Masaya: Be Mindful, Go Local -Secret Spot in Nicaragua

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Nicaragua is known for its beaches, surf and yoga retreats. Fast becoming an alternative to Costa Rica, especially for Canadians. For me, this type of vacation travel is trite and dated. I’m not interested in being put in a tourist bubble and merely experiencing something cheaper, somewhere else, off the backs of locals so I can “destress” at a massive cost to the environment and economy. It’s not to say I don’t end up doing this type of travel, cause sometimes it’s all there is available for an outsider like me;…read more

Source Farm-Yoga in Jamaica

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If you Google search: yoga + Jamaica, you’ll only get tourist spots. Bikram and Negril Yoga and other spots on the North shore. No shade for those places, they are businesses and everyone has a right to own one, but I was not looking to hang out with tourists at an all-inclusive when I booked my flight to Jamaica in search of something more. Fun Fact #1: did you know that tourism is part of the reason why Jamaica has remained poor? Foreign nationals own most of the hotels and services and…read more

Inanitah: Tantra, Community and Yoga in Nicaragua

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The average hippie traveling through Central America, has heard something along the way of Inanitah, but few have actually trekked to Ometepe to see it for themselves. What is it exactly? It’s a permaculture community-i.e. it’s a sustainable community moving towards completely closed loop systems. They have compost toilets, cobb built housing and communal buildings; they’re cooking food on open fire and powering a hot tub with fire as well; they are using their water storage as a fresh water pool for guests part of the week and above all,…read more

Yoga on Ometepe, Nicaragua

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  Ometepe is a beautiful volcanic island in the middle of lake Nicaragua on the West coast of the country. One one side, there is the active, fiery Conception, and on the opposite, the watery dormant, Maderas. This pull between fire and water is what gives the island it’s special energy. My preference is the Maderas side of the island, where the days melt by in hammocks, or walking through farmers fields of plantain, rice and beans and the best grapefruits you have ever had the pleasure to touch to…read more

30 Day Challenge: Heart Chakra Meditation

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I just finished a 30 day challenge opening my heart chakra using this simple meditation. The very first time I tried it was almost a year ago to the month at an intentional community called Inanitah on the beautiful island of Ometepe in Nicaragua. The basics are that you stand with your hands on your heart and for under 7 minutes of a song by Karunesh, you take a steps forward, first with your right foot, letting your right hand move forward, then your left with the left hand; each…read more

San Juan Del Sur Sober

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  There is a lot written about hot new vacation destination in Nicaragua, San Juan Del Sur. There’s the pool-hopping party juggernaut, Sunday Funday, Canadian run bars like The Loose Moose where you get a shirt for taking 7 Bloody Cesar shots in a row, and tacos out the ears. But where is the yoga? Is it possible to have a great time in this beach town if you’re not half cut and cruising for a one-night stand? I say, “hell yes” and here’s how. FOOD After a couple months…read more