The Lesvos Refugee Crisis: 5 Months in & Conditions are Worsening

By | 2017-09-15T16:47:18+00:00 January 22nd, 2016|

In April, my friends and I arrived on the island of Lesvos to soon realize we had landed smack in the middle of the biggest refugee crisis since World War II. Rafts arrived daily from Syria and Afghanistan as well as Pakistan, Palestine, Iraq, and Iran. We quickly learned how to stockpile supplies in our [...]

Stop Five: Two Week Yoga Retreat, Lesvos, Greece

By | 2017-09-15T16:51:43+00:00 July 2nd, 2014|

It’s the eleventh day of a thirteen-day yoga retreat on the island of Lesvos in Greece at Angela Farmer and Victor van Kooten’s yoga studio. I wake up wondering how we could already be at day eleven, the days and evenings running faster than sun-warmed honey. This is a trip of a lifetime for me, [...]