A metaphysical concept in the Spanish language that has no direct translation, querencia is derived from the verb ‘querer’ which means ‘to desire.’ It’s the place where one’s strength is drawn from. Where one feels at home.

Q U E R E N C I A is the place where you are your most authentic self.

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  • a divine trek

    September 17, 2019 by

    What do you think of Bali? the temple priest politely enquires as he drives us to his village in Sidemen. I pause. The answer is a complicated one that has more to do with me than the island itself.

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  • the five vayus

    September 11, 2019 by

    While practicing in Bali, I picked up a new variation on the namaskar series that I keep coming back to. Less focused on building heat and yang energy, Vayu Namaskar seeks to harmonize the five vayus.

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  • home base // melbourne pt. 2

    August 31, 2019 by

    Because there’s more to life than food and drink (so I’m told), the second installment of Home Base covers the very best of what makes Melbourne the culture capital of Australia. Happy exploring, mates.

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  • home base // melbourne pt. 1

    August 9, 2019 by

    G’day + welcome to Home Base, the very first in Querencia’s city guide series. I’m often asked for travel recs and figured there’s no better place to start than our home away from home, Melbourne. In no particular order, here are some edible + quaffable things we’ll miss the very most.

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  • morning ritual

    August 1, 2019 by

    Change can be disruptive and chaotic, but ritual offers a way to ground yourself in spite of everything else going on around you. It’s a chance to make space for yourself; to bring intention into how you spend your day.

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  • away we go

    July 29, 2019 by

    It’s a funny thing to leave home; to find an entirely new one in the process. Unearthing the layers of home, both physical and spiritual.

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  • terroir

    July 25, 2019 by

    This–to me–smells like Margaret River, she says while pouring the cabernet. Like home. She rolls her eyes as she talks about terroir, but readily admits Margaret River’s got one all its own.

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  • coffee at no. 7

    July 22, 2019 by

    Come over tomorrow morning before you leave and I’ll make you Greek coffee, she offers again. The way she rolls her “r”s reminds me of Spanish. This time I know I’ll take her up on it.

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