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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Work Experience And Resumé Dr Olga M. Lazin

8-1-2017 Resumé


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Dual Citizenship: USA and Romania

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2009 to 2016 UCLA Visiting Scholar
2001 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Latin American Studies
2001 Ph.D. in History, UCLA
1996 M.A. in History, UCLA
B.A. in Philology, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Book, Sole Author: Decentralized Globalization:
Free Markets, U.S. Foundations, and
the Rise of Civil and Civic Society from
Rockefeller’s Latin America to Western & Eastern Europe

published in Spring 2017 Published by Authorhouse, online at: Hardcopy and Digitized E-Book
ISBN: Ebook ISBN is 9781724649234. The ISBN of my DECENTRALIZED GLOBALIZATION: 978-15-24-64-92-41

The Spanish version of the book is published by the University of Guadalajara Press
UCLA Program on Mexico, PROFMEX, and Juan Pablos Editores: ISBN 978-970-27-0713-4 in 2011

Book #2: 2011 La Globalización Se Amplia: Los claroscuros de los nexus globales.
By James W. Wilkie y Olga Magdalena Lazín (Guadalajara y Los Angeles:
Universidad de Guadalajara, PROFMEX, UCLA Program on Mexico, Juan Pablos Editor) ISBN: 978-607-711-032-3

Book #3 Co-authored with Prof. JamesW Wilkie : “The Brilliant And Dark Sides Of Globalization”, 2011 Published by UCLA, and University of Guadalajara.

Professional Achievements:

2016 - Owner at Dr Olga Essential Oils: Online Store: And Blog:

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Author: 4 Books, and 60 Articles online:

Fertility and Development: Abortion and the Democratic Transition in Mexico, UCLA, Wednesday, February 20, 2016.


Teaching Experience: Assistant Professor of History -28 years experience teaching At College and University Level.

2016 -2017 Tijuana: Globalization Is Decentralized, Course in History, Summer and Fall Quarters

2015 March 8, Speaker: & Lecturer: International Women of Leadership Association Conference:

2014 Moderator: UCLA's Graduate School of Education and the Social Security Project
UCLA Faculty Center on the topic:

9:30-11:30, at the University of California Faculty Center, UCLA

History Lecturer Invitations: UCLA, California State University, Cal State University Long Beach, Cerritos College, Santa Monica College, West LA College, and El Camino College.

2012 History 161 & 160 – UCLA, Spring Quarter: A. The Amparo in Mexico: Comparative Study between the Habeas Corpus & Amparo. Dr James Wilkie

Syllabus link: 1. Reproductive Law:

2011 UCLA Extension, Topics in American History, U.S. Constitution
Summer Quarter & Winter Quarter

2010 “Women and Globalization,” Upper Division Women’s Studies
Course 401I California State University, Long Beach, Spring Semester

2009 “World History Since 1500,” Upper Division History Course,
Course 380 at California State University, Long Beach, Spring Semester

2008 Teaching Assistant, Colonial America, Classic Travel Accounts of United States of America, 1999, UCLA.

2007 Lecturer, CSUDH: Integrating Women’s History into Courses, Spring, Summer, Winter, fall

2004 UCLA Extension,Lecturer, Issues in Latin American History, Summer Quarter

2002 “Women and Globalization,” Upper Division Women’s Studies Course
401I California State University, Long Beach, Spring Semester

“World History Since 1500,” Upper Division History Course, Course 380
California State University, Long Beach, Spring Semester

“Women in World History,” Upper Division History, 380 California State University, Dominguez Hills, Fall Semester

2001 “Mexico Since 1910,” UCLA Upper Division Course History 171
UCLA Extension (UNEX), Spring Quarter

2000 “History of Latin America,” Upper Division Course

“History of Women in Mexico Since Colonialism” Upper Division Course
Santa Monica College, Summer Quarter

1999 “History of the Americas,” Lower Division History 8.1
Cerritos College, Winter Quarter

UCLA Teaching Experience: Department of History

2004 History Professor at Cal State LONG BEACH:
“Women’s Issues in Contemporary Mexican History”
Lower Division Course 170A

“Films as History of Latin America,”
Lower Division Course 8C

1998 History Lecturer, UCLA, Professor:
“The Latina Woman in Film History:
Cinemalore Examined,”
Upper Division/Graduate Course 169

