10 Quick and Natural Ways to Free Yourself from Worry

10 Quick and Natural Ways to Free Yourself from Worry

“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose.” —Eckhart Tolle

We all worry. Despite having the most intelligent brain out of all creatures on Earth, us humans often really struggle to avoid getting sucked into to the turbulence of our minds time and time again.

When we’re in a state of worry, we’re not free to think, feel, and do what’s necessary for growth in the present. We may try to press on, but being preoccupied with our worries makes it a struggle and prevents us from performing at our best.

According to WebMD, chronic worry can lead to serious consequences including a suppressed immune system, digestive disorders, muscle tension, short-term memory loss, and even depression. If worrying is interfering with your everyday life and your health, it’s time work on freeing yourself by using some of the following worry-zapping techniques—which are all totally natural, by the way!

1. Write it down. To release your worry that manifests as mental energy, put your thoughts and feelings on paper. You may even want to start a daily journaling habit.

2. Move your body. To release your worry that manifests as physical energy, get moving. Go for a short walk, get on your mat, or even just get up from your chair and stretch.

3. Talk to somebody. Even if you just need to share your worries without seeking help or advice, talking to a good listener can make a big difference. Empathy and compassion from others goes a long way.

4. Ground yourself. If you’re not worrying about something that happened in the past, you’re probably worrying about something that might happen in the future. Learn to ground yourself and bring yourself back to where your feet are.

5. Meditate. Meditation will allow you to detach from your thoughts as you observe them from a mindful distance. You may not be able to control your thoughts, but you can separate yourself from them, which is enough to bring you back to a state of calm.

6. Be grateful. You can instantly lift your mood and become happier just by practicing gratitude. What’s more, being grateful puts you in alignment with abundance, which will serve you when you decide what course of action needs to be taken.

7. Contemplate the lesson. If you’re worried about something, there’s a lesson to be learned. Instead of focusing so much on what’s wrong (or could go wrong), look for what you could gain to learn.

8. Accept the worst. Renowned self-help expert Dale Carnegie says that when it comes to worrying, you should accept the worst and move on. More often than not, the worst isn’t even really all that bad!

9. Hope for the best. Accepting the worst is one thing, but don’t think you have to expect the worst to actually be true. Instead, adopt the best possible outlook and look toward the best possible outcome.

10. Take action. Last but not least, nothing beats worry than by getting busy. Once you’ve done any of the above to help you organize your thoughts and figure out what needs to be done, it’s time to do it! You’ll feel better once you start dealing with your worry rather than allowing it to get stronger.


4 Ways to Find New Inspiration in Your Summer Yoga Practice

Inspiration can come in any shape or form, at any time. When it comes to yoga, you may feel inspired by your teachers and fellow yogis, your thoughts and feelings, your day-to-day experiences, your personal hopes and dreams, and of course Mother Nature herself.

Despite all the various ways to get inspired in your practice, finding yourself in bit of a yoga rut isn’t anything to be ashamed of. It happens to all yogis, and you may be especially susceptible to it in the summer months if you’re the type of person who put their practice on the back burner in exchange for getting outdoors, traveling, entertaining friends/family, and doing other fun-filled things that put some real excitement and variety into your everyday routine.

To find a renewed sense of summer inspiration for your practice, look no further than the following ideas. By summer’s, end you’ll have grown and progressed at your own pace so that you're ready to transition into fall.

Get Playful With Your Sequencing

One of the most fun ways to renew your practice is by looking to the activities you already enjoy doing in summer and incorporating elements of them into your practice. Think about how much fun it would be to tailor your practice to sequence styles that resemble swimming at the beach, dancing in the warm rain, and soaking up the sun. You might want to practice vinyasas with shorter holds for a practice that flows like water or consider doing a warming continuous flow with sequences that build you up toward sundial pose.

Focus on the Heart Rather than the Brain

According to Ayurveda, summer is pitta season, which calls for a practice driven by the heart and body rather than the brain. It means focusing on loosening up and having fun rather than taking every pose, every transition, and every breath so seriously. Consider focusing on moving from your back and side body in your practice. You'll build just enough heat that you can open more deeply, leaving you feeling energized and revitalized for all your summer adventures.

