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Thailand is known as the ‘land of smiles.’ If you’ve been to Thailand, you know, it’s because almost everything about this beautiful country fills your heart up with joy and peace. Pristine beaches, magical islands, deep spirituality, and an abundance of coconut water – this land has so much to offer.

Among some of its offerings, yoga retreats in Thailand require a special mention as they draw millions of people every year to this exotic land. If you wish to be a part of a yoga program in Thailan

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Professional yoga teachers who have an in depth knowledge about their subject actually trains the teachers so that they learn from the best. The entire atmosphere at the teaching camp is serene and calm ensuring that the students grasp the most out of the situation.

There are various tenures for which one can avail diversified Yoga teacher training course depending on the subject they are mastering, the level they are in and the time they have at hand.

The usual Yoga Teacher training courses are a

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If you're looking to step into the boots of a real cowboy on your riding holiday look no further than Ranch Rider, as the tour operator is run by keen equestrians and horse owners, their passion to help you get more out of your time in the saddle.

Tony Daly, managing director of Ranch Rider, comments, “Even though branding, roping and cattle work are available activities at most working ranches, there are always subtle key differences in the guest experience from one ranch to another. From the be

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9009030077?profile=originalIf learning to surf is on your life wish list and you enjoy yoga – or vice versa – it’s time to make your next vacation in 2016 a surfing and yoga retreat in Costa Rica.

 

From the rush of catching your first wave to the complete blissful relaxation of yoga on the beach at sunset, you will wonder why you haven’t done this sooner.

9009030876?profile=originalEngaging in daily activities of surfing and yoga, you naturally step into the flow of nature and the Earth’s energy. Faced with new situations, you learn more about who yo

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9009014270?profile=originalCome January 2016, schoolchildren in the southern Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica will hopefully breathe easy with cleaner air.

Roads in front of seven elementary schools in the region, that are now unpaved dustbowls, will be the first in Costa Rica to be made of recyclable plastic, thanks to the Pave the Road initiative.

The southern Nicoya Peninsula is one of those iconic Costa Rica tourism spots, where you can find paradise beaches, world-class surf breaks, forested coastline, and charming towns

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9008986499?profile=originalIt’s a simple recipe: Fresh, good food.

The Buddha Eyes Restaurant at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas & Yoga Retreat in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica has that recipe down to perfection.

Now it’s even better. Known in the popular beach town for its fresh, healthy, innovative cuisine, Buddha Eyes Restaurant recently changed its dinner menu to bring back old favorites and give diners new dishes to look forward to trying.

“Over the years, many different chefs had brought their influences to the hotel menu. We wa

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The shining and smoothly flowing holy Ganges, the chants of prayers coming from the ghats, the music of the river that touches you soul, the scenic charm that rejuvenates your mind and body, and the adventure sports that give you the high. At the foothills of the Himalayans in Uttarakhand state, Rishikesh is known as an ancient city holy to Hindus, but thanks to its location it has also become a go-to place for adventure junkies and backpackers in the recent years - for many, a perfect blend of

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Family ride at Arizona's White Stallion Guest Ranch



With over 80 years combined experience in the saddle, the Ranch Rider team has its hoof to the ground when it comes to the best riding holidays. So, where to hit the trail in 2018? From new cultural cowgirl getaways to award winning horseback safaris, the specialist has rounded up a list of the best equine escapes for the year ahead.



Tony Daly, managing director of Ranch Rider, comments, “2018’s “mane” attraction will be the Gem state. Idaho

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Yoga lovers
will definitely not want to miss the National Yoga Festival in Costa Rica in April.

 

9008939498?profile=originalThe capital city of San Jose, Costa Rica will host the 7th annual National Festival of Yoga from April 16 to 19, 2015 at the National Culture Center (CENAC). The festival is promoted by the Costa Rican Association of Yoga Teachers (ASOYOGA) to spread the practice of yoga throughout Costa Rica.

Activities at the festival will include yoga classes and workshops, talks, meditation, documentaries, games,

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9008846501?profile=originalArticle by Shannon Farley

Famous for its year-round surf, spectacular sunsets and friendly beach townSanta Teresa Beach in Costa Rica was once again named a top beach in Central America in the newest TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards.

 

The global travel site announced its 2015 Travelers' Choice Awards on Feb. 18, awarding Costa Rica the honor of having some of the best beaches and hotels in the world.

