The Week I Became a Swedish-Yogi-Farmer

The Week I Became a Swedish-Yogi-Farmer

Two years ago I tried out being Swedish yogi-farmer-vegan.

There I was, working in the organic gardens of a yoga ashram in the middle of Swedish nowhere.

I’d never meditated before, nor eaten a vegan diet, nor heard of karma yoga. I had been working my nuts off on a superyacht, and I wanted to do something a bit mad.

For two weeks we rose at 5am,

meditated, did all sorts of yoga, picked beans, learnt yogic theory for living a bloody good life, explored the countryside, ploughed fields, and

did yet more meditation.

There was no technology, no phones, no contact with the outside world, no sugar, dairy, meat, fruit, chocolate, or caffeine. For three days we were silent, with no talking, writing, reading, nor eye contact.

I went here voluntarily!

It was one of the best things I’ve ever done.

Challenging yourself, putting yourself right outside your comfort zone (even if you’re not exactly sure why!), is imperative if you want to grow and change.

If you want more out of life than you currently have, you’ve got to do things differently than you currently are.

Ready to change some things in your life but not sure how? Feel like something’s missing?

It might be because of something you haven’t even considered yet.

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Gidday, I'm Andrea

I'm a mindfulness advisor and former cynical pessimist.

I used to be an awkward, pessimistic, mediocrely happy overachiever.

Life looked good on the outside, but on the inside things were average.

I was indecisive, I didn't know what to do with my life, I self-sabotaged the hell out of my relationships.

I had a feeling I was going to keep f-ing things up for myself unless something radical changed.

The life handbrake-turn that followed over the next few years came as the result of learning what I now teach in Bloody Good Life 101. Just practical, relatable techniques without any rainbow and butterfly jibber jabber.

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