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The Bhagavad Gita: A Timeless Guide for Navigating Life’s Challenges

The Bhagavad Gita, often referred to as the Gita, is a 700-verse Hindu scripture that forms a part of the Indian epic Mahabharata. Written over two millennia ago, its teachings continue to resonate with people of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and beliefs. The Gita is a timeless guide that offers profound insights into the art of

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Enchanting Escapes: Experience the Magic of Lake Atitlán, Guatemala

Nestled high in the Guatemalan highlands, Lake Atitlán stands as a shimmering jewel cradled within the embrace of towering volcanoes and lush, terraced hillsides. These sacred lands hold potent energy and wisdom, and it is an honor to be able to visit & immerse in the local culture and ecology. A natural wonder like no

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Exploring the Intersection of Yoga + Permaculture: Obtain a Yield

“The yield of a system is theoretically unlimited, or, limited only by the information and imagination of the designer.” Bill Mollison

The 3rd permaculture principle, “obtain a yield” refers to a way of life, rather than a single event or haphazard happenstance. It implies being intentional with your input and output, and understand that  your energetic endeavors directly affect every outcome.

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Exploring the Intersection of Yoga + Permaculture: Catch & Store Energy

Exploring the intersection of permaculture and yoga yields unending parallels. Both permaculture and yoga exist as a way of life, an approach to being. Catching, storing and sustaining energy is an emphasis found within both practices. Permaculture encourages the development of systems of recycling, reusing, restoring, revamping and rejuvenating. 

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Exploring the Intersection of Yoga + Permaculture: Observe & Interact

“Permaculture is a practice, a way of life, a consciousness based on holistic, sustainable living.” This is a beautiful definition of permaculture that also applies to yoga. And it’s beautiful how the principles of permaculture collide, coincide, compliment and collaborate with the practice of yoga. The 1st permaculture principle, observe & interact, is applicable across a variety of life situations.

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Breathe Intent

When we are born, the first thing we do (before all the crying) is breathe.

This is why, in Yoga, we must always return to the breath. This life-sustaining force that welcomes prana (life-force energy) into our being, connects us back to those first innocent moments here on earth.

During Asana practise, we use the breath as a guide for our movements – inhalation for expansion; exhalation for the release.

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