Balance Your Pitta

Speaking of pitta, you may need to look toward something a little cooler if you find that your mind feel like they’re reaching their boiling point. Try sequences that deeply link poses to the breath for a soothing, expansive, and calming effect on excess heat and mental energy. And instead of always sticking to a vinyasa flow, which may be easily overtaxing during the summer months, switch up your practice to incorporate hatha, restorative, or yin yoga for a more pitta pacifying effect.

Take Advantage of Cooler Evenings

If there’s any time of year that requires more of a focus on cooling off, it’s definitely summer. Temperatures typically peak between 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. after the sun has reached its highest point in the sky around noon to 1 p.m., giving you a unique opportunity at the end of every summer day to enjoy a cooling yoga practice any time after 5 p.m. or so. Include forward folds, supported poses, and breathing techniques to balance out the fire element in your body, release your day, prepare for tomorrow, and set yourself up for a restful night’s sleep.


Seasonal Berries You'll Want to Enjoy This Summer

Summer means berry season. This time of year, you can typically find a range of berries sitting right front and center in your grocery store, or sold by local producers at farmers markets.

Berries are a wonderful low-calorie, high-fiber, antioxidant-rich treat that you can use as an alternative to sugary foods when you need to satisfy a sweet tooth. They’re also great for pumping up the flavor in summer salads, smoothies, cereals, yogurt bowls, and desserts.

Here’s a brief look at some of the most popular berries, including their nutritional highlights and when they’re in season.

Strawberries

If you want a serious dose of vitamin C, go for strawberries. Vitamin C is necessary to keep your entire bodily functioning at its healthiest, and natural sources are always preferred over supplements. You’ll get about 140 percent of the daily recommended value of vitamin C in just one cup!

  • Calories (per 1 cup serving): 47
  • Fiber (per 1 cup serving): 2.9g
  • Main nutrients: vitamin C, vitamin A, folate, manganese, potassium
  • Best time to get them: Late April through August

Blueberries

Blueberries are a brain-boosting food. They contain something called polyphonic compounds, which have powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Research has shown that blueberry supplementation can improve memory in older adults.

  • Calories (per 1 cup serving): 85
  • Fiber (per 1 cup serving): 3.6g
  • Main nutrients: vitamin K, vitamin C, manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, calcium, zinc
  • Best time to get them: April to late September

Raspberries

All berries have antioxidant properties that help keep the body young and healthy, but the antioxidants found in raspberries may play a minor role in the destruction of stomach and colon cancer cells. So don’t be afraid to load up on raspberries—they’re one of the lowest in calories and highest in fiber of all berries!

  • Calories (per 1 cup serving): 65
  • Fiber (per 1 cup serving): 8g
  • Main nutrients: vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin E, folate, manganese
  • Best time to get them: July through the fall until the first frost

Blackberries

Like blueberries, blackberries are another great fruit to have on hand to help support great brain health. One particular study found that blackberry supplementation improved motor and cognitive function in older rats, showing greater short-term memory performance when compared to a control group of rats.

  • Calories (per 1 cup serving): 62
  • Fiber (per 1 cup serving): 8g
  • Main nutrients: vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin E, folate, magnesium potassium, copper
  • Best time to get them: July to August

Cherries

Okay, so cherries are technically not considered to be a type of berry, but they deserve a spot on this list for being a healthy, summertime fruit. There’s some evidence to suggest that cherries may help to reduce cholesterol levels, regulate blood sugar, and present fat storage.

  • Calories (per 1 cup serving): 51
  • Fiber (per 1 cup serving): 1.6g
  • Main nutrients: vitamin C, iron, potassium
  • Best time to get them: April to late August

Other berries that aren’t quite as popular as the five mentioned above include currants, elderberries, Saskatoon berries, gooseberries, loganberries, and salmon berries. Depending on your location, you may be able to score a few of these less common, more seemingly exotic berries over the summer!


4 Science-Backed Ways Yoga Can Reverse Aging

Our lifestyle habits influence the rate at which our bodies and minds age. Yoga, it seems, is just one habit that could help us all live happier, healthier lives well into our senior years.

A regular exercise routine can offer significant anti-aging benefits, but yoga in particular may be especially helpful. Unlike other forms of exercise, yoga is well known for its meditative and stress-relieving effects, which may in fact just make it the perfect anti-aging activity.

Don't quite believe it? Check out the following scientific pieces of proof!

