Tulum, Mexco Getaway!

Jay Z said it, "you could be anywhere in the world right now, but you're here with me." For those that work too hard, need to relax in the sun and sand even harder, and desire a getaway far from LA, be here with us as Hot 8 Yoga goes to Tulum, Mexico this October. Led by Marja Lankinen and Omar Lopez, two of the hottest instructors at the #1 yoga studio in Los Angeles, they will take you from stress and cell phones to serenity in the sand as we spend five days and four nights loving life at Amansala Eco-Resort in Tulum, Mexico. Days spent snorkeling, being pampered with massage/facial options, and, of course, three-a-day meditation and yoga classes as nights are filled with salsa lessons, tribal drumming, and optional yin classes that will bliss out even the hardest of sleepers as the stars and sea calm the busy mind. Come for the workout, work-in, or un-work and you've come to the right retreat. Yes, you could be anywhere in the world this fall, but why not be in paradise with us? - Marja Lankinen

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Overcoming Obstacles: Finding Gratitude in Deep Stillness

Whenever we are faced with obstacles on our journey, they are actually amazing opportunities in disguise to create stillness, to go within and to find gratitude for all things and deep love in our hearts. The fluctuations of the mind, the ego, and external forces create a landmine of distractions that can keep us from going deep within to listen to our soul. We all know how easy it is, when faced with obstacles to move outside of ourselves and stay distracted from our inner work, which can feel uneasy or uncomfortable. Yet, as described by the ancient philosophies, the truth is that the way to harness our power is to create stillness. In stillness we magnify our power by listening to silence. Silence gives us a glimpse of the free, unconditionally loving spirit within. It strengthens our intuition, which is our ability to see the inner world, in contrast to using our eyes to interpret the ever-changing outer world. Come to Hot8Yoga to learn the basics of meditation and connect with your Soul. We will use stillness, sensing, mantra, sound, and other methodologies that will vary week to week, so you can explore what works for you. - By Nicole Doherty

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