5-Star Wellness Retreat

Yoga

Your Body on Breathwork

What is breathwork?

Breathwork is a daily practice here at the retreat, and for good reason: connecting with your breath is a powerful and easily accessible way to boost physical and mental health. So what is breathwork, why do we do it, and how can you get started at home?

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Airport Yoga

yoga pose

This is Part I in our Holiday Stress Management Series.   Be sure to download, save or print the Airport Yoga Infographic to take with you on your travels! It’s tough to keep your workout routine alive during the holidays, especially when you travel. Holiday trips present a special conundrum: you’re one-hundred percent thrilled about…

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Yoga as Medicine: A Widespread Modality for Healing

amber conducts yoga at Skyterra

In 2007, The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health published a survey deeming yoga as one of the most commonly used complementary and alternative medicine modalities in the United States. Since then, studies about yoga have evolved and scores of clinical trials have been conducted. Have a look at the following short list of…

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Yoga on a Bike?

bike on grass

Yoga Principles in Action Doing yoga on the bike is easy. Let’s start with triangle pose—Trikonasana in Sanskrit—and go from there. First, find a downhill stretch of road that’s clear of debris and free of cars. Bring yourself up to a nice brisk pace, say about 25 mph. Take your right foot off the pedal…

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Relieve Stress, Increase Relaxation: The Sleep Nidra

sleep nidra

“Most people sleep without resolving their tensions. This is termed nidra. Nidra means sleep, no matter what or why, but yoga nidra means sleep after throwing off the burdens. It is of a blissful, higher quality all together.” – Swami Satyananda. The modern world is filled with stressors. Day in and day out each of…

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New to Yoga? Considerations for Practice

The practice of yoga is an ancient tradition.  New yoga students should always consider the instructors training, expertise, and teaching methods. The new yoga student should always be encouraged to honor their physical limitations. Any type of physical activity that challenges the body should be practiced with dedicated individual attention and care. Body awareness and…

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