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Heal Yourself in Costa RIca at the Goddess Garden

5 Reasons to do a Healing, Wellness Retreat at Goddess Garden A profound deepening of your Asana practice.With a teacher training immersion taken abroad with no distractions from your normal life and routine, you’ll come out of your training expressing … Read More

Pura Vida is the Essence of The Goddess Garden

It’s Everywhere! Everywhere you walk or explore in Costa Rica you will hear the words, Pura Vida. From the first time you hear it, it becomes more and more frequent until you realize everyone in this little country says it … Read More

WE LOVE RETREAT LEADERS- JAN SPECIAL- 20% OFF

YOGA RETREAT LEADERS RETREATS SPECIAL If you are a group retreat leader, we offer you 20% off for a retreat for you, and can help you leave with a fully planned retreat in place with your group for later in … Read More

Raja Yoga

by C Kali Aitken   RAJA YOGA means king and Raja Yoga is known as the kingly Yoga. This Yoga is usually attributed to Patanjali who first codified this system, although he didn’t call it Raja but simply a vision … Read More

Why Solo Retreat at the Goddess Garden?

Traveling Alone is the Best Dear friends, travelers and seekers of adventure, Traveling alone is the best, and let us tell you why: We live in a time where life is just so busy. Taking the time to reconnect with … Read More

Breath Guidelines for Asana

Breath Guidelines for All Poses   Inhalation should be performed when: Opening, unfolding, or expanding the outer body Lengthening and extending the spine Opening the arms to the sides or overhead Coming out of forward bends or lateral standing poses … Read More

Main Elements of the Natural Breath

Main Elements of the Natural Breath Inhalation During inhalation, the following movements and actions occur in the body. · The diaphragm flattens and descends causing the abdominal organs to push down and distend the belly. · The pelvic floor descends, … Read More

The Breath as the Essence of Action

The breath is used in an asana as the medium of a yogi’s spirit and Attitude. It serves as the bridge between Attitude and the dynamic symmetry of Alignment. The breath interweaves the threads of one’s intention into the fibers … Read More