[12 Aug 2009 | 5 Comments | 8,845 views]

Kris McIntyre is a Ryoho yoga therapist and writer best-known as the host of Australia’s YOGA TV. She currently works as the Editor-in-Chief/ Writer for strategic communication and design consultancy, gen.a and is a freelance writer for dumbo feather, Australian Yoga Journal and female-friendly travel website, holidaygoddess.com

As a freelance writer, author and editor Kris specialises in yoga, health/wellness, and travel with a focus on body and soul escapes. She co-authored Yoga for Switched on Living (Pan McMillan 2002) and has written for marie claire magazine (South Africa) and was a regular columnist and feature writer for body+soul (Sunday Telegraph, News Limited Australia) and Spa Life Magazine in Australia.

Kris is also the founder of Exchange for Change – a fundraising campaign in support of Oxfam.

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Wine, Dine, Shop on the Lower East Side, New York

Once a working-class immigrant area, New York’s Lower East Side (LES) is shape-shifting out of its grungy phase into an uber hip part of town. Famed for its gritty dive bars, hipster hangouts, music venues and emerging upmarket nightspots, it’s also a treasure trove for vintage shoppers. I shared my favourite places to eat, drink and shop in the LES with Holiday Goddess.

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[7 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 1,893 views]
Ryoho Yoga for Menopause

“Menopause can be one of the most feared and distressing times in a woman’s life, but with the right approach it can also be one of the most liberating,”says my Ryoho for women’s health teacher, Lisa Foster.

Nasty menopause symptoms such as hot flushes, insomnia and irritability can be avoided with a healthy diet, a few lifestyle changes and movement. Practise the following sequence of ryoho yoga daily (morning is best) to help regulate the hormonal changes in the body. Here’s the tips she gave to body+soul … read more …

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[12 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 1,782 views]
Aro Hā: New Adventures in Wellbeing

In Maori ‘Aro Hā’ means ‘in the presence of divine breath’. Now, with the opening of a new NZ$30 million wellness center in the Southern Alps of New Zealand, it is redefining the model of a detox spa retreat.

Aro Hā is the creation of American yoga teacher, Damian Chapparo, and former investment banker, Chris Madison. After meeting in 2005 when Chris was a guest at The Ashram – a spa-style boot camp in California where Damian was a retreat leader – the pair became fast friends and business partners with the vision for an active retreat combining environmentally-friendly practices with transformative health programs.

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Going Vego in the Big Apple

Food-lovers are spoilt for choice in a city like New York. And if you’re vegetarian, vegan or just health-conscious there are plenty of dining options available where skipping on the meat and potatoes doesn’t mean skipping on style. I searched out the best upmarket vegetarian offerings the city has to offer for Holiday Goddess.

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[17 May 2014 | No Comment | 3,812 views]
Finding Never Never Land

In the jungle heartland of old Ceylon, a traditional Sri Lankan working village offers a rare yoga retreat experience. I’m at Ulpotha – a traditional working village in the jungle heartland of Sri Lanka that, for six months of the year, welcomes guests to experience a rare kind of yoga retreat. Cradled between paddy fields and a lotus-ringed lake at the base of the Galgiriyawa Mountains, Ulpotha (meaning “water spring”) is steeped in sacred mystique and natural splendour.