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    Bold Heart, Playful Spirit, Courageous Soul

    Join integrative/functional medicine physician and 500 RYT, Kay Corpus, MD for an inspiring springtime rejuvenating and restorative yoga and wellness retreat at a beachfront eco-conscious resort located on the Nicola Peninsula in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.

    In addition to local adventures and community service, each day includes two all-level yoga practices (solar and lunar) whereby we will explore each chakra throughout the week with power, play, and mindful transitions to deep rest. Kay loves to teach embodied movement, speaking to subtleties in alignment, breath, and energetic qualities of the asana. Her intention for this retreat is to bring friends and family together in community for connection, adventure, service and authentic expression.

    Kay Corpus

    Mom, wife, visionary physician, passionate yogi, creatrix, transformational teacher, change agent, edge-walker and conscious-community builder. Kay is a trained family physician specializing in functional and integrative medicine. She has practiced yoga for nearly 20 years and has taught yoga since 2007. She studied with the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute and also earned her 200 and 300 hr RYT with Sarah Gingrich, 500 E-RYT. Kay is a facilitator and presenter of the wellness training program Create Karma in Pennsylvania. She teaches weekly yoga classes at her studio, The Yoga Loft, in Owensboro, KY and is currently co-leading the Transforming Health with Yoga – Leading the Change Through Personal Development & Community Empowerment 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program. Kay loves to teach embodied movement, speaking to subtleties in alignment, breath, and energetic qualities of the asana. She believes yoga is medicine for the body, mind, heart and soul.

    • 7 Nights Accommodations (1st Night in Airport Hotel, 6 Nights in Santa Teresa)
    • 3 Whole Foods Meals Each Day
    • Ground Transport to/from the airport & between locations
    • Twice Daily Yoga Classes
    • Rest Time in Nature

    Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. A $35 Service and Administration Fee will be added to the tuition rate.

  • Start Date Saturday, 03 March 2018
  • End Date Saturday, 10 March 2018

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    Yoga and Meditation Retreat

    Escape the winter and join us for a week of yoga, meditation, beach, sun, and nature at the Santa Teresa Boutique Hotel & Yoga Center in Costa Rica. This idyllic location is the perfect place to unwind from our busy schedules and get a well-deserved yoga vacation.

    We will do yoga every day with Carmen Aguilar following her unique cyoga style. Come ready to not only relax but also to take your practice to another level, explore new asanas, and find a renewed motivation to keep practicing. Her husband Moises, who has been meditating for more than 25 years, will be leading the daily meditation class.
    We will start the day with breakfast, followed by meditation and a daily yoga class, which will take us all the way to lunch. After lunch, the rest of the day is all yours to indulge at the beach, book your favorite treatments at the retreat center’s full spa, explore the jungles of Costa Rica, improve your surfing skills, or take a boat ride.

    Carmen Aguilar

    Carmen is an international teacher leading workshops and yoga trainings around the world. She currently owns a yoga studio in Chicago with her husband Moises where they hold regular classes, workshops, and teacher trainings. Her classes are known for being intense, informative and motivational, very focused on intelligent sequencing and peak poses. Carmen’s goal is to not only stretch your body but also your mind though an intense asana practice.

    Moises Aguilar

    Moises, Carmen’s husband, is the perfect compliment to Carmen’s intense style, focused on adjustments and meditation. He teaches adjusting techniques around the world with his wife as well as meditation workshops.

    • 6 Nights Accommodations in Santa Teresa
    • In-country Chartered Flight from SJO to Tambor Airport
    • Group shuttle to/from Tambor Airport
    • 3 Whole Foods Meals Each Day
    • Daily Yoga and Meditation Sessions
    • Plenty of time to rest & explore
    • Activities and Spa Treatments (optional and available for an additional charge)

    Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. A $35 Service and Administration Fee will be added to the tuition rate.

