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Live Updates From The One-Month Immersion Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica

Live Updates From The One-Month Immersion Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica

by Casey Siemasko   Here at Blue Osa, we’ve been having a blast over the past two weeks with what is one of our favorite times of the year—Yogi Aaron’s immersive yoga teacher training in Costa Rica! It’s an intense, life-changing month full of morning meditation, hands-on learning, yoga philosophy, invigorating yoga practices, farm-to-table food

From the Expert: Marta Tuchowska

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by Jenee   Author and holistic wellness coach Marta Tuchowska spoke to us about how spas promote a healthy, balanced lifestyle.     What prompted your focus on well-being and rejuvenation? I was seeking answers for myself. A few years ago, I was a slave of the system: tired and with no zest for life,

A History of Spas, Therapy and Wellbeing

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By Lianne Raymond   Some believe the word spa derives from the Latin phrase, “salue per aquae,” which translates to “health through water.” Others think the term comes from the Belgian town of Spa, known since Roman times for its public baths.   Wherever the word comes from, it’s clear that many spa therapies we

How Reiki Changed My Life

How Reiki Changed My Life Costa Rica

By Laura Castro   When I was taking my massage course back in 1998, I was initially introduced to yoga, Reiki and various meditation techniques.   I realized that after each Reiki session, I felt calmer, my body felt relaxed and in general, I was in a better mood than when I came in. In

From the Expert: Ava Roxanne Stritt

From the Expert: Ava Roxanne Stritt

by Jenee   We recently spoke with spa, travel and skincare expert Ava Roxanne Stritt (aka “Spa Travel Gal”) and she gave us some insights on where spas are today and where they’re headed.     What types of spa treatments are your favorites? It depends on what I feel my body needs and what