Hello. Thank you for stopping by. My name is Karina Alos. A wandering island girl born and raised in San Juan, PR. While finishing my studies and pursuing acting at Fordham University in New York City. I stumbled upon yoga as a healing tool (emotionally and physically). Years later I decided to become a yoga teacher. That's where the quest began. 

I believe you must bring your whole self to the table if you want to thrive in today’s crazy world; your personality, your sense of humor, and most importantly, your heart. All of these elements brought me to start Poinciana* : A Learning Bodega and Apothecary. A space to share what I have learned as I navigate my passion for yoga, ecology, traveling, herbalism and my (and ours) physical and mental health. What is the main goal for sharing these stories, you ask? Well, stories have always played an important part in my life. Whether it was Jane Eyre, Jane Austen or Moana. The lessons and inspiration words can yield are limitless. If some of the stories in my little bodega help you in any way. Then that is sufficient enough for me to keep sharing  them. But writing is also very cathartic for me. In putting down on paper what I have learned I also help myself. Later on, during the summer of 2021. I plan to add an online apothecary where I can also share with you, ready made herbal remedies I currently make for my own use.

Join me as the adventure continues and I keep exploring the world, the self and all the magic love can create. 

To see what I’ve been up to, browse my site. Learn about my passions, and explore what excites and interests you as well. If you have any questions about my journey as a travel blogger, freelance yoga and English teacher in Poland. Or need some encouragement for your own adventure. Don't be afraid to reach out and ask me (or others) for help. 

                                                    The magic is real! 

*Poinciana or Flamboyan is a beautiful tree you can find all over Puerto Rico. Whose fiery red orange flowers mean realization. The goal of our efforts. 

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