One of our most popular weekend workshops, Oncology Massage, is coming up on the weekend of September 16th-17th, 2017. Our beloved instructor, Vickie Torrey, explains more about what Oncology Massage is and what to expect from the workshop below.   Vickie is from Savannah, Georgia. She teaches ethics, communication, psychology of touch, and oncology massage. […]

By: Tess McGrath “The yogi conquers the body by the practice of asanas and makes it a fit vehicle for the spirit. A soul without a body is like a bird deprived of its power to fly” -B.K.S. Iyengar The practice of yoga is an ancient tradition that has been carried down over thousands of […]

A new report indicates the U.S. has a big problem with sleep deprivation—a problem that has “a significant effect” on the American economy. Why Sleep Matters—The Economic Costs of Insufficient Sleep, released Nov. 29 by RAND Corporation, quantifies the economic losses due to sleep deprivation among workers in five different countries: the U.S., U.K., Canada,… […]

Costa Rica Celebrates 68 Years Without an Army By Wendy Anders Universal health care was established in Costa Rica after the army was abolished. “Blessed is the Costa Rican mother who knows that her son at birth will never be a soldier,” said the well-known Japanese politician and philanthropist Ryoichi Sasakawa in one of his […]

Salute the Desk is a new app that helps bring yoga into your workplace. Everyone knows that taking stretch breaks at work is a great way to release tension and reduce repetitive strain injuries, right?. But it can be tough to (1) remember to take breaks and (2) figure out which stretches to do. Enter […]

Alicia Keys is a busy woman… but she always makes time for one thing. “I have really gotten deep into meditation,” the musician, mother, activist and star of “The Voice” said. “Some days I have 15 minutes, some days I have 40 minutes, some days I only have 5 minutes! But I have to take […]

Our Mariposa 2016 class of massage therapists has had a busy month! With the first quarter of classes finished, and a 100% pass rate on final exams for Anatomy & Physiology and Western Techniques I, this group is proving they are serious students. Kayak and Snorkeling Tour and Guided Meditation on Isla Chora  September 5th, […]

Healthy Gallo Pinto A recent study published by Nutrition Journal found that the pairing of any type of beans with rice can help stop unhealthy blood sugar spikes in adults with type 2 diabetes. With 25.8 million people in the U.S. living with this condition, Costa Rican gallo pinto is both a healthy and creative alternative […]

Servulo Sandoval at the gate of his home in Estero Guerra. Servulo and his wife, Eraida Muñoz, host visitors as part of the Caminos de Osa rural tourism project.  Jill Replogle/The Tico Times I roused myself from the simple, handmade wooden bed just in time to catch the last of the dawn mist hanging over the […]

Yogic perspective challenges us to live in the present moment of time; retraining ourselves to let go of our patterns of living in the past or in the future. The wisdom of yoga is the training begins through the body, and ripples to the mind, emotions and

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