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LIVE THE BELLA VITA IN COSTA RICA RETREAT

When: January 17-22, 2015

Because it’s time for you to experience the Beautiful Life Through Yoga.   Because you deserve a {beautiful, tropical} break from your busy life. Because Costa Rica has been on your “must see” list for years. Because Bella Vita Yoga retreats are all about community, connection + having a fabulous time. Because the food +

Because it’s time for you to experience the Beautiful Life Through Yoga.

 

Because you deserve a {beautiful, tropical} break from your busy life. Because Costa Rica has been on your “must see” list for years. Because Bella Vita Yoga retreats are all about community, connection + having a fabulous time. Because the food + location are incredible.

 

Your Instructor

 

Meet Carrie:

“Hi! I’m Carrie, co-director of Bella Vita Yoga’s Teacher Trainings and Retreats. We are so pleased that you are interested in sharing in our heart-centered mission!

 

My yoga education includes 200 and 500 hour certification through Wilmington Yoga Center, current participation in 500 hour training through Asheville Yoga Center, and full Thai Yoga Therapy Practitioner certification through deonThai School of Thai Yoga Therapy.

 

I love teaching creatively flowing vinyasa and yin/deep stretch classes that integrate breath awareness and mindfulness into practices that both challenge and support my students. I also adore working one-on-one with Thai Therapy and private yoga clients to address individual needs and goals. Through the evolution of Bella Vita Yoga, Jillian and I have had the immense pleasure and honor of hosting yoga retreats emphasizing joy, connection, and living the Beautiful Life through Yoga, as well as designing an abundant 200-hour Teacher Training program saturated with our love and desire to empower teachers to teach and live yoga in a way that celebrates the Bella Vita!”

 

 

Meet Jillian:

“Hi! I’m Jillian! co-director of Bella Vita Yoga’s Teacher Trainings and Retreats. Bella Vita Yoga is meant to be an opportunity to spread your wings and fly.

 

My yoga education includes a 200 hour Certification from Asheville Yoga Center with Stephanie Keach and a Yoga Warriors International Certification for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in War Veterans from Lucy Cimini of Central Mass Yoga and Wellness.

 

My love of teaching yoga is something that I want to share with you! I find I am most “at home” when teaching Vinyasa Flow with a creative, organic and heart centered approach as well as Gentle Yoga, where we can focus on the “whole body”s” system from the ground-up, inside-out.
We look forward to sharing the gift of yoga with you and those joining you on this beautiful life-journey!

 

 

“I truly enjoyed this experience. From the moment I arrived you both made sure everything was just right. I like that there were no expectations of us. We could do whatever we wanted. The relaxed approach was exactly what I needed. Every yoga class was so beautiful. There was such positive energy. I didn’t stop smiling the entire time. It truly was magical to be together with so many people that have a passion for yoga. I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to share this experience with both of you!!! Thank you again for making this happen!!!!”

 

~ Haley

“Thank you for the retreat. You did a beautiful job planning and executing to make it a truly enjoyable and transcendent experience. What special memories and friendships to cherish!”

 

Sheri

 

“Thank you for planning this fabulous trip! I appreciate all of your hard work and thoughtful planning! I will always look back on this trip as being filled with happy memories. It has me left me feeling refreshed and strong!”

 

Molly

YOUR COSTA RICA RETREAT INCLUDES:
  • serene accommodations, about a minute from the beach! {saunter out of bed, right to the ocean!}
  • 4 sumptuous farm-to-table meals each day {check out a sample daily menu…warning- may make your mouth water!}
  • 2 heartfelt daily yoga/meditation/journaling classes each day, led by Jillian + Carrie {yoga + props included- no need to pack!}
  • transportation to + from the airport on arrival + departure dates {all you have to do is fly in…then we’ll be wisked away to paradise!}
  • zip-line tour through the jungle {because it’s Costa Rica!}
  • tour + tasting at a local cacao plantation {because…chocolate!}
  • as much beauty, basking, swimming, walking + relaxing as you can possibly take in!

 

How to Register

If this retreat speaks to you, please register here. click here.

 

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TWISTER WELLNESS YOGA RETREAT

When: January 24 - 31, 2015

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COSTA RICA YOGA VACATION RETREAT with Susan Smith

When: January 31 - February 7, 2015

Susan Smith, Master Yoga Instructor, spiritual guide and author of the “Power of Yoga,” leads this fun-filled yoga vacation retreat.   The best Costa Rica yoga vacation retreat ever! Transformative, fun, fabulous and restorative are just a few words that attempt to describe One-Yoga’s vacation retreat. Please join us for the trip of a lifetime.

Susan Smith, Master Yoga Instructor, spiritual guide and author of the “Power of Yoga,” leads this fun-filled yoga vacation retreat.

 

The best Costa Rica yoga vacation retreat ever! Transformative, fun, fabulous and restorative are just a few words that attempt to describe One-Yoga’s vacation retreat. Please join us for the trip of a lifetime. The community and beauty is inspiring and profoundly peaceful. Located on one of the most beautiful secluded jungle beaches in Costa Rica, Blue Osa Yoga Sanctuary & Spa offers its guests nourishment, tranquility, personalized, attentive service and loads of fun. Treat yourself to a long-deserved getaway. Practice, play, live, breathe and let go…

 

This exclusive yoga retreat includes:

 

• 7-nights / 8 days of eco ocean-front accommodations
• Miles of open sandy beaches to walk, run, surf, swim and lounge
• Scrumptious fresh farm-to-table cuisine prepared by Blue Osa’s master chefs (vegan, vegetarian and fish menus). The food alone is worth the trip!
• Daily instructional yoga practices, both dynamic and restorative (appropriate for all levels)
• Daily meditation, Satsanga (group discussion) and interactive workshop sessions
• Evening social activities and fellowship
• Airport transfer to and from Puerto Jimenez airport to Blue Osa Spa (arrival and departure Saturdays).
• Matapalo Half Day Hiking Excursion: walk through the cozy burg of Matapalo experiencing the lush rainforest, wildlife and a beautiful waterfall.

 

Price:

Single Standard: $2,199 (a private room with shared bath)
Double Deluxe: $1,899 (2 per room with private bath)
Triple Standard: $1,699 (3 per room with shared bath)
If traveling alone, roommates will be assigned. Best friends are made when least expected.

 

Flights, extra spa treatments, applicable taxes and specialized eco-adventures are not included in the retreat registration fee.

 

How to Register?

Bring peace and meaning back into your life. Don’t wait! Click here to register now.

 

 

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blue osa presents YOGA RETREAT WITH GENNY KAPULER

When: February 7 - 14, 2015

Come to Blue Osa for a week of bliss, rejuvenation and in depth quality yoga instruction with Iyengar Teacher Genny Kapuler.   Genny Kapuler has studied yoga since 1976 and has been teaching since 1980. She has studied three times in India with the Iyengar family. Her primary teacher was Mary Dunn.   Before the

YOGA RETREAT WITH JENNY GUZON BAE

YOGA RETREAT WITH JENNY GUZON BAE

When: February 14 - 21, 2015

Join Chicago yoga instructors Jenny Guzon-Bae and Andrew Gurvey of Yoga Within You Retreats for 8 days and 7 nights in one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful and secluded eco-friendly resort spas, the Blue Osa Yoga Retreat and Spa in Playa Tamales, Costa Rica.   Blue Osa Yoga Retreat and Spa is the perfect beachfront

Join Chicago yoga instructors Jenny Guzon-Bae and Andrew Gurvey of Yoga Within You Retreats for 8 days and 7 nights in one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful and secluded eco-friendly resort spas, the Blue Osa Yoga Retreat and Spa in Playa Tamales, Costa Rica.

 

Blue Osa Yoga Retreat and Spa is the perfect beachfront location to rejuvenate yourself with twice daily yoga classes in a beautiful ocean view yoga studio amidst the tropical warmth and vibrancy of this off-the-grid sanctuary.

 

Don’t worry, there will be plenty of time of reflection, relaxation and spiritual renewal. Blue Osa also has its own on-site spa for massages and salt/sugar scrubs.

