Monday, December 7, 2015

Costa Rica: Nature and Yoga – the Perfect Getaway

Costa Rica is known for its pristine beaches, luscious forests and wildlife. If you're searching for an epic adventure and a healthy retreat, Costa Rica is also home to highly-rated yoga spas.

The Benefits of Yoga

There are a number of methods you can use to get healthy. Yoga, impressively, has been around for more than 5,000 years and continues to be a go-to method. Each practice can easily be adjusted to any skill level, and in addition to burning calories and toning muscles, yoga is known to improve overall wellness.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

How to Pack the Right Items for a Relaxing Yoga Retreat and Getaway


When you’re traveling to a yoga retreat in Costa Rica, you may have a list of things that you need to do. One of the most important tasks on your list is packing for your trip. Packing the right clothing, accessories and supplies can help to ensure that your trip is comfortable, relaxing and engaging for your spirit. Know Your Destination For a Costa Rica yoga spa, you will need to be prepared for warm, humid weather. You may want to download some weather tracking apps for your smartphone or look at the extended weather forecast for the spa you will be staying in. Some destination-specific items you might need to pack for a tropical environment like Costa Rica include mosquito repellent, sunscreen, aloe vera oil, sandals and lightweight cotton clothing.
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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The Best Places for Yoga Spas and Retreats

Most yoga centers believe in applying the practices and principles of yoga to to everyday living. Regardless of skill level and type (Hatha, Vinyasa, etc.), several yoga centers, retreats, and spas all of the world provide an unforgettable mind, body, and spirit experience for those seeking peace and harmony.

Three of the Most Popular Yoga Retreat Destinations*
Costa Rica: Nestled in the lush mountains of Costa Rica is the perfect retreat for respite seekers is a yoga retreat and spa is located in Tamarindo, an area less humid than the rest of the country, offering cool breezes and tropical forests complementary to a rejuvenating physical and spiritual experience. One of the best spas, Panacea de la Montana*, offers a comprehensive menu of amenities for every respite seeker.

Bali: The Hindu nation of Bali has yoga centers designed in the more traditional fashion, with accommodations ranging from mud walls and thatched roofs to luxury suites with priceless artifacts. Classes offered include the more complex and lesser known forms of Yoga like Pranashama, Yin and Kripalu at various times throughout the day.

Thailand:
For a more luxurious holistic experience, the yoga centers in Thailand are worth considering. Specialized yoga classes are offered daily and packages include nature walks, exploration of the country's ecosystems, social activities, access to fitness areas, spa services, meditation areas, and custom gourmet meal plans.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Going on a Yoga Retreat to Maximize the Practice’s Potential Benefits


Many people practice yoga to improve their level of fitness. After all, yoga is known to improve balance, posture, coordination, flexibility and even muscle tone. Yoga also can improve your physical health and well-being. You may be wondering what steps you can take to maximize the benefits of yoga. Before you sign up to take a yoga retreat in Costa Rica, you may consider learning more about the yoga experience and how creating the ideal experience can improve the benefits it has to offer.
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Monday, October 5, 2015

The Benefits of Yoga: An Overview

Yoga has been around for centuries. Once highly regarded as a form of spiritual meditation, it is now gaining popularity as a valid form of stretching and exercise. People throughout the world continue to take up yoga when they want to improve their overall health and flexibility.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

An Overview of Yoga and Its Health Benefits

Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual activity that involves stretching and breathing to promote better health and relaxation. It originated in India and is thought to date as far back as 3000 B.C. Consider these benefits that yoga can give you:

Friday, August 28, 2015

Here’s why Your Next Vacation Should Probably be a Nice Yoga Retreat


It’s not strange to find people who consider travel breaks as quick “cures” to rearrange their wits about them if stress throws their groove out of whack. For some, the idea of a perfect vacation involves waking up and going off the beaten path, learning something new, or at times even simply sit around and be lazy. Today’s world, however, doesn’t seem to cooperate all the time—even the travel process can add to the stress levels. If you’ve been experiencing the aforementioned situation more often than usual when you try to travel, maybe it’s time for something new. For that, a lot of people are touting the perks of a reinvigorating yoga retreat done in exotic faraway locations like Costa Rica.
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Our Costa Rica Yoga Retreat Offers Work Exchange Program to Volunteers