Co-Instructor with Dr James W Wilkie:
“Latin American Elitelore”
Upper Division/Graduate Course 169

UCLA Course Teaching Assistant: Department of History

“Cultural History of Mexico” (170C)

1997-1998 “Historical Statistics of Latin America” (Graduate: 268A-B)

1996 “Latin America and the World,” History 169

1994 “Leaders in World Development” (169)

1993-1994 “Latin American Film and Society” (170A)

to Present: “Classic Travel Accounts of Latin America” (History 170C)

Long-Term Research Projects:

Los Angeles The Second Capital of All Countries: Book project

Member of:

“Women in Global Technology: Past and Present”

“Women’s History & Gender Studies in the Process of

Managing Editor of Web Journal

1997 –to present:-- Mexico and the World

Articles Authored: Available Online

Book Reviewer Panel at:

2016 “Expansion del Papel del Instituto Nacional de Migración de México (INAMI) y Establecimiento de Un ‘Think Tank" Dedicado a Mejorar la Calidad de Vida en La Gran Los Angeles-Tijuana,”
(México, D.F.: INAMI, 2002), Chapter 5.

2001 “History and Components of Globalization,”
Statistical Abstract of Latin America 37
(Los Angeles: UCLA Latin American Center Publications),
pp. xxiv-xxvii.

2000a “Romanian Globalization Theory and Its Impact In
Latin America - The Neopopulist Discourse,”
UCLA Historical Journal, Issue 19, pp. 12-34.

2000b Review of Crafting the Third World: Theorizing Under-
development in Brazil (Stanford University Press, 1996)
by Joseph Love,” Mexico and the World 5:2

1999a “Mexico and Romania Compared,” in Mexico and the World,
edited by James W. Wilkie (México, D.F.: PROFMEX-ANUIES),
pp. 206-233.
Also in Mexico and the World 6:1

1999b "Globalización Fast-Track y el Surgimiento de Áreas de Libre
Comercio (ALC) y Corporaciones Transglobales (CTG) Virtuales", in
México frente a la Modernización de China, ed. Oscar M. González Cuevas (México, D.F.: Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Unidad Azcapotzalco), pp. 307-359.
(Co-authored with James W. Wilkie)

1996 “Bloques Emergentes de Comercio Internacional:
Comparación |Entre el Área de Libre Comercio de América del
Norte y la Unión Europea,” Carta Económica Regional,
Universidad de Guadalajara, No. 48, May-June, pp. 29-36.

1995a “NAFTA and The European Union Compared,” in Statistical Abstract
of Latin America, Vol. 30;1, pp. 1205-1230.

1995a “México Como Punta de Lanza para el Libre Comercio en las
Américas,” in Ajustes y Desajustes Regionales, eds. Jesús Arroyo Alejandre y David E. Lorey (Guadalajara y Los Angeles: University of Guadalajara y UCLA Program on Mexico), 47-112.
(Co-author James W. Wilkie)

1994 “Mexico as a Linchpin for Free Trade in the Americas: The Women Maquiladora Wokers,”
in Statistical Abstract of Latin America, Vol. 31:2, pp. 1173-1203. (Co-author James W. Wilkie)

“Originality and Stereotypes,” Nord, Baia Mare, Romania, Jan, p. 3.

1984 “Confessions,” Nord, Baia Mare, Romania, January 1, p. 5.

Course Readers Edited

2002 Women in Global Perspectives, Course reader, 401I CSULB

Women in History: Globalizing Women and Gender Studies in History, California State University, Dominguez Hills

1999 Elitelore Issues, UCLA Spring And Summer Quarter:

Frontiers in Elitelore, UCLA History 169

1995 Issues in Elitelore and Folklore, UCLA History 169

Research Awards from UCLA International Studies Overseas Programs

1999-2001 UCLA Travel Grant to Conduct Research on “Reconstructing the Legal Framework for Civil Society in Romania: The Mexican Model."

1997-1998 UCLA Travel Grant to Conduct Research on
“Los Angeles, Historical Sights And Movie Houses”

1996 Latin American Center Fieldwork Award

Professional Achievements:

2016 Historic Los Angeles: Monuments and Film Production Companies Analyzed

2009 American Women in Film, Panelist, Leadership Conference Mexico City

2007 PROFMEX-UCLA Conference Organizing Committee,
“Mexico and Public Policy,” Morelia, State of Michoacán,
September 19-25.

