I am You and You are Me: A Costa Rica Experience with Alana Roach
- True Nature Education
- Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
- Jan 16 - 23, 2016 (8 days)
What is it that you desire? What is it that you seek? What do you see? It is what you see that looks back at you. I can see you- your true Self in all its Divinity and glory. You are infinitely loved and taken care of by the Universe. Everything is in its right place and as it should be. Ask your heart what it wants and go for it. Be here. Be now. Be present. Be happy. Be free.
In our lives, we see ourselves in other people. Relationships with other human beings teach us lessons and serve as mirrors. During the “I Am You and You Are Me” retreat, we will explore non-duality, oneness, and authentic expression of love in dynamic relationship with Self which demonstrates in the dynamic relationships you have with others. Buoyed by the serenity of the tropical paradise of Santa Teresa, we will join together in the intention to raise our vibrations an octave higher.
Join Yogini’s Alana Roach and Lindsay Worek as they guide healing asana, meditation, and mantra. This week long retreat, will allow you to tap into the beautiful well stream of peace and serenity that resides within and all around you. Daily guided meditations & pranayama along with led ashtanga, kundalini, vinyasa, yin and restorative asana yoga practices will serve as a channel to open up your heart and connect to your Higher Self.
Yoga classes twice daily
Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Restorative Flow yoga
Daily sunset pranayama and meditation sessions
7 nights accommodation (1st night at hotel near airport and 6 nights in Santa Teresa)
Round Trip Group Transport to and from the Airport
Personal Retreat Time
*Activites and excursions are not included
Santa Teresa is one of the world’s best kept secrets. It was named the #1 beach in Central America by Trip Advisor in 2012 and 2013. Prepare to relax and let loose in this funky surf town with its white sandy beaches, crystal blue waters, phenomenal breaks, and nearby plush green rainforests. If you decide to explore and discover outside of hotel and yoga center , there are an array of activities to pick from. A few of those include snorkeling, surfing, zip lining, canopy tours, waterfalls, beach horse-back riding, and hiking in Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Reserve. This week will transform, enliven, and rejuvenate!
Alana’s love for yoga came from firsthand experience with just how powerful the practice is. “In 2009, Yoga found me. Inside the studio, she experienced a deep sense of belonging, but the most profound part was what happened after. “I felt as though I was at true peace. I finally knew what the word meant. Until that moment, I had just understood it cerebrally. There is something profound to be said about Peace dropping into the heart.”
With a background in ballet starting at the age of 2 that continued through age 15, Alana realized that She had been doing yoga even then. “The girls in the dance studio and I used to see who could hold full lotus the longest when I was just 4. I realize now that I have been training to practice and teach yoga my whole life” In 2012, her journey took her to India for 3 months where she trained with incredible locals near the Himalayas and fell into a rhythm of practice that felt sustaining. She knew that when She returned from the East, she would begin in creating a life as a teacher of Yoga to help others journey to find whole health and well-being in the mind, body, and soul. She has been teaching ever since.
CYT and E-RYT certified in Vinyasa with a focus in Ashtanga Yoga and her personal studies of all Yoga theory and style ranging from Restorative to Power and everything in between, Alana teaches all levels and all ages. “I want to reach you at the level of your needs, and I try to communicate with you on a mind, body, soul level to find out what that is. We co-create a beautiful practice together. My students are my best teachers. In that light, we are co-teaching each other in every moment. It is really a beautiful experience.”
“I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.” –Rumi
The path of yoga found Lindsay in 2009 while she was an undergraduate at Towson University. She took a class “just for fun and credits” and realized within that first class that this was going to be a part of her destiny. It was through yoga that she was able to tap into this inner resource within that she didn’t know existed before. From that day on, she knew she wanted to share her experience with the world.
