5 Tips for a More Fun and Carefree Practice

Whether you’re a beginner or advanced yogi who practices as little as once a week or as often as every day, there is such a thing as taking yoga too seriously. The tricky part about it is that it’s easy for it to go unnoticed.

If you think you might be taking your practice just a little too seriously, consider asking yourself the following questions:

  • Does your practice feel more like a chore than an enjoyable part of your journey?
  • Do you feel guilty or ashamed for not performing perfectly?
  • Do you worry about the way you look when you practice?
  • Do you compare yourself to other yogis?
  • Do you push yourself through unnecessary physical pain?

If you answered yes to any of the above, you could be taking yoga way too seriously. While yoga certainly isn’t always sunshine and rainbows, you have to be mindful of any feelings of resistance or desires for control.

Here are a few things you can do to stop taking yoga so seriously and get reacquainted with your playful sense of curiosity for a much more fun and carefree practice.

Practice Somewhere New and Unusual

If you’ve been practicing in your living room for months or are known to take that one spot in the corner of every class you attend, consider switching up your environment to something a little more unusual. If you have a backyard deck or patio, try practicing there. If you take classes, try moving closer to the front. Anything out of the norm can be enough to help you loosen up a bit.

Wear Loose-Fitting Clothing for a Change

Typical yoga apparel is made to be stretchy and comfortable, but often fitted as well. If you’ve always practiced in fitted yoga pants and top, try mixing your outfit up by practicing in baggy pants or shorts and an oversized T-shirt or tank top. As long as they don’t hinder your movement and flexibility in any way, practicing in looser-fitting clothing can be quite freeing.

Listen to Music While You Practice

Many yoga teachers already make music a part of their classes, but if you practice at home, you have the opportunity to pick something that will motivate you to really let loose and move freely. Try some ambient or “chill out” music to help keep you relaxed and focused on exploring your mind and body as you move through your practice.

Go Slower and Get Creative With Movement

Going slower means you can let go of unnecessary tension and become more aware of all the muscles and body parts that are connected to one another as you move. Instead of trying to rush through each pose, get creative and experiment with your movement. For example, rotate your body in circles while in cat-cow pose or by making large windmill motions with your arms when transitioning from reverse warrior to plank pose.

Focus on How the Body Feels Rather Than Making It Perfect

Proper form and alignment are certainly important, but it’s far too easy to cross over to a mindset of forced stretches and holds. If it feels bad, pushing yourself through it isn’t necessarily going to make it better. Always let your body be your guide. The more you listen to your body, the better you’ll get at knowing how far to go, which is the best way to make progress over time.

Image (edited) via Cohen Van der Velde


5 Ways to Mindfully Prepare for Summer

5 Ways to Mindfully Prepare for Summer

With summer just around the corner, you may have already spent quite a bit of time dreaming about all the exciting things you want to do before the cold weather arrives again. But how many summers have you experienced already where it ends too fast?

Although it has yet to arrive yet for this year, it will definitely be here before you know it. For this reason, it's worth taking these extra few weeks beforehand to really hone in on how you’re going to make this summer a great one.

Doing everything you want to do and being the person you want to be starts with mindfulness. If you can just start being a little more mindful now and throughout the summer, you won’t look back in September and wonder how the last few months flew by so quickly.

Here are five mindfulness suggestions to start integrating into your daily routine.

Start unplugging more often.

It may be nice to show off all the summer fun you’re having on social media, but remaining plugged in all the time and constantly browsing or texting is a surefire way to miss out on loads of precious time that could be spent doing what you really want to do. Besides that, frequent use of smartphones and other electronics can easily become a bad habit that can get worse once you're past the point of being totally hooked — so plan to start unplugging entirely for at least an hour a day, and try to increase that time as the summer draws nearer.

Practice being more present during mealtimes.

