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What does it mean to “Hold Space”? 

By attempting to “fix” someone’s problems we take away their power. By suggesting they need more information and giving them too much too fast we can overwhelm and embarrass them; this also takes away their personal power. Holding space means holding a deep knowing that we all arrive whole and remain whole throughout the journey regardless of whether our thoughts try to belittle us. It means supporting others in this

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What is Raja Yoga?

Raja Yoga is the place where the many paths of yoga merge, in the regulation of mental activity. It is the science of controlling the mind. The emphasis is on strengthening one-pointed focus, concentration, for meditation and meditative absorption. There are many paths a yogi can take, karma (the yoga of action), jñana (the yoga of knowledge), bhakti (the yoga of devotion), hatha (yoga of the physical body), all of

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Biodiversity, Growth, Change

Did you know that Costa Rica only takes up 0.03% of the Earth's surface, and boasts almost 6% of the world's biodiversity? That means that life is EVERYWHERE! The jungle literally breathes you here. The rolling wheels of change were never more evident than deep beneath the towering canopy and swirling vines. During the summer months the sun beats down on the leaves, giving the forest a sepia filtered haze.

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Presence + Peace in 2017

The new year offers us a chance to pause and reflect. What has your daily spiritual practice looked like in 2016? Is it consistent? Is working? Yoga is a scientific approach to calming the undulations of the mind. You'll know how effective your practice is by the degree of peace you feel moment to moment, by the lowered frequency and longer time periods between impatience and irritation. You may already

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