Gong to Costa Rica

If someone had told me a year ago what I’d be doing this weekend, I would have thought they were out of their minds — and then I might have hit ’em with two for being lame.

What a difference a year makes! Tonight, Dave and I are off to an event called Gong Gong Gongathon. I know! Can you even?! It’s a one-hour kundalini yoga class followed by a 45-minute gong concert. I anticipate maximum grooviness.

Then tomorrow, our cab to airport arrives at 4:30 a.m. My next communique to you, dear readers, will be from my temporary, beach-side office in Costa Rica. Look for Rants & Raves on Sunday— plus a full report on monkeys, the kitchen in our rental house, and other adventures. Satnam and happy weekend to you!

Mission 9: Costa Rica

If you haven't treated yourself to the app Zombies, Run! yet, don't wait! Get it now; so much fun. And if you are running from...

Read More
Costa Rican Ceviche

One of the weird-wonderful things about our rental house here in Playa Grande, Costa Rica, is that there are caretakers who will, if we ask...

Read More


  • Maria says:

    I go to a gong bath once every month and it is the most relaxing experience!

  • Lisa Johnson says:

    I’m going to Costa Rica too! Sunday AM. :)

  • Richard C. says:

    Safe travels, Mel + Dave!

  • Emily Seah says:

    Ha! I totally relate…yoga-fied me does things that pre-yoga me would totally jeer at. Gong bath is on my to do list too! :) There was a recent blog post by Neal Pollack in Yoga Journal (another thing that pre-yoga me would howl at…the fact that I would even preface a sentence by referring to a recent post in Yoga Journal)that really resonated with me. As Pollack says and I totally agree with: “Yoga is simultaneously wonderful and mystical, but it’s also completely ridiculous. That’s why I love it so.” :)

  • Emily Seah says:

    And have a wonderful trip! :)

  • Jessica F. says:

    I moved from Austin about a year ago and SO miss my weekly Saturday morning Kundalini classes at Yoga Yoga. This post makes me completely jealous!

    • Mel says:

      I’m realizing that I’m completely spoiled by my two favorite instructors at Yoga Yoga. My kundalini teacher Robin is incredible — just really special. I’m remembering to be grateful every time I got. If you’re ever in town, let me know — we’ll go to Robin’s class together!


Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.