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

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

Jungle Bathing – Japanese Art of “Forest Bathing” at Goddess Garden

by C Kali Aitken Unfold in the presence of nature…. You are immersed in the jungle during your entire time at The Goddess Garden.  You have an opportunity to forest / jungle bath several times each day and the benefits … Read More

Ayurveda: What Everybody Needs to Know About This Ancient Healing Technique

Ayurveda is a term that gets used a lot in the yogic community. It is a multi-faceted concept that can sometimes be difficult to absorb and apply to our own lives. This handy guide will help bring light to the … Read More

Tropical Fruits of Costa Rica

Costa Rica may be renowned for its pristine beaches and lush ​rainforests, but it’s also home to many gardens that grow an abundant variety of tropical fruit. Try some for yourself by visiting the weekend farmers’ markets, sampling a fruit smoothie at a … Read More

The Oropendola

The bird is called the Oropendola (often, and understandably, misspelled as “Oropendula”). It’s a largish bird that looks black from a distance but is actually dark brown, with bright yellow tail feathers. There are two species of Oropendola: the Crested … Read More

Top 7 Yoga Asanas For Seniors

1. Tadasana (Mountain Pose) Tadasana or the Mountain Pose is the basis of all asanas. All the other yoga poses are variations of the Tadasana. You can practice Tadasana at any time of the day and not necessarily on an empty … Read More

AYURVEDA TRADITIONAL INDIAN MASSAGES

The Ayurvedic massages are part of the Indian traditional medicine and have existed for thousands of years. They are known as an efficient holistic approach to improve the general state of health. At the Goddess Garden we have John Jairo … Read More

Learn more about Talamanca

The Goddess Garden is located in Talamanca. The canton of Talamanca is located in the extreme southeast of the province of Limon, Costa Rica. It is comprised of the districts of Cahuita, Bratsi, Telire and Sixaola, the area which has the … Read More

Why Do Birds Migrate?

For a bird, traveling hundreds or thousands of miles between its breeding and non-breeding ranges is a difficult, perilous journey, one that not all birds survive. So why do birds migrate? What reasons send millions of birds into the risky … Read More