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A mindful podcast

Begüm, originally from Istanbul, but living in Frankfurt and member of our English Yoga Meetup community has recently launched her own podcast about mindfulness. Tune in!   1. Begüm, what gave you the idea to start this project? It is true that most yoga classes start with a short breathing exercise for around 5 min. and then we start moving our body. But the main reason that people go to yoga classes is to move their body and most of us avoid working on our minds. My mind was so busy like a jungle that I would instantly open my eyes whenever there is a bugging thought coming to my mind. It took me a while to let those thoughts...

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Handmade yoga bags - from Munich with love

Alison, you create yoga bags and travel accessories? How did you come up with this idea? Yes, that's right! The inspiration for Wanderess Gear was derived of 3 things: my passion for creating, my passion for travel and my love of organization (Marie Kondo, anyone?). My soul is happiest when I am creating...and I was looking to find a way to turn my passion into work. Honestly, it was the Autumn of 2017 when the idea just popped into my head! I had lived the previous year mostly in Munich, Germany with my husband who was called over on an extended business trip. A 5-month stay in a hotel turned into 8 months and once I was back home in Greenville, South...

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The Community

The English Yoga Meetup is a community of very talented yogis. ur yoga community is full of awesome individuals with fantastic projects, skills and passions. We invite the yoga community here to share their offerings -  whether you're an entrepreneur, a freelancer or an employee for a company that stands for something truly good. 

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Our 3 yoga travel crushes

Need some vacation? How about a yoga retreat? There are a lot of tour operators that organize trips, that include yoga as well as adventure and cultural experiences. Here are our favorite 3 picks of the week:   4 Days Urban Yoga Retreat in the heart of Barcelona      8 Days Yoga Retreat at Luxury Alpine Chalet in Samoëns, France   8 Days Beginner and Intermediate Yoga and Surf Camp in Bensafrim, Portugal    

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The perfect mat - picked by the community

There is a mat out there for everyone. Here are the best picks chosen by the English Yoga Meetup community. The allrounder matThe Bodhi mat is very universal. You can use it for your home practice, in the studio or even outdoors. It has a good grip and is very reliable. The mat is made of natural rubber and  can be cleaned easily. It just takes a little moment until it is dry. This is the perfect hassle free go-to mat for beginners and intermediates. It is also the model that I use the most in my classes. Check it out here.     The eco mat The yoga mat is made of natural cork. It comes in a nice...

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