Hang Zen: A Transformational Costa Rica Yoga Adventure
w/ Kristin Quinn, 200RYT February 9-16, 2014 $1495.00 “Early-Bird Discounted Price!” (Until November 1st)
For thousands of years, man has had an intuitive sense of the need to step away to reset. The transformational value of spending time in nature is undeniable. Different surroundings, new adventures, time set aside just for reflection and fun in a beautiful, natural environment, can powerfully reduce stress and the effects of aging, helping us to feel centered again, stimulate youthfulness, and enable us to live at our greatest potential. It can be both a remembering and a new discovery, a recharging of the self. In a place so breath-taking and beautiful, so far away from our ordinary routines, we can more easily experience healing on a much deeper level, so much so, that it can profoundly change us forever. This is my wish for you.
Come enjoy a week of unhurried relaxation and fun adventure in one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Awaken your senses like never before and leave deeply, profoundly refreshed. Here you have the opportunity to connect with a culture that breathes peacefulness and encourages enjoyment of each beautiful moment, every day a gift. You will be in awe of the beauty that surrounds you, the sand, the sea, and beautiful flowers and nature around you inspire you to relax and receive, feeling fully alive, in tune with yourself, and in tune with the nature.
To enhance this experience of unhurried relaxation and fun, there will be personal guides with the skill to help you to relax deeper, to feel more free and open, and to help you achieve lasting peace and serenity. I am excited to be a part of leading the yoga portion of this week long adventure. Before your chosen adventures each day, I will guide you in therapeutic healing practices that enhance your ability to feel grounded, centered, and reconnected with your body, mind, and spirit. We will practice the art of letting go, awaking energy and strength, and regaining ease, mobility, and flow. Learn how to feel and connect to your practice and unite your body, mind, and breath. Choose from a gentle flow or a more vigorous power yoga session in the open air studio on site, right on the beach amidst the palms. Fine for beginners to yoga or any level. If you are experiencing any limitation or injury, I will provide modifications for you and also offer private sessions if desired.
In the evening I will offer sessions to enhance your ability to relax and unwind from the day. Learn the art of stretching and relaxation varying sessions that blend movements from therapeutic style Viniyoga, deep, slow Yin style, and, Yoga Nidra, the deepest relaxation technique, to profoundly soothe body , mind, and spirit. A special class will also be offered allowing you to learn and experience the art of meditation. You are welcome to take any or all of the sessions, or just rest feeling the tropical breezes in a hammock.
I would be honored to serve you and would love for you to feel the nourishment and joy in this fun, heart-filled, unforgettable experience that will inspire a deeper, profound well-being that will leave you in the presence of a renewed, grateful spirit and an awakening that will stay with you long after in your heart.
7 Nights Accomodations
3 Whole Foods Meals a Day
1 Spa Treatment (ie. Massage)
All Transportation within Costa Rica
Yoga and Meditation Practice Each-Day
Service Project in the Local Area
Personal Retreat Time
Mindfulness Meditation (Walking Mediation on the Beach)
Local Indigenous cultural Ceremony
Surf Lessons (with Yoga/Surf Package)
Kristin Quinn, 200 RYT After completing a year-long certification in therapeutic style yoga in 2007 with Silver Lotus Yoga in Lewes, DE, Kristin has taught over 1,000 classes in various studios in the Baltimore area. She is known as one of the most effective therapeutic instructors in the area. She has worked privately with clients that have suffered from debilitating and life-threatening disease, as well as those with serious injury that require special attention and has witnessed impressive healing. Known for her soothing voice, clear and inspiring instruction, Kristin’s strong commitment to individual care has effectively assisted students in releasing deeply held tension in body and mind. She is also known for enhancing student ability to take the lessons off of the mat to create a deeper, lasting satisfaction in all that they do. See student comments here: http://www.oceancityyoga.com/StudentComments.html In the summer months Kristin holds widely popular and memorable outdoor yoga experiences on the beach in Ocean City, MD. These classes by the ocean provide meaningful, effective, and fun experiences to vacationers. They blend different styles of yoga in beautiful settings, from sunrise gentle flow on the beach, to rooftop power yoga, stand up paddling