FREE READINGS: The 8 Most Important Yoga Authors & Books

With links to free readings from the authors

1. Light on Yoga: The Bible of Modern Yoga  

by B. K. S. Iyengar

B.K.S. Iyengar’s official site: http://bksiyengar.com

Light on Yoga

Light on Yoga provides complete descriptions and illustrations of all the positions and breathing exercises. Features a foreword by Yehudi Menuhin. It is the definitive guide to the philosophy and practice of Yoga–the ancient healing discipline for body and mind. The book includes photos of Iyengar demonstrating hundreds of asanas.

About the Author: In 1934, his brother-in-law, Sri Krishnamacharya, asked the 15-year-old Iyengar to come to Mysore, so as to improve his health through yoga practice. Iyengar went on to become  the founder of the style of yoga known as “Iyengar Yoga” and was considered one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world until his death in 2014. In 1966, Iyengar published his first book Light on Yoga. It eventually became an international best-seller. It has been translated into 17 languages and sold over three million copies.

Iyengar’s other books include Light on Pranayama, Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali  and Light on Life.

 

2. The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice

by T. V. K. Desikachar

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T. V. K. Desikarchar’s official site: heartofyoga.org

The Heart of Yoga was the first yoga text to outline a step-by-step sequence for developing a complete practice according to Viniyoga — yoga adapted to the needs of the individual.

About the Author: TKV Desikachar was the son and student of modern yoga’s founder, Sri Krishnamacharya, and had the privilege of living and studying with Krishnamacharya from 1960 until Krishnamacharya’s death in 1989. Krishnamacharya developed this individualized yoga style, which came to be known as Viniyoga.

The term viniyoga had been used by T. K. V. Desikachar (son of Krishnamacharya) to describe his approach to utilizing the tools of yoga, in particular his conviction that yoga practice should be adapted to fit the individuality and particular situation of each practitioner. Desikachar later distanced himself from the term.

American Gary Kraftsow studied with Desikachar and founded the American Viniyoga Institute. The American Viniyoga Institute has this explanation of the term viniyoga: Viniyoga ™ is a comprehensive and authentic transmission of the teachings of yoga including asana, pranayama, bandha, sound, chanting, meditation, personal ritual and study of texts. Viniyoga ™ (prefixes vi and ni plus yoga) is an ancient Sanskrit term that implies differentiation, adaptation, and appropriate application.

Desikachar’s other books include Freud and Yoga: Two Philosophies of the The Mind ComparedReligiousness in Yoga: Lectures on Theory and PracticeWhat Are We Seeking?, Viniyoga of Yoga, Applying Yoga for Healthy Living

FREE PDF Downloads of Desikachar’s other writings from The Centre for Yoga Studies

My Father’s Yoga,

Sound – A Means Beyond Asana and Pranayama

3. Yoga Anatomy

by Leslie Kaminoff

YOGA ANATOMY

Leslie Kaminoff’s official site: http://yogaanatomy.org

With asanas, vinyasas, full-color anatomical illustrations, and in-depth information, the second edition of Yoga Anatomy provides you with a deeper understanding of the structures and principles underlying each movement and of yoga itself.

From breathing to inversions to standing poses, see how specific muscles respond to the movements of the joints; how alterations of a pose can enhance or reduce effectiveness; and how the spine, breathing, and body position are all fundamentally linked.

About the Author: Leslie Kaminoff is a yoga educator inspired by the tradition of T.K.V. Desikachar. He is an internationally recognized specialist with four decades’ experience in the fields of yoga and breath anatomy. He leads anatomy and yoga methodology workshops for many of the leading yoga associations, schools and training programs in the world.

Leslie’s book Yoga Anatomy (co-authored with Amy Matthews), sold out its first print run of 19,000 within one month of its June 2007 release, and has been a top-selling yoga book on Amazon ever since. Leslie is the founder of The Breathing Project, a New York City based non-profit educational corporation which ran highly respected year-long courses in yoga anatomy from 2003 to 2017. Those courses have been available online to a worldwide audience at yogaanatomy.net

Other offerings from Kaminoff: Freeing the Breath: Health, Relaxation, and Clarity Through Better Breathing, (Audio CD)

FREE 20 Minute Workshop with Leslie Kaminoff, Deepen Your Practice

 

4. Key Muscles of Yoga, Scientific Keys

by Ray Long

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Ray Long’s Official Site: http://www.bandhayoga.com

This book offers a scientific approach to understanding the practice of hatha yoga. Through four-color, three-dimensional illustrations of major muscles, tendons, and ligaments, Ray Long describes the practice and benefits of hatha yoga. Specific anatomical and physiological descriptions highlight the agonist, antagonist, and synergist muscles that come into play with each pose. Volume I of the series describes the key muscles of hatha yoga and how they are utilized. From beginners to experts, this book will become a constant companion.

