A Travellerspoint blog

Entries about nj

WANDERLUST

Find your true both..

Wanderlust, the insatiable desire to travel and see new places, has become a huge part of my life in the past few years... It seems like this winter every couple weeks I was on a plane. And the best part about going all of these places is making connections and friends all over the world.

I am so happy to announce that I will now be an associate to Wanderlust Vermont!! Every year I have made new life long friends that I stay connected too and bring me to many different corners of the country. This festival has connected me with so many great friends and teachers and is always an incredible experience to recharge and delve into nature. I am so excited to share this festival with others.

Wanderlust Stratton Vermont is June 19-21st and Wanderlust West Virginia is June 5-7. Both about the same difference from South Jersey. Both sure to be a blast.

If anybody is interested in attending please contact me so that I can get you discounted tickets! I also can help you with your schedule accommodations and connecting you with others from our area attending. I highly recommend it!

Can't wait for this years festival !! And so happy to be representing a company so focused on health fun and discovery.

Pack your bags and find your true North :-)

large_D33D10DC0BBC22CA99527A660D150A3D.jpg

Posted by rachaelob 09:58 Archived in USA Tagged travel festivals west vermont yoga virginia nj wanderlust Comments (0)

Berry good smoothie

sunny 60 °F

I am by no means a fantastic vegan chef or anything of that nature. But I do feel the desire to share some of my favorite breakfasts that keep me going through long days of yoga and work!

This nutritious high protien smoothie has been my breakfast most mornings in the past couple weeks.

Half a cup of organic frozen blueberries.
Half a cup of organic frozen raspberries.
Three large strawberries.
One cup of raw organic spinach.
1 tablespoon of organic Chia seeds.
One scoop of raw hempseed protein or for a sweeter add one scoop of Vanilla Sun Warrior protien.
Half a packet of powdered wheat grass.
Half a cup of unsweetened almond milk
Half a cup of water.

Blend all ingredients in Nutribullet.

Enjoy :).
large_7CE02897ABEA833A7CCFAFEC911DD6C9.jpglarge_7CDDD315B22BD09F74E181B640CBC74B.jpglarge_7CDEF208C316FD6713AF28D2CDC8FFB7.jpglarge_7CE10A4AD30745EA5B7555314801B147.jpg

Posted by rachaelob 17:40 Archived in USA Tagged food breakfast berries yoga health nutrition nj smoothie margate Comments (0)

Cha cha cha cha changes

Do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the ones to come?

semi-overcast 45 °F

Coming home has been quite the transitional experience .
From hot to cold, solitary to social, and so much more.

I've realized that if I tell my students in yoga to speak their heart and only accept what is the truth for them and what is best for them. I need to walk the walk. You need to be completely honest with yourself, about yourself and your life and what's happening, in order to implement progressive change into your life.

Change is a powerful thing, and usually leading up to a change I can feel it coming.
As I arrived home there was an extremely powerful shift happening astrologically. A super moon, a new moon and solar eclipse all at once, can be a special moment to ignite dreams and create. It is a symbol of new beginnings.

Beginnings and endings are vital and monumental for personal growth. When we feel one of these transitions coming and we fight it, we suffer.

I thought I was coming home, to allot of firmiliarity , allot of work, and the same old. But instead I implemented some of what I learned while away, to start a conversation with myself about facing some change I've felt coming for a long time, about really following my bliss and the first step to getting what I want, even if I don't know what it is, is getting rid of what I don't want. And this is in every aspect of our lives, friends, relationship, thoughts, jobs, foods, state of being.

So here I am, starting from scratch, new outlook, new tatoo ?, new work schedule, new plan, new self improvements, new habits. And the new will only allow the best. This is an ambitious statement of a paragraph to make but basically all Im saying is Im clearing out. Starting from blank I can create a canvas of anything I want. And I see that the more I close doors of insecurity, a million new ones open to thank me for taking that step. When you are moving from a place of love, the universe will support you with goodness and give you so many reasons to smile after one moment to frown.

