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Want to make your dreams come true? Then say them out loud 3 times. Once to yourself so you believe in them. Once to friends and family so they remind you of them and once to strangers, because everyone you meet is a potential Genie in a bottle, waiting for you to say the words to make your dreams come true.

Last spring I met Natalie, fellow yoga teacher at Best of You´s relaunch party. She won a private class with me in one of our giveaways. We met up a few weeks later, both struggling to find time in our busy schedules, and after the class, as we chatted I found out Natalie was to move to Portugal just a few days later. She and her siblings had just purchased a house by the sea in Portugal and were about to realise their dream of opening a B&B together. I was very impressed and happy for her. Or, 80% happy and 20% jealous as I always am when I meet someone living their dream. I told her, half joking, that if she ever needed someone to host yoga retreats she should give me a call.

Weeks went by and she moved to sunnier places and I stayed in Stockholm for a very mild summer. When Natalie reached out to me in August to ask me if my offer still stood it took me only a minute to say yes, before I even knew what, when and where. Sometimes you have to just take the plunge.

So here it is, from chit-chat dreams to reality! We are so happy to invite you to join us on the very first yoga retreat hosted at Villa dos Irmãos, Sao Lourenço.

Natalie and I are both professionally trained and registered at Yoga Alliance. Natalie is also a nutritionist and a big focus will be on serving delicious and nutritious vegetarian meals. In addition to 2 yoga classes a day, we will have a cooking class, runs along the beach, yoga massages, heart opening sessions and headstand workshops to only name a few.

With only 6 guests at a time we want to make sure to create a very cozy and warm feeling and give you all the attention you deserve during your stay.

Practical information
 October 15th to October 21st or October 22nd to October 28th 2017
Where: Villa dos Irmãos, Sao Lourenço (about 1h away from Lisbon)
Price: 4739 SEK (not including flights, personal insurance or Visa costs)
Registration: Read more and book your spot here!
Additional information: Our classes are suitable to both beginners and intermediate practitioners.

If you have any questions regarding the retreat, do not hesitate to ping us an email on

By: Mo Oléron 

Be Inspired

Vacation mode ON

Vacation time is upon us, and we guess most of you are already unwinding with a good book somewhere. And that’s exactly what vacations are all about: unwinding.

The time has come for us to take a little break as well. We want to follow our own advice and disconnect to be able to reconnect. We are headed out in the world, exploring new places, feeding our souls with new impressions and create new memories. We will leave our computers behind and be back 1st of August with lots of new articles and inspiring events.

We wish you all a relaxing summer and remember; live in the moment and smile as much as possible, because life is such a beautiful thing!

Love from Best of You

Be Inspired

Disconnect to reconnect

Being connected 24/7 can sometimes cause the opposite emotion – a feeling of disconnect. Ever find yourself checking Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram round-the-clock? And when you’re done checking in on all your social feeds, you realize how long you just spent doing nothing. 

As someone who works in social media, I can relate to how easy it is to get sucked into things and experience information overload. With all the news stories, streaming updates, blog feeds, and Instagram images, it can become a little too much.

Sometimes the right thing to do is just disconnect. Here are five tips for logging off:

Stop checking your phone in the morning
This is definitely a habit a lot of people have. If you feel compelled every morning to check your Twitter or Instagram feed to see what the world is up to, try setting a goal to not check your phone for an hour or two every morning. The content will still be there later in the day – no need to check it first thing! Try focusing on reading or making a healthy breakfast instead. You’ll get more energy and feel more productive with your morning.

Put your phone on airplane mode
A personal favorite of mine. I put my phone in airplane mode every night about 1-2 hours before I go to bed, and I don’t take it off until an hour or so after waking up. There’s likely nothing urgent going on during these hours. Putting your phone in airplane mode will make it so you don’t get any notifications and you can’t access Wi-Fi (so no texts or social media). This will help you be more intentional with your mornings and nights, and keep you present with those you spend your time with.

Pick up a journal
Journaling is a great alternative for sharing your thoughts. The best part, is that it’s private. You can sit with your emotions and thoughts on topics or any issues you may be dealing with instead of over-sharing on social media.  After journaling for a while, you may notice a trend in your thoughts and emotions. This can help you improve your emotional intelligence and be more present.

Schedule updates
If being on social media is imperative to your work (like blogging), try using a social media scheduling tool. Tools like Hootsuite can help you schedule posts ahead of time so you don’t have to be online constantly sharing news.  Use this to your advantage so you can spend your time more productively on what you want to be doing.

Set boundaries
It’s important to set boundaries. Media is constantly being updated but it doesn’t mean you need to be online 24/7! Set boundaries with friends and customers alike. Let people know when you will be available, and if you take vacation make sure to set an Out of Office reply on your e-mail so people don’t expect a response until you get back. Don’t feel guilty for setting boundarie, after all, we’re only human!

I hope these tips help you disconnect without feeling guilty, and that you can enjoy the downtime and recharge!

This post is contributed by Samantha Thayer, Online Outreach and Education Specialist from What’s Up, USANA?. For more information on health, feel free to visit their blog or find them on Twitter @USANAInc.