Winter is Coming…

Now is the time of year when when time is crunching down and the days get shorter and shorter. We are running around like crazy people trying to juggle work and friends and family, wrapping up the year and getting ready to go to Colombia for Inner Refuge Edition 4… It’s a hectic time, no? Feel free to sit still for a moment and take a few deep breaths!


It is said that there are two kinds of tired - the kind where you need rest, and the kind where you need peace. That sounds about right! Our bodies are asking us to check in, stretch, breathe... and MEDITATE! Even if it’s just for a few minutes - it can make a big difference in how you feel inside, and how you show up in the world. In these hectic final weeks of 2019, don’t forget honor whatever practice keeps you grounded. It’s good for you :)

We want to shout out to the gracious yoga and meditation guides who are coming with us to Colombia in a few weeks! We are counting the days until we are practicing with them beneath a canopy of palm trees by the Rio Palomino...


Rafael Chaman has immersed himself in the learning and practice of Hatha Yoga through more than seven different yoga systems, including Kundalini, Ashtanga and Sivananda. Has also explored practices like Zhineng Qigong and Daoist Qigong, where he learned the language of Energy. He travels the world as a student of the Path, sometimes taking the role of the teacher sharing his heart in master classes, teacher trainings, gatherings immersions and retreats.


Raio and Sophie Sôfrēē are musicians, DJs, and yoga instructors hailing from Bali. In Colombia they’ll be performing separately and together for meditation and embodiment practice, blending kundalini teachings with their unique musical talents into profoundly uplifting journeys.


Originally from Mexico City and now resident of her beloved Playa del Carmen, Mariel Chapoy first experienced spirituality through the theatre arts and dance, eventually discovering yoga as a personal passion and a mission to help others.  Mariel has been teaching Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga and workshops for the last 8 years. Faithfully she believes that yoga is the medicine for the soul and a path of life transformation.

Shawn Lee