[12 Aug 2009 | 5 Comments | 7,805 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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[19 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 875 views]
Yoga at the Vibe Rushcutters Bay

Yoga in the Park has moved inside to the Vibe Hotel Rushcutters for winter with a new timetable and more classes starting Monday 23 June 2014. Based on Ryoho – a unique form of Yoga therapy developed by renowned Australian Yoga teacher and Shiatsu practitioner, Andzej Gospodarczyk, classes are dynamic and change according to the needs of the individual and the season.

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[12 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 546 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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[12 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 545 views]
VEGING OUT 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 | 873 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.

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[11 Dec 2013 | One Comment | 1,710 views]
Expedia Insider Short Breaks – Find your Zen

Expedia Insider recently asked for my tips on how to find your inner Zen on a short break. Here’s my tips …