For us it´s all about the people we meet on the road. India is a place to explore yourself and in Goa people are exceptionally open and experimental with their lives. It seemed that everybody has a talent, hidden or not. You sometimes find yourself in a deep and meaningful conversation with someone you just met. Here are only few of the people we had the privilege of getting to know, that influenced and inspired us:
Logi. A French/Icelandic filmmaker who made the short film Gravity which was screened at various film festival. He was a big part of our time in Goa, an overall great guy. He is traveling with his girlfriend and son in India and is currently writing a new script. Watch out Hollywood!
Ra Dasi. She came to Dagný´s first ever yoga class with her wonderful energy and then Dagný went to hers. She is a charming warm yogini that has these amazing empowering workshops for women all over. Christian is a pistol. I mean he is literally upside down most of the time. He travels the world and teaches a handstand yoga workshop which actually teaches you to do handstands in only one day! He is probably now in Gokarna eating fruit and watching the sunset upside down.Seana. She was one of the assistants in the teacher training and what a WOMAN! I mean she has superpowers. She has the energy of ten people and we believe she can move mountains. If you have the chance to go to her yoga class, you SHOULD! Jara. The amazing Icelandic talent. She recently released the album Pale Blue Dot which we now listen to on repeat. Jara is curios, super relaxed and isn´t afraid to go her own ways. We can´t wait to see what does next. Babaji. His real name might not be Babaji but there´s a reason why people called him that in Goa. He was wearing that smile 24/7 and he was a constant reminder to be happy with what you have and to smile at the world. Sapir. She´s 22 years old and left her home to explore the world and her creativity without any plan. She´s an amazing singer that lives in a studio called GoART. She begins and ends her day doing some form of art and her voice is of another world. Úlfur. He´s a playful, fearless nature boy. We believe he gets all his power from the Indian monkey god Hanuman, his favorite one. He can turn a regular afternoon at the beach into an adventure.
Jorg Thomas. Is a super nice guy from Germany that also lives in the GoART studio. Its his seventh time in India and he believes that it is the most spiritual place in the world. He practices his hang throughout the day and plays beautifully for the artists around. Epsen. The Norwegian Goa specialist. He has come to Goa season after season for years. He is a special mix. He loves techno, gourmet food and mind expansion activities. He gave us a lot of tips about Goa and was always always spot on! The Jungle Babas. They live without any modern comfort in the jungle under a tree. They spent their days drinking tea, bathe in the spring and sing songs to the gods. They don´t need a lot to entertain themselves but this baba for sure knows what time it is (See fancy watch).
Liza. The masseuse with the magic hands. She is from Portland but has now moved to India to follow her passions. She also taught Dagný anatomy in the training, and has the talent to make even bones and joints interesting!