Want a break from the everyday stress of city life, but also keep productive while learning something new or enriching a hobby? Whatever your interests may be, Panacea de la Montana is a wonderful place for you to unwind, and maybe, even spend some of your time and energy volunteering here in Costa Rica. Our yoga retreat center is currently looking for volunteers for the gardens, kitchen and those with internet marketing skills, and willing to commit at least one month of their time. Our work exchange program is also a way for you to enjoy the beauty of our tropical paradise at a more affordable cost.
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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Stretching Out: The Benefits of Doing Yoga

Yoga’s been around for some time now. An ancient Indian tradition of meditative posing, it stretches the body and strains the muscles in a low-impact way, while requiring a lot of mental concentration. The fact that it combines both mental and physical exercise makes it a convenient fitness regime for many. For those who are on the fence about starting up yoga, here are some benefits you can get from practicing it:

Monday, July 13, 2015

Yoga Sessions for a Relaxing, Romantic Retreat



Are you looking for a way to reignite your romance with your partner or keep the strong spark alive? You might want to take a couple’s retreat to a relaxing, romantic destination. Why not explore Costa Rica? Aside from immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the place and thrilling yourselves with a new adventure, this Central American country is also a prime destination for an intimate activity you can try together: yoga.

Yoga for Unity 

Yoga has always been known for its meditative benefits, and for couples who practice it together, it can be used to find harmony together and strengthen your relationship. You can relax and have fun together. You can also develop your trust in each other as you do the yoga poses, especially the ones that require you to balance on each other or support the other’s weight.

Whether it’s your first time to try it or one or both you has been a yogi for long, Costa Rica enriches the experience even more. The coasts of the Caribbean can be a perfect backdrop while doing asanas or pranayamas, as the sights, sounds and even scents of the beach calm your mind and body. Sharing the activity with your partner in this wonderful location makes it memorable and meaningful. 

Once your yoga sessions are over, you can enjoy a spa treatment or explore the place. You can try various activities like surfing, horseback riding or trekking and touring by trams or zip lines.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Include Earthing Techniques in Your Yoga Retreat for Maximum Benefit


With the wide variety of available shoe styles, colors, and designs, it’s clear that wrapping up the feet has become second nature for most humans. Several studies have shown, however, that the habit of constantly wearing shoes has ungrounded us from one of nature’s natural healing techniques. According to Earthing principles, the ground is naturally charged with negative free electrons, which enter the body when it comes in contact with the earth. These negative free electrons restore the balance of energies in the body by pushing out excess positive electrons, allowing the body to relax better. Aside from recharging the body, Earthing is also said to have positive effects on people suffering from chronic pain, inflammation, blood pressure problems, muscle tension, and even sleeping problems.
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Friday, June 19, 2015

Common Misconceptions about Yoga

Nowadays, you’ll basically see or hear about yoga just about anywhere. Chances are that you might even know someone who does it. However, it is yoga’s popularity in today’s society that also makes it ripe for misconceptions you’re better off not believing. 

Friday, May 29, 2015

Preparing for Your Costa Rica Yoga Spa Getaway

So you’ve finally decided to go on a yoga retreat in a lush countryside in Costa Rica? That’s great! Before you hop on the plane weeks from now, however, it’s important that you prepare your body and mind well for your trip. Doing yoga while your stressed out can greatly reduce the value of your experience. Here are tips to get you ready:

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Costa Rica Yoga Spa Retreat: Complete Relaxation

Given the hustle and bustle of everyday living, you will need a lot free time to experience the full benefits of yoga. The most effective way to achieve this is by going to a yoga retreat in faraway places that would keep you from any distractions. The serene environment given in yoga retreats provide utmost relaxation for your body and soul.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Top Costa Rica Yoga Retreat Complements Training with Sattvic Menu