  • Start Date Sunday, 21 January 2018
  • End Date Saturday, 27 January 2018

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    FlorYoga Relax, Restore, & Renew

    Join us for a yoga and music adventure in beautiful Costa Rica! This Vinyasa retreat will combine yoga out in the fresh ocean air and live music/relaxation at night, combined with the amazing adventures of the Costa Rican coast. Enjoy one class of power flow each day and one gentle flow each night, with sun, sand, paddleboarding, and surfing in between.

    You can opt in for the beach, or pick a new adventure each day while you soak up the incredible scenery. Your leaders, Sarah and Tomas, will lead classes each day, as well as 2 separate posture clinics during the week, so yogis who want more attention to detail can get an extra 4 hours of alignment, adjustments, and thai yoga massage. The couple are also musicians who will gather everyone for a couple of nights of live music and rhythmic meditation during the week.
    The Santa Teresa Boutique Hotel, Spa & Yoga Center is the ultimate getaway to relax, restore and renew! The food is delicious, and the pool and beach are just beautiful. For yogis who love music, this retreat adds an element of song to the week’s retreat. And for yogis who want more detailed instruction on their poses and alignment, the Marshes combined 45 years of yoga teaching experience will inspire you to take your practice to the next level!
    This retreat will combine yoga and relaxation, local culture, beach time, and live music!

    Sarah Margolis Marsh & Tomas Marsh

    The founders of FlorYoga, Sarah Margolis Marsh (E-RYT and RPYT) and Tomas Marsh (E-RYT,) have been teaching yoga and playing music for a combined forty-five years. They have studied under some of the greatest yoga masters in the world including Marilyn Barnett, Bikram Choudhury, Baron Baptiste, Richard Freeman, Jhon T, John Friend, Deb Flashenberg, Lois Nesbitt, and Sandra Sommerfield-Kozak. Their teaching techniques and school curriculum reflect the culmination of their knowledge and experience with an emphasis on safe practice and the wisdom of the Sutras. Sarah and Tomas are deeply entrenched in the Jersey City culture and honored to be bringing yoga to this beautiful, diverse, artistic community.

    • 7 Nights Accommodations (1st Night in Airport Hotel, 6 Nights in Santa Teresa)
    • 3 Whole Foods Meals Each Day
    • Ground Transport to/from the airport
    • Yoga Classes & Live Music
    • Rest Time in Nature

    Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. A $35 Service and Administration Fee will be added to the tuition rate.

  • Start Date Saturday, 14 July 2018
  • End Date Saturday, 21 July 2018

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    Wanderlust Yoga Retreat

    Calling all yogis and yoginis who yearn to travel and explore, to simply lay by the ocean and watch the waves, to practice yoga in the open air surrounded by nature, to surf, hike, explore tide pools, and to enjoy incredible bodywork in paradise! Join us for our first ever Wanderlust Retreat!

    The Santa Teresa Boutique Hotel, Spa & Yoga Center is the ultimate getaway to relax, rejuvenate, play, and explore! Together we will practice restorative and enlivening yoga classes, feast on wholesome meals (organic and local whenever possible), bliss out in the resort pool surrounded by lush greenery, and much more! For yogis who want to wander, we can play in the ocean, take excursions, and explore the culture of Santa Teresa.

    The Wanderlust Retreat will be the perfect balance between adventure and relaxation, local culture and beach time, yoga and massage! Come wander with us, and discover exactly what you have been seeking!

    Vicki Forman, E-RYT 500

    I earned an advanced certification (E-RYT500) with Yoga Alliance from Integrative Yoga Therapy at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts. I have taught yoga and pilate’s classes for Allan Hancock College for the last ten years. In 2011, I opened Yoga for Mankind, a yoga studio in Santa Barbara County, California, which offers a variety of styles of yoga, mat pilates and reformer.
    I enjoy making my yoga fun and creative by blending numerous styles of hatha yoga including those of Vinyasa Flow, Restorative, Gentle Yoga and Iyengar Yoga. My training as well as my many years as a professional Yoga Instructor has greatly formed my teachings so that all levels of yoga students can feel that they are stepping towards a life of better health and longevity.

