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Not Just a Trade But A Transformation

My Yoga Trade Experience in Colombia: How it Birthed Lotus Retreats! Yoga Trade inspired my life in a direction I could have never imagined until it was happening. A true transformation.  After a couple Yoga Teacher Trainings, I was deep in the yoga studio teacher hustle bouncing from studio to…

Metamorphosis: From Guiding Students to Guiding Teachers

Stepping into the role of a yoga teacher trainer has been something that has crossed my mind several times since I first started as a yoga teacher in 2018. But it didn’t come from a place of confidence that I could do this anytime soon. Yoga teacher trainers had to…

Entering My ‘Soft Girl Era’: Teaching Yoga in Paradise

How slowing down and teaching yoga in paradise allowed me to tap into my feminine energy and soothe my nervous system. Hi. I’m Katie. A yoga teacher & songwriter, who also happens to be a full-time Strategy Director at a creative ventures company in London. After years of trying to…

A Conscious Approach to Yoga Travel: Moksha Yoga Amazonica

To many, the concept of yoga travel involves a week-long retreat or wellness vacation at a beautiful and tranquil resort with daily classes and healthy foods. While a seven day reset may be all some are looking for, what if the mainstream idea of yoga travel became reimagined to a…

The Yoga Farm – Costa Rica: Take Me Back!

I had the magnificent pleasure of staying at the Yoga Farm for the majority of the month of December 2023 for the Jungle Residency Program. It took me this long (I’m writing this at the end of February) because I needed to get a grasp onto the most proper words…

Creativity in the Yoga Industry and 15 Innovative Job Possibilities for Instructors

When addressing creativity and innovation within the yoga industry, we are talking about making the practice increasingly accessible and relevant to a variety of people in different situations and places. Some of these places may seem unlikely, but that’s exactly what creativity is about: thinking outside the box and opening…

How to Maintain Work-Life Balance as a Busy Yoga Teacher

Yoga instructors frequently discover that their own balance between work and life is collapsing in the rush of balancing chakras and mastering poses for others. Ironic much? Preaching mindfulness and actually doing it can, after all, be at opposite extremes of the spectrum, particularly if you have training sessions, workshops,…

Healthy Foods to Eat Before and After a Yoga Session

Yoga brings balance to your body, mind, and spirit and offers a sense of peace. But like any physical activity, the benefits of yoga extend beyond the mat, influenced by our food choices. Just as you would carefully select fuel for a high-performance engine, choosing the right and healthy foods…

California Dream: How to Become a Yoga Instructor in “The Golden State”

We’re excited to share with you a guide to a destination so beloved by the yoga world: California. It sounds like a dream, right?  Becoming a yoga instructor in California could be the key to unlocking this extraordinary reality and making your yoga journey even more inspiring. This blog post…

One Earth Project

Sophia Bartolini is the mind, body, and spirit that has brought the One Earth Project to life. She is a female filmmaker, with a mission to empower women by giving them a platform to share their stories on a global scale. Through her work, she aims to spread important messages…

Yoga Market & Trends 2024

We are about to witness revolutions in various markets, and ideally, the yoga market should not be left out in such challenging and important times for humanity, as it is where the balance between body, mind, and spirit becomes more than a concept — it becomes a transformative and peaceful…

Yoga Adventure in the World

Welcome, adventurers! Today, let’s embark on an extraordinary journey together, exploring essential information for an authentic yoga adventure around the world. If you’re ready to explore new horizons while deepening your practice, this guide will be your indispensable companion. 1. TIME TRAVEL Our adventure begins in the Indus Valley, approximately…

Transformative Travel: Blossoming Abroad

I always wanted to live in Europe. Ever since I was a kid studying world maps in geography class I knew I would move to Spain, specifically. It was a dream, turned into a plan, turned into reality of transformative travel. After years of wanting, wishing, and waiting, my seven-year-old…

Forgetting What You Know to Find Yourself

On vulnerability, building + breaking boundaries, and chance-taking to craft your life and become “teacher”. Those who practice yoga understand weightlessness, the equilibrium of calm and charge and the overwhelming desire to pay it forward. Teaching is no easy feat and undoubtedly evokes healthy doses of imposter syndrome and comparison…

Bhakti Fest is Back!

We are happy for the return of this beautiful event! Bhakti Fest presents, ‘Welcome Home’, September 15th – 17th, 2023 in Joshua Tree, California. This festival is a pioneering gathering known for non-stop yoga, kirtan, meditation, sound healing, vegetarian cuisine, therapeutic bodywork, conscious community, and transformation that continues to serve…

Claiming Your Identity as a Yoga Teacher

A personal story about taking action, claiming your identity as a yoga teacher, and the magic of time. From Desert Seas to Songs of the Jungle: The Sahara was once a deep and vast tropical ocean, teeming with aquatic life. Its once brazen waters, kindred to today’s equatorial oceans, now…

Staying Open

In late September of 2022 I landed in Bali for my first trip to Indonesia’s well-known jewel of health-conscious travel, pumping surf, and yoga galore. However, I only spent a short 36 hours in Bali before departing. My real destination was a remote island in the archipelago. I had a…

Interning at Grand Canyon Eco Retreat

A Story of Calling, Listening to Your Gut, Divine Timing, and Interning at Grand Canyon Eco Retreat: Calling: I wanted something more, I needed something different. At my liberal arts college, one of the things I appreciated the most was guidance by some of my professors to identify my vocation,…

Meet Yoga Teacher: Catherine Haut

This week we’re grateful to catch up with yoga teacher and beautiful human, Catherine Haut. Yoga Trade and the Yoga Farm brought us together and we love to bear witness to her blossoming and becoming! Here we get a glimpse of Catherine’s story and learn about her passion for mini…

Yoga Teacher Travels: Shruti Shah

Here we catch up with Shruti Shah, a yoga instructor from Mumbai, India, currently working at Costa Dulce in Nicaragua. Shruti has been a Yoga Trade community member for 3 years, is exploring the world sharing her gifts, and is in the process of writing a story for a newspaper in Mumbai. Learn…

How to Start a Successful Retreat Center

We established Gaia Retreat House and retreat center 5 years ago in a small village (Küchen) at the heart of Germany, with a vision, faith, and determination to fulfill our dream. Today, Gaia Retreat House, against all odds, is a successful international Retreat Center for Yoga, Meditation, and Mindful living training,…

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