TRACKS

2014-07-19



a beautiful movie for rainy nights. she's so her own hero.

for some people it might be strange to just wanna be by themselves but it might be the most precious source for digging for gold in yourself.

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RIDE ~ BREATHE ~ EAT

2014-07-16



it's gonna be a good day to have a good day! join the Longboard Girls Crew Austria and me for longboarding, yoga and yummy food.


click here for more infos and don't forget to bring your swimming things.

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GOLDEN RIDE MAGAZINE – SURF YOGA FLOW

2014-07-14


surfing and yoga are two of our favourite things in summer. that's why anita fuchs, editor-in-chief and photographer of golden ride magazine, and me got up early morning at sunrise and captured a surf yoga flow for all the lucky ones beneath you who are gonna go on a surf trip soon. 

we play with dynamic movements, balance and flexibility to build up power and stamina. so you'll be the one who catches the wave – and not the wave is gonna catch you.

additionally to all the inspiring stories of this summer issue that wanna make you go far far away to I am especially happy about the feature about sophie friedel – the-always-smiling-and-always-carrying-peace-in-her-heart-girl – who presents some great slide trick tips for longboarders. 

a very special thanks goes to Christine Stiessel who contributed ideas to the surf yoga flow and refined it. thank you for creating such a profound base that I will build on my continually journey after an enriching year at yogawege teacher training.

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PORTUGAL DIARIES

2014-07-09


glowing roads,
smell of pines,
bleeding knees,
mighty waves,
feathers in the sand

& pure hearts.


I am gonna go for less pictures and more music to keep it vibrating. you are very welcome to jump on this ride with the portugaldiaries spotify playlist.

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BLONDY WETSUITS. I LIKE THAT! WHAT IS IT?

2014-06-10


dog days are over when we all went in black unisex wetsuits to water. high five to two spanish girls that join feminine shapes and colours that make girls feel ride pretty. I dare to say normcore is over. hola blondy wetsuits!

who is blondy wetsuits? 
we are two sea lovers in search of a wetsuit that make us feel comfortable, sexy and unique while we enjoy the ocean and make things we love.  

when designing a wetsuit what do you always have in mind?  
women. there's more women in the water and its women who have to design womens surfer clothes. we also get inspired in our trips, people and the world that surrounds us and palmtrees pictures. 


I love your playful and flowery shoot including Louie Louie flowerpieces. let us know more about this collaboration. 
we are really happy with the collaboration. it was as simple as picking up the phone, telling LouieLouie girls we loved their flowerpieces and asking them if they wanted to make something together. we met personally the day of the shooting and the pictures are the result of the good energy that was going on between the girls who were there that day and the desire and yearning to go through with our projects.  


bit by bit even many of the big brands switch to more feminine cuts and brighter colours for wetsuits. what do you think will be the next big thing? or rather how would you imagine your dream wetsuit if there would be no limitations productional? 
a friend of mine dreams with the idea of having wetsuits that you could put them on like spray. well, why not? when we are designing a new collection we have so many ideas and options we go crazy, there are so many things we wanna try and that havent been done yet. our objective is to dress up women in the water and make them feel beautiful with trendy designs.

what's the coldest place you found yourself surfing with a blondy wetsuit? 
the coldest place has been Hendaye, France. a february stormy day of this winter. while we were in the water it started hailing heavily. it was extremly cold for a girl from the south of Spain. 

what makes you smile?
it's easy to make us smile, but if I had to choose I would say dancing, catching a good wave, surfing new spots and when tomorrow isn't the same than today. 


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RIP CURL – THIS SUMMER IS GONNA BE BRIGHT

2014-06-03


I've never been that princess kind of girl. I must admit that I slightly felt like one when I got that surprise package by Rip Curl, all neatly wrapped up in a pineapple. opening the pineapple revealed a neon shorty wetsuit and bikinis. 

maybe you know the story about "three secrets for cinderella". one night she opens a hazelnut and there she gets a beautiful dress for a ball night to meet her prince and of course she rides a white horse to get to his castle.

hello real life. I went to a lake with ma boy, we rented a boat and heard deer rustle in the woods.

thank you
~ ♡ ~ ♡ ~ ♡~

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HAVE LOVE WILL TRAVEL

2014-05-12


for the girls with messy hair & thirsty hearts.
dream away this monday with my wanderlust mix for INDIE Magazine.