Ray continues to release new books in his anatomy series. Other amazing must have anatomy books in the series by Ray Long include:

Key Poses of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Vol 2

Anatomy for Backbends and Twists

Anatomy for Arm Balances

Anatomy for Hip Openers & Forward Folds

Vinyasa Flow for Standing Poses

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FREE Interactive Sequence to Awaken Your Psoas and Bandha Yoga Image Gallery

 

4. Autobiography of a Yogi 

by Paramahansa Yogananda

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Official site of Yogananda’s Self Realization Fellowship: yogananda-srf.org/

Selected as “One of the 100 Best Spiritual Books of the Twentieth Century”, Autobiography of a Yogi has been translated into more than 30 languages, and is regarded worldwide as a classic of religious literature. Several million copies have been sold, and it continues to appear on best-seller lists after more than sixty consecutive years in print.

Yogananda was one of the first Indian yogis and gurus to come West. He introduced millions of westerners to the teachings of meditation and Kriya Yoga through his organization Yogoda Satsanga Society of India and Self-Realization Fellowship beginning in the 1930’s. His influence in spreading yoga across the globe is unparalleled.

Some of his more excellent writings include:

God Talks with Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita

The Yoga of the Bhagavad Gita

There is also an inspiring series, The Voice of Paramahansa, including:

Beholding the All in One

The Great Light of God

Removing All Sorrow and Suffering

Be a Smile Millionare

There is also a CD version of Autobiography of a Yoga, narrated by Sir Ben Kingsley

FREE PDF copy of Autobiography of a Yogi

 

5. The Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali

by Sri Swami Satchidananda


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Official Site of Swami Satchidananda: http://swamisatchidananda.org

This invaluable book provides a complete manual for the study and practice of Raja Yoga, the path of concentration and meditation. These timeless teachings are a treasure to be read and referred to again and again by seekers treading the spiritual path. The classic Yoga Sutras cover the yogic teachings on ethics, meditation, and physical postures, and provide directions for dealing with situations in daily life. The Sutras are presented here in the purest form, with the original Sanskrit and with translation, transliteration, and commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda, one of the most respected and revered contemporary Yoga masters.

About the Author: Satchidananda was the founder of Integral Yoga, which he described as “…a flexible combination of specific methods to develop every aspect of the individual: physical, intellectual, and spiritual. It is a scientific system which integrates the various branches of yoga to bring about a complete and harmonious development of the entire person”. He wrote many books of the classics with commentary for the modern reader.

Some of his most famous works include:

The Breath of Life

The Living Gita: The Complete Bhagavad Gita – A Commentary for Modern Readers

Kailash Journal: A Journey Into the Himalayas

FREE YOUTUBE Talk by Swami Satchidanada: How to Happy Always

 

6. Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha

by Swami Satyananda Saraswati

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Swami Satyananda Saraswati’s official site: Bihar Yoga

Asana Prana Yama Mudra Bandha is recognised internationally as one of the most systematic yoga manuals today. Since it’s first publication by the Bihar School of yoga in 1969 it has been reprinted seventeen times and translated into many languages. It is the main reference text used by Yoga teachers and students of Bihar Yoga/Satyananda Yoga within the International Yoga Movement, and many other traditions as well. This comprehensive text provides clear illustrations. step by step directions and details of chakra awareness. It guides the practitioner or teacher from the simplest to the most advanced practices of hatha yoga system. A therapeutic index is provided for use by doctors and yoga therapists incorporating recent information from research into yoga.

