Brain Waves and Yoga

Neurons communicate through electrochemical signals that are the basis for motor functions, thoughts, emotions, and behavior. These electrochemical signals—also called brainwaves—can be detected by placing sensitive sensors on the head/scalp. Brainwaves are functionally characterized as bandwidths and range from slow … Read More

Pratyahara – The Most Important Step In Meditation

Pratyahara is the fifth element within the Eight Limbs of Yoga Pratyahara is the withdrawal of the senses. When the mind is focused on things outside of us, the senses pull the mind in many directions. They can direct you toward … Read More

Who Am I? Self Inquiry Through Yoga

Yoga is not about getting to know the postures. It is about getting to know yourself. Gary Kraftsow Physical practice What we know as Westerners to be yoga, is more of a physical practice. Of course it is linked somewhat … Read More

Try These 5 Minute Breathing Exercises For Mini-Moments of Calm

We all know that stress fuels some of the biggest health problems of our time – 1 in 3 people suffer with the symptoms of stress such as anxiety, tension, fatigue, digestive problems, and the inability to concentrate, to name … Read More

5 Anxiety Busting Poses

Here’s the scenario: There’s a deadline looming. My mind is racing. If I don’t get this done there will be consequences! My mind goes through the worst-case outcomes. I start to panic. I feel like I might explode. I need … Read More

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7 Surprising Things I Wish I Would Have Known Before Yoga Teacher Training

The decision to embark on a 200-hour yoga teacher training is a big one. It’s an investment of money, of time, and of self. There are ways to prepare for this amazing experience, like committing fully to your practice and … Read More

Costa Rica Yoga Retreat Ideas: 10 Themes To Inspire Your Students

Are you struggling to make ends meet as a yoga teacher? Or maybe you’ve been teaching for a while and you’re ready to take the next step as a yogi entrepreneur? Leading a Costa Rica yoga retreat is a great way … Read More

5 Ways to Lead Your First International Yoga Retreat Like a Boss

As yoga teachers, we’ve all imagined leading our first international yoga retreat. A class surrounded by tropical plants and animals, in a peaceful open-air studio with ocean sounds inspiring our students’ every flow. This may sound like a fantasy, but … Read More

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Why The Teacher Should Become The Student: Best Yoga Retreat In Costa Rica

As a yoga teacher, do you find yourself in the position of always being the teacher and never the student? Do you sometimes get burned out on always holding space for other people, and feeling like you’re neglecting yourself? It’s … Read More

Yogi Entrepreneur Goals: How to Build Great Classes, Workshops and a Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica

If you’re a recent graduate of a yoga teacher training program like the ones we offer here at The Goddess Garden, you may feel like you don’t know where to start. You have the skills, but now you’ve got to … Read More