The tuk tuks are loaded with surfboards and we’re heading to the beach. Driving through the buzzling village Ahangama we call home. #sunshinestories
Photo by @lachlanjdempsey
On the first day of school this year I learned: how to stay on the surfboard longer thanks to Snoop Dog, how to eat curry with my fingers, and how to forget everything I know about driving and traffic. It’s the best. #sunshinestories
I always use reference photos when making art. I either find something in a magazine or in the endless world of @pinterest.
However, I wonder what it was like to not have the ability to look online for something. Da Vinci used criminals for reference when painting The Last Supper. Carravaggio used a dead baby to paint Sleeping Cupid. If you read about these works of art the history is fascinating. They really had to get creative.
I think it’s so much harder to draw what you see in real life vs a photo on paper. Any of my artist friends agree/disagree?
#visualchemistry #sunshinestories #sibyllegorla #ishouldhavethisfiguredoutbynow #artgram #drawing #mixedmedia #artistsoninstagram
6 am yoga - 7 am breakfast - 8 am surf. Monday mornings can be worse, right? We’re enjoying Sunday’s here at #sunshinestories
without the Monday anxiety! 🙌🏽 To book your surf & yoga holiday hit up the link in our bio! Photo by @lachlanjdempsey
One of our amazing and talanted surf coaches - Kavvi - @kavishka8598
Talented like few and always with a smile on his face and we’re so stoked to soon see him competing up in Arugam Bay in @surfingsl
national series. Give him a follow and some good vibes! #sunshinestories
Photo by @lachlanjdempsey
- help a sister out? 🙈
Still going bananas for Sri Lanka’s cute little bananas! They’re the perfect pre or post surf snack! So sweet! If you have ever tried them you know what we mean! #sunshinestories
Photo by @mitchfongphoto
Sunday stretching in our shala. Here at #Sunshinestories
we’re getting ready to welcome a new group of yogis and surfers. Some have never surfed before, others are experienced surfers but have never ever done yoga. Others have never done either! Everyone is welcome and we’ll tailor the experience to suit you!
Our guests + crew makes the best gang. Week after week! 🙌🏽 cheers to that and happy Saturday 🌴Come join us here in paradise, book your week of surf & yoga via the link in our bio! #sunshinestories
shot by @lachlanjdempsey
When the thought of a warm chai takes you somewhere that’s not Melbourne and maybe slightly tropical. Thanks for the lovely pic @folkbyronbay
The autumn and winter’s weeks are booking up fast! If you want to come and join our surf and yoga retreat hit up the link in our bio! #sunshinestories
Love taking the train to Galle on our day off the retreat schedule (Wednesday’s). Sneaking down a gelato or two at @isleofgelato
Our favorite is the salted caramel!! 👏🏽 #sunshinestories
Ok we have had just about enough of you Melbourne winter, time for a Sri Lankan getaway. Tangalle beach will certainly do! 📷 @srilanka_travel
Look at the beauty that we were blessed with as we took a short walk tonight with both puppers after we returned from our run. Carmel got to go with us on the longer run but Lola has gotten to the point that it is just too hard for her to keep up and she limps for a day or two afterward if we take her with us. She was breaking my heart with her big brown eyes as we left so I promised her we would come back and take her for a walk. We were already later than usual for dinner, we were tired and there were some other reasons not to walk when we got back but we kept our promise to her and she was like a puppy when we started walking back toward the road!
If we wouldn’t have kept that promise, we would have missed out on this blessing! Promises are hard to keep sometimes, especially ones we make to ourselves, but there are always blessings as we work to keep them. There are strengths we didn’t realize we had, there are people we affect, there are sights we otherwise wouldn’t have seen and there is a richness in our lives that comes from being different and dependable. Sometimes the blessing is just the feeling that comes with knowing you have been faithful to what you have pledged.
Praising God tonight for promises kept! 💜
Days spent in the sea are our favorites 💦 Lucky to be spending so much time in the Indian Ocean, the best thing is you never need a wetsuit to surf! #sunshinestories
Photo by @lachlanjdempsey
Enjoying the slow life under some banana leafs! By the way, check out our story for a beach clean we did today! Together for a cleaner future. Thumbs up to our crew for being awesome 👏🏽 #sunshinestories
started with an idea to create integrated services to help break the cycle of poverty by implementing an education with complete community support services. The @ipromiseschool
gives resources to both students and parents - a food pantry, GED programs and job placement services to name a few... This shared mission is what keeps the @SunshineMethod
team busy everyday. Education is a necessity to overcome the odds and succeed for many of the children and families we support at the @sunshinemethod
and we’re here to raise awareness of their journey, and our fellow change makers along the way! 💥💪🏽📚
We at the Sunshine Method would like to acknowledge the passing of Lauren Geoghegan and Jay Austin. Lauren was a dear friend, a fellow Hoya, and an inspiration to us all to take risks and live our fullest lives. Lauren and Jay cycled around the globe documenting random acts of kindness, and experiencing the good random strangers are capable of in even the most unexpected of moments. Lauren and Jay remind us to take learning everywhere we go, and to never miss an opportunity to explore the unknown. While they will be surely missed, Lauren and Jay’s legacy will live on through the love, courage, and generosity they transmitted to those who knew them and followed their journey to live their fullest life.
At The Sunshine Method, we believe that every child, regardless of their circumstances, has the right to a quality education in order to reach their fullest potential. Just like food, water, and shelter, education is a basic need. We are committed to building communities where that need is met. Are you ready to join us? https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.detroitnews.com/amp/864357002