About the Author: He was a student of Sivananda Saraswati the founder of the Divine Life Society and founded the Bihar School of Yoga in 1964. Satyananda’s teachings emphasise an “Integral Yoga” with a strong emphasis on Tantra, known as the “Bihar Yoga” system or “Satyananda Yoga”. This system addresses the qualities of head, heart and hands – intellect, emotion and action – and attempts to integrate the physical, psychological and spiritual dimensions of yoga into each practice

He wrote over 80 books. Some of his most well know include:

yoga nidra  kundalini yoga  bhakti yoga sagar

FREE YOGA NIDRA narrated by Swami Satyananda Saraswati

 

7. Yoga: The Greater Tradition

by Dr. David Frawley

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Dr. Frawley’s official site: American Institute for Vedic Studies

In Yoga: The Greater Tradition, Frawley describes Yoga according to its Indian origins, as not just a physical practice, but an ancient and comprehensive sacred science of right living and higher awareness. This holistic practice encompasses physical health and well-being, psychological and emotional harmony, and general balance in life. Yoga is a spiritual quest to know the inner truth of the universe – the Divine, God, the Absolute or whatever other name one may use to refer to this highest value.  It includes a exploration of different yogas—jnana, bhakti, karma and raja yogas—a thoughtful guide to the eight limbs of yoga, a road map to the subtle body, plus and a discussion of common mantras. This book is a powerful resource for novices.

About the Author: Dr. David Frawley (or Pandit Vāmadeva Śāstrī वामदेव शास्त्री) is a Vedic teacher and educator who is the author of over thirty books in several Vedic and Yogic fields published worldwide over the past thirty years. He has a D. Litt in Yoga He is the founder and director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies, which offers on-line courses and publications on Ayurvedic medicine, Yoga, mantra and meditation, and Vedic astrology. He has authored more than 30 books on yoga and Ayurveda, often written for advanced or serious students with a level of depth and insight than few writers can match. At Vedanet.com, he offers online courses in Yoga, Ayurveda, Tantra, Vedic Astrology, Indian history, Literature and more.

Some of my favorite books by Dr Frawley:

Yoga for Your Type: An Ayurvedic Approach to Your Asana Practice

Yoga & Ayurveda: Self-Healing and Self-Realization

Vedantic Meditations

Tantric Yoga and the Wisdom Goddesses (Spiritual Secrets of Ayurveda)

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FREE ARTICLES from the Knowledge Center of American Institute for Vedic Studies

 

8. The Yoga Tradition

by Georg Feuerstein, P.h.D

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George Feuerstein’s official site: Traditional Yoga Studies

This is a work of impeccable scholarship by a person who has dedicated his life to the understanding and practice of yoga. The book offers a complete overview of every Yogic tradition, from the familiar to the lesser-known forms. It also covers all aspects of Hindu, Buddhist and Jaina Yoga, including history, philosophy, literature, psychology and practice. In addition, included are translations of twenty Yoga treatises and the first translation of the Goraksha Paddhati. George passed in 2012, and his wife continues to spread his teachings and lead mindfulness trainings.

About the Author: Feuerstein was a German Indologist specializing on Yoga. He authored more than 30 books on mysticism, Yoga, Hinduism, and Tantra. Historian of religions legend, Mircea Eliade, called Feuerstein’s ‘The Philosophy of Classical Yoga‘, “one of the most profound and original contributions to the understanding of classical yoga”. 

His most famous works include:

Tantra: Path of Esctasy

The Encyclopedia of Yoga and Tantra: Over 2,500 Entries on the History, Philosophy, and Practice

The Shambhala Guide to Yoga

Traditional Yoga Studies offers a downloadable $35 Yoga Teacher Training Manual

FREE ARTICLES from Traditional Yoga Studies website: Articles

 

INDULGE. IGNITE. INSPIRE. Yoga, Italian Style

EVERYTHING IS YOGA

with Caitlin Lassy in Cinigiano, Tuscany Italy

7 nights in Cinigiano, Italy
Sat May 05 – Sat May 12, 2018

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INDULGE. IGNITE. INSPIRE.

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Yoga isn’t just something that is practiced on the mat, the practice of yoga is thriving in every moment of life, all you need to do is open your heart to feel it, and open your eyes to witness it.

During this week in Italy you will have the opportunity to…

INDULGE.
Indulge in your internal world. Indulge in all of your many senses. Discover the ways in which the senses work between the physical world and your internal world to become a more mindful being, and to live a more intentional life.

IGNITE.
Ignite the fire within. Stoke it. Ignite your passion for life. Set your soul on fire. Uncover your truth. Discover how to sprinkle your truth throughout all of the layers of life.

INSPIRE.
Inspire others. Inspire yourself.

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What’s Included

Accommodations

8 days 7 nights at Le Pianore

Meals

Includes daily breakfast and dinner

Yoga

Daily inspirational yoga classes taught by Caitlin Lassy on and off the mat.