Ice cream, fruity cocktails, burgers, hotdogs, s’mores, and other summertime guilty pleasures are far too easy to indulge in when there’s plenty to go around. There’s certainly nothing wrong with treating yourself, but focusing on what you’re eating in the moment — including everything that has to with its sight, smell, texture, and taste — can help you slow down and even make healthier choices so you don’t go overboard. This is called mindful eating.

Make fewer plans and just go with the flow.

Research has shown that being more spontaneous in life rather than scheduling every event into your calendar makes them more fun and enjoyable. So instead of penciling in that coffee date with friends or that barbecue night with the extended fam, try giving them a range of when you think would be a good time to show up — such as “between 6 and 7:30pm” or even “Saturday after dinner.” This way you can enjoy going with the flow of what you’ve got going on while still sticking to a mild schedule.

Nurture your passions.

Your inner fire burns at its brightest and hottest in the summer, so don’t feel surprised if you find yourself feeling more motivated and courageous to take on certain challenges that are connected to what you’re passionate about. Start taking notice of what your emotions are driving you to think. For example, if you find that you feel excited and inspired at the sight of watching horses roaming in a field, maybe you could try horseback riding lessons over the summer.

Take some downtime.

Without maintaining balance between what you’re excited about and your need to recharge, you're almost guaranteed to find yourself feeling burnt out and exhausted. Even though summer is the time to really kick it into high gear, make sure you’re engaging in self-care rituals preferably on a daily basis so that you feed and replenish your energies rather than using them all up too quickly. Take a quiet walk in the evening, read a book in the park, meditate by a window, or do anything else that helps relax you.


5 Ways to Use Your Practice to Develop Mental Strength

You don’t have to be a longtime yogi to know that a regular yoga practice helps build mental strength in addition to physical strength and flexibility. It all starts with a calm state of mind.

As with any other mental or physical activity, it can be far too easy to turn a yoga session into a stressful, distracted, anxiety-filled workout. For example, maybe you feel guilted into practicing when you don’t really want to, or you mostly just want the physical benefits of exercise, or you want to "get it over with" so you can get on with your day — and so you end up focusing on the discomfort of it all, the random thoughts that pop up in your head, and all the stuff you need to do when you’re finally done.

You can push yourself physically through your practice, but if your mind continues to resist, eventually it will win you over. Here are five tips to integrate into your practice to ensure a calmer mind and eventually greater mental strength.

Go slow.

Unlike other forms of physical activity like running, aerobics, high-intensity interval training, and team sports that force you to move at a fast pace, yoga is all about slowing it way down. It can still be intense, but a slower pace makes it easier to coordinate the breath with the movement as you practice mindfulness. Whether you’re flowing through a vinyasa or transitioning from high lunge to warrior III, take it slow to ensure that your mind can take in all of what’s going on.

Focus on self-awareness.

Instead of thinking about what you’re having for lunch, what time it is, when the last time it was that you cleaned your yoga matt, or anything else that doesn’t involve your five senses, aim to bring yourself back to your body by using your breath to detach from those distracting thoughts. Your intention should be to focus on the here and now, and you can do that by noticing and fully accepting everything you’re feeling in the current moment.

Sink into stillness.

Stillness is uncomfortable for the mind, which is why it’s such a powerful practice for building mental strength. It’s much easier to fill your head with thoughts and distractions as you jump, run, or dance around as fast and as intensely as possible during other popular forms of exercise, but to hold almost any yoga pose for an extended period of time forces the mind to become totally aware and accepting of every sensation. It’s through this acceptance that you build your mental strength.

Face your fears.

Whether it’s learning to do headstand or figuring out how to completely surrender in savasana, facing those poses that scare you will train your mind to take on challenges rather than avoid them. In yoga, we often fear physical pain, negative emotions, harsh truths about ourselves, toppling over, and of course failing. But facing these fears head on with a calm mind gives us proof that they’re not so scary after all.

Embrace failure.