Lindsay recognized the incredible spiritual, emotional, mental and physical healing that yoga offers as yoga helped her to heal on different levels. In 2012, she stumbled upon The Prancing Peacock Yoga Studio and received a Reiki session that would re-direct the course of her life. Almost immediately after that session, she signed up for teacher training. The rest is history.
Lindsay completed the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2013 at The Prancing Peacock. She is also certified in Reiki I and II. She continues to spread her love and joy of yoga and healing. Yoga is most certainly a journey. It is her love of the meditative connection to the Divine that yoga provides that she loves and enjoys so much. She encourages those to tap into that inner resource that she knows exist within them just as she did. “Healing yourself is connected with healing others.” - Yoko Ono
Follow Lindsay on Twitter @LindsWorek Instagram @linzalayoga and Facebook: Lindsay Worek Yoga and Healing
“Alana has brought solace to my crazy busy hectic workday and life. As a first time yoga participant I realize I am still a novice and will never fully master yoga. I have learned yoga is not competitive, it is 100% focused on you your personal strengths, weaknesses and goals. You will only get out of yoga what you put into it. Realizing that I am important, that I need to take time out of my crazy schedule and fully commit time to me has been enlightening. Alana leads a class once a week during lunch at work. This class has brought me much more than flexibility and improvements to be proud of. It has brought me peace, understanding and inspiration. Alana is a beautiful amazing young lady and is truly a joy to learn from every week. Everyone has their own battles and personal struggles. I have found that incorporating yoga in to my weekly schedule has allowed me to reflect and embrace all of my life choices. Take time out for you. Try something new! Life is far too short and precious to pass up amazing opportunities like yoga with Alana.”
“When I took my first power yoga class with Alana I was a bit nervous but she made me feel so comfortable and connected in class that I had to keep going back. She really helps me tune into myself and makes me feel comfortable to challenge myself that gives me the feeling of accomplishment and gratitude. Alana is such a great teacher and I feel so comfortable with her that I asked her to do a Reiki healing for me. It was a new experience for me and Alana explained everything to me and when I was done I felt wonderful like I was on a cloud. Since then things in my life have been clearer and I have been feeling more on track with my life. I am grateful that I met Alana.”
The retreat will be held at an intimate beachfront hotel and yoga center located in Santa Teresa, a breathtaking white sand beach on the Pacific Ocean of Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula. Situated on four acres of unspoiled tropical beach, you will find beautiful swimming areas and also outcroppings of rock where natural tide pools form.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared daily and include healthy vegetarian options along with fish and/or chicken. The food is organic when available, and prepared with nourishing ingredients.
*We have a limited amount of Beachfront, Garden, and Jungle View Rooms Available.
Rooms will be assigned on a first-come first-serve basis. Singles maybe available for an additional fee, see our Registration Section below for instructions.
While on your retreat you will also have the opportunity to take part in adventure activities and wonderful excursions.
Some of the possible options include:
Snorkel Boat Trip
*Price of Activities are not included in Tuition
Discover the true meaning of relaxation at the center's “Yoga & Spa Natural”, offering a variety of first-class spa services performed by professional therapists. Treatments are all given with 100% natural products. Offering massages, wraps, exfoliations, facials, acupuncture, reiki, reflexology, beauty treatments and yoga. The Spa is located in front of Santa Teresa Beach so that you may enjoy the sounds of the sea and its cooling breezes.
Register early as we expect this retreat to fill quickly! A $300 deposit will get your name on the big "I Want To Go To Costa Rica" list and officially reserve your spot. It will be deducted from the total amount of the trip cost. The trip has a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 25 people.
To register - go to our Online Registration Platform *.
At the checkout you will have the option to choose your payment method. The minimum payment you can make is the $300 Deposit which will "Hold Your Spot" and Lock in Your Price for your retreat.
For future tuition payments please use the same Online Registration Platform
*For Online Registration Technical Issues please call Reg Online support at 1-888-465-7500 Ext. 1.
* Our on-line system does not accept checks, but if you need an alternative payment arrangements, contact us.
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