Into the Rhythms of the Rainforest: A Yoga Retreat in the Tropics

Tiina Kivinen Blog

This January, 15 beautiful souls went into the Costa Rican rainforest to retreat, sharing 7 days of transformational yogic practices for my 2nd annual Rhythms of Joy Yoga Retreat. We gathered in a vibrant rainforest oasis, Finca Luna Nueva, a retreat center/biodynamic farm that exists as an inspiring model of sustainability and living in harmony with nature. I couldn’t imagine a better place for us to dive into practices that cultivate wholeness, harmony, and unity consciousness.

Our delicious, healing food was grown and raised with love and compassion…..spinach trees, turmeric, ginger, so many fruits, happy chickens, pigs and water buffalo cheese and ice cream! YUM!


Creating Space

Holding a sacred space for transformation and heart centred self exploration with my dear friends Joshua and Luna is a dream come true, again. Luna, Joshua and Jaya are bright lights who illuminate the space around them.

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In Praise of Economic Localization!: Now Accepting Kawartha Loons

Tiina Kivinen Blog

I am excited to announce that I am now a member of the Kawartha Loons Exchange and now accept the Kawartha Loon Currency! The KLE is a local initiative focused on moving our City and County toward economic localization. One of KLE’s first initiatives is spearheading the launch of the new Kawartha Loon currency, which I now accept as payment for Yoga classes! This is so exciting to me, as I am very passionate about LOCAL everything!
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Deepening Yoga Practice

Tiina Kivinen Blog

While I was on my holidays this august in thunder bay I had the intention of finding clarity and inspiration within my life's work. I was enjoying practice and allowing new intentions and inspiration to flow. People often comment that I must be so relaxed and tranquil all the time, with being in a yoga energy all day every day, but the reality is, even yoga teachers get stressed, overworked, and need vacation time!

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Why Practice Prenatal Yoga?

Tiina Kivinen Blog

‘What would it feel like if you could go deeper into the sensation? If you could surrender a little bit more? … connect with your body, breath, and baby… find your strength, open, and surrender… ‘

This is some of what you might hear in a Blooma Prenatal Yoga class. After experiencing 100 more hours of Blooma Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica, I am re-inspired by the amazing power of prenatal yoga and am excited to teach it in Peterborough, Ontario.
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Rhythms of Joy Yoga Retreat 2013 Great Success!

Tiina Kivinen Blog

Love from Nosara Costa Rica! We just completed the Rhythms of Joy Costa Rica Yoga Retreat last week and I am basking in the afterglow. The experience brought people together from Peterborough, Bobcageon, and Thunder Bay Ontario, Alberta, Minnesota, New York City, Holland, and our beloved co-facilitators from Asheville, North Carolina. One participant, Fern, described a ‘magnetic pull’ that brought her to the retreat, and I can attest that a force of love and grace brought all these beautiful souls together at the right place and time to experience rhythms of joy, deep connection and awakening.
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