retreats (20)

Best Wellness Retreats in Bali

Bali is an exceptional place to refresh oneself. It is known to be the most popular destination to travel, but on the other side, people do go to the place to lift their spirits. Yes, you've read it right, Bali is well-known for its wellness retreats. Nothing spikes all-encompassing prosperity and mending more than a serene little island like Bali, with all its natural and cultural highlights. The island's spirit means everything: magnificent nature, hundreds of years old customs, and antiquated

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Yoga TTC

Yoga is one of the greatest gifts from the consciousness to humans to connect to our divine nature. Each culture responds to the environment they inhabit. Different survival strategies develop, when the group goes beyond mere survival and start focusing on spiritual development, then a rich culture is developed.

You will learn new things about your mind and you will start to notice more of your thought patterns in asana, in meditation, in lecture, in presentation, and this information will help y

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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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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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Imagine coming back from your Costa Rica vacation feeling relaxed, fit, healthy, and on fire with life.

This is what you get when you hook up with a very passionate fitness team and other highly motivated travelers on a tropical paradise beach in Costa Rica for an epic life-changing fitness retreat.

Much more exotic than your average fitness program, an “I Breathe Fitness Retreat” brings you to an outstanding location in Costa Rica for a week to train with a renowned professional fitness coach, ex

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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.


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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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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9008969886?profile=originalWhen I stay at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas & Yoga Retreat in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, one of my favorite things to do is to swim in the giant tide pool down the beach about five minutes from the hotel.


The larger-than-Olympic-sized shallow sea water swimming pool is one of the best-kept secrets of the area. It is located between Pranamar Villas and El Peñón,” or the big rock, where Santa Teresa Beach turns into Hermosa Beach – better known as “Playa Hermosa”. Since Santa Teresa and Playa Hermos

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Tips for using yoga to ease travel stress

9008894874?profile=originalTravel can be stressful, there’s no doubt about it. Standing in line, airport security, incessant waiting, lugging bags and suitcases, crowds … and the sitting! Sitting on a plane, or in a car or taxi, or on a bus, or on a train – it plays havoc with your back, butt, hips, legs, and well, pretty much everything.


After a long airplane flight, I always feel about two inches shorter from my back and muscles being scrunched from so much sitting. Know the feeling? Ever want to be pulled apart from he

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9008847082?profile=originalWhile on vacation in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, you have to try Stand-Up Paddle Boarding. It is one of the fastest-growing popular water sports in the world. Called “SUP”, the sport is a great all-body workout, is relatively easy to learn, and is lots of fun.

Surfers started using Hawaiian-style stand-up paddle boarding as a way to keep fit when there aren’t any waves, and also as a way to power into waves that are hard to catch.

SUP uses a wide, long, modified surfboard that you stand on while usi

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9008825493?profile=originalIn today’s busy world, being centered, balanced and at peace are much sought-after elements. People in seriously busy places are turning to the timeless Eastern practices of meditation and yoga to help them get there.

Yoga has become mainstream; but meditation often still meets resistance. People have different reasons for wanting to meditate – to quiet the inner chatter and find calm, reduce stress, to improve creativity, visualize goal achievement, to banish negative thinking, or to follow a fa

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Reinventing a business is a process not every company takes the time to tackle. It is like soul-searching. Who are we? What are we about? What are we doing and why? And it is the most urgently talked about business concept over the past five years.


9008823664?profile=originalAfter 15 years in business, Hotel Tropico Latino at beautiful Santa Teresa Beach in Costa Rica recently engaged in the challenge of redefining and reinventing their image and goals. According to hotel manager Roberto de la Ossa, they now have a strong

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9008814466?profile=originalCosta Rica summer is yoga season at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas & Yoga Retreat on Santa Teresa Beach. Pranamar is offering 14 exceptional yoga retreats between February and June 2014.


Whether you are looking to deepen your yoga practice, or try yoga for the first time, a yoga retreat is an excellent opportunity for both. Retreats also add in fun activities like surfing or stand-up paddling.



Santa Teresa has been named one of the top 10 beaches in Central America and is an idyllic yoga setting at

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We all love things that make us feel young (or remember our youth), feel free and be happy. Traveling is almost always in the top 10 – even if only to an old neighborhood where we once lived. Why?

Reasons-to-travel-the-world-300x152.jpg?width=3001. Traveling opens up our world.

In today’s world, where emails and smart phones often replace face-to-face interaction, traveling makes us get out and connect with humanity. Traveling changes our scenery. When we travel, we leave our daily routine and see new things which stimulate our mind and encourag

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Yoga and meditation are all about breathing deeply, relaxing, and reconnecting with your inner nature. What better setting for this practice than the pure oxygen-rich rainforest of Costa Rica.

yoga_urwald_asana.jpg?width=220Be in harmony with nature around you at a yoga and meditation retreat at Portasol Rainforest & Oceanview Living. The sustainable community on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Coast will hold seven Rain/Sun Yoga and Meditation Retreats in 2013-2014. Retreats will focus on creating new energy for participants wit

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Tantric Yoga is kind of touchy.

The ancient Hindu practice gets a lot of press for its sexual image. However, if you delve deeper than the popular hype, you find that the 1,600-year-old ritual is not concerned with sexuality, but rather the goal of Tantric Yoga is to awaken and harmonize the male and female aspects within each person on a spiritual level, according to Yoga World.

There are so many different elements and schools of thought on Tantric Yoga that I started researching and was quickly

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