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Interviews with Conscious Nomads

These video interviews are of people living very successful location-free lifestyles of various flavors. Most people will never attain a level of success with affiliate marketing or the like to support location free living like many sites would have you believe. However, there are a LOT of ways to craft a location free lifestyle, as is proven by the many paths represented here.

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cedar-video-tnWe interview Jason about his collaborations with Random Rab, performing at festivals worldwide, his music, Chinese medicine practice, personal philosophy, location independence and much more.

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gypsy-vidtnWe caught up with Gypsy at her nicely appointed place just outside of Ubud, Bali. She talked with us about how important travel and location independence are to her; her travels to Central America, Europe and Southeast Asia, how Burning Man festival changed her life, her dance and yoga practice and instruction both in private lessons and at the Yoga Barn in Ubud, why smiling and fearlessness are essential, and a whole lot more. 

Gypsy: My name is Gypsy, and that name alone is a nomadic name. It was not the name that I was born with but I have been using it as my nickname for more than half my life. So about the time I turned eighteen, I was performing, I was dancing, I was always very colorful and enjoying being a free spirit and connecting with community. The name Gypsy was inspiration for me because it allowed me to step into that energy and it’s kind of taken now me to all these places in my life where I have been quite a bit of a Gypsy in a positive way, associating that with that I love to travel. I don’t really stay in one place too long. And as soon as I feel that stagnation of comfort zone or I’ve learned a certain place or certain language because I’ve lived in Central America, I’ve lived in Europe for many years. And now I’m living here in Southeast Asia. And so I really enjoy traveling and I think my name kind of took me into that realm even more so. What I do besides dancing and performing is all things that are associated with the body being a vehicle for expression, whether it’s performing, whether it is praying. I teach yoga. I teach Pilates. I teach dance. I teach meditation. I learn those things as well and kind of continue to expand and grow and take myself to the place where I’m being moved. And in that movement with spirit that is consciousness, a breath of life that helps me to feel free and that connection to the universal freedom that we all share and that we all desire I think innately as human beings. 


Bram: So how long have you been in Southeast Asia? What has the flow of your travel been like over the last several years?

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lenna-tnConsciousNomads.com interviews Lenna Nakauchi about hoop dancing, running a successful online business, world travel, Burning Man, the location independent lifestyle, and much more.

Lenna: My name is Lenna Nakauchi. And this is my second year in Bali and what I’m focusing on this year is my performance arts, and that being hoop dance, fire dance, poi, little bit of belly dance and some other prop dancing or prop spinning. So I’m working on performing here in Ubud and throughout Bali and eventually creating a website and creating some demo videos and creating arts and being an artist. That’s what I’m focusing on this year is inspiring others with my art and I also manage and run a online business, and it’s called 3DayCleanse and it’s a whole body cleanse that is distributed throughout the United States and in Canada and we also ship all over the world. So I run that online business and I have an amazing life here in Ubud and I cultivate my performance arts right now.

Bram: I remember hearing that you took off from Ubud and went to Burning Man this year. Tell us a little bit about that experience.

Lenna: Burning Man was an amazing, life-changing experience for me. It was my first year and it was amazing because I was connected with a man who runs a camp called Heart Tribe and it was a perfect fit for the Ubud tribe vibe here. So a bunch of Ubudians joined that camp and it was a really nice vibrational match to the community. It was a community field. The feel was really high vibe. There was a nice community space where everyone would chat and and talk and give massages, body work, and energy work. And it was a really nice base to go out and explore all of the art and have amazing random conversations with people. And I did a lot of exploring on my own just checking out the art all over the playa and checking out the different camps and, yeah, talking with people from all over the world also at Burning Man for maybe the first time or maybe the 10th time.

Bram: And how was the contrast going from the lush tropics of Ubud to the playa?

Lenna: It was definitely a contrast. It was not humid. It was more of a dry heat and during the day I would say I was kind of used to being hot and sweating but at nighttime it got really cold. So that was a bit of a contrast. And it was funny because in terms of dressing up, I felt like I kind of wore what I usually wear, maybe just a little bit more sparkle but pretty much my normal clothes that was kind of funny for me. And riding a bike was really nice because I don’t really ride a bike here in Ubud. And it’s just having that freedom to wander around really slowly was wonderful and not having cars and dogs everywhere was wonderful.

Bram: Yeah that would be quite a big contrast. Riding a bike in Bali, you take your life in your hands. 

shay-hughes-tn-300Bram: Could you introduce yourself and tell us a little about what you do as it applies to our theme of the Conscious Nomadic Lifestyle?

Shay: Hello. My name is Shalena Hughes, also known to my community and to many others as Shay Butta. And I have a brand that I work with called the Yum Sauce Lounge. I am the founder and sauceteer along with many other lovely people called the Angels of Yum. And we are of service. It's a platform for visionary, cultural, healing, arts, etcetera to activate and stimulate and inspire a higher quality of life in the best ways that we possibly can.

Bram: Sounds great! How long have you been doing this in its current or a similar form?

Shay: The Yum Sauce started in 2008. And it's now 2013 so we've been going [for a while]… We started very intimate in my living room, in my home when I was living in Hollywood when I still had my home. And since then I've been able to travel the world in various spots and throughout the West coast bringing different aspects of the Yum to everyone. It’s a lot of fun.

Bram: Tell us about some of the favorite places or events to which you have traveled.

forest-location-independent-tnForest: Hi, my name is Forest Schrodt and I have a company called Liquid Fire Mantra, a ritual firedance performance group and visionary jewelry company. I’ve been doing the nomadic lifestyle since 1996 and I guess that’s sixteen years or eighteen years, something like that. I’ve been doing the gypsy and nomadic lifestyle for a very long time, travelling up and down primarily the West Coast United States going to music festivals, vending my designs that I have produced in Bali, and also doing performance art. And I’ve been on this alternative path for quite some time, and it’s been great to explore and see a lot of places and meet a lot of interesting people and a lot of creative inspiration constantly coming through.

The trade-off is the challenge of finding a healthy biorhythm with not necessarily having like a home for a long period of time where you can kind of drop in with the community and have like build on a rhythmical cycle. But it has a larger biorhythm of this cycle, yearly cycle of going to one place to the next and having communities there that have been developed for many years. So there’s always this kind of like balancing of more traditional way of living and living in one area and having a house, having a biorhythm, getting up at the same time, going to sleep at the same time generally as opposed to having the freedom in the nomadic lifestyle of not having to pay large amounts of money on rent, but also not having a necessarily this defined biorhythm which, for me, as I’ve gone older is probably the biggest challenge of maintaining a nomadic lifestyle.

Bram: Tell us about some of your favorite places or events to which you’ve traveled.

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It extends beyond the borders of all nation-states, far beyond the historical boundaries previously drawn and protected.

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The edges of this new territory are expanding exponentially in all directions, both within and without.

It is a virtual territory formed and inhabited by conscious individuals who are becoming location independent and free from the limitations of place... and we have labeled it the Conscious Nomads Matrix.

The Conscious Nomads Matrix is the all-encompassing unified energetic field created by all of us who are consciously connecting, creating, collaborating, sharing, loving, and envisioning a new way of being, while traveling the world or otherwise living from a location independent awareness.

 

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