 

Seeking adventure? Explore the beauty and magic of the Osa Peninsula. Pick from kayaking in the mangroves, repelling waterfalls, visiting an animal sanctuary or surfing/standup paddleboarding. Join the yoga retreat with Jenny Guzon Bae.

 

About Jenny Guzon-Bae

A dedicated yogi since 2000, Jenny’s desire as an instructor is to provide a vigorous yet calming yoga practice, pairing the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga to her students. Her goal with each class is for students to leave feeling uplifted, inspired, light, strong and peaceful so that they may learn to live their yoga beyond the mat. Jenny’s yoga practice has brought many positive changes to her life and is honored to teach yoga so that others can use the body to reach their heart and mind.

 

Visit www.yogawithinyou.com for retreat details.”

 

 

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SERVING FROM A CUP OVERFLOWING YOGA RETREAT

When: February 21 - 28, 2014

A deeply nourishing service retreat in Costa Rica with Karina Ayn Mirsky.   Take a sacred sabbatical from your busy life and the cold winter weather. Join Karina Ayn Mirsky on the Pacific shore of the lush Costa Rican Rainforest. This retreat offers an opportunity to restore your vital energy, revitalize your life, and reach

A deeply nourishing service retreat in Costa Rica with Karina Ayn Mirsky.

 

Take a sacred sabbatical from your busy life and the cold winter weather. Join Karina Ayn Mirsky on the Pacific shore of the lush Costa Rican Rainforest. This retreat offers an opportunity to restore your vital energy, revitalize your life, and reach into and out from your Heart.

 

Your Instructor

Karina Ayn Mirsky MA, ERYT, is a widely sought after senior ParaYoga teacher and trainer, a faculty member of the Himalayan Institute, and an educator at YogaInternational.com. Karina brings 17 years of teaching experience to her understanding about service to others and to ourselves.

 

The focus of this retreat stems from the Tantric view that the human body and mind is like a vessel; a container for “prana” or vital life force energy. When we serve others but don’t replenish our own internal resources, we can become depleted and susceptible to ill health.

 


When we regularly fill and refill our energetic vessel, we can joyFULLY and healthFULLY serve the world from “a cup overflowing.”
– Karina Mirsky

 

YOUR COSTA RICA RETREAT INCLUDES:
  • 7-nights and 8 days at the eco-friendly Blue Osa
  • Exclusive access to their gorgeous teak yoga deck with sea views
  • Chemical-free pool
  • 3 Farm-to-table fresh meals per day
  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • An evening program each day
  • Access to miles of a secluded jungle beach
  • Easy access to Corcovado national rainforest
  • Access to the Blue Osa Eco-Spa
  • Airport transfer from Puerto Jimenez airport to Blue Osa
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Coffee and Teas
  • Use of the chemical-free pool

 

What’s Not included: Air-fares, Spa Treatments, Tours, Gratuities, Incidentals, Bar Drinks.

 

Prices:

Price start at $1695

 

Ready to book your retreat?

Contact: True Nature Education

 

 

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SAT NAM YOGA RETREAT WITH KERRY SMITH

When: February 28 - March 7, 2015

Join us on this playful empowering journey into your higher self.   Through the flow of Hatha, Kundalini, and Meditation this yoga retreat is designed to help one remember their true self, their Sat Nam. The Sanskrit mantra, Sat Nam, refers to the radiant pure essence that is the unique, incorruptible, pure heart of every

Join us on this playful empowering journey into your higher self.

 

Through the flow of Hatha, Kundalini, and Meditation this yoga retreat is designed to help one remember their true self, their Sat Nam. The Sanskrit mantra, Sat Nam, refers to the radiant pure essence that is the unique, incorruptible, pure heart of every soul. The circumstances of daily life often cause us to forget our True Self, leaving us confused, anxious, depressed, tired and/or physically compromised.

 

Your Instructor:

Kerry Smith is a Naturopathic Healer as well as the owner and founder of Healing Earth Studio that is nestled in Pennsylvania’s rolling countryside. Her yoga is an adventurous, intuitive, musical flow that constantly adjusts to meet her student’s needs. Her personal journey with autoimmune disease has led her to rigorously study wellness from many traditions and transform her own experiences into compassionate, inspiring, and effective healing for all who work with her. Her knowledge of Ayurveda, Herbs, Indigenous Cultures, and Spirituality is vast, and just being in her presence is often enough to begin the process of bringing oneself into balance.

 

What’s Included in your Costa Rica Yoga Retreat:
  • 7-nights and 8 days at the eco-friendly Blue Osa
  • Exclusive access to their gorgeous teak yoga deck with sea views
  • Chemical-free pool
  • 4 Farm-to-table fresh meals per day
  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • Access to miles of a secluded jungle beach
  • Easy access to Corcovado national rainforest
  • Access to the Blue Osa Eco-Spa
  • Airport transfer from Puerto Jimenez airport to Blue Osa
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Coffee and Teas

 

What is not Included:
• Flights and Shuttle Services
• Professional Spa Treatments
• Yoga Mat Rentals
• Gratuities
• Eco-adventures – For an additional cost, chose from an array of safely guided activities such as: Kayaking, Rappelling, Hiking, Whale Watching, Chocolate Tours, Massive Tree Climbs, Wild Life Preserve Tours, Birding Tours and more.

 

Price:

Double Occupancy – $1710 / person
Triple Occupancy – $1610 / person

 

How to Register for this Yoga Retreat:

This yoga retreat is open to: all levels of yoga/fitness, couples, friends and solo travelers; we are happy to arrange a roommate for you.

 

The space at Blue Osa is limited so it is difficult to accommodate single room occupancy. However, you are welcome to put in a request for a single, and we will see if we can fulfill your request closer to the time of the retreat for an additional cost.

 

Contact us at: www.healingearthstudio.com

 

 

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JUNGLE PRANA YOGA RETREAT

When: March 7 - 14, 2015

Join Beth James and Cinda Lark for a yoga retreat to the beautiful Blue Osa in Costa Rica! Disconnect from the busyness of your life in the concrete jungle and reconnect to your true nature in the jungles of paradise on this yoga retreat!   We are thrilled to offer this ocean side yoga retreat

Join Beth James and Cinda Lark for a yoga retreat to the beautiful Blue Osa in Costa Rica! Disconnect from the busyness of your life in the concrete jungle and reconnect to your true nature in the jungles of paradise on this yoga retreat!

 

We are thrilled to offer this ocean side yoga retreat surrounded by jungle to all that would like to come – immerse yourself in the natural beauty this place has to offer.

 

About Your Instructors

Beth James has been in love with the practice & philosophy of yoga for
over a decade. Without sounding cliche, Beth will wholeheartedly tell you that
yoga has changed her life.

 

Seeking to share in her passion and joy for the practice Beth has been spreading
kindness as a teacher for over 8 years.

 

Having studied astanga, vinyasa and hatha yoga; Beth incorporates a beautiful balance of effort and ease into each one of her classes. Whether in a slow and soothing yin or a sweaty intense vinyasa, students can count on creative intuitive flows, soulful music as well as yogi philosophy mixed with personal insight and FUN!

 

~~ When not practicing on the mat Beth can be found doing almost anything outdoors in nature, sharing vegan delights in the kitchen, and loving life with her family yogi musician partner, Jojo the husky and their newest yogini to the family daughter Aura Lavender.

 

Cinda Lark, E-RYT was former gymnast and dancer. However vinyasa yoga first challenged her with the physicality of the practice. She felt immediately at home on the four corners of her mat and soon realized there was much more to this practice, that the entire world was her yoga mat! Mindfully, things began to fall into place. Entering teacher training almost immediately upon finding yoga, she soon found so much more through this ancient philosophy. Teaching at several studios and a variety of classes including Vinyasa, Hatha, Ashtanga, Yin, as well as hybrid classes like Yoga with Weights and VinKick gave her the solid foundation to open her own studio.

