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In honor of National Yoga Month, Travaasa Austin’s Yoga Instructor Susan Anderson shares tips for getting motivated to practice yoga at home.  Traditional yoga practice originated in India emphasizing intention to increase self-awareness and harness individual health and power utilizing breathing techniques, postures, meditation and visualization prescribed from teacher (guru) to student. In our western…

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Explore “More to Maui” Now Through December

We’ve joined forces with Destination Resorts Hawaii to make it easier for families to explore Maui with the newly created “More to Maui” package. From its rich island culture to the golden-sand beaches of Makena and Wailea, get out and enjoy everything Maui has to offer. “More to Maui” starts with three nights in a two-bedroom, ocean view villa…

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NYM Pose of the Day: Extended Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose

Travaasa Austin Instructor, Susan Anderson, details the proper form of Extended Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose in honor of National Yoga Month.  Extended Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose (Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana) is a standing pose that requires tremendous concentration, flexibility, and balance. From mountain pose, shift your weight into your right leg. Bend the knee, bringing the left foot off the ground and…

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Snack Attack: Pack A Protein Punch

Whether it’s fueling up before the gym or making minor tweaks to your diet to improve overall health, protein-packed snacks are the best way to fight hunger and boost energy levels throughout the day. Here are a few unique protein sources to consider: Quinoa (1 cup = 9 grams protein) Packed with protein, fiber and minerals, quinoa…

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National Yoga Month: What Exactly is Qoya?

In honor of National Yoga Month, Travaasa Austin’s Yoga Instructor Susan Anderson shares the importance of Qoya. The name “Qoya” comes from the language of Quechan, which was spoken by ancient indigenous tribes of the Andean Region. The word itself translates to queen; however, it does not refer to the type of queen who sits…

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National Yoga Month Pose of the Day: Dancer

In honor of National Yoga Month, Travaasa Austin’s Yoga Instructor Susan Anderson shares a more challenging position you can incorporate into your daily flow.  Dancer’s Pose (Natarajasana) is a standing pose that promotes concentration and balance, tones and lengthens the leg and hip muscles, and stimulates full range of motion in the shoulders, allowing the chest to…

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National Yoga Month at Travaasa

Whether you’re a yogi or a newbie, National Yoga Month is a time to celebrate the benefits of yoga and inspire a healthy lifestyle. Throughout September, follow along as our yoga instructors share tips for poses and postures and reflect on ways to get the most out of your practice. If you’re in Austin or Hana,…

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A New Taste: The Preserve Kitchen + Bar

Executive Chef Ben Baker and the culinary team at Travaasa Austin are pleased to announce a new dining (and drinking) concept that brings a modern, farm-to-table experience to guests and locals at The Preserve Kitchen + Bar, formerly known as Jean’s Kitchen. With the addition of the stunning new bar and the accomplishments of Chef Ben Baker, Certified Sommelier…

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