This being said, I came home for one week, and began planning new things, one of the first things I have in the works that is announced is a 7 week workshop series at ItsWell Yoga in Wildwood.
This beautiful studio space is filled with such loving, happy, open students. And is created by my dear hardworking friend Kristel Fillmore. It is safe to say this studio is one of my absolute favorites I have ever worked with. ACROVINYASA goodness will be filling their walls every Thursday night soon!
And the day I reached out to Kristel to plan this, her husband found out he couldn't go on her ski and yoga retreat that weekend. So BOOM an available space opened up for this retreat leaving in two days, and the lift tickets, food, lodging was all set.
Here I am left with a blank work schedule, and an opportunity to ski again, connect with new yogis, and teach ACROVINYASA!!! Besides, it was still cold when I got home, surfings a while away for me, and I make do with it what I've got.
So DUH
Off I goto Vermont!

In other news, these few days home have been wonderful, seeing those of you who Id missed. I Got to see my city again and attend AC beer fest and Garden State Film Festival. Came home just in time to celebrate the love of one of my favorite couples kelly and Stephen, kuddos on following that bliss and making that change. And I am still feeling grateful to all of you who have supported this journey and this growth in anyway. I love you all!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Life treats me beautifully when I let go of my plans and adjust to the one already out there for me.
I am letting change flow freely and being open to what is ahead. I know the universe has my back.

:) :) :) :)

large_D98713E4CBE72BD7CD6065E5C009512C.jpglarge_D986B478A01B2B86BF55E9201770B06D.jpglarge_90_D98640C995B9AC51692292A4B6E4A8A8.jpglarge_90_D985D1F2ADFB5FD2B4FDD42B724B3E87.jpgw

Posted by rachaelob 15:47 Archived in Indonesia Tagged home indonesia love yoga nj spirit growth southjersey itswellyoga Comments (0)

Goodbye Florida

Love can be found anywhere, and with anyone, you just have to choose to see it.

sunny 70 °F

I've come to love Florida more than I ever thought I would.
I used to think florida was "flat" in every sense of the word. Boring, no waves, no mountains, Flat was Florida 'word'. I was spoiled by lots of time in San Diego and told my parents I would never move to the sunshine state.

But I think, that if you spend enough time in any place or with any person, with an open mind and heart, you can grow to love them.
My dear and wise friend Sydney shared with me this experiment a few days ago, that if you ask almost anyone, this series of 36 questions and look them in the eye for a few minutes, you will begin to feel love for them. Even a stranger.
Similarly, once I put my guard down about a certain place, or person, I am able to love and feel comfortable.
It's all about what we choose to see.
It's about choosing love over the ego.
These questions in the experiment get so deep that you must let your guard down and speak from the heart rather than ego if you're being honest. It helps to show you the other person,raw, unguarded, with an open heart, which stimulates love.
My ego would say florida is lacking mountains and it's boring, filled with old people and it gets too hot. California is much more progressive, has great waves, mild temps and mountains.

But my heart can now see the laid back, warm, friendly, energy of Florida. Me and Derrick had no problem finding progressive cool places whilst cruising down 95 to Hozier with the sun beating down on us. They do get waves and the water is always warm enough to not own a wet suit. You can find positivity and great people, anywhere you go. I may not know where I will end up permanently, but because of friends and family I've been drawn to Florida quite a bit the past year and a half, and I love it.
It's all about being present where I am, and choosing to see the love.

Now I head back to Jersey where I will choose to see the love of being back at my gym and studio, having my own room and seeing firmilar faces before I leave again! I even ended up sitting right next to two family friends on the plane home Mr. And Mrs. Mooney!

Feeling grateful for my travel buddy Derrick ?, everyone who welcomed us, reconnecting with old friends, the warm weather and waves serving as a warm up for bali! I am grateful for being able to choose love. I am grateful for being privileged enough to live this life and travel. As Hozier says ' I'm so full of love I can barely eat.'
(Which might not be a bad thing after last week ?)

Posted by rachaelob 16:10 Archived in USA Tagged travel love usa florida yoga nj wanderlust ego holier Comments (0)

(Entries 1 - 4 of 4) Page [1]