 

Opening Breathe Yoga Studio in 2012 was a natural extension of her desire to share her passion of yoga in a way that she could make accessible to everybody. There are Power Vinyasas on her schedule as well as Gentle MettaYoga classes for people with special needs. Breathe is also a Registered Yoga School through Yoga Alliance. Helping people find a balance of ease and effort not only on their mat but in their lives. Cinda specializes in inversions and arm balances. They are cued in almost all of her classes to some degree. Cinda is also a Graphic Designer and Photographer. She is a mom to two beautiful children and hopes to eventually train them to teach yoga as well. She will tell you that being a mom and teaching yoga are the two most rewarding jobs and she is grateful to have been graced with the ability to do both.

 

Price:

$1,350 Early Bird Discount
(paid by October 21)
$1,650 Regular
$500 non-refundable deposit due by May 19, 2014 holds your spot
Double Occupancy Rooms,
(other options available upon request)

 

What’s Included in your yoga retreat:
  • 7-nights and 8 days at the eco-friendly Blue Osa
  • Exclusive access to their gorgeous teak yoga deck with sea views
  • Chemical-free pool
  • 4 Farm-to-table fresh meals per day
  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • Access to miles of a secluded jungle beach
  • Easy access to Corcovado national rainforest
  • Access to the Blue Osa Eco-Spa
  • Airport transfer from Puerto Jimenez airport to Blue Osa
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Coffee and Teas

 

Not included:
Air Fare, Gratuities, SUP Yoga,
Spa Treatments, Tours, Aquatic
Rentals, Incidentals, Bar Drinks.

 

How to make Reserve Your Space for this Yoga Retreat

Please contact Cinda to reserve your space for the Jungle Prana Retreat! cinda@breatheyoga-mi.com

 

 

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YOGA RETREAT WITH SARAH EZRIN

When: March 14 - 21, 2015

We all have an innate brightness, but sometimes the stresses of day-to-day life can dim that light. Yoga retreats are the perfect setting to recharge your inner battery. Twice daily yoga in an idyllic backdrop will leave you feeling light and replenished. We will start with strong vinyasa flow classes in the morning and evenings

We all have an innate brightness, but sometimes the stresses of day-to-day life can dim that light. Yoga retreats are the perfect setting to recharge your inner battery. Twice daily yoga in an idyllic backdrop will leave you feeling light and replenished. We will start with strong vinyasa flow classes in the morning and evenings will alternate between workshop style and restorative practices.

 

What I love about Costa Rica as a retreat destination is the “choose your own adventure” aspect. You can spend your days at the beach unwinding in the sand and surfing the waves. Or the adventurers in the group will journey into the jungles to zip-line through the treetops, mountain bike, and hike. You could even do it all! This yoga retreat will be exactly whatever you need it to be.

 

So get ready to practice lots of great yoga, eat delicious farm-to-table cuisine, make life-long friends, and laugh until you feel like you’ve done 100 navasanas. The Costa Ricans are infamous for the saying ‘pura vida’ which means ‘pure life’. Your ‘pura vida’ energy will be radiating brightly after this restorative and fun-filled retreat!”

 

What’s Included in your Yoga Retreat:
  • 7-nights and 8 days at the eco-friendly Blue Osa
  • Exclusive access to their gorgeous teak yoga deck with sea views
  • Chemical-free pool
  • 4 Farm-to-table fresh meals per day
  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • Access to miles of a secluded jungle beach
  • Easy access to Corcovado national rainforest
  • Access to the Blue Osa Eco-Spa
  • Airport transfer from Puerto Jimenez airport to Blue Osa
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Coffee and Teas
  • Jungle Safari Adventure Hike

 

Price for this Yoga Retreat:

Triple Room: $1669 per person
Double Occupancy: $1825 per person
Single Occupancy: $2469

 

Please click here to register with the Travel Yogi.

 

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PEACE IN PARADISE YOGA RETREAT

When: MARCH 21-28, 2015

Connect to the Silence Within   Something transformative happens within the mind when you practice yoga twice daily, eat wholesome, organic meals prepared with love, and spend a week in one of the most biologically diverse places on earth … it’s called inner peace, and it’s our birthright. We just have to be reminded sometimes

Connect to the Silence Within

 

Something transformative happens within the mind when you practice yoga twice daily, eat wholesome, organic meals prepared with love, and spend a week in one of the most biologically diverse places on earth … it’s called inner peace, and it’s our birthright. We just have to be reminded sometimes . . .

 

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Golfo Dulce, the Osa Peninsula is home to more than half of Costa Rica’s biosphere. Monkeys swing through ancient trees. Dolphin and whales dot the glassy Gulf coast. The richness of Coast Rica’s fauna and flora surrounds you in pristine beauty.

 

Activities range from relaxed to adventurous. Ease into your adventure with swimming in the Pacific, a Costa Rican chocolate tour, horseback riding, bird watching, or an Osa Wildlife Sanctuary Tour to watch monkeys and dolphins. Dial-up the intensity with a surf lesson on waves tailor-made for beginners, a rainforest adventure hike, mangrove kayak exploration, Cape Matapalo excursion, zipline tour, guided tree climbing, or even waterfall rappelling.

 

 

“Jodi’s emotional and spiritual intelligence has deepened and expanded my practice. I’ve taken classes from Jodi in Whitefish, Nepal, and Mexico and I can always count on her wisdom, laughter, and inspiration to move me further down my yogic path.”

 

Peggy K

“I have practiced Yoga for many years, though have never appreciated a teacher quite as much as I do Jodi. She is highly skilled at teaching mixed level groups and somehow makes everyone feel as if they are receiving a private session. She is a gifted communicator, has a deep understanding of asana and yoga philosophy, and a terrific sense of humor. More than any of that, she has a kind heart and a keen intuition. I’d follow her anywhere on a yoga retreat.”

 

J. Foster

 

What’s Included in your Yoga Retreat:
  • 7-nights and 8 days at the eco-friendly Blue Osa Eco-Resort
  • Exclusive access to their gorgeous teak yoga deck with sea views
  • Chemical-free pool
  • 4 Farm-to-table fresh meals per day
  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • Access to miles of a secluded jungle beach
  • Easy access to Corcovado national rainforest
  • Access to the Blue Osa Eco-Spa
  • Airport transfer from Puerto Jimenez airport to Blue Osa
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Coffee and Teas

 

Prices for this Yoga Retreat:

Price start at $1995

 

Ready to book your retreat?

Contact: www.LatitudesAdventure.com/ShantiYogaMontana

 

For more information about Jodi or to contact her directly:http://shantiyogamontana.com

 

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COSTA RICAN SPRING RENEWAL YOGA RETREAT FOR WOMEN

When: March 28 to April 4, 2015

To everything there is a season and a rhythm. The sun rises and sets, the earth turns on its axis. Days grow short and then long again. The heart beats and beats and beats–opening and closing with the circumstances of life and our reactions to them.   During this yoga retreat, designed exclusively for women,

To everything there is a season and a rhythm. The sun rises and sets, the earth turns on its axis. Days grow short and then long again. The heart beats and beats and beats–opening and closing with the circumstances of life and our reactions to them.

 

During this yoga retreat, designed exclusively for women, we’ll focus on the chakras, wheels of energy that connect us to the wisdom of the physical body. Chakra energy radiates from every cell, fluidly interacting with and influencing our thoughts, moods, health and bodily functions. Through daily living, these doorways of consciousness often become congested, which restricts our sense of well-being and makes us forget who we truly are.

 

At Blue Osa, ocean breezes, tropical sun and an abundance of prana support the activities of this “working vacation” in which we’ll utilize the techniques of Hatha and Kundalini Yoga to breathe, empty, attune and transform.

 

Healthy, farm-to-table meals, plenty of time for R & R, state-of the-art spa services and an eco-adventure further help us come home to ourselves. All levels. No prior yoga experience needed for this yoga retreat.

 

About the Teacher

Nancy McCaochan, MA, E-RYT 500, and KRI certified Kundalini Teacher, has been facilitat- ing personal transformation since 1980. A skilled and engaging presenter, she’s led groups to Peru, presented in Denmark and Norway, and assists with Teacher Training courses in metro-Detroit and in Windsor, Canada. Nancy is the author of Yoga at the Wall (2008).

