As an addition to the promotion of our #travelwithyoogaia competition let us introduce you to Daniela Fischer – a Yogaia convert who is currently travelling around Europe…but not wanting to give up her dedicated weekly Yoga practice. So Daniela has taken Yogaia with her! This is the first of two blogs detailing her European sojourn and telling us exactly how it has enhanced her holiday. Follow our Instagram page to check the competition photos!
I believe that life needs to be a perfect balance between dynamic activity and stillness. Since I travel a lot, there is always plenty of activity going on. Everyone that has experienced the crowds at airports and train stations knows what I am talking about. I always turn to yoga when times get hectic. It centres me, brings me back to the present moment and reconnects my body and mind. I have been practicing yoga by myself for years, but have to admit that I prefer the subtle and quiet interaction you have with your teacher when you take a class. While travelling I never really had a choice. Taking a private teacher on my trip has never fitted the budget.
All that changed when I discovered Yogaia a few months ago. I love the fact that it’s interactive and contrary to all the other online studios I’ve seen, you actually get to communicate with your teacher so you truly get all the benefits that a local studio offers. All you need is a laptop and wifi connection. There are plenty of LIVE interactive classes to choose from and in case you miss a class you can go back to the recordings. Perfect!
My personal love story with yoga began about 13 years ago. I was travelling extensively back then. At first all over Europe, eventually, I made my way over to the country of boundless possibilities, the United States. I originally intended to go to New York, but landed in Los Angeles. Looking back, this was a lucky mistake, a significant moment in my life, and the source of everything that came after.
LA opened a new door, made me see life from a different, new perspective and gave me opportunities I hadn’t even dreamt of before. One of these new discoveries was yoga. It opened a window to an unseen world for me at that point.
LA – at the time – was a yoga melting pot. Many great yoga teachers called the City of Angels their home. I lived in Santa Monica and on my way to get my coffee every morning I walked by Bryan Kest’s Power Yoga on 2nd Street. Something about that place and the crowd of people swarming in and out fascinated me. One day I went inside, bought a yoga mat and gave it a try. The thing with yoga is, it doesn’t take you long to experience and enjoy the benefits, they are instant and just increase over time. I left my first class in awe, wanting more. Bryan is an amazing teacher; full of positivity, gently encouraging you to go beyond what you think is possible. I love his yoga style, he believes moderation and balance are interchangeable and balance is another word for yoga. I couldn’t agree more. Ever since my first yoga class I have been trying to practice regularly, went on yoga retreats and even considered to take a yoga teacher course myself. One day I will.
When you travel as much as I do it is very hard to keep up a regular schedule, so when I discovered Yogaia I thought this could be the solution and truthfully, it is. I will be travelling quite a bit this summer. Now I can take my yoga teacher with me. Let’s be honest, everyone that practices Yoga in a studio knows, there is always that one teacher you are drawn to, the one whose classes you don’t want to miss. It’s exactly like that with the Yogaia online yoga studio. I encourage everyone to try different Yogaia classes and find the teacher that you are connecting with. Have a lovely holiday this summer and don’t forget to take your laptop with you.
If you want to follow me on my travels check my blog www.nouvelle-boheme.com and Instagram @gypsy_daughter
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