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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…

Mary Tilson – First Yoga Trade Travel Rep!

[av_heading heading=’Mary Tilson ‘ tag=’h1′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’18’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”] First Yoga Trade Travel Rep! November/December 2015 [/av_heading] [av_image src=’http://yogatrade.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/amazing-class-yoga-trade-1030×687.jpg’ attachment=’37679′ attachment_size=’large’ align=’center’ animation=’no-animation’ link=” target=” styling=” caption=” font_size=” appearance=”][/av_image] [av_one_half first] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] [av_dropcap1]W[/av_dropcap1]e’re so excited to have Mary Tilson out there spreading the…

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…

Hair Pulled Back

Since I was a kid, I had this natural habit of aggressively pulling my hair back into a horrifically messy bun when things were about to “go down for real.” This hairstyle accompanied me through soccer games, track meets, the ACT, college tests, dance parties and the beginnings of my…

Autumn Chill And Detox

The Colorado high country is known for panoramic views and stunning fall colors. In Summit County, we become enveloped with the golden glow of changing Aspens. The crisp fall air brings a new chill to the air and something about bundling up and getting outside is nourishing to the soul….

The Best of (FREE) Yoga on YouTube

Last year I spent 262 days traveling on the road for work. Needless to say, finding a routine or getting into a daily grind can be quite a difficult task, especially when it comes to working out and keeping my stress levels at bay. During my travels, some of the…

Food for Thought

In my own experience, I have found that the answers to most riddles lie in the question being asked. We’ve all asked the biggie, “What’s the meaning of life?” and only very few of us have a little grasp on what we think our lives are about. If we use…

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…

Trust the Universe and Go for it!

If you are entertaining the idea of traveling and teaching yoga, let me be the first to say, [av_hr class=’invisible’ height=’50’ shadow=’no-shadow’ position=’center’ custom_border=’av-border-thin’ custom_width=’50px’ custom_border_color=” custom_margin_top=’30px’ custom_margin_bottom=’30px’ icon_select=’yes’ custom_icon_color=” icon=’ue808′ font=’entypo-fontello’ av_uid=’av-2euuvp2′] “Go! Do it! Trust the universe and go for it!”  [av_hr class=’invisible’ height=’50’ shadow=’no-shadow’ position=’center’ custom_border=’av-border-thin’ custom_width=’50px’…

Living the Surf and Yoga Dream

Ever dream about traveling the world to pursue a never ending exploration of surf and yoga? The story of Yawen Huang is a wonderful example of how you CAN make your dreams your reality. In this article Yawen shares her experiences and talks about her current Yoga Trade work exchange at…

Yoga Work Exchange in Panama

How Did I Get Here? The Unexpected Fruits I Found After Giving Up the Reins A Yoga Work Exchange Story [av_hr class=’invisible’ height=’50’ shadow=’no-shadow’ position=’center’ custom_border=’av-border-thin’ custom_width=’50px’ custom_border_color=” custom_margin_top=’30px’ custom_margin_bottom=’30px’ icon_select=’yes’ custom_icon_color=” icon=’ue808′ font=’entypo-fontello’ av_uid=’av-4zpaeq9′] It was my last night at Palmar Tent Lodge and the sky was painted with…

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…

10 Healthy Veggies to use in Green Smoothies

Our friends Michael and Kristel at Your Superfoods kindly shared this bit of Green Smoothie inspiration. Time to get green:) Do you catch yourself often making the same smoothie? Using the same vegetables? Just adding wheatgrass powder to your smoothie? We made a list of the healthiest and most delicious vegetables to use…

What I Learned from Four Women and the Island of Belize

I don’t care how many besties you have, going on a vacation with a bunch of women – complete strangers at that – is probably the best thing you can do for your soul. In February I went on the beta retreat with a company called Reset Retreat, an exclusive…

Healing Yoga: How to Get off the Emotional Rollercoaster

We all have a daily grind that can become monotonous. Underwhelming. A bore (or chore). And then of course there are days when things out of our control happen, causing an unbelievable bomb to be dropped into our worlds. Your heart can go from beating to breaking in one breathtaking…

Modificasana

“I can’t even touch my toes.” This is the most common phrase I hear when people explain why yoga isn’t for them. I’m sure this article has been written countless times before but the message doesn’t seem to have hit the target so I’m going to try again. Let me…

Learning to Be a Teacher

Before arriving in Kampot, Cambodia I knew what I was signing up for, but when it came down to it, the day before my first class, I was petrified. Banteay Srey expects their yoga teachers to lead one or two classes per day with a short morning class for the…

Inspiration From a Yoga Mamma

We are super grateful to have connected with Yoga Mamma, Stephanie Birch, from stephynow.com. Stephanie balances being an energetic and loving mom, a yogi, a creative light, and a wellness professional/business woman. And she does this all with tremendous positive spirit and grace. Thank you for sharing your story and…

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