1998 Co-Conference Organizer: “The Latina Woman in Film,”
UCLA, May 1998

1997-- Director, Globalization Studies, UCLA Latin America Center

1997 PROFMEX Conference Organizing Committee,
“Mexico and the World,” Morelia, State of Michoacán,
December 8-15 //mexworld/issue6/art1

1994-- PROFMEX Director, NAFTA-European Integration

1993-- Organizer, NPPOs GLOBAL-Program for Legally Facilitating the Flow
of U.S. - Based Tax Exempt Funds to Not-For-Private-Profit
Organizations Worldwide. Conferences held in:

Belgium, Hungary, Romania, 1995
Hungary, Romania, Switzerland, 1994
France, Russia, Spain, 1993

1993 Chief of Project, Establishment of PROFMEX Office at the Institute
of Latin American Studies, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow
June 15-26.

1992 1992 Director NAFTA - European Integration Studies, based in
France and Mexico. February 20-December 15.

1991 PROFMEX Organizer, “Mission to Analyze De-statification in
Eastern Europe, September 15 – October 12.

Professional Memberships;

Since 1990

American Historical Association

The International Women’s Leadership
West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
American-Romanian Academy of Science and Arts

American-Romanian Foundation (California Tax-Exempt Organization)
Founding Member and Chair of Board of Directors, 1997--
President, 1997—

Conference on Latin American History

Feminist Majority Foundation (Founder of Feminist Alliance, UCLA Chapter)

Institute for the Study of Gender in Mexico

Northern California Translators Association (NCTA)

PROFMEX–Consortium for Research on Mexico
Board of Directors, 1997—

Holmby Park Advisory Board, Beverly Hills, 2001--

Conferences, Seminars Presentations and Invitations:

2014 Moderator: UCLA's Graduate School of Education and the Social Security Project
UCLA Faculty Center on the topic:

9:30-11:30 at the Faculty Center

2001 Conference on “Latin American Literature and Education,” Mexico City,
June 17-24, Paper: “The Challenge of Globalization, Civil Society in
Latin America and Canada.”

2001 Conference on “Urban Poverty Worldwide,” Toluca, State of Mexico,
November 6-9, Paper: “Marginalization of Women in the Labor Force.”
2000 Conference Organizer, “Technological Knowledge and Women’s
Role in the Global Advocacy Networking,” UCLA, June 4

2000 PROFMEX-UCLA Conference on “Mexico and Public Policy,” Paper:
“The Mexico NGO Sector and the Role of Women.” Morelia,
Michoacán, Mexico, Sept. 14– 23.
TV Interview: Noticiero Canal 13 de Televisa Broadcast to Mexico/USA

1999 UCLA Colloquium in European History and Culture,
October 16, Paper: "Globalization of Civil Society:
The Open Society Fund in East-Central Europe–International Philanthropy"

1999 Organizer, PROFMEX-Guanajuato Conference on Innovative Ideas for Mexico’s Development," Paper “The Role of Transnational NGOs in Developing Civil Society in Mexico,” Guanajuato, April 14-19.

1999 Organizer, UCLA Seminar on “Globalization and Romania's
Transylvanian Region,” sponsored by U.S. Small Business Association, July 7

UCLA History Annual Conference on Women’s History, March 17,
Paper: “The Politics of Gender During the Period of Socialism”

1997 Romanian Academy Conference on "Civil Society ,” Cluj Napoca,
Romania, June 15, Paper: “Civil Society and the Transfer of the
Mexican-U.S. Model to Romania,”

1997 Romanian Civic Academy Conference on “Rebuilding Civil Society,"
Sighet, Maramures, Romania, June 22, Paper: “The Deliberate Distraction
Of Romania’s Civil Society after 1947 by the Ceausescu Dictatorship"

1996 UCLA Colloquium on Romania, June 17, Paper:
“The Emerging Romanian Informational Infrastructure”

1996 UCLA Colloquium in European History and Culture,
October 16, Paper: "Civil Society and the Mexican Adaptation
of the U.S. Philanthropic Model"

1995 The American-Romanian Academy of Science Annual Meeting,
University of Reno, January 12 – 17. Moderator: “Session on Culture”;
Paper: “Orwell's ‘1984’ and Life Under ‘Big Brothers’ Stalin & Ceausescu”

1994 PROFMEX Policy Seminar for Managing the Greater El Paso-Ciudad
Juárez Metropolitan Area, El Paso, March 14-15. Paper:
“Simplifying U.S.-Mexican Visas”

1994 Mexico’s Federal Electoral Institute, Invitee as International Observer
of the Mexican Presidential Election, Mexico City, August 19-22.

