Posts Tagged with "meditation"

Do You Want to Learn New Skills Whilst You Travel? 10 Courses & Workshops in Asia that could Change Your Life!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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Do You Want to Learn New Skills Whilst You Travel? 10 Courses & Workshops in Asia that could Change Your Life!

If you’re interested in gaining new knowledge, bagging new skills and working on your personal self development whilst you travel, there so many opportunities for you! From arts and languages, to physical wellbeing and even permaculture and natural building, there are many fantastic courses in Asia. And, they will cost you a fraction of the price of what the same course would cost back home. You can return home with an arsenal of new skills and qualifications that could move your life in a totally new direction...

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Becoming a Yoga Teacher in India: Review of 200-Hour Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training Course at Parimukti – Part 2

Sunday, January 22, 2017

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Becoming a Yoga Teacher in India: Review of 200-Hour Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training Course at Parimukti – Part 2

Daily Diaries from Week Two of the 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course. A difficult week blighted with injury and tiredness. No one said becoming a Yoga Teacher would be easy! Would we make it through to the end to realise our potential?

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Becoming a Yoga Teacher in India: Review of 200-Hour Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training Course at Parimukti – Part 1

Sunday, January 15, 2017

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Becoming a Yoga Teacher in India:  Review of 200-Hour Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training Course at Parimukti – Part 1

Have you ever thought about training to become a Yoga Teacher? In the first month of 2017, the editor of South East Asia Backpacker Magazine and her partner embark upon a one-month 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Arambol, Goa with Parimukti Yoga School. Read their honest day-to-day diary of this intense, life-changing experience!

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Where to Get Your Yoga on in Thailand?

Friday, September 4, 2015

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Where to Get Your Yoga on in Thailand?

Whether you’re a complete first timer or an experienced yogi you'll be sure to find a class and community in Thailand that fits your speed and style. Plus Thailand just seems to attract seekers of all kinds. The relaxed attitude, warm weather, incredible yoga spaces and world-class teachers make the country a great place to focus on your practice and finally nail that headstand...

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WIN! 2 VIP Tickets to Bali Unite Festival & Your Photo on the Front Cover of S.E.A Backpacker Mag!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

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WIN! 2 VIP Tickets to Bali Unite Festival & Your Photo on the Front Cover of S.E.A Backpacker Mag!

This summer we’ve teamed up with Bali Unite to offer you a once-in-a-lifetime South East Asia festival experience! We are offering YOU the chance to win two VIP Tickets to Bali Unite Festival along with tent accommodation for two people for two nights. Read on to find out more...

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Move, Play, Breathe and Smile… Life at the Xhale Yoga School in Pai, Thailand

Friday, June 27, 2014

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Move, Play, Breathe and Smile… Life at the Xhale Yoga School in Pai, Thailand

There’s the old cliché that backpackers travel to ‘find themselves’. In South East Asia, particularly Thailand, many travelers like to experiment with yoga and meditation in an attempt to still their mind and discover what it is that they really want out of life. We meet local Thai native, Bhud, owner of the Xhale Yoga School, located in the beautiful Pai Valley to find out more about daily life on a meditation retreat...

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Will the Real Koh Phangan Please Stand Up! Beyond The Full Moon Party

Monday, December 16, 2013

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Will the Real Koh Phangan Please Stand Up! Beyond The Full Moon Party

Home to the notorious monthly Full Moon Party, it's no shock that Koh Phangan has somewhat of a dodgy reputation. The truth however, is that this island is special and offers far more than it is given credit for. It’s creative, eclectic, underground, spiritual, artistic; it’s got a great, free-flowing vibe; a tight community that integrates both expats, locals, and travellers who keep coming back. We introduce you to the often overlooked dynamism of Koh Phangan.

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Taking Time Out of Your Travels for You: Deep Reflection & Spiritual Learning at the DHARMA INC Centre, Thailand.

Monday, September 23, 2013

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Taking Time Out of Your Travels for You: Deep Reflection & Spiritual Learning at the DHARMA INC Centre, Thailand.

How can travel inspire us and guide us without a heavy dose of time for ourselves in the mix? How can we welcome in new insight, or perspectives, or desires if we do not give them time to marinate and become fully flavoured? Recently we discovered the Kailash Akhara Centre by Dharma Inc the perfect location in which to add some essential 'YOU time' into your travel plans.

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Tantra, Karma & Reincarnation! Amazing Interview with Swami Vivekananda Saraswati at Agama Yoga, Koh Phangan

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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Tantra, Karma & Reincarnation! Amazing Interview with Swami Vivekananda Saraswati at Agama Yoga, Koh Phangan

The island of Koh Phangan in southern Thailand is notorious for the Full Moon Party and a hedonistic destination for young backpackers! However, there's so much more to the island than meets the eye. In recent years, it has become a hub for yoga and spirituality and draws thousands of 'soul-searching' travelers who are looking for more than just buckets and beaches. After the New Year's Eve celebrations died down this year, we made our way to Agama Yoga on the beautiful West coast of the island to meet one of the most interesting characters we've come across, the legendary Swami Vivekananda Saraswati. In a mind-blowing encounter we discuss yin and yang, the laws of karma, tantric sex, God and reincarnation!

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Notes from the Editor: Patience and Backpacking in South East Asia

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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Notes from the Editor: Patience and Backpacking in South East Asia

“What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare”... When backpacking through South East Asia, your patience threshold will be tested on more than one occasion. Trains that take five hours longer than planned, spontaneous holidays that make banks, embassies and post offices close when you just need to get that something done and a laid-back attitude to the point of slumber are just some of the things that you may struggle with. Coming from a Western culture, we find it very difficult to just… WAIT. Learning to adapt to this cultural and lifestyle difference is an ongoing lesson...

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