• Enneagram,  Kundalini Yoga,  living in Greece,  Uncategorized,  Wellness

    Blog Table of Contents (over 100 articles)

    My Story Connecting the Dots: How I Went from Being a San Francisco CFO to an Athens Yoga Instructor The Enneagram (44 articles)   The Enneagram in Relationships The Enneagram in Relationships–What Types Go Well Together (*most popular post*) Which Enneagram Types Attract Narcissists? (Truity) Secrets to Make Your Relationship Explosive, Based on Your Partner’s Enneagram Type (Truity) Three Things to Never, Ever Say To Your Type 4 Partner (Truity) Three Reasons It Can Be Hard to Feel Loved By Your Type 5 Partner (Truity) How to Avoid a Big Family Argument, Based on Your Enneagram Type (Truity) The Best Dating App, Based on Your Enneagram Type (Truity)   The…

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    Hiking Mount Olympus: A Practical Guide

    Earlier this month, I hiked to the top of Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece. This post is to share my experience and to offer some tips in case you too are thinking of making this trek.   I’ll start by saying the experience was amazing–far more fulfilling and fun than I even expected.  And then I’ll follow by saying it was WAY physically harder than I imagined. Most of the things I read suggested it was a leisurely two-day hike with an easy overnight stay in a mountain refuge. This wasn’t false, but it wasn’t exactly true either. I didn’t factor in how taxing hiking uphill for six…

  • living in Greece,  Uncategorized,  Wellness

    The SuperCharged Series

    This series is inspired by the movie Supercharged. SuperCharged (you can watch it here) explores the science of bioenergetics (energy flow through living systems) and how we can increase our cellular energy beyond diet and nutrition. It explores different ways to improve our health and wellbeing through natural energy sources such as water, grounding, light, movement, environment and cold or ice water immersion.   In these posts we explore: How you can get Supercharged with a Winter Swim How you can get Supercharged through Grounding How you can get Supercharged with Light This series was written by our community member Cassie Anderson. You can learn more about Cassie here.  

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    How to (Legally) Move to Greece

    I’m not sure if it is the pandemic, or the civil unrest erupting from the Black Lives Matter movement or just the culmination of four years of a Trump presidency, but in the last two months, I have been approached over and over by US citizens asking for advice on how to move to Greece. I’ve summarized my feedback and experience below. Please bear in mind everyone’s situation is unique.     My first piece of advice is to move legally. Yes, there are lots of people who come and just overstay their visas as a way to live in Greece. I don’t recommend this. During my volunteer work at…

  • Kundalini Yoga,  living in Greece

    What Homeless Shelters and Refugee Camps Have Taught Me About Seva

    As originally published by 3HO. The word “seva” means selfless service, but when I reflect on it, I think I get as much out of my acts of seva as the people I’m serving. Some of my first volunteer positions were in homeless shelters in San Francisco, and today I volunteer to support the refugee population here in Greece. The benefits I’ve gained from seva are many and long ranging. I’ve included three below with the hope you might consider doing seva yourself.   1) My Comfort Zone Expanded When I graduated from Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training in 2009, I didn’t feel like a “real” teacher so I started volunteer…

  • Connecting the Dots | Lynn Roulo
    Kundalini Yoga,  living in Greece

    Connecting the Dots: How I Went from Being a San Francisco CFO to an Athens Yoga Instructor

    This is a series describing, dot by dot, how I went from being a San Francisco CFO to an Athens Yoga Instructor.  You can read individual installments below or scroll down for the entire series.   1.0-1.1:  My Boyfriend Walked Out and My Teacher Walked In (Sept 2007) 1.1-1.2: White Tantric Yoga (March 2008) 1.2-1.3: A Death in the Family (June 2008) 1.3-1.4: 40 Days and 40 Nights of the Cleanse (Winter 2009) 1.4-1.5: The Burning Man Bumblebee Incident (Spring 2009) 1.5-1.6:  A Festival in a Field in France (August 2009) 1.6-1.7:  How I Crafted My Own “Study Abroad” Program (May 2011) 1.7-1.8: How My Dog Launched My Yoga Career…

  • My daily Kundalini Yoga practice - Lynn Roulo
    Kundalini Yoga,  living in Greece,  Uncategorized

    I’ve Practiced Kundalini Yoga Daily For The Last 12 Years. Here’s What I’ve Learned…

    Updated: April 16, 2021 People sometimes ask about my personal yoga practice, and they are often surprised to hear that I‘ve been maintaining a daily Kundalini Yoga practice for 12 years. It’s surprising to me too when I do the math, but in 2009 when I finished Kundalini Yoga teacher training, my teachers were clear that if we planned to teach, it was important to have a daily practice. I took this advice seriously and with the exception of maybe 2 days in the last 12 years (roughly 4,380 days), I’ve done Kundalini Yoga every day. In this post, I share the reasons why and some easy and free ways…

  • living in Greece,  Uncategorized,  Wellness

    What I Learned From the Project 333 Fashion Challenge

    What Is It? I first learned about Project 333 when we screened the movie Minimalism on the Acropolis Roof Deck this summer. The movie is all about how simplifying your life makes you happier. One of the trends that it featured was Project 333—a fashion challenge that dares you to narrow your wardrobe down to 33 items for 3 months. The challenge is designed to raise awareness around consumerism and to illustrate how you can actually be happier with less. Most of us conceptually understand we have more than we need. This challenge sets out to prove it. The trend started in the United States, but it’s gaining momentum worldwide.…

  • Kundalini Yoga,  living in Greece,  Wellness

    An Open Thank You to Snatam Kaur and all the Kundalini Yoga Musicians Worldwide

    Today I want to take an  opportunity to post an open thank you to Snatam Kaur and all the Kundalini Yoga musicians worldwide. Your music has made all the difference for me and many of the people I teach.   In November, I started teaching yoga at Skaramagas, one of the biggest refugee camps in Greece. I first got involved in the refugee situation back in 2015 when I went to Lesvos for a weekend. In 2016, I briefly taught at another refugee organization in Athens, but then I got busy writing my book, and since that time, I hadn’t been involved at all. Last fall, when I saw a…

  • living in Greece,  Wellness

    How to Lose Weight in Four Steps

    The holidays are coming, and many of you are asking me how to lose weight. Hm.   I’m going to try to answer that, with the disclaimer that I’m not a dietician or a nutritionist. I’m a yoga instructor. However, I do have ideas on weight loss, and I’ve laid out four steps that have worked for me and will probably work for you.   My experience is that: 75% of a toned body is what you eat 25% is how and how much you exercise. I say this because I was at my heaviest ever when I was training for triathlons. I was exercising a lot and eating a…