 

What’s Included in the Costa Rican Spring Renewal Yoga Retreat for Women
  • 7-nights of eco-friendly accommodations at a premier Costa Rican Eco Resort
  • Miles of secluded jungle beach front along which to walk, run, surf or swim
  • 3 farm-to-table meals and 1 snack daily (vegan, vegetarian and fish menus)
  • Daily yoga and meditation
  • Workshop sessions and group discussions
  • Matapalo Half Day Hike (through lush rainforest to view wildlife and a beautiful waterfall)
  • Chakra Balancing Blue Osa Massage
  • Optional pre-dawn Kundalini Sadhana
  • Open-air yoga studio
  • Chemical free lap pool
  • Wi-fi
  • Airport transfer from Puerto Jimenez airport to Blue Osa and return

 

Yoga Retreat Price

Price:
$1695 triple occupancy
$1795 double occupancy
$2395 single occupancy

 

How to Register for this yoga retreat

Please click here to learn more and register for this Yoga Retreat for women with Nancy McCaochan.

 

 

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Jenna Olsthoorn

IN SACRED CELEBRATION

When: April 5 - 11, 2015

An opportunity to be richly nourished in all ways. This humble and healthy week takes place with a group of new friends on Playa Tamales and the vibrant jungles of southern Costa rica.   Join Jenna Olsthoorn, Canadian Yoga Teacher and RMT In Sacred Celebration of You. Rise up with the sun for morning meditation,

An opportunity to be richly nourished in all ways. This humble and healthy week takes place with a group of new friends on Playa Tamales and the vibrant jungles of southern Costa rica.

 

Join Jenna Olsthoorn, Canadian Yoga Teacher and RMT In Sacred Celebration of You. Rise up with the sun for morning meditation, beach jogs, and expansive yoga classes that will heal your body from the inside out. Learn about your breath, your posture, and your patterns and watch them unravel as we delve deep into mantra, conscious breathing techniques, and Optimal Living Workshops. Offer your hands and services to Osa Conservation and help out with seasonal baby sea turtle release programs. In Sacred Celebration, under the bright sun and in the beautiful surf, we become our selves again, together.

 

YOUR COSTA RICA RETREAT INCLUDES:
  • Daily heart expanding and uplifting yoga classes with Jenna
  • Daily guided meditations and mantras
  • Six nights at the eco-friendly and serene Blue Osa Eco-Resort and Spa
  • 3 farm-to table-meals a day
  • Transportation to and from Puerto Jimenez airport
  • Free wifi
  • Coffee / Tea
  • Chemical-free pool
  • Miles of open sandy beaches to walk, run, surf, swim and lounge
  • Eco-spa with an extensive array of services, including rainforest botanicals, massage and acupuncture
  • Add-on eco-tours, zip-line, waterfall rappel, kayak, hiking and more
  • Add-on surfing lessons in the wonderful 85 degrees water of Pan Dulce beach. The wave is a perfect right point break for beginners and it is a forgiving one makes learning fun without any hazards.

 

The Price

$1450 USD
 

How to Register

Visit www.liveinawesome.com or email jenna.olsthoorn@gmail.com

 

“Everything was just amazing. You’re really amazing at what you do… Keep up the Awesome work so there’s more opportunities for more awesome retreats. Thanks for an amazing and very special experience. I feel very lucky to have been able to spend the week with you and all the other participants.” -Previous Guest, 2014

 

 

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TRIGO YOGA RETREAT ESCAPE 2015

When: April 19 - 25, 2015

Live Your Dreams   Retreat starts after dinner on Sunday, April 19 and ends with final gathering on Friday evening, April 24.   What to Expect?   Come play with Rose Shattell and Mary McManigle at the Blue Osa Retreat on the beach in Costa Rica.  Discover the deep and vibrant nature of your personal

Live Your Dreams

 

Retreat starts after dinner on Sunday, April 19 and ends with final gathering on Friday evening, April 24.

 

What to Expect?

 

Come play with Rose Shattell and Mary McManigle at the Blue Osa Retreat on the beach in Costa Rica.  Discover the deep and vibrant nature of your personal yoga practice in a luscious jungle setting.  Experience farm to table meals, daily yoga practice, meditation and thoughtful group activities with ample free time to read, chill, explore the surrounding area, head to the spa or hop on a surfboard.  You will leave feeling rested, refreshed and inspired.

 

Price

$1695 for six nights

$1495 early bird pricing if paid in full by December 10th

$595 single room extra charge

 

$400 deposit before December 10 holds your space.  Pay $1595 in bull by December 10 to get early bird pricing.  Balance due by February 15.

 

 

What’s Included:
  • 6-nights and 7 days at the eco-friendly Blue Osa Eco-Resort
  • Exclusive access to their gorgeous teak yoga deck with sea views
  • Chemical-free pool
  • 4 Farm-to-table fresh meals per day
  • Morning and Evening Yoga Practice
  • One Costa Rican adventure exploring the mangroves in a kayak
  • Access to miles of a secluded jungle beach
  • Easy access to Corcovado national rainforest
  • Access to the Blue Osa Eco-Spa
  • Airport transfer from Puerto Jimenez airport to Blue Osa
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Coffee and Teas

Add ons include:

Eco-spa with an extensive array of services, including rainforest botanicals, massage and acupuncture.

 

Eco-tours, zip-line, waterfall rappel, kayak, hiking and more

 

Surfing lessons in the wonderful 85 degrees water of Pan Dulce beach.

 

How to register.

Click here to register at www.YogaTrigo.com

 

 

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PURA VIDA IN PARADISE WITH SUNSPARKYOGA

When: April 25 - May 1, 2015

¡Pura Vida in Paradise! Yoga Retreat w/SunSpark Yoga   SunSpark Yoga is all about community and we want to share our love for Yoga, Travel, Great Food, Nature, and our Spark for Life with YOU!   Join Stacey and Ernie Schuerman, Simon Karta Ballard and 20 of your SunSpark Yoga peeps at Blue Osa Yoga

¡Pura Vida in Paradise! Yoga Retreat w/SunSpark Yoga

 

SunSpark Yoga is all about community and we want to share our love for Yoga, Travel, Great Food, Nature, and our Spark for Life with YOU!

 

Join Stacey and Ernie Schuerman, Simon Karta Ballard and 20 of your SunSpark Yoga peeps at Blue Osa Yoga Eco-Retreat and Spa, located on the Beautiful, Wild and Remote Osa Peninsula.
Rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit with daily morning Pranayama/Meditation sessions and twice daily All Levels Yoga classes taught by Stacey and Simon, alternating between Hatha Flow, Gentle Yoga Stretch, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra Meditation & Sound Healing.

 

Practice mindfulness in every aspect of life. Embrace the present moment. Live in harmony with the rhythms of nature, rise with the sun, eat from the land, savor the beauty of natural surroundings, enjoy time with family and friends, and find quiet moments to appreciate stillness within yourself. This is ¡Pura Vida! or the pure life.

 

YOUR COSTA RICA RETREAT INCLUDES:
  • 6 Nights & 7 Days at the Luxurious & Serene Blue Osa Eco-Resort, located in Playa Tamales, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
  • Twice Daily All Levels Yoga classes taught by Stacey Schuerman and Simon Karta Ballard in the Ocean-View Yoga Shala or on the Beach, alternating between Hatha Flow, Gentle Yoga Stretch, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra Meditation, Sound Healing and Pranayama
  • Four Farm to Table Fresh Meals per day prepared by Blue Osa’s master chefs, including an early light breakfast, brunch, afternoon snack and dinner.
  • Access to Miles of Secluded Jungle Beaches
  • Chemical-free Pool
  • Ground transportation shuttle service from Puerto Jimenez Airport to Blue Osa and Blue Osa to Puerto Jimenez on scheduled arrival and departure days only. $20 each way if arriving and departing on non-scheduled days.
  • 13% Costa Rica Room Tax
  • Standard Gratuities for Blue Osa Staff – Participants are more than welcome to provide additional gratuities for Blue Osa staff members that have gone above and beyond.
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Coffee and Teas

 

The Price

• $1495 per person Triple Occupancy if paid in full by 12/15/2014 or $1595 per person if paid after 12/15/2014.
• $1695 per person Double Occupancy if paid in full by 12/15/2014 or $1795 per person if paid after 12/15/2014.

