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10 Powerful Spiritual Retreats For Yoga Enthusiasts

These spiritual retreats around the globe cater to yoga enthusiasts, and offer a powerful transformative experience while rejuvenating the mind and body.

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Transformative Travel: World’s Top Ashram Experiences

Some people’s idea of the perfect vacation involves sea, sun and beach life. Others prefer culture; cities, dining and museums. Still others live for adventure travel, abseiling and white water rafting their way through the world. But one of the […]

Do yoga in Peru's Sacred Valley. Photo courtesy of Yajra Sol Yoga Adventures.

Wellness Travel: Top 13 Culturally Immersive Yoga Retreats From Around The World

Most people think of yoga as a turning inward, a solitary practice aimed at developing self-awareness and reflection. People practice yoga to find peace and improve wellness; but ultimately, to feel truly serene, you need to feel united and at home […]

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Coffee Cherry Skins: The Superfood You Haven’t Heard Of

Most of us can’t make it through the busy work day without a cup of coffee. But while coffee does have health benefits — some of which include protecting against Parkinson’s Disease, preventing liver disease and reducing your risk of […]

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The Scary Truth About Commercial Honey (And How One Portland Producer Is Looking To Sweeten The Industry)

For those who are used to buying honey-filled bears from the supermarket, stop right now. According to Damian Magista, the founder and head beekeeper of Bee Local, a Portland Oregon-based raw honey company, commercial companies are typically not contributing to […]

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Shamanism In NYC: Spiritual Enlightenment During A Moon Healing Meditation Circle

“We call in the directions to invoke the energy (the spirit) of the elements to join us in the circle. It is a way to honor Mother nature and her powerful healing abilities.” Tonight I’ve decided to do something totally […]

Adventure Travel: Top Food And Fitness Fusion Safaris For 2014

Adventure Travel: Top Food And Fitness Fusion Safaris For 2014

Get outside for a change of scenery and redefine what it means to be active with 2014’s top Fitness-Food Fusion Safaris. The following fusion safaris will get your heart pumping and palms sweating by allowing you to explore and view […]

Wellness Travel: Spiritual And Medicinal Healing At A Sangoma In Johannesburg, South Africa

Wellness Travel: Spiritual And Medicinal Healing At A Sangoma In Johannesburg, South Africa

At Epicure & Culture, we enjoy sharing cultural and sustainable experiences. On a recent trip to Johannesburg, South Africa, I had a truly local experience that not many tourists even know about: Visiting a traditional herbalist. Known as a sangoma […]