Looking back at June it’s been a busy, but exiting month. The past couple of months has been a lot of movement, traveling from one place to the other, and even though I love to travel, I rather stay in one place over a longer period of time, really finding the peace and quiet to slow down and just be. I love just being!
This past month has however taken me from Norway, via Virginia – where I met up three of my wonderful Yogastrology® soul-sisters and our teacher Diane for a weekend – down to Corpus Christi at the Texas coast for some fun in the sun, kitesurfing with my boyfriend for five days, before I flew over to Mexico to teach this years summer solstice retreat at the amazing Xinalani eco-retreat center at the west coast of Mexico.
The last days of June (and the first of July) are spent in free, fun, and funky Venice, California. A piece on Venice/LA will come in next moths update!
WANDERLUST : XINALANI, MEXICO
Xinalani is an exclusive Eco-Chic Yoga Retreat Center in Puerto Vallarta combining world-class yoga studios with beautiful, eco-chic accommodation; delicious, healthy & authentically Mexican food; relaxing & rejuvenating spa treatments; fun adventures + activities; and an extraordinary staff who takes pride in delivering an unforgettable stay for even the most discerning of guests.
Xinalani offers an unparalleled retreat experience: authentic and magical, immersed in lush jungle surroundings with views of the emerald ocean. Here you sleep in beautiful eco-chic accommodations, enjoy delicious and healthy Mexican food, while practicing yoga in world-class open-air or heated yoga studios. Pure bliss!
This beautiful retreat center was the arena of this years summer solstice retreat and it was nothing but perfect. We were alternating between yoga flows, food and the beach for a week, sprinkled with some amazing holistic treatments, jungle adventures, dolphin watching, and some brave souls signed up for the sacred and cleansing shamanic temazcal ceremony.
Happy Yoginis after a week at beautiful Xinalani retreat in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
KITESURFING : TEXAS COAST
When I tell people that I kitesurf in Texas, even the people who live in Texas replies “I always forget that Texas has a coastline“. But yes, it does, and it’s great for kitesurfing! The gulf water is warm and inviting, and it’s almost always windy. Even better, since everyone apparently forgets about the Texas coastline, there’s hardly any people out there kitesurfing, so you have the whole place to yourself!
The downside? For a health food junkie Texas is hard! Except for Austin and Houston who have a pretty nice food scene, it’s hard to find food that’s not unhealthy, fried (fried butter wrapped in bacon, anyone?!) and/or free of GMO/sugar/gluten/you name it. However, if you’re more of the type that loves a good steak, you’ve come to the right place!
Fun in the sun at the Texas coast
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!
Next years summer solstice retreat will be in beautiful Tulum!
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!
ASTROLOGY : CANCER SEASON
It’s Written in the Stars
It’s Cancer 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. Cancer season is a homespun, heartfelt solar spell that will emphasize domestic bliss and family affairs until…” 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 July horoscope here!
Yoga for Cancer Season
Cancer is the season of the crab, and even though she may have a protective shell, she’s soft and sweet as honey on the inside. Cancer is connected to our chest/breasts, and Cancer season is the perfect time nurture yourself and your body, and to focus on those vulnerable, heart-opening back bends…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 Cancer season is THE CHARIOT, so why not take some time to dive into the energy of this powerful tarot card while the sun visits Cancer until July 22nd.
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 Sagittarius Full Moon and the more light and airy Cancer New Moon. Maybe it’ll give you some clarity around certain incidences that happened around those times.
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FAVORITES from JUNE MONTH
In love with CHE:RE and her beautiful yoga mat bags, made out of Indian saris in beautiful colors and patterns. Visit CHE:RE to purchase your own uniquely designed, hand made 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.
The Fourty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak quickly become one of my all time favorite books. In this lyrical, exuberant novel, the Turkish author Elif Shafak unfolds two tantalizing parallel narratives – one contemporary and the other set in the thirteenth century, when Rumi encountered his spiritual mentor, the whirling dervish known as Shams of Tabriz – that together incarnate the poet’s timeless message of love. The perfect beach read!
Check out . Their insights are amazing!
WISHING YOU A beautiful SUMMER!