Tag Archives: fitness

GI vs GL

In a world that is already over complicated we believe in keeping things simple here at TIEX, especially when it comes to health and nutrition! But we wanted to share a little bit of information about glycemic index. There is a lot of buzz around glycemic index – (GI) and glycemic load – (GL); but also some [...]

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Water for weight loss!

When on one of our retreats we always reminding everyone of the importance of hydrating, especially during exercise. But often when at home and at work people tend to forget to drink water – Martin is not there to yell out “water break!” for starters. Since our bodies are around 70% it makes sense that [...]

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Your pace is perfect

I was inspired to write this post by a conversation I had with Alex Benasuli, who is currently with us on the island teaching yoga, when he last visited The Island Experience. We were talking about what he discovered the first time he came to the program – the value of learning how to find [...]

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Rice and beans baby!!

One of the best things about Brazil is discovering just how amazing rice and beans can taste. This Brazilian classic is a firm favorite with our guests and for good reason. Not only does it taste delicious (especially with Adriana’s mango salsa on the side) the combination of rice and beans provides a complete source [...]

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Laughter is the best medicine – and the best work out!

This morning at breakfast we were chatting about how our bodies were feeling after all the exercise, yoga and massages we had put ourselves through yesterday. Not surprisingly everyone was feeling pretty great. Laura mentioned that her abs were really sore though. Was it the kyaking, the swimming, the paddle ball on the beach, yoga?… [...]

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The Island Experience – Ilha Grande

Imagine starting your day with a morning yoga class in a beautiful glass walled studio overlooking the tranquil ocean. Then hiking in unspoiled rain forest trails, kayaking in quiet bays with warm emerald waters, snorkeling or just relaxing on a secluded tropical beach with fine white sand and palm trees. Back in the lodge, one [...]

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The Costa Rica Experience – join us!

Join us in Costa Rica this September and November and this colourful creature could be your breakfast buddy! Come and join us for a week of physical and spiritual rejuvenation. We are running The Costa Rica Experience retreats from 23-29 September and 30 September – 6 October.  Enjoy beautiful hikes to unspoiled Caribbean beaches with unbelievably clean [...]

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