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A Chocolate Life

I absolutely adore living in the lush, tropical environment of the Costa Rican rainforest. Life here is filled with such exotic, intimate & fulfilling experiences – sweet morning serenades from the parakeets, the golden essence of my skin from the sun’s continuous kisses, the dance of the North Atlantic whales…

Permaculture, Pachamama, Privilege: Deep Ecology of Wellness

Getting off the boat at Deep Ecology of Wellness, we were greeted with freshly cut coconuts, a perfect beginning to what would be an immersive, insightful, and inspiring week. Article Photography by: Ashley Drody I was one among thirty participants and ten teachers who spent a week living out the…

How Every Yoga Teacher Can Benefit From a Permaculture Design Course

As a student and teacher of yoga, I am consistently  called to continuing education. This January, I completed a Permaculture Design Course at Punta Mona: A Center for Regenerative Design and Botanical Studies. It is situated in a unique and remote location where the rainforest meets the Caribbean sea in…

From Here To There: A Willingness To Transform

My life in Costa Rica is magical and unique and one that even I could never could have imagined I’d be living. I receive a lot of questions about how I ended up where I am… How a life evolves isn’t always apparent; how do we go from point A…

Treat Your Heart

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Living Yoga Video Contest WINNER!

Congratulations to Genevieve Rojas!!! Genevieve is the winner of the First Annual Living Yoga Video Contest at Yoga Trade! Her “personal memento” video submission really inspired us with her words, creativity, and beautiful light. For this she is receiving a one week stay at the Yoga Farm, Costa Rica; a…

Enchanted Yoga Trade Experience

This article is shared by Yoga Trade community member, Jenna Devi about her Costa Rica yoga trade experience. Connect with Jenna here: http://www.jennasadventures.com/ Enchanted Yoga Trade Experience in Paradise. Surfing it too. I wanted to spend some time surfing and teaching yoga in the tropics but had no idea how to…

Yoga Retreat Family

It is incredible how many yoga retreat centers are popping up worldwide. International popular hotspots include places such as, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Thailand. As the yoga community continues to build retreat centers, hotels, and sustainable living farms, there is one thing that is important to remember: the local communities!…

Yoga & Art in Costa Rica

KimMichelle is an incredibly talented and inspiring woman who is thriving in the jungle as a living yogi and artist. We are grateful to be able to share her insights and spirit as a talking story with the Yoga Trade community!  (Photos by Scott Martin Images) Tell us a little…

Carry It With You

This article is shared by our friend, Briana Valorosi. The original posting can be found on her blog here: https://openheartadventure.wordpress.com/ With me, I will carry the energy of the hummingbirds the grace of the butterflies the flow of the ocean the cooling breeze the warmth of the sun the cold mountain…

A Yoga Trade Success Story

I was ready to leave my life of a stressed yoga instructor in Miami. Miami is a really fun city but does not fit my taste for narrow alleys, cute cafes, farmer’s markets and nature proximity. I was done being woken up in the middle of the night by trucks….

Chasing Waterfalls (and the lessons learned)

I had the best intentions before setting off on a 2 month journey to Costa Rica. I wanted to explore a new place, meet new people, hone in on my yoga practice, maybe learn to surf, get a smoking hot body (from all the yoga and surfing) and play with…

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