Prayer hands yoga

At Bodhi Surf + Yoga, one of our main endeavors is to provide holistic information on the practices that we have expertise on: yoga, surfing, and environmental impact reduction, to name a few. We do so in our online teachings, our surf and yoga camps and retreats, in our writings, and through our various social…

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Osa Peninsula Plants

“When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace.” ~Author Unknown In the great ocean of knowledge inside the science of yoga, there are many essential principles which we can learn to improve our quality of life and our relationship with the outside world. Among them, a very important one is Pranayama. It is…

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Bodhi Lodge in Bahia Ballena Costa Rica

It’s been a while since I have written a blog. Although since childhood I have loved to read and write, thankfully, our team has been growing and we have much better writers among us. So I have left that blogging to those who do a better job than I. But today, I have something to…

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Yoga students at Bodhi Shambala Yoga Studio

Once upon the time, there was a system that was so hard to access, that you would probably have to travel far and wide to find your yoga teacher (or guru), who would hopefully share the knowledge of an unknown and mystical practice call “yoga”. In order to receive that precious gift of knowledge, a…

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Achieving flexibility in yoga

If there’s a topic I can talk about knowledgeably, it’s this one. Over the past eight years that I’ve been teaching, I have received this same question (or comment) over and over again. It has been a strong “disclaimer” from a great many students as they enter the door. Speaking from experience I started practicing…

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Family yoga class

I started practicing yoga when it was still fairly new in my country. I was curious to learn more about what was considered at that time a strange and sort of “hippie” Eastern philosophy. I was also very intrigued about the complex postures and movements and how they could actually affect my state of mind.…

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Yoga for older adults

I recently celebrated another birthday, and I was reminded of something I learned in India that, this week especially, resonates with me greatly. It is this: in our “modern”, westernized world, we have lost the value of aging — instead of something beautiful, natural, and ultimately graceful, it has become a painful step in life…

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Yoga practice in Bahia Ballena, Costa Rica

I just returned from teaching a great morning yoga class. There was a sense of calmness in the atmosphere today. I went up to the yoga platform to prepare for my class and practice my Pranayama breathing exercises. As I was breathing deeply to absorb all the life-giving force, Prana, and serenity provided by nature, a…

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Colorful Costa Rican sunset

A few months ago I wrote an article that was published in Elephant Journal about my move to a rural Costa Rican community and how the reconnection with nature influenced my yoga practice and my life. In that article I talked about how a connection with nature nurtures my yoga practice. Now I would like to…

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Today in my Bhagavad Gita lesson, the teacher was explaining a certain chapter and he told a story from Confucius that truly resonated with me. It is said that when Confucius was laying on his death bed, surrounded by his disciples, they requested one final lesson from him. Apparently, he simply opened his mouth very wide —…

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