Activities

Hiking

The Instructor

Caitlin Lassy
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Yoga Ambassador

Where did your yoga practice begin?
My yoga practice first began in my bedroom. I used to practice semi-regularly to 10 minute videos on DirecTV and to this one particular yoga flow on DVD lead by Seane Corn. I loved that Seane Corn DVD; that DVD was the first thing that really sparked my interest in yoga. A couple of years later, I decided to check out a few local yoga studios with friends. After checking out a couple of studios that didn’t totally resonate with me, I found a power yoga studio, and that was IT. I was hooked. That was truly the beginning of my yoga journey. Once I started practicing power vinyasa yoga regularly, my whole life and my whole self began to transform.

 

What can a student expect from your class?
You can expect to pay super close attention to your breath. You can expect to connect to your body, and how it moves, and to experience what you are feeling, on an emotional and energetic level. You can expect to explore what you and your body are capable of. You can expect to ENJOY YOURSELF, play and laugh, maybe even rock out to some fun jams. And, you can expect that at some point during class I will confuse my right from my left.

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6 Day Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica only $555

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WILD & FREE YOGA RETREAT

with Caitlin Lassy

6 nights in Canafistula, Costa Rica
Sat Oct 07 – Fri Oct 13, 2017

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Highlights

Join your top-tier yoga instructor in the quiet and beauty of the Cañafistula Valley in Costa Rica.  In the midst of 4 of the most popular and beautiful beaches in the area, travelers can choose any aspect of the Costa Rican landscape to enjoy while here.

With expert instruction, fresh, locally sourced cuisine, daily beach visits, cenotes (underwater caves) to explore, and loads of other activities, this trip is the perfect way to relax and re-energize.

  • Daily yoga with top-tier instructor in a studio nestled in the Cañafistula Valley
  • Accommodations in beautiful chalets in El Sabanero Eco Lodge
  • Freshly prepared vegetarian meals every day
  • Optional beach visits (to 4 different beaches to choose from), ziplining, horseback riding, snorkeling, sunset cruises, and many more arranged by the lodge staff
  • Optional Activities

    Zip Lining, Horseback Riding, Snorkeling, Surfing, Sunset Cruise Tour, Rafting, Turtle Nesting, Full Day Adventure Tour

     

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El Sabanero Eco Lodge

Quiet and beautiful, existing in harmony with nature is the El Sabanero Eco-Lodge.

Located on a hillside in Cañafistula near Tamarindo, the hotel overlooks the Cañafistula Valley with beautiful views from all chalets.

We are in the midst of 4 of the most popular and beautiful beaches in the area so our clients do not need to choose just one and have a variety to choose from. Playa Avellanas, Playa Negra, Playa Junquillal and Tamarindo are all just a few minutes drive away. (Beaches are not in walking distance.)

The Lodge: El Sabanero Eco Lodge was built in 2004 using all local material. Construction time was about 18 months and it was opened in 2005 to cater to nature seekers giving them a home away from home. A private escape cloaked in serenity and embraced by natural beauty, a unique place for those with a passion for authentic experiences.

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YOGA AND RECOVERY RETREAT

JOYFUL ENERGY YOGA

AND

12 STEP RECOVERY RETREAT

with Dana Keegan in Canafistula, Costa Rica

6 nights in Canafistula, Costa Rica
Sat Oct 28 – Fri Nov 03, 2017

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Join your top-tier yoga instructor in the quiet and beauty of the Cañafistula Valley in Costa Rica.  In the midst of 4 of the most popular and beautiful beaches in the area, travelers can choose any aspect of the Costa Rican landscape to enjoy while here.

With expert instruction, fresh, locally sourced cuisine, daily beach visits, cenotes (underwater caves) to explore, and loads of other activities, this trip is the perfect way to relax and re-energize.