 

$500 Non-Refundable Deposit (check or cash preferred) per person will secure space with signed Trip Participant Agreement on a first come basis with the balance due on February 13th, 2015 or sooner.

 

How to Register:

Register online at http://www.sunsparkyoga.com/Retreats.html. For questions or more information, email Stacey and Ernie at info@sunsparkyoga.com. Please download a copy of the Trip Participant Agreement and return signed copy to us via email scan to info@sunsparkyoga.com. (http://www.sunsparkyoga.com/uploads/SSY_April_2015_CostaRicaRetreat_Trip_Agreement.pdf)

Find out more about your SunSpark Yoga Retreat Teachers & Leaders: http://www.sunsparkyoga.com/Instructors_D7ZN.html

 

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PATHWAYS INSTITUTE MYSTERY SCHOOL

When: May 2 - 9, 2014

Pathways Mystery School Year Two The Pathways Institute Mystery School is a four-year curriculum for those ready to undertake an initiatory path of spiritual awakening. This journey responds to the highest call to consciousness – to enter life fully with devotion and unconditional love. Our studies draw from both current and ancient traditions, empowering us to

Pathways Mystery School

Year Two

The Pathways Institute Mystery School is a four-year curriculum for those ready to undertake an initiatory path of spiritual awakening. This journey responds to the highest call to consciousness – to enter life fully with devotion and unconditional love. Our studies draw from both current and ancient traditions, empowering us to live ordinary lives in extraordinary ways. The curriculum blends personal exploration with conceptual study, increasing your energetic, intuitive and healing abilities. Workshop modules are highly experiential. Home modules include mix one of modalities, which may include: journaling, authentic movement, peer coaching, exercises, reading, service projects, voice mastery, or other assignments.

Prerequisites: Initiating the Heart plus one of the following: Reclaiming the Shadow, Awakening the Seer

Year Two: Joy, Love and Ecstasy –  Deepens our connection to self and spirit through channeling and receiving joy and love.

Module One – Personal Depth Work: Self Love – Facilitates deep personal healing leading to a deeply loving relationship to one’s self and others.

Module Two – Joy and Ecstasy: The Love of Being Alive – Experience that joy and ecstasy are available to us all the time as we practice entering the ecstatic and tapping the energies of our deepest love and joy.

Module Three – Prayer, Ritual and Religion: Love of God – Develops a deeper connection to Source and learning how to create and use ritual in our lives at a much broader level.

Schedule:

  • Monthly Group Calls:  Our monthly call will start in late August 2013
  • New England Kick Off Weekend: September 14 – 15, 2013 / Location TBA (Saturday 10am – Sunday 4pm)
  • SF Bay Area Kick Off Weekend: October 5 – 6, 2013 / Location TBA (Saturday 10am – Sunday 4pm)
  • Module One – Residential: January 11 – 18, 2014 / Mountain Home Ranch, Calistoga, CA  (Saturday 1pm – Saturday 1pm)
  • Module Two – Residential: May 3 – 10, 2014 / Blue Osa, Costa Rica (Saturday 6pm – Saturday noon)
  • Module Three – Residential: September 7 – 14, 2014 / Easton Mountain, Albany NY (Sunday 6pm – Sunday noon)

We are pleased to announce that we have not raised the Mystery School tuition!

*Tuition: $2850

Logistics Fees: $2876 Logistics price includes classroom space, materials, field trips etc for all 3 modules. Also included are all meals and lodging at the retreat centers.

Deposit: $750 All monies paid are non-refundable, non-transferrable. All fees must be paid in full by December 15, 2013.

*Extended payment plans may be available in certain cases.

Contact:

Catherine Dolan-Haas
Phone: 860-575-6179
E-mail: catherine@pathwaysinstitute.com

Year Three:  Alchemy

  • Module One – Creating Container
  • Module Two – Prima Materia
  • Module Three – Being The Alchemist

Year Four:  Living Mystery

  • Module One – Body As Temple
  • Module Two – Passion And Purpose
  • Module Three – Embodiment Of The Sacred

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Relax & Revitalize Retreat with Sati and Shelsea

RELAX & REVITALIZE WITH SATI AND SHELSEA

When: May 9 - 14, 2015

Are you ready to relax more than you ever thought possible? Are you looking for a trip of a life time ? Do you want to feel refreshed and revitalized? If you answered “YES!” then this trip is for you!   Sati and Shelsea are ready to help you find your bliss. Get ready for

Are you ready to relax more than you ever thought possible? Are you looking for a trip of a life time ? Do you want to feel refreshed and revitalized? If you answered “YES!” then this trip is for you!

 

Sati and Shelsea are ready to help you find your bliss. Get ready for a transformational experience. They will be offering 2-3 yoga workshops daily. From chakra balancing, transformational breath work, prana building, chanting, journaling, and more! There will be plenty of free time as well, as you can come to all workshops or pick which ones you would like to attend. You may try surfing, go zip lining, hike through the jungle, or go on a chocolate tasting tour. This will be an adventure, and a great time to explore the beauty of nature, and the beauty within.

 

$350 to reserve your spot! This deposit will go towards your retreat fee.

 

SAVE $150! (Pay in full by Dec 1st, 2014) to receive early bird pricing. See prices in Red.

 

What is Included?

  • 5 nights and 6 days of pure bliss
  • 4 Scrumptious Farm-to-Table Meals a Day (Vegan, Vegetarian and Fish menus)
  • 2-3 Optional Daily Yoga Workshops led by Sati/Shelsea (A total of 12 Workshops!)
  • Daily housekeeping services
  • Airport shuttle transfer from Puerto Jiminez to Blue Osa
  • Full use of facilities: Private Beach, Fresh Water Swimming Pool, Yoga Shala, & More
  • Coffee and Teas
  • Free WiFi
  • Costa Rican Hotel Tax of 13%

Sample Schedule

6am Light Breakfast
8am Manifest Your Desires Workshop with Shelsea
10am Brunch

Time to adventure and explore, or lay in a hammock or on the beach, surf, read, hike, do as you please!

2pm Snack
5pm Prana Building Workshop with Sati
6:30pm Dinner
8pm Chanting and Meditation with Shelsea and Sati

 

How to Register?

Please make deposits through AFC Bala Cynwyd Member Services.

 

If you are paying via credit card, you must be present at the time of purchase.

 

If you are unable to come in to reserve your space, you may mail a check payable to AFC Fitness: 601 Righters Ferry Rd, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

 

Please alert Shelsea to confirm open space before sending a check. For questions or concerns please reach out to Shelsea Acoveno: Sacoveno@aquahab.com or 610-664-6464 ext. 1310

 

To learn more about Shelsea: facebook.com/seayoga

 

To learn more about Sati: facebook.com/satiroseyoga

 

We are so excited to have you join us on this journey! Let the adventure begin!

 

 

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FOOD, WINE AND YOGA RETREAT TO SPAIN

When: May 10 - 17, 2015

Blue Osa Journeys brings you a Yoga Retreat in Spain with Yogi Aaron.   1. The Yoga If you have not experienced yoga with Yogi Aaron before, you are in for quite a treat.Yogi Aaron brings passion and adventure to his teaching. Inspired, he guides students to secret and far-flung locales, empowers them to realize

YOGA RETREAT WITH ALYSON AND KYLA

YOGA RETREAT WITH ALYSON AND KYLA

When: May 16 - 23, 2015

Unplug, Unwind, Experience the Pure Life! Join Alyson and Kyla on this tranquil, secluded 7-night beachfront retreat. Enjoy lush accommodations, daily Kundalini and Hatha yoga classes, delectable farm-to-table meals, an evening of ecstatic dance, and plenty of time to rest and rejuvenate, receive spa treatments, and explore the majestic Costa Rican landscape.   Relax, or

Unplug, Unwind, Experience the Pure Life!