 

9008815085?profile=originalSanta Teresa Beach and Hermosa Beach by Santa Teresa were both listed as Top 10 Beaches in C

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9008921067?profile=originalArticle by Shannon Farley

9008921287?profile=originalRenting a vacation home in Costa Rica, especially one at the beach, is a great idea. Stay steps from the sand at beautiful Santa Teresa, Costa Rica in the new beachfront vacation home, Martha’s House.

 

The two-story octagon-shaped house is just off the beach and surrounded by lush tropical gardens. The house sleeps up to 10 persons with four air-conditioned bedrooms and three baths. Other luxury features include a fully-equipped kitchen, large swimming pool, Jacuzzi, saun

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Yoga Vacations in Paradise in Costa Rica

Imagine leaving behind the hectic fast pace of everyday life to restore your energy, strengthen your body, and relax your mind amid lush jungle in the sunshine with tranquil 80-degree ocean gulf waters lapping at your doorstep. That's what a Costa Rica yoga vacation can do for you.


Sounds good, doesn't it?


Why not make your next yoga class a yoga vacation in paradise at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Costa Rica.

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The remote eco-lodge near the Osa Peninsula is beachfront on the picturesque Paci

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9009062285?profile=originalMost people when laid off from their job, especially a high-powered dot-com career, don’t do what Tierza Eichner did. Instead of polishing her resume and job hunting, Eichner took off on an eight-month surfing vacation to Central America, Hawaii and Mexico.

At the time, in 2001, the northern California native had only been surfing about a year. She had tried surfing in her early 20s. It didn’t go well – pummeled by waves, bashed by the board, and leg muscles ripped. Then, in her early 30s, Eichne

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Have you ever wondered where those funny names for yoga poses come from?

For example, what is Adho Mukha Svanasana? And how do you pronounce it!

Yoga postures – asanas – are given traditionally in the ancient language of Sanskrit. For more than 2,000 years, Sanskrit has been a classic literary language of India and a sacred language of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.

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Many yoga poses are named after heroes, saints and sages of India and Hindu myths. Others are named after animals and nature – obser

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9009020500?profile=originalHealthy fruit and vegetable smoothies are awesome liquid fuel for your body. Smoothies provide important vitamins and minerals from nutritious ingredients like fresh fruit, raw vegetables, Maca Root, chia seeds, protein powder, spirulina and coconut oil.

Start your morning, or have an afternoon snack, with one of these quick, delicious and healthy blended smoothie drink recipes from Pranamar Oceanfront Villas & Yoga Retreat in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Try these out at home and dream you are on a

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9008896289?profile=originalYoga retreats at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas & Yoga Retreat, on award-winning Santa Teresa Beach in Costa Rica, draw people from all over the world. So do Pranamar Villas’ daily yoga classes with popular instructor and Pranamar yoga director, Nancy Goodfellow.

Now Nancy will be holding two inspirational Costa Rica yoga retreats, called Embracing Totality, at Pranamar Villas in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, next year in 2016. The seven-night all-inclusive retreats will be held May 21 to 28, 2016 and

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9009006457?profile=originalWhether you are traveling for a couple of days, a few weeks, or even months, all of that sitting, standing, carrying and hefting luggage does a number on your body and especially your back and neck. You may even have been suffering from back and neck pain before your trip from stress, tension, overworking, etc.

Yoga can help. There are several easy yoga poses you can do almost anywhere to help ease many of the common symptoms of traveler’s back pain. You can do these poses at the airport, in your

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What’s the latest vacation craze? Surfing and yoga retreats in the balmy tropics are the hot fashion.

But what if you don’t know how to surf or live far from the nearest ocean? Is it still an adventure worth taking? Try it and you’ll see. Here’s what a few surf retreat fans had to say:

Surf-camp-01.png?width=272“This week has been about so much more than learning how to surf ... the support & encouragement you have given me, and this beautiful place will stay with me for years to come. I never imagined myself as a surfer c

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Being right on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, with warm Pacific Ocean, uncrowded white sand and shady palm trees, you may never want to leave your hammock or cushy lounge chair. However, there's also a lot going on in this region of the southern Nicoya Peninsula, so if you should get the urge to be active and adventurous, here are 8 top things to do in Santa Teresa Costa Rica.

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Daily Yoga Classes


You can go to beginner and advanced yoga classes every day

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Looking for a relaxing, restoring and uplifting vacation? Try a yoga retreat.

A yoga retreat is not only yoga – add in getting away from it all to a beautiful and sunny place, exercise that makes you feel good, healthy and delicious cuisine prepared for you (as in, you didn’t have to cook it!), nature or cultural adventures, and connecting with other fellow travelers from all over who will be new friends by the end. The dynamic combination is what makes this kind of holiday so relaxing and revita

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