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THE NUMINOUS. I LIKE THAT! WHAT IS IT?

2014-04-24


Ruby Warrington moves light-footed between fashion, culture and modern cosmic thinking in her technicolor dream world called The Numinous. it's a miraculous place for material girls that hold dear of the mystical world. this is where genious sweaters and the magic happen.

what's your zodiac sign and how much of its characteristics is true? 
I’m an aries, and typical of my sign in many ways. I’m very positive, straightforward and honest, and I like to do things my own way. but I’m also impatient and often have to discipline myself to see a project through to the end as I’m always getting excited about the next new idea.

what is the numinous in a few sentences? 
“numinous” is a magical word which literally means “that which is unknown and unknowable.” I’ve used it as the title for my online magazine, which covers everything mystical through a fashion forward lifestyle lens. So many people in the fashion and beauty industry are deeply mystical creatures, and it seemed crazy to me that until now there was no media platform where these two worlds could co-exist in appreciative harmony!

acro yoga superstar Chelsey Korus wearing The Numinous

your shirts are such a perfect symbol of the blend of the mystical and material world. how do you keep the balance between those two worlds? 
by not trying to be anything that I’m not, and at the same time honouring all parts of myself. while I’m fascinated by every aspect of what I call “now age” spirituality – be it astrology, sound healing or shamanism – I also love beautiful things, and actually embracing both the mystical and the material feels like balance to me. like I’m deeply appreciative of my yoga practise, but I was never going to be the kind of yogi who went off to meditate on an ashram for months at a time.

do you have any ritual to give yourself a treat?
a shaman recently told me I need to get a massage at least every two weeks, as I hold a lot of emotional tension in my body. this was music to my ears. I love nothing better than a deep tissue massage to relax me mentally and physically, and this used to be my treat – but now I look on it as a necessity. 


I just soaked up the articles about a weekly williamsburg spirit seance and full moon ceremonies on your website. where did you have your most numinous experience ever?  
it was actually in a kundalini yoga class. in the long meditation at the end of class I experienced a very profound psychic connection to my father, which came from nowhere as a vision in which I experienced his deep sadness about us not being in contact properly for a long time. I was in floods of tears afterwards, and contacted him to plan a short road trip together a couple of months later. It was the first time we’d spent time together “just us” for about 15 years, and was deeply healing for our relationship. Another time I had a very vivid dream about a beautiful ginger cat – just like the one I adopted a few weeks later, who I believe used the dream to “choose” me as it’s owner. to me, both these experiences were examples of The Numinous – the energy that connects every living being to one another across time and space – in action.

do you have a mantra for these days and would you like to share it? 
“there is no such thing as the wrong answer.”


Ruby is a british lifestyle writer living in NY. she writes for numerous magazines and papers such as Sunday Times Style in the UK and she has a regular wellness column on lululemon.

mystical material girls, these sweaters make both of your hearts leap for joy. order via shop@thenuminous.net

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GOLDEN RIDE – NEW ISSUE, NEW LOOK

2014-04-22


what a nice hanging out. just me, my hammock and the magazine that I just crowned to be the most beautiful and adventurous all girls boardsports magazine I know. golden ride got a relaunch and it suits it so well! past whales wearing hats, indie bikini brands, intense playground workouts and an awareness-raising story about our consumer behaviour this issue takes us straight to the ocean. with its step off the beaten track the magazine has grown and gained depth and I am super happy to be a part of it with my contribution about the "art of attention".

here's a little preview of the world of packed backpacks, cut-off shorts and fully scrawled over travel diaries.


Anita Fuchs, Nathalie Gandrille and Kristian Kimmel, this whohooo is for you: whohooo!

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GOOD MORNINGS

2014-04-16


mornings - krista marie starr ~ yoga teacher from Viktor Cahoj on Vimeo.

the morning is an innocent time of the day. small rituals might help to focus and center ourselves so the rest of our life is gonna be big, I mean even bigger.

