Mama – The writing hand behind this blog, crazy for life, international yoga teacher trainer, experienced doula, sustainability dudess, tarot card reader… heaps more! I grew up sailing and got my family into joining me on the journey of my life. When not involved in yoga, acro, dance, Capoeira or water sports, I love cooking healthy vegan raw treats. I have been a plant-based, no-violence kind of consumer for almost twenty years, and am a continuous student of Ayurveda and Vedic Astrology. Evolving my yoga, having the privilege to teach so many fantastic students in amazing places, giving birth and experiencing motherhood on a sailing boat have been the greatest transformation in my life so far.
When at sea, I’m skippering our boat. When on land, I grow my own veggies and grow and make my own holistic medicine kits from bushtucker & co. No matter where, I run yoga and tantra retreats, workshops and teacher trainings sharing blissful insights with yogis from around the world.
Prior to yoga and family life, I grew up across Europe, worked on super yachts for several seasons, taught English in China, backpacked through South-East Asia, found a home in South America and Australia, already got my travel articles published and built a career in environmental and social sustainability in NGOs, the UN and some corporates. I still write for magazines and am getting my head around the script of a book…
Papa – The accountant of the family grew up in Argentina Patagonia (far away from the sea!), studied in Buenos Aires and loves Reggae and Squash. In 2008 he came to Australia for work and stayed for love. He’s the kapha, or grounding water/earth element of our family and can get lost for hours on end in fishing, puzzling and Nigel Calder’s books and youtube.
Noah Sydney –
When mixing Mum’s pitta/vata (fire/air) blond hair and blue eyes, and Daddy’s kapha/pitta (water/fire) black hair and dark eyes – this content hazel-eyed blondy is one of the possible outcomes. Born on Guru Poornimah 2011, a Cancerian full moon night in Sydney, he is growing up bilingually and happy to live in houses, vans and boats alike. Reading, painting and arts & crafts are one of his favourite activities. Noah’s a cautious child and super reliable for his age. Big boat plus!
Gael Benjamin – He’s lived most of his little life on the road. When only a couple of months old, he moved from a house in Sydney to a camper van in which we toured Europe for six months. Travelling is the way he knows life, having seen more countries than his age count years. Contrary to his brother, he’s the fearless adventurer. Noah and him are inseparable.
India Lola – our youngest edition is a mini version of her Mama, adores her big brothers and brings us so much joy and happiness with her constant smiles and giggles.
The Parents – met at a Latino Party in Sydney, Australia. To learn more about our story, click here for a video the City of Sydney did about us for the 2012 New Year Eve celebrations. The theme: Embrace Love!
- cuddling our kids for no apparent reason
- treating animals as living beings
- eating real food – no numbers nor carcasses
- living consciously
- acro-yoga and dancing
- singing as if no one’s listening
- including meditation and gratefulness in our every day activities
- never leave without a kiss-good-bye
- camping off-the-beaten track
- dancing to latin beats
- sailing the world.
We trust in karma and in the ability to take your life and happiness into your own hands.
Knowledge is to change what we can, and accept what we can’t. Wisdom is to distinguish between the two.
We believe that it is scarier to spend one’s life dreaming, than actually living your dreams. This is why we have spent some of the most precious years of our kids’ childhood as a live-aboard family, discovering new oceans and lands – taking and leaving nothing but insight and love, wherever we go.
I hope this blog helps inspire you to also get up and live your dreams. Small or large, doesn’t matter, even the biggest journey begins with one small step.
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Hi Dini, thank you so much for choosing to follow our adventures in sailing and photography. It is lovely to have another cruising family interested in what we are doing. We have been following your own adventures for a while and enjoy discovering the med through your posts! Chris & Wade
hi Dini!!! I see that you have great fun!!!! Keep sailing!!! Take care!!! kisses to the little ones!!! Wish you all the best!!!!!
I have had a pleasure to meet you in Winchester. You have changed my perception of the world. Thank you soooo much:)
Thanks for those lovely words Izabela, very touching. Where/when did we meet in Winch? Much love and light! xoxo Dini
Wow! What I post!
Thanks again for your incredible crafted writing Dini! You and your family, Paublo, Noah and Gael, are a gift to the world, and provide a wealth of inspiration for those of us who also dream of leading a conventional life in the most unconventional way!
We are so privelidged to have met you and to have you in our lives! I can’t wait to see you all in the flesh again for our next “Jam on the ocean”
Keep up the good work by living the life of your dreams! We “Love” reading about it
Lots of love
Bishan and Sanna
Bishan (@trainthrtrainer , bishansworld.wordpress.com )
Bish, you are an inspiration to us. Equally, can’t wait for our jamming session on the ocean. When are you visiting us on the boat? Much love to down under – you are with us every time I pick up my guitar!!! xoxo
“We believe that it is scarier to spend one’s life dreaming, than actually living your dreams.” Well said Dini – you guys are an inspiration to us all – and remember “We get it!” 🙂
The beautiful flower of inspiration can only grow on a strong tree routed in an inspiring, supportive and loving community – Sangha – thanks for being around, Bish. It’s friends like you and music like we make together that gives us the wings to fly! Now go and live your dreams! xoxo
I’m a kapha too! Glad to hear Nad you 4 will be a fellow nomadic family!!! Miss you loads gorgeous.