Two Bits

Each Friday we share some tidbits from our week.  We want to break down these internet barriers and invite you into our lives and we’re hoping you’ll do the same.  You are welcome to share a bit of your week or day in the comments, or if they’re better represented by a photo, tag us on instagram @liveseasoned

 

Sarah here :

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I’m back! Well, almost. I’m sitting in the Qatar airport waiting for my flight to JFK to take off.  I’ve been traveling by bus, taxi and plane for 24+ hours by now and I still have at least 24 more to go!  Channel the travel gods for me and make this a smooth and speedy return. Until I’m sitting on my couch with Catahoula Cash, I’m certain to be looking out the window missing all the beautiful friends and teachers I’ve met during this trip.  Each time I travel it’s hard to say goodbye, but I’m officially deeming this the most heartbroken I’ve ever been while waiting at an airport.  Sometimes you meet some really special people when you least expect it and saying c-ya later to them can really break you down.  As I move further and further away from Nepal, I can feel the distance widening from my friends in Nepal, but….

Katie here :

And that’s where Sarah’s internet failed her. We’ll just have to fill in the rest of that sentence for her. I’m assuming that it goes something like this:

“As I move further and further away from Nepal, I can feel the distance widening from my friends in Nepal, but the distance to my family, especially my two uber-cute nephews, is shortening, and that feels so good.”

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“As I move further and further away from Nepal, I can feel the distance widening from my friends in Nepal, but did you know that Nepal spelled backwards is Lapen?”

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“As I move further and further away from Nepal, I can feel the distance widening from my friends in Nepal, but who needs friends when a PSL is waiting, you know?”

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“As I move further and further away from Nepal, I can feel the distance widening from my friends in Nepal, but now they’re #internetpenpalsforlife.

Who knows, but I’m sure she’s glad she wasn’t able to finish her two bits! 😉

In other news, the boys and I are going to spend this weekend getting halloween costumes ready, making our own homemade PSLs, and hopefully spending a good bit of time outside. What are your plans?

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Plane vs. Bus

liveseasoned fall15 kathmandu pokhara nepal6 There are plenty of ways to travel abroad: trains, planes and buses are some of my favorite. In Nepal there are typically two viable options: a loooong bus ride or an often delayed flight.  Today we’re going to look at the positives and negatives of both options that way when you come visit you’ll know exactly how you want to travel. Continue reading

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Rishikul Yogshala Yoga Teacher Training Schedule

Take a look inside Rishikul Yogshala’s 200 hour yoga teacher training in Pokhara, Nepal.liveseasoned_fall_nepal yoga teacher training7

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Sarah here :

Today marks my fourth full day of yoga teacher training in Pokhara, Nepal.  Only one more day and then I have a whole half day to myself on Sunday!  Because we’re squeezing a 200 hour training into 28 days, the schedule is absolutely packed.  I thought it would be fun to share it here to give you an idea of what I’ve been up to the past week.

  • 5-5:30AM Morning Tea
  • 5:30-7 Hatha Yoga
  • 7-7:15 Tea Break
  • 7:15-8:15 Pranayama aka breath work
  • 8:15-9 Yoga Nidra
  • 9-10:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30-11:45 Yoga Philosophy
  • 11:45-noon Tea Break
  • noon-1PM Mantra Yoga aka chanting sanskrit
  • 1:15-3 Lunch & Rest aka Lunch and shopping at my new favorite store
  • 3-4 Yoga Anatomy
  • 4-6 Ashtanga Yoga
  • 6:15-7:15 Meditation – Today the theme was self love. It was so amazing.
  • 7:30-8:30 Dinner

So that’s that. Lots of learning, practicing and tea all day long.  Each teacher is inspiring and full of knowledge.  I feel extremely lucky to be here and that feeling carries me through the long days.  If you’re wondering how we fill three and a half hours of asana practice, just imagine holding each pose for an excruciating amount of time and then repeating that four or five times.  As much as I hate holding wheel for ten breaths, it’s kind of nice to go into each pose slowly with so much detailed instruction.  Today we worked on handstands and arm balances in the morning and in the afternoon so. many. down. dogs.

I’m pretty sore, but as of today, I can honestly say I’m having the best time of my life.  The days are long, but they’re powerful and magical and I cannot say enough wonderful things about my teachers.  Each and every session I am reminded why I chose to train in the east with Indian teachers, my new yoga family.  I can’t wait to share more about this trip, if you have any questions, just ask!

 

 

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