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Transformation in Costa Rica! homeschooling spirituality travel Jun 28, 2018

We let go and trusted the flow as we once again packed up our bags and set off on a transformative journey to the jungle. But a different jungle!

I am OVERJOYED AND INCREDIBLY HONOURED to announce that we have embarked on a new transformative adventure in COSTA RICA!

After many years living...

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Living Off the Grid in The Caribbean (video) community gardening & permaculture sustainable living travel May 25, 2017

We’re a health and nature passionate family that immigrated to the Caribbean, from Trinidad and Canada. We live a simple and holistic life. In this video we share our reflection of our first year living off the grid in The Caribbean on our permaculture homestead in the rainforest of...

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Wholesome Cashew Fruit Jam breakfast & brunch cultural & ethnic kid-friendly plant based recipes sauces & spreads sustainable living traditional travel Mar 10, 2017

The cashew fruit also known as the cashew apple, grows in the warm tropical climate. We are fortunate to have a few mature cashew trees at Beyond Vitality Nature Camp. The cashew fruit is where the actual cashew nut is hanging from. The nut is enclosed in a thick shell and skin. Eaten raw, the...

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Volunteer and Adventure Travel sustainable living travel Jan 15, 2017

Our action packed Off the Grid Volunteer and Adventure Travel Program is by far our most in demand program and consists of a meaningful 2 weeks of volunteering at Beyond Vitality Nature Camp and 2 weeks adventuring and discovering Dominica! Challenge yourself to make a change that will have a...

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Clidemia Hirta – A Tasty Wild Tropical Berry cultural & ethnic gardening & permaculture indigenous nature connection raw superfoods sustainable living travel wild foods Nov 09, 2016

Right on the day I arrived in Dominica, I came across an intriguing berry on the way to the Emerald Pool. The plant, called Clidemia hirta (commonly - Soapbush or Koster's Curse), grows all around the island as well as in other tropical moist climates. Whenever I found Clidemia, I would pick...

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Always Stay Golden spirituality travel Nov 04, 2016

I have been trying to figure out why I ended up in Dominica – why I ended up at the place I did, with the amazing people I did. And, honestly, it took me four weeks and being forced to paint a rock for me to truly figure it out.

 

This is a guest post by Lindsey Sparrow that was...

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The Benefits of Taking the Road Less Traveled sustainable living travel Oct 03, 2015

Poet Robert Frost famously wrote about choosing a less-traveled road, and his words have arguably inspired countless people of all ages and backgrounds to seize unexpected opportunities, especially when exploring. As it turns out, there are several benefits to wandering towards unfamiliar...

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Tropical Storm Erika Awareness nature connection sustainable living travel Aug 15, 2015

Our beautiful “Nature Island”, also known as the Commonwealth of Dominica (not the Dominican Republic, we are much smaller), was devastated by Tropical Storm Erika on August 27th, 2015.

 

Our Nature Island

It has been reported that more than thirty fatalities have been confirmed...

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Homemade Sweet Tamarind Sauce cultural & ethnic plant based recipes sauces & spreads traditional travel Apr 13, 2015

While living in Trinidad, I had the pleasure of tasting many versions of homemade Trini tamarind (“tambran”) sauce. Now that we’re enjoying our own piece of tropical land in Dominica at Beyond Vitality Nature Camp, we have a lovely organic tamarind tree. It was about time for me...

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The Road that Led to Dominica 
 community gardening & permaculture nature connection travel Mar 21, 2015
Over the last few years, Beyond Vitality has relocated from Canada, to Venezuela to Trinidad and Tobago, and now, the beautiful nature isle of Dominica. Our community has grown and we’ve had the pleasure of working with individuals from around the globe.

Our approach has always been clearly...

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Introducing Beyond Vitality Health and Nature Retreat holistic health & nutrition nature connection sustainable living travel Feb 26, 2015

Leave your fast paced, chaotic life behind and come join us on “The Nature Island”, known as Dominica. We’re almost settled into our new home, and have been hard at work transforming our place. We are a family run business in the process of developing our own sustainable...

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Work Exchange and Internship Program nature connection sustainable living travel Feb 26, 2015

Are you an energetic, easy going hard worker looking for an amazing opportunity in the Caribbean? Beyond Vitality Health and Nature Retreat is looking for you! Everything we do is with holistic living, great health and happiness in mind. We are seeking candidates for our Work Exchange and...

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