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5 Life Lessons I Learned After Leading My Third Yoga Retreat In Costa Rica

I recently taught my third yoga retreat in Costa Rica at Blue Osa Eco-Resort and Spa, and I have to admit, leading retreats has gotten increasingly easier. During the first retreat, I was on edge the entire time. “Are people happy? Am I doing everything right? Am I spending enough…

Let’s Start A Yoga Revolution

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Post Surf Yoga Practice: 10 Poses to Ground and Restore Energy

PHOTOGRAPHY by: Megan McCullor Surf is incredible. The raw elemental energy of being in the ocean and chasing waves creates a feeling inside like no other. Physically one of the best upper body and abdominal workouts I have ever experienced, plus the rush of adrenaline that comes from riding a…

5 Things I Learned from Sadhana

I was recently invited by dear friends to join them in a 40 Day Sadhana. I am continually living/studying/teaching around the globe and I am constantly challenged with finding a routine and rhythm that supports my self-practice, so I agreed without much hesitation or expectation. I began the Sadhana in…

The Happy List: How I Found My Path, Passion, and Purpose

Guess what day it is? It is Monday… And this is me listening to Alex & Sierra’s “Scarecrow” and writing these lines. No stress, no rush, no Monday blues. I am in Thailand working as a Yoga and Meditation Instructor and putting my marketing and business development skills to work…

From Ashram to the Andamans

A Yogi’s Transformational Journey through India I’m not your typical world-traveling yogi. There aren’t too many 40-year-old women leaving everything behind for a taste of adventure. I mean, unless they’re having some sort of mid-life crisis, which I am not. No, really. However, after recently becoming an empty-nester (I started…

Eco Yoga Surf

I met Natalie many years ago surfing at Pavones in Costa Rica. It was a small, but fun day and I remember we saw some dolphins jumping out of the water and she immediately started paddling over to say hello to them. That image stuck with me of how devoted…

Trust Your Process

After a pretty sleepy December we’ve finally started to see some solid surf strolling through this little corner of Rincon, Puerto Rico. Tres Palmas woke up, and from the 413 just above the cow fields people stopped their cars and whipped out their iPhones to take witness of the beautiful,…

A Checklist For Your Dreams

[av_heading heading=’A Checklist for Your Dreams’ tag=’h3′ style=” size=” subheading_active=” subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”][/av_heading] [av_image src=’http://yogatrade.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/IMG_9893-1-1030×687.jpg’ attachment=’53236′ attachment_size=’large’ align=’center’ animation=’no-animation’ link=” target=” styling=” caption=” font_size=” appearance=”][/av_image] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] One of my dreams is to travel the world surfing and teaching yoga. But everyone around me said “No”. What…

The Company We Keep

Do we ever know who we really are? What we really want? Or are we an accumulation of the ideas, values, ambitions and goals of the company we keep? The 5th person syndrome, a concept I became recently aware of, which put simply, means -we become the company we keep….

Reasons to Start Living Yoga Today

Yoga is an entire science of living which works on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. The movement towards living yoga is one which brings back the depth to the practice, helping us navigate our relationships with the world around us, offering tools that promote mindfulness and present moment…

The Nomadic Yogi Lifestyle

I first became aware of The Yoga Nomads when I read this super resourceful article for yoga teachers. It is no secret that the nomadic yogi lifestyle is continuing to gain momentum and it is inspiration from people like this that make it just a little bit easier for some…

Everything is Possible

Every now and then we come across inspiration that really lights us up! While browsing TED Talks on a rainy day, I stumbled across one from Tao Porchon-Lynch. The now 97 years young Tao has been named the “Oldest Yoga Teacher” by Guinness World Records. She has lived an amazing…

How to Begin Your Journey as a Traveling Yoga Teacher

I’ve been a yoga teacher for two and a half years, and a traveling yoga teacher for about a year now. I regularly get questions about my adventures, and how I made the shift from living a relatively typical lifestyle in the States to teaching in other countries and living…

5 Amazing Destinations for Yoga Surf Adventures

Through out our life travels we all meet people that have that “spark”. We also make pilgrimages to places that really make us feel “alive”. Here are 5 places to enjoy the yoga surf lifestyle while also really tapping into connection.  The magic of these destinations does not solely come from…

Travel Yourself Healthy

Earlier this year, my bearded better half and I decided to escape real, responsible adult life in the city for a travel adventure which is taking us from Costa Rica to Argentina, via all of the snowy peaks, sandy beaches, yoga classes, jungle treks and waterfall dips possible. The main…

Making It Up As We Go Along

Have you ever dreamed about living in a van down by the river? Here is a little inspiration to follow that dream. Meet Holly Gable. Holly, her boyfriend Angus, and their dog Jella are ‘Making It Up As We Go Along‘ while living, loving, and learning in their home-on-wheels.  “Yoga…

Fear Is Your Biggest Yoga Enemy

If a yoga practice is considered a journey, don’t leave out a very important part: the beginning. Not the first class, not the first yoga mat purchase – before all of the “stuff” that comes with it. The beginning of a yoga practice often comes from a place deep within…

Holistic Adventures & Green Goat Guides

It seems as though more and more people these days want to get rid of all their “stuff”, pack a bag and travel the world. Many people are already doing this; creating a life for themselves thru travel while inspiring along the way. As travel tourism becomes more popular we…

The Process and the Path

When a master hones his craft, there is a process. After having learned the vocabulary of a given art form, it is then that the artist must metabolize what he has learned, and make it his own. Once he owns his art, the singer finds her voice, and the master…

Learning Compassion Through Yoga

As humans we all experience judgment. There are many times where we can be incredibly quick to come to a conclusion about a person, a place, or a thing – often based off of a first glance – and while we are so quick to judge others, we are even…

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