1994 PROFMEX Conference on “Experiences of De-statification”
Mexico City, August 23, 1994, Paper: “NAFTA and EU Compared.”

1994 Romanian Internet Learning Workshop. Miercurea Ciuc, Romania, April 29, Paper: “Ironies and Complexities of Redefining Civil Society In East-Central Europe.

1993 Mexico City University (UAM-A), September 18, paper:
“Accelerating the education of Young Women in Mexico: A
Development Imperative”

Languages Spoken and Written

English speak, read, write
Romanian speak, read, write
French speak, read, write
Spanish speak, read, write

German speak
Latin read, write

Hungarian speak, read, write
Italian speak, read, write

Travel and Research___________________________________________

Europe Americas

Austria: Sept 1991 Canada: Oct 1992, Nov 1995
Belgium: Sept 1995 Mexico: Yearly, 1992—50 times, all 37 states
Bulgaria: Sept 1992
England: Jan and May 2001
France: 1991-1992 USA: October 1992--
Hungary: 1991, 1992, 1995 Guatemala, January 1999
Romania: Yearly, 1992-- Costa Rica, March 1999
Russia: June 1993
Spain: March 1992
Switzerland: June-July 1994
Turkey: July 2000


Dr. James W. Wilkie, UCLA Professor of Globalization History
and Policy Studies
Chair, UCLA Program on Mexico
President, PROFMEX
1242 Lachman Lane, Pacific Palisades, CA, 90272
Tel. cell (310) 454-8812, office 310-208 2244

Dr. Carlos Alberto Torres, UCLA Professor of Education
Director, UCLA Latin American Center
UCLA, Bunche 10343, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095-6859
Tel. (310) 825-4571, Fax (310) 206 6859
E-mail: and/or

Dr. Aida Mostkoff-Linares, Professor of Latin American History
Santa Monica College
1900 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405-1628
Tel: (310) 434 4597

Dr. Ronald E. Hellman, CUNY Professor of Sociology
Director, CUNY Center for Science and Society in the Americas
City University of New York
365 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10016
Tel. (516) 477-4011

Dr. Jesús Arroyo Alejandre, Professor and Dean, School of Economics
University of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Tel: (011-52-33) 36-33-54-45

Dr. Iván T. Berend, UCLA Professor of East Central European History
Director, UCLA Center for Eastern Europe and Russian Studies
UCLA, 6343 Bunche Hall,405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Tel. (310) 825 1178
E-mail: iberend

Dr. Gérard Chaliand, Professor of World Geo-Politics
Paris Geo-Political Strategies, Inc.
63 Rue Pascal
Paris, France 75013
Tel. (33-1) 43-31-09-12

Dr. Richard Weiss, UCLA Professor of U.S. History
UCLA Bunche Hall 7256, 405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Tel. (310) 825 1779

Ana Torres-Bower, Professor of Philosophy
Former Dean of Social Sciences
Cerritos College
11110 Alondra Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650
Tel: (562) 860-2451 Ext. 2778

Dr. Dumitru Pop, Professor of Folklore,
University of Babes-Bolyai,
Str. Mihail Kogalniceanu Nr. 1
Cluj Napoca, 3400, Romania
Tel. (40-64) 134-898

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Monday, July 24, 2017

The Kestrel 24' Tiny Home by Rewild Homes: LOVE IT!

Breakfast a la OLGA: “smashed avo on toast.” The dish had a regional flourish: rocket, feta, and a cocktail-like wedge of lime. It looked delicious. I ordered it, ate it, and went to do my business in a city that was not my own. It felt like home.
The Kestrel 24' Tiny Home by Rewild Homes:  Dr Olga Makes a Presentation on How To Write Your Doctoral Thesis: Steps And Motivation

The Kestrel 24′ Tiny Home by Rewild Homes

This is a 24′ tiny home on wheels featuring a full-size bathtub with a view.
It was a custom designed for a customer by Rewild Homes. What do you think?
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Expert Tips, And Travel Inspiration: The 11 best yoga retreats in the world | momondo

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Here are the 11 best yoga retreats in the world | Taken from  momondo:
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N0. 1 Is Muzeul Maramuresan, in Sighet, Romania. Named after a Museum, this place is tranquil and allows for innermost introspection, and contemplation, or peaceful meditation.  © Olga Lazin
See pictures of this wonderful place on my Facebook page: OLGA LAZIN and Dr OLGA LAZIN. Yes, I have two accounts, due to the huge amounts of Albums I have published on Facebook.

