Bikini blitz challenge

So I’ve decided to take another challenge… this challenge is a 6 week bikini blitz to get a summer body. This challenge also incorporates doing yoga everyday as well as attending yoga classes three times a week. I have really gotten into yoga in the last couple of weeks, it has helped me focus and most of all clear my mind of all the rubbish that floats around and weighs me down everyday. It has also allowed to learn how to let go of things in my life that don’t serve me any purpose but to annoy me and to play on my mind without needing to. Yoga is also of course is a good form of exercise, and will be one of the only forms of exercise that will be possible in the middle of the amazon rainforest. Therefore, I’m building up my repertoire of yoga phrases and poses that will serve me well when in a remote place, as well as giving me a small part of a very busy day to just relax. Taking time to set my sankalpa (something of immense importance to you that you dedicate your yoga practice to) and spend a part of each day for myself reflecting on my days work will help me get the most out of my six months in this amazing place.  Continue reading “Bikini blitz challenge”

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30DaysWild…half way through

I have completed 15 days of my 30DaysWild challenge, which encouraged me to get outside every single day. This challenge has inspired me to do new things, such as talk to young kids about deforestation (my back to school blog), share my drawings and photographs on instagram, listen to the dawn chorus.  Continue reading “30DaysWild…half way through”

Back to school

After my experience at Crees, I have wanted to grab any opportunity to spread the word about the impact humans are having on the rainforest. What better way to do this than to talk to children, young children that are naive and let there minds wander and create different imaginary worlds for themselves, minds that are malleable. I will not name the school I went to… but if they read my blog they will know who they are. These children will grow up wanting to be a million different things as they evolve and grow,  and even if the time I spent  with them inspires just a handful of them to make a change in their lives, it will have been worth it. Continue reading “Back to school”

Float like a butterfly… sting like a bee

The research at the MLC based on Orchid bees (Euglossa) was by far the most interesting piece of research… in my opinion. For me these little bees were fascinating, as was the research. The reasoning behind this project was to explore more into the world of orchids and the bees that pollinate them as they have a symbiotic relationship – the orchids depend on the bees to pollination and reproduction, in return, the bees get fragrance compounds they use during courtship displays. Continue reading “Float like a butterfly… sting like a bee”

Growing the future

As part of my time in the Manu Learning Centre (MLC), I was lucky enough to get the chance to go to Salvacion, the closest settlement to the MLC. it wasn’t exactly an easy journey, across the river on a boat and then a two hour climb up into the mountains. The reason for the visit was to spend two days creating a biogarden for a family who lived on the outskirts of the village. One element of the work that Crees carry out is to help local people become more sustainable and more efficient in every day life. One of the ways this is achieved is to build families biogardens which provide income for the household, as well as home grown food that is beneficial to their health. This is also beneficial to Crees who can start to trade directly from Salvacion rather than getting in produce from Cusco. Continue reading “Growing the future”

~ One moment would you capture it .. or let it slip? ~

So, one of my passions in life is photography. When applying to one of my uni courses,  Marine & Natural History Photography,  I had to submit a portfolio of 10 photos that told a sequential story about my passion for photography. This, I have to admit, was scary as most of my photography had been from a holiday perspective that basically were just nice looking photos. SO having to show my talent in photography was difficult as I’ve never been taught any of the actual techniques that you need when taking really professional photos.  Continue reading “~ One moment would you capture it .. or let it slip? ~”