This year in year in my yoga classes, and in my personal life, I approached New Year’s Resolutions from a yogic perspective, that of sankalpa. How does a yogi set their New Year’s resolutions? We explore. … Read More Sankalpa: How Yogis Make their New Year’s Resolutions
Here’s something that’s important to us: sustainable travel and moving through the world doing the least harm possible. Yoga’s foundational practice of ethics, as outlined by the yamas and niyamas, puts “do no harm,” or ahimsa, at the top of the list. Hence, at Baja Surf Yoga we put effort into mindfully choosing the locations for each of our Southern Baja adventures. By doing so, we stay true to our yoga first philosophy.… Read More Sustainable Travel: Practicing Ahimsa on the Road
Lots of people like the idea of traveling and staying fit and healthy while doing so. Lots of people like the idea of a group vacation to a gorgeous destination where activities and meals are provided. Lots of people ask us if they can come on a retreat, even if they’re “not that good at yoga.”
Short answer? YES. Long answer? Keep reading…… Read More Yes, You Can Suck at Yoga and Still Enjoy a Retreat
Happy people don’t hurt others. If and when we are happy with a pure type of happiness that’s nestled in contentment and an inner sense of wholeness, we have no need to hurt others. When we experience pure happiness, our actions vibe with our open-hearted energy. This is the type of happiness that’s reached through the practice of meditation, and if everyone could calmly abide in this state, well then the world wouldn’t need saving.… Read More Yes, Meditation Can Save the World. Here’s How.
There are one million yoga retreats out there. Well, there’s a lot to choose from and it can be overwhelming to decide on one. By knowing exactly what you’re looking for, and by asking yourself some questions in advance, you’re likely to settle on the retreat that’s best for you. When your goals align with those of the retreat organizer – pure bliss!… Read More Find the Perfect Yoga Retreat by Asking Yourself These Questions
I’m still practicing both surfing, and meditation. I’ve progressed from having no idea what I’m doing to having a little bit of an idea. And having just a bit of an idea is tough. What the mind logically knows, the body cannot yet perform.… Read More Surf Daily. Meditate Daily.
Congratulations on hosting your first yoga retreat! Aside from teaching yoga, there are 101 things you’ll need to get organized. Here are the top five things we see retreat hosts forget about most often. Get these items on your to-do list.… Read More Hosting Your First Yoga Retreat? Remember These 5 Things!
The joy of what Buddhists call “nature mind” is not exclusive to yoga and surfing. But what makes yoga and surfing both appealing, and what makes them complement each other so well, is that they are both conducive to the experience of nature mind.… Read More Unlocking Nature Mind through Surf and Yoga
A yoga retreat is a wonderful opportunity to connect with your students in in a way that goes far beyond the 60-minute classes most studios offer. Here are 5 ideas to get you started on theming yoga classes for your retreat.… Read More 5 Ways to Theme your Yoga Retreat
Researchers from The Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, the University of California, San Francisco and Harvard Medical School studied the stress-reducing effects of a resort vacation, compared to the effects of that same vacation with meditation added. The results show that while both are beneficial, a meditation retreat can offer longer-lasting peace than… Read More The Benefits of Meditation while on Vacation