Our Journal

The Shifting

The Shifting Words by : Wendy Martin November 6, 2023 Currently where I live in Canada (imagine sprawling trees, peppered dark lakes and Canadian shield rock for as far as the eye can see) the trees are in their final shake off of their leaves, the colors are glorious shades of golden yellow, terracotta orange … Continued

by: Wendy Martin

Finding Stillness : A Practice

Finding Stillness : A Practice Words by : Jenniferlyn (JL) Chiemingo February 7, 2023 You would think – after 20+ years of doing and teaching yoga that I’d be an expert on stillness. But it’s just not that easy. We are all in the ‘practice.’ I’ve certainly experienced incredible, even memorable, moments of stillness. While … Continued

by: JL Chiemingo

Travel Makes You Happy

Words by : Jenniferlyn (JL) Chiemingo, E-RYT July 13, 2022 It’s true. Travel DOES make us happier. You probably knew it, but studies have proven it. At the Happiness 360 Conference in 2016, it was revealed that the happiest people travel more. Another study, conducted by Cornell University, has shown that people even experience increased … Continued

by: JL Chiemingo

Open Letter to all Cuba Retreat goers…

Words by Christina Thomas May 22, 2022 As I was re-reading my email to the upcoming Cuba retreat group it moved me to share. I have so much love and admiration for the people of Cuba. It’s truly one of the most interesting places I’ve ever been (and lived). I hope one day everyone can … Continued

by: Christina Thomas

Why go on a Yoga Retreat?

Words by : Dawn Thie, E-RYT May 16, 2022   As one of my best friends said, “A yoga retreat is a vacation for your soul.” Our daily lives keep us stuck in pattern. A place where we are doing, but not always being. When we move throughout our days we aren’t always consciously aware … Continued

by: Dawn Thie

The Utopian Newsletter : Interior Design Issue September 12, 2018

. Our Favorite Interior Design around the globe Best Interiors • Shopping • Get the look Our favorite lobby entrance, back on our map. Istanbul here we come! Lead image also from Roommate Emir in Istanbul. Once a designer, always a designer In my most recent past life, I was an Interior Designer in New … Continued

by: Christina Thomas

The Utopian Newsletter : Shopping Issue August 22, 2018

. What to buy & our faves favorite markets • Yoga clothes • Retreat gear Our favorite (and weirdest) Markets on retreat   A labyrinth of treasures at every turn…Morocco First and foremost we have to mention the souks in Morocco. We’ve loaded our suitcases with everything from kaftans and shoes to saffron and 10’x12’ … Continued

by: Christina Thomas