Join us, Irene and Kristin, for a nourishing week of yoga and mindfulness in gorgeous Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Take the time to pause, breath deep, and completely relax.
Soak up the sun, eat delicious healthy meals, reflect and restore. Enjoy twice daily yoga and meditation to help you tune in and reconnect. With plenty of free time, you will have the freedom to experience whatever draws you to Costa Rica.
Irene and Kristin will be incorporating multiple styles of yoga and meditation. Regardless of where you are in the yoga journey, you will discover greater flexibility, mobility, and strength. Each class will have a slightly different focus, giving you the opportunity to gain a greater sense of stability and ease in your personal practice.
This retreat includes two daily yoga classes. One class takes place in the morning, either just before or just after breakfast. After the first class and meal, you have free time to explore, relax, or take part in optional add-on activities. Lunch will take place during this free time, and you will have the opportunity to check out the local offerings in town as you desire. The second afternoon class is generally a workshop-style offering and will be followed by dinner.
Every retreat is unique and, as such, the itineraries are ever-changing! We finalize the itineraries about 3-6 weeks before the retreat, so check back then for a full outline of the scheduled classes, Karma Yoga Service Project, and more.
- 6 Nights Accommodations
- 2 Whole Foods Meals Each Day
- In-country flight to Tambor and Shuttle to/from Retreat Center
- Daily Yoga Practices
- Karma Yoga Service Project
- Rainbow Bridge Meditation
- 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.
Kristin Reed, E-RYT500
Kristin’s greatest desire through teaching yoga is to help provide time and space for others to listen in, connect to, and find freedom in their own body, mind, and breath. She has been teaching since 2009 and enjoys studying and sharing lessons from many different styles and traditions of yoga. Her classes emphasize building a solid foundation with strength and proper alignment, while also finding ease in asana and cultivating careful observation of the body and mind. Outside the classroom, Kristin works one-on-one with students as a licensed massage therapist practicing Traditional Thai Massage.
Irene Laney, E-RYT500
Irene’s style of teaching revolves around understanding and strength. Over the last decade of teaching and training in different yoga traditions, her classes have evolved into a combination of pose structure, simple flows, and restorative styles. She loves having interactive classes where people have the opportunity to deepen their personal practice in a group setting.
In an effort to make all her classes accessible for any level of student, she is a fan of providing hands-on assistance and offering alternative poses when needed, this helps each student reap the benefits of each yoga class. She is a firm believer that yoga is for everyone, and that it has the power to teach us strength and peace in all aspects of our life. Outside the classroom, Irene works as a winery/personal chef and loves teaching cooking classes and private yoga lessons.
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:
*Price of Activities are not included in tuition
- Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)
- Surfing Lessons
- Boat Ride to Tortuga Island with Snorkeling
- Hiking in Cabo Blanco Natural Reserve
- Zip-lining/Canopy Tour
- And More…
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.
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