Looking back at the last month, May has been a busy month full of love, adventure and, of course, magic! I spent the first week diving into love with my boyfriend at the Texas coast, the second in stunningly beautiful and equally magical, Tulum, exploring the universe of astrology with the amazing Astro Twins, and the last two weeks have been spent in Oslo, teaching yoga with my favorite students @ Leela Yoga, and reconnecting with family and friends.
As always, sharing is caring, and here are some of the magic gems I’ve come across this past month!
Castillo fortress in the Mayan city of Tulum, Mexico
WANDERLUST : TULUM
Sun, Surf & Namaste
Tulum’s spiritual energy and mesmerizingly beautiful white beaches cannot fail to leave you bewitched. Surrounded by the soft turquoise water of the Caribbean sea, matched by an equally mangrove and tropical jungle environment, there is something truly magical about this cosmic corner of Mexico. Over the last decade the magic of Tulum has grown tremendously, and more and more yogis, kitesurfers, conscious travelers, as well as more upscale city-dwellers simply are drawn to this tropical paradise… read more
A Yogis Guide to Tulum
If a true R&R getaway is what you’re after, you can easily spend your days taking long beach walks, swimming in the gorgeous sea, or lounging in a hammock with a great book… read more
Hotter Than Hell
This month I tried out the sacred and cleansing Mayan temazcal ceremony. The shaman at Maya Tulum, guiding us through the ceremony was nothing but wonderful, an to me it was a beautiful, powerful and energizing ritual of death and rebirth. But faced with heat, darkness and demons you didn’t know existed, a temazcal ceremony can also be a terrifying experience. You can read about my fellow yogi friend Andrea’s experience of the Temazcal here.
Tulum Beach Front Magic
Not into astrology, but totally into the beach? Or Yoga? Or both? Tulum has so many beautiful beach front resorts, filled with yoga, surfing and yummy fresh food. Here are a couple of my faves, and if the stars align in my favor, my next yoga retreat will be held at of these gems.
Life Source retreats – a luxurious, tranquil space where you can connect and transform through yoga, meditation, cleansings, excursions, nature, and life-enhancing workshops to nourish and expand mind, body and soul.
Nomade Tulum – a human centered hotel, conceived as a temporary habitat for those ready to learn and share. Get ready to awake the soul, shake the body and free the mind!
Alaya Tulum – an environmentally conscious Boutique Hotel and Retreat property, offering a magical experience.
Maya Tulum – named the #2 Destination Spa in the World by TRAVEL + LEISURE, this is a must visit, if it’s only to check out one of their many amazing treatments or dive into the darkness of a Mayan temazcal ceremony.
The Caribbean coast in Tulum
TULUM : BECOME YOUR OWN ASTROLOGER
This year I was lucky enough to get to hang out with the awesome Astro Twins for a whole week, diving deep into the magic of the stars under the intense and passionate Scorpio Full Moon. Ophi and Tali bring’s the stars down to earth, as they say, and decipher and decode the cosmos, making astrology available to everyone.
Each daily 2.5-hour session covers practical, applied astrology techniques for love, self-awareness, money, career, compatibility and astrological timing. Then, enjoy the pristine white beaches, explore the ancient ruins, swim the enchanting “cenotes” (caves), bike and dive, dine and shop in nearby resorts and downtown Tulum.
The retreat will take place at the gorgeous and welcoming Shambala Petit Hotel. Guests will stay in eco-chic beach cabanas steps away from the turquoise sea. Bring a friend, or get teamed up with your zodiacal match!
I’ve already signed up for next years star gazing, and I strongly suggest that you do too! Be quick, as they fill up fast! Early bird rate lasts until September 9th. Sign up here!
ASTROLOGY : GEMINI SEASON
It’s Written in the Stars
It’s Gemini season! “Every 30 days or so, the Sun visits a new zodiac sign. During this “season” everyone feels the energy of this prevailing astrological energy, no matter what your Sun sign. Gemini season is a curious, communicative solar cycle that will turn up the volume on our innate journalistic curiosity. Asking all the right questions (and some nosy ones) will help…” Read the Astro Twins full astro-insight for Gemini season here.
Also, be sure to check out the above mentioned awesome twins monthly horoscope. Read your June horoscope here!
Yoga for Gemini Season
Gemini is the first air sign of the zodiac so open the windows and get in some fresh air! Being an air sign, Gemini season is also an excellent time to focus on pranayama and breath work. It’s absolutely magical what a couple of conscious deep breaths can do…read more
The Zodiac and the Tarot
One of the main reasons I created Magic is something you make, was to connect all the dots of how everything is interlinked, for you to mix and mach what resonates with you. Like astrology and the tarot deck. The tarot card connected to Gemini season is IV THE LOVERS (one of my all time favorites, being a lovey dovey Libra after all), so why not take some time to dive into the energy of this powerful tarot card while the sun visits Gemini until June 20th.
Did you miss out on my New Moon and Full Moon write-up’s this month? Have a quick look back at the past month and the lunar influences of the intense and passionate Scorpio Full Moon and the more light and airy Gemini New Moon. Maybe it’ll give you some clarity around certain incidences that happened around those times.
FAVORITES from MAY MONTH
Pound Jewelry (Jewelry for the soul – see picture above)
The Purpose of Life is Adventure (Video)
One Spirit Medicine (Book)
YOGA + RETREATS
Until June 9th I will be teaching @ my Oslo studio Leela Yoga. If you are in the Oslo area, I would love if you dropped by one of my classes!
June 17th I’m diving in to the Mexican Magic again, hosting a Summer Solstice Yoga Retreat at Xinalani – one of the worlds most beautiful eco retreat centers in Puerto Vallarta. One spot left, so email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join!
WISHING YOU A beautiful SUMMER