As I write this it’s mid July. I am at the Texas coast, practicing yoga and working in the mornings, reading at the beach in the evenings. The sun doesn’t set until after 8 pm, so I have long, relaxing evenings at the beach, reading up on all the recommended literature for my upcoming yoga teacher training. in Peru.
As this is being posted I find myself high up in the Andes mountains, finishing my 500 hours advanced mystical yoga teacher training. I’m both exited and intimidated by this upcoming journey, and the death, rebirth and transformations it’s likely to cause,. But more than anything I feel ready to step onto the path of the mystic and the shaman, and are exited to see where this journey will take me. An update on Peru will come in the August update!
Until next time
WANDERLUST : VENICE
The first days of July, were spent in Venice, California. I’ve been to California many times – 10 in total i believe – but it was my fist time exploring this area of LA, and it quickly became a favorite!
Healthy, yummy, organic restaurants are all over Venice – it’s literally a foodies heaven! Beneath I’ve listed my top 10 places to eat in this free, fun, and funky area!
Top 10 places to eat
Abbot Kinney Blvd
Butchers Daughter – breakfast/lunch/dinner
Pressed Juicery – juices & smooties
Gjelina – breakfast/lunch/dinner
Toms – cozy atmosphere! Coffee & backed goods
Salt & Straw – homemade ice cream
Plant food and wine – lunch/dinner
Café Gratitude – breakfast/lunch/dinner
Rose Café & Restaurant – breakfast/lunch/dinner
Gjusta – breakfast/lunch
Hama Sushi Venice – Sushi
High Rooftop Lounge @ Hotel Erwin – drinks with an amazing view!
Egg Slut – quick and simple breakfast to go. This place is popular, so be there at 08.00 am sharp!
Main Street and Abbot Kinney Blvd are the two main areas for shopping. Especially Abbot Kinney Blvd has many unique niche boutiques, where most of the time wanted to shop their whole inventory. You find my top 10 favorite stores listed beneath.
Top 10 favorite shops
Planet Blue – women’s clothing store
Free People – women’s clothing store
Abbot Kinney Blvd
Grow – interior & miscellaneous
Mystic Journey Bookstore – crystals, books. readings etc
Burro – books, cards, clothing, miscellaneous
Ananda – women’s clothing, books, crystals, miscellaneous
Skylark – women’s clothing store
Toms – Toms shoes + a cozy café
Moon Juice – raw/super-food supplements
Ceremony Meditation – yoga/spiritual shop
Ceremony Meditation, 417 Rose Avenue
Yoga Nest, 38 W Washington Blvd
Yoga Salt, 11955 Washington Blvd
Love Yoga Venice, 835 Lincoln Blvd
5 FAVORITES from JULY MONTH
The Rumi Daybook – 365 poems and teachings from the beloved Sufi Master. Selected and translated by Kabir and Camille Helminski.
Start Where You Are – A journal for self-exploration, by Mesa Lee Patel.
Loving the iLuna app – a must have for all astrology junkies! iLuna is an astrological lunar calendar that provides information about the lunar phases, the signs of the zodiac the Mon is in and the Moon’s void of course period.
In need of a new yoga mat bag? Check out CHE:RE and her beautiful hand made mat bags, made out of Indian saris in beautiful colors and patterns. Visit CHE:RE to purchase your own uniquely designed bag for your favorite yoga mat!
Decléor has come out with some fabulous sun products this season. My favorite is the aroma sun expert high repair for the face. It’s 100% natural, and perfect to massage into parched, sun-kissed skin at the end of the day. Soothing extracts of Vanilla and Bisabol alleviate any heat or discomfort and reduce redness, Shea Butter plus Aragon, Jojoba and Avocado Essential Oils nourish and repair the skin to prolong a radiant tan, and Essential Oils of Geranium and Frankincense help reduce the signs of ageing.
ASTROLOGY : LEO SEASON
It’s Written in the Stars
It’s Leo 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. Leo season is …” Read the Astro Twins full astro-insight for Gemini season here.
Yoga for Leo Season
It’s the season of courageous and playful Leo – a time to bring out your inner child. Bask in the sun, play in the water and enjoy the summer! Leo is connected to your hart and spine, so focus on staying openhearted... 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 Leo season is VIII STRENGT, so why not take some time to dive into the energy of this powerful tarot card while the sun visits Leo until August 20th.
Did you miss out on my Full Moon write-up this month? Have a quick look back at the past month and the lunar influences of the intense and plutonic Capricorn Full Moon. Maybe it’ll give you some clarity around certain incidences that happened around those times.
YOGA : TEACHING
From mid August to mid October I will be back in Oslo, teaching at my studio Leela Yoga. I’d love to see you on the yoga mat, so please come check out one or more!) of my five weekly classes.
Heart Opener – 18.15 – 19.15
Yin – 19.30 – 20.30
Core flow – 13.30 – 14.30
Yin – 16.00 – 17.00
Vinyasa – 17.15 – 18.15
New Moon + Full Moon Flows
This fall I will in addition teach two New Moon and two Full Moon Yogastrology® flows – don’t miss out!
August 21st – New Moon in Virgo : Earth : Body
September 6th – Full Moon in Pisces : Water : Feelings
September 20th – New Moon in Libra : Air : Thoughts
October 5th – Full Moon in Aries : Fire: Spirituality
YOGA : RETREATS
Next years yoga retreat will be held in magical Tulum, Mexico. Stay tuned for more information!
Get ready to ignite your own inner magic!
YOGA : TEACHER TRAINING
Whether you are a yoga teacher wanting to learn how to apply Yogastrology® to your classes and workshops, or simply curious and wish to deepen your knowledge of the yoga + astrology correlations, the Yogastrology® Initiation Training is for you!
In the Yogastrology® Initiation Training you will learn…
- …more about yourself and your sun sign, connecting astrology to the divinity that is your body.
- …how to connect yoga + astrology, building bridges between the ancient sister systems.
- …how to embody the four elements / Fire / Air / Water / Earth, transforming your everyday wellness into a personal healing ritual.
- …powerful intention settings, and healing ways to work with journaling throughout the seasons.
- …how to create simple rituals in sync with the natural rhythms of the sun + moon.
- …how to put it all together to lead gatherings/workshops/women’s circles, or simply for your own personal spiritual practice.
- And much more!
WISHING YOU A beautiful INDIAN SUMMER!