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Why We Choose Sattvic Places to Stay

Why We Choose Sattvic Places to Stay

I always choose sattvic places to stay when organising a pilgrimage, but why? And what exactly IS a sattvic place? These are questions I get asked often, and to answer them, first we need to know exactly what “sattvic” means.

4 Sacred Trees of Nepal

4 Sacred Trees of Nepal

Do you know the 4 sacred trees of Nepal? In a country of ancient spirituality and rich greenery, it’s no surprise that the two have combined. Here in the land of the Himalayas you’ll find the most sacred trees in Hinduism, and in the world. […]

5 Charismatic Birds of Nepal

5 Charismatic Birds of Nepal

The birds of Nepal are multi-coloured and many. Nepal is famous for its biodiversity and we’re lucky we get to see plenty of them all year around, from our garden!

Day 3: Healing Himalayan Sunsets Over Annapurna

Day 3: Healing Himalayan Sunsets Over Annapurna

On the third day of our pilgrimage to Khopra Danda, we climb up into the clouds of the Himalayas, where we confront our emotions and release them with the beauty and power of creation itself.

Day 2: Deeper into the Himalayan Jungle

Day 2: Deeper into the Himalayan Jungle

On the second day of our pilgrimage to Khopra Danda, we learn to worship the sun and commune with Mother Nature, nourishing our souls with the silence of the jungle and the inspiration of a yogi who lives alone there.

The First Trekkers in Nepal After COVID-19

The First Trekkers in Nepal After COVID-19

Being the first trekkers in Nepal after COVID was something incredibly special. Day 1: we visit Galeshwor Dham, a holy Shiva temple and arrive in the pretty village of Swanta.

5 Top Spiritual Places to Visit in Nepal

5 Top Spiritual Places to Visit in Nepal

The Himalayas are known for being one of the most mystical destinations in the world, but what are the top spiritual places to visit in Nepal? We’ve selected 5 of our favourite spiritual sites in Nepal so you can plan your annual pilgrimage to the […]

5 Must Visit Holy Lakes of Nepal’s Annapurna Region

5 Must Visit Holy Lakes of Nepal’s Annapurna Region

These holy lakes of Nepal’s Annapurna Region are some of the most beautiful in the world and make an incredible destination for trekking and pilgrimages, but they’re no ordinary lakes. These are Nepal’s holy lakes with high spiritual energy and command special meditation on their […]

The Amazing Secret of Ashoka Trees

The Amazing Secret of Ashoka Trees

In the sacred text, the Ramayana, the Ashoka tree is mentioned to have a special power. That power is stress reduction! Sita is said to have meditated under an Ashoka, making them famous for their calming energy. What is an Ashoka Tree? The Ashoka tree […]

Why We Pray to Ganesha Before Mantras

Why We Pray to Ganesha Before Mantras

Why do we always start mantras praying to Ganesha? There is a very mystical reason! Mantras are a part of spiritual practice. Especially when using the Sanskrit language, chanting mantras are one path towards Samadhi and work wonders for spiritual healing, awakening and worship. In […]

7 Places with High Shakti Energy: North India

7 Places with High Shakti Energy: North India

Divine is everywhere, sure, but as a traveller, I can’t deny that some places have much higher vibes than others. For me, these are usually sacred places connected with the goddess, Shakti, the great mother or divine feminine. These places have touched my heart, so, […]

Navratri – 9 Nights of the Goddess

Navratri – 9 Nights of the Goddess

Navratri – 9 nights of the goddess. How does it feel to you? Traditionally, it is one of the most important festivals in Hinduism and follows the story of how the supreme shakti, Goddess Durga, defeats demons and uses her goodness to overcome evil. Astrologically, […]

The Spiritual Significance of Varanasi

The Spiritual Significance of Varanasi

Words by Kave Sharma. Photos by Ellie Pierpoint. Varanasi is one of the most popular places to visit in India for its spiritual importance, historical architecture, temples, sadhus, tantric practitioners and the holy river Ganges, in fact, you could say that Varanasi is the heart […]

Trekking to Chamunda | Vlog 02

Trekking to Chamunda | Vlog 02

One of the most beautiful and challenging treks in India – Chamunda Hill Trek in Himachal Pradesh. We pass through gorgeous forest with views for miles, finally getting lost in the fog before we reach our destination: Chamunda Devi Temple. As followers of Kali, we […]

Triund Trek in Monsoon | Vlog 01

Triund Trek in Monsoon | Vlog 01

Triund Trek is near Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, India. We decided to trek to Triund during Monsoon season – it ended very wet! What started as a sunny June day turned into a nightmare storm, leaving us stuck on the trail! If you’re interested in what monsoon […]

The Powerful Symbolism of Lord Shiva

The Powerful Symbolism of Lord Shiva

Have you ever wondered what all the symbolism of Shiva meant? Maybe you’ve felt drawn to Lord Shiva’s powerful energy but not sure why? As the father of yoga and a strong symbol of masculinity, consciousness and transformation, Shiva is celebrated around the world, so […]

7 Magical Reasons to Visit Nepal

7 Magical Reasons to Visit Nepal

Whether it’s a trekking tour or a meditation retreat in Nepal, you’ll find lifechanging magic abounds in this mystical mountain region. There are so many places to visit in Nepal, combining breath-taking landscapes with deep spirituality, something you can’t always find at your average yoga […]

Hatha Yoga You Can Do at Home

Hatha Yoga You Can Do at Home

This video is of a full hatha yoga class you can do at home! It can be done anywhere, in the woods, on the beach, in your living room. It takes 40-60 minutes but you can make it as fast or slow as you like […]

Shakti Power: Hinduism’s 3 Goddesses

Shakti Power: Hinduism’s 3 Goddesses

Alongside Hinduism’s trinity of Gods, we have the Goddesses who rule beside them – they say that behind every great man is a great woman! These leading ladies have a number of other incarnations and names, but for now let’s learn the basics. Who are […]

The Mystery of Kalimath

The Mystery of Kalimath

Not many people have even heard of Kalimath, let alone visited there, but it happens to be one of my favourite places in India for its seriously strong spiritual energy, mysterious trekking routes and happy, positive vibes. Where is Kalimath? Kalimath is situated in Rudraprayag, […]