Good food and nutrition are key complements to successful yoga training. This is why your number one Costa Rica yoga retreat, Panacea de La Montaña, will be serving you a healthy vegetarian cuisine for our upcoming 200-hr training program this August 8-15. A special plant-based, farm-to-table menu has been developed for this hallmark Panacea event after its recent attainment of an RYS certification under the Yoga Alliance. Food plays a great role in the practice of yoga. This concept is based on the principle that what we consume significantly affects the totality of our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Yoga doesn’t see food as a bundle of nutrients but as a spiritual component that has a tangible effect on the body and mind. Yoga classifies food into three categories: Rajasic, creating restlessness; Tamasic, promoting lethargy; and Sattvic, creating light, positivity, and energy.
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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Top Costa Rica Yoga Retreat Complements Training with Sattvic Menu


Good food and nutrition are key complements to successful yoga training. This is why your number one Costa Rica yoga retreat, Panacea de La Montaña, will be serving you a healthy vegetarian cuisine for our upcoming 200-hr training program this August 8-15. A special plant-based, farm-to-table menu has been developed for this hallmark Panacea event after its recent attainment of an RYS certification under the Yoga Alliance. Food plays a great role in the practice of yoga. This concept is based on the principle that what we consume significantly affects the totality of our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Yoga doesn’t see food as a bundle of nutrients but as a spiritual component that has a tangible effect on the body and mind. Yoga classifies food into three categories: Rajasic, creating restlessness; Tamasic, promoting lethargy; and Sattvic, creating light, positivity, and energy.
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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Escaping to Costa Rica: Your Yoga Spa Packing List

Once in a while, you will need a release from your busy life in the city and escape to a place where you can relax. Going on a yoga spa retreat in Costa Rica could just be what you need; but before you get on the plane, you need to pack your bags the right way. As you’re going on a retreat, you only need to pack what’s necessary. This list should help you speed up your packing so you can be on your way.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Majestic Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica, Panacea, Now a Yoga Alliance RYS


Panacea de La Montaña, a widely sought-after yoga retreat in Costa Rica, is proud to announce that it is now a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance, an international standards-setting body for yoga teacher training programs and the largest non-profit institution representing the yoga community.
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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Pranayama: The Art of Breathing

Breathing is so often taken for granted when it’s a vital part of everyday living. After all, it supplies the body with oxygen, an important element which aids in the functions of the body while helping rid it of harmful toxins. Lack of oxygen can cause a feeling of sluggishness and fatigue, depression, or even a decline in vision and hearing.

The problem is that while everyone knows how to breathe, most people don’t know how to breathe properly. People often breathe shallowly or quickly, always moving to and fro in a rush. With less oxygen, people tend to lose their vitality and so make themselves more susceptible to diseases.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Start the New Year Right by Going on a Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica



Are you getting started on your New Year’s resolution of getting into shape or simply looking for a new ways to stay fit? Yoga can be perfect for you. Say goodbye to unhealthy lifestyles and welcome the New Year through practicing the art of Iyengar Yoga. Iyengar Yoga has over 200 classical yoga poses systematized by renowned yoga teacher B. K. S. Iyengar.

Take a break from stress, unwind and go on a yoga retreat in Costa Rica and other exotic locations. Here are some helpful tips to help you plan for your next yoga-themed getaway:


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Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Value of Silence in Yoga



Yoga employs different positions to help relax mind and body; however, perhaps the strongest influence yoga can produce is when you’re not doing anything at all.

Silence or Mauna isn't just the practice of withholding speech but also in controlling one’s senses. For yoga to be effective, a person must take his time clearing his or her mind of all troublesome thoughts and refocus his energy on the stimulus of serenity. After all, you practice yoga to relax, not to think of solutions to everyday problems; the latter will come eventually.

There are many stories regarding the efficacy of Mauna. In an account by Catherine Ingram for the Yoga Journal, former Indian PM Indira Gandhi consulted a Shankaracharya, a title for the head of a Hindu monastery, and confided her reservations regarding administrative work. As the only female to hold the position so far, Gandhi felt the pressure.

After a closed-door session, a rejuvenated Gandhi returned to her plane bound for New Delhi. Despite asking so many questions, neither Gandhi nor the Shankaracharya spoke a word. The lesson learned that day was that answers would come to the curious or troubled someday by way of "innate intelligence."

Perhaps this is the reason for yoga spas being located in serene areas. Soundproof rooms are a start, but some spas situate themselves well away from bustling cities. The remoteness of the location allows the person to become one with nature, just as yoga intends to.