Slowed Cellular Aging and Lower Inflammation

It only takes a few short weeks of yoga practice to make a difference in your body at the cellular level. In a study that involved leading participants through a 12-week yoga program (consisting of 90-minute sessions, five days a week), researchers found that biomarkers associated with cellular aging and stress-related inflammation decreased upon completion of the program compared to measurements that were taken before the program started. And in a related study, participants who went on a three-month yoga retreat showed significantly higher levels of protective anti-inflammatory markers with reductions in pro-inflammatory markers.

Improved Memory

Yoga’s meditative effect can promote changes in the brain that keep its structure and function healthy. In one particularly interesting study, researchers looked at the relationship between memory test performance and resting-state functional connectivity both before and after yoga intervention. Study participants who did yoga for a period of 12 weeks showed significant improvements in depression and visuospatial memory compared to participants who did memory enhancement training (MET), suggesting that yoga may be just as effective as MET for improving functional connectivity as it relates to verbal memory.

Possible Disease Prevention

To ward off age-related disease, do yoga. Researchers conducted a study to examine the protective ends of chromosomes called telomeres, which affect aging. Previously, researchers believed telomeres could only get shorter with age—not longer. Their findings, however, proved them wrong. A group of male study participants with early age prostate cancer were asked to practice yoga and make other healthy lifestyle changes over a period of five years while another group made no changes to their lifestyle. The researchers found that by the end of the five-year period, the men who did yoga showed that their telomeres grew longer by about 10 percent on average.

Better Sleep at Night

Sleep deprivation is linked to aging, impacting skin function and the ability to respond to environmental stressors. Yoga, however, has been shown to improve sleep. In a study on the relationship between yoga and sleep, sleep quality scores were gathered from questionnaires filled out by 65 elderly participants. When the researchers compared sleep quality scores and quality of life scores from participants who did yoga to those of a control group, they found that the yoga group showed better scores for both measurements.

The above findings prove that when it comes to getting older, age really is just a number. The body and mind don’t necessarily have to reflect a person’s age, and making yoga a lifelong habit is just one very effective way to help slow down (or even perhaps reverse) the physiological process of aging.

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5 Incredible Health Benefits of Turmeric

5 Incredible Health Benefits of Turmeric

Referred to as “the golden spice” in ancient traditional Indian medicine, turmeric’s long history of medicinal use dates back almost 4,000 years. It’s still widely used today as a popular herbal medicine, a healthy spice to cook with, and a natural cosmetic ingredient.

Scientists now know that turmeric possesses anti-inflammatory, hypoglycemic, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and wound-healing properties. Although solid evidence of its health benefits is limited and remains questionable, many people still swear by it as a natural remedy to treat certain ailments and to boost overall health.

Here are just five ways the use of turmeric might benefit both your mind and body.

Mental Sharpness

A 2015 Australian study on older adults showed improvements in working memory when they took a turmeric supplement compared to those who took a placebo. Study participants also experienced reduced mental fatigue, suggesting that the spice could help our brains stay sharp as we get older. Despite these findings, other studies haven’t proven as much, and more research needs to be conducted on humans to be able to say for sure whether these benefits exist or not.

Improved Digestion

Turmeric has long been used as a natural remedy to help treat digestive disorders like ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, and others. Even if you suffer from mild digestive discomfort like gas or bloating, adding turmeric to your diet might help bring some balance to your gut thanks to the spice’s anti-inflammatory properties.

Regulated Menstruation

For women who are looking to reduce painful menstrual cramps, turmeric could possibly act as a natural alternative to fight inflammation—without the nasty side effects that come with relying on prescription and/or over-the-counter painkillers every month. Some scientists think that certain herbs like turmeric act like estrogen in the body, binding to estrogen and progesterone proteins to help regulate menstruation.

Relief from Joint Pain

Some doctors have been known to recommend turmeric to patients suffering from sore and achy joints stemming from plain old wear and tear. Studies have shown that turmeric can be effectively used to help relieve pain and improve function in people with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis almost as much as anti-inflammatory medicine can.

Weight Loss/Management

Turmeric can help lower blood sugar levels, prevent obesity by suppressing inflammation, and reduce high cholesterol—making it a powerful spice for almost anyone looking to lose weight or maintain their current weight. In one particular study conducted on rats, turmeric (along with sulphur) was shown to reduce weight gain and body fat deposition when the rats were fed a high-fat diet.

Turmeric is generally safe for most healthy people, but some people do experience allergic reactions or other side effects. If you’re taking any medications, are currently pregnant, or have any health conditions, make sure you speak to your doctor first before taking turmeric.