Last but not least, mental strength comes from welcoming and embracing failure no matter how long you’ve been practicing. It involves being okay with having a bad day here or a so-so practice there. By clearing your mind of expectations and desires of reaching future goals, you get to focus on just the experience itself—the beautiful learning process that brings growth no matter how much you fail. As long as you’re mentally strong enough to accept failure and view it as learning rather than defeat, you will always keep growing and improving.


4 Ways to Change Your Perspective

4 Ways to Change Your Perspective

“You must look within for value, but must look beyond for perspective.” — Denis Waitley

Nothing in life is absolutely good or bad, right or wrong, or black and white. Learning how to change our perspectives is all the proof we need to experience this truth and keep us more grounded in reality.

Even though changing our perspective involves leaving our own little bubble behind, it can still help us grow and become better versions of ourselves in so many ways. Some of the benefits include:

  • Becoming more open-minded and accepting of other people’s differences
  • Engaging in more random acts of kindness and generosity
  • Solving problems more effectively (and more fairly)
  • Developing a higher level of emotional intelligence

So if you’re ready to start taking your personal growth beyond the limits constructed by your own mind, consider doing the following.

Check Your Ego

When someone tells you to “check your ego,” they’re usually trying to make you aware of the fact that you seem a little full of yourself. But even when you aren’t acting a little full of yourself, you’re still constantly identified with your ego, which creates biases in your mind that you may not even be aware of.

To properly check your ego anytime at all, ask yourself this: If maintaining your chance of survival or status in society didn’t matter at all, what would the situation look like? Asking this type of question downplays the ego and makes it easier to see things from different perspectives.

Notice How You Cling to Beliefs

Lots of people have very rigid beliefs on topics like religion and politics, but even some of the most commonly held beliefs can keep you stuck. For example, believing that your worth is tied to your career, or that you should act a certain way around your family are just a couple of seemingly harmless beliefs that may actually be doing more harm than good.

Anytime you find yourself thinking, “I need to do this,” or “this has to be this way” — just stop and notice how quickly you assumed it to be true. Is it true? Get out of your own head for a minute and try questioning it.

Seek to Empathize With Others

Even when we know we should be looking to understand and share the feelings of other people, we often don’t, because our egos tell us that it will uncomfortable and inconvenient, so it's not necessary. But when we resort to this, we often respond and behave inappropriately.

To change your perspective, you have to be willing to step into the shoes of others to feel what they feel so you can better understand how they experience life. Even if that means taking on beliefs that go against your own or having to feel painful emotions, doing so will help you empathize with others and take on their perspective in the most practical and effective way possible.

Focus on the Lesson

When certain situations arise, we often look for problems and then try to solve them by deciding what’s good and bad or right and wrong. This approach, however, keeps us stuck in our bubbles and makes us blind to our own cognitive biases.

Instead of looking for the problem and then trying to solve it, focus on getting curious about the lesson instead. When you’re more concerned about the bigger picture of what something has to teach you rather than how to fix what's wrong or bad, you’re more likely to view it from different angles (a.k.a. other perspectives) rather than your own self-serving, problem-solving perspective.


7 Quick and Natural Ways to Stimulate Your Mind

7 Quick and Natural Ways to Stimulate Your Mind

Whether you’ve got a deadline at work or a personal project calling your name, getting focused and tapping into your sense of creativity doesn’t always come so naturally. In fact, it can be downright difficult.

Energy drinks and nootropics are more popular than ever these days for getting a mental boost, but side effects can be a big concern. As yogis, we know that using natural tools and methods to boost focus and stimulate creativity is almost always going to be a safer and much healthier option — so here are seven great suggestions.

Use Aromatherapy

A wide variety of essential oils are known to help with focus and concentration, and all you need is a simple sniff to experience their power. Lavender is great for promoting relaxation while ylang ylang calms the emotions. Patchouli soothes the nervous system while eucalyptus clears the mind of clutter. You can even create blends by combining certain essential oils to strengthen their mind-boosting effects.

