Awaken Your Summer!
Open to the rejuvenating rhythm of flowing yoga, natural healing and relaxation during this grounding rainforest retreat. Re-connect to nature and the flow of each day with activities ranging from invigorating flow to restorative & relaxing yoga, walking & sound meditations, free-form movement, healthy biodynamic farm-to-table meals, and exploring the biologically diverse rainforest and surrounding majestic beauty of Costa Rica.
Join Vicky & fellow teachers for this nurturing and rebalancing 6-day retreat set in the natural beauty of the Costa Rican rainforest. Reconnect to your true innate self through daily yoga and meditation practices that will leave you feeling renewed, alive, and grounded.
Each day will include:
- Morning Meditation & Invigorating Hatha-Flow Classes
- Afternoon free time for rest, reflection, adventure, and exploration
- Evening gentle, deep stretch and restorative yoga & meditation to promote general ease and restful sleep
- Group activities & exploration
Throughout this retreat, you will have a chance to experience flowing vinyasa, meditation, deep stretch yin & restorative yoga & free-form movement & dance. Deepen your connection to Nature and to self as you practice in one of the most biologically diverse places on the planet. Twice-daily yoga and meditation practices will help us to release held tension and to support and cultivate strength, clarity & focus. When we feel our connection to nature through our body we create calm, centeredness and peace.
Our morning practice will be energetic and taught in a flowing, breath-centered vinyasa/ hatha yoga practice. Evening practice will be deeply relaxing and restful. Guided sound and silent meditation will be offered as well.
There will be lots of free time is included to enjoy the area’s natural beauty and the amenities of the eco-lodge and onsite biodynamic farm. Excursion/ tour days are optional.
This retreat includes one-to-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 will have free time to explore, relax, or take part in optional add-on activities. All lodgings & meals are included with non-vegetarian, vegan and vegetarian options.
Every retreat is unique and, as such, the itineraries are ever-changing! We finalize the itineraries about 3-6 weeks before the retreat, but after 10 years of hosting retreats, we do have a general idea of what most schedules look like.
Most retreats include one-to-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 (if included in your retreat) will take place midday, during this free time. There is then, usually, an afternoon class followed by dinner. Occasionally some teachers choose to offer an evening restorative class or group gathering after dinner as well.
In addition, there is usually one dedicated “excursion day” in which we do not have scheduled yoga classes. This is a day for people to take advantage of some of the more involved tour and excursion offerings and is always a lot of fun!
Again, this is a very general look at what your retreat schedule could be. We work closely with the teachers to design unique itineraries that reflect their style and the group that’s traveling with them. Once your specific retreat itinerary is complete, we will send it out via email, usually two or more weeks before the retreat starts. Please keep in mind all retreat itineraries are subject to change.
- 6 Nights Accommodations
- Three meals per day starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day
- Round-Trip Group Transport to/from the Airport
- Daily Yoga Practices
- Personal Retreat Time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)
You will stay at a sustainable, rainforest eco-lodge hotel providing comfortable accommodations amidst acres of lush gardens, hiking trails, and a secluded jungle. The atmosphere at the retreat center is simple, healthy, and relaxed. Rooms are single, double, or triple occupancy with fans and hot water. The eco-lodge has a beautiful chlorine-free swimming pool and jacuzzi. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are prepared daily and include healthy vegetarian options. The food is organic and local when available, prepared with nourishing ingredients and lots of love. We do our best to honor your registration type. If enrollment pairings are such that we cannot honor the occupancy type you have selected, we will contact you 90 days prior to your trip. Feel free to contact us in the meantime if you have concerns.
E-RYT 200. YA Continuing Education Provider. Yoga Trance Dance Certified Teacher.
Vicky has been a teacher of yoga for over 10 years and a student for over 20 years. Vicky is originally from Australia and teaches Hatha, Vinyasa, Deep Stretch, and Ecstatic Dance.
Vicky completed her Yoga Teacher Training Certification with Erich Shiffmann in 2003 in Los Angeles. While in LA, she also had the honor of practicing and training with some of the top yoga masters in the country, including; Shiva Rea, Max Strom, Bryan Kest, Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, Saul David Raye and Julian Walker. She also completed a 200-hour RYT training in Feb 2013 with Divine Shanti Yoga.
Vicky also completed Yoga Trance Dance Teacher Certification with Shiva Rea in Venice Beach, CA in April 2015. She has also been a long-time student of Deon De Wet of Deon Thai Yoga Therapy and continues to deepen her practice and her commitment to a Holistic Yoga Education with world-class teachers in the field.
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:
- Horseback Riding
- Volcano Hike
- Hotsprings Excursion
- Nighttime Rainforest Hike
- Hanging Bridges
- Waterfall Tour
- Sacred Seed & Plant Tour
*Price of Activities are not included in tuition
Bring balance and harmony to your spirit at the Rain Forest Spa. Spa treatments include a variety of massages, therapeutic body treatments, skin care services, and aromatherapy sessions using only the highest quality organic oils and extracts derived from fruits, herbs, flowers, and botanicals.
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