Wing relocated from Hong Kong to Bangkok for work a couple of months ago, and joined us at New Life for the recent Mindful Yoga Retreat with Kim Roberts. We took the chance to talk to Wing about her practice, the retreat, and what she thought about visiting the foundation!
We had a really great time with Kim Roberts when she came to visit us at the New Life Foundation to lead a 4-day Mindful Yoga Retreat focusing on ashtanga yoga, meditation, and writing practice. Here, we chat to Kim about how she started teaching, what she loves about it, and how yoga and meditation can help us handle our emotions!
A hospital worker from Manchester in England, Lil, chose New Life Foundation because it’s “up North in the pretty part of Thailand.” She also liked that classes in mindfulness, meditation and yoga were offered for volunteers–yoga often twice a day.
Nicole came to New Life as a volunteer, but then switched to be a resident after three and a half weeks. In this video she talks about the amazing people that she has met during her time at the Foundation and what she learned from her journey here.
Sharmila is a thirty-two year old former heroin addict from Sydney, Australia. She has been struggling with her addiction for thirteen years. In and out of rehabilitation centres, the longest Sharmila had ever stayed sober prior to coming to New Life was four hours – the length of time it took her to get from rehab to her dealer. Speaking to our life coach, Sabrina, she shares her experience with us.
In a recent tumblr post, New York comedian Chris Gethard responded to an anonymous fan’s question asking if he’d ever had suicidal thoughts. Gerhard’s letter is deeply moving, and darkly funny. Some highlights:
Rich, who practices the Eastern healing arts in New York City, had been to Thailand several times. As he began approaching age 60, he started thinking about relocating the next phase of his life in a country he loved. He chose New Life for a transition period and this is how he experienced his stay here: