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This Luxury Yoga Resort is the ideal spot to meet your desires of finding peace, relaxation, and rejuvenation with the dedicated, on-site yoga team. 


Wake with the howler monkeys, meditate beside gentle streams, and be serenaded by the symphony of the jungle. Blending seamlessly into the natural landscape, the retreat grounds are designed to inspire a feeling of home in harmony with nature. 



WHAT TO EXPECT ON THIS YOGA VACATION

The Yoga

Feel the breeze caress your skin as you gaze out over the jungle and beyond to the ocean. With hardwood floors, 360 degree views, there is no better spot to take a deep exhale.  


VINYASA

Vinyasa classes are designed to awaken and energize you for the day ahead. This practice stretches and strengthens the muscles with a strong focus on breath and body alignment. Get your prana moving with this playful morning class.


CORE FLOW

Ideal for anyone wanting a yoga class that is strength orientated with a intelligent sequences to tone your core and take your yoga or chosen movement discipline to the next level. 1 hour of intensity and fun building functional core strength, and cultivating endurance


HATHA 

A balanced combination of sustained poses as well as some poses flowing in a mindful progression from one to another. Attention is always given to basic alignment. Mindfulness; observing breath and body are an integral part of class.


KUNDALINI

Inspired style of yoga with fun music, heart and soul. Every class is unique and different. Learn how to apply the techniques of Kundalini yoga off your mat in order to more consistently live from a place of joy, alignment, ease and freedom. No previous yoga experience necessary. Come enjoy and have fun. 


POWER RESTORE  

A powerful integration of strong, sweaty vinyasa and deeply restorative, fully supported flow, Power Restore utilizes modern science to back thousands of years of yogic wisdom. Through exploration of neurobiology and the nervous system, Power Restore invites your whole being to drop into a state of higher consciousness and deep healing.


REIKI RESTORATIVE 

Restorative Yoga is known for its calming effects on the nervous system. In combination with two Reiki Practitioners this experience invites you to recharge your energy levels and enter a state of relaxed awareness.


RESTORATIVE 

This practice is designed to restore the nervous system and help release deeply held tensions from the body and mind. Relax, Renew and Receive, an internally focused practice facilitating deep nourishment and mindful equipoise, using props to support the postures. This class is appropriate for students of all levels.\


SELF AWAKENING YOGA

Bringing together Yoga and Feldenkrais this practice is designed to help you reconnect with your body and its wisdom. Self Awakening Yoga will help to break up unhealthy movement patterns and allows you to reconnect with yourself. 


This class invites students from all levels of experience and fitness


SLOW FLOW

A class with slow, mindful movement, poses practiced with stable, self-centering energy. Emphasis is placed on safe alignment and the maintaining balance of the slow breathing. Conducive to the meditative practices of mindfulness of action and awareness of deepening the breath helping you to live more in the present moment.


SUNSET FLOW

Open level class is infused with mindful vinyasa, gentle balancing, and simple breath-work. This class helps to balance physical and energetic levels of healing. Move, flow, breath and meditate, all timed perfectly with the setting sun.


SUNSET YIN

An exploration of the deeper layers of the body. In this practice we are working with releasing and subtly softening the fascial tissue which can stiffen over time. This is a practice of long holds, deep openings and working with the edges of the physical body, emotional body and the psyche, through witnessing, allowing and surrendering.


VINYASA Levels 1 - 2, 2/3

A powerful class that connects fast and slow movements with the breath and free flowing movement. Vinyasa means to flow from posture to posture with the breath.  The practice becomes, over time, with practice, a moving meditation.


YOGA BASICS

“YOGA BASICS“ is a 60-Minute Class that is individually created for the needs of all the participants. Designed for beginners to get an introduction of the various styles that yoga has to offer, but also ideal for students that have been off the mat for a while and want to get their practice going again. 



YOGA COMPLETE 

An all levels class specifically designed to balance stretching with vinyasa flow to mobilize compacted joints and relieve sore muscles in your body for increased mobility and optimal health. Focuses on an "all body" yoga experience that increases your flexibility, balance, focus, breath, and strength.


YIN YOGA WITH LIVE "CEIBO SOUNDS"

A soothing yin/stretch and live sound class that emphasizes softness and self-compassion. It is a non strenuous class that will stimulate the parts of your body that are not typically affected by the more energetic yoga styles while taking a sound bath with healing vibrations from Ceibo's collection of crystal and alloy Tibetan bowls and other sound healing instruments of the world.


Mind, Body, Spirit

Enjoy high-end accommodations, superb dining experience, world class yoga and pilates studios, gym, spa, juice bar and boutique.  Experience a little taste of what life in paradise might be like.. 


Aknanda Qigong Foundations

This practice will help you find your center power (Dantien)  and reach body mind connection. You will stretch and strengthen the muscles,tendons and ligaments with a special focus on breath and develop healthy movement patterns that allows a better body alignment. This class is a balanced combination of poses, movements and meditation that will make you find physical health but also  inner peace,empowerment and awareness.A journey to the deeper layers of the body. 


Five Animals Qigong 

Discover a powerful daoist Qigong form that comes from deep in the mountains of China. The five Animal Aknanda Qigong gets deep into the body, this dynamic form combines rhythmic movement of five animals, breathing techniques and a strong focused spirit. Each animal form works to heal and bring into balance the internal organs and the meridians of the body. Each animal represents a different element of the five columns of  Traditional Chinese Medicine. We will move mindfully from one pose  to another with elegance, animals steps, and a powerful flow.This practice will work to squeeze out toxins and emotions from the organs. You will feel peaceful, energized and focused opening the pathways of vitality and human potential. All levels are welcome. 


Aknanda Dynamic Qigong

A powerful integration of deeply restorative and fully supported flow to awaken self-centering energy. This practice combines movement, breathing techniques and powerful Qi Flow to gain a body, mind and spirit connection opening the pathways of vitality, longevity and harmony. 


Mindfullness Qigong

A journey to connect with the ancient wisdom of Asia through Meditation and Mindfulness  that awakens awareness and helps you be in the present moment. This allows you to get into deeper layers of your consciousness and feel deep calm, relaxation, strong focus and the power of soft motions of Qigong. This practice has deeply restorative effects and will help you recharge your energy  and enter a state of relaxed awareness .It is also known for calming the nervous system and stimulates intuition.


Aerial Yoga 

Aerial yoga provides a fun and challenging workout that allows you to stretch and strengthen without over-stressing your joints or compressing your vertebrae. The key to Aerial Yoga is the hammock, the silky acts as your support system. Some health restrictions might apply. 


Barre Yoga

Ballet  fundamentals and Contemporary Dance Barre fusion  integrating  key principals of Hatha Yoga for a fluid and empowering Barre session. Recommended movement and yoga experience, and for those who love dance technique principals for strength, balance, flexibility and grace. 


Dynamic Yoga Flow 

Vinyasa Style with creative sequencing, ideal for those who already know the principles of basic yoga postures and are interested in learning how to practice in a dynamic, breath-led, flow-based format. Carefully woven in to a tapestry of creative sun salutes, core, balancing, pranayama, meditation, deep reflection and a sweet shavasana. Also appropriate for yoga practitioners of different levels where options are offered creating a challenging progressive experience. 


Samba 

Samba dance class is a fun workout to the energetic, pulsing sounds of Brazil. It is a mix of fitness, jazz and Samba dance moves from both Rio and Bahia. It is open to all ages of adults, male and female who are looking to get a great whole body workout, or current dancers looking to expand their dance knowledge. 


Iyengar Pranayama Class 

In yoga, deep breathing is part of the practice of Pranayama. prana is the vital energy or life force, Ayama means length, expansion, and extension. According to B.K.S. Iyengar, Pranayama also means communication, expansion, or dimension. When practicing Pranayama, one slows down the rate of breathing and expands chest and lung capacity. Pranayama is an integral step in the eight-limbed path of yoga, which strives to bring consciousness to mind and body, and finally, freedom.

Take your yoga practice to a deeper, relaxing, meditative level.


Iyengar Yoga Class

75 min Iyengar class with Vaya.

Emphasizing the importance of precision in the practice,  Iyengar Yoga uses props, techniques, sequences and timing to allow for a deep experience of the asana, tapping into its powerful essence and balancing effort and surrender, doing and non-doing. Learning the foundation and going for deeper understanding the meaning of practice.  This unique approach to yoga is a gateway into the practice for many.


Shakti Samadhi ~ Movement Alchemy 

Morning Movement Alchemy practice. Deeply meditative journey of healing, decompression of the spine, joints and energy activation through the wisdom pathways of the body. From Sun Salutations to the four directions, to core vitality and heart opening asanas (postures), this practice embodies a delicate fusion from various Yoga traditions. 


Shakti Samadhi ~ Rites

5 Tibetan Rites meet Vinyasa Kramma teachings, offering a beautiful and potent practice through the power of breath and movement as One. Purification, Rejuvenation and Expanded Vitality are the core Shakti (Creative) nectar of this Yoga.


