Happiness Rx: “To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.”
– Kofi Annan
Photo taken at Xinalani where we will lead a retreat March 30-April 6, 2013
Magic Universe….March 30-April 6, 2013 Mexico Yoga Retreat
Play and breath! Xinalani is our host for our 5th time. We love it here!
Xinalani Personal Insights
By Casey Peterson
The sea is my favorite place on earth and at Xinalani it is all around you. You can hear the waves crashing lightly while you sleep and the smell of salt water is in the air. Swimming is accessible right outside your front door and boat rides are taken to get to and from the island.
I am not a person that needs luxury while on vacation, or has to be spoiled in-order to enjoy myself. I enjoy a rugged adventure like back-packing or camping. After experiencing Xinalani I realize you can have both! I loved the way Xinalani allows for pampering while also sets you up to experience nature and Mexican culture. I felt like I was far away from home and the worries of life without having to be consumed with where I would find my next meal or where to go.
Another great part about this trip is the chance you get to be in Puerto Vallerta for a bit if you choose. The experience of being in the hustle and bustle of this resort town is such a welcomed contrast to the rest of the experience and i really loved how that dynamic was present.
Mostly Xinalani and the yoga retreat was a needed change in the middle of winter. Being away from life on a vacation where you also get to grow and learn about yourself through yoga is the best kind of time-out I can imagine. Going back to Xinalani has been something I have been looking forward to since the day we left.
Jacob Young’s life motto is pretty simple.
Try life: Live it.
He takes to heart the words of Felix Baumgartner “don’t live life as a spectator. always examine life: espouse new ideas, long for new things, constantly discovering new interests, escaping from boring routines. engage life with enthusiasm; grasping life aggressively and squeezing from it every drop of excitement, satisfaction, and joy. the key to unleashing life’s potential is attitude. the person who approaches life with a child-like wonder is best prepared to defy limitations of time, is more “alive”, more of a participant in life than the person who remains a spectator.”
Today get involved, jump in, don’t wait. And certainly stop living YOUR one life as a spectator.
Try life: Live it!
Join him on retreat:
January 5-11, 2013 Costa Rica The Sanctuary at Two Rivers Yoga, Surfing and Happiness
March 30-April 6, 2013 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – Xinalani Transform Your Life Yoga Retreat with Silvia Mordini & Casey Peterson & Jacob Young
April 25 – 28, 2013 Harmony Hill Yoga Retreat
June 22-29, 2013 Tuscany, Italy Yoga & Wine, Cycling Retreat
July 1- July 7, 2013 Amalfi Coast, Italy Yoga & Beach Holiday
August 2013 RYT200 Yoga Teacher Training at Haramara, Mexico
September 22-29, 2013 Bali Soulshine “Art of Adventure” Retreat
November 30-Dec 7, 2013 Prana Del Mar Yoga, Eco-Chic Beach & Mountains Gratitude and Manifestation Retreat
This recipe is courtesy of Sergio, the chef at Xinalani Retreat center. We are there every year at least once leading a retreat and every single one of our guests is always “wowed” by this. And it’s super easy too! Try it at home and taste for yourself. Or even better, come on retreat with us March 31-April 6, 2013 and sample Sergio’s skills while with us on retreat at Xinalani.
2 ½ cups Ap flour
1 1/4cup coco powder
1 1/2cups sugar
2 1/2tsp baking powder
1 ¼ tsp baking soda
1 ¼ salt
12 oz firm tofu
1 ¼ cup soy milk
½ cup canola oil
½ Tbs vanilla
1 ¼ cup water
2 ea banana serve 12
Pre heat the oven to 350°
In a mixing bowl mix all the dry ingredients and set a side
Put all the rest of the ingredients together and mix well. Add the dry mixture and incorporate.
Spray your cake mold with pam to save it from sticking,put it in the oven and cook for about 20 minutes.