Entries by Mark Szegi

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 →

Explore Costa Rica’s Largest Coral Reef at Cahuita National Park

One of the most gorgeous parks in Costa Rica is Cahuita National Park, located on the Southern Caribbean coast near Puerto Viejo and 10 minutes from Samasati Retreat & Rainforest Sanctuary. At a total of 2,711 acres, it is home to the largest coral reef in Costa Rica hosting an astonishing amount of marine biodiversity.Learn more →

Psychologist Recommends Costa Rica for Best Relaxation Destination

By Our Retreat Leader, Stephanie Neuwald My Morning in the Jungle… Awakened by the sounds of the birds, I get up early. The sun is shining in my face and I’m having fresh, tasty mangos, papayas and pineapples for breakfast. I set out to rent a bike. Yesterday, some locals told me about a veryLearn more →

Limón Province is a Hot Spot for Cultural Adventure

With a vibrant mix of Tico, Indigenous and Afro-Caribbean culture, Limón Province shines as a unique region of Costa Rica that offers true cultural adventure. This Caribbean coastal province is home to a deep-rooted Jamaican culture, which descended from the Jamaican laborers who came in 1871 to build a railroad connecting the Caribbean coast toLearn more →

The “Nature Effect”

by Stephanie Neuwald Immersion in nature is a key element that attracts talented Retreat Leaders from around the globe to Samasati‘s rainforest sanctuary each year. The South Caribbean in Costa Rica offers lush tropical gardens, fresh ocean air, and an abundance of unique wildlife, providing a perfect backdrop to health and wellness retreats. As weLearn more →

Bring Your Retreat and Share Your Gift in Costa Rica!

Have you ever dreamed of hosting an incredible escape for your clients or students? Traveling with a purpose is becoming increasingly more popular and destination Wellness & Yoga Retreats are an attractive alternative to a traditional vacation. Who wouldn’t want to travel to an exotic destination for a week or two of fun, relaxation, learning,Learn more →

One Under the Sun, a Feature Film from the Hearts & Minds of Samasati Team Members

You could say that our Costa Rican Rainforest Sanctuary and Eco-lodge doubles as a creative incubator for visionaries and thinkers alike. Attracting non-ordinary individuals who tend to live life off the beaten path, Samasati always has something interesting brewing. Whether it’s developing a sustainable project, curating a one-of-a-kind retreat, or producing inspirational media, our staffLearn more →