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Keep Your New Year Intentions Alive!

May 4, 2018
As the newness of the new year wears off and we move into May, our motivation and intentions may start to take a back seat as well. This year you planned for greatness, right? Don’t let your inspirations and goals fall to the wayside and get lost in the mix of work, family, eating, exercising, and life in general. We get it, it’s a lot to accomplish! Were you planning to sign up for a marathon, cooking classes, or a yoga retreat? Here area few tips to help you keep sight of those fresh intentions you set for the new year.   Write it all down There’s major power in putting a pen to paper! Write all of your goals and intentions down. Be as clear and specific as you can. Better yet, leave some extra pages in there so you can keep adding as you go along. Written goals and intentions have a higher percentage of actually being realized. At the end of the year, you’ll see how your life has shifted and changed through your intentions. You’ll get to appreciate and reflect on your year’s story of trials and accomplishments which continue to shape who you are each day.   Find an accountability buddy Whether you’re embarking on a cleanse, yoga practice, or making room for some self-care in your life, an accountability buddy is there to keep you on track. Share the highs and lows of whatever you’re going through together and increase the chances of sticking to your set goals. Were you thinking on skipping that workout? Not going to happen! As accountability buddies, you are there through the thick and thin to motivate, inspire, and work towards your mutual goals.   Use the power of meditation Meditation is a wonderful tool used to keep us on track with our intentions and goals. The key is to focus on the FEELINGS you wish to have through your process. How do you want to feel today, this week, or this year? Use this power to attract your goals to you. The more you meditate on those fuzzy feelings from your upcoming achievements, you’ll be closer to manifesting them into reality.   Don’t give up! If you have gone off track a bit, don’t call it quits just yet. Turn to these tips to get you through this ebb until you’re back in the flow! Pull out your notebook, read over your goals, chat with your accountability buddy, meditate, and make a plan for your week. Life is about making minor tweaks, adjustments, and changes along your journey to balance and happiness. Know that everything you want is already yours. You just need to tap into your abilities to stay on track to living the life you want! Was a Yoga Retreat on your list of intentions for this year? There’s no better time to book a Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica! Selva Armonia hosts retreats all year long. Take a step in sticking to your goals and join us in the jungle!   By Sarah Blanks
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What does Self-Love look like?

April 27, 2018
Most of us were never taught the art of loving thyself. We are so focused on the quest to find ‘the one’ that we have missed the most important one of all…ourselves. In order for you to really get the love you want and deserve, you must start with loving yourself first. Self-love is simply the regard for your own well-being and happiness. No one has control over this but you. One thing we must remember is that it is okay to put yourself first for once. Remember this, you only have me, myself and I. This is a relationship we cannot escape from, so we're continuously tested to learn the art of loving ourselves. Loving yourself first is the greatest gift you can give to yourself. But what does loving yourself look like? It is and should be different for each and every person. Self-love comes in many forms ranging from treating yourself to a massage or a spa treatment for complete relaxation and releasing the negative energies and toxins to knowing your worth and not putting up with anyone’s mistreatment of you. By mistreatment, I mean any kind of abuse from mental and emotional to spiritual and physical. What is your worth and how important is it for you to recognize how important you are? Did you know we actually teach someone in the first 6 months of any type of relationship how to treat us? If you don't set healthy boundaries within those first 6 months, you might be entering a relationship that isn't the healthiest for you. It can even become challenging to set your self-love boundaries in future relationships. Of course, don't give up hope! If you find yourself heading down a path in a relationship that may be negative, simply sit with yourself, get centered and make a decision that is for your Highest Good and best interest. When you love yourself first, you are setting a precedence for many positive relationships, situations and opportunities to come into your life. You may not realize it at first, but it will happen. Keep your self-love practice rolling each and every day. Remember to give love to your mind, body, and soul each day. This can be as simple as walking alone in nature to get grounded, giving yourself 15-minutes a day journaling and meditating, or a big gesture such as booking that yoga retreat for yourself that you’ve had your eye on! Nothing is more sacred than the love you give yourself. <3 So try it.  Be self-LESS and practice some self-LOVE.    By Sarah Blanks
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6 Items to Add to Your Sanctuary

