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The Benefits of an Intensive YTT

Once you’ve decided to do your yoga teacher training your next decision will be if you want to do an intensive YTT or one that is spread out over a few months. Both have their advantages and in this post we’ll take you through why an intensive YTT may be a good fit for you. Complete

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The Benefits of a Couples Retreat

You hear us talk a lot about all the benefits of escaping with the one you love on a rejuvenating vacation. You also hear us talk a lot about self-care. Did you know that self-care principles can be applied to relationships, too. In fact, dedicating time and energy to nourishing your relationship is an important

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Pura Vida no matter where you are

If you’ve ever been to Costa Rica then you’ve definitely heard the phrase “Pura Vida.” Translating to “Pure Life,” it’s considered the country’s motto and can be used many different ways but is mainly a desire to express good vibes. It’s the way a Costa Rican may greet you, thank you or even wish you

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We Are So Thankful For You

When we first opened our doors to the public in 2009, co-owners Geoff McCabe, Kelsey Matheson and Joseph Mikrut had a vision of a magical and sacred space that would bring healing and transformation to all who visited. That vision still holds strong today but none of them could have ever imagined the amount of

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3 Ways Yoga Can Better Your Business

Yoga and… business?! Not quite the combination most people would put together but it’s a pairing that goes together just as well as wine and cheese. In fact, yoga goes well with just about anything. That’s because it’s a practice that trains both the body and mind for improved clarity, loving-kindness and strength. So adding

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How to Build a Meditation Practice

Have you ever tried to meditate but ended up going over your to-do list or fantasizing about what to eat for lunch? Or sat there feeling every little itch or ache in your body, not really understanding why everyone thinks this is so great? Meditation can be intimidating. We get it. Sometimes it can even be frustrating.

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New Year, New You

A new year is a fresh start. It’s a chance to re-evaluate. To decide what did and didn’t work last year and find new ways to be your best self. You know, the version of yourself that you love the most. The version of yourself that makes you feel like you’re on top of the

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10 Reasons to attend a yoga retreat

It’s not easy to carve out time for yourself. Between work commitments, family responsibilities and social obligations there isn’t any room for “me time”… And taking a vacation just for yourself can seem, well, a little selfish. But it’s not! In fact, giving yourself time to take care of YOU pays off tenfold when it

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Yoga for weight loss

Yoga is beautiful practice with many benefits. Especially if you practice regularly. More than just stretching and relaxation, it can also be a great way to manage your weight. Not only does yoga build muscle (which is important in speeding up your metabolism), it can raise your heart rate and decrease stress. If you’re looking

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5 Healthy, tropical snack ideas

You’re home from vacation and already missing the beach, the palm trees and all those yummy tropical eats. Don’t worry – we’re here to help you bring a little bit of that sunshine back onto your plate. Here are 5 healthy, tropical snack ideas to keep the vacation vibes going… 1. Guacamole What is more

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Why should you go to a YTT?

Ok, you’ve got the regular yoga practice, the daily meditation and you’ve been doing yoga for the past 5 years… it’s time to take it to the next level and start teaching yoga, right? Or, you’ve always loved yoga and helping others so doing a yoga teacher training seems like the rational next step, isn’t

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What is a wellness vacation?

Wellness is the latest buzzword with seemingly everyone having an opinion about what it means. Wellness vacations are another trend on the rise but what exactly is a “wellness vacation”? If you’re exhausted from putting everyone’s needs before your own, uninspired in your day-to-day affairs, not feeling your best physically, mentally or emotionally – then

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