WANT TO BECOME A YOGA TEACHER? Join my legendary yogi mommy’s @yoga_adventure world renowned Hawaii teacher training this June 11th - July 2nd! You will get to stay in paradise at the only oceanfront retreat center in Hawaii - our home Eat fresh local food and swim in warm waters with magical marine life She also has continuing education courses across the globe! Space limited. Email email@example.com
Swimming back to LA! Mahalo home sweet Hawaii! Time to buckle down and edit more films to protect my underwater ohana! Anyone in Southern California this week want to have a board meeting so I don’t go coconuts behind my computer all day/night♀️? @catherinekauai screen grab from my film
It’s been a wonderful week making waves of changed in reef protection and testing these new @jeuxdevagues_ bikinis made from recycled plastic bottles! The board I’m riding is made from recycled coffee cups and plant resin! Everyone can take baby steps everyday to protect our ocean playground! @hisarahlee
CLICK FOR AUDIO. During my investigation of the true story of Beauty and the Beast I met with the castle historian Scott who took me “out of bounds” to see the tower where the beast was held and fed raw meat. King Henry II finally figured out he was human not werewolf and had a hairy condition called hypertrichosis. To see more click the link in my profile and watch the first film. @alexvoyer_fisheye
I wonder what it would be like to fall in love with a beast?
This is the recreated famous dance scene from my new film “The True Story of Beauty and The Beast” - you can watch the full film and the behind the scenes by clicking the link in my profile.
Happy Valentines Day! Click link in my profile to watch The True Story of Beauty and the Beast! Did you know they had children? .
My Alison's Adventure film series educates through entertainment. Today's media is bombarded with examples of cyberbullying and physical hatred. This story imparts the lesson that we must not judge a person by their appearance. True love comes in many forms and even if a situation or a person may seem hairy, it’s important to look beneath the surface and give everyone a chance to reach their highest potential! .
Good to be back home! After almost a year producing, directing, and editing my True Story Of Beauty and the Beast film it feels good to take a day to dive into paradise! I think there is a misconception with adventure film making and travel blogging that we are just “playing” all the time. For anyone having “overthere-itus” or wishing they had someone else’s work or life I can confidently assure you that the grass is ALWAYS GREENER IN SOMEONE ELSE’S social media profile. The films I make are all possible because of volunteer cast and crew and I do almost every element of post production which equals to countless/sleepless hours glued to soul sucking technology and sharing all the content for free! I truly believe hard work combined with the belief in manifestation can lead you to accomplishing your dreams BUT you must maintain health and balance or else you become a beast without beauty ;) #workaholic@hisarahlee
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My parents decided when I was born they would “world school” me across the globe living with tribes in dangerous jungles, or in tents on the slopes of the freezing Himalayas. No matter how amazing my adventuresome life may have seemed to outsiders, like many little girls, I just wanted to be a princess - but not a gaudy “indoor” princess. A princess of kindness, acceptance, and adventure.
We built our grass shack home base in Hawaii and one day, after seeing a preview for it on the airplane and bugging the crap out of my mom, she drove me hours to see my first film in a small antique theatre: Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” After that I dreamed of being Belle since she is strong, smart, and driven. (And my parents had to deal with s lot of singing ) I set off this year to uncover the mind-blowing true story behind the fairytale and with my film and photo series, I hope to inspire women to persevere on their own path to success and happiness. Part of that is not letting the negativity and judgment of others prevent them from achieving their greatest dreams. #magicisreal#yearofthefemale#alisonsadventures#everygirlisaprincess
Photo by @fredericamaduphotos
Makeup by @karenvmua
Couldn’t do it without @memories_not_dreams
NEW FLIM! CLICK LINK IN BIO TO WATCH
I set off on a wild and comedic quest from the middle of a volcano in the Canary Islands to the castle of King Henry II in France, uncovering the incredible TRUE STORY behind my favorite childhood fairy tale – Beauty and the Beast.
This is the real castle and yep that’s me:) Love to hear what you think of the film! It’s been an almost year long labor of love with an important message!
Mahalo to the beautiful island of Oahu for reminding to reflect on life and the importance of water. In Hawaiian language Wai means water and Wai Wai means wealth. Water is needed for waves to surf, rainbows to inspire, and all living creatures to survive. #waterislife
Mahalo @rawelementsusa@aquaaston for bringing us all together to protect Wai! And now back to my bigger island!
