Where do you come from? Where are you going?
Alma is from Mexico and Quinn from California. We’ve spent the past seven years studying, teaching, and taking retreat in countries all over the world.
How do you fund your lifestyle?
We both have work we can do over the internet, and travel with laptops and other things that talk to the internet. Quinn operates Strangecode, a company offering website programming and server management, and Alma is the founder of PeaceAndMind where she teaches meditation, yoga and contemplative art through physical and online courses, her blog, podcast and youtube channel, she also works on different projects as a contemplative artist, illustrator, and graphic designer. Click here to see her portfolio and here for supporting her on Patreon.
When you live as a yoga nomad, you choose not to travel as a tourist. We like to get to a city and live in it. We are not consumerist travelers, we like to go to the supermarket and cook our own food, when we move to a new home we do it with our cookware and a tiny stove. If we also happen to have a tent and a bicycle, we’re set and we need nothing else to be happy.
How can you live out of the system?
We are certainly aware we are socially advantaged compared to most of the world. We have compassion for people suffering from political oppression or lacking basic human needs and know the freedoms we enjoy really are only a dream for some. For others, freedom is obtained by choosing it: by releasing attachment to comforts, redefining your role in life, being open to others’ graciousness.
Surely you must return to a normal way of life, someday?
Our bodies will become old and broken eventually, regardless of our way of life. It would be foolish not to benefit from society’s support networks, and invest in finding pleasant places to wind down. This leaves many options beyond the quotidian: a monastery in Nepal, communal farm in Thailand, a little fisherman’s hut on a Greek isle. Why be normal?
We like to motivate people to consider a life lived freely, to go and do and be and feel as one chooses and in ways one can be of greater benefit to others. What would it take to succeed in this? Many presume living a materialistic lifestyle will provide the ultimate basis for freedom. Certainly there are many levels which support a flourishing existence, each an area for growth and development. If you would like to learn more about living lucidly, please Follow us here.