Join Alyson and Kyla on this tranquil, secluded 7-night beachfront retreat. Enjoy lush accommodations, daily Kundalini and Hatha yoga classes, delectable farm-to-table meals, an evening of ecstatic dance, and plenty of time to rest and rejuvenate, receive spa treatments, and explore the majestic Costa Rican landscape.

 

Relax, or be Adventurous!

Available adventures include surfing, mangrove kayaking, hiking, waterfall rappelling, horseback riding, bird-watching, snorkeling, hanging out with the dolphins and visiting the nearby national park!

 

Where the rainforest meets the beach, the spectacular beauty and abundance of the Osa Peninsula offers the perfect backdrop for our transformational journey.

 

Price:

Triple Occupancy Room / private bath: $1695 per person
Double Occupancy Room / private bath: $1895 per person
Single Occupancy Room – please enquiry for availability

 

Register early and save $200!

 

How to Register

Please click here for more information and to register.
www.oneyogacollective.com/#!osa-peninsula-costa-rica-may-16-23/crow

 

 

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THE COSTA RICA YOGA RETREAT FOR MEN

When: May 23 - 29, 2015

  Join John Cottrell and Yogi Aaron for a week of meditation, yoga, massage, and some of the best food you will ever eat!   When? May 23 to 29, 2015   “Connect To Self. Connect To Others. Connect to All Things” is the theme for this early 2015 summer men’s yoga retreat. It’s an

Costa Rica Yoga Retreat David Corder

COSTA RICA YOGA RETREAT

When:  May 30 - June 6, 2015

Connecting Outside for a Deeper Inside.   Join David Corder for an adventure of a lifetime! Become one with nature, and in exchange, nature will drop you deeper into yourself, so you can become one with you! Take a journey into the depths of your soul. There you will find the purity of your heart,

Connecting Outside for a Deeper Inside.

 

Join David Corder for an adventure of a lifetime! Become one with nature, and in exchange, nature will drop you deeper into yourself, so you can become one with you! Take a journey into the depths of your soul. There you will find the purity of your heart, reawaken your senses and learn what it feels like to be truly present in your everyday life. Come expecting new experiences, giant adventures, and transformative moments.

 

All of this will be accomplished through putting yourself in a completely different, and beautiful, environment.

 

Surrounded by beauty and wildlife, you will become one with nature during this Costa Rica Yoga Retreat. Eating fresh nutritious foods, that not only feed you physically but mentally and spiritually, you will find energy that you may have never felt before. Through our daily Yoga practice you will connect to your body in ways that make you feel young again, even if you have never done Yoga before!

 

When you return home you will understand that this life is one giant playground and you are meant to enjoy it to the fullest. Don’t be surprised if people see the new spark in your eyes and ask you what you have been doing. Just know that you will have learned the secret to finding true joy in your life.

 

What your Costa Rica Yoga Retreat Includes:

  • Daily Yoga Sessions with David Corder
  • 7-nights and 8 days at the beautiful Blue Osa Eco-Friendly accommodations
  • Exclusive access to their gorgeous teak yoga deck with sea views
  • Chemical-free pool
  • 3 Farm-to-table fresh meals per day Plus a daily snack
  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • Access to miles of a secluded jungle beach
  • Access to the Blue Osa Eco-Spa (cost per chosen Spa Treatment)
  • Airport transfer from Puerto Jimenez airport to Blue Osa
  • Please email your flight details to and from Puerto Jimenez
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Coffee and Teas
  • Taxes

 

What’s Not Included? Applicable taxes, incidentals, items from the Blue Osa store, evening cocktails, gratuities, flights, massages, and specialized excursions and adventures.

 

Price:

$1295 per person, double occupancy

A $250.00 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your place.
If paid for before January 1, 2015 you will get a $300.00 discount for a total of $995.00 for the retreat.

 

Please click here to register!

 

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Yoga Teacher Training The Travel Yogi

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

When: June 19 - July 18, 2015

Join Mukti Yoga School and The Travel Yogi community on a sought after teacher training and current teacher continuing education credit. This immersion training will bring you the education and certification needed to begin your yoga career along with a new crew of yoga besties.   Mukti foundation training is a comprehensive course which prepares

Join Mukti Yoga School and The Travel Yogi community on a sought after teacher training and current teacher continuing education credit. This immersion training will bring you the education and certification needed to begin your yoga career along with a new crew of yoga besties.

 

Mukti foundation training is a comprehensive course which prepares the trainee to start teaching from the moment the training is complete. The course deeply explores the benefits, key points of alignment, contraindications and counterposes for over 100 asanas. The course covers anatomy and physiology, adjustments of poses, safe sequencing, history and philosophy, yogic lifestyle, ayruveda and finding one’s voice as a teacher. This 200- hour training is YA approved.

 

Mukti Graduate training delves deeply into the yoga sutras, dieties and the subtle energies of yoga. The yoga lab portion of the training is dedicated to breaking down advanced poses. The second portion of the graduate training is focused on refining teaching skills and adjustments of peak poses. Exploration of teaching pranayama and meditation will also be included in the second week of training.

 

Mukti Prenatal training explores the benefits of pre & post natal yoga. In this training, you will learn how to safely and creatively guide women through their pre and postnatal yoga practice, enhancing their birth experience. Learn about the stages of labor and the importance of this information when teaching prenatal yoga. Learn breathing techniques, yoga postures, and meditations that will prepare mothers for delivery. Postnatally, learn how to rebuild the pelvic floor muscles, abdominal strength, relieve sore shoulders, stimulate milk production and restore overall balance in the body. Mommy & Baby yoga will teach creative, fun ways to keep both mom and baby interested and involved in their practice.

 

How to register?

To register for this teacher training and get more information, please click here.

 

 

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PURA VIDA! GET INTO THE FLOW: PAINT, YOGA & SURF RETREAT

When: August 1-6, 2015

This is so much more than a retreat, it’s gonna light your fire   Join Melissa D’Antoni and Yogi Aaron for an authentic, fun and transformational Yoga, Paint, & Surf Retreat.   Get into the Flow of… Pura Vida! The purpose of this retreat is to ignite your life force in a way that allows

This is so much more than a retreat, it’s gonna light your fire

 

Join Melissa D’Antoni and Yogi Aaron for an authentic, fun and transformational Yoga, Paint, & Surf Retreat.

 

Get into the Flow of… Pura Vida! The purpose of this retreat is to ignite your life force in a way that allows you to step into your authentic voice and celebrate the DIVINE flow! Go BIG in Costa Rica, get your paint on, ride that wave, drop into your flow on the mat. Join Erinn for all levels vinyasa and restorative yoga practices, deep dive into transformation and creative self-expression with Melissa in the 24 hour painting studio, sign up for private surf lessons and experience, delicious, Farm-to-Table meals at Blue Osa, a remote beachfront Eco-Resort nestled between the rainforest and the Gulf of Dulce, on the Osa Peninsula one of the most bio-diverse places on the planet.

 

Take your yoga practice to a whole new level of possibility with with daily practices, intuitive painting sessions to express your full self and creative from within, rituals, mediation, group meals, optional surf time and surf lessons, spa time and other activities. Enjoy some chill time alone, lay in a hammock and journal or explore the region in more depth. You will find your own rhythm as well as connect to a soulful and inspiring crew of people from all around the world.

 

Book soon as spots are limited. Open to new and veteran yoga practitioners, no art experience necessary! Beginners Welcome.

