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 just about anyone can do it. It’s never been easier to plan for a solo trip with the amazing tools available online! From free communication apps for staying in touch with loved ones to having access to online travel communities for research and networking – there is an abundance of support to help you prepare for your exciting solo journey. Whether you’re single, in a relationship, extroverted, or introverted travelling solo can be life-changing. We have many individuals visiting our retreat solo in Costa RicaLearn 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 yoga postures.  Learn 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, and active energies. Dosha energies are influenced and can easily be increased to excess by environment, lifestyle, and diet, so each turn of the season is a good time for self-care including changing our routines and diet so that we can maintain sense of balance. 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 of the mind and the soul.

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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. Also, in the park resides many different species of animals and plants. Learn 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 to the Pacific side. Learn 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 we discussed in a previous article, The Wisdom of the Jungle, the healing effects of nature are quite profound. Samasati Retreat Leader & Psychologist from Germany, Stephanie Neuwald, goes into greater detail on the subject and presents the key findings on Nature’s Effect on Mind, Body, and Spirit: Learn more