Part 1 of 10: Ahimsa (non-violence)

This is the first of a ten-part series exploring the Yamas and Niyamas. In this series, we hope to provide some ways to begin thinking about yoga off the mat, a yoga lifestyle. In this piece, we explore eight ways to cultivate Ahimsa (non-violence) into our daily lives.

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Two Women in the BWCA

Our first trip changed our lives forever. I left home a hopeful, wannabe wilderness woman and I emerged from the BWCA a satisfied, proud, and nourished, wilderness adventure woman for life.

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Bryana Cook
All-Natural Spring Cleaning

“I used to think a house that smelled like bleach was a clean house!” says Stacy Nightwine, our essential oils guru and BFF. Stacy shares some tips on cleaning using products like vinegar, baking soda, and essential oils as an alternative to chemical household cleaners. Detoxing routines can feel overwhelming- so we focused on sharing a few tips that we hope you find simple, rewarding, and cost-effective.

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Amanda Thoe
SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Integrative Therapy

SomaVeda® Integrated Traditional Therapy is a comprehensive, sacred therapeutic practice that helps others sustain a life of abundance and joy. This practice stems from a lineage that is over 2500 years old and embodies several core practices of the healing arts derivative of Thai Yoga, Thai Ayurveda, Puja (sacred prayers or mantras), sacred nutrition and so much more!

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Joella Miller
An Unexpected Story During my 40th Year

Omie Christy attend the Lanesboro retreat in October 2018. In preparation for her 40th year, she dreamed of soulful women gathering together. The weekend yoga retreat began, and her exhaustion set in. No problem! She figure it must have been the long drive from Ely.

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Being a Dude at a Yoga Retreat

With a Boreal Bliss Yoga Retreat, you’re going to find that our getaways are largely attended by women. We have had a few brave souls of the male variety come into our circle; either as musicians, guest speakers, or yogis. We have had very positive experiences with the combination of women and men alike.  We know our retreats will remain largely women, but we do feel good about opening the space to men too.

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Bryana Cook
Peace Corps of One

“You know those moments in life when you’re sure you’ve been denied something, but later you realize you were actually granted a chance to experience something you never dared to dream?”

- Bonnie Bzdok

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Bryana Cook
Upcoming 2019 Retreats

A look at highly anticipated yoga retreats in 2019.

This will be a weekend to remember. A weekend that provides multiple options for you to find your zen, while at the same time surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals--yogis that are ready to show up for themselves….

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Joella Miller
Stress Relief at Eagle Bluff

What is yoga?

“I thought it was hauling a yoga mat to a crowded sweaty classroom to perform a series of moves instructed by a yoga expert. But really, it is practicing mindfulness, intertwining it through your everyday life. It is listening to your body and giving it what it needs. A stretch to work out a kink, deep breaths to calm the nerves, or engaging the senses with purpose.”

-Shannon Foss

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Bryana Cook