WHAT IS THERESA’S APPROACH TO THE PHILOSOPHY OF YOGA

Many yoga manuals define philosophy as something that should not be ‘learnt’ but rather ‘done’ or ‘practiced.’ With the suggestion that philosophy should encourage debate and logic to reach conclusions. Yoga is certainly layered and textured with thoughts, actions, history, questions and for these reasons is open to all kinds of interpretations. The definition of…

Loving Your Dark Side – Our Humanity –

-Exposing Your Dark Side Does Not Frighten Me, Hiding It Does – Growing up in a culture where girls were thought to be perfect, angelic-like and submissive in many ways, this is one of the hardest lessons to remember – yet life has a wonderful way of always bringing us back to basics, when we…

What is Restorative Yoga?

Destination Namaste facilitates morning Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes and evening Restorative sessions during the retreat. But what is Restorative Yoga and what can you expect? Restorative Yoga is exactly that: restorative. The class is focused on centring the breath and body by slowing down your practice so that both the physical and mental elements of…

Vallicella’s Cheese Factory -Corsican Heritage

This small, family run, cheese factory of Vallicella, is situated in the South of Corsica. A gem in the valley of Figari, within walking distance from the cosy, stone and wood luxury villa where Destination Namamste’s  2016 Yoga Retreat will be hosted, one of many pearls on the to do list with our yogi guests….

Things You Could Learn from Being Single

At one point in my private life, I realised that my partners changed over the years yet my relationships often ended in the same way. The answer was me and that something needed to be transformed within myself. I felt the need to go deeper and have a look at what was going on. Following…

Lara -A South-African in Corsica- Interview Pari (s) sur la Corse

Lara is a beautiful young woman with a luminous aura, whose enthusiasm is contagious. Originally from Cape Town in South-Africa, which she left to go traveling for many years, before she decided to put down her traveling bags in Corsica. An entrepreneur at heart, she would like to host the first luxury Yoga retreat in…

Stress Management – Your Mind-

The best way to manage your stress is to learn healthy coping strategies. You can start practicing these tips right away. Try one or two until you find a few that work for you. Practice these techniques until they become habits you turn to when you feel stress. You can also use these coping strategies…

The Hummingbird – Upcycling –

–to upcycle– reuse discarded objects or material in such a way as to create a product of higher quality or value than the original-  Sharing conscious minded ways of life and of how people make this world a better place, is at the heart of The Hummingbirds story. This is once again a beautiful example of…

Ujjayi Breath

During a Yoga class the instructor will often make reference to Ujjayi breath. Now for a beginner or someone attending a Yoga class purely for the physical benefits, this might sound quite strange. The sanskrit word Ujjayi translated means ‘to become victorious’. It is a heating breath which warms the whole body. Within a Vinyasa…

What is Vinyasa Flow Yoga?

Vinyasa Flow is a style of Yoga based on the principles of Ashtanga Vinyasa and Iyengar Yoga. It is a more westernised/modernised version of traditional styles of Yoga. The order of the poses is open to change and interoperation by the teacher. Vinyasa literally translated means ‘to place in a special way’. During a Vinyasa…

The Hummingbird – My Share-

My love for stories and storytelling, has been around for as long as I can remember and still remains today. It surely comes from my mother who always read us stories as children with such enthusiasm and energy, leaving us always wanting just one more. And still now, if you catch her on a good…

What is herbalism?

To answer the question “what is herbalism”, you should know that Herbal medicine is, in and of itself, a way to stimulate and restore the body’s natural healing capacity through the use of plants. Although acute symptoms can be resolved quickly and effectively using herbs, the typical goal is not to alleviate a specific symptom,…