This may be the longest I’ve gone between blog posts since I started Mermaid Yoga Adventures, and for that, I apologise. I think that I have found that since I am living in Nusa Lembongan now, my little island, that I have no adventures to share with you all.
I know that this is simply not the case. Each day I am here holds it’s own adventure. Just because I’m not going out and seeing new things, it does not mean that it’s not an adventure.
Every day I get to walk to work along a dirt road, through banana and coconut trees, past locals who wave and say hello to me, to a beautiful, open yoga shala where I teach people from all over the world. My classes have become far more focused on me sharing inspired words that seem to come through me at the time. I find myself giving these incredibly powerful speeches during the opening and closing of class, that really come out of nowhere.
Sometimes, my mind trails off and I have no idea where it’s going. But somehow, it finds its way back.
The only problem is, that because it seems to come from somewhere else, I usually don’t really remember what I say – so when students come and tell me how inspired they are, I find myself wanting to ask “what did I say, exactly?” But of course, I can’t do that. That would look unprofessional.
So there’s something else out there that seems to be talking through me and just using my mouth to inspired other people. It’s a nice feeling.
I did have a nice little adventure for the last few days. I had to renew my visa for Indonesia so took a quick flight to Malaysia and back. My friend Brady, who I met in Pai, Thailand, happened to be in Kuala Lumpur when I was passing through, so he opened his door to me and let me sleep for a few hours, before we went to little India and enjoyed some chai (real chai, like I had in India. It made me cry a little bit, I was so happy) and then I went back to the airport. It was really beautiful to be able to look forward to a visa run, rather than just waiting in the airport for a couple of hours doing nothing but passing time.
I spent a few days in Bali too, just to remember what it’s like to be on the mainland, before coming back to my tiny little island where I belong. It felt like a little island girl in the big city. I like my island a lot more after I come back to it after a few days.
So now I’m back teaching again. Nanna, my dear yoga teacher friend, has abandoned me and gone off t
I’ve started post a bit more content about travelling, yoga and inspiration on my Instagram. You can follow it at @mermaidyogaadventures too if you’d like.
There’s also a very exciting project coming up which I’ve been invited to come onboard with. So stay tuned to hear more about that. #teaser