Tag Archives: life change

The Beauty of Costa Rica

Every year we run our program in the South Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. It is a magical place with incredibly powerful nature and with so many special places to explore. This season, we have 3 weeks available; September 23 – 29, September 30 – October 6, November 4 – 10, with a few spots left [...]

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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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The clean 15 and the dirty dozen

Here at TIEX we want to try to make healthy eating easier for you by giving you up to date nutrition advice. Eating a wide range of fruits and vegetables is at the core of any healthy eating program. But do you stop to consider the benefits of organic produce? Unfortunately many of the pesticides [...]

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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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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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Fast food – island style!

We are definitely fans of the slow food movement, but fast food can be fun too! Nothing comes faster than fresh organic fruit and vegetables as a snack! No need to read labels, or check for E-numbers or worry about what has been added, and comes with its own natural packaging! It’s always best to go for [...]

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