N0. 2. Aruba: Miles upon miles of white-sand beaches, clear blue waters and year-round sunshine welcome you to the Caribbean island of Aruba. This tropical charmer, a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, provides near-perfect conditions for windsurfers, kiteboarders and divers – and, of course, serenity-seeking yogis.
The digitally connected yogis among you may already have stumbled upon Rachel Brathen, aka @yoga_girl. The Swedish-born Instagram sensation, with more than 2 million followers, shares honest and personal posts about what goes on behind the scenes of her picture-perfect, Caribbean life in Aruba.
Combine five days of invigorating yoga, meditation and self-discovery with the holiday destination of your dreams on Rachel’s Island Yoga Retreat. Test your balance with SUP Yoga (yoga on a paddle board), explore the north shore of the island and sail into the sunset – all included in the price along with breakfast, two dinners and accommodation."


Bend so you don’t break at Samahita Retreat in Koh Samui, Thailand © Samahita Retreat

If you’re after a tropical setting, warm weather and world-renowned teachers, Thailand is your new best friend. While tranquility and serenity might not be synonymous with Koh Samui at first glance, look beyond the family-style resorts and crowded beaches, go off the beaten track and join the industry-leading Samahita Retreat.
Located directly on the beach on the south coast of the island, Samahita offers everything from all-inclusive group retreats to wellness, weight loss and detox programs and in-depth teacher training. In short, you can tailor your experience to your specific needs.
Inhale fresh air as you practice in the open-air shala (yoga studio), exhale and enjoy some quiet contemplation in the meditation garden, and finish with a refreshing swim in the saltwater pool. Your eco-friendly accommodation includes a private balcony and solar-powered hot water, and meals are based on the principles of Ayurveda to keep you happy and healthy. All of this is only an hour’s flight from lively Bangkok.

#4: SurfMaroc’s retreat is set in a tranquil villa overlooking the rugged Moroccan coastline. Suitable for all levels and abilities, yoga classes are held in a fully-equipped rooftop yoga shala with views of the Atlantic Ocean. Work on your physical and mental strength, essential skills for the accomplished surfer, through a blend of dynamic Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow Yoga and the more calming Hatha and Restorative Yoga.
World-class waves and a peaceful atmosphere set the scene for the village of Aourir, otherwise known as Banana Village due to the large number of banana plantations in the area. Only a 40-minute car ride from Agadir, your retreat is easily accessible from most European hubs. Wind in your hair, sand on your feet – that surfer…ahem…warrior pose has never looked so good

Meditation in quiet surroundings at the Bornholm Yoga & Retreat Center

Known as Denmark’s sunny island, Bornholm is located east of the mainland and just a short 35-minute flight from capital city Copenhagen. Bornholm is not your average island. Here you’ll find abrupt cliffs falling directly into the Baltic Sea, chalky white beaches, large forests where delicate light seeps through, and picturesque towns and villages.
In one of these towns lies The Bornholm Yoga & Retreat Center, an expansive property dedicated to body, soul and nature. They run several workshops throughout the year. For an all-encompassing experience, choose the ‘Moving Into Silence Weekend Retreat’ hosted by resident yogi, Solveig Egebjerg. You are encouraged to leave all communication devices behind and dive into the world of silence. This journey starts and ends in nature: you will hike in the neighboring forests and along the coast, learn new breathing techniques and meditate on the beach.
Each day will end with a homemade organic vegetarian meal served by a campfire on the beach.
Find a flight to Bornholm

Santa Teresa – Costa Rica

Sun salutations have never felt so good © Yogiakademin

Located in northwestern Costa Rica, Santa Teresa attracts yoga enthusiasts and spa junkies from all over the world. The setting is dreamlike: the rainforest that runs all the way down to the palm-lined beach, the reflection of the sun in the crystal clear waters, the cloudless blue sky, the tropical climate … All of them come together to create the perfect meditation retreat.
The retreat, Nautilus Boutique Hotel, rests on a rock ledge with a view of the majestic Pacific Ocean. 90-minute yoga sessions are run twice a day, but you can opt for a private session if you prefer.
Private terraces, a swimming pool, in-room massages and a restaurant preparing healthy organic dishes are just a few of the things that’ll make your retreat an unforgettable experience.
Find a flight to nearby San José

Big Sur – California, USA

This is what luxury camping is all about!
This is what luxury camping is all about!

