© 2018 by Where She Goes...

Training as a yoga teacher in India exposed me to a diverse mix of like-minded people from all over the globe. Throughout the course we shared our experiences and talents with one another, enabling us to gain far more from the month than just a yoga teaching qualif...

I’m so pleased to say that I qualified as a yoga teacher last week! And I have my 200 Hours RYS certificate to prove it! But what I’ve come to realise is that this is just the start of my yoga journey…

My month with Chandra Yoga was incredibly demanding, with 12-hou...

If anyone tells you they are travelling to Dharamsala to see the Dalai Lama, they will be heading up to McLeod Ganj, (via a very steep and winding road!) Home to thousands of Tibetan refugees who have escaped the Chinese occupancy, it is the centre of the Tibetan e...

The focus of discussion in my yogic philosophy class is usually on samadhi:  “a state of intense concentration achieved through meditation. In yoga this is regarded as the final stage, at which union with the divine is reached.” Samadhi is essentially the goal...

Triund is the crown jewel of Dharamsala. Set at 9325 ft (2,842 metres) above sea level, Triund offers breathtaking views of Kangra Valley on one side and the Dhauladhar Mountains on the other. It’s not the easiest attraction to reach, as the 9km trek from McLeod Ga...

Classes were cancelled yesterday for a full day of complete digestive cleansing (varisara dhauti), something I crudely called ‘shit day!’ This practice encourages bowel movement through the consumption of salty water. The participant has to drink 2 glasses of warm...

I'm surprised that it's taken me this long to talk about yoga asana- the physical postures and poses which lie at the heart of Western yoga. Whilst asana is still my favourite part of yoga, learning about its other components has been invaluable to my practice. Eve...

Hidden in the Himachal Pradesh district of the Himalayas is the hippie village of Dharamkot, approximately 2km outside of McLeodGanj. Whilst the Dalai Lama’s hometown has its wealth of shops and attractions (blog post to follow), it can get quite hectic with the co...

This morning I experienced yogic cleansing- or shatkarma- for the first time (which literally translates to ‘six actions’). The shatkarmas consist of six groups of purification practices that aim to create harmony in the body by balancing the three doshas: kap...

Sorry I haven’t blogged much in the last couple of days but unfortunately I’ve been quite unwell. I thought I might have strengthened my  ‘Asian immunity’ after numerous trips to the continent, but India is a totally different ball game not to be underestimated! My...

My biggest challenge on the yoga teacher training course was always going to be the morning meditation because a). I hate mornings and b). I am useless at sitting still. At home there’s no point talking to me until I’ve had my morning coffee because I can’t summon...

To celebrate the start of the course we all took part in an opening fire ceremony. The ritual (also known as a Homa) consists of mantras and offerings such as ghee, samagree (fragrant medicinal herbs) and grains which are thrown onto the fire. The practice has been...

I've finally arrived at Chandra Yoga, following 26 hours of door-to-door travelling. After surviving on a cocktail of Gatorade and coffee, my tired traveller's body isn't feeling like a model 'temple'. Failing to commemorate the last mouthful of caffeine and chewin...

Please reload

RECENT POSTS:
RECENT POSTS:
ABOUT ME

My name is Katie and I'm passionate about the power of storytelling and how we can use it in our everyday lives to consciously create the lives that we want to lead. That's my why. The what is that I'm a coach, writer, yoga teacher, speaker and the founder of a yoga life coaching company called YOCO. I am also incredibly proud to be a part of 4D HumanBeing, an international leadership development and communication skills company.

Last year brought about a lot of exciting change: I got married to my best friend in June and we moved to the USA in August! We're currently living in Charlotte, North Carolina and we plan to travel all over the Americas. So we will be blogging about our adventures, our experiences as expats and our relationships, with ourselves, each other and our new community. This is a blog about everyday wellness; the yoga that happens off the mat; but mostly, it's a blog about being well and truly human. Here are some examples:

-I quit vipassana (a 10-day silent retreat) after 26 hours.

-I often often skip shavasana and yet, if you click here you'll find a whole article on the benefits of this lying down posture at the end of a yoga practice.

-I became a vegan, simply because it made me feel morally better than everyone else. Turns out I like eggs more than morals.

-I set up Monday evening Spanish Night to motivate Dan and I to learn a language. In reality, Spanish night involves us drinking Rioja and eating tapas. 

 

  • Black Instagram Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon
  • Facebook Social Icon

June 17, 2019

January 22, 2019

October 23, 2018

September 24, 2018

July 14, 2018

November 1, 2017

September 30, 2017

September 20, 2017

March 31, 2017

February 27, 2017

January 27, 2017

January 5, 2017

December 28, 2016

December 21, 2016

December 13, 2016

November 27, 2016

Please reload