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

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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

Why You Need to Visit Peru

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Why Everyone Needs to Visit Peru: An Exploration of Culture, Nature, and Spirituality Peru is one of those countries that seems to have it all. From soaring mountains to tropical rainforests, ancient ruins to colorful markets, and a rich spiritual heritage, it’s no wonder that so many people are drawn to this diverse and fascinating destination. As a travel and yoga enthusiast, I’ve had the opportunity to explore Peru several times,

The Power of Breath: Women’s Wellness


Did you know that one of the most important relationships a woman has in life is with herself? And that the breath is one of our most powerful tools for learning about ourselves and creating positive changes? Our body, breath, and mind are interdependent, and prana, our life force, and breath, is the energy of movement between them. When prana flows smoothly, all our bodily systems function more efficiently. When

Mindful Journeys: A Guide To Respectful Travel


Traveling to new countries is an exciting and enriching experience that allows us to broaden our horizons, gain new perspectives, and embrace diverse cultures. However, it is crucial to approach travel with cultural sensitivity and respect. By understanding and appreciating the customs, traditions, and values of the countries we visit, we can forge meaningful connections, avoid misunderstandings, and make a positive impact on the communities we encounter. In this blog

10 (+2 bonus!) Packing Tips and Tricks for this Summer’s Travels


As we slide into the dog days of summer, True Nature wanted to offer you some packing tips and tricks to make your travel easier this summer. Packing for a trip can be both exciting and overwhelming. Whether you’re embarking on a weekend getaway or a long-awaited vacation, efficient packing is essential to ensure a stress-free and organized journey. To help you make the most of your suitcase space and

Meet the Teacher: Dr. Margo Bachman


Dr. Margo Bachman DACM has been passionate about natural medicine and healing for over thirty years. Her own healing experiences and innate curiosity continue to inspire her life and her career. She discovered holistic medicine to heal herself from menstrual problems, pregnancy loss, hormonal craziness and all sorts of other ailments and has been amazed by the power of natural medicine. She has spent decades studying and practicing Traditional Chinese