A New Routine

It has been a week since I have arrived at the Ashram and there has been a flurry of activity every single day. I have now settled into somewhat of a schedule. Right now, most days look like this. I wake at 4:30am and spring out of bed, literally. So I don’t disturb my sleeping Roomate, I set my clothes …

My Ashram Life – Day Two

My first night’s sleep in the Ashram was the best I have had in months. I had planned to wake up around 4:30am to go to the temple for prayers and then yoga but my body had other plans. I slept in until 7:30am! At 8:30 I headed down to the dining hall for a breakfast of Masala Dosa with …

My Ashram Life – Day One

I thought I would recap the last few days I have spent in the Ashram. So many people ask me what it is like on a day to basis. Since I have only been here a short time I am still settling into my routine. So here goes a long winded explanation departure from the states and of my first …

Strange Emotions

I am in a very long line getting ready to check in to my Emirates flight to India. My anxiety rises with every slow minute that passes. Usually before I leave for a trip, I am buzzing with excitement.  It’s different this time. Maybe because I was only home in Orange County for a week and a half and wish …

Meet My Friends – Matti “Akhilesh” Rajakyla

   During my three month stay in the Ashram, I met some amazing people with incredible stories. I decided to interview a few of them so I could share their stories with you! For this first instalment of “Meet My Friends,” I want to introduce you to Matti “Akhilesh” Rajakyla. Since I taught swimming during my time at the Ashram, …

My Ashram Girl Crush

A few days before New Years Eve I was at music rehearsal when a gorgeous blond woman walked in and started doing yoga. As I was singing she started dancing and I was totally transfixed. I couldn’t stop watching her. She moved so beautifully. Then she started doing yoga and it was the most breathtaking flow of movement I have …

A Very Divine Beginning to 2016

I remember the first time I sang professionally for New Years Eve. It was 1999 moving into the year 2000. I was singing Janis Joplin and Tina Turner tunes on a cruise ship in Mexico and I remember I was having the best time of my life. I was so young and full of joy. Flash forward to 2012 New …

Ashram Arguments and Yoga Sutras

Today was an interesting day at the Ashram. Just to be clear, an Ashram isn’t a place where people walk around holding hands and singing kumbaya. It is like any other place in the world. There is a lot of Love and laughter, but sadness and disagreements also arise. I have been here for 75 days and until today, I …

Roomate Update

So I am three days in to my new room assignment. I sleep on the top bunk. I feel like I am at summer camp. These new roommates are awesome. The one downside is that all of them are sick and coughing but that’s what ear plugs and vitamin C are for. Other than that, things are going great. There …