There’s more to wellness travel than fitness apps and fancy spas. It should also help people feel a sense of purpose, community, and personal growth. Wellness Tourism is Trending The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) defines wellness tourism as “travel associated with the pursuit of maintaining or enhancing one’s personal well-being.” The GWI predicts that theContinue reading “Re-thinking Wellness Travel”
The Middle East and North Africa is a perfect place to practice mindful travel. Not only is it a beautiful part of the world that will awe you with its rich history, cultures, and natural wonders. It also offers the opportunity to deeply learn and unlearn and to reckon with all that we think we know. The Middle East and North Africa region has been unfairly covered in the media and maligned by powerful foreign leaders for many years. Those of us who practice mindful travel are committed to scratching beneath the surface to learn the real stories of the places we visit. As mindful travelers, we seek to connect with real people, hear their stories, and be in awe of all we learn.
Does traveling deeper, appreciating cultures and building community with a like-hearted group of new friends sound good to you? If yes, consider joining one of my yoga retreats (yes, even if you have never done yoga before)! My retreats center meaningful cultural immersion and mindful travel while offering opportunities to cultivate resilience through calming yoga sessions. I believe that in order to really travel with purpose, we must build some mindfulness and resilience along the way. This includes slowing down to rest and practicing self-care. This allows us to integrate all of our amazing new adventures and embody what it means to travel responsibly.
Study Abroad Misadventures Lead to Dream Turkey Yoga Retreat As I prepare to launch my upcoming Turkey yoga retreat, I am reminiscing about my semester abroad in Turkey. I had absolutely no idea what I was getting myself into when I moved to Turkey as an undergraduate. Looking back almost 15 years now, I canContinue reading “Introducing Turkey Yoga & Culture Retreat: May 2023”