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Enjoy the Best Amalgamation of Beach Vacation and Yoga Retreats in Mexico

Central America, Travel Blog - Ross French - February 16, 2017

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Mexico is an exotic location that offers many opportunities for tourists to not only explore the beach, food or local cultures, but also blend them all with health oriented activities. Yoga training in Mexico is soon going to become an attractive idea for vacationers looking amalgamate yoga teacher training with pleasurable travel experience. The grace of having yoga along with the majesty of the Mexican ocean breathes new life to your senses. Yes, the perfect combination of a vacation and education.

Yoga is the perfect way to rejuvenate your soul while toning your body. So, why not make your next vacation an ideal combination of yoga and relaxation.

The Retreats

Yoga training in Mexico will begin in the morning at most retreats. Starting with Morning Meditation and Pranayama also recognised as breathing techniques, the other sessions follow. The classes are usually done in the mornings, to replenish your soul completely. Once the class is over, you can take the afternoon to explore Mexico and its Picturesque locations.

Successive yoga classes in the morning will teach you methods of deep relaxation and then take you step by step through various Asana. You will find that the sessions are building blocks, making slow progressions to allow you to find your alignment and posture in every movement. Yoga is an art form that connects one deep into their soul. The idea is to bring your mind, body and spirit under one unison.

While you do these postures, they are explained with detailed attention. It is important to hold and be slow as you begin, so your body develops strength in each posture. Yoga training in Mexico will be about your personal time; it is only right that you do justice to process. The classes are meant for all levels. As your body is guided through the progressive movements, your understanding of these poses increases with every level.

Yoga teacher training and Mexican Culture

The yoga training programs are pecially designed for professional yogis who aspire to teach yoga to others. The 26- 33 days these last depend on which style or branch of yoga you wish to study. Yoga has eight predominant styles ranging from Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Kundalini, Karma, Hatha, Sivananda, Iyengar and Bikram yoga. All have a different path and channelling energies. The Mexican culture highly supports the learning of yoga and hosts many retreats for student travellers to come down and exchange with the community. Ananda Healing Center, Comunidad Om Shanti, Yandara Yoga Institute, Paraiso Yoga, Horizon Yoga for Women, and Red Buddha Yoga & Wellness are amongst some of the more successful Yoga training in Mexico you can find while on vacation.

The rest of the time, do plunge into the blue Pacific and enjoy the tranquilness of the ocean. Try the local food and delicacies. The Mexican culture has a deep-rooted sense of Dance & Music, do not once miss the local street jam and food. Treat yourself to a vacation that leaves lasting impressions of happy memory in your heart and mind forever.

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Travel Trends in 2017 – Places to Explore

Africa, Central America, Travel Blog - Ross French - February 7, 2017

Travel Trends in 2017

The tourism industry has seen a massive boom in the recent years, and travel has indeed become a lifestyle statement. As an increasing number of people hit the road this year either solo or with their family and friends, here are some travel trends in 2017. Continue Reading

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5 Amazing Historic and Cultural Attractions to See in New Mexico

Travel Tips - Ross French - November 28, 2016

From antiquated bluff residences and the most established constantly possessed group in the U.S. to incredibly famous workmanship galleries and chapels where wonders appear to happen, New Mexico’s history and culture are genuinely astonishing.

  1. El Santuario de Chimayo

Tucked away in the little town of Chimayo along the noteworthy Turquoise Trail, the El Santuario de Chimayo is world prestige as a place where supernatural occurrences happen. The minor house of prayer, around 1856, is based on a site connected with a marvel of the cross of Our Lord of Esquipulas. A little room in the complex contains a pit of Holy Dirt that many accept has mending powers. A holy place simply outside that room is fixed with disposed of bolsters and various moving tributes from individuals who guarantee they were cured subsequent to rubbing the Holy Dirt on themselves. A yearly journey to El Santuario amid Holy Week includes somewhere in the range of 30,000 individuals from around the globe. A few people stroll from as far away as Albuquerque (around 90 miles away), taking up to a week of strolling before they land at El Santuario de Chimayo.