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4 Amazing Ways Yoga Helps Alleviate Pain

More people are beginning to turn toward yoga in hopes of easing their physical pain. But can it really work?

That depends on a lot of different factors, however a growing body of research shows that in some cases, yes, yoga may help alleviate some forms of pain. Anyone looking to avoid relying so much on pain medication or physiotherapy to manage their pain might find that yoga can have seriously profound affects on the body and the mind.

Not yet convinced? Here are just a few different ways that yoga has been shown to help people feel less pain.

Soothes Chronic Back Pain

Many people spend hours every day sitting in desk chairs, in their cars, and on their couches—a contributing factor to chronic lower back pain. In a study involving two groups of participants who either did yoga or physical therapy for a 12-week period, the people who did yoga reported less pain on average. Some of the yoga participants were even able to completely go off their medication, and the positive effects lasted for over a year after the study period.

Reduces Joint Pain

Higher impact exercise can be hard on the joints, but yoga is a low-impact alternative that has been shown to help alleviate joint pain. In one particular study, 75 sedentary adults with rheumatoid arthritis were split into two groups. One group practiced yoga twice a week with a teacher and once a week at home for a period of eight weeks while the other group acted as a control and did not practice yoga. By the end of the study period, the participants who practiced yoga showed significant improvements in joint health, physical functioning, and even their mental and emotional wellbeing.

Relieves Abdominal/Pelvic Pain

Women suffering from endometriosis can experience abdominal pain that may require medication or possibly even surgery. Yoga, however, could be a more natural and less invasive form of treatment. In a study involving 15 women with endometriosis, the women followed a yoga program by practicing twice a week for a period of eight weeks. By the end of the eight-week period, the women reported experiencing improvements in pelvic pain.

Improves Muscle Pain

Fibromyalgia is a condition that affects the muscle and soft tissue, causing chronic muscle pain and trigger points that are tender or painful. Treatments typically include medication and lifestyle changes (such as stress management), but yoga may offer a gentle, soothing pain relief alternative. To observe the effects of yoga on symptoms of fibromyalgia, a group of 53 women with the condition were instructed to follow an eight-week program involving gentle poses, meditation, breathing, exercises, yoga-based coping instructions, and group discussions. Upon completion of the program, the women showed significant improvements in their fibromyalgia symptoms and functioning—including pain, fatigue, and mood state.

Anyone looking to supplement their yoga practice with additional natural alternatives for pain relief might be interested in trying meditation, self-massage, or accupressure. This month’s Yogi Surprise Lifestyle box includes the Aculief wearable acupressure device, so keep an eye out for it when you receive your July box!

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7 Creative Yogi Uses for Coconut Oil

7 Creative Yogi Uses for Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is all the rage these days, and for good reason! It’s one of the most versatile oils that can be used in over a hundred different ways.

Rich in vitamin E, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties, it's no wonder why coconut oil is such a popular natural remedy. And as the best saturated fat option that is known to give “good” HDL cholesterol a boost, it can make a nice addition to any healthy diet when used sparingly.

This July, our Yogi Surprise subscribers of our Lifestyle Box will be receiving a jar of Skinny & Co.’s 100% raw, patented virgin coconut oil. Put it to good use by experimenting with some of the following ideas!

Morning Coffee Fix

Swap your regular coffee creamer or milk for a small amount of coconut oil instead. The medium-chain triglycerides that the oil contains will give you a nice energy boost and a healthy helping of fat to give your brain a wake up call in the morning.

Oral Detoxification

Oil pulling is the ancient Ayurvedic practice of cleansing the mouth while strengthening the teeth and gums. It simply involves taking a tablespoon of coconut oil and swishing it around in your mouth for about 20 minutes before spitting it out. Doing this daily can help fight tooth decay, improve bad breath, reduce gum inflammation, and even help whiten teeth.

Eye Makeup Remover

There’s no need to spend extra cash on harsh cosmetic eye makeup removers when you have some coconut oil around. Rub a small amount between your fingers to warm it up and then gently rub it around your face and eyes in a circular motion. Wipe off with a washcloth and you’re good to go!

Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment

Cosmetic hair masks can be expensive and full of chemical ingredients if they’re heavily fragranced. Coconut oil is a better solution and will leave your hair feeling softer than ever. Apply it liberally through wet hair in the shower before shampooing, leave it for 5 to 10 minutes, then rinse and follow with your regular shampoo routine.