yoga, and yin deep stretch/meditation at sunset. Students report that the classes are a highlight of their vacation, making it easier to relax and truly appreciate the beauty around them, leaving with a deeper sense of gratitude, and in the presence of the miracle of their life. Kristin’s classes have been influenced by the teaching of Krishnamacharya (focus on the individual), in conjunction with Gary Kraftsow’s groundbreaking modern therapeutic Viniyoga (backcare yoga studies with NIH), and Paul Grilley’s yin style ( based on Chinese medicine/accupressure technique). She has also attended workshops with Bryan Kest (power yoga) and Paulie Zink (martial arts master and creator of yin yoga style). Kristin is currently enrolled in the Yoga Rx Program in the Fall at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA, one of the first college programs of its type. For more information on her background, please visit: http://www.oceancityyoga.com/specialists.html “The current state of your body and mind can either make your life seem more difficult and painful or inspire you to experience a calm centeredness each day, fully awake, balanced and strong. This is my wish for you. I look forward to serving you.” Kristin Quinn
Tropico Latino is an intimate beachfront boutique hotel 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.
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:
Snorkel Boat Trip
*Price of Activities are not included in Tuition
Spa Discover the true meaning of relaxation at the Tropico Latino “Yoga & Spa Natural”, offering a variety of first-class spa services performed by professional therapists. Treatments are all given with 100% natural products. Offering massages, wraps, exfoliations, facials, acupuncture, reiki, reflexology, beauty treatments and yoga.
Our Spa is located in front of Santa Teresa Beach so that you may enjoy the sounds of the sea and its cooling breezes.
Register early as we expect this retreat to fill quickly! A $250 deposit will get your name on the big “I Want To Go To Costa Rica” list and officially reserve your spot. It will be deducted from the total amount of the trip cost. *The trip has a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 25 people
Payment In order to pay and register, please click the payment icon below. Once payment is processed you will receive an information and registration packet. You will fill out these forms and email them back to True Nature for our records. *If paying via paypal or credit card a 3% service fee will be added to your payment. Payment can also be made by checks payable to: True Nature Education, 109 Fisher Lane, Asheville, NC 28804
Deposits are non-refundable. 1/2 Tuition is refundable up until 90 Days. After 90 Days prior to a program tuition is non-refundable. Full Tuition is refunded if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment
True Nature Education True Nature is an Educational Travel Company which provides full service in the planning, support, and guiding of a diverse catalog of trips to Costa Rica each year. We believe in the power of experiential travel abroad and the multitude of affects it has on ones growth. We have hosted thousands of participants and have been honored to share in the life-changing experiences of our guests. It is True Nature’s goal to strive meet the needs of our guests and to be of support from the time you first contact us, to the time you land in Costa Rica, and until you return home from your journey.
Service At the core of True Nature’s values is an emphasis on community service. The CREER (“Believe”) Service Organization (501c3), True Nature Education’s Sister Organization, continually strives to do in depth research to understand the true needs of the people in the villages of Costa Rica which we visit. Each of programs has a service component which is organized and funded by donations received by CREER. If you would like to donate or learn more about CREER visit www.CREERBelieve.org.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) We understand that there are many questions when coming to a place you have never been. What do I bring? What is the weather?…We hope help to provide clarity to any of your questions or concerns. (CLICK HERE to go to the Frequently Asked Question Page) If you have any more questions please feel free to email us at
All international flights will arrive at either San Jose International Airport (SJO) or Liberia International Airport. From the airport we will organize transportation for all retreat participants. Flights are also available to Nosara from San Jose. Before booking tickets please contact us to discuss flight arrival and departure windows for the retreat and to confirm if the retreat minimum enrollment has been reached.
If this retreat isn’t up your alley, take a look at the variety of other retreats coming up in Costa Rica! There’s a retreat with your name on it!