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Best Yoga Retreat of 2020

People frequently ask me how to run a successful yoga retreat. It is a combination of many factors going the way you hope. Sometimes everything comes together in a way you hoped but couldn’t possibly anticipate. The 2020 Costa Rica Yin Retreat was precisely like that. Above all else, one thing is absolutely essential - your retreat partner. Niki Inglis is a skilled and experienced yoga educator, plant-based chef and retreat co-ordinator. We have worked together many times before and our skills are highly complementary. We have the utmost confidence in each other. We also have the same intention for Retreat, that students feel fully taken care of and safe in a learning environment. [caption id="attachment_4375" align="alignnone" width="300"] yoga-retreat-class-at-driftaway[/caption] Equally important are the students that you bring on Retreat. This is...

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What is Biotensegrity in Yoga?

Biotensegrity is a term coined by an orthopedic surgeon, Stephen Levin who applied the model of tensegrity to the human body. Tensegrity is a term coined by Buckminster Fuller who described architecture as a balance of discontinuous compression elements combined with continuous forces of tension in your body. Imagine how a bridge uses tension and compression forces in its construction. Another example of tensegrity would be: A weighted bicycle wheel. Can you visualize how the wheel changes shape when you sit on it? The wheel becomes stronger with the constant tension of compression on it and yet as the wheel moves the compression upon it varies or is discontinuous. 1 So what does this have to do with Yoga? Biotensegrity suggests that your muscles and bones, what we previously considered...