Meditate

Meditation involves becoming aware of thoughts rather than trying to control or stop them. A daily meditation practice can help you increase your ability to focus, concentrate, and remember things. If you can set aside even just a couple minutes to meditate before diving into a big project or creative hobby, you should notice you feel less distracted, more focused, and perhaps even a little more creative.

Take a Power Nap

A quick 20-minute can do the mind a lot of good. Power napping boosts alertness and enhances cognitive function in ways that improve problem solving skills, learning, and memory. Just make sure you keep it short (less than 30 minutes) to avoid feeling groggy afterward.

Get Outside

There’s nothing like the great outdoors to calm a distracted mind and bring you back to the here and now. Although it’s not necessary, getting out into any area where there’s green space — such as a nearby park, courtyard, or trail — can offer more mental benefits than simply getting out in a busy urban area.

Move Your Body

Intense mental work often involves a lot of sitting or standing still for long periods, which can have a negative impact on the entire body if done for too long. Try going for a walk, stretching, or doing a short yoga practice to get your blood pumping and bring your mind back to the present moment.

Write

There’s something insanely powerful about putting pen to paper and writing whatever comes to mind without thinking too hard about it. Whether you’re stuck on an idea or need to solve a problem, writing whatever you’re thinking is one of the most effective ways to organize your thoughts and put your feelings into words. Try sticking to old fashioned pen and paper rather than writing on a computer since writing activates your brain differently than typing does, and you might be surprised what comes out!

Doodle

If writing isn’t your thing, try doodling! Grab a pen and a piece of paper and just start moving the pen with your hand any way that feels right without focusing too much on the end result. Your doodles don't necessarily have to look like anything or make sense to you at all — as long as the practice of doodling is relaxing and enjoyable, that’s what really counts!


10 Easy Ways to Honor Mother Nature's Gifts

10 Easy Ways to Honor Mother Nature's Gifts

There’s no time like late spring and early summer to become aware of just how miraculous Mother Nature truly is. This may be especially true for those of us who live in regions of the world where the fall and winter seasons are particular cold, dark, and long.

As life flourishes all around us, we’re reminded that these gifts are not only for us, but also a part of us too. By finding simple ways to honor the gifts that Mother Nature brings us this time of year, we can maintain that sense of awe and connection to something greater than ourselves.

Here are just 10 easy but fulfilling practices to consider trying.

1. Start a small garden. The growing season is upon us, and all you need to do is grab a few favorite herb or veggie seeds and a few other gardening supplies to start planting your own natural foods. Mother Nature will of course do the rest.

2. Start a compost pile. If it’s our intention to continuously give back to the Earth, Mother Nature will ensure that nothing will go to waste. Having a compost pile can provide a rich supply of soil to nourish your garden, lawn, houseplants, and surrounding outdoor areas.

3. Eat in season. This goes for any season, but it’s especially exciting in the late spring to start loading up on seasonal favorites like asparagus, berries, rhubarb, leafy greens and more.

4. Visit your local farmers market. Speaking of eating in season, you can see exactly what’s in season right now by visiting your local farmers market, which should be opening up soon (if not already). You’ll also support the local economy, which is a bonus!

5. Get a natural dose of vitamin D. Vitamin D is a tricky vitamin, and though you already may get plenty from food or even supplements, nothing really compares to getting it from natural sunlight. Enjoy it by going out for a few short minutes and allowing the sun to reach your skin.

6. Leave the windows open. The warmth of late spring/early summer means that you can rely less on the furnace and more on the balmy temperatures of the season. So crack a window or two and let some fresh air in!

7. Dry your laundry outside. Depending on where you live, you may be able to set up a clothesline or a clothing rack to dry out your clothes in the fresh, springtime air. You’ll save energy and end up with clothes that have been kissed with the freshness of Mother Nature herself!

