Travel Easy

When the road beckons, try these TIPS FROM TRAVELING YOGA TEACHERS to stay HEALTHY AND HAPPY ALONG THE WAY.

Désirée Rumbaugh, a yoga teacher based in Southern California, has been on the road almost every weekend since 2003, teaching in far-flung locales from Australia to Cambodia to Peru. And she’s not alone. Traveling yoga teachers like Rumbaugh log thousands of miles each year. But they aren’t your typical businesssuit-wearing frequent fliers. On-theroad yogis embrace travel along with its challenges by tapping into the teachings of a yogic lifestyle: They eat healthfully, stay balanced, and make time for their practice.

We asked some of the most itinerant yogis we know to …


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That’s what I like about traveling — you can sit down, maybe talk to someone interesting, see something beautiful, read a good book, and that’s enough to qualify as a good day. You do that at home and everyone thinks you’re a bum.” –Richard Linklater and Kim Krizan, Before Sunrise screenplay (1995)