Manifest joy and gratitude in beautiful Costa Rica!
During this retreat, immerse yourself in the sensory experiences of one of the purest living areas of the world. Our retreat center is nestled on the beach in one of the world’s Blue Zones, a unique atmosphere that invites health and vitality to all who lay their mat down.
Throughout the week, you will have many opportunities for quiet moments of gratitude and reflection, in addition to exciting and new experiences that will help you find joy and adventure on and off your yoga mat!
Join Linda Stevenson for this life-changing seven-day retreat. Linda will lead you through her signature Vitality Flow yoga, which is accessible for all levels. This style of yoga is a gift to your senses, incorporating all aspects of mind, body, and spirit by incorporating pranayama, reiki, and aromatherapy. And, of course, you can look forward to Linda’s signature thought-provoking themes.
A week in Costa Rica with Linda promises to leave you inspired!
- 6 Nights Accommodations
- 3 Whole Foods Meals Each Day
- Round-Trip Group Transport to/from the Airport
- Two in-country flights between SJO and Tambor
- Daily Yoga Practices
- Personal Retreat Time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)
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.
Life is never easy and mine has been no exception. After raising my son as a single mom and losing two precious babies, life forced me to make some changes. Course corrections, I call them! I had to look hard at how I was living and wondered how I could do it better and bring a healthy lifestyle to my family. That began my search for healthy alternatives for living in today’s world. Reading, researching and finding a better way of life was my new mission.
After many years of practicing yoga, I then also realized there was more to it than just being flexible. Yoga made me feel great on and off the mat, and I started to notice that my relationships and ability to handle stress were improving. With advice from my yoga teacher, I dove head-first into yoga teacher training and never looked back. Teacher training changes you in a way you could never imagine. Since that time, I have taught, read about, and immersed myself in the yoga lifestyle.
I now teach yoga teachers and students how to find their own confidence and joy through yoga. After owning Zen Yoga Studio for several years, I am thrilled to be able to share the internal strength that yoga can bring to individuals in new and exciting ways! I continue to study, travel and live in the grace and light that comes with this practice, most recently traveling to India and to Kripalu to study with Tao Porchon-Lynch.
I am an ERYT-500, completing my 500-hour teacher training at Yoga On High, studying with some of the most amazing international yoga teachers. (Rodney Yee, Cyndi Lee, Jason Crandall, Seane Corn, and many more!) I am blessed to have the gift of Reiki, as a Reiki Master, and am also an Aromatherapist and Cancer Exercise Specialist. Find out more about my classes, retreats and workshops at www.lindastevensonyoga.com.
My personal mission is to empower others with the knowledge, strength, and energy that they need to achieve optimal health in body, mind, and spirit. I strive to be a living example through my teachings, my sense of adventure, and my lifestyle.
“Linda Stevenson is an invaluable community leader who advocates whole-self-care through a rich yoga practice, nutrition, & mediation. Linda has cultivated a strong mind & body. She has overcome obstacles and is blessed with a gift of humor – both attributes make her relatable & easy to connect to- she lives her best life through yoga and this inspires her students to rise up
Linda is an instructor that provides expert guidance & emphasis on proper alignment. Linda’s knowledgeable use of essential oils & regular inclusion of meditation in each practice elevates her students to higher levels of mindfulness & gratitude. Her grassroots effort to provide quality instruction, teacher training, retreats, & workshops significantly contributes to a joyful & more compassionate community, Linda is a precious gift – I feel deeply fortunate to practice alongside her – my mental & physical strength has transformed in just one year of her instruction.” ~Sarah
“Linda is an exceptional yogi and teacher. She is such an inspiration in the way she teachers her classes and cares for her students. She is very inituitive and knows when something may be up with her students and works with them to ensure they are serving themselves. I would recommend this program to anyone and everyone. It doesn’t matter if you ultimately want to be a teacher or if you just want to grow in your personal yoga practice, this program will help you to learn so much and better yourself.” ~Becca
“Linda’s Meditation for Writers program was the perfect combination of theory and practice! Not only did Linda share information about the benefits of meditation for creativity, she also provided time to practice several different techniques. Overall, a great program for those curious about meditation as well as those with some experience already!” ~Wendy
- Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)
- Surfing Lessons
- Boat Ride to Tortuga Island with Snorkeling
- Hiking in Cabo Blanco Natural Reserve
- Zip-lining/Canopy Tour
- Karma Yoga Activity
- And More…
*Price of Activities are not included in tuition
Discover the true meaning of relaxation at the center’s Spa, offering a variety of first-class spa services performed by professional therapists. Treatments utilize 100% natural products. Offering massages, wraps, exfoliation treatments, facials, acupuncture, reiki, reflexology, and other beauty treatments, the Spa is located in front of Santa Teresa Beach so that you may enjoy the sounds of the sea and its cooling breezes.
Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration.
For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.
You will be booking your flights for the San Jose International Airport (SJO). Before booking tickets, please be sure you have received your official confirmation note that the retreat has met its minimums. There will be one group airport shuttle each way based on our flight window guidelines. Be sure your flights align with the provided flight windows if you wish to use the group shuttle.
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