Entries by Mark Szegi

Travel Off the Beaten Path

You’ve always done things a little differently, had a unique point of view, taken the road less traveled and at times even blazed a new trail.  You live for the journey as much as the destination and when you travel, it fuels your soul! Your adventures are inspired by purpose, culture and connectivity. For friends […]

Top Reasons Why You’ll Love Costa Rica’s Caribbean this Summer

The South Caribbean has a Special Micro Climate Many people don’t know that the weather on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica is quite different than on the Pacific coast. While other regions of Costa Rica have seasonal rains, the rain is spread out consistently on the Caribbean side. On any given day, the rain […]

A Perfect Day in Costa Rica

Over the past few years, one of the most common questions we received is, “What is a typical day on retreat in Costa Rica like?” We love answering this question, it gets to the heart of Costa Rican culture, the spirit of “Pura Vida”, which translates to “Pure Life”. So, what does a typical day […]

Yoga in the Jungle

By Jun Lee Nothing prepares me for it, I am always startled whenever I return to Samasati. The mood of the place demands you to relax and be present. Being in that state in the jungle and practicing consistently can ultimately engender healing on a psycho and spiritual level. As we’re living in a hyper […]

Voluntourism

By Dr. Sally Bassett One of the greatest joys of leading “voluntourism” retreats to Costa Rica–trips mixed with travel and service–is the range of ages within a group. Recently, I had 20 people join me, including high school students, an 11 year old girl and a 5 year old boy. Our oldest was 70 years […]

Mindful-Wellness Immersion in Costa Rica

By Dr. Suzanne Nixon With the pace of the modern world getting faster and faster, the pace of our everyday life gets faster. Caught up in the rush and the fury, it is challenging keeping up with demands on our time, energy and resources, stress builds. We fall out of alignment with our healthy, centered […]

Recharge with Self-Care

By Stephanie McKenzie When was the last time you took a moment for yourself? A moment to gaze at the sunrise or to sit with nature and observe her rhythm. When was the last time you took a moment for yourself and did not feel guilty? A moment to recharge. A moment to remember who […]

Wisdom of the Jungle

In times of stress, is your natural reaction to retreat to nature? The majestic beauty of Mother Nature has no demands on us; yet, like a calming mandala, she draws our attention to her serenity. She silences the constant ‘thought-chatter’ in our minds and allows us to take a break from the craziness of our noisy […]

3 Simple Ways to Inspire Self-Care Rituals

Many people resist self-care because they believe it to be selfish or overindulgent. In truth, self-care is one the most important things you can do for others in your life. If you feel healthy, happy and taken care of, then you have more to give and those around you will also feel healthy and happy.