Yoga Healing Retreat

Are you looking to find your true nature? Do you long to tune in to your body, mind and soul? Treat yourself to an amazing yoga holiday in beautiful Koh Samui, Thailand. This six-day yoga and healing retreat offers the incredible opportunity for you to rebalance your body and mind through the practice of yoga, meditation and reiki healing sessions, …

Mind Body Pilates Retreat

An Opportunity to Transform…… This retreat is the perfect opportunity to begin your Pilates journey or further challenge Pilates devotees. Your retreat schedule has been carefully developed to allow you to experience as much or as little as you need each day, you set the pace. ​Each day is filled with opportunity to clear your mind, to be brave and to start your transformation. ​ Also ​ Melanie now …

Ashtanga Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Kathleen Kastner and Wade Mortenson met in an Ashtanga class and were married 6 months later! They are the former Owners of Maya Yoga in Kansas City, MO and now reside in Encinitas, CA, the birth place of Ashtanga Yoga in the U.S. Kathleen has been teaching Ashtanga for 20 years and practices with her teacher Tim Miller daily. She …

Heart Fire Retreat

Come join us on the beautiful Thai island of Koh Samui at Vikasa Yoga Retreat and Hotel from March 19th – March 25th for 7 days of Heart Fire transformation, rejuvenation, and awakening with Michael Yogananda Samadhi, One Love Yoga global founder and creator of Heart Flow Vinyasa. We will enjoy a 7-day immersion into Heart Flow Vinyasa as we …

Yoga Teaching

1. Teach with candor. Be frank and honest about yourself and share your experiences, even if that experience is nervousness. Most people can already tell how you are feeling by observing you. If the nervous teacher comes right out and says “Well, ok, I’m feeling nervous but…” they’ll make a connection with the students who can identify with that feeling (which …

Peeling off your Layers – Koshas

Let’s remember Yoga is a system of techniques and information we use for physical and spiritual liberation and is designed to be accessible. Some aspects of it then will be generalizations, in fact, all forms all generalizations, but helpful for pointing us in the correct direction. It is the duty then, and blessing of each individual practitioner to translate the …

Yoga

There is a theme in all subjects as they come from their origin to modern day understanding and applications. The older the subject the more this seems to be true. It is simply evolution. Knowledge is adapted to present day understanding and needs. Is something lost? Or are the adaptations merited because the universe itself is becoming something fundamentally new?  …

What is Karma?

How does it work and where did it come from? I believe existence started as spiritual consciousness and evolved to matter, and then eventually to what I might call “manifest consciousness” or life. This fits with the story that many people call the fall of humans, a fall from a state in which we were beyond physical bodies and unbound …

The Five Yamas

1. Ahimsa – Non-Violence We could actually call it a day right after this one. It pretty much covers everything. Violence doesn’t work for spiritual development in three ways as I see it. First, violence is traumatic for humans as animals, and as psyches. The fear generated by it causes our energy to recoil into a dense form for self …

The opening of Vikasa Yoga on 11.11.11

The opening of brand new Vikasa Yoga in Koh Samui turned out to be a smash success with auspicious timing and location. Of course, in my view of the world, everything happens auspiciously but, this event came in a higher degree significance. It has brought together many people to the practice and sanctuary that is Yoga and all of it’s …