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Make your dreams come true

The greatest accomplishments of our time began with a thought, an idea – a dream. Your dream is your VISION, your ideal for any area of your life. Deliberately crafting and drafting your dream is a distinct privilege of being human.
Once you have taken the time to really look inside your heart and know what you want then set that intention and believe it will happen. Anything that you give loving and positive energy will grow. Just be prepared that during this process, obstacles will arise, you will be challenged and you will have to make choices. Believe that whatever happens, happens for a reason and that if you don’t see the reason at that moment, you will acknowledge it later on. If you have a dream, something that excites you, inspires you, and maybe even keeps you up at night, I have some advice for you:

1. Believe that it’s possible.

If your dream is something you’re physically incapable of doing, it may be improbable (but not impossible—we’ve come a long way with technology!) And there’s no denying that certain dreams are more difficult to achieve than others. But most of the things we dream about are things we could do if we were willing to work toward it, align our choices to support it, and stay flexible in terms of fulfilling it. You don’t need to believe it will be easy, or it will happen quickly, or it will look exactly like you visualized it. You just need to believe in the possibility, which really means you need to believe in yourself.

2. Take tiny steps to work toward it.

Working toward it entails aligning with the right people, disregarding discouragement from people who don’t support your growth, and taking tiny steps each day to move toward your vision. “The right people” are those who help you, support you, encourage you, believe in you, and guide you on your way to this dream. It may include people who’ve done what you want to do, people who also want to do it, and even people who just plain find it cool. Share your enthusiasm and progress with them. They’ll keep you excited and help you stick to your plan. As for those people who don’t support your growth, there will be many of them, and they most likely won’t be malicious. They’ll be well-meaning people who aren’t able to do step one for themselves, and, therefore, think they’re doing you a favour by discouraging you. Politely decline that favour.

Their words may seem to keep you down, but it’s how you internalize them that holds you back.

And as for taking consistent steps, they really can be tiny. It may not seem like much to make a call, bookmark a site, or send an email, but the little things add up over time—and because they’re easily doable, each one may inspire you to do more.

3. Make choices that support it.

Much of our experience stems from our choices. Not all of it; there are some things that we can’t control.

This isn’t a suggestion that if we make all the “right” choices, everything will line up and magically work out. It’s just that we have more power than we often realize—and our power lies in our choices.

Whatever your dream, the first choice is to prioritize it. As you’re able, dedicate time to it, money to it, attention to it, love to it. Give what you can, as you can, and back that giving with belief, passion, and enthusiasm.

The other side of this coin is realizing which choices don’t support your dream—when you’re doing too much or pursuing other dreams that conflict, for example.

4. Stay flexible about how you’ll fulfil it.

It’s tempting to be rigid about a dream—when it needs to happen, how it needs to happen, and who it needs to include. But sometimes when we’re too busy clinging to a specific vision, we miss an opportunity to experience it in different shades.

This isn’t meant to discourage you from reaching for the stars. It’s just a reminder that there are a lot more of them than you may realize, some far closer than others. They may not be the ultimate dream, but they are, in fact, reflections of it.

And in that moment when you’re doing something inspired, passionate, and in line with your deepest intentions, you’ll feel two things that you may not have realized weren’t exclusive to one specific vision:

You’ll feel alive and proud.

 

And now, two final thoughts on making dreams come true: know that no dream is better than any other, and stay open to the possibility that your dream may change.

Regarding the first part, your dream may not seem big or romantic. It doesn’t need to be. It’s an extension of your unique values and priorities, and all that matters is that it matters to you.

As for the second part, sometimes we attach to dreams simply because we’ve held them for so long. It’s the sunk-cost principle: After you’ve invested a lot of time, energy, or money, it’s hard to consider walking away.

But if your priorities have changed, you may no longer want it. Accepting this isn’t a sign of weakness or defeat. It’s growth, and the wisdom to enable it.

So, what’s your dream, do you believe you can fulfil it, and what tiny step can you take today to start (or continue) working toward it?