  1. New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors

Encompassing the oldest continuously occupied public building in the U.S., the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors is a remarkable piece of living history. The sprawling, adobe-style palace was originally constructed in the early 17th century as Spain’s regional seat of government. It chronicles nearly 400 years of New Mexico history involving U.S., Spanish and Confederate States of America soldiers, Mexican and New Mexican territorial governors and Pueblo peoples. Included in the palace exhibits are fascinating viewing portals where significant archaeological finds were unearthed. Adjacent to the palace is a dazzling new history museum that opened in 2009 with three floors of displays about the legendary Santa Fe Trail and other eras of the state’s colorful history. Native Americans sell their handmade art and jewelry under the palace portal daily. These artisans must be members of New Mexico tribes and pueblos, and their work is certified for its authenticity.

  1. Bandelier National Monument

Walking underneath the towering cliffs framing Frijoles Canyon can be a spiritual experience for visitors to Bandelier National Monument. Stretching for several miles along the canyon are dozens of ancient cave dwellings that were carved into the cliffs by ancestral Puebloan people. While 70 miles of hiking trails wind through the rugged 50-square-mile national monument about 50 miles northwest of Santa Fe, Bandlier’s Main Loop Trail’s 1.2-mile, mostly level loop offers a great overview of the area where evidence of human activity dating back more than 10,000 years has been found. Short ladders provide entrance to some cave dwellings, and petroglyphs and remnants of a two-story, multi-room pueblo that housed 100 people can be seen. A half-mile trail extension leads to Alcove House, a large cave perched 140 feet above the canyon floor where approximately 25 people lived. It can be accessed via a series of stone steps and ladders.

  1. Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Situated in the heart of Old Town, the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History is a fortune trove of Southwestern workmanship, culture and history. Its noteworthy workmanship gathering incorporates works by eminent Taos and Santa Fe specialists Ernest Blumenschein, John Sloan and Georgia O’Keeffe. Its perpetual accumulation show, “Shared view: Art in New Mexico,” investigates similitudes and developments in the Southwest among early Native American conventions, pilgrim Spanish and Mexican pioneers and contemporary provincial workmanship. Pieces incorporate Native American adornments and earthenware production and additionally Hispanic religious and people craftsmanship. The gallery’s similarly noteworthy open air mold cultivate has more than 60 pieces, many made by nearby stone carvers. The history shows incorporate a Colonial Period European reinforcement gathering that is viewed as one of the top accumulations of its kind in the U.S. Historical center docents routinely direct free strolling voyages through Old Town.

  1. Albuquerque Museum of Art and History

Located in the heart of Old Town, the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History is a treasure trove of Southwestern art, culture and history. Its impressive art collection includes works by renowned Taos and Santa Fe artists Ernest Blumenschein, John Sloan and Georgia O’Keeffe. Its permanent collection exhibition, “Common Ground: Art in New Mexico,” explores similarities and innovations in the Southwest among early Native American traditions, colonial Spanish and Mexican settlers and contemporary regional art. Pieces include Native American jewelry and ceramics as well as Hispanic religious and folk art. The museum’s equally impressive outdoor sculpture garden has over 60 pieces, many created by local sculptors. The history exhibits include a Colonial Period European armor collection that is considered one of the top collections of its kind in the U.S. Museum docents regularly conduct free walking tours of Old Town.

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Most Enchanting and Colorful Cities in the World

Destinations, Travel Blog - Ross French - September 30, 2016


While most urban communities are dull with sections of land of exhausting dark cement, there are some captivating and brilliant urban communities that are made all the more engaging for inhabitants and visitors. Continue Reading

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Why Chicago Has Better Mexican Food Than Mexico in 2023

Destinations, North America, Travel Blog - Ross French - July 19, 2012

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Unknown to most, Chicago is home to the best Mexican food in the world – even better than Mexico. This may be a tough concept to swallow for many, but it is true. How does Chicago have the best Mexican food in the world? There are several reasons. The city of Chicago alone has over 3 million residents. Of those, 750,000 of them are of Mexican decent. That’s not even counting the additional 1 million Mexicans in the suburbs.

With such a high Mexican population, Chicago has no need for those all-inclusive shitty Tex-Mex restaurants claiming to be “authentic Mexican food” like all the other cities in the world. While there are still plenty of shitty Tex-Mex restaurants, most only concentrate on a specific region of Mexico while still having a few Americanized classics like nachos and burritos. Aside from regional concentration, Chicago also has the 2nd largest availability of fresh, high-quality ingredients from all over the world next to New York City. Fuck New York! Chicago’s Mexican food scene also reaches outside of the box with non-traditional food and other regional takes on their cuisine from other places in the US. Continue Reading

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