Feeling my inner Moana on the @holokinohawaii! Our canoe was captained by @imuakino who told us his wild and inspirational stories about sailing the Hōkūle’a which is full-scale replica of a wa’akaulua, a Polynesian double-hulled voyaging canoe that sails around the world using only ancient navigation skills such as stars and currents. The navigators only sleep in 15 min increments for months on end and the boat is only lashed together by hand made ropes. It is a great reminder of what brought Hawaiians to Hawaii and a way to appreciate their strength, skills, and resilience!
Today we cleaned tons of plastic and marine debris from James Campbell National Wildlife refuge beach on Oahu in Hawaii. It was incredibly sad to see paradise and marine species effected by the plague of plastic waste - and golf clubs! It was a true honor to team up with @sustainablecoastlineshawaii@aquaaston and Matt Brown the U.S. Marine National Monuments Superintendent who worked with Obama to make the Northwestern Hawaiian islands the largest fully protected conversation area in the world! Make sure you swipe left and listen to his advice on the last clip!
Off to Oahu to join @rawelementsusa and the ohana of experts coming together to promote #ForOurReef initiative in the context of sustainable tourism! Sad seeing this apocalyptic scene that was once a vibrant reef in Hawaii near my home! Since 2011 there has been a 40% decline in coral reefs in Hawaiian waters due to pollutants like toxic sunscreen, plastic, and climate change. Since over 60% of our oxygen comes from coral reef eco systems this is SCARY! Excited to help make a change to keep paradise beautiful for our future generations to play in and BREATH!
Anyone in Oahu this week!? Love to see you and open to any island adventures! Excited to join @sustainablecoastlineshawaii for a beach cleanup! @hisarahlee
Over the years Grama has been my rock and my inspiration in leading a balanced life, always accepting of those who are not like us. This week we moved her into assisted living for Alzheimer’s disease and it has made appreciate a human ability we take for granted every day: memory. Cherish every one and make new ones daily! She can barley remember my name but she remembers the name of her first love, the beach, anything long ago. I sat sobbing and holding her hands for hours and we re-lived what she did remember about me, about 7 year old me:) I would return from an adventure with my wild parental units and Grama would sneak me away from an eminent lunch of sprouts and tofu to get ice cream and go to a movie. Then we would return to her tiny little Newport Beach house to find that my parents had spread all their climbing gear, laundry, spices, yoga mats, skis, surfboards and often odd paraphernalia from our travels like African penis shields across her quaint living room of dainty decor. It’s didn’t phase her. She was a good catholic and attended church weekly - but she alway told me - the only thing they care about at the pearly gates of heaven is whether you’re a good person in life and you make nice nice with everyone. Even though what we did was alien to her she never judged us, just watched and supported with love and wisdom. Even when I put on a bikini to go to church Her favorite line, that she still says with spunk and sassy-ness is: “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it!” Thank you Grama for showing me that no matter what love, kindness, and acceptance will last in our memories forever. My thoughts and prayers go out to anyone who has family members with dementia and your kind messages have meant the world!
It’s 85° in California in the middle of winter and it’s brining back memories from my childhood. When I was about 7 my adventure pioneer parents decided it was time to trek through the Himalayas and climb up most of Mt Everest. We ended up in a freak snowstorm and spent weeks huddled around yak dung fires taking turns putting our bare feet on each others tummy’s for warmth. I remember clutching a boiling bottle of water in my sleeping bag and waking up to find the bottle frozen solid still in my sleeping bag. It was the coldest I’ve ever been. When we finally made it back to the US, we had a long lay over in LA on the way home to Hawaii and my Grandma picked us up and took us to her home on Newport Beach. My feet touched the warm sand, she tossed me a beach ball, and I thought I’d reached enlightenment!
Now being back with Grandma decades later moving her into assisted living for dementia because she has severe memory loss, I asked her “remember when you took me to the beach after I almost froze to death in Nepal, and she replied “yep that day wasn’t too shabby was it!?” #gratitude#balance#alisonsadventures@hisarahlee
Mahalo Hawaii! Stepping into Los Angles liquid .
Will be in Southern California until early February working on some exciting projects to better our planet and trying not to freeze my coconuts off! Let me know if you wanna have a board meeting ♀️ Aloha!