April 3, 2018
Between morning routines, long work days, time with loved ones, and whatever else you have going on, creating a sanctuary space in your busy life is essential! Maybe you can’t immerse yourself each year in a wellness or yoga retreat, but you can take a little piece home with you to have all year long. Why are sanctuaries so important and what do we mean by them? A sanctuary is your own quiet space or area that you can turn to in order to slow down, reflect, meditate, and relax. Your sanctuary is here to remind you to pause, breathe, and take a moment for yourself. Each sanctuary will depend on the person but here’s some ideas to add to get you started…   Journal Journaling is a powerful tool to get our ideas, hopes, dreams, and fears all down on paper. Feeling overwhelmed or in total bliss mode? Journal about it and sort through these emotions by your sanctuary. As time passes, you’ll have a blueprint of your growth, challenges, and victories throughout time.   Crystal Crystals come in all shapes, sizes, and colors and compliment any sanctuary space. Pick one that you feel speaks to you. Crystals are excellent tools for healing, grounding, meditation, and setting intentions. Interested in manifesting more abundance in your life or that job promotion you’ve been waiting for? Visit your crystals, your precious little reminders of all that you can make happen in your life...   Candle Sometimes all you need is a nice candle. Scented, unscented, colored, short, tall, whatever your preference. There’s something special about a candle that can be instantly relaxing and set the beginning or end tone for your day. Journal or meditate by candlelight and get lost in the warm glow of your sanctuary.   Essential oils Essential oils come in a wide range of scents, properties, uses, and health benefits. Mix with coconut oil for a quick body rub, drop into an infuser to engage the whole room, or simply inhale to experience the benefits and properties of the oils of your choice.   Sage / Palo Santo stick A sage or palo santo stick is a must-have to clean the air around you and your space. The aromatic properties found in sage and palo santo are perfect for clearing out any lingering negative energy and can help you relax into you time. Make or pick up the herbal bundle of your choice and add extra zen to the area.   Something special Place a meaningful object or something simple that feels good to you to compliment your sanctuary. A shell from the beach, a stone, or an object from nature may just be the piece missing on your alter!   Since you can’t completely take home the magic and sanctuary provided in a yoga retreat, creating your sanctuary space to bring you back to those present moments is the next best thing you can do. Has your intention been to join the sanctuary of a wellness or yoga retreat? Immerse yourself in the sanctuary of Costa Rica and book a retreat with Selva Armonia Yoga Retreat Center in Costa Rica. We hope to see you in the jungle! Pura Vida!
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Experience the Pillars of Envision Festival at Selva Armonia Yoga Retreat Center in Costa Rica

February 23, 2018
Couldn’t make it to Envision Festival this year or looking for an extended experience? Join us at Selva Armonia Retreat Center located in Uvita, Costa Rica! Selva Armonia Retreat Center, owned by one of the founders of Envision, hosts Yoga retreats all year long. Come and experience some of the main pillars of Envision: Permaculture, Spirituality, Art, Music, Movement, Community, Health, and Eco-Building. How does Selva Armonia embody some of these main pillars to create an unforgettable experience?   Permaculture During a yoga retreat at Selva Armonia, guests learn basics in permaculture and see this incredible work in action on the land of the retreat center. Farm to table meals are served every day during retreats and guests can fill up on nutritious, fresh, organic, goodness! At Selva Armonia, visitors will be immersed in a conservative way of living which is focused on ending single use plastics, reducing, and reusing. Come see how Selva Armonia harmoniously works with the land and the pristine environment of South Pacific Costa Rica.   Spirituality Selva Armonia is nestled mountain side overlooking the South Pacific coastline and the infamous Whale’s Tail. Connection to nature is inevitable as howler monkeys can be heard in the distance, blue morpho butterflies flutter around the property, and magnificent scarlet macaws are often chatting above. Yoga retreats at Selva Armonia facilitate awakening and higher consciousness through meditation, ceremonies, and yoga practice.   Movement It’s a given that movement through yoga classes on a daily basis is a principle part of the experience at Selva Armonia. The exploration of other movement is also encouraged. At Selva Armonia, you can dance, swim, skip, and frolic in the lush, wild jungle surroundings.   Community By booking a Costa Rica yoga retreat at Selva Armonia, you are stepping into a collaborative community. Retreat experiences are a group of individuals from many different walks of life who have come together for a purpose. Making friends here is easy, and you’ll always cherish the transformative time spent with your Costa Rica yoga retreat family!   Health Much of our health starts with the food we eat and proper nutrition is a top priority at Selva Armonia Retreat Center. Embarking on a yoga retreat in Costa Rica allows you to nurture all aspects of your physical, mental, and emotional health. Those who decide to retreat with us are served top quality, farm to table, organic, gourmet meals. Yum! Not only will your taste buds be delighted by the fresh fruits, special prepared breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks, your body will be too!   Eco building A main reason why many choose to book a yoga retreat in South Pacific Costa Rica is the abundance of undisturbed nature and beauty. Selva Armonia was built with a vision of creating minimal impact on the cherished natural environment that can’t be found anywhere else in the country. Renewable materials and integrated systems are designed to protect, love, and respect mother nature’s work of art here. A retreat at Selva Armonia preserves the peace and tranquility you came for.   Feeling inspired by the pillars of Envision Festival? Come LIVE and immerse yourself in these principles at Selva Armonia Yoga Retreat Center in Costa Rica!
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