"mornings" is a short film series looking at morning rituals. 
how do your rituals look like?

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ENJOY YOUR MAGIC CARPET RIDE

2014-04-15


in my understanding you don't need the best and most expensive yoga mat from the beginning. the best mat doesn't make you the best yogi. however it should be non-slip, comfortable and eco friendly and it should come in a colour that makes you feel energized and sturdy. 


at this moment I can't imagine happier mats than the magic carpet yoga mats. all designs are hand drawn by Sophie Leininger. they are non-toxic, phtalate-free and sustainably printed in California. check them beauties out and enjoy the magic ride.

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PATAGONIA – DO MORE WITH LESS

2014-04-13


tasting the sky and sending a deeply rooted high 5 to patagonia for this kewl tie-dye shirt from their summer 2014 yoga collection.

it's not just juicy and comfortable but environmentally conscious as well. check out patagonia's ambassadors enjoying some of the most beautiful places and reimagine a world where we take only what nature can replace.

thanks a lot, like a lot!

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BE LIKE THE TREES

2014-02-24


stand tall and proud
inhale, exhale
remember your roots
drink plenty of water
enjoy the view

artwork by müge yilmaz

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GET SHRED READY WITH ANNA LANGER

2014-02-21

yoga is one of the best means to get your body, mind and soul ready for the mountains.

the various strengthening and lengthening exercises don’t only prepares bones and muscles for the action up hill, but also trains the mind to focus, balance, and stay calm in all situations. and since everything just flows that little bit smoother with proper inspiration, this whole sequence was shot in front of the perfect winter backdrop in a little Bavarian forest to add some external motivation.

with a bit of yoga experience you can obviously try some of the poses on your next walk or in your favourite nature spot just make sure you have tried them before and are absolutely confident with their execution as we will not take any liability for any mishaps!


 
start standing in Tadasana with your feet hip-width apart, outer sides of feet parallel to the sides of your mat. have the knees slightly bent and your pelvis upright (tailbone slightly tucked without losing the curve in the lower back). open your arms and palms towards the sky and charge yourself up with nature's energy in Prana Mudra. Close your eyes and take a couple of deep breaths here to center yourself and ignite the practice. 


eyes still closed, swipe your arms up until palms meet and cross all fingers except index fingers and thumbs for the centering Sampurna Mudra. exhale lower your hands exhaling through the midline and bring them in front of your heart. repeat as many times as you like – or until you feel really focused and centered.

Uttanasana

exhale, bend your knees and bow forward for Uttanasana. bend knees so much (or little) that your finger tips reach the ground. inhale lengthen your spine (and bend knees more if you have to), exhale round and bow again. repeat 3 times. add a couple rounds of Sun Salutations to get the energy moving and the muscles warmed up. You can use any variation / style that you know or like. if youre not familiar with any yet, there is a bunch of video tutorials on YouTube.

Utkatasana

continue from Uttanasana by rotating your hands so palms face forward and thumbs out to the sides. Exhale, bend your knees and sit back until your thighs are almost parallel to the floor and you can still see your big toes (if not, carefully bring your weight more to your heels until you can). inhale and sweep your arms up for Utkatasana, palms facing each other. make sure your knees dont drop in to the middle but keep them pointing in the same direction as your toes. This is a great pose to strengthen your thighs, insides of the thighs and the knees! before staying, well add a little dynamic flow to get in the right energy. exhale bow forward again and straighten legs for Uttanasana, inhale sit back and sweep arms up again. repeat a couple of times, then stay with your arms overhead when exhaling. play with the alignment of your pelvis to make sure your lower back is neither hollow nor flat but in a smooth, long curve. breath deeply and evenly through your nose. after 6 to12 breaths, exhale and bend forward, straighten your legs, grab hold of opposite elbows and swing your upper body from side to side for a couple of breaths.

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SEE YOU IN THE WOODS

2014-02-18


girl and boy scouts, maybe you remember the "we wood" call for entries a year ago. finally it's getting on, scout promise.

never stop wondering.
never stop wandering.

