Pura. Vida.

When you wake up at 3 am and it’s not because of your jetlag but of the haul monkeys in the nearby rain forrest it suddenly isn’t that bad. I sneaked out the room as my roommate Cassie was still asleep, and saw the beautiful green garden and hammocks. How could I be cranky waking up this time of hour when your at a location like this!

A few hours later I set foot on the trail of the National Park to discover the forrest by myself. This despite of the rastafaris at the entrance who loved to be my guide…too bad! Along the way I met Marcos, a local painter who stopped working because it was ‘muy calor’. He loves the parks flora & fauna and without asking he turns out to be my guide and showed me sloths, monkeys, birds, lots of antz, crabs and a snake. The scout inside me (for those who don’t know; yes that’s true) is intense happy.

This village is exactly what I needed; nature, slow pace, laidback culture, reggae music and friendly people. My Yoga Teacher Training starts today and I’m so ready for it. But before the meditation, anatomy class, yoga and the vegetarian diet begins…. I enjoy my cheat meal: a chocolate crêpe.

As the Costa Ricans say: PURA VIDA

Follow. Your. Heart.

These three words changed my world…. By listening to my heart I decided to invest in myself in all kind of ways. Not knowing what to do exactly I quitted my job and kept my eyes wide open for every opportunity that crossed my path.

After a while it was clear to me I want to do more things that really makes me happy ~ average is not enough! Getting out my daily routine and open up for new, positive and fresh ideas, people and places. Traveling is the cure!

My journey starts in Costa Rica, I will do my Yoga Teacher Training in a beautiful retreat center surrounded by nature. Curious as I am will I step in the world of yoga, anatomy and meditation…