Mararikkulam North, Kerala, India – Early Morning Fish Market

One early morning, I decided to go to the beach to enjoy the sounds of the waves as I practiced meditation. I was eager for the usual solitude of “our” beach, because we’re usually the only ones there! Usual solitude: What I walked into that early morning was not peaceful solitude but a thriving fish market…

Mararikkulam North, Kerala, India – Moments

India. The names conjures up a dichotomy of images from the peaceful, spiritual ideal of yoga retreats and ashrams, to the chaos of crowded cities overflowing with crime, garbage and slums. Michael and I have been in the southwestern village of Mararikkulam North for almost a month, staying at a rustic, oceanside homestay called Arakal…

Thinking About My Upcoming Ayurvedic Healing Retreat – Kerala, India

This April, I’m off to Kerala in the south of India to immerse myself for 8 nights at an Ayurveda healing and yoga resort. My coworkers from India say Kerala is known for its beaches, lush forests and animals like monkey, elephants and tigers! What I’ve read online supports my coworkers description as well as more…