Read first hand about what it is like to participate in a Yoga Trade (www.yogatrade.com) opportunity! Here Raquel Alexandra inspires as she writes about her Yoga Trade experience at Blue Osa Yoga Retreat + Spa:
Blue Osa magically appeared to me from the depths of the internet, as I searched for opportunities to hang out in Costa Rica for a while while immersing myself in one of my deepest callings, yoga. I had never visited Blue Osa, but there was such good energy surrounding the volunteer program and opportunities and it just felt right. Speaking to Aaron via Skype solidified all the good vibes! I was so excited there was room for me to contribute to Blue Osa as a writer and yoga teacher.
Everything from the stunning lap pool, the statues of goddesses, the organic garden and fruit trees…everything here creates a platform for such peace and restoration. It’s all on the opposite side of the spectrum of my hometown, Chicago, and it’s so refreshing to get away from the noise of the city. The exotic surrounding here are integrated into everything, melting into daily life. I was shocked at how quickly living here became so comfortable; the other volunteers and staff are such kind, compassionate, hilarious people. Add in the beach, beautiful grounds and you’ve got paradise!
When she’s not teaching, Raquel is a holistic wellness coach specializing in helping women cultivate nourishing relationships with their bodies. She remains passionately curious about yoga, wellness, tribal arts and indigenous herbalism, and continues her studies to better serve her students. A proud lifelong Chicagoan, Raquel also loves running, writing fiction, growing food and cooking with it, magical-realists, and mid-morning dark chocolate.
Visit her at raquelalexandra.com