Practicing Joyful Living

Retreat Testimony

Angel’s Aspirational Account A past retreat participant shares her experience on a Costa Rican getaway with Jen Brewer. It’s been over a week since I woke to an alarm clock of howler monkeys, toucans and other tropical birds. It’s hard to believe a trip that you spend an entire year anticipating, in the midst of a global pandemic–when things are so weird–is finally here. Then seven quick days go by,

Nadi Shodhana with Lee Ann

Breath Practice

Nadi Shodhana Pranayama A breath practice to calm your restless mind and return to balance. Nadi Shodhana Pranayama (nah-dee show-DAH-nah) nadi = channel shodhana = cleaning, purifying Alternate Nostril Breathing (Nadi Shodhana Pranayama) assists in balancing the right and left hemispheres of our brain, as well as bringing balances to our nasal passageways! The Practice: Create Vishnu Mudra with your right hand: (tuck right, peace fingers into the palm) and lightly



Island of Dominica: Yoga Retreat & Nature Center With a 180-degree view of the ocean as your backdrop, this Caribbean gem on the Island of Dominica offers a dynamic collection of retreat, adventure, spa treatments, wellness, yoga, gourmet cuisine, local culture, and history. With the deep energy of this special center and the crystal blue ocean surrounding, immerse your senses in all this escape has to offer. Hike to thermal


Jamaica Retreat

  Surrounded by lush hills and valleys, a pristine river running through it, and the sun shining on the majestic landscape, this retreat location calls you to slow down, listen, and let go. This Jamaican retreat includes a private section of the beach with a beach house that is 15 minutes from the venue for your ocean getaways during your stay. Whether you are practicing yoga, overlooking the endless mirage



Ahhhh, Panama. This country has it all. Colorful beaches, tropical gardens, and incredible biodiversity provide many opportunities to explore this rich country. The immense natural beauty of lush rainforest, towering mountains, long coastlines, wetlands, plains and pastures will ignite your soul. This secluded island retreat venue is a unique gem in the islands of Bocas del Toro, Panama. Step away from reality and stay in one of the 10 incredible

The Ultimate Guide to Incorporating Zen into Your Life While Traveling

The Ultimate Guide to Incorporating Zen into Your Life While Traveling

If you decide to add a little Zen to your life, know that both your body and mind will benefit from it. To do it, get up early, exercise regularly, take a breath, practice meditation, etc. Incorporating Zen into your life will bring you many benefits. Then you will realize that you have improved focus and concentration, got a calm mind and inner peace, and improved insight. Incorporating Zen into

How to Get in a Great Workout While Traveling


Call it “vacation syndrome”- you have just arrived in a new country where there are sights to see, tastes to try, new adventures to experience. You don’t know where the local gym is, and your usual routine is interrupted by the novelty and excitement of being in this foreign place. So your usual exercise routine slides a little. And then a lot. And before you know it, by the time

Retreat Yourself

Retreat Yourself

Retreat. Recharge. Reset. If you’re craving an antidote to the increasing amounts of stress the past few years, we have a full calendar of retreats in 2022 and 2023 that you can safely escape to and have a much-needed retreat! Starting 11/24, save $200 off all retreats! Combine with Early Bird offers for up to $500 off with promo code FALL200. Ask us about our risk-free flexible booking policies. We’ve

5 Green Ways to Travel Locally

5 Green Ways for Local Travel

Local Travel is a great way to satisfy your wanderlust yet stay safe in these uncertain times. Usually, traveling near home provides you with safety, plus you don’t have to rely on agencies or even other people—it’s a great way to have a solo adventure or a couple’s adventure. Additionally, traveling locally is very green since it produces minimal pollution and you get to see how beautiful your area is

6 Ways the Great Outdoors is Great for Your Health

6 Ways the Great Outdoors is Great for Your Health

When you’re having a rough day, a little sunshine and a cool breeze can work wonders for health. There’s just something about being surrounded by nature that lifts your spirits. Time outdoors makes even the most stressful of days seem just a little bit better. The idea that spending time outdoors can improve your mental and physical health is more than just a happy thought. It’s also backed by scientific

12 Calming Activities You Can Do Outdoors

15 calming outdoor activities

Spending time in nature has been proven to be good for humans. Even throughout the rush and bustle of the last couple of decades, as we have seen technology explode in use around the world, there will always be parts of us that need the Great Outdoors. It has been shown that spending time outside can dramatically help to decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression. However, with these ailments becoming

4 Travel Trends to Anticipate After the Pandemic

4 Travel Trends to Anticipate After the Pandemic

The pandemic has effectively put a halt to many of our travel plans. Due to border closures, flight cancellations, and lockdowns, it was essentially impossible to travel safely back in 2020. But now that more people are getting the vaccine and economies are starting to recover, traveling is certainly back on the table for many folks. In fact, a recent survey highlights how an increasing number of American consumers are starting to be more

5 Ways Nature Impacts Our Well-Being and How to Have an Amazing Outdoor Adventure

5 Ways Nature Impacts Our Well-Being and How to Have an Amazing Outdoor Adventure

In our pursuit of health and happiness, we tend to focus so much on the material goals and taking a daily multivitamin, that we completely forget about Mother Nature how much the modern lifestyle has distanced us from our roots. Yes, you can have an amazing life chasing after material goals or simply by eating healthy and exercising regularly, but if you want to take your well-being to the next

New Destination: France!


BONJOUR! Have you ever wanted to go to France? How about rolling out your yoga mat in a beautiful Chateau in the countryside of France? True Nature Travels is thrilled to announce our new partnership with Chateau de Bardouly in Saint-Aubin-de-Cadelech, France!   We invite you to retreat at Chateau de Bardouly, an elegant 17th-century country estate in Southwest France. The retreat center is meticulously maintained and is the essence of