Our house San Pancho Mexico

Welcome to our crib: San Pancho style

Important note: We were in San Pancho in 2012 and I have heard that nowadays it’s a lot busier and more expensive. I’m also afraid I can’t help you with finding an apartment there. We found this place while simply walking around the town. Seeing as it’s so much busier now, I’m not sure it … Read more

Acro yoga on San pancho beach

Time to stop. A new life in San Pancho

I’m writing this from the roof terrace of my new home, surrounded by palms, fuchsia pink flora and the sounds of tropical birds. Later, I’ll walk three minutes to the beach to watch the sunset as surfers catch waves in the evening light, and volunteers release baby turtles into the ocean. On my way I’ll … Read more

Savasana at yoga teacher training

What is a yoga teacher training course really like?

Before I started my yoga teacher training course, I really didn’t know what to expect. I’d read the syllabus, the schedule and the description, but there were plenty of gaps that couldn’t be filled. What would my fellow students be like? Why would they be doing the course? Would I be the least proficient? How … Read more

Comparison is the thief of Joy Roosevelt

Comparison is the thief of joy, and other stories

An elfin-like girl perches on a chair, slicing her bow expertly across the strings as she winks and smiles at the dreadlocked guitarist. He’s the kind of man I can’t imagine ever not being topless. The singer sways with stoned, sparkling eyes, and the crowd dances wildly to the klezmer mix. I sit to the … Read more

Sea and Forest yoga mat, Trindade

I’m doing a yoga teacher training course – but why?

My heels hover above the ground in downward dog, I wobble in tree and tortoise looks like a distant dream, yet in a few days time I start a month-long yoga teacher training course. This might sound akin to someone rubbish at gymnastics becoming a gym coach, but there are a few differences. Firstly, I’m … Read more