Entries by Mark Szegi

Top 10 Must Know Yoga Poses – Beginner to Advanced

The benefits of effective yoga poses cannot be understated. Not only do they burn calories and tone muscles, but they also improve yogis’ mental states through relaxation. But there’s simply a lot of poses out there – some are intense, others are relaxing. Here’s a compilation of poses that you need to know about today:

How Much Do Yoga Instructors Make?

Yoga instructors are some of today’s most sought-after professionals as they help students de-stress, stay strong, flexible, and balanced. Yoga is a fast-growing industry, and teaching yoga is one noble calling. In 2016, there were over 36 million yoga instructors in America, and over a third of Americans intended to take up yoga within aLearn more →

How to Prepare for Yoga Teacher Training: (13 Tips to Consider)

Yes, becoming a yoga teacher is one of the most in-demand skills you can have right now. With yoga becoming increasingly popular around the world, more and more people are interested in becoming yoga teachers or trainers. According to a study done in 2018, over 300 million people actively practise yoga around the world. InLearn more →

Travel to Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast has Never been Easier!

Many people would be surprised to discover that Costa Rica’s South Caribbean coast is very different from the Pacific side. From the beaches and vegetation to the overall culture, you will find a totally different travel experience with just a 30 minute flight from one coast to the other. Avoid the commercial and overcrowded touristLearn more →

Costa Rica’s Blue Morpho Butterfly

Considered one of the most beautiful and impressive butterflies in the world, the Blue Morpho is also the biggest butterfly in Costa Rica. Found throughout Costa and on both coasts, it is most often spotted along habitat edges of forests, fields, rivers, or near the ocean, and if you’re lucky enough around our retreat premises.Learn more →

10 Signs You Need a Wellness Retreat in Costa Rica

While there is no doubt a typical vacation can be fun, exciting and even relaxing, we often come home feeling just as tired as when we left. Packing in all the sightseeing, shopping, activities and food tours doesn’t necessarily recharge the “batteries”. However, a Wellness Retreat puts self-care at the forefront and not only willLearn more →

5 Life Changing Reasons to Travel Solo

“There are some places in life where you can only go alone. Embrace the beauty of your solo journey.” While it’s wonderful to share a special trip and new experiences with friends, a partner, or family, there are several reasons to travel alone at least once in your lifetime. Solo travel is gaining popularity and justLearn more →

The Power Of Svadhyaya & Group Yoga

Eight Limbs of Yoga If you are a Yogi, you might be familiar with the Eight Limbs of Yoga written by Pantanjali in The Yoga Sutras. Even if you are not a Yogi, you may realize there is more to yoga than yoga postures. The Eight Limbs provide a recipe for spiritual development beyond yogaLearn more →

5 Ayurvedic Tips to Stay Balanced During Fall

By Adriana Leiva, Samasati’s Wellness Practitioner According to the 5,000 year old holistic healing system, Ayurveda, “Vata” season is here for those of us transitioning into a cooler time of year and enjoying the gorgeous fall colors. Late fall and early winter are considered “Vata” season because this Dosha is associated with cold, dry, light,Learn more →

Ayurveda and Yoga

Ayurveda and Yoga are sister sciences and they support one another in achieving one another’s goals. Ayurveda means the “knowledge of life”- it is a science that looks after health, balance and harmony of the body, mind and soul. Yoga is a science that prepares the body and mind for the liberation and enlightment ofLearn more →