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O'NEILL NEBELHORN CLASSICS // CANCELLED

2014-02-06


for quite some time I want to try split boarding and finally it's happening! join the o'neill nebelhorn classics freeride festival for freeride coachings, many great workshops and contests.

this one's for all backcountry fans that are interested in a responsible-minded interaction with nature and adventure and who love drawing lines into untouched snow.

february 20th – 23th
nebelhorn, oberstdorf 

due to bad snow conditions in the back country the event was cancelled yesterday.

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THE ACID

2014-02-05


The Acid: Basic Instinct on Nowness.com

the acid is a project by ry x and ry x is cool.

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YOGA CONFERENCE WELS

2014-02-04


I am still suffering from a muscle hangover and a light heart from this weekend's yoga conference in Wels. when I know one thing that is important to me it is to never forget to play. whether it's in my creativity or in handling situations in everyday life. the same is true of yoga. as soon as I get too serious about the asanas, the breathing or the studying for my teacher training I'm stuck.

teachers like alexandra harfield, daniel scott or the kim brothers showed me how good it is to bring your own creativity, humour and a playful approach to yoga. thank you for demonstrating that yoga is not a rigid system.

love is patient. love is kind.

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A HOME AWAY FROM HOME

2014-01-30


you can find it anywhere.
last weekend I found it in Munich. thank you for having me.

there was a big response to an article I shared on facebook. every girl with itchy feet should read it. don't date a girl who travels vs. date a girl who travels. enjoy reading.

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IT'S ALWAYS SUMMER SOMEWHERE – SURF WITH AMIGAS

2014-01-28

 

winter is picking up pace slowly in Austria. not so in Nicaragua and at other exotic locations where surf with amigas runs its surf & yoga adventure retreats. give yourself a super natural treat between warm waves, volcano hikes and restorative yoga sessions and even get your gallop on. Holly Beck, a professional surfer, and her team will make your trip both challenging your body and inspiring your mind. and as traveling always comes along with acting in a responsible way towards nature and locals you can do your bit to a better world while your stay.



what is waiting for us at a surf with amigas surf & yoga retreat?
hot weather, warm water, new friends, and lots of adventures. we like to keep a loose schedule and plan activities around the best waves and the desires of the individual group. you will have plenty of solo time if you like, but most people find the group environment to be super supportive, healing, and hilariously tons of fun. it all starts with surfing, then eating awesome food, then a restorative yoga session, then an awesome afternoon activity – more surfing, or horseback riding on the beach, volcano hiking, volunteering with local kids, sunset cocktails with a gorgeous view. we film every session and go over the footage to help you improve your surfing.


is there something we need to bring?
the most important things to bring are a positive attitude and an adventurous spirit. of course, sunscreen, a bikini that stays on (so you won't have to worry about it while you're surfing), a pair of jeans for horseback riding, and sturdy shoes for volcano hiking are also important.

besides surfing and yoga we can also give back with surf with amigas. please tell us about waves of hope.
surf with amigas has partnered with the non-profit waves of hope at our northern nicaragua location. waves of hope is dedicated to improving the lives of community members primarily through education. we're really excited about the new high school that we've built which will open in february 2014. it's a great way to get to know the local community and feel like you've made a little difference in the world.

is there any more else that's coming up in 2014?
in 2014 we are adding costa rica to our list of destinations, something we're really excited about. we have a lot ladies who have been on 2, 3 and even 4 retreats with us so we are always looking for awesome new locations so that returning amigas can see somewhere new. we're hoping to add mexico to the list for 2015.


nicaragua is ... our home base. we stay at an eco-resort with amazing food, incredible people, and two good waves within walking distance that are really uncrowded. it's great for surfers of all levels and particularly ladies who have never surfed before. we love pushing ladies into their very first wave and helping them reach their goals in the water.

el salvador is … for hard-core surfers or ladies who want to become hard-core surfers. we surf surf surf, mostly at the right point right out front. if the swell is big we can drive around and explore a few secret spots that we've found over the years. it's a great place for taking your surfing to the next level in a supportive environment.

costa rica is ... our newest destination that we will kick off in april 2014. if you like long lefts, this is the spot! like el salvador, some prior surfing experience is required. we'll be surfing the world class wave of Pavones but also some less-crowded secret spots within walking distance of where we'll stay. plenty of jungle hikes will go down!

phillipines are ...
intensely beautiful. it's a bit of a mission to get there (at least from the US) but well worth it. crystal clear water, rainbow fish covered reef, and really fun waves. this retreat is best for advanced beginner and intermediate surfers since we'll be surfing over reef, but every session will be by boat and an adventure in itself. we'll check out waterfalls, go snorkeling, and even ride water buffalos!

if you are keen on a dry run and a bit of mental training make sure you don't miss Holly's great how to videos. they are not just informative but fun as hell as well.