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Anja Teschner
Anja Teschner
2019-10-06T09:45:50+0000
Many thanks to Eveline for this great time! It was really fantastic and did a great job. I can highly recommend prana casa ... the yoga classes (suitable for every level of yoga experience), the food (thanks to olivia for the super tasty dinners), the house, the nature with great scenery and beaches in the immediate vicinity ( If you want to see more of it, think about a rental car that you can share with other participants. we were glad to have this to explore everything) and not to forget the great people, which I got to know there, made these 6 days unforgettable. Thank you for this great time😍!read more
Vanessa Ewor
Vanessa Ewor
2019-10-05T17:09:13+0000
I did a 6 days retreat and had a wonderful time! The people I met were great, the yoga was great, the other activities (surf, walk, sound healing,etc) were great and the food was great! You have plenty of time to do what you want during the day, for that reason it could be useful to share a car with someone else that is doing the retreat. I felt replenished when I got back home. Thank you Eve! 🙏🏼💕🧘🏼‍♀️read more
Lea Wolf
Lea Wolf
2019-10-04T05:44:38+0000
I did a one week yoga retreat two years ago and felt like I had to come back this year together with my mum. Both visits were amazing. Yoga classes for every level and in different styles, delicious food and a calming atmosphere made the time at Prana Casa truly wonderful. Great recommandation!read more
Irene Mouchart
Irene Mouchart
2019-03-21T15:46:37+0000
Didn't do yoga before but needed a break,.. I found it at prana casa after one week of positive energie and daily yoga classes and delicious food. It made me feel if everything was oke. Everything improved, my balance, my strength, my mental power. Prana casa felt after 1 day as my home. hope I will come back soon.read more
Peeky Pineapple
Peeky Pineapple
2019-01-08T09:02:05+0000
Great place! Very nice house, beautiful garden, amazing vibe!! 👍🏼
Laurie Gomez
Laurie Gomez
2018-12-03T17:28:29+0000
Great expérience !!! Wonderful place,yoga session,people and amazing food !!!!
Mellisa Rizos
Mellisa Rizos
2018-09-22T17:03:57+0000
I really enjoyed my stay at Prana Casa. You feel comfortable and home right away. The yoga classes are great and Eveline teaches a couple of different styles (yin yoga, yoga nidra, acro yoga at the beach). She also gives you lots of extra information so you’ll also increase your knowledge of yoga. The food was great too and the cat, Misty, is extremely cute 😉read more
Juanita Sesentaisiete
Juanita Sesentaisiete
2018-08-04T08:25:34+0000
Perfect holidays!
Dani Ann-Marie
Dani Ann-Marie
2018-04-28T08:40:50+0000
I didn't know what to expect when I arrived ,but I experienced a very warm welcome to a beautiful retreat that ended up feeling like home. Comforting healthy food in beautiful surroundings, energizing yoga each morning with relaxing Yin at night for a deep sleep 😊 Just a short walk from the ocean this retreat is a complete reset for mind body and soul, I will definitely be back 😊read more
Eefje Van de Ven
Eefje Van de Ven
2018-04-17T07:59:22+0000
Colette Conefrey-Jones
Colette Conefrey-Jones
2018-04-16T16:11:47+0000
I travelled to Prana Casa to experience a simple yoga retreat...yoga, meditation, healthy food with the added bonus of the beach etc but what I actually found was so much more than that! I found Friendship, a sense of belonging, a stillness of mind, a courage to explore myself, inner peace, and a strength I never knew I had...and I don’t just mean physically. The house is homely and Evelyn goes out of her way to make you feel comfortable. The food is prepared with much thought, love and passion, so dining becomes an all-encompassing activity in itself...learning to love what goes inside the body was definitely something I didn’t expect and you most certainly don’t go hungry! Throughout the week, the various Yoga classes, the mediation, the yoga nidra and the mindful walk were all delivered with