Meet True Nature Leader Rannveig Aamodt

03/14/2018

1.   You’ve been to Kalymnos before; what are your favorite things about climbing on and traveling to this stunning Greek island?  Coming to Kalymnos as a rock climber is like discovering Nirvana. It’s a little island off the coast of mainland Greece and it might have the highest concentration of sport climbing routes anywhere in the world. The style of the rock climbing is

Spring Health

03/14/2018

Spring is dynamic, sexy, and magical. We start to shed the cold, dark, and wet Winter and start to enter the pulsation of life as things start to blossom and spring into action. We start to follow the natural ways of Nature but sometimes the transition isn’t as easy as nature makes it look. Humans

Eco-Tourism: The ultimate guide to the what, the why and the how

03/06/2018

As someone who spends an inordinate amount of time sorting my trash into recyclables, compost, and garbage, I always carried a layer of guilt around my affinity for travel. I was far too aware of the ridiculous amount of carbon emissions that came attached to each international ticket I booked. Which is why when I

Meet True Nature Leader Katie Lambert

02/23/2018

1. How did you decide on the theme of Movement and Mobility? How will this theme be explored during your retreat? I teach a couple of clinics each year which usually focus on introducing people how to crack climb and place traditional gear. With this clinic being held in Kalymnos, it lends itself to being

Spring Cleaning: Decluttering Your Physical and Mental Space

02/16/2018
Spring cleaning - spring approaching

Is it really already time to think about spring? I don’t know about you, but the as much as I adore the sunshine and wildflowers that come with the season, I always have a difficult time pulling myself out of the winter doldrums and into the elation of spring. My body is still heavy with

Back to the Rock: Rediscovering my Strength Post-Surgery

02/12/2018

It was September 2016. I had just moved into a cozy flat in Edinburgh with a view of the castle, three amiable roommates, and a small dog whom I immediately dubbed my best friend. I dedicated my first week to unpacking and decorating my room, and in an attempt to hang a tapestry on my

Meet True Nature Leader Julie Hruska

02/05/2018

From September 23-29, 2018, we’re headed to Amorgos, Greece with Julie Hruska for a week of yoga to unplug from the outside world and reconnect with your spirit. Below, Julie tells us what inspired the theme of her “Awaken Your Inner Goddess in Greece” Retreat, who her greatest yoga influences have been, what quotes inspire

Let’s Celebrate Love

01/30/2018

“1 Corinthians 13, verse 4 – 7: Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never

A Short Yoga Sequence to Cultivate Self-Love

01/29/2018

2018, a new year, that perhaps brings new resolutions. When you reflected on the past year to make those New Year’s resolutions, what emotions came up? Did you first focus on all you did well or on all your failures? Very often, our goals from the New Year evolve from frustration with what we did

Self-Love: Simple Steps for Falling in Love with Yourself this Valentine’s Day

01/24/2018

In my family, Valentine’s Day was never a holiday about romantic love. It was a holiday about love in all its beautiful forms. Family love, friendship love, and, most importantly, self-love. Too often we get so focused on the love of others that we forget the importance of cultivating self-love. These simple steps for falling