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

Yoga Retreat Travel Musts

Yoga Retreat Travel Musts Less is more….or is it?     Offsetting your carbon footprint There are so many products on the market when it comes to travel and tourism. After all it’s a massive industry, contributing nearly 4.7 trillion US Dollars to the global economy and receiving around 415 million international travelers in a … Continued

by: Christina Thomas

Listening to Joy

Words by : Sarah Waggener June 12, 2019 I was recently talking to a therapist friend and telling her about my tendency to overwork myself. I have several jobs and always seem to be involved in different projects, scheduling up every bit of free time. She smiled and said to me gently, well that’s convenient … Continued

by: Sarah Waggener

‘I Include Myself’ : Gay Havana

Words by Laurie Greene June 20, 2018 Cuba, like most other places in the world, has not always been accepting of homosexuality or queer culture. As documented by Cuban Poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas in the autobiographical film Before Night Falls (2000), life for openly gay Cubans was often met with discrimination and political retaliation … Continued

by: Laurie Greene

Namaste, and mean it

words by Willis Johnston Being gay has helped me understand the meaning of yoga. To me, at its core essence, yoga is the cultivation of a peaceful life through navigating and existing in one’s truth while also connecting to others with the deep understanding that all beings everywhere spring forth from the same spark of … Continued

by: Willis Johnston

Harness the Overwhelm

words by Sherry Sidoti June 4, 2018 Last weekend I taught a workshop entitled “Harness the Overwhelm” because let’s face it, everyday living can be a bit much: the to-do lists, the expectations, upholding importance, overstimulation, social media, all the caring. Sadly, feeling overwhelmed has become a new norm, and it’s throwing our nervous system … Continued

by: Sherry Sidoti

Following my heart

Words by Christina Thomas   Every client usually asks me how I ended up leaving my life in the States and following my heart to Mexico so I thought I would share my story of how I came to live here in Tulum : One February back in 2008, when it was cold, snowy and … Continued

by: Christina Thomas