8. Walk barefoot. Connecting directly with the Earth is not only good for you, but feels great too! Now that Mother Nature has awakened the grass and soil by wrapping it in her warmth and moisture, you can walk freely barefoot on it without it feeling too hard or cold on the soles of your feet.

9. Bring the outdoors in. Interesting looking stones, pieces of driftwood, dried out leaves, and other components of nature make great decorative pieces and might even inspire you to get a little crafty. As long as you’re not taking something that’s alive out of its environment, almost anything goes!

10. Help protect local plant and wildlife. Whether you decide to volunteer your time at a nonprofit organization or simply add a bird feeder to your yard, doing what you can to support local plants and wildlife will help make the area a better place for everyone to live.


5 Simple Ways to Live With More Passion

5 Simple Ways to Live With More Passion

To have passion means to experience strong, uncontrollable emotions. These emotions are the source of our deepest desires, driving us to act on them and helping us grow to become more resilient even through some of the harshest obstacles and setbacks.

We all have passion, but years of living life the way society says we should, getting distracted by day-to-day tasks, staying too busy, and even worrying about what other people might think are just some of the things that keep our passion buried beneath our conscious awareness. It may seem like a daunting task to have to strip away these layers in order to uncover passionate emotion once again, but the truth is that a few small changes may be all that's needed.

Whether you’re looking to give your overall sense of passion a tuneup or getting ready to embark on a journey toward discovering what you’re truly passionate about, the following tips are sure to help.

Detach from Outcome

Obsessively fixating on a goal or desired outcome is a surefire way to suck the passion out of the journey. You’re constantly living for the future and therefore never get to embrace the learning, the playfulness, the fun, and yes — even the messy mistakes. Whenever you catch yourself looking toward that desired future outcome, stop for a moment and bring yourself back to the present.

Be in Awe of Everyday Experiences

You may not always be aware of it, but you are always surrounded by awe-inspiring things. That houseplant in the corner, the birds in your window, the laughter of your spouse in the other room, and even the mysterious colors of your iris as you stare at your reflection in a mirror are all examples of everyday things we tend to overlook. When you really focus on them, however, you open yourself up to becoming aware of just how incredibly amazing they really are.

Look for Meaning in Everything

The beauty of life is that you get the opportunity to interpret every experience, every sign, every feeling, and every thought however you want to interpret it. If your everyday routine feels a bit boring, start questioning the meaning behind every mundane task or experience. Any of those things could potentially be a stepping stone toward something that could spark a greater sense of passion in your heart.

Do Things That Grow You

It’s hard to stay passionate when your routine leaves little room to learn and experience new things. To avoid falling into a rut, make sure you challenge yourself with new hobbies, projects, trips, books to read, people to meet, and anything else that adds a little variety to your everyday life. New experiences will naturally trigger your curiosity and sense of learning, which are of course two important characteristics of passion.

Look Inside Yourself

Passion can never be found outside of yourself. Although experiences you have throughout your life may trigger certain thoughts and feelings that spark passion, all of that is happening on an inner level. Try mindfulness meditation to help you become aware of sensations in your body, emotions that you feel, and limiting beliefs that you may have. The more aware you become, the more effortless it will be to feel more passionate about everything in life — from your career and family life, to your spirituality and sense of adventure.


5 Limiting Beliefs to Let Go of to Become More Creative

5 Limiting Beliefs to Let Go of to Become More Creative

When we hear the word “creativity,” we often think of painters, musicians, dancers, writers, and other artists whose impressive talent and advanced skills make them out to be some of the most unique individuals who are truly on their own level. In contrast, those of us who aren’t extraordinarily talented or skilled in any particular artistic outlet of expression might assume that creativity isn’t really meant for us.

Assuming we're not creative is perhaps the biggest creativity myth of all. Indeed, creativity is not limited to the arts and can be applied to any activity at all — even analytical activities such as accounting, science, and computer programming.

