ABOUT THE RETREAT
Join me and renowned yoga teachers, Luke Wientzen and Josh Blatter for a 6-day immersion into the ART OF BALANCE + MINDFUL BEING. Set on the stunning beaches of Playa Grande, located in the North-Pacific region of Costa Rica, we have curated an experience for you like none other. Utilizing the timeless teachings of yoga, meditation, conscious breathing and personal practice, you’ll adopt the necessary tools to create a life of ease and well being. You will leave feeling relaxed, inspired, rejuvenated and ready to take life head on.
In addition to guiding the menu selections for your visit, I will be offering group cooking lessons, and mindful eating guidance throughout the week. Please email me to schedule a private coaching session during your stay.
Josh is a deeply soulful, and experienced yoga and meditation instructor in San Diego. He is best known for his artful sequencing, joyful presence, and depthless wisdom. His unequivocal understanding of the human body and spirit gifts practitioners insight into their own being that supports ease of implementation. He yields a humble approach in the way he holds space, and is constantly inspiring others to grow and learn from within.
Through 11+ years of study and application, Luke has cultivated a great respect and appreciation for all that a yoga practice has to offer. Luke believes that yoga asana should be therapeutic in nature, utilized to achieve greater awareness, balance, and freedom within the body, a calm alertness of the mind, and as a means of remembering that our bodies are temporary vessels which house the eternal spirit. In 2012 Luke herniated two discs in my lower back – from years of being aggressive, firey and forceful with my physical body. This injury was one of the greatest teacher he has ever had. The arduous and ongoing process of healing gifted him with clarity; “I had been blind to the attachments and clinging associated with a rigorous practice that relied so heavily on asana ‘tricks’ but never really scratched much below the surface. When I was faced with no other option but to surrender and stop doing, I truly began practicing yoga.” Luke believes that a yoga practice should serve many purposes, but it’s up to each individual to discern and define how the use of breath, asana, and sitting with silence can benefit their life beyond their physical body. In the classes Luke teaches, he incorporates sitting with silence and the use of various pranayama techniques interwoven into asanas to provide practitