I was featured in the April 2015 edition of Namaskar Magazine about my experience teaching yoga at Banteay Srey in Kampot, Cambodia.
By week 3 I was finally feeling settled into everything. I was able to find my way around. My morning meditation was done in the studio space or on the river deck. I finally learnt everyone's name. The spa bookings were full. And then it was time for me to go...
I've always wanted to do a volunteer project in Cambodia as I was inspired by the "Off the Mat, Into the World" program. After all these years living in Asia, I finally had a chunk of time in which I could do it. I had no expectations of what I would be doing, my living situation, the spa, or area. I was surprised on so many levels and so grateful that I was able to take the time out my life in Hong Kong to do this. I hope I was able to inspire those around me as much as they inspired me. So many people are doing selfless acts of service in this area of the country and the people living there touched my heart. Unfortunately it's time for me to move on but hopefully I can return someday.
My first week in Cambodia has been wonderful and welcoming! I'm so happy I made the decision to come here. I'm a volunteer yoga teacher for the Banteay Srey Project in Kampot which is a refuge for women's transformation. The trainees offer spa services such as body scrub, full massage, facials, and manicure/pedicure. Every morning we do a 30 minute morning yoga class together. Another teacher will have a stronger morning practice 9:30-11:00am while I've been teaching a more gentle flow/yin 5-6:30pm. Here's a look at the past week: