We are Josh, Jenna, Arjuna, and Lux. We didn't choose to leave it all behind and become Nomads because we were unhappy with our lives. We had it all: beautiful children, supportive and loving friends and family, our dream character home, and a job that we were passionate about. Running a successful yoga studio gave us the ability to bring our kids to work with us and travel with them to far off places for up to a month at a time. We had both traveled a lot before starting our family (in fact, we were en route to move to Colombia when we discovered we were pregnant with our first child) and vowed that having children wouldn't change this. During our trips with our kids we always dreamed of how we could travel longer and farther. For a while we got caught up in the practical questions: how are we going to make money? how are we going to run the business? what about the house? what about school? etc. Then, in March 2015, when we were driving around Ecuador with our kids, we got really clear about how we wanted to feel in our lives. And we realized that for us, there was no compromise: the life we had built back home had to end for our dream of traveling full time to begin. Then, toward the end of that trip, our daughter Zama passed away unexpectedly just days before her second birthday. This intense experience demonstrated the finite nature of this reality. There is no tomorrow, or maybe later, or after I accomplish this. There is only now. Zama was the brightest spirit we have known, and she taught us to be who we want to be and live how we want to live in this moment.
So we've decided to live simply, have more time to just be, see different places, meet new people, connect more to nature, be in touch with our consumption -- and demonstrate those values to our kids, Arjuna and Lux. As we sold our business, our house, our car, and almost all of our material possessions, we had to truly put the yogic principle of non-attachment into practice! All those things are fantastic. We're not running away from them. We've decided to do something different. We invested in an overland RV called an Earthroamer and moved our family of four into 105 square feet of living space. We have no time frame and no final destination. Of course there will be aspects of our old life that we'll be nostalgic for, but our experience has taught us that some things need to come to an end for new beginnings to take place. This is the start of our Nomad Yoga Family life and we can't even conceive of the myriad of experiences the future will hold.