Yoga Diva Adventures -Part 1

Thoughts turn to Actions ....Eventually

Nine years ago if someone had told me that I would be blessed with the opportunity to share my passion for yoga and wellness nine thousand, nine hundred and nine miles away in Australia, I would have felt in my heart that it sounded great, but convinced myself that it would be foolish to leave a secure, well-paid position as a vice president at a commercial bank for a pipe dream. Fast forward, one financial market crash, nine planes, and one huge paradigm shift later and here I am at the lovely Krishna Village Eco Yoga Retreat located in the beautiful picturesque rain forest region of Mount Warning, Australia.

Journey to Unemployment

For the past two years I have been self-employed as a yoga instructor, personal trainer and nutrition coach, and employed full time as Corporate Wellness Coordinator for the best boutique health club in Baltimore, Red Brook Health & Wellness Center. I was living my pipe dream times two! Only a nut would leave a wonderful position and the clients she loves to fly around the world pursuing all things yoga with absolutely no stream of income. So that's exactly what this 53 year old nut did.

My ultimate dream is to help others live a balanced joyful life that starts with obtaining mental, physical and spiritual soundness & balance. For the past four months I’ve been traveling to Abu Dhabi, Cambodia, Thailand, India & Australia practicing & studying yoga, philosophy and religion. I also did volunteer work, visited century old temples, local villages and tourist attractions. In other words, I was unemployed...and loving it!

Welcome to the Village

My last stop on this journey is a karma yoga retreat at Krishna Village Eco Yoga Retreat and it looks like I truly saved the best for last! My current temporary home is 900 acres of Mother Nature’s best work! Every morning I give praise to God for allowing me to be surrounded by brilliant vegetation, a beautiful lake, lush fragrant fruit groves, well manicured floral gardens, healthy cows, and rescued horses all framed by surreal blue & white skies and turquoise & green mountains.

As a karma yoga volunteer, I am teaching yoga classes, giving courses on various wellness topics and learning to cook scrumptious, healthy, well-balanced meals created by Krishna Village’s Chefs, Shakti & Daniel.

You CAN Take it With You.

The goal of any retreat should be to learn healthy habits that you can later incorporate into your lifestyle. In this series, I will be sharing with you things that I traveled through several time zones to learn that can actually be done right at home. Each post will contain one new healthy lifestyle habit.

You already Know You Need To Eat More Whole Grains, Fruits & Vegetables

Adding just one vegan meal a week will help you get more fruits, vegetables and healthy grains- nutrient rich foods that help keep the body’s systems functioning properly. When your digestive, muscular, skeletal, immune, respiratory and nervous systems are functioning properly.

You will reap many benefits, including:

  • having great endurance

  • freedom from many illnesses

  • a glowing appearance

  • increased focus

  • greater clarity & decision making ability

  • maintaining a healthy weight

Are you ready to go? Follow my 2nd blog, Naturally Raw Beauty for recipes & helpful tips to get you started.

We are open for business! Visit my website to start your journey to wellness. by Lori Dee


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