    Tina Ventrella

    I earned an advanced certification (E-RYT500) with Yoga Alliance from Integrative Yoga Therapy at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts. I have taught yoga and pilate’s classes for Allan Hancock College for the last ten years. In 2011, I opened Yoga for Mankind, a yoga studio in Santa Barbara County, California, which offers a variety of styles of yoga, mat pilates and reformer.
    I enjoy making my yoga fun and creative by blending numerous styles of hatha yoga including those of Vinyasa Flow, Restorative, Gentle Yoga and Iyengar Yoga. My training as well as my many years as a professional Yoga Instructor has greatly formed my teachings so that all levels of yoga students can feel that they are stepping towards a life of better health and longevity.

    • 7 Nights Accommodations (1st Night in Airport Hotel, 6 Nights in Santa Teresa)
    • 3 Whole Foods Meals Each Day
    • Ground Transport to/from the airport
    • Daily Yoga Classes
    • Rest Time in Nature
    • Spa Services & Excursions* Optional and available for an additional charge

    Paying your initial deposit of $500 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. A $35 Service and Administration Fee will be added to the tuition rate.

  • Start Date Saturday, 04 November 2017
  • End Date Saturday, 11 November 2017

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    The Sweet Life

    Organized by True Nature Education

    Join instructor Sara Lovelace for a week-long exploration of embodied presence and delightful living in one of the most beautiful places on earth. The lush, environmentally conscious Santa Teresa Boutique Hotel, Spa and Yoga Center provides the perfect home for daily outdoor vinyasa flow, yin, restorative, and meditation classes. We’ll journey into the sweetness of the natural world, and the divine nectar within our own bodies, minds, and souls. With an emphasis on softness and self-respect, this retreat gives you a safe space to remember the delighted child you once were and still are.

    In the midst of four acres of tropical beach, opportunities for play abound! Swim in the ocean or one of the many natural tide pools surrounding the center. Go for long, peaceful walks to smell the rich varieties of flowers in the area. Take advantage of Santa Teresa’s reputation as one of the “hippest surf towns” and test your yogic balance on the board. Practice self-care with a massage, facial, or acupuncture sessions. There will also be an option to leave a drop of honey in gratitude with a day of Karma Yoga to serve and open our hearts to the beautiful community of Santa Teresa.

    Sara Lovelace 

    I received my 200 hour certification from Integral Yoga in 2007. What I thought was a sort of finishing line, was only the beginning of deepening a surprise-filled practice and teaching career. I find that the students always teach me more than I teach them. Their laughter, their bravery, their discipline, their ability to risk possible tumbles and small moments of defeat always inspires me. I’ve seen students navigate every kind of challenge: mental, physical, and spiritual. By observing the grace and solace that the practice gives them during these tough times, I’ve learned how vital yoga is. By witnessing it in others, I’ve been able to recognize how radically it’s transformed me.
    I later earned another 200 hour level certification from Om On Yoga in Richmond, VA, and a 300 hour certification from the Asheville Yoga Center. My dedication to training, and to diverse styles from yin to vinyasa, allows me to reach a variety of students with the kind of practice they need most at the time. I encourage laughter, strength, softness and inspired expression in all of my classes. As a holdover from the mix tape generation, I still believe in the art of the playlist! My students in Richmond, VA have made some interesting requests down through the years. They know how much I love a challenge.
    I’m also a writer who should practice the art of sitting down to write more often. Some of my work is featured on the elephant journal website.

    • 7 Nights Accommodations (6 Nights at Retreat Center, First Night at Hotel near Airport)
    • 3 Gourmet Meals each Day
    • Daily Yoga Sessions
    • Karma Yoga Project
    • Personal Retreat Time
    • Shared Accommodation: $1,795
    • Private Accommodation with Shared Bath: $2,695
  • Start Date Wednesday, 28 February 2018
  • End Date Saturday, 03 March 2018