Meditation Monday 🙏🏼 I’m starting the 21 Day #meditation series “Shedding the Weight: Mind, Body and Spirit.” with @oprah and @deepakchopra today. I signed up to get back in integrity with my own meditation practice, and I’m committed to helping others discover it. Like Toni Morrison said, if you wanna fly, you gotta let go of the shit that weighs you down. It’s time to say BYE FELICIA 👋🏻 to doubt, regret, negative talk, toxic people, and allllllll the emotional, mental, and spiritual bullshit. Comment if you’re meditating today or if you want to learn to meditate. 📷: @lorenlotus in Cuba 🇨🇺 👚@mamieruthxoxo #meditationmonday#thisbadasslife ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Half of my heart is still in Havana? You can see why! But the other half is in Bali so I can't really complain 🤗 I've never had one big trip happen right on the heels of another, it's been a bit crazy to say the least :) So while I would "ideally" be home now assimilating my Cuban adventures, wading through the memories, writing about them, I'm island hopping in Bali (#firstworldproblems ) A part of me still wondering if all that Cuba actually happened and what it meant to me. Yesterday a Cuba libre (Cuba's national cocktail) showed up on a menu here in a beachtown and whipped up a ton of warm nostalgia for my Cuba gang 😙 I love the goofy-vibrant energy of this pic. Love you ladies for being such a fun gang and so damn inspiring 😍 @lorenlotus @adventures_in_wellness @girlinheelstravels @vegtourist @coconutcuba @thisbadasslife and @heartofcuba thank you for the pic
Worry is the opposite of gratitude; it is failure to understand that you have been and will continue to be provided for each day.
Whenever a fear, usually of the future, approaches - pause for a moment.. recognize the fear and replace it with a thought of gratitude.
Our human minds are only capable of one or the other.
And what feels best?
Fill yourself with gratitude 🙏🏻
Photo by @cubayoga
Join us in Havana, Tarará y Viñales, Cuba 🇨🇺
#CubaRetreat / #LotusRetreats
Mark your calendar for CUBA 🇨🇺 January 12-19, 2019. Details next week on @thisbadasslife blog! Head over to her page to follow and get ready for the yoga adventure of a lifetime! 📷: @girlinheelstravels in Havana. #dancingdogsyoga#ddyincuba#mhaiyoga#cubayoga
🥘 Paella 🥘 at Ivan Chef Justo. This former private chef for Fidel Castro opened this paladar, or licensed private eatery in a beautiful 18th century colonial building. You enter through a cobblestoned street, into a tiny staircase to the main restaurant. If possible, take the spiral staircase to the rooftop for a outstanding culinary experience. All of my wanna be ex-pat dreams came true in this one meal. Thank you @coconutcuba and @cubayoga for bring me to Cuba 🇨🇺 and for introducing me to one of my favorite places in the world to eat! #ivanchefjusto#havana#havanalicious#sponsor
What is it we seek?
As humans we’re constantly creating, connecting and configuring the dots of our lives for unique reasons in which we seek importance.
What’s important to you?
You are what you seek!
June 3-8th in Tulum, Mexico at @amansalatulum! Yoga, meditation, connection & adventure in the lush land of the Riviera Maya.
Link in bio!
Custom mats: @kulaeyoga 💙💚
Cuba and salsa? Yes. Cuba and cigars? Oh yes. Cuba and classic cars? Of course. But Cuba and Yoga?
Cuba is a country I’ve long been fascinated with, but I had no idea I could one day go to Cuba on a Yoga trip. One didn’t normally use the two in the same sentence. Which is why this trip has been such an eye-opener for me. Who would’ve thought there exists a thriving and flourishing Yoga community in Cuba? With Yoga not just on the mat, but spilling into the Cuban way of life.
That one 72-year-old – Eduardo Pimentel – now known as the godfather of Cuban Yoga, corresponded with India’s BKS Iyengar for decades across the oceans in his attempts to learn Yoga, and dedicated his life to spreading Yoga across the island. He founded the Cuban Yoga Association in 1990. Eduardo has even translated the Bhagavad Gita into Spanish and laced it with Cuban metaphors and manners to make it relatable to the people there.
What @cubayoga offers is a cultural Yoga experience, so you take home not only the restorative benefits of Yoga by the ocean but also a big slice of Cuba :) Interacting and practicing Yoga with the Cuban Yoga community, trips to Havana and Viñales, salsa and mojito classes (separately so we could savour each, but feel free to mix the two), and all the Cuban anecdotes we heard along the way from Christine and our well-read and highly entertaining guide Alpi. Quite the recipe for a well-rounded, immersive Yoga-meets-Cuba experience :) For more, head to the link in bio 👍
Thanks for the pic @vegtourist 😘
Monday Mantra: I am awake, aware & enthusiastic! 💙
I heard this from a musician / comedian in Austin, Tx recently and thought..what a beautiful mantra to live by. As you wake up, set the intention of not just waking up and going through the day .. but raise your awareness, become more enthusiastic, passionate and vibing at a higher frequency! It might not be realistic, all day, everyday, but we set intentions and mantras as reminders to help us.
There’s nothing I love more than an enthusiastic & passionate individual. Shine so bright that light is emitting from your aura!
@lotusretreats heads to Colombia soon for our sold out March 25-30 retreat! Next up June 3-8 in Tulum! 😘 🏝
Wearing 💕 all @aloyoga @aloyogastores
Photo by 📷 @thisbadasslife
The practice is an excuse to find out what is going on with the body and mind ~ Eduardo Pimentel, the man responsible for a Yoga community existing in Cuba. From communicating with BKS Iyengar for 15 years over letters sent across an ocean, to translating the Gita for Cubans, he's one of the most inspired and hence inspiring people I've ever met ❤ It's his 72nd birthday today, and there's no stopping him 😀 Thank you Eduardo for your Yoga sessions at @cubayoga full of insight, observation, humility and humour. Here's wishing you the happiest birthday ever and see you in India this summer!
Did you know? 🍍 Cuba has become a global leader of organic farming by banning the use of pesticides. You can just taste the freshness of the fruits & veggies served to you daily!
See for yourself and join us in Cuba in 2019 to explore pineapple, tobacco and coffee farms!
Would you like to join?
Comment below to help us decide when!
1. February 2019
2. April 2019
Thank you @cubayoga for hosting us / @thisbadasslife & @vegtourist for the photo!
The last of an incredible adventure to the top of an abandoned movie theatre in Tarará, Cuba. What once was an extravagant 500 home community is now an abandoned neighborhood with only 80 occupied buildings.. so crazy strange to think.. people just up and fled this place leaving their beautiful homes behind.
And now - it’s being restored by small businesses and people who have the heart & soul to recreate what once was. @cubayoga
An abandoned theatre warranted a great impromptu photo shoot. Thank you 🙏🏻David for taking a few photos before telling me to sshhh put Instagram away .. y mira el mundo ..
Look at the world 🌎
Wearing @strangebikinis in strange places ✨