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Insight into Shiva Reinhardt

Insight into Shiva Reinhardt

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Shiva reinhardt

Image courtesy of Daisy Yokley | worldofdaisy.com

While BJ is busy nailing down the final details of our Spring 2014 Yoga & Wellness retreats in Bali,  I want to introduce you to one of our esteemed yogi partners, Shiva Reinhardt.

I’ve known Shiva for 25 years (how can that be when I still feel 17 years old?).  It’s sometimes startling to stop and look back at how amazing her path in life has been: from her first interest in massage and yoga at New College of Florida to now owning a highly respected yoga studio, Ayurvedic spa, and massage school in Ruidoso, NM.  She made Hawaii her home (which turned out nicely for me, too!) in order to learn the art of presence-based massage from a renowned teacher and practitioner, Lee Joseph.  Wanting to continue the tradition, she and her husband Ron moved to New Mexico and opened a massage school where you can learn not only the craft of massage, but how to cultivate true healing energy.  I am lucky enough to teach the Oriental Medicine portion of the school’s curriculum, and I can tell you that these students are getting some of the best, most thorough and therapeutic training available today.

I would be lying if I said I practiced yoga regularly (it’s on my to do list, does that count?)   However, that is an added bonus when I get to fly out to NM and visit with Shiva–I get to attend her yoga classes.   I am always impressed, amazed, relaxed, and a little sore (I told you I don’t practice regularly!) after a class with Shiva.  Her directions are clear, her playlists inspiring, her hands-on repositioning a godsend, and her savasana out of this world.  She’ll often play an instrument, coming around to mats with fragrant essential oils (some brought back from India) for your third eye during this final, integrative pose.

I can’t tell you how excited I am for our Yoga & Wellness retreat with Shiva in May 2014.   Yoga classes available multiple times a day in the most gorgeous settings, community acupuncture (for those interested!), casual informative lessons about clean eating and living, and all sorts of neat day adventures, depending on what sounds delicious to you that day!  I know you’ll love spending time with Shiva; her approach is down-to-earth, accessible, and rooted in a compassion, sense of humor, and intellect that is rare these days.   I look forward to knowing her for another 25 years (and hopefully another 25 after that!)

shiva reinhardt mountaintop

Image courtesy of Daisy Yokley | worldofdaisy.com

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"I'd rather be feeding street dogs."
I'm looking forward to our 2020 Around the World journey, especially returning to Petra!
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Around the World Journeys

 

World Wonder journey coming in late October 2022–stay tuned and check out 2020’s itinerary for inspiration!

Asia

 

India

Nepal

  • Oct 31–Nov 9, 2021: Treat, Spay, Love in Nepal–celebrate the dogs of Kathmandu on Kukur Tihar. Coming soon!

Mongolia

Sri Lanka

  • Coming in February 2022!

Bhutan

South America

 

Galapagos

Argentina, Chile & Easter Island

  • December 8–21, 2021: Featuring a TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE!  Coming soon!

Wonders of South America Journeys

  • Jan 6–20, 2022: Patagonia (Argentina and Chile) & Iguazu Falls, coming soon!
  • Late September 2022: Wildlife Wonders of South America, coming soon!
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I'm looking forward to our 2020 Around the World journey, especially returning to Petra!
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I'm looking forward to our 2020 Around the World journey, especially returning to Petra!
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Cultural & Wildlife Journeys

 

Around the World Journeys

Galapagos

Kenya

Mongolia

Nepal

  • Treat, Spay, Love in Nepal–Celebrate Kukur Tihar! Coming soon! Oct 31–Nov 9, 2021:

Sri Lanka

  • Coming in February 2022!

Bhutan

Buddhist Journeys with Tricycle: The Buddhist Review

 

India & Nepal

  • Pilgrimage to India & Nepal: Walking with the Buddha, Oct 10-24, 2021, coming soon

Mongolia

Sri Lanka

  • Coming February 2022, stay tuned!

Ladakh

  • Coming Summer 2022, stay tuned!
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I'm looking forward to our 2020 Around the World journey, especially returning to Petra!
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I'm looking forward to our 2020 Around the World journey, especially returning to Petra!
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April – June

 

Check back for more exciting journeys!

 

October – December

  • Argentina, Chile, and Easter Island: Featuring a TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE!  December 8–21, 2020 (website coming soon)
  • Pilgrimage to India & Nepal: Walking with the Buddha, October 10–24, 2021
  • Around the World: World Wonders Edition, late October 2022. Website coming soon, but you can see 2020’s itinerary here!

 

 

 

 

 

Co-pilot at RetreaTours
"I'd rather be feeding street dogs."
I'm looking forward to our 2020 Around the World journey, especially returning to Petra!
Lauren
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Co-pilot at RetreaTours
"I'd rather be feeding street dogs."
I'm looking forward to our 2020 Around the World journey, especially returning to Petra!
Lauren
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Co-pilot at RetreaTours
"I'd rather be feeding street dogs."
I'm looking forward to our 2020 Around the World journey, especially returning to Petra!
Lauren
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Co-pilot at RetreaTours
"I'd rather be feeding street dogs."
I'm looking forward to our 2020 Around the World journey, especially returning to Petra!
Lauren
Latest posts by Lauren (see all)
Co-pilot at RetreaTours
"I'd rather be feeding street dogs."
I'm looking forward to our 2020 Around the World journey, especially returning to Petra!
Lauren
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Co-pilot at RetreaTours
"I'd rather be feeding street dogs."
I'm looking forward to our 2020 Around the World journey, especially returning to Petra!
Lauren
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Co-pilot at RetreaTours
"I'd rather be feeding street dogs."
I'm looking forward to our 2020 Around the World journey, especially returning to Petra!
Lauren
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