Experience the Magic of Iceland: A Journey Through Sustainability, Culture, and Personal Transformation


Iceland, famously known as the ‘Land of Fire and Ice’, is a destination that offers a diverse range of awe-inspiring landscapes, from vast glaciers and volcanic formations to geysers and hot springs. This beautiful, rugged country is also a global leader in sustainability practices, with a deep commitment to renewable energy and ecological conservation. Iceland’s sustainability ethos is reflected in every aspect of life, from the food you eat to

Holiday Harmony: Embracing Sustainability During Festive Seasons


Holidays are a time of joy, giving, and unfortunately, a lot of waste. Practicing sustainability over the holidays is crucial due to the significant environmental impact this season can have. The holidays are traditionally a time of excess – over-indulgence in food leading to waste, excessive energy consumption for lighting and heating, and the generation of vast amounts of waste from gift wrapping and packaging. By choosing to be mindful

Yoga Lifestyle: 10 Ways to Incorporate Yoga into your Daily Life


In the hustle and bustle of modern life, finding moments of feeling grounded & calm can be a challenge. But what if we told you that you could infuse your daily routine with the grace and mindfulness of yoga? The beauty of yoga lies not only in the serene moments on the mat but in its ability to enrich every facet of your existence. Join us as we explore simple

Gratitude: Your Travel Companion for International Yoga Retreats


Gratitude is not just an emotion; it’s a practice that deepens our yoga journey, especially when traveling internationally for yoga retreats. Engaging in a consistent gratitude practice can enhance your retreat experience by fostering a positive mindset and a sense of connection with your surroundings. Benefits of Gratitude For the Body Gratitude has a profound impact on the body. Research shows that people who regularly practice gratitude have lower blood

Italy, Land of Beauty and Gratitude


Italy, a land brimming with history, culture, and natural beauty, has a unique way of teaching us the art of ‘gratitude’. The Italians have a beautiful word, “grazie”, which traces its roots back to the Latin word “gratias”, meaning “thanks”, which is also the origin of the English word “gratitude”. Over centuries, “gratias” morphed into “grazie” in Italian, retaining its heartfelt sentiment of expressing gratitude. However, in the context of

Experiencing the Magic of Inclusive Yoga Retreats: A Journey of Overcoming Barriers and Embracing Possibilities


I have been fortunate enough to go on yoga retreats in incredible locations throughout my adult life. Yoga retreats, for me, are digging deep with oneself, taking a break for self-care, and being within the community. For me, the collective group energy on retreat is so powerful, whether it be in meditation, having a meal together or in deep breathing conversation. The conversation you experience on retreat is rich and

Embracing Mindfulness as a Way of Life


In our fast-paced world, it’s not uncommon to think of mindfulness as something separate from our daily lives—a task we complete, a box we tick. We set our timers, sit down to meditate, and then proceed with the rest of our day. However, true mindfulness extends far beyond the boundaries of meditation; it is meant to be a guiding force as we navigate the complexities of this human life. Mindfulness

Yoga Therapy vs Yoga


Have you heard of this thing called, yoga therapy? Maybe thought to yourself…isn’t all yoga therapeutic? To that I say YES! And yet…there is a distinction to be made about the differences between yoga and yoga therapy. There are less than 4,000 of us certified yoga therapists on the planet, so if you are unfamiliar…you are not alone. Definition of Yoga Therapy “Yoga therapy is the professional application of the

Discovering Ireland: A Journey Through its Culture, Traditions, Food, and History


Ireland, the Emerald Isle, is known for its verdant landscapes, charming locals, and a rich tapestry of culture and history that stretches back thousands of years. Irish Culture and Traditions Irish culture is a melting pot of influences from its Celtic roots to the impacts of Viking, Norman, and English invasions. The Irish have a legendary reputation for their hospitable and convivial nature. A warm welcome or the ‘céad míle

Why You Should Consider Leading Your Next Yoga Retreat and Service Project in Latin America


From the stunning Andean landscapes of Peru to the rich cultural heritage of Guatemala, Latin America offers a treasure trove of experiences that make it an exceptional destination for leading a yoga retreat. But what if you could combine this spiritual journey with a service project? Here’s why you should consider it for your next retreat. Cultivating Empathy and Cultural Understanding Service projects, such as teaching English, building schools, or

Immersive Cultural Experiences in Latin America


Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Latin American culture by experiencing it firsthand. Diverse and vibrant, these immersive experiences take you beyond the realm of the ordinary, plunging you into the heart of local traditions. Local Festivals Festivals play a crucial role in Latin America, offering a glimpse into the region’s cultural essence. For instance, the ‘Festival de la Luz’, a breathtaking parade of lights held in San José,

Why retreat?


Why retreat? Dr. Margo Bachman, DACM Do you wonder what all the hype about retreats are about? Have you been contemplating signing up for one and are unsure if it’s right for you? Let me invite you to learn about the plethora of benefits from going on a retreat. It all starts with taking a break from the demands of day-to-day life and providing an opportunity to unwind your nervous

Experience Costa Rica: A Land of Rich Culture and History

La Fortuna, Costa Rico

Costa Rica is a Central American nation known for its stunning beaches, lush jungles and diverse wildlife. But one of the most remarkable characteristics of this small country is its rich culture and history. With influences from both indigenous people and European settlers, Costa Rica offers an array of cultural activities to explore from traditional music and dance to art and architecture. Costa Rica’s population comprises a diverse range of

The Transformative Power of Retreats on the Brain

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Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or stuck in a rut? If so, it might be time to consider embarking on a retreat. Participating in a retreat can have remarkable effects on the brain, fostering a rejuvenating experience that positively impacts mental health and cognitive functioning. Let’s explore the five incredible ways in which retreats can transform your brain and life: Reduced Stress: Finding Serenity Amidst Chaos In the fast-paced world