media platforms. He's an incredibly creative, intelligent guy, he's taught me so much about business, marketing and managing people expectations - these are lessons that I will translate in my own business.
While in Canggu, I was searching for a yoga studio where I could practice, I was stoked to come across Samadi. It was at Samadi with the lovely teachers Damien and Andrea that I finally began to learn the Ashtanga primary series. The Ashtanga style reintroduced some fire back into my practice, I'd very much lost this since the injury and my time in India practicing more passively.
It was during this two months of daily Ashtanga that I began to see my yoga practice in a new light. It's really difficult to explain in words, perhaps you could say that the spirituality side of the practice really started to shine through, this was the most beautiful beautiful gift - I now get to enjoy this on a daily basis.
I was still surfing almost daily but was soon to be taught another valuable lesson about over-doing it, making intelligent decisions and letting go. Somehow while surfing I replicated the injury that I had on my right side, only this time on the left. The severity was nowhere near as bad with only a few weeks rest needed, but it certainly alerted me to a problem. I went back to the basics:
That's not to say I no longer get out on the surfboard, just not every day and not for 2 hours at a time. If I feel like it I'll paddle out, catch a few waves and come back in.
I'd let go of surfing but was still battling with letting go of my engineering career, I had lots of great offers coming through for engineering work back in Australia but at the same time I knew that waSUP Yoga & Fitness absolutely had to go ahead. I was overwhelmed with options, my normal spreadsheet analysis wasn't bringing forward any answers, I honestly though that I could do it all, part time engineering and run a new business. That was when I decided to do some Life Coaching with Andrea at Samadi to help make sense of it all. It was after our first session and a simple homework exercise of writing down an ideal day that I came to realise that attempting to do both jobs would take me exactly where I was before I left Australia - overworked, exhausted and unfulfilled. Quickly I learnt that I can't do it all. The detatchment to engineering was then instant. It was during this exercise that I learnt, when we are clear about our values it becomes easy to guide ourselves in the right direction.
While I enjoyed my few months learning Ashtanga I got to the point where I felt that my progression had significantly slowed, I was no longer inspired and wasn't learning as much as I would've liked. I needed to get back to the style of practice that I was most passionate about and constantly inspired by, Vinyassa. I wanted to soak up as much yoga as possible as I won't have this available to me when I get home. It was with these things in mind that I decided to treat myself to a two month yoga immersion in Ubud, my spiritual homeland. This would see me spending much more time on the motorbike (it's around 1hr away) but I didn't mind the driving.
One thing that's become clear to me in my travels back and forth is that so much of our experience is dictated by our own state of mind. Here in Bali I've found myself really enjoying lengthy road detours and getting stuck behind slow cars or in traffic, this is a great opportunity to see new areas and notice things I'd otherwise miss. When I leave here I'll be making a real effort to continue cultivating an attitude of appreciation/opportunity rather than frustration in circumstances which would normally cause stress, after all why should it be any different in Australia?
My Ubud destination was a yoga studio called Radiantly Alive, this place has been a real pillar of inspiration for me, it was here after a Transformational Breath workshop with Daniel almost two years ago that I knew with absolute certainty that I needed to get out of my work as a consulting engineer, this trigged everything that has taken place since. For the past two years I've used this studio as my retreat space, its where I go when I need to feel inspired, to reconnect to myself and to my yoga practice. It was here that:
Bali is such an incredible place, it keeps drawing me back in. I had no idea that I'd stay here this long, it's been a truly wonderful experience - I'd do it all over again. So much of my personal evolution has taken place on this small island, it now feels just as much like home to me as Australia.
I've met so many amazing people during my travels creating memories that I will cherish forever. I'm so grateful that I met Chris and Alona here in Canggu, they took me in like a family member, I've enjoyed every minute with them and the awesome team at Ngeluwungan Villa.
With just over a week left here in Bali I'm preparing to close the pages on this chapter of my life, one that was filled with travel, rapid transformation, much learning and growth... I had no idea what I looking for when I left Australia but I now see that I have everything I need...
In just under one month I will launch my new business waSUP Yoga & Fitness, my personal manifestation of all the things that I'm passionate about. For the next six months I'll be pouring my heart and soul into waSUP. I'll also be gathering the ingredients for the ultimate version of myself that I discovered during our Bali surf trip.
I return to Australia re-energised, focused and feeling more balanced and internally connected than ever before, it's from this space of internal contentment that I can now put myself back out into the world in service to others. I can't wait to see what the next six months brings, it's going to be one hell of a ride - rock on!