Holding onto limiting beliefs about creativity prevents us from exploring just how creative we really can be. Besides dropping the belief that creativity is for artistic people only, have a look at the following other creativity myths to see which ones apply to you.

Limiting Belief #1

The most creative people are naturally talented.

It’s easy to make the excuse that creative talent is something people are born with. In reality, however, what you assume to be natural talent is almost always the product of lots of work and learning from mistakes. The only thing that a creative person may truly be “born with” is their deep, undying interest in a particular form of expression.

Limiting Belief #2

You have to be an expert at your craft to be truly creative.

If creativity doesn’t just naturally come to you, then you better at least have years of experience behind you to be able to consciously use your mind to figure out how to be creative, right? Wrong! Experts get stuck too, and oftentimes it’s their inability to expand their awareness and see things from outside their bubble of expertise that inhibits their creativity.

Limiting Belief #3

Creativity is characterized by “aha!” moments that come out of nowhere.

Creativity is really just a fancy way to describe the way we make connections, and although those connections that come in the form of creative ideas may seem to pop out of nowhere at times, they typically come as a result of having previous experiences and understanding information that we consumed.

Limiting Belief #4

You have to be totally original to be creative.

In a world where so many great ideas have been thought of already, it can feel nearly impossible to come up with something totally original, but the truth is that you don’t have to. All you have to do is offer your fresh and unique perspective on something that already exists, build on something that’s been done before to make it better, or make connections between multiple ideas that other people thought of first.

Limiting Belief #5

Extrinsic rewards are what motivate creativity.

It’s always nice to be rewarded with money, praise, and other things that exist outside of yourself for being so creative, but assuming that you need them to motivate you to become more creative is the wrong way to look at it. True creativity comes from a place beyond the ego, and therefore isn’t reliant on material things or status symbols.

Whenever you feel inspired to get more creative in your yoga practice or any other area of your life, embrace it fully and be mindful of any of the limiting beliefs that may be standing in your way so you can go forth and express yourself freely without anything holding you back.


Creative Divine Mother

Creative Divine Mother

"The month of May was come, when every lusty heart beginneth to blossom, and to bring forth fruit; for like as herbs and trees bring forth fruit and flourish in May, in likewise every lusty heart that is in any manner a lover, springeth and flourisheth in lusty deeds. For it giveth unto all lovers courage, that lusty month of May.” — Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte d'Arthur

There’s an inexplicable high that many of us experience as we witness the full awakening of all living things throughout the month of May. In many parts of the world, it seems as if almost all the divine energies of the trees, flowers, plants, and wildlife come together to simultaneously reach their peak point of growth.

We, too, are part of this natural cycle of growth. By aligning ourselves with these seasonal forces that give rise to bursts of life, color, and creativity in May, we put ourselves in the best position to grow to our fullest potential.

Honor Your Passions

It has become all too common for people in modern society to give up their passions for all of their other responsibilities. As children, we’re encouraged to go searching for them and embrace them fully when we find something we love, but as adults, we begin to prioritize the more practical stuff (such as paying the bills) over what brings us joy.

This May, reconnect with your inner child to find what you’re passionate about again. Dive into a past hobby, start something you’re interested in but never tried before, or journal about what your core values are to search for an activity that connects with your values. Once you’ve identified a passion of yours, pursue it just for the sake of enjoying the practice of it without any expectation of a result.

Allow Your Creativity to Flow

According to Osho, “Creativity has nothing to do with any activity in particular – with painting, poetry, dancing, singing. It has nothing to do with anything in particular.” He says that any activity can be creative, and it’s up to you to decide how you want to express that creativity.

“Activity itself is neither creative nor uncreative,” Osho goes on to say. “It is an attitude, an inner approach – how you look at things.”

