Did you know?

… we always think surf and yoga fit perfectly together because all the postures and strength we need for surfing is found in yoga asanas. I mean yes, that’s right.

Regarding to strengthen the body and prepare for surfing, Being more flexible, balanced and gain strength is the perfect way to start or prepare your holiday!

But there is another aspect you see, when you look under the surface. What happens in your body, brain while surfing? I mean isn’t it fun? Getting stoked. A real adrenaline rush? And that makes us feel so good…

Dopamine and endorphin which are hormones that makes us happy – yeah! A what? A Hormon rush? Yes! Adrenaline (and Noradrenaline) is produced to activate your muscles, to be more attentive. It also releases Dopamine and Endorphin which are hormones that makes us happy – yeah! That’s why we can’t stop!

But after 10-15 minutes under stress which surfing is meant to be for the body (the influence of adrenaline), cortisol sets free. Wich relives not as fast as adrenaline. It stays longer. What is Stress actually? When we go back to the Stone Age stress could be looking in the eye of a tiger, right? What to do? Fight or flight! Therefore our muscles need to tense and react immediately. Like I mentioned before adrenaline doesn’t last long, cortisol whereas stays longer, which means we hold longer the tension in our body! Bummer!

To reduce the cortisol level is one solution practicing Yoga! Stretching the muscles, calming down your tensed body with concentration of body, mind and breath and voila – not just your mind is relaxed also is your body, your muscles.

It’s so easy, we just have to do it!

If you want to strengthen and relax your body in preparation for you next surfvacation feel free to contact me and I develop the perfect plan for you. Let’s start!

And if you want a holistic check up we can talk about it too. Because we aren’t just here for surfing and holidays – wouldn’t it be nice? – we have our daily life. And there is so much more wich influences our hormones and makes us feel not as good as we should feel.

Everybody is talking about it

… that’s why I kept quiet. It’s always the same… the more people talk about a topic the less I want to talk about it.

But here I go and break that rule 😉

Let’s talk about sustainability!

What do I do? Actually I feel like I can’t do anything. I feel overwhelmed by the amount of people in this world who literally DON‘T care or even don’t think about it.

Yes, I travel and I’m aware of the impact a flight from has. That’s why I try to stay as long as possible in one country not to move too fast. I use local transportation or share rides with others. When I book flights I try to use the ones with less CO2 emission – I don’t really know how they do it but I hope they doing it well!

I’ve already reduced my consume of animal products to a minimum when I lived in Germany and bought just organic stuff. I tried to avoid plastic at the supermarket. A while now I live vegan – in the moment it’s easy because I have someone cooking for me and I’m not traveling much. 🙂 well, I’m spoiled I know. When I’m traveling I need to go with the flow and if I find some vegan food I’m happy otherwise I stay vegetarian, which is almost everywhere available. (Except at my father’s place – I won’t win this fight, so I leave it like that)

The clothes I wear I usually wear till they “die” and if I am tiered of a peace I either swap it or donate it. I love to buy stuff second hand. I need to confess from time to time I also buy totally new products. Yes, I’m just a human raised in this world.

I have a reusable drinking bottle and always happy when I can use filtered water from the tab (or unfiltered, when it’s ok with the belly) and if I go crazy I have a stainless steel travel straw – whoop whoop 😀

I don’t use much of cosmetic products. Nevertheless it takes a lot of space in my luggage. Wouldn’t it be nice not to take all the extra weight on your travels with you? My new goal is to use less and to reduce more plastic in this part of my life, too. For example I use natural soap for the body wrapped in paper. I’m happy to be at places where I don’t need antitranspirant even though I sweat a lot. But guess what? I don’t smell – well I hope 😉 And these days I’m open to try a life without shampoo… I’m in the ocean almost every let’s see how that works. I really believe that our body can regulate itself. My toothbrush is made of sustainable bamboo and I have a reusable Q-Tip (what’s the English word for it? Swap?). My sunscreen is reef-friendly.

I collect garbage from the beaches, at least as much as I can carry to the next bin

In my former apartment I used renewable energy and the host of my website uses renewable energy, too – yeah!

What about my hobbie? Surfing is not sustainable at all – do you have any ideas? (Except stoping ;))

You see regarding to the meaning of sustainability I try as best as I can to minimize my footprint.

What else can I do, I’m open for inspirations. But please just leave constructive feedback. Thank you!

It’s getting real

Leaving your life behind. Leave to travel, teach to travel and now I travel to teach.
I never dreamed about it when I started – it’s almost one and a half year ago! I never imagined that I’m still traveling around. But I continue. I continue self-development. Traveling. Teaching.
And now it is the time to share, share my experience, my studies, my knowledge. It all ends up (hopefully not ends up) – better it all leads me to my first retreat!
And what is better to combine the activities you like the most? So for sure it will be a surf and yoga retreat. And wich place is the best? Yes, the place where you feel comfortable and at home. I hope I will always be in the lucky situation to know where I hold my retreats and go there before. I heard so much of blind dating between retreat holder and venue. I believe that it is important for the success (which means that the guests are happy and I could share or maybe inspire them)
There will be future retreats, I’m pretty sure! Yes – it already feels so good and I am so excited that I believe it will be great and I can’t wait to find another place to create a treat for you.
The first guest already booked. <3