Personal Lubricant

Both you and your partner can enhance your sex life by swapping out your regular, store-bought lube for coconut oil instead. It’s a totally natural, chemical-free solution that won’t cause irritation or other side effects. Just keep in mind that coconut oil can cause latex to break, so avoid using it with condoms!

Exfoliating Body Scrub

Mixing some coconut oil with white or brown sugar is a super easy way to make your own exfoliating body scrub. As an added bonus, the coconut oil will help moisturize your skin as the sugar exfoliates. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil for as an optional scent.

Butter Replacement

Coconut oil is still a saturated fat, but it can be a great vegan alternative to butter. You can substitute coconut oil for butter one to one in most recipes without changing the taste. You can also use it in other ways that you regularly use butter — such as spreading it on toast, or melting it in a frying pan before cooking.

Once you start using coconut oil in your daily routine, you’ll begin to wonder how you ever lived without it!

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5 Practical Tips for Developing a Daily Journaling Habit

Journaling is one of the greatest tools we have for self-expression, self-awareness, self-compassion, and self-love. Through journaling, we can become more aware of our thoughts and organize them in ways that might be difficult to do if we tried to do it in our heads.

By putting pen to paper on a regular basis, you get to tell your own story and decide how you want the next chapter to be written. Whether you’re a seasoned writer already or a complete beginner who struggles to write even a couple of sentences, you can learn to develop daily journaling habit that serves your personal growth.

Here are five things you can do to start looking forward to journaling on a daily basis.

Pick a Time

While it can be highly effective to grow yourself by picking up your journal and writing in it whenever the urge strikes you, the key to developing consistency is by setting aside as little as five minutes at the same time every day to do your journaling. Mornings and evenings work well since morning journaling gives you the opportunity to be intentional about the day ahead while evening journaling will encourage you to reflect upon the day’s events.

Set a Reminder

During the first few weeks of developing your journaling habit, you may benefit from setting a reminder or an alarm to go off at the same time every day. As an alternative, you can use trigger actions instead. For example, a trigger action could be the steps you take to pour yourself a cup of coffee in the morning or the act of getting under the sheets in your bed at night. Over time, you can teach yourself to use actions like pouring coffee and getting into bed as an automatic trigger (a.k.a. a natural reminder) to pull out your journal.

Start Small

There’s no need to set aside an hour of your time every day to write pages and pages worth of thoughts and feelings. If you consider yourself to struggle with writing, go easy on yourself by trying to get just 1 to 5 sentences down. Even if you don’t feel like journaling and don’t think you have anything useful to say, writing at least something will help you develop your habit so you can improve over time.

Don’t Overthink It

Starting small goes hand in hand with allowing yourself to just simply write what instantly comes to mind. It’s fine to stop for a moment and think about how you might want to put your thoughts or emotions into words, but if you find yourself trying to manipulate your writing too much, you’ve probably gone too far. Don’t hold back, don’t obsess over spelling or grammar, and don’t worry about the quality of your writing. Journaling is not about being perfect—it’s about learning.

Reread Your Entries

One of the best ways you can solidify a consistent journaling habit is by making sure you go back to read your previous entries. Although journaling can be a big help in the moment of writing, it can sometimes be an even bigger help or source of inspiration when you look back a reread it. As you continue journaling, plan to reread yesterday’s journal entry, last week’s journal entry, last month’s journal entry, or last year’s journal entry right after you finished journaling for the day. You’ll be able to step back into a past version of yourself from the perspective of your present self and see how much you’ve grown.

Yogi Surprise subscribers of our Lifestyle Box will receive their very own OM Journal this July for our theme on Freedom. If you’re already a member, these tips will go perfectly with your new journal!


Freedom

Freedom

If there’s any time of year that’s most appropriate for embracing the real you, it’s got to be July.

You spent the spring and early summer renewing yourself and preparing for growth. Now it’s time to take everything you’ve learned about yourself since winter’s end and take action so you can live up to your fullest potential this summer.

To be free spirited means to be uninhibited by stress and worry. It's about living  your life happily on your own terms and independent of other people’s opinions and beliefs.

This July, ask yourself how you can be more free spirited in your practice and in your everyday life. Here are three tips to help get you started.

Break the Rules

We all grow up learning that there are certain “rules” that we should follow without question. Now’s your chance to start questioning them.

