We pull up on a gravel road and are immediately greeted with warm smiles and a tray of freshly prepared fruit smoothies that quickly quench our thirst. The staff at Finca Luna Nueva, a beautiful retreat center just east of Arenal Volcano, introduce themselves and tell us about the sustainable rainforest eco-lodge hotel that seamlessly blends biodynamic farming with the natural jungle habitat in Costa Rica. As if on cue, we notice a sloth and her baby hanging from the branches of a nearby tree. We are excited to be surrounded by the sights and sounds of such a vibrant landscape for the next five days.Read More
Spirituality is not just about religion. It is about the connection you feel to the world as a whole. Human beings were not meant to feel alone. We are social animals that have, throughout our history, felt ourselves as a part of nature – one that has its own spirit, and is not simply a vessel of nerves and muscles. It’s not uncommon to find yourself drifting away from that feeling of soul and spirit.
This is a guest blog post by Paige Reist from The Art of Living Retreat Center, located in Boone, North Carolina.Read More
I met Téana David, founder of Six Petals Retreats, when I contacted her regarding her upcoming Pilates and Plants Retreat in Costa Rica (March 2019). Téana is also an herbalist and director at Deepak HomeBase at ABC Home in New York City, where she curates events featuring spiritual teachers and environmental leaders. She has a treasure trove of experiences that she’s gathered from her journey as a healer - with meditation, Pilates, yoga, herbal medicine, and wellness event planning, all of which I find to be an inspiring and impactful combination.Read More
Herbal medicine has been practiced around the world for thousands of years to maintain health and well-being. Plants have an abundance of healing powers that can transform our lives and keep us healthy. Learn how to maintain a strong immune system throughout the year with these key self-care practices.Read More
It was February, in the depths of a Northeastern winter. I landed in Costa Rica and could already feel the weight of winter shed its layers. I had registered to attend Into the Essence: De-Stress & Reset Yoga Retreat at Mystica Lodge & Retreat Center with Lori Myles-Carullo. I was excited about the prospect of spending a week in the sun and getting a much-needed reset. My flight was the last to arrive, so when I walked out of the airport to meet the driver I was pleasantly surprised to be greeted by smiles from the group, many of whom hailed from frigid Canada.Read More
Wellness-focused and wanting to embrace the essence of what it meant to be truly relaxed, Maria Christodoulou took a day for herself and went to the beach with some friends. It was while listening to the waves crash and soaking up the sun when she came up with a name for her own business. Now, the Hicksville native is the entrepreneur of her brand Bliss Without Bother.Read More
The Six Senses Series: Exploring the Sense of TOUCH with Tara Quinn at Sound View Greenport listed in Dan's Papers "North Fork Event Highlights: June 15–17, 2018".Read More
I have something to admit: I’ve never been on a retreat. Adventure travel has always been top priority for me, putting wellness on the back burner. However, this weekend I was fortunate to get a taste of what a retreat would be like with “Spring Revival: A Weekend Wellness Retreat” hosted by Maria Christodoulou, founder of Bliss Without Bother.
Like all things in life, there is no single solution for health and wellness. Rather, a retreat helps us work from the inside out to find our peace of mind and body.
- Nicole Teitler, The Independent, participant of Spring Revival: A Weekend Wellness Retreat - North Fork Edition.Read More