Yalda Younes: Seeking Stillness in the City of Action

Black and white picture of woman lying on mat floor with microphone in room and crowd behind her

Part yoga student, part flamenco dancer, and all-around bewitching person, Yalda Younes has studied her crafts in India and Spain, and now has a flourishing business and creative practice as a yoga teacher and performer here in Beirut. Her most recent dance performance, “A Universe Not Made for Us,” is a collaboration with her husband, […]

Nature: The Essence of Happiness

“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.” – John Muir For me, happiness lies in feeling connected to nature. Nature has the power to alter any mood. Yoga and wellness retreats must rely on the healing power of nature to enhance the overall experience. I think of days when […]

Yoga Retreats: The Vacation that Doesn’t Require a Recovery Vacation

Most of us eagerly anticipate our time off in order to truly unwind and relax. We often think that by going on a vacation we will break away from our routine and reduce the stress accumulated over time. However, a vacation, especially one with a busy agenda, can have the opposite effect and leave us […]

Cindy Moussi Takes Readers on her Personal Journey to Mental Health

At the age of 43, Lebanese-Australian Cindy Moussi thought she had it all. Her son was grown up and independent, so it was time for a gap year – a year to step off the fast track and consider life’s deeper meanings, to figure out where to go from here. So, she left her fast-paced […]

Laugh! It’s Good for You!

Laughter is good for us — mentally, physically and spiritually. And best of all, it’s freely available to all of us, all the time. We just need to learn how to tap into this natural wonder drug. Article by: Samantha Howick, Founder and director of One Yoga Academy, Lebanon Need a change of attitude? Some […]

Blogger Ghina Ghandour: When Passion Becomes a Career

Read the interview with HOME, where Ghina Ghandour discussed her passion and its remarkable evolution into a full-fledged career. With a vibrant Instagram feed, beaming with fashion and lifestyle inspiration, and a fan base of over 167,000 followers, Ghina Ghandour has established herself as one of Lebanon’s most sought-after online influencers.