by Alma | Feb 7, 2018 | Ciclismo, Cycling, Europe, Videos
Viajando en bici por el mundo. Aquí vamos llegando a Barcelona a lo largo del mediterráneo en nuestro viaje épico en bicicleta (checa los videos previos) y después de pasar unos días increíbles en esta hermosa ciudad seguimos nuestro camino hacia Aqua Viva, Vila Bella, L’Estartit y después de una gran aventura, cruzando los montes pirineos llegamos a Banyuls Sur Mer en Francia.
Traveling by bike around the world. Here we are arriving in Barcelona along the Mediterranean on our epic bike trip (check the previous videos) and after spending some amazing days in this beautiful city we continue our way to Aqua Viva, Vila Bella, L’Estartit and after a great adventure, crossing the Pyrenees mountains we arrive at Banyuls Sur Mer in France.
by Alma | Oct 29, 2014 | English, Europe, featured blog
We were invited by our friends from Les Arts Turcs to see Dervish Dance. It’s a beautiful ritual where one hand raises to connect with God and the other hand directed towards all beings. I think since it requires mindfulness, concentration and relaxation is a way to meditate on single pointed attention thus calming and settling the mind. If done with the understanding of egolessness, letting go of self grasping, it can lead to a deeper wisdom meditation.
by Alma | Aug 2, 2014 | English, Europe
This time luck took us to Norway, it’s one of the most developed countries, however Norwegian Air has very cheap flights and turned out to be a good stopover on our way to the UK. (more…)
by Alma | Jan 28, 2014 | Digital Nomads, English, Travel tips
We’ve spent the past six years traveling, studying and taking retreat in Colombia, India, Nepal, Thailand, the UK and recently, traveled by bicycle, from Málaga, Spain to the island of Santorini, Greece. Then we were destined for North Africa before we flew back to the Americas.
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 ContemplArte where she teaches meditation, yoga and contemplative art through online courses, blog and youtube channel, she also works on different projects as a contemplative artist, illustrator, architect and graphic designer click here to see her portfolio.
We are currently on our way to become certified teachers of “Cultivating Emotional Balance” and we’ll continue traveling around the world offering workshops and developing an online community of students.
We’re 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. History provides many examples of travelers circling the world, village by village, before the days of ATMs and travel insurance.
Some people think we 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. 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, with freedom and more time for your dreams and your loved ones, please subscribe to our newsletter and youtube channel.
by Alma | Jun 12, 2013 | Cycling, English, Europe
A little slide show of our bicycle trip click the link.