Three Surprise Benefits of a Yoga Retreat

This is it! After a year of planning, my upcoming Know Thyself: Odyssey to Delphi Yoga Retreat is finally here! 

Why are yoga retreats so popular?

Everyone attends for different reasons, but after hosting seven international yoga retreats in as many years, allow me to offer insight on three awesome and unexpected gains you'll receive:  

A New Kind of Freedom:

Aladdin was on to something when he scooped up the princess and whisked her away on that magic carpet!

The senses require fresh stimuli in order to produce new ideas, feelings, and solutions. Same input = same output.

The first image of the earth from space changed the world forever becasue it provided a bigger picture of humankind, possibility, potential, and awareness. (Google overview effect or earth rise for more on this.)

On a smaller scale, a yoga retreat can do this same thing.

I've yet to find a magic carpet and really, how many of us will ever make it to...

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Dreams and Dragons: How to Slay the Impossible and Set Your Dreams Free

I had the joy of seeing “The Greatest Showman” Hugh Jackman (also the one and only Wolverine, if that’s more your style!) in his one man show in Philadelphia.

Apart from being totally amazing and entertaining, he shared something profound that I can’t stop thinking about.

He said “every dream has a dragon.”

His dream was to come to Hollywood and be in a movie musical. His dragon was the fact that he was a small boy, half a world away, in a small Australian town…how was he ever going to get to LA and be in showbusiness?

He captured the whole audience with this truth because everyone can relate to this.

Even a smaller scale goal, idea, or desire has a dragon standing guard, making it feel impossible.

Luckily, as I remind my students all the time, impossible things happen in yoga everyday and we can learn from this!

If we let the dragons scare us off, we’d never even get started.   

Here is how to slay the beast:...

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Mid-Year Reset: Revisit Your Word For The Year.

July 4th fireworks are over and so is the first half of the year.

Do you remember your outlook from January? Did you have a vision for how you hoped the year would unfold?

I’m not big on “resolutions” for the new year, but I do enjoy a “word” for the year. I choose a word that encompasses a feeling I want the year to embody as a whole or a direction I want to move toward. 

A word, instead of a resolution, allows more wiggle room for manifestation.

A clear goal with precise action steps is great, but sometimes tunnel vision of specifics blinds out additional opportunities that can yield the same (or better) results by a different course.

In Sun Tzu’s classic text, The Art of War, he teaches that only a foolish general goes into battle without a plan, but a general who sticks to the plan while in battle is equally foolish.

In a similar sense, I’ve learned that goals and methods are continually in flux and often resources appear...

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The Daily Mindset Sabotaging Your Success

mindset Jan 10, 2019

Why be average, when you can be extraordinary?

Your daily mindset fuels your actions and consistent habits are the strongest determining factor in whether you triumphantly manifest your life design or else sabotage your success. Every single daily action either moves you closer toward your dreams, goals, and desires, or further away from them. Before you can break free from your limiting beliefs, you must first recognize and redirect these sneaky but destructive hidden mindsets sabotaging your success.

1. No Clear Vision.

Without an initial vision, manifesting almost anything is nearly impossible. Energy follows thought, and without the seed of thought to gather and channel momentum, energy dissipates and stagnates.

Begin to craft your vision without getting bogged down by practicalities like time or money. Focus on the what of your vision, not the how. Infinite aspects of life manifest in ways never imagined but provide the end results initially desired.

Starting with a clear...

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