Relax and Simply Be Retreat
- Vida Asana Eco-Retreat and Learning Center
- Playa Hermosa Jaco Costa Rica
- Jul 9 - 15, 2019 (7 days)
- Shared Occupancy - $1,295.00 Single Occupancy - $1,545.00
About This Event
Early Bird Pricing til January 1st
Relax and Simply Be Retreat
In this retreat we offer you the possibility to simply just be, to disconnect from a world that constantly demands us to do. How often do you allow yourself the opportunity to simply be? For most of us, we lead lives of constant doing.
It even so happens that when we travel we need vacations from our vacations! In this retreat, however, we want to provide the space for your relaxation and the time for your self. This space and time is the equivalent of self-love, of a disconnection from doing and a connection of being.
Costa Rica has some of the freshest and purest air in the world, and along with its lush of our beaches, you will find it a particularly conducive environment to relaxing and finding peace. The site of the retreat is Vida Asana, a small eco-lodge in the jungle of the Central Pacific, in Playa Hermosa, Jaco. The outdoors yoga shala provides the environment for us to deepen our connection with nature and our true self. The amazing staff at Vida Asana will ensure that for the week that are you here, you will be thoroughly taken care of, not to mention delicious and nutritious full-board vegetarian meals that will leave you craving to come back.
In this one-week retreat starting July 9th and ending July 15th, we will offer two yoga classes per day. The morning classes are powerful classes inviting us be strong and present. The evening classes are gentle classes involving more flexibility-focused asanas and meditation techniques. Additionally, throughout the week we are including Ayurvedic treatments and an introductory Ayurveda workshop, illuminating us on the importance of this ancient medicinal tradition and life science to our yoga practice.
You can also look forward to an evening class taking place on the beach during the middle of the week. This will include a sunset meditation and some time to simply relax and rejuvenate by the sea. At the end of the week we will have a ceremony celebrating the gift of being alive, here and now, with natural cacao from the indigenous Bri Bri community of the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. We will dance in celebration of the gift of being present.
Alejandra and Adriana, two passionate Costa Rican yoga instructors, are your hosts of this retreat. Alejandra will guide you in a journey of relaxation, focusing on how deepening your relaxation will bring you closer in connection to your divinity. She will lead you in bringing your awareness to the present and offer you the gift of nurturing your body and mind. She will lead a total of twelve yoga classes.
Adriana is a long time yoga practitioner, massage therapist, and physiotherapist who has studied Ayurveda for over 7 years. Throughout the retreat she will give you an authentic Ayurvedic treatment, which we will schedule during your week.
This retreat is eligible to count as 25 hours of continuous education towards your Yoga Alliance certification.
We have all of this included for you:
Group transportation to and from SJO airport at designated time
3 nutritious vegetarian meals per day.
Non-alcoholic drinks (Water, Teas, Coffee)
2 yoga classes per day
1 Ayurvedic treatment
1 workshop: Intro to Ayurveda
1 sunset yoga and meditation in the beach
25 hours you can apply as continued education for yoga alliance
Visit to Tarcoles Crocodile Bridge
Double and Single Occupancy Rooms (a/c, private bath, Queen or Twin beds)
Outdoor Showers (as well as the shower in your room)
Lounge Chairs, Hammocks, Lounge Area
On Site Activities: Pool, Yoga, Massages, Peaceful Ambience
Off Site Activities: Beach time, Surfing, Kayaking, Hiking, River Rafting, Horseback Riding, Wild Life Tours, Fishing, National Parks, Birding, Zip Lining.
Alejandra Torres is a teacher who instructs with passion and embodies the values and discipline that she teaches. Training with Ale in Jaco was an incredible experience. What is wonderful about training with Alejandra is that she connects the physical with the spiritual practice in very concrete ways. The training is very balanced and thorough. As an instructor, Alejandra has a very thorough teaching style and takes the time to ensure that her students truly understand the significance of the work that they are doing, whether it be understanding the anatomical elements of a physical asana or the philosophical significance of the work that we do at the studio. I have gained my yoga teaching certification with Ale and am excited to continue building my practice and knowledge at her studio.
I met Alejandra a year ago as my YTT instructor. And I’ve been following her ever since. She is a master!
I’ve been doing yoga all over the world for over 10 years and Alejandra is definitely the best yoga teacher I ever had! She is a combination of perfect practice, amazing discipline, and, most importantly, deep spiritual connection.
I would totally recommend Alejandra, or anyone she selects to teach at her amazing yoga studio.