  • Daily yoga with top-tier instructor in a studio nestled in the Cañafistula Valley
  • Accommodations in beautiful chalets in El Sabanero Eco Lodge
  • Freshly prepared vegetarian meals every day
  • Optional beach visits (to 4 different beaches to choose from), ziplining, horseback riding, snorkeling, sunset cruises, and many more arranged by the lodge staff

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Dana Keegan

Yoga Ambassador

I have been practicing yoga for 14 years and teaching yoga for the last 4 years. When I discovered yoga, I had no idea the changes that it would bring to my life. I knew that I felt more connected to my spirit and more comfortable and at ease with myself and the world around me, and it felt amazing. I realized when I would stray away from my mat for a while that I missed it, and so always I kept coming back to my mat! I took the Y12SR (Yoga and 12 Step Recovery) leadership training with Nikki Meyers and began holding space for those meetings, and then spent a week in Costa Rica with Tommy Rosen and Kia Miller practicing yoga and being a part of Recovery 2.0. I am BEYOND CONVINCED that yoga and recovery go together and compliment each other in a way that is hard to describe. I just know that what it comes down to for me is JOYFUL ENERGY.
I believe my Dharma is to share yoga and recovery with others and to bring JOYFUL ENERGY into our physical, mental and spiritual bodies!
I’m a woman with 21 years of recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, but I really celebrate one day at a time. I love to travel, read, ride my motorcycle all over the place, prepare food from my garden, go to recovery meetings and hold safe and sacred space for Y12SR Meetings (Yoga and 12 Step Recovery), hang out with like minded people, walk on the beach, yoga on the beach, sleep on the beach, pretty much anything on the beach!
I believe that we all have unlimited potential for greatness inside of us, and that we all have the JOYFUL ENERGY of the divine inside of us.
We are all connected, and we are all deserving of love and happiness. I believe the path of yoga can take us there. I honor the perfectly imperfect human that I am, and I also honor that in you. Namaste, Yogi Warriors!

 

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SURF, ADVENTURE & FITNESS in BALI

FITNESS, SURF, ADVENTURE AND RELAXATION IN BALI! 

with Cari Javoroski in Bali, Indonesia

7 nights in Bali, Indonesia
Sat Feb 17 – Sat Feb 24, 2018

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Highlights

Set on the lush and unspoilt East Coast of Bali, Hotel Komune Resort and Beach Club is blessed with a hypnotizing view of the world famous Keramas surf break. Our resort is conveniently only 50 minutes away from Ngurah Rai International Airport. With its pristine volcanic beach, this 4 star beachfront Bali resort offers a wonderful experience of spending leisure time in a natural luxury hotel.

We feature 66 impressive rooms and suites. Sumptuously appointed accommodation with artistic furniture, our unique Bali resort articulates the identity of the Island of the Gods. Our Beach Club was voted in the top 5 in Asia and the executive chef brings his worldwide cuisine experience to the dishes. Inviting entertainment and exquisite nibbles from Asia, Europe, and Australia are being served in themed night dinners.

The body deserves a reward after a hard day in the surf, and our Joglo Spa understands how to pamper the body – from head to toe. The wide selection of treatments caters for both adult’s and children’s needs.

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What’s Included

 Accommodations

8 days 7 nights at Hotel Komune

 Meals

Includes daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner

 Fitness

Beach, platform, gym, pool fitness offered! Plus try a one on one session with trainer Cari, new this trip!

 Activities

Massage treatment, Cooking class, Mt. Batur volcano summit excursion, Goa Temple visit

 Airport Transfers

Transportation to/from Ngurah Rai International Airport

 

Cari Javoroski

Fitness Ambassador

I have B.S. in Health Promotion and Wellness with an emphasis in Personal Training and am certified in Advanced Personal Training through AFAA. On my off time my hobbies include mountain biking, kayaking, SUP boarding, and training for triathlons, 1/2 marathons, and Tough Mudder events.

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Luxurious Health Retreat in Bali

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Change, Evolve, & Grow in BALI

7 days, 6 nights in Bali, Indonesia
Sun Oct 08 – Sat Oct 14, 2017

with Keith & Michelle Baumgard

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Highlights

Set on the lush and unspoilt East Coast of Bali, Hotel Komune Resort and Beach Club is blessed with a hypnotizing view of the world famous Keramas surf break. Our resort is conveniently only 50 minutes away from Ngurah Rai International Airport. With its pristine volcanic beach, this 4 star beachfront Bali resort offers a wonderful experience of spending leisure time in a natural luxury hotel.

We feature 66 impressive rooms and suites. Sumptuously appointed accommodation with artistic furniture, our unique Bali resort articulates the identity of the Island of the Gods. Our Beach Club was voted in the top 5 in Asia and the executive chef brings his worldwide cuisine experience to the dishes. Inviting entertainment and exquisite nibbles from Asia, Europe, and Australia are being served in themed night dinners.

