Ah travel...there is something in me that is called to explore....explore people and places with lifestyles much different than my own...well at least my travels over the last couple years have me called me to do so.
I have traveled in the past with a broken heart and feeling uninspired and unsure of myself with my work and my new path...I traveled to find that light again....though I didn't know I would be going through these things when that trip was booked. I also traveled to continue to heal myself and to continue to explore this spiritual path with a group of like minded people.
And this time...I travel completely solo. While I have traveled on my own before, I always had friends I was meeting up with...this time I'm on my own, no familiar places or faces...though lots of new friends will be made. And this time I travel completely content...I am in relationship with my light and my shadow and I'm not escaping from or searching for anything...I'm just being completely present with every moment.
I made a decision in September that I wanted to teach yoga somewhere...I didn't want to organize a retreat (not yet anyway).... I just wanted to go teach at some type of retreat center and not have to organize it. I decided Costa Rica. So here it is people... I'm a firm believer that when you make a firm decision on something you want, the universe will conspire to make it happen if you are awake to the signs (this has been the case for me many times)...luckily my signs were crystal clear... I got an email in my junk inbox Folder (one I barely check) days after I said this decision to myself...it was an email from yogatrade.com with a job listing for a yoga teacher and massage therapist at the yoga farm Costa Rica. So of course I applied... And a month or so later the yoga farm invited me to come the month of June. The entire month of June?! I had no idea it was going to be a month...I thought a week or two!! But here I go...Costa Rica for the month of June. *****One warning...when you decide what you want, be prepared to get it...b/c sometimes that's the scariest part...actually accepting and receiving what you clearly asked for. This was the case for me...so much so that I almost talked myself out of going a couple months ago even though I said yes back in October.
Now hold the phone guys....this is not your typical retreat/vacation destination. Im not spending a month living someplace fancy. This is a sustainable living farm. This is a cause that has been very important for me to explore more of. This community is committed to a sustainable lifestyle...living off the land...mostly vegan meals.... No electricity... Living in a space open to the outside elements (rain, creatures..)... A composting toilet (I didn't ask questions, some things are better left a surprise)... So very rustic to say the least.
And very disconnected...I won't be on wifi... I won't be checking my texts/emails/facebook habitually on my phone... I consider this a rare gift to be able to disconnect from our modern "conveniences" that we have become so addicted to. While maybe it's extreme to some to have go to such lengths to disconnect...I find it necessary for me at this moment...and I have the flexibility in my life to do so right now...so why not go to Costa Rica for a month and live on a farm that is just a 10 minute walk from the ocean. :)
Anyone can do this...even if you don't have a travel budget. This trip is costing me very little... Thank you to airline miles my flight was practically free... Thank you to yoga trade and yoga farm I stay and eat for free. And I will even make some money teaching yoga and providing massage therapy. There are many other ways to do something like this and you don't have to be a yoga teacher... Anyway I digress...
After staying last night just outside of San jose airport, I catch a quick flight to Golfito and then a car to the yoga farm this afternoon. I have no idea what this month holds for me but I'm excited to watch it unfold...challenges and all.... Stay tuned...
For now...a sneak peak at where I will be living and working....
Over and out... 💚🙏