Adventure

Posted by Adventure on May 10, 2013 in Adventure
~ By Jeff Liffmann   In August of 2009, I made a spontaneous decision with a few friends to take a trip from Buenos Aires, Argentina to the Patagonian ski resort of Bariloche. We walked to the bus station, purchased our tickets, took the Subte (subway) home, packed our bags, and 4 hours after making the initial decision to go, we were on a 20+ hour bus ride across the width of Argentina...
Posted by Adventure on May 3, 2013 in Adventure
~ By Jeff Liffman Sometime in the fall of 2011, I approached Boston yoga teacher Ame Wren. At the time, Ame was little more than a stranger to me. I had begun taking her classes earlier that Fall and, as one body in a room of more than 50, I was undoubtedly little more than a stranger to her. In fact, the whole world of yoga was new to my life. I had taken a handful of classes over the years and...
Posted by admin on April 26, 2013 in Adventure
There’s freedom from what others think once you get beyond the fear. Typically, we censor ourselves in order to retain “their” approval.  Well, I lost that censorship on this journey. It was stripped from me, through a series of events that began with risking rejection and publicly asking to go on a journey that was seemingly very ill-suited for me. None of it made any sense.  Go to a...
Posted by admin on April 19, 2013 in Adventure
The number was 8. That’s how many days of motorcycle riding I had under my belt between Wanderlust California and India. Now, it was time to go…up.  Every piece of me wanted to prove that I too could hug the curves of the Himalayan Mountains. But as I walked up to the guys next to all the bikes, with my helmet in hand, I had say to our leader, Anand, “Not today, I’m not ready.” He always...
Posted by Adventure on April 12, 2013 in Adventure
There’s only one thing more frightening than riding a motorcycle on the cliffs of the Himalayas, and that’s life without cell phone reception. Let me qualify that this was no mere digital fast to see if I could exist without cellular communication, as yogis often attempt.  It was true fear when, after arriving in India for this adventure that would see me motor my way through the highest...
Posted by Adventure on April 5, 2013 in Adventure
You don’t go to Wanderlust to face your fear of death, or so I thought. If you’re anything like me you pack yoga gear, maybe a swimsuit and your iPod for the plane. You decide which of the amazing classes you will be torn to choose from, and you most certainly pick the Lucy Tent to hear the great Dr. Wayne Dyer speak (pictured, right).   But, fear? No, I didn’t see it headed my way. As a...