such passion and knowledge, it left you wanting more...my body craved it when I returned! My favourite activity was our yoga session on the beach...awesome experience! We travelled with no car but it didn’t stop us from exploring during our free time – the local cafes, bar, the rugged coastline, the beaches, the dog shelter, the woodland etc and as our flight home was a late one, we took advantage of the various modes of public transport and stopped off en route in Lagos...a must see town with its cobbled, narrow streets, boats in the harbour and the quaint shops. I will definitely be revisiting...especially as Evelyn has just completed a renovation! I can’t wait to see it!read more
Ivana Jurcikova
Ivana Jurcikova
2018-03-26T08:04:23+0000
Beautiful place, teacher and atmosphere ♡
Claudia Mey
Claudia Mey
2018-03-11T19:29:21+0000
Sharron Ward
Sharron Ward
2017-06-11T19:07:52+0000
I really enjoyed my time with Eve at Prana Casa. I visited in January and it was the perfect kick start to the New Year, a time for nurturing your soul, practising yoga and going on interesting walks around the coast line. A real bonus was the incredibly yummy and healthy food - I can still remember the amazing porridge served up for breakfast. I got the recipe from Eva and have tried it at home - delicious! thanks again Eve and hope to visit again one day. 🙂read more
Cornelia Froidevaux-Wettstein
Cornelia Froidevaux-Wettstein
2017-03-02T23:34:21+0000
Lia Lotta
Lia Lotta
2017-03-01T14:38:01+0000
I joined the YTTC at Prana Casa in October and loved every single day of it. Venky is an exceptionally gifted teacher. Not only he has a great knowledge about the science of Yoga, he is also able to impart this knowledge in a plausible and comprehensible way. Eveline shared her beautiful accomondation and positive vibes with us. We had a great time together at Prana Casa with lots of laughter, yoga and great food! All the loveread more
Andy Soewandi
Andy Soewandi
2017-02-26T14:41:06+0000
Voor lichaam en geest de mooiste plek op aarde
Miranda Prins
Miranda Prins
2017-02-26T14:35:42+0000
Kayla McCormack
Kayla McCormack
2016-11-25T16:34:12+0000
I had an amazing time. Eveline is a great teacher and cook! I went on the retreat that didn't include Surfing lessons but ended up paying for my own with another girl on the retreat. It was a lot of fun and I felt like I had loads of free time to read and enjoy the surroundings. Eveline was always trying to help us understand our own bodies and grow. I highly recommend renting a car or being sure to buddy up with someone else who is. Overall an amazing retreat that I will definitely do again soon!read more
Donna Louise Blake
Donna Louise Blake
2016-11-08T21:24:39+0000
Lizette van Overdijk
Lizette van Overdijk
2016-11-08T11:56:06+0000
Ik heb hier een van de meest fantastische dagen van mijn leven gevierd. Heel speciaal! Ga ik vast en zeker nog eens doen. Een echte aanrader voor mensen die op zoek zijn naar rust en aandacht.read more
Eve VanKampen
Eve VanKampen
2016-11-08T09:56:42+0000
Taya Skorokhodova
Taya Skorokhodova
2016-09-06T17:22:06+0000
Super séjour Yoga-Surf dans la Prana Casa. L'endroit est magnifique et apaisant. Merci beaucoup!
Mia Lagaisse
Mia Lagaisse
2016-08-30T10:02:42+0000
I had a wonderful retreat in Prana Casa. We had a group of 9 fantastic ladies - who were all open to each other. We could completely be ourselves. And we were spoiled with great veggie and organic food and also with very good yoga sessions! So thank you Jenni and Maggie for that as well 🙂 After my return I got the compliment that I had a very shining aura - so it must have been very good 🙂read more
Pauline Vionnet
Pauline Vionnet
2016-07-31T17:49:26+0000
Thank you so much Evelyn, Louise and Magi!! I had an amazing time at Prana Casa last month and highly recommend anyone to stay with you! The yoga was really good, the food so delicious and you are great people to be around, inspiring and fun 🙂 A big thank you, keep going and see you soon ...read more
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