Ceibo Sound Meditation 

An enchanted sound meditation that encourages the awareness of the natural self through the use of mystical instruments of the world.



THE RESORT

Jungle to Beach Luxury

Balinese styled lush Eco-Resort


Situated on a long sandy beach, your resort features 26 Bali-style rooms and lush grounds.  Your inclusive stay offers you the choice of either beginner or  advanced levels of yoga and surf instruction.   Choose your style and expert  instructors will guide you through your daily practices.  Your stay also provides you with a variety of healthy, all-natural cuisine.

YOUR ACCOMMODATIONS

King Bungalow

You can begin your day with a cool-down in your outdoor shower or a dip in the salt-water infinity pool at sunrise. Open the door to find a star-lit shower, luxurious sheets and a canopied bed that promises perfect rest. All bungalows have AC, free Wi-Fi and modern amenities abound. Security and housekeeping staff are available 24 hours a day.

Healthy Meals Included

By gathering ingredients harvested from nature, stimulating individual wellbeing on a ground level can allow ones health to blossom.  Daily offerings include an array of hot and refreshing cold soups, an excellent buffet of veggies and salads, organic chicken, fish and vegan options. 


They also cater to all of your special dietary needs.  Organic wine and artisanal beer are available for purchase.

Juice Bar

Indulge yourself with the benefits of fresh juices, all natural smoothies, healthy snacks or simply enjoy some terrific Costa Rican coffee in the beautiful juice bar.


The amazing Chakra Juices and smoothies are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Revitalize after a yoga class or a surf session with an energy boost. There is a unique Smoothie for each Chakra!

THE SPA

Healing in Paradise

Walk through the jungle path to your own private oasis of tranquility and relaxation. Restore your body and soul to prepare for another amazing day in paradise. Chose from a variety of unique treatments using locally organic oils and lotion. Enjoy your own mini paradise.

HIGHLIGHTED TREATMENTS

Deep Tissue Massage

This therapy applies deeper pressure and is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).



Thai Massage

A more active and energizing therapy, a Thai massage promises to leave you feeling refreshed and renewed. Muscle compression, joint mobilization, and acupressure are used during this unique treatment.


Relaxing Massage

Take the time to recover from the stresses of daily life. When you experience a relaxation massage, expect a treatment that involves long smooth gliding strokes that are rhythmic and flowing.

Lymphatic Drainage

This treatment consists of specific brush like strokes to encourage circulation of the lymph tissues in your body. Your therapist will gently press and move her hands in directional movements to reduce inflammation and promote self healing.


Prenatal Massage

A healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness, Prenatal Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches, swelling and helps with insomnia. A combination of sideways and face up bodywork, this massage is a nurturing touch for mommas to be!


Ayurvedic Massage

A cleansing full body coconut oil massage that improves the overall wellbeing of a person. It helps to eliminate toxins, stress and tension. Balances the nervous system and boosts immunity. Calms the mind, cleanses the lymphatic system and promotes relaxation. Long deep strokes are applied to release blockages/stagnation, in combination with fluid movement to move the energy. The intention is to bring the body, mind and soul back into it’s “natural rhythm”. 


EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCES

Pranassage

Pranassage is a private session of Yoga offering hands on assisting, pressure, and support to deepen the effects of the yoga postures. Sessions can involve either active or passive movement determined by the clients intention, resulting in a deep state of relaxed awareness.


Pranassage is a synthesis of yoga and bodywork, an experience that incorporates assisted stretches and body postures. In Pranassage relaxation is the field in which intuition, meditation, concentration, awareness, integration and healing emerge.


A wonderfully healing and intuitive practice rooted in the artful practice of sacred space for human connection.


What will you experience?

   Deep relaxation

   In-depth awareness of body sensations

   Lightness of being created by gravity and pressure

   Energetic alignment and deeper yoga assists in various yoga postures


Who would benefit from Pranassage?

   Anyone wanting to relax and unwind!

 Anyone new to yoga who wants to experience gentle introduction to postures 

 Yoga practitioners who love hands on assists

Anyone looking for an alternative massage experience that is creates movement of prana (life force energy)

Great release for tired surfing muscles too!

Healing Therapies

Reiki

A Japanese technique for detoxification, stress reduction, relaxation and to move the “stuck” energy in the body. Energy that is “stuck” is what creates disease, stress, tension, and disharmony. Jikiden Reiki is administered through hands on touch to create an experience to nurture, nourish and connect body, mind and soul. The intention is bring everything back into alignment.


