Eating During COVID-19: Improve Your Mood and Lower Stress

Eating During COVID-19

It’s no secret that the current state of things has brought more stress into our lives. The uncertainty of it all, the potential risk of catching the virus, and the overall state of things really have a heavy impact on people’s overall mental well-being. However, while feeling stressed and experiencing anxiety is completely normal and understandable in times like these, giving in to stress is definitely not recommended. What you

Retreat. Recharge. Reset.

Retreat Yourself.

If you’re craving an antidote to the increasing amounts of stress and isolation of this year, we have a full calendar of retreats in 2021 and 2022 that you can safely escape to and have a much-needed retreat! We’ve made a number of updates to our safety guidelines, flexible booking conditions, and trip departures. The safety and wellbeing of our travelers and leaders remain our top priority. Save now and

Safe Travels. Rest Assured.


SAFETY FIRST True Nature Travels knows that safety comes first, and as we start planning a return to travel, the safety and well-being of our participants, leaders, and partners is our highest priority. We understand that international travel carries heightened cautions at this time, and as such, we are working diligently with our partners to ensure proper safety guidelines, implement flexible booking policies, and offer additional insurance options. Thank you

5 Physical Benefits Of Hiking

5 benefits of hiking

When it comes to staying fit and healthy, there are few activities that can compete with hiking in the great outdoors. After a long week of work, there’s nothing better than strapping on a pair of hiking boots and heading out on the trail. Being surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature, along with the physical exertion involved, combine to provide a nourishing experience for mind, body, and soul.

7 Tips To Follow While Travelling In Times Of Coronavirus

7 tips while traveling during coronavirus

Coronavirus made its first mark in December and then in some parts post-February. Little did we know back then that our lives were going to change forever. From worrying to stressing, from having panic attacks to being borderline depressed- this is the new normal for many of us. And the number keeps increasing every day. What seems like one lifetime ago, we used to go travel to all the places

Self-Care Tips to Help You During These Stressful Times

Current circumstances have only compounded our usual stressors from work, family, and our personal lives. Every day, we hear bad news, deal with the negative economic repercussions of the pandemic (such as pay cuts and price hikes), and walk through the streets in constant fear. Even worse, stress research listed on The Conversation confirms that just six weeks of chronic stress is enough to cause depressive symptoms. We’re well past

Surprising Ways to Make Travel More Affordable

Surprising Ways to Make Travel More Affordable

If you’ve been bitten by the travel bug, you know how much fun it is to plan your next getaway. The only problem is that most of us have to save money in order to afford travel. Unfortunately, this means that many people put off travel or avoid it altogether, assuming the cost is out of reach. We know the costs of traveling can add up, but there are surprising

INSIGHTS FROM THE GARDEN: Yogic Wisdom from Seed to Sprout

garden wisdom

I never thought of myself as a gardener and I definitely do not have a ‘green thumb’. When Covid hit the world, suddenly, I had lots of time, and a yard that needed work. It started with the simple act of digging and moving soil to level out a yard that had been unloved and uncared for. The vacant lot next to our home had been overgrown with blackberry bushes

10 Proven Health Benefits of Turmeric


Throughout history, our ancestors have relied on numerous herbs and spices, not only for cooking but for their powerful healing properties. Few have survived the test of time quite like turmeric, arguably the most well-studied dietary supplement in modern natural medicine. Turmeric root powder originates from the Curcuma longa plant, a species of ginger native to Southeast Asia. The curcuminoids within it have potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity with a

New Destination: Morocco!


True Nature is heading to a new continent! We are thrilled to announce Morocco as our newest destination! Marrakesh, also known as the “Red City” for it’s clay buildings, is a magical place in central Morocco. The city itself is brimming with markets, gardens, palaces, and mosques. The retreat center, which is located 15 kilometers outside of Marrakech, is another world compared to the bustling city, creating the perfect setting

Equity & True Nature


  Equity & True Nature The True Nature community prioritizes equity, diversity, inclusion, and social justice for our global family of participants, leaders, partners, staff, and students. We value our differences. We are a multi-racial and multi-ethnic community. We come from mixed socio-economic backgrounds. We are immigrants and the children of immigrants. Our leaders, participants, and partners represent a diversity of histories and backgrounds. We respect one another. True Nature

How to Create Your Perfect Yoga Playlist


Yoga soothes and rejuvenates, and it helps us practice mindfulness as we grow stronger. To tap into the kind of positive energy that yoga brings, we need to think about more than just how we move. We have to pay attention to the rhythm of our breathing, the atmosphere, and our emotions. We need to bring them in balance. But how exactly can we do that? By using music. Music

A Relaxing Yoga Practice to Start Off Your Week

Begin the Week Meditation

Begin the Week Enjoy a simple and gentle yoga practice with True Nature Leader, Farah Nazarali. This routine targets all the major joints and muscles and is simple and accessible for those new to yoga and those who enjoy moving at a slow, relaxed pace.   Join Farah’s monthly subscription and get yoga videos, meditations, and inspirational talks. VIDEOGRAPHY: Dustin Anderson Filmed at Inveremere Beach, Nanaimo Canada April 2020.  

A Guide to Airline Refunds & Flexible Policies During COVID-19

Airline - Covid-19

During this time where your travel plans may have been impacted by COVID-19, you may wonder what are your options when canceling or rescheduling a flight and what are the next steps. Whether you have purchased a flight with airline miles, a debit or credit card, or rewards here are some tips that you will hopefully find helpful. The Golden Tip: During this time, the airlines want you to continue