Jun 13 - 20, 2020 (8 days)
About The Teacher
Deepen your connection to Mother Earth and all her beings as you practice in one of the most biologically diverse places on the planet. While in Costa Rica, it is impossible not to be awed by the countless, beautiful ways that life is manifest; while there we begin to understand more deeply that all beings wish to be happy and free, and that all life, no matter what form it takes, comes from the same source. We move closer to realizing the oneness of being. In the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, we are taught the following regarding the practice of asana: Sthira Sukham Asanam. This translates as asana, meaning connection to the earth, should be steady (sthira) and joyful (sukham). In other words, practicing yoga asana is the method by which we develop a steady and joyful relationship to the earth and all her beings. Twice-daily yoga and mediation practices will help us to release held tension and to cultivate strength and clarity. When we feel our connection to the earth through our body we become confident, serene, and peaceful. As a result we are more likely to be kind and compassionate in thought, word, and deed. Stepping away from our hectic, technology-filled lives and slowing down for a week to deepen our practice by immersing ourselves in the rich biodiversity of the Costa Rican rainforest is truly a transformative experience. Our morning practice will be energetic and taught in a flowing, breath-centered vinyasa style; our evening practice will be relaxing and restful. Periods of guided and silent meditation will be included in addition to conscious breath work. The best way to uplift our own lives is to uplift the lives of others, and in that spirit, we will also undertake a karma yoga service project as part of our Costa Rica experience. Plenty of free time is included to enjoy the area’s natural wonders and the amenities of the eco-lodge and biodynamic farm that will be our hOMe for 7 nights.