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Learn more about yoga and meditation.
Learn about healing through diet and Ayurvedic remedies.
Learn about pre-hispanic cultures like the Mayans, Huicholes, camino rojo.
Learn about Traditional Japanese Reiki.
Discover the inner yogi, healer, explorer, and shaman in you.

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Ayurveda — Recommended Foods For Kapha Dosha

Ayurveda — Recommended Foods For Kapha Dosha In Ayurvedic medicine, everyone has a specific dosha that will determine the foods, activities and lifestyle that is best suited for their combination. These doshas […]

What Is A Beginner Practitioner in Yoga?

This means you have never taken a yoga/meditation class or maybe you’ve taken a few. Nothing to worry about. You will be guided through each pose, sequence, and breathing exercises […]

What are Caminatas?

The word “caminata” can mean different things in different cultures. In the context of KYI’s spiritual Yoga retreats, caminatas are long walks where Nature helps you confront hidden aspects of […]

Ayurveda —Recommended Foods For Vata Dosha

Ayurveda — Foods That Balance Vata Dosha **If you already know about the doshas, you can skip this part… In Ayurvedic medicine, everyone has a specific dosha that determines the kinds of […]

What is Reiki?

What Is Reiki? In order to explain what Reiki is, I’d like to share the origins of reiki. Reiki began in Japan with Mikao Usui who was a man determined [...]

Ayurveda — Recommended Foods For Pitta Dosha

In Ayurvedic medicine, everyone has a specific dosha that will determine the foods, activities and lifestyle that is best suited for their combination…

What Is Ayurveda? Part 1

Ayurveda means “truth of life”. It’s over 5,000 years old and its main purpose is to heal by bringing balance to the body, mind, and spirit. This is accomplished through diet, lifestyle, and rejuvenation…

Ayurveda —Foods To Avoid For Pitta Dosha

Ayurveda —Foods To Avoid For Pitta Dosha **If you already know about the doshas, you can skip this part… In Ayurvedic medicine, everyone has a specific dosha that determines the kinds […]

What Is Yoga? Part 2 – Asanas

Preparing The Body For Meditation Yoga asanas are the postures or the physical part of yoga. Perhaps you’ve heard of downward dog, also known in sanskrit as adho mukha svanasana? It’s one […]

¿Qué es la Meditación Gassho?

¿Qué es la Meditación Gassho? Gassho es una meditación y uno de los trés pilares de reiki, una práctica japonesa para sanar a través de la energía. Esta meditación ayuda [...]

What Is Plant Medicine?

What Is Plant Medicine? Ancient Healing Rituals That Bring Beautiful Transformation Plant medicines are plants whose properties provide medicinal value to us. We seem to think that drinking herbs that […]

Fácil & Vegano: 6-Ingredientes Hot Cakes Integral

Fácil & Vegano: 6-Ingredientes Hot Cakes Integral Esta mañana me desperté con antojito de hot cakes. Entonces, me puse a cocinar. Quería comer algo rico y conocido pero también algo […]

Spiritual Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda & Camino Rojo Retreats

Our retreats provide peaceful environments for spiritual understanding and transformation supported by nature, ancient techniques & wisdom.

Should I Go On A Retreat?

The answers you seek reside within. Retreats offer a change in environment and perspective, sometimes, that is all you need to start living at your fullest potential.

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