If you like to camp, but don’t want give up on certain luxury amenities, glamping (glamorous camping) might just be the thing for you.
Located on a coastal ridge with dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean, the Treebones Resort offers back-to-nature yurt accommodation. A yurt is a Mongolian tent-like structure built in a circular shape, but not to worry, the yurts here come equipped with comfy beds, a heat source and electric lighting, and access to private decks that boast spectacular views.
Go for the ‘Yoga in Nature’ workshop that includes yurt accommodation, six different yoga sessions on the beautiful outdoor platform and nourishing meals prepared with locally sourced ingredients. End a day of yoga sessions with a tailored massage or a rejuvenating swim in the pool.
Find a flight to nearby San Francisco

Loviisa – Finland

6. You’ll be guaranteed a relaxed sleep at Villa Mandala © Mikko Harma / Villa Mandala
Looking to escape the stress of a demanding job? Rustic Villa Mandala Manor & Resort, located just a one-hour drive from Helsinki, in the city of Loviisa, is the perfect spot. With a focus on stress relief, relaxation and culinary nutrition, Villa Mandala hosts around five yoga retreats every year. Nature is a core element of each retreat: you’ll go on silent hikes in the forests, take a dip in the nearby lake or go on a bicycle ride through the Finnish countryside.
No trip to Finland is complete without a sauna experience: Villa Mandala has a traditional wood-heated Finnish sauna that can accommodate 15 bathers. Try the therapeutic herbal sauna or a holistic bone setting treatment.
Find a flight to nearby Helsinki

Ahetze – French Basque Country, France

Let the sounds of the waves guide you © Yogiakademin

French Basque Country recalls images of beautiful old villages, emerald rolling hills, full-bodied red wines and proud, fiery people. Resting between the Pyrenees and the Atlantic Ocean, just a 30-minute car drive from Biarritz, the small Basque village Ahetze is the perfect spot for a week of untroubled yoga sessions. To book a retreat here, visit Swedish Yogiakademin.
Beneath the late summer sun, surrounded by lush gardens, you’ll dive deep in Osho meditation (a type of meditation conditioned by a constant state of awareness) and different types of yoga, both dynamic and restorative. In between sessions, you can go on a walk and discover the Basque countryside, visit the nearby village or get a start on a good book. Finish the day with a detox vegetarian meal and take in the sunset.
For all those who want to end the yoga retreat on an active note: go surfing in the crisp waters of Biarritz.
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Can you feel the soft breeze? © Little Cove Yoga Retreat

This is where it all started! India is home to hundreds of yoga retreats. If you’re looking to combine a beach holiday with tranquil yoga sessions among palm trees, go for the Little Cove Yoga Retreat, located on Cola Beach in the former Portuguese province of Goa. The concept here is to be as close to nature as possible, so you’ll live in eco-friendly cottages among coconut palm trees directly on the beach and be served two filling Indian vegetarian meals a day.
Run by experienced yogi Mahendra Pardeshi, the sessions will focus on finding your inner calm and achieving good physical health. You can also opt for as many traditional Ayurvedic massages and treatments (alternative medicine practices originating from the Indian subcontinent) as you like. Alternatively, soak up the sun on the beach or go for a boat ride with local fishermen.
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Though perhaps a bit overlooked, Bretagne, with its combination of dramatic landscape, endless beaches, charming small villages and hearty cuisine, makes for a serene setting for a yoga retreat.
The retreat is located in the beautiful Chateau du Grand Val dating back to the 15th century. The castle boasts scenic views of the countryside and the property comes complete with fishponds where you can take a boat out for a row. After a dynamic Vinyasa session, you can unwind by the open fireplace or take a swim in the heated pool.
Harmonious meditation goes hand-in-hand with a balanced meal: think French cuisine meets organic raw innovations. If you’re interested in joining a retreat here, visit Sweden-based Yogiakademin.
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