The body deserves a reward after a hard day in the surf, and our Joglo Spa understands how to pamper the body – from head to toe. The wide selection of treatments caters for both adult’s and children’s needs.

LOCATION

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Hotel Komune

Set on the lush and unspoilt East Coast of Bali, Hotel Komune Resort and Beach Club is blessed with a hypnotizing view of the world famous Keramas surf break. Our resort is conveniently only 50 minutes away from Ngurah Rai International Airport. With its pristine volcanic beach, this 4 star beachfront Bali resort offers a wonderful experience of spending leisure time in a natural luxury hotel.

We feature 66 impressive rooms and suites. Sumptuously appointed accommodation with artistic furniture, our unique Bali resort articulates the identity of the Island of the Gods. Our Beach Club was voted in the top 5 in Asia and the executive chef brings his worldwide cuisine experience to the dishes. Inviting entertainment and exquisite nibbles from Asia, Europe, and Australia are being served in themed night dinners.

The body deserves a reward after a hard day in the surf, and our Joglo Spa understands how to pamper the body – from head to toe. The wide selection of treatments caters for both adult’s and children’s needs.

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Costa Rican Rainforest Herbal Retreat

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Costa Rican Rainforest Herbal Retreat

6 days, 5 nights in El Castillo, Costa Rica
Wed Mar 15 – Mon Mar 20, 2017

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Highlights

Daily herbal medicine classes, delicious farm-fresh cuisine, and adventure activities that appreciate Mother Nature in all her wild splendor – this is the ultimate trip to relax, energize, and indulge, all on the shores of Lake Arenal in the heart of the Costa Rican rainforest.

  • Daily herbal medicine classes centered on Western herbal formulary and supportive therapies for digestion, energy, and peak mental health
  • Flower and tree ID walks
  • Incredible accommodations at an off-the-grid, world-class eco-lodge overlooking Lake Arenal
  • Kayaking
  • Hiking on or near the local volcano
  • Swimming in delicious cool and hot pools
  • Complete tour of the sustainable activities of this extraordinary 400-acre self-sufficient preserve
  • Optional zip-lining in the rainforest canopies
  • 3 Fresh, locally sourced meals made every day
  • All transportation from airport and within Costa Rica included
  • Led by Herbalist Holly Bellebueno with 22 years of experience

LOCATION:

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Rancho Margot

Unique, enchanting and beautifully remote, Rancho Margot is a hidden gem near Arenal Volcano. Nestled in the rainforest, Rancho Margot is Costa Rica’s premier eco-lodge and is one of the country’s most exclusive getaways. At Rancho Margot, boutique accommodation and farm-to-table dining go hand-in-hand with sustainable and self-sufficient practices to create an unparalleled retreat experience

Resting on the hills and slopes of the Ranch Valley and tucked into the lush landscape, you will find your own deluxe bungalow. Enjoy the six streams and the Cano Negro River coursing through the property along with the diverse calls of hundreds of bird species, the trill of insects, and the call of howler monkeys create an orchestra of peaceful sounds. On each bungalow’s wrap-around terrace, you can swing in the hammock to the sounds of the forest while admiring the botanical gardens and Lake Arenal in the distance.

An entire episode of CNN’s ‘The Next List” with Dr. Sanjay Gupta was devoted to this amazing destination.

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Yoga on the Beach with Puppies Retreat!

Why didn’t I think of this? Amazing!

SPRING INTO SEVA

Yoga + Beach + Puppies = Awesome-sauce trifecta!

with Avery Westlund in Nayarit Mexico

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Highlights

  • Daily yoga in a private studio surrounded by 300 acres of ecological jungle reserve
  • Accommodation at Punta Monterrey, designed to maintain privacy in a stunning natural setting
  • Three fresh, healthy, and delicious meals per day (chilaquiles! housemade pasta!)
  • Quiet afternoon naps on the private beach, breathtaking sunsets, and walks in the jungle
  • Volunteering with the SPCA–socializing and cuddling with some rescue pups!

What’s Included

 Accommodations

6 days 5 nights at Hotel Punta Monterrey

 Meals

Locally-sourced breakfast, lunch, and dinner

 Yoga

1 to 2 hours of daily asana (both vinyasa and restorative styles), meditation, and pranayama. Plus a couple of mini-workshops for those who wish to expand their practice into the realm of more advanced inversions and arm-balancing! All levels welcome.

 Activities

Trip to Marietas Islands

 Airport Transfers

Roundtrip ground transfers to/from airport

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