Jikiden Reiki + Ayurvedic Combo

Combining these two treatments into one session is a really beautiful, grounding, detoxifying, and nourishing experience. Brining you back into your “natural rhythm”/ alignment so you can move through life with ease, clarity and peace.


Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy can help release pain, reduce inflammation, and increase functionality. This session is recommended for injured muscles and joints, acute or chronic pain, sprains, tendonitis, arthritis, and post-surgery recovery. Treatment may include therapeutic massage, neuromuscular reeducation, cold\hot packs, exercises and stretches, electrical stimulation, therapeutic US, Magnetotherapy, joint mobilization and injury prevention.  


Abdominal Massage Cupping for Release & Weight Loss

The colon can become permanently toxic and all manner of health problems result as these poisons seep into your bloodstream and find their way to all parts of the body.  If you consume or have ever consumed meat, poultry, fish, dairy products, sugar, processed food, chocolate, caffeine, soft drinks, or alcohol, then you will certainly have mucoid plaque and benefit from abdominal massage and detoxification.

TOURS AND EXCURSIONS

SUP Lessons or Adventure

Paddle around Garza’s northern headland to the fabled Isla Rosada, visit the tucked away “Coco” beach, explore the outer reefs of south Guiones or cruise the Garza bay. Depending on local conditions your ocean paddling experience will be crafted to you and your groups’ skill level. During the trip you’ll increase your ocean knowledge and experience its dynamic waters enhancing your stand up paddling skills and confidence. 

Zip-Line Tour

Enjoy the longest Canopy Tour in the world located within a pristine 2500-acre forest reserve. This tour is nestled in the mountains surrounding the village of Nosara and will be a highlight of your trip. You will travel across majestic mountain ridges and valleys, soar high above multiple ravines with breathtaking views of rivers, waterfalls and the Pacific Ocean. Suitable for nature lovers, adventurers, families and all who want to experience the ultimate ziplining adventure.

Wildlife and Birding Kayak Tour

 The Rio Nosara and the Rio Montana are the two largest rivers in Nosara, and where they converge you will find a tremendous amount of natural beauty. For nature lovers and those who like to kayak, this is quite simply the best tour in Nosara. Kayak alongside great blue herons, anhingas, roseate spoonbills, and maybe even a few crocodiles. Then weave through mangrove tunnels just as wide as your boat, enjoying the exquisite sounds of the jungle. Cap it off with an ice-cold watermelon juice or a sunset cerveza at the Boca.  

Waterfall and Wildlife HIke

Experience one of Nosara’s hidden gems; this tucked away waterfall destination is a refreshing treat following a 45 minute moderate hike. The hike involves crossing a creek, traversing a cattle farm, and weaving through a primary canopy of tropical dry forest. Stop along the way to interpret the sights, sounds and smells of everything around you before discovering a series of brilliant swimming holes and small waterfalls, each cascading from one to another. Bask in the cool water and natural beauty of the site until you’re sufficiently refreshed. Depending on the time of year, it’s even possible to hike upriver through the waterfalls. Returning from the falls you’ll be greeted with an organic picnic lunch and refreshments. 

Horseback Riding

 This tour will take you from the river up to the hills with breathtaking views of the ocean, beaches and mangroves, through jungle trails and along the beaches of Nosara and Ostional.You will ride for two to three hours and will be able to learn about local plants and their medicinal use, animals like howler monkeys and a large variety of birds. All horses are friendly, reliable and trained by an expert, giving beginners and advanced riders a fun experience.  

Nosara Refuge for Wildlife

 Founded in January of 1999, this refuge has been a place for the injured, displaced and orphaned wildlife from Nosara and the Nicoya Peninsula region of Costa Rica. You can visit the Refuge by advanced reser- vation (as a health precaution to the animals, the Refuge requires visitors to be in Costa Rica for at least 3 days before visiting). Your visit will include a tour of the Refuge facilities and an opportunity to meet up close many of the current “guests” in residence. Learn about the programs now available that care for the injured and orphaned wildlife.  

7 NIGHT PACKAGE INCLUSIONS

Yoga Awakening Package

All of the services and activities included in your Wellness Vacation can be personalized and designed with your goals in mind.  


7 Nights King Bungalow / or 2 Queen Double  Accommodations

Private Ground Transfers

Flight Transfers from SJO Airport

Daily Yoga 2 x per day

3 Spa Treatments

2 Adventure Tours or Experiences

All Healthy Meals

All taxes and fees


From $3515 pp, based on shared accommodations

SOLO RATE  + 998


Save on travel between April and June 2018.


Call 1-866-269-2659 to Customize this Yoga Awakening Package

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