Costa Rica — December 17 -23 2016
Hidden in the tropical rainforest, Vida Asana is less than one mile from the beach on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica.
The Eco Resort offers organic meals which are most adapted to the yogic practice. All rooms are beautifully decorated and have a private bathroom and air conditioning.
We are pleased to propose you a varied and intensive week of yoga, dance and nature, led by two passionate teachers. 4 classes a day are proposed between Hatha Yoga Blend, Ashtanga, Kundalini, Meditation and outdoor classes, you are welcome to participate in as many classes as you like.
Seva Karam – Kundalini Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga, based on over 10 years of teaching experience.
Offer yourself the possibility to experience the power of yoga transformation far from your daily routine.
If you are a beginner with many questions or someone who already has a regular yoga practice, this yoga retreat gives you the opportunity to reconnect with a way of life that nourishes your body and mind.
During the retreat, we will explore some key aspects of Kundalini and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga which will help you better understand the practice to be able to begin to cultivate a healthy and sustainable yoga practice.
The daily yoga practice will be composed of Ashtanga Yoga (Asanas and Pranayama) in the morning and Kundalini Yoga (Kriyas, Pranaayama, Mantras, Meditation) in the afternoon.
Held in a naturally lit space dedicated to the yoga practice, the morning yoga class is between 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. or 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.: we will address the different aspects of Ashtanga Yoga : Ujayi respiration, posture sequences, concentration, bandas, synchronising breath and movement, anchoring, alignment and awareness.
The Kundalini Yoga class in the late afternoon will be between 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The main attention will be on the exploration and practice of kriyas, meditations and mantras to work the “10 bodies” in depth.
This class is open to beginners and to all levels of students.
Yoga for me…
Access to our true identity is a long process of spiritual maturation which may take many lives… One day Yoga reveals our true nature and our true self with all its componants transforms… Our conciousness suddenly emerges… When that day arrives all our certainties waver. We realise that only by deconstructing our illusions can we free ourselves to allow another reality emerge, that which is in direct contact with the Divine that breathes within ourselves. Yoga then becomes your dearest companion and friend that helps your true face to shine through. We realise that we are here on earth to awaken conciousness, to share, to help, to heal, and transmit with humility and patience the Guru’s teachings …
Yoga for Seva Karam is a school of patience, courage and humility.
Carly Ko – KO-YOGA
We will be learning release techniques through KO-YOGA an original approach to yoga which is about awareness, listening to the body and never forcing or pushing against it. In order to transform or change, we must be completely in the acceptance of what is now.
Dance in nature – we will go into the magnificent nature of Costa Rica and connect with ourselves as we learn to listen and be the nature we are.
Your dance will be your own personal dance, movements and gestures that have a personal significance to you and that have the power to access deep emotions, images and subconscious blockages which keep you from evolving. I will give you the tools to enter into your dance.
You will move with nature, becoming water, sky and trees as you allow their energies to pass through you and materialize through your movement.
You will also learn effective communication to put into words your experiences which help you to become more aware of yourself and thus more authentic with you and how you relate to the world.
We will practice in the morning and evening, leaving free afternoon time for personal enjoyment in the amazing nature of Costa Rica.
I also offer personal one on one consultations and healing sessions which can be reserved once you’re there or beforehand. (80 $ for a 1 hour session) (This may include speaking of your personal situation, a tibetan bowl healing massage or a personal yoga/movement formula created for you)
Besides practicing yoga in a gorgeous Yoga Shala, you can also enjoy various different excursions or activities, reservations can be made on location : surf, Mangrove Monkey Tour, Birding Tour, Rafting Day, Horseback Riding, even take advantage of a massage or an energetic healing session to regenerate!
Practical information , Vida Asana Resort is located 1hour and a half from the San José Airport.
6 day yoga retreat for up to 8 hours of yoga a day – 4 classes are proposed, come to those of your choosing.
Accomodation : 7 nights stay in a double/ triple room with full pension (3 meals a day) 1630 $ per person
Accomodation : 7 nights in private room with full pension (3 meals a day) 2035$ per person
Airport/ Hotel Transfer in Minibus or Taxi : from 50 $ to 100 $ per person one way (depending on number of people)
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