First month locked in!

A big thank you goes out to Roxanne Giles, director of Bikram Yoga Maroochydore who has sponsored my first 30 day challenge!

As I begin contacting studios around the world to lock in my destinations, it’s a great feeling knowing my home studio on the Sunshine Coast is supporting me from the word go by providing my first month of yoga on the house!

When I started planning my 12 destinations about 2 years ago, hunching over a world map, excitedly attaching little post-it notes representing each studio, I realised what a tortuous process this was going to be.

There are so many studios around the world to choose from – some countries have studios with just a few blocks separating them, others have only one! And yet there are loads of countries still without any.

Whittling down the long list of countries to a diverse cross section, I realised I had to include Australia. Not just to showcase my country but also my home studio, as a way of saying thank you to Roxanne and all the instructors at Maroochydore, since that’s where the inspiration for this journey began.

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5 Responses to First month locked in!

  1. Chrissy November 7, 2008 at 5:04 pm #

    Matt, how did you possibly brainstorm all these amazing ideas on your own over the past 2 years? Congrats on the sponsorship–that’s so cool! xx

  2. Matt November 11, 2008 at 12:01 pm #

    Hi Chrissy, well I have a great support team, family and friends. Funny, one of my most valued friends and supporters is also named… Oh Chrissy Steinmetz, is that you?! 🙂

  3. Tanya November 25, 2008 at 11:58 am #

    Hi Matt!

    I was lucky enough to complete my first 30 day challenge at Bikram Maroochydore, too! Rox is one amazing lady … I learnt so much from her!

    Good luck with your quest!



  4. Matt November 25, 2008 at 9:04 pm #

    Hi Tanya, so were you on holidays from Canada (checked out your Canadian Mountain Holidays blog) or are you living in Australia now? There are a few studio’s in B.C but are they close to you?

    If it’s ok I might drop you a line later to ask for some advice on locations when I come through Canada on my trip!

    Thanks for your support Tanya.


  5. Tanya November 26, 2008 at 7:56 am #

    Hey Matt!

    Long story … but short version … we’re from Canada, but spent 2 years in Qld, mostly on the Sunshine Coast, but last six months in Hervey Bay.

    We now live in Panorama, B.C. (about 4 hours’ drive from Calgary). We moved back to Canada in March.

    Major drawback (about the only one!) of Panorama … no Bikram studio even remotely within driving distance …

    There used to be an awesome Bikram studio in Whistler (that’s where I first got hooked) but after looking at their website, it looks like they may not be offering pure Bikram classes any more. You’d have to ask them . Otherwise, there are several studios in Vancouver, but I’ve never practiced there.

    Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions, or need a place that’s off the beaten track to crash on your travels!