Surfing: Sport for the Soul

​ It’s 7:00 a.m. in Playa Venao, and Leon Mach has been up for more than an hour. As we sit around the breakfast at Los Sombreros, the house restaurant in our sustainable surf hostel, he cracks a few jokes as his fingers tap the table impatiently. When it comes to surfing, it’s all about […]

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A Wall to Lean Against: Looking at a Conventional Program

Whenever you want to break down the walls and expand outward, you need to be able to recognize that those walls are there for a reason: to weed out the uninitiated and the unprepared.When you step into the weight room for the first time, the world seems like a mountain without any paths. After a […]

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Lizard-Monkey

Take a moment, and breath in your surroundings…. Let the sand and water form around your feet, grounding you… And let your mind and body wander together.  There are few greater ways to explore your environment than exploring your body’s form and the way it reacts to your day-to-day habitat. Developed in the heart of […]

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Rockclimbing: Return to the Earth; With Michael Mason

The top of the rocks along the river bed are slippery, and we can hardly keep our footing as we try to cross the water. Yet, we keep going. We have a date with a cliff in much deeper water. It’s Friday in the Panamanian Jungletown of Kalu Yala, and today, Michael Mason and I […]

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