May is the perfect time of year to see all things from a fresh perspective of light, color, vitality, and of course love. Seek out these qualities in every activity you do and think about how these qualities motivate you to express yourself through them — whether you’re doing something as mundane as cleaning the house or something as exciting as working on a new novel you hope to publish someday.

Celebrate Motherly Love

You don’t have to be a woman, a mother, or an individual who currently has a mother (living or not) to appreciate and celebrate the motherly love that emanates from the Earth this time of year. After all, motherhood is about creating and nurturing life.

It’s enough to simply notice how the Universe somehow knows exactly how and when to care for every living thing that crosses your path. Those flowers in the courtyard, that bird flying to its nest, and even the sun that shines brighter and warmer every day is a spontaneous expression of energy brought to life by its Creator, and even though you may not understand it, you can at least appreciate it.

However you choose to spend this month diving into your deepest passions, embracing your creativity, and celebrating love and life everywhere, make sure you do it from a place of genuine desire and authenticity. Your spirit knows what’s true, and it’s the key to growing into the unique individual that you are meant to be.


Win a 7 Day, 6 Night Summer Sojourn Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s tropical jungles and serene beaches make it the perfect destination for any yogi traveler who’s looking to break away from everyday modern life to really connect with nature. Its rich biodiversity makes it one of the most unique regions in the world to spot rare wildlife and plant species that can’t be found anywhere else.

This May, we’re giving away a 7 day, 6 night Costa Rican summer sojourn yoga retreat courtesy of Trip Tribe. Our lucky Yogi Surprise retreat winner will enjoy this week-long stay at the beautiful El Sabanero Eco Lodge in Cañafistula Valley, located on the North Pacific side of the country.

Connect With Yourself in Costa Rica’s Cañafistula Valley

Win a 7 Day, 6 Night Summer Sojourn Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

Situated on a hillside overlooking the valley, El Sabanero Eco Lodge is close to four of the regoin's most popular and breathtaking beaches. The lodge is nestled among the natural Costa Rican landscape and features 15 separate chalets made out of local teak wood — each with a private porch overlooking the tropical gardens that surround it.

Yoga sessions will be offered twice a day during this retreat with a focus on asana and self-exploration. Morning sessions will be dedicated to an hour of asana practice while afternoon practices will involve group workshops involving AcroVinyasa, arm balancing, backbends, and more. The lodge’s yoga chalet overlooks the Cañafistula Valley so that you can connect with all the sights, sounds, smells, and feelings of the tropical jungles and ocean waters in the distance as you go through your practice.

Win a 7 Day, 6 Night Summer Sojourn Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

As the winner of this incredible retreat, you can be sure to enjoy the following amenities that are included:

  • 3 daily meals including breakfast, lunch, and dinner made from fresh, locally sourced foods (with vegetarian, vega, and gluten-free options)
  • 2 daily morning and afternoon yoga sessions
  • Yoga equipment including mats, blocks, bolsters, and towels
  • Access to multiple nearby beaches (not within walking distance but a short drive away)
  • Access to the pool
  • Access to wireless internet
  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Optional extra activities at additional costs including zip lining, horseback riding, snorkeling, sunset cruises, surfing, rafting, and more
  • Transportation from the airport to the lodge

Win a 7 Day, 6 Night Summer Sojourn Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

The winner of this retreat will join yoga instructors/ambassadors Kelle Jo and C Taylor Ring at El Sabanero Eco Lodge from July 1st to 7th, 2017.

There is perhaps no better way to get in touch with your spirit than by immersing yourself in the quiet tranquility of the natural Costa Rican landscape. Adventuring yogis also won’t be disappointed by the wide variety of optional activities there are to do around the lodge and surrounding areas.

What are you waiting for? You’ll certainly never forget a country like Costa Rica after visiting it for the first time (or second, or third!), so click the link below to find out how you can enter for your chance to win this retreat!

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Win a 7 Day, 6 Night Summer Sojourn Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica