Our (my) Story
A while ago I began to search for a town with not just a good yoga scene, but with a new age, energetic slant. I knew of a few, Sedona being the granddaddy, but I couldn’t really find much information on-line. My search revealed a message board or two, a few click-bait rankings for hippy cities and hipster cities as well yoga towns, but almost nothing that talked about the the energetic practices. The basic question, Where can I find a big new age community? was apparently not easy to answer.
So I went driving.
I am now a vagabond. Perhaps I will never settle down. Perhaps I’ll find the perfect spot for me and take root. In the meantime, with the help of some friends and fellow explorers, I am going to share some findings so that others on the same journey, or looking for a good vacation spot, have a reference. The search started in the Southwest, particularly Arizona and Southern California. And, rather than tackle Sedona, I started small, very small, with Idyllwild, CA. From there, I branched out and drove to the beach and tackled Encinitas. And from there it goes. Always exploring.
I started my new age journey with Taoist martial arts and energy work years ago. I followed that with a yoga practice and periodic meditation.
My work life was corporate. It was in 2011 that I left that world and went to Thailand to get my teacher training certification. I spent three months on a jungle island studying a variety of types of yoga. On my return visit I got my Reiki certification and followed that with additional reiki training in Japan.
I have also studied hypnotherapy and cranial sacral therapy, karate, tantra and a few styles of meditation.
New Age Towns has joined with a small number of fellow yogis, travelers and investigators to find and share knowledge and experiences about a variety of new age pursuits. We do not always share the opinions or experiences of our fellow explorers, but we review and approve all articles in order to ensure quality and respect.