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The Fascinating Story of American Yoga

Yoga History USA

You might be surprised to learn that yoga has an extensive tradition in the United States. Most would point back to the 1960s as the dawn of the yoga scene, a time when the ideas of meditation and spiritualism were adopted by the counterculture of the country. Yet it was as early as the 1800s that the fascinating story began.

Way back in 1883, when foundations were being formed for the statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge was finally opened to horse and carts, a Hindu man by the name of Swami Vivekananda made...


Yoga Antigua

Yoga Antigua Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda is an independent Commonwealth country comprising its 2 namesake islands and several smaller ones. Positioned where the Atlantic and Caribbean meet, it's known for reef-lined beaches, rainforests, a laid back attitude and of course Carnival, Cricket and Rum. An idyllic location perfect for a relaxing getaway.⠀

Despite a large number of tropical resorts we were surprised to find no yoga retreats or teacher training retreats currently available on Antigua. However, the Yoga Antigua studio (yogantigua .com) in English Harbour, a dedicated air conditioned yoga space, offers a full programme of yoga classes including hatha,...


Meditation - Your Edge

Plyopic Meditation

What Science Says:

🔼Increases memory, concentration, emotional regulation, resilience, self control, perspective and wisdom.⠀
🔼Benefits cardiovascular and immune health.
🔽Decreases anxiety, stress and depression.
🔽Slows the aging process 👴👵⠀

What Thought Leaders Say:

“At least 80% of the people I interviewed (200 of the world’s top performers) have some form of mindfulness practice” ⠀
~ Tim Ferriss
Author of Tools of Titans 🔧: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers.⠀

“If you can learn how to use the mind, anything is possible” ⠀
~ Wim ❄ "The Ice Man" ❄ Hof
Creator of The Wim Hof Method of...


Best Yoga Festivals 2017

Best Yoga Festivals 2017

Yoga festivals are a great way to let loose and immerse yourself in music, dance, wellbeing and freedom of spirit with other like minded yogis and yoginis. Set in some incredible locations, with plenty of activities and a less structured format than yoga retreats, festivals promise to reignite your passion for your practice. We’ve selected our 5 favourites based on location, facilities, vibes and range of activities.

Wanderlust

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Locations: Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Canada, Vermont, Colorado, California, and Texas.

May – September 2017

Wanderlust is the...


Yoga Angola

Yoga Angola

Angola, a Southern African nation, and Africa’s 7th largest, is a varied land encompassing tropical Atlantic beaches, a labyrinthine system of rivers and Sub-Saharan desert that extends across the border into Namibia. The country's colonial history is reflected in its Portuguese-influenced cuisine and its landmarks, particularly in Luanda, the country’s capital located on its northern coast.⠀
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As one of Africa's major oil producers, Angola is striving to tackle the physical, social and political legacy of a 27 year civil war which ravaged the country after independence from Portugal in 1975. The cultural diversity is vast, ranging from...