Ice bathing? Seriously? Why? How?

One of my favourite things about living in the north is bathing in the cold water all year long. It might sound crazy, but it’s absolutely doable and it can be an amazing experience, an internal dive and a total energy kicker. Actually, it’s like yoga. You practice ease, presence, body awareness and feeling, and it makes you feel great. In this post I want to … Continue reading Ice bathing? Seriously? Why? How?

Life in the cabin, vegan Snickers bars and chocolate spaghetti.

I love staying at our cabin at Bjørnfjell in Northern Norway. It is a beautiful place near Swedish border with a very special landscape of large stone hills. The vegetation is limited to short trees, mousse and different kinds of mountain herbs and berries. Summers are really nice up here, with light days and nights, so it‘s not at all scary to be here alone. Staying … Continue reading Life in the cabin, vegan Snickers bars and chocolate spaghetti.

Gotland – the mystery island of beauty, openness and ease

During last two years I have heard too many good things about Gotland, the biggest Swedish island. I imagined a very special place with long history, magical light, mild climate, endless white beaches, old windmills, art galleries, kind people and amazing food. My curiosity grew bigger every day and couple of weeks ago we finally made it there. We: my boyfriend Gunnar and me. We … Continue reading Gotland – the mystery island of beauty, openness and ease

Zaira from Venice, the power of self care and vegan lemon cookies

I like how every person we meet can teach us something. I think, specially our friends and family can teach us a whole lot!:) My dear venetian friend Zaira visited me in Norway. We spent a week in each others immediate presence, filled it with many precious moments, innovative foods and small adventures. We learnt from each other, changed perspectives, got inspired. We became closer … Continue reading Zaira from Venice, the power of self care and vegan lemon cookies

Yogi tea – the ayurvedic magic drink

During my student years I was living in Brno – a beautiful historical city in the south of the Czech republic which has so much to offer! I really appreciated the vibrant cultural life, beautiful nature, fruit and vegetable markets and lots of tea rooms – super relaxed Middle East inspired places which serve tea, water pipes and exotic snacks. The smell of scents and … Continue reading Yogi tea – the ayurvedic magic drink

Raw celebration

Sometimes we crave something basic, raw, cleansing and energising. Sometimes we want something sweet, fresh and indulging but still healthy. Sometimes we want a pre-yoga meal but don’t want to feel too full. Sometimes we just don’t know what to eat at all but are hungry. This raw plate is a simple solution for all these situations.:) You can never go wrong with this one. … Continue reading Raw celebration

Shall I become a minimalist? What does it mean at all?

Minimalism. I have been hearing this word for quite a long time from all different directions and started to examine it more. I found out I actually had some minimalism traces in me already and wanted to further develop them because it is super interesting and makes a lot of sense. For me, being a minimalist means creating more space and clarity in my life … Continue reading Shall I become a minimalist? What does it mean at all?

The yoga chocolate bar

Yoga and chocolate are big friends. They both have power to make us feel ecstatic! If you have read more recipes on this site you probably already know that I am talking about the chocolate  which nurtures your body and soul because of the ingredients it contains. Cacao powder, coconut oil, maple sirup or dates. The reason why I call this chocolate bar for yoga … Continue reading The yoga chocolate bar

Let there be light!

Naturally, we incline to light. We go where light is, the plants turn towards light, photographers chase after light as the magic ingredient for their work. Light brings joy and positivity. Light supports life. Imagine a morning, the rising sun, a new day beginning. Everything is still, fresh and bright. This little spark of something great, so present and real. Something big out there, or right … Continue reading Let there be light!

New York, New York!

The Big Apple. Home to many movies, celebrities, chilled coffeeshops, organic whole foods stores, exciting people, big brands and endless possibilities. Also the STRALA YOGA headquarter! Coming to Strala, participating at yoga trainings, workshops, taking classes, leading classes and hanging with Strala people felt so very special to me. The place is like a warm,  friendly, easygoing island in the middle of the always busy and … Continue reading New York, New York!