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Spanish Snake Inferno

I sit in lotus, eyes glazed. My mind faraway as I stroll the beach of Playa Jaco, with a lovely Costa Rican woman “Lo siento, pero no comprendo lo que dice.” (I am sorry but I don’t understand what you are saying.) “Snake?! Matt!” I hear faintly. ¿Qué? (What?) I respond, leaping over the wave […]

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You want to practice where?!

I’ve been hammering my Bikram Yoga Worldwide Locations Map (google map) in the last week and have just completed entering the locations of all the Bikram Yoga studio’s outside the United States, which is into the 160’s! To think I’ll be visiting only 12 of them is a little sad. With only the United States […]

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Awkward Pose Leads The Pack

Back on the Sunshine Coast and with the older bro Mick in town, it was up at dawn, on the bike & up to Pippies cafe in Mooloolaba to meet the cycling crew for the morning ride. It’s been 18 months since my last bunch ride, and don’t I feel it right about now! With […]

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Going Green with a Folding Bike

If you’ve read about my intentions to “Go Green” in The Challenge, you’ll see I’m committed to making my travels as eco friendly as possible. Yes I’ll be burning through the ozone as I fly between destinations but as soon as I hit the ground I’ll be unzipping my bag and riding off on an […]

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A Willing Victim

Fresh out of the Tranquil Loft and I’m probably feeling more lofty than tranquil, having undergone some serious Traction, Active Release and another technique called Large Elbow Deep Diggin, otherwise known as deep tissue massage! “I had the crowbar out today” a grinning Will Elrick explains. With a “Flamin’ heck” thrown in for good measure, […]

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Bikram Seminar – what a day!

With his shiny suit, glittering tie and diamond encrusted watch “I can’t see the time, too many diamonds!” he strolled onto the stage to a standing ovation. I was a little worried I wouldn’t like Bikram. What if I thought he was an arrogant, self absorbed guru and if so, how that would affect my […]

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Have mat will travel

I flew out from the Sunny Coast on Wed arvo to the slightly colder climes of Sydney for the Bikram shindig that’s coming to town. Bikram’s one-day seminar is being held at Darling Harbour this Saturday with an audience of 600. With a 3hr lecture from Bikram, a 6hr posture clinic followed by the Bikram […]

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Up and Running

Well here we go cats, we’re finally up and running thanks to my strong back end. What I mean is my tech savvy siblings are on the case, having designed and built this site. With the design sorted by my sister and looking quite shexy, Heidi announced she had more important things to worry about! Due […]

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