5 Karma Yoga Ideas to do Abroad and at Home


“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. “-Gandhi Karma yoga is the school of yoga that teaches us to be of service to the world without any expectation in return. We are unique souls brought together on this planet and our contribution is needed. We often underestimate

13 Questions & Activities to Help You Discover What You Have to be Grateful For


Every November, our culture finds a sudden appreciation for gratitude. We start to hear “what are you thankful for?” on every corner as people shop for turkey and prepare their Thanksgiving feasts. While I love this holiday, and the reminder to be grateful it brings, I believe gratitude is something we should focus on more

Autumn Explorations: The Art of Senescence


Fall is here and Autumn foliage is upon us! In the coming weeks, millions of leaves will be turning an array of different colors. As leaves stop producing chlorophyll, the deeper green leaves start to change and reveal their true colors– a process called senescence. Autumn is a reminder that change is in the air

Getting to Know Yoga Teacher Amanda Cooley


True Nature was able to spend some time getting to know Yoga Teacher Amanda Cooley. Take a glimpse into her upcoming retreat in Costa Rica; Align and Refine…     TN: How does the idea of “Align and Refine”  play into your upcoming Yoga Retreat, and what themes do you see coming up throughout the journey? A: My belief is

Transitioning into the season of Air and Either: An Ayurvedic approach to the Fall season


  Ayurveda can simply mean “The Science of Life,” and it continues to be one of the world‘s most sophisticated mind–body health systems. It offers deep wisdom, guiding human beings in a vibrant and healthy way to notice how their body works as a whole. Ayurveda seeks to bring balance and harmony to the three

Alix Northup: Connecting to Nature, Inside and Out


True Nature was able to spend some time getting to know Yoga Teacher and Massage Therapist, Alix Northup. Take a glimpse into her upcoming retreat in Costa Rica; Connecting to Nature, Inside and Out…     TN: How does the idea of connecting to nature, inside and out, play into your upcoming Yoga Retreat, and what themes

This Labor Day, We Celebrate YOU!


This Labor Day, We Celebrate YOU!   This Labor Day, we are celebrating all of our national and international partners. Without the hard work of each and every one of you, there would be no True Nature to speak of. So thank you; thank you for all you have done and all you continue to

Labor Day.


Labor Day. What meaning do you find in those two words? For myself, I must admit that the meaning seems to be lacking. Yet I have always enjoyed this particular holiday, as it is one of the few that remains noncontroversial, without any associated traditions or religious origins and connotations. It is truly a unifying

The Inner Adventure; Spiritual Explorations in India


Some people fear the unknown; I chase it. Bungee jumping over waterfalls; zip lining through the rainforest; climbing barefoot in the mountains of Peru… adventure is my True Nature and it’s something I’ve pursued with eagerness and joy since I was a young girl. Most of my adventures tend to be outward facing. I’m frequently

Green Smoothie Creamsicles: A Nutritious Sweet Treat

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What can be more refreshing than a frosty, bright popsicle? They’re an almost ubiquitous part of summer, and they are a truly revitalizing nutritious sweet treat that can be enjoyed at any time. What if you could have the creamy, sweet treat of a delicious popsicle while getting in a nutritious dose of veggies, too?

5 Best Summer Adventures You Don’t Want to Miss


Summer has finally arrived, so now it’s time to figure out how you can take full advantage of these sun-filled days! Many of us work during the weekdays, so this requires us to get creative with our limited hours of freedom in the evenings and on the weekends. Here are just a few summer adventures

A Yoga Sequence for Freedom


This Independence Day, I bring you a yoga sequence focused on freedom, the type of internal freedom that most of us struggle with daily. I am speaking about the freedom from stress and emotional pain and the freedom from physical pain. Believe it or not the two are linked. Often our emotional pain is manifested

Celebrate: 4th of July Eats


Welcoming July 4th with so much excitement and gratitude! It’s such a great day to take the time to be outside, be with the ones we love, and celebrate our lives. We start to welcome the summer season, the warmth, the activities, and the foods that come in abundance at this time. This is a

Solo Travel; The Road to Independence


I always considered myself an independent person. But as the youngest child growing up in a 95% white suburb of California, my understanding of what “independence” meant was about as deep as my understanding of “diversity”. In other words, it was very limited. My class schedule was dictated by the pressure of college applications. Which