 

What’s Included:
  • 6 Days and 5 nights at the luxurious Blue Osa Eco-Resort
  • Access to their gorgeous teak yoga deck with sea views
  • Fire Tree Method Paint Sessions daily with the studio open 24 hours a day.
  • Chemical-free pool
  • 4 Farm-to-table fresh meals per day
  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • Access to miles of a secluded jungle beach
  • Easy access to Corcovado national rainforest
  • Access to the Blue Osa Eco-Spa
  • Airport transfer from Puerto Jimenez airport to Blue Osa
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Coffee and Teas
  • Get into Your Groove Dance Party

 

Price:

$1800 Non-Refundable Deposit $300 to reserve room, balance of $1500 due June 20, 2014
Early Bird Rate – $1620 (Paid in Full by May 31)
Couples Rate: $1600 per person (Paid in Full by May 30)

 

*does not include airfare

 

Add daily surfing for $100 a session.
Add 6 sessions (30 minutes) of private 1:1 transformational coaching/mentoring with Melissa for $900 for a total of $2700
Add private yoga therapy sessions with Erinn for 4 session (90 minutes) for $600 for a total of $2400

 

How to register

For more info and to register www.firetreestudios.com

 

 

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YOGA RETREAT TO INDIA WITH YOGI AARON

When: Sept 6 - 19, 2015

WHEN September 6 to 19, 2015     THE ITINERARY Please scroll down below / click here to read a more detailed itinerary. Please note which meals are included each day in the detailed itinerary. Sept 6-Day 1: Arrive Delhi Sept 7-Day 2: Welcome Yoga Class, explore Delhi, and Welcome Dinner Sept 8-Day 3: Drive

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WEDDING OF BRAD AND ALAIN

When: October 9 - 16, 2015

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blue osa presents ONE-MONTH IMMERSION YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

When: October 17 - November 16, 2015

with Yogi Aaron If you’ve been contemplating enrolling in yoga teacher training because you want to: • Nourish yourself in body, mind and spirit. • Feel strong, healthy and grounded in your daily life. • Gain greater clarity around your life’s ultimate purpose. • Open the door to a satisfying, potential new career as a

Kripalu Yoga Retreat

KRIPALU YOGA RETREAT with Aida Neves

When: November 21-28, 2015

Balance, Restore, Rejuvenate   This week at Blue Osa in Costa Rica is all about self-care. Practice gentle yoga, meditate, frolic on the beach, relax in the spa or enjoy the sweetness of doing nothing. Join Aida, founder of Sunlilyoga, professional level Kripalu Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist for a week long experience. Aida has

Balance, Restore, Rejuvenate

 

This week at Blue Osa in Costa Rica is all about self-care. Practice gentle yoga, meditate, frolic on the beach, relax in the spa or enjoy the sweetness of doing nothing. Join Aida, founder of Sunlilyoga, professional level Kripalu Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist for a week long experience. Aida has inspired thousands of students for over 30 years to live and experience life to the fullest through the practice of the art and science of yoga and meditation.

 

Why come to Blue Osa for a yoga retreat?

Something happens when one practices yoga in a pristine natural environment devoid of distractions. Our senses become deeply attuned to our body’s wisdom. Our minds become clearer and connected to our heart’s deepest knowing. Blue Osa is one of those unique, ecologically diverse places on this beautiful planet that inspires profound personal connection to self. When we return to our lives we are more fully alive, energized and yet deeply calm.
Kripalu Yoga is a gentle form of hatha yoga that fosters non-judgmental, compassionate self-acceptance through the practice of postures, mindful breathing and meditation. Co-ordinating breath and movement while being finely attuned to the wisdom of your body defines the art and science of Kripalu yoga.

 

Price:

$1625 USD per person*

 

*Plus airfare, pricing based on double occupancy
*Non-refundable deposit of $725 USD per person due upon booking. Full payment is due July 15, 2015.

 

What’s Included:
  • 8 days and 7 nights of eco-friendly beachfront accommodations
  • Scrumptious fresh farm-to-table cuisine prepared by Blue Osa’s master chefs (vegan, vegetarian and fish menus). The food alone is worth the trip!
  • Daily yoga and meditation (appropriate for all levels)
  • Exclusive access to their gorgeous teak yoga deck with sea views
  • Chemical-free pool
  • 3 Farm-to-table fresh meals per day
  • All practices
  • Access to miles of a secluded jungle beach
  • Easy access to Corcovado national rainforest
  • Access to the Blue Osa Eco-Spa
  • Airport transfer from Puerto Jimenez airport to Blue Osa
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Coffee and Teas
  • Free Wifi

 

How to Register:

For more information and to register contact:
Linda Lean, Travel Consultant
lindalean@cruiseshipcenters.com www.cruiseshipcenters.ca/LindaLean
Tel: (416)226-6667 Cell: (647)287-6039 Toll Free: 1-877-633-7245 Fax: (416)226-2511

 

For more information about Aida and Sunlilyoga, please visit: www.sunlilyoga.ca

 

Testimonials:

 

“Aida showed me the way to my heart.” – Philippe

 

“Aida inspires her students, sharing the mystery and joy of yoga with her open-hearted teaching style and quiet wisdom.” – Jennifer

 

 

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IYENGAR YOGA RETREAT WITH LORNA SIROTA

When: November 28 - December 5, 2015

Come to Blue Osa for a 8 day and 7 night yoga retreat, rejuvenation and tropical adventure with Iyengar Teacher, Lorna Sirota.   During this Iyengar Yoga retreat, you will receive two daily yoga classes. One more active class in the morning, and a deeply restorative class in the afternoon. There will be plenty of

Come to Blue Osa for a 8 day and 7 night yoga retreat, rejuvenation and tropical adventure with Iyengar Teacher, Lorna Sirota.

 

During this Iyengar Yoga retreat, you will receive two daily yoga classes. One more active class in the morning, and a deeply restorative class in the afternoon. There will be plenty of time during the day for rest, eco-spa treatments, or rainforest eco tours.

 

Sample Schedule

7:30 Breakfast
9:00 – 11:00 Yoga
12:00 Lunch
4:30 – 6:00 Yoga
6:30 Dinner

 

Your Instructor

LORNA SIROTA is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor, and has been teaching yoga for over 20 years. Lorna teaches small group classes, at all levels, in Santa Monica and Westwood, as well as private one on one instruction.

 

In the last few years, Lorna has also focused much of her teaching to working with Yoga Therapeutics. She worked through UCLA research with study groups using yoga as a highly successful therapy for fatigue .

 

Lorna has studied with the Iyengars in Pune, India, and attended the Iyengar Yoga Journal Conference in Colorado where BKS Iyengar taught, spoke and presented. She regularly attends the National Iyengar Conferences studying with Geeta Iyengar and some of the world’s most senior level yoga teachers.

 

“Lorna has a good eye, and knows how to adapt postures to the individual needs of her students. Her calm and steady nature gives students confidence to approach and receive new material.”
Lisa Walford, Senior Certified Iyengar Teacher

 

When:

November 28 – December 5, 2015
We officially begin the retreat at dinner on November 28, and end the retreat with breakfast on December 5. This will allow you to leave anytime on the morning of Dec. 5.

 

Blue Osa’s check-in time is after 2, and check-out is before 10. If you come earlier and stay later, please be advised lunch on either day is an additional charge.

 

Includes:

• 2 Daily Yoga Sessions with Lorna Sirota
• 7-nights and 8-days at the beautiful Blue Osa
• Eco-Friendly accommodations
• Exclusive access to their gorgeous teak yoga deck with sea views
• Chemical-free pool
• 3 Farm-to-table fresh meals per day
• Access to miles of a secluded jungle beach
• Access to the Blue Osa Eco-Spa
• Airport transfer from Puerto Jimenez airport to Blue Osa
• (Please email your flight details to and from Puerto Jimenez)
• Daily housekeeping service
• Coffee and Teas
• Taxes

 

Price:

$1500 per person

 

What’s Not Included?

Applicable taxes, incidentals, items from the Blue Osa store, gratuities, flights, massages, and specialized excursions and adventures.

 

Is this retreat right for you?

This retreat is appropriate for beginner through advanced students and is best suited for those familiar with Iyengar Yoga and the use of props. It is not suitable for people with no prior yoga experience.

 

How do I register?

PLEASE CONTACT US first to inquire about accommodations.

 

To register, a FULL non-refundable and non-transferable payment is required.
Please Contact Us to reserve your spot. WE ALWAYS RETURN EMAILS – ADD OUR EMAILS TO YOUR SAFE LIST

 

To pay for the retreat, please click here and you will be taken to our secure payment page. You will see a space to pay IN FULL for the retreat with Genny.