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NEVEREVER


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BALI - WAITING FOR THEM WAVES

2014-01-20


 super duper surf leggings by O'Neill



photos by Anita Fuchs

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IT'S ALWAYS SUMMER SOMEWHERE – SURF SISTAS

2014-01-17


being back in Vienna I am missing the good girls sessions we had. the good thing is: after the trip is before the trip and that's why I start a small surf & yoga series presenting some of the brightest surf & yoga retreats between the pacific and the indian ocean. and don't worry if you are considering to go alone. going to a camp on my own some years ago was the best thing I could do. since then we chase together places.

known as shameless followers of the sun surf sistas are offering surf & yoga retreats at the most playful destinations you can imagine. swap this crazy winter weather for endless sunshine and cheeky waves instead and let the good times roll among like-minded girls.


what is waiting for us at a surf sistas' surf & yoga retreats?
a very warm welcome; real progress with your surfing – whether you are learning for the first time or building on existing skills; time to recharge & connect with the ocean and yourself; amazing memories made with new friends; and just a really fun experience with lots of laughter! we have lots of trips to choose from; surf & yoga retreats, island hopping surfaris, surf road trips, cycle surfaris, weekends and courses. All of our trips include full daily surf coaching with our experienced instructors, we have lots of regulars who have surfed all over the world with us and we are stoked to become part of your surf journey.  


is there something we need to bring?
swimwear, comfy clothing for yoga, beach towel, sun block, and a smile ... if you are joining us in Portugal, France, Morocco or the UK you will need a wetsuit but we can provide one if you don't have your own.

what's coming up in 2014?
we're really excited about 2014, first up we have our surf road trips and surf & yoga retreats in Costa Rica, then we are headed to Bali for our island surf & yoga surfari. 
we are shameless followers of summer so as soon as it shows its face in Europe we will be back in the UK with a full schedule of surf weekends, retreats and courses in Cornwall and Wales. we also have surf & yoga retreats in France and Portugal from September through to november, the perfect escape from the onset of colder autumn days in Northern Europe. plus a cheeky return to Bali in October for another island surfari.

we have a new online surf sistas boutique and we have some new products up our sleeves for that which we hope everyone will love. plus new for summer 2014 we will be running SUP sista days and weekends on the South Coast in the UK.



Bali is ... turquoise seas, perfect waves, white sand beaches & coral hearts, temples, offerings, chatting in the shade of the warung, being in the right place on the right tide, stories about sharks that turn out to be rocks or dugongs, boat rides, snorkel trips, bintang o'clock, nasi goreng. 

Cornwall is…  home sweet home! white to green week, road trips, friendly beach breaks, cool coffee shops, post surf cornish pasties.

Wales is... Gwen's home, hiking over the dunes, blue skies, getting lost along country lanes, the best accent, pubs, long beach walks, camping, singing songs! 

Costa Rica is... hammock time! waking to howler monkeys, surfing glassy perfection at dawn, avocados, more hammock time, scorchio days, reggae nights, turtles, and 'going to sunset'. 

France is... sand dunes, barrels and baguettes, messing about by the pool, SUPing on the lake, the glamour of Biarritz, the cool of Hossegor, the best ice-cream, and cycling in the pine forests.

Portugal is...
Sangria!  oh and lush uncrowded breaks (we don't go peak season!), fresh air, fresh fish, gorgeous white washed villas, tranquil Yoga sessions, the tinkle of cowbells.


if you like surf sista's pictures as much as I do don't miss to visit kate czucszman's page.

oh, and surf sistas are running a fabulous contest on instagram for anyone sending them a #surfsistagram. check out all the details and prizes here.


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