Whether you’ve been led to believe that you should look a certain way in a bathing suit or that you should be skilled enough already to strike a certain yoga pose, take a mindful step back from whatever it is that may be limiting you in any way and look at it from other perspectives. You may find that when you change your perspective, the complete opposite belief seems just as viable as what you believed all along.

You get to make the rules you want to live by. If the ones you’ve been following haven’t been working for you, you don’t have to ask permission to break them.

Make Time for Play

Free spirited yogis know not to take their practice or their everyday lives too seriously all the time. While there’s a certain time and place to be serious, there’s also a time and a place to be playful.

If your practice is starting to feel more like a chore than a joy, do something different that taps into your playful inner child. Even if that means taking a break from yoga altogether to spend time dancing or swimming, then you should try doing it.

Play will allow you to explore your heart’s desires while helping you let go of any expectation of results. When you play, you get to do an activity simply for the pleasure of doing it, which can be a really nice change from the everyday stress that comes from constantly working toward goal achievement.

If It’s Not Happening Now, Don’t Worry About It

Freeing your spirit means freeing yourself from the past and from the future. It’s certainly easier said than done, but the effort is worth it.

You can start with a daily mindfulness meditation practice. Pick a simple activity like watering the flowers in your yard, walking down the road, or brushing your teeth and focus on your sensations as you allow thoughts to flow through your mind in the background.

Learning to become present will free up a lot of energy so you can be fully engaged in whatever’s happening in the moment. The past may have brought you to this moment and the future may be where you’re headed next, but what you choose to think, feel, and do in the present is what really matters.

Have fun embracing your free spirit this summer and doing what you love most!


Win a 7 Day, 6 Night Yoga and the Ocean Retreat in Mexico

How would you like to play by the ocean, embrace your inner mermaid, and re-create yourself this upcoming November? For the month of July, we’ve teamed up with yoga instructor and retreat coordinator Janalyn Rose to give our Yogi Surprise members the chance to win a week-long stay in Sayulita, Mexico for a very special Yoga by the Ocean retreat (valued at $1,800).

Known for its wild waves and gorgeous beaches, the village of Sayulita is a tropical paradise dream located on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Relax in nature and get deeper in touch with yourself as you sip on green juice, enjoy the ocean waves, do yoga on the beach, and learn how to really fall in love with yourself.

You’ll start your mornings off with a tropical, yoga-inspired wakeup call complete with coconut oil coffee and surf snacks. Breakfast will follow after your morning yoga session while afternoons and evenings will be dedicated to ocean/beach adventures, workshops, free time, meditation, dinner, and dancing.

Each morning yoga session will be based on a particular theme related to self renewal/re-creation and the ocean. The first day of your arrival, you’ll get the opportunity to get settled before enjoying a very special sunset Yin yoga session in the evening.

On day 2, you’ll learn that paradise begins in the mind for your first morning yoga session. A “sup yoga” session is offered on day 3, and then you’ll get to shake things up with some combined nature hiking, swimming, and beach yoga on day 4. On day 5, you’ll learn what it truly means to “re-create yourself” before progressing to a session on movement, sound, and joy creation on day 6. Finally, you’ll end with a travelers yoga class on the 7th and last day.

This retreat includes the following amenities:

  • 7 days and 6 nights of accommodation
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meals including breakfast, dinner, and snacks
  • Workshops (hand-standing, nutrition, self recreation, Karma yoga)
  • Ocean experiences
  • Ground transportation
  • Gift bags from retreat sponsors
  • Retreat photos and video
  • Massage therapy
  • Jungle hikes
  • Secluded beach tours
  • Boat trips
  • Surfing
  • Stand-up paddle boarding

Not included: Flights, alcohol, and lunches.

Our lucky retreat winner will leave Sayulita with a refreshed outlook on life, a deepened connection to nature, several new yogi friends, and a renewed sense of self. There is perhaps no better way to make progress in your practice than by going somewhere new to have life changing experiences while learning from other yogis.

As a wonderful bonus, the winner of this incredible retreat will also receive a gift bag courtesy of the retreat sponsors. Items in the bag include sunglasses, sunscreen, skincare products, hats, beach towels, water bottles, yoga mats, journals, swimwear, yoga clothing, and other great items yogis are sure to love.

Want to learn how you can enter to win this retreat? Click the link below!

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