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Jamie Isaac Pilates retreats

Autumn is officially here and as much as the changing scenery and beautiful colours lift the soul, the impending winter and shortening days can also leave us low on energy and retreating inwards. But retreating isn’t necessarily a negative action. One of its literal meanings is to withdraw into a safe and secure place, which[...]↣ READ MORE

I am instantly in the dirt, sliding down the slope to the cafe on my bum, much to the amazement of our guide. He has doubtless seen hundreds of walkers fall but none before the proper walking had begun and certainly not with such wild abandon. I make a vague attempt to dust myself off[...]↣ READ MORE

Getting ready to leave Fuerteventura once again, the thought of lengthy layovers, untimely flights, delays, and the serious disturbance of my circadian rhythms was making me anxious. As I write this, I’m more than halfway through my journey home to the West Coast. I left the sunshine in Fuerteventura Saturday night, arrived in Dublin, Ireland[...]↣ READ MORE

Early in 2011, into my sophomore year of college, elbow deep in work I had no hunger for, following the traditional track toward university and career; soon I would defer my acceptance to Bastyr University, sell my car, quit my job, and buy a one way ticket to the Canary Island of Fuerteventura. I found[...]↣ READ MORE

I step off the bus. It’s taken two days, two flights, a taxi ride and a very rickety overnight bus, but I’m here and wondering, why? Why all the effort, the time and discomfort to be here?! Carrying only my small backpack and yoga mat I let myself loose into the madness: 41 degrees of[...]↣ READ MORE