 

Some details and things to know.
What kind of food is served and how much?

Nutritious, wholesome and delicious meals are served at Blue Osa. During this retreat, we serve three meals daily, with a snack provided in the afternoon. Our vegetarian-oriented meals are served family style, and usually we serve meat or fish at the evening meal. Although we typically provide a buffet style presentation, the meals provided are not all you can eat and are proportioned accordingly. Since we are not a full-service restaurant, we do not offer individual choices from a menu. If you do have any dietary allergies, please let our kitchen know and we will do our best to accommodate you. Blue Osa is devoted to serving the freshest food possible that is delivered daily to our kitchen. This is truly “farm to table dining”. Please read more about Blue Osa Cuisine here.

 

While the Blue Osa staff can make some adjustments in the menu to accommodate some requests, we are unable to accommodate individual orders and Blue Osa does not provide Kosher Meals. Please read a sample weekly menu here.

 

Blue Osa Cancellation and Refund Policy

All fees paid for workshops and retreats are non-transferable and non-refundable. In paying for a workshop, you agree to these terms.

 

If I am coming by myself and don’t know anyone, do I need to get a single room?Or will I share and how will I be assigned to a room mate.
There are no private rooms available on this retreat. Unless you know someone coming and request to be their room mate, you will be randomly assigned to a room mate.

 

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PATHWAYS INSTITUTE RECLAIMING THE SHADOW

When: Dec 6 - 18, 2015

Often, we project our deepest, most innate nature onto our outer lives… in the form of desire, fantasy and projection.  Facing and owning the “shadow” is one the most rewarding and challenging initiations we can have.   The Pathways Institute Reclaiming the Shadow Conference is a profoundly transformational workshop designed to accelerate deep healing and

Often, we project our deepest, most innate nature onto our outer lives… in the form of desire, fantasy and projection.  Facing and owning the “shadow” is one the most rewarding and challenging initiations we can have.

 

The Pathways Institute Reclaiming the Shadow Conference is a profoundly transformational workshop designed to accelerate deep healing and spiritual and personal integration.  During the conference you have the opportunity to reclaim parts of yourself that are unknown, untapped, lost or underutilized.  As the conference unfolds you will experience a renewal of love, courage, freedom, energy and a path to a more authentic and fulfilling life.

 

In this journey we deepen the meditative practices begun at the Heart Conference along with exploring new areas such as sexuality, power & vulnerability, construction and destruction and collective energetics.  We shine a light on childhood issues, healing old emotional wounds.  You will emerge able to be fully present in life with increased ability to live fully and consciously.

 

Shadow 2015 takes place in a breathtaking and inspiring setting on the beach on the Osa Peninsula rain forest of Costa Rica.  Along with our usual curriculum of meditation, movement, ritual, and group work, you will have plenty of personal time to swim, walk, connect with nature, meet new friends, draw, sculpt, paint, dance – or simply rest and renew.  Through this retreat, one’s internal and external lives come together to create a new and profound sense of wholeness.

 

Pricing:

Total Due: $5,495 ($2500 tuition, plus logistics fee of $2995)

 

What’s Included:
  • 13 days and 12-nights at the eco-friendly Blue Osa Eco-Resort
  • Exclusive access to their gorgeous teak yoga deck with sea views
  • Chemical-free pool
  • 3 Farm-to-table fresh meals per day
  • All practices
  • Access to miles of a secluded jungle beach
  • Easy access to Corcovado national rainforest
  • Access to the Blue Osa Eco-Spa
  • Airport transfer from Puerto Jimenez airport to Blue Osa
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Coffee and Teas
  • Free Wifi

 

Deposit due: $500
All money paid is non-refundable

 

Contact:  Catherine Dolan-Haas
(860) 575-6179 or Catherine@PathwaysInstitute.com
or
Karen Palmer
(702) 860-5932 or Karen@PathwaysInstitute.com

 

 

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Costa Rica Yoga

BLUE DREAM YOGA RETREAT

When: December 27, 2015 to January 3, 2016

Deepen your yoga practice in a fun, serene and  healthy environment where you will be greeted by the friendly smiles of the staff  and by organic farm-to-table-meals prepared with love.   You will get to celebrate summer solstice, relax, detox, enjoy nature at its finest, adventure, surf , pamper yourself,  and make long lasting connection

Deepen your yoga practice in a fun, serene and  healthy environment where you will be greeted by the friendly smiles of the staff  and by organic farm-to-table-meals prepared with love.

 

You will get to celebrate summer solstice, relax, detox, enjoy nature at its finest, adventure, surf , pamper yourself,  and make long lasting connection with like minded people.

 

This retreat is open to all levels and backgrounds of yoga practitioners. Each morning you are welcome to participate in an EMPOWERING YOGA practice. Each afternoon you will be lead through a PURIFYING YOGA FLOW WITH RESTORATIVE YIN YOGA. Through ancient mayan techniques we will  focus on the archetype of the Blue Night – who you are and who you are becoming. During our vinyasa flow classes and workshops we will explore fearlessness, the journey into self, and potential for growth.

 

with Ewa Josefsson and Valentina Rose

 

 

 

“Hola Valentina, it was wonderful to spend some quality yoga time with you at Blue Osa. I came home feeling healthy and re-charged. You are a very fine teacher…I will enjoy hearing about your retreat (I’m not able to come back in June), and I will hope to do one in the future. Please get in touch if you are coming through Los Angeles this summer.”

 

~ Alex

 

 

“Valentina , I am still grieving that you left us in Miami. The studio is not the same without you. We miss the positive energy your brought which always infused the place. I want you to know I really enjoyed your class and I especially like your sequencing.”

 

~ Salley

 

“Ewa’s class is a melody from moment to moment, from beginning to grand finale. Poised and lovely, she starts the journey with a meditative explanation of the Mayan calendar date and an inspiration. Her gentle voice, breath and graceful movements guide your path throughout this multilevel experience. Every sound is soft, smooth and seamless. This blend of music, motion and breath filled with variety and skill is a symphony of health, mind, body and spirit that is guaranteed to glorify your day. Her Shavasana, set to etherial sounds is divine and blissful and, even more so, with an occasional oil and massage. Before and after class, her smile and personality consistently portray her message.

 

Ewa Josefsson is goddess-like in demeanor and appearance, she is yoga personified.”

 

– Susan Rosler

 

YOUR COSTA RICA RETREAT INCLUDES:
  • Morning power yoga
  • Evening restorative yoga flow
  • Seven nights at the eco-friendly and serene Blue Osa Eco-Resort and Spa
  • 3 farm-to table-meals a day
  • Transportation to and from Puerto Jimenez airport
  • Free wifi
  • One adventure trek where you’ll explore the secrets of the jungle, spot monkeys and macaws and sip water out of a fresh coconut
  • Miles of open sandy beaches to walk, run, surf, swim and lounge
  • Eco-spa with an extensive array of services, including rainforest botanicals, massage and acupuncture
  • Add-on eco-tours, zip-line, waterfall rappel, kayak, hiking and more
  • Add-on surfing lessons in the wonderful 85 degrees water of Pan Dulce beach. The wave is a perfect right point break for beginners and it is a forgiving one makes learning fun without any hazards.

 

The Price

TO MAKE THIS RETREAT AS ACCESSIBLE AS POSSIBLE FOR EVERYONE, WE ARE OFFERING A 5 OR 6 NIGHT OPTION IF YOU CAN’T STAY FOR THE FULL WEEK.

7 days $1499

6 days $1290

5 days $1299

 

*All rates listed are shared occupancy. Please inquire for single occupancy rates.

 

PROMOTION: We are offering a private 1 hour yoga coaching session with Ewa or Valentina if you sign up before March 15!

 

* We are also offering a discount to anyone who pays in full upon signing up. Inquire for more info

 

DEPOSIT: A non-refundable advance deposit of $500 is required to reserve your space.

 

How to Register?

Ewa: ewajosefsson@gmail.com

Valentina: valentinaroseprato@gmail.com

You can also go here for more information.

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