Meet the Teacher- Allisun Hull


Greetings, fellow seekers of light and love! It is with immense joy that we introduce Allisun, a devoted yoga practitioner since 1999 and a seasoned teacher who has been sharing the transformative practice of yoga since 2006. With a heart deeply inspired by nature, music, and the magic that surrounds us every day, Allisun’s journey in yoga is a dynamic and spiritual expression of mind, body, and breath. Allisun’s practice

Nourish Roots: Exploring Costa Rica’s Culinary Traditions with True Nature Travels


In the heart of Costa Rica’s lush landscapes, where coconut palms sway in the breeze and waterfalls cascade into the jungle, lies the foundation of True Nature Travels. But True Nature isn’t just about breathtaking scenery—it’s about embracing the rich cultural heritage and culinary traditions that make Costa Rica truly special. Culinary Exploration: A Feast for the Senses Costa Rica’s culinary landscape is a testament to its diverse heritage and

Meet the Teacher- Ann Stevens


We are honored to introduce Ann Stevens, a seasoned yoga teacher with over 20 years of experience guiding students on their journey to wellness and self-discovery. Hailing from the vibrant coastal city of Virginia Beach, Ann brings a dynamic and inclusive approach to her teaching, blending her passion for yoga with a belief that the practice should be enjoyable and accessible to all. As co-owner of the beloved Studio Bamboo

Release, Receive, Return: Finding Peace in the Labyrinth of Life


Recently, I spent a retreat weekend in the woods alongside a community of yoga teacher trainees. And though a retreat weekend should embody a framework of rest, I entered it a bit frenzied. As I planned for the weekend in the woods, I realized, truth be told, there wasn’t much rest at all. Then suddenly, in the last couple days prior to the weekend, plans started to feel like they

Meet the Teachers- Lisa and Lana


We are delighted to introduce you to two exceptional yoga instructors, Lisa Sparagna and Lana Bassetto. Together, Lisa and Lana bring a wealth of experience, passion, and expertise to our community, guiding individuals on transformative journeys toward holistic well-being. Lisa Sparagna Lisa’s journey into yoga and meditation began in 2005 when she received her 200-hour certification at the esteemed White Lotus Foundation in California. Since then, she has continued to

Unfurling The Yoga Mat: The Journey Towards True Diversity and Equity in The Yoga Community


Yesterday, as I was mindlessly scrolling social media, I came across a post from a woman I know who has recently begun practicing yoga. I was so moved by her photos and heartfelt words chronicling the transformative power of this practice that I felt the need to move beyond the voyeur role that social media affords in order to encourage her to continue her journey and to possibly consider yoga

Meet our teachers- Devon Schmidt and Elisabeth Hulsman


Devon Schmidt, Certified Aromatherapist, ERYT-500 In 2003, while pursuing studies at CCAD, Devon Schmidt found solace and inspiration in Hatha yoga classes at the downtown Columbus YMCA. Captivated by the physical and mental benefits of yoga, she embarked on a journey that would lead her to become a dedicated yoga teacher. Devon’s commitment to her craft led her to complete the World Peace Yoga 200hr Teacher Training Program in 2010

What is the Difference Between Forcing and Working Hard?


You often hear yoga teachers tell students “Don’t push or force.” Pushing and forcing definitely makes yoga a very bumpy ride, and is an invitation to injury. When you add force to yoga you are adding aggressiveness and creating unnecessary friction.  With force and pushing, you lose sensitivity; you sacrifice your body for the sake of the pose, or for more range of motion.  When pushing and forcing predominate, it

Fostering Cultural Exchange: The Role of Tourism in Promoting Cross-Cultural Understanding


Travel has long been celebrated for its ability to transcend borders, connect people from diverse backgrounds, and foster a deeper appreciation for the rich tapestry of cultures that make our world so vibrant. In Portugal, a country steeped in history, tradition, and cultural diversity, tourism plays a crucial role in promoting cross-cultural understanding and fostering meaningful connections between travelers and local communities. Breaking Down Barriers, Building Bridges From the bustling

International Women’s Day: Embracing Balance and Equilibrium


As we celebrate International Women’s Day, a day dedicated to honoring the achievements and contributions of women around the world, it’s essential to reflect on the theme of balance and equilibrium. In a world where gender equality remains an ongoing struggle, finding balance—both within ourselves and within society—is key to empowering women and fostering a more equitable future. Striving for Balance: Empowering Women Worldwide International Women’s Day serves as a

Meet Our Teachers: Nancy Hatton & Ashley Prazych


Nancy Hatton: Embracing Yoga as a Way of Life Nancy’s journey with yoga began in 2008, but it wasn’t until 2013, when she became an empty nester, that she delved deeper into her practice. Finding solace and inspiration at Hot Spot Power Yoga in Jacksonville, Florida, Nancy immersed herself in the community and embarked on a transformative journey. From meditation workshops to 40 Days to a Personal Revolution, Nancy’s thirst

Meet The Teacher: Kelsey Reed


Join us on a rejuvenating journey with Kelsey Reed, a soulful yoga teacher whose life story is as inspiring as her classes. Kelsey discovered the transformative power of yoga during her college years amidst personal challenges and struggles within her family. It became her sanctuary, providing a sense of connection and peace that previously she only found in dance, but without the negativity that sometimes accompanied it. “Yoga truly saved

Love for the Environment: Sustainable Retreat Planning Tips


In the realm of wellness and self-discovery, the connection between human beings and the environment is profound. At True Nature Travels, we believe in fostering a deep love for the environment by integrating sustainable practices into our retreat planning. Join us as we explore how conscious choices can transform your retreat into a celebration of love for Mother Earth. 1. Choose Eco-Friendly Accommodations: Opt for accommodations that prioritize sustainability. Look

Meet the Teacher Sianna Sherman and Masood Ali Khan


Sianna Sherman: Love-In-Action, Visionary of Rasa Yoga Collective She/Her For nearly three decades, Sianna Sherman has been a beacon of love and wisdom in the global yoga community. As an international yoga teacher, she has touched the lives of tens of thousands of students and fellow teachers around the world. Sianna is not just a teacher; she is Love-In-Action, committed to serving humanity through her transformative offerings. Visionary Leadership: As