“Pura Vida” in Costa Rica

Retreats, in my experience, are essential to deeply unwind and unplug from my day to day life.   In Retreat, there's time to be unscheduled and nourished physically, emotionally, spiritually, mentally, and energetically with ample time to reflect, play, be creative, explore, read, and rest as...

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In the State of Aloha

What I hope to hold dear from our recently completed Maui Yoga Retreat is that sense of "Aloha".  It has many meanings, and not surprisingly, seems to share a kinship with a word more familiar to yogis:  Namasté.  There's a sense of seeing each living...

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New Years Resolutions…

When I think about New Year's Resolutions, I see the tendency in myself and others to see what's wrong and needs to be fixed ("I'm too_____." or "I"m not _____."). If I accept that my truest deepest nature is basically good, then nothing needs fixing. You may...

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Do you realize that the moment the breath fills you with life is the shortest distance there will ever be between the finite and the infinite? It is the shortest possible line that can be drawn between the two extremes. Into this finite being, the infinite came. You got touched. In that moment, you are a part of the universe. You're not separated from it. You are living; you exist. That's what the whole universe is about.

— Prem Rawat; The Greatest Truth of All – You Are Alive

Register: Luxury Yoga Retreat in Maui – Feb. 2017

As I said earlier, time spent in retreat is beneficial in so many ways. We are often busy tending the needs of our relationships whether that's with family, working colleagues, friendships, pets, or other relationships.  To sustain our vital energy, it's important to tend to...

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Crestone Yoga Retreat – July 2016 Reset

Time spent in retreat is beneficial in so many ways. We are often busy tending the needs of our relationships whether that's with family, working colleagues, friendships, pets, or other relationships.  To sustain our vital energy, it's important to tend to our own personal needs...

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Grandmother’s Porridge – A Lesson in Mindfulness

Grandmother's oatmeal was hard to beat. I remember her stirring the big cast iron kettle over a wood stove with a long wooden spoon.  It had the perfect texture.  Many years later, and I still endeavor to recreate Grandmother's Porridge.  My first lesson was that...

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Third Chakra: Reclaim Your Path!

Winter leaves a lot of mud on our flagstone garden paths each year, and every Spring, I get out there with my favorite garden tool and clear the paths of dried mud and fresh weeds, and eventually reveal the garden's true identity. Although, I can...

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Zihuat Yoga Retreat

As it turns out, doing yoga in sunny Zihuatanejo, Mexico overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean every morning can be pretty darn distracting.  To be sure, it's a first world problem. But, a problem is still a problem. I challenged myself to reign in my gaze...

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