Looking forward to long walks along the Mediterranean each morning #Maronti Beach then soaking in natures hot tubs heated by the dormant volcano on #Ischia. Then being pampered at the famous Spas on the island and fishing the day at our pool watching sunset with beautiful prosecco.
I’ll be here June 10-17, 2017. #italy #yogaretreat #amalfi
Will you be here too? 😊
A look back at the history of Ischia starting from 700BC when it was discovered by the Greeks and then through to the Roman times, attacks by pirates in the middle ages, warring republics, the Risorgimento and finally on to modern times.
Read about the mythology, the settlement by the Greeks, the Romans, and the interesting history of this island. By Dion Protani, in Ischia Review
25 Photos of the Amalfi Coast That Will Spark Your Wanderlust
Italy’s Amalfi Coast is the stuff of James Bond films and Steinbeck novels, and for good reason: it’s heart-stutteringly beautiful.
Enjoy these beautiful pictures in Travel & Leisure
What Makes a Real and Authentic Yoga Teacher?
By: Silvia Mordini, featured on DoYouYoga.com
A recent NY Post article calls out some of the worst case scenarios in how humans teach yoga. On the one hand, we could simply disregard the article for being snarky and provocative. But on the other hand, there was some truth there too. Too often, and more and more over the last twenty years, yoga teachers with great intentions are parroting misinformation about the practice to students. This mimicry stage might at first be necessary for initial growth, but soon after, individuation must take place whereby the teacher actually knows why they are saying the things they say.
Here’s the Truth Not all yoga teachers are the same. Not all yoga schools are created equally, even if they are Yoga Alliance approved. Not all Yoga Alliance-certified yoga teachers have the foundational knowledge to be leading others in a practice that is physical, emotional and spiritual (whether you want it to be or not).
Read the full article on DoYouYoga.com
Bali Arts & Crafts, Wood Carving, Batik, Canvas
Artistic Bali is a melting pot of cultures and traditions. The Balinese have an inborn talent of absorbing different cultural elements, blending them with their own, to produce dynamic new artistic hybrids. Across the years, Bali has soaked up Chinese, Buddhist, Indian, Hindu, Javanese and Western influences.
The Balinese were, traditionally, animists. Even when Hinduism arrived in Bali, its practices were adapted to go hand in hand with local traditions, thus making Hinduism in Bali very much different from its original form in India. Even the Hindu Mahabarata and Ramayana epics take on Balinese nuances and beliefs when played out in the wayang.
Other aspects of Balinese life follow suit. Take for instance, its performing arts. Bali’s dance, music and Wayang theatres still retain rich religious connotations, after having been enriched by contemporary artistry, and are still performed to appease and please the gods. This is illustrated in the trance dance of the Barong, or the intense Kecak dance; which retains very Balinese elements but includes a rhythm set by Western influences.
Read the complete article and see pictures of Balinese crafts in Bali Shopping Guide -What To Buy In Bali
Most Popular Food In Bali
Thousands of islands with different cultures make up Indonesia, so no wonder its food is just as diverse. To complement the holiday experience on Bali, you would not want to miss out on its assortment of dishes.
These include interesting and exotic selections such as ‘lawar’, ‘bebek betutu’, the Balinese satay version known as ‘sate lilit’, and the island’s famed ‘babi guling’ whole spit-roast pig. The Balinese have a rich collection of snacks, cakes and desserts for your sweet tooth too!
Read the complete article in bali-indonesia.com