According to wikipedia, “Karma yoga (Sanskrit: कर्म योग), or the “discipline of action,” is based on the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, a sacred Sanskrit scripture of Hinduism. One of the four pillars of yoga, Karma yoga focuses on the adherence to duty (dharma) while remaining detached from the reward. It states that one can experience salvation (Moksha) or love (bhakti) of God by performing their duties in an unselfish manner for the pleasure of the Supreme, which is the welfare of the world.”
Starting July 19th, 2009, Gigi Yogini will begin her Karma Yoga Tour practicing EcoTourism and visiting various yoga studios and wellness communities in the Nicoya Peninsula and the Central Pacific Cast.
Gigi will be hosting two retreats providing Yoga, Adventure, and Volunteer opportunities:
July 19 – 25 – Los Mangos, Montezuma, Costa Rica
This retreat will include 10 yoga classes: 6 Vinyasa Flow and 4 Restorative. It will also include an adventure retreat with surfing, zip line, waterfall hikes, or boat rides. Volunteer opportunities include beach cleanup and working with the local youth.
August 2 – 8 – La Escuela de Pura Vida, Manuel Antonio, Costa RIca (Full Moon Adventure)
This retreat will combine Yoga, Surfing, Salsa dancing, and Spanish classes in one of the most popular towns in Costa Rica. Adventures include waterfall hikes and futbol games. There are more party opportunities here than volunteer opportunities.