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No Mind 2015 {Festival Report}

No Mind Festival I am longing back for the tranquilty of the Swedish countryside. I’ve been there this July for No Mind festival, Europe’s biggest spirituality festival. Ängsbacka – a Spiritual Community No Mind takes place at Ängsbacka, an alternative living community in the Southeast of Sweden – and this really lured me. I am very curious to […]

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Happy Holi!

Since yesterday, India is even more colourful than usual. The festivities of Holi started – and ten thousands of people are hanging out on the streets for fun and games, bathing each other in bright neon colours. It’s a little bit like carnival. The Story behind Holi Traditionally, the Indian festival celebrates the victory of the good over […]

Suleyman Mosque in Istanbul

The Yog’s Guide to Istanbul

Are you in the mood for a little city trip? Istanbul is a fascinating city with a fresh yoga and dance scene, and the flights from Berlin are quite cheap… Part European, part Asian, the metropolis is full of contrasts. Adorned by byzantine palasts and modern architecture, colourful bazaars and beautiful mosques, the city juxtaposes […]

Weekend retreat at Sonne & Mond Yoga, Mecklenburg

Yoga Weekend in Mecklenburg: Sonne & Mond Yoga

A couple of weeks ago I just needed to escape the city. My flat in the 4th floor of a very busy Berlinian street was unbearably hot, it was impossible to close the windows at night, and I was close to throwing a bomb into the loud night café vis-à-vis. (Om Shanti!) I craved nature. The countryside. […]

Vajra Ben Ashara at his retreat center in Goa.

Vajra Ben Ashara: The Dunagiri Foundation

The dunagiri foundation for Himalayan herbal research and yogic studies preserves the rare and endangered plants of the Himalayas and empowers the village people to harvest and process them. The Yog has talked to founder Vajra Ben Ashara. Vajra Ben Ashara, you are the founder of the Dunagiri foundation in the Himalayas and the Samata […]