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Nectar Yoga Bahamas – Best Moments in Pictures

6 Dec

I’m back from a lovely trip to the Bahamas. Yoga, Detoxing, Meditation, Chanting, New Friends, Sun, and Inspiration! http://www.nectaryoga.ca

Here are some of my best moments in pictures.

Follow Your Heart Nectar Yoga

Follow Your Heart Nectar Yoga

Happy Tree

Happy Tree

Detox Yoga Class

Detox Yoga Class

Puja at Sivananda Ashram Bahamas

Puja at Sivananda Ashram Bahamas

Love Yoga

Love Yoga

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Breathe

Breathe

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Beautiful Paradise Island Beach Bahamas

Beautiful Paradise Island Beach Bahamas

Fly!

Fly!

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Gracious Living Liquid Detox Retreat Bahamas 2014/2015

3 Sep

Join Andrea Clark owner of Nectar Yoga and Grace Van Berkum owner of Gracious Living for a weeklong liquid detox immersion retreat in the Bahamas.

Nectar Yoga Retreat Bahamas 2014/2015 Dates:
November 17 – 23, 2014
January 4 – 10, 2015
May 11 – 17, 2015
 

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Cleanse your body, discover how specific foods can increase vitality, energy, and prevent & heal disease. Nectar Yoga and Gracious Living will will guide you through a week of yoga, meditation, alkalizing juices, smoothies, and gazpachos prepared in creative, delicious ways and filled with raw, vegan, nutrient-dense foods to ensure that you do not feel deprived.

This cleanse is designed to improve metabolism and digestion, cleanse internal organs, reduce inflammation, increase energy, recalibrate the taste buds, reset the appetite, educate, inspire, and clear the mind. Guided by an experienced health professional within the ashram’s supportive and relaxing environment, you will have the opportunity to focus on healing and learning without distractions. You’ll also take home practical tips, tools and recipes to implement a healthy lifestyle.

For full details click here: http://nectaryoga.ca/yoga-retreat-bahamas/

Best Moments in Pictures – Nectar Yoga Raw Detox Retreat

10 Aug

Here are some of my best moments in pictures from Nectar Yoga Raw Detox Retreat in Georgian Bay, Ontario. Join me in Ibiza, Spain for my next Nectar Yoga Retreat!

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Raw Watermelon Gazpacho…Soo good!

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Raw Thai Zucchini Noodle Salad

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Raw Nuts and Super Foods for Smoothies

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Organic Fruits in the Morning

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Group Yoga Stretch!

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New Friends

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Yoga on the Dock

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Guided Canoe and Eco Tour

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Intuitive Painting Workshop

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Beautiful Student Artwork

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Yoga at Sunrise

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After the Canoe Ride. 

For more retreats, visit: www.nectaryoga.ca

Nectar Yoga Bahamas Best Moments in Pictures (So Far)

29 Apr

I have 2 more weeks to go in The Bahamas. I have had such an amazing time so far, that I wanted to share some pictures. Here are some of my best moments so far…

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Give Yourself the Gift of Health…Book Early and Save!

6 Dec

Give Yourself the Gift of Health...Book Early and Save!

Nectar Yoga Retreat Maui Hawaii 2014.

Nectar Yoga Retreat Maui, Hawaii 2014

13 Nov

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Nectar Yoga Retreat Maui

Exclusive Private Estate in Exotic Maui Hawaii
With Award Winning Chef, Michelle DeLand

DETAILS
When: February 24 – March 2, 2014
Where: Maui, Hawaii

RETREAT OVERVIEW
You deserve a break from your daily schedule and commitments. Spend a week with Nectar Yoga on beautiful Maui and feel renewed, refreshed and rejuvenated.
Your senses will be heightened by the surrounding aromatic botanical gardens with over 1000 medicinal plants. Your body will feel toned, stretched, relaxed and lighter after your week with Andrea, owner of Nectar Yoga. Executive Chef, Michelle DeLand, will prepare delicious and detoxifying meals while sharing her wealth of knowledge and industry experience.
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Enjoy the award winning spa, dip in the outdoor pool, meditate in the open air yoga studio, walk through the countryside, visit the local town and art galleries, snorkeling, reading, and relaxing are just a few of the activities you will partake in during your Nectar Yoga Retreat. 
During the week we will participate in distillation demonstrations and learn about aromatic plants and their healing properties.
This small exclusive retreat is your perfect getaway. Feel the warmth of the Hawaiian sun and breathe in the fresh North Pacific Ocean air this winter!
For full details, photos, schedule, rates, and more, visit:
nectaryoga.ca/retreats

Ashram Life

1 Feb

Have you ever wondered what it is like to visit an ashram in India?

If you are curious, this post is for you…

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To start, here is the typical daily schedule at a Sivananda Ashram (other lineages of yoga will have slightly different schedules).

5:30 AM

Wake up bell – yes you read that right

6:00 AM

Satsang – 20 – 30 min meditation, chanting and yoga talk

7:30 AM

Tea Time – Yummy milky Indian Chai

8:00 AM

Hatha Yoga Class – Two options, one beginner and one intermediate both are two hours in length.

10:00 AM

Brunch – This is your first vegetarian meal of the day. Served in silence while seated on the floor. Meals are eaten with the right hand using rice or chipatty as a scoop.

11:00 AM

Karma Yoga – Selfless Service. Duties performed for the maintenance and operation of the ashram community. See my last post on Karma Yoga

2:00 PM

Yoga Lecture – Topics range from proper breathing to proper diet to meditation

4:00 PM

Hatha Yoga – This is the second two hour yoga class of the day. Choose your level.

6:00 PM 

Dinner – Same format as brunch

8:00 PM

Satsang

10:30 PM

Lights Out

Whew, sounds like a full schedule, and it is. In our outside life, we would be exhausted after such a busy day. In the ashram though, you are charged with spiritual inspiration which recharges your prana for the whole day. Because your body, mind and spirit are purifying, your ability to perform is heightened beyond your “normal” capacity.

It is a beautiful experience, one which will feed your soul and inspire your actions for the better.

Om Shanti.

Karma Yoga in Kerala

20 Jan

 

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Om Namah Shivaya

Thank you for reading and following my blog. I hope to post more often, unfortunately the internet does not work well where I am staying.

Currently I am living and doing Karma Yoga (selfless service) at a yoga ashram in Kerala India.

“The first step in the spiritual path is selfless service of humanity. Selfless service is the watchword along the road to salvation. Selfless service of humanity prepares the aspirant for the attainment of cosmic consciousness, or the life of oneness or unity with the higher power.

Through selfless service and charity, develop the heart and cleanse the lower mind. Purify your heart by selfless and humble service of the poor and the afflicted, and make it a fit abode for God to dwell. Selfless service alone can purify your heart and fill it with divine virtues. Only the pure in heart will have the vision of God (the universe, one-ness, Buddha, Allah, Jesus, whatever name you give it).

Grow in love, purity, and self-sacrifice. Live for others. You will attain the state of blessedness. Selfless service and cosmic love are the Ganga and the Yamuna that irrigate the field of the human heart and enable the rich harvest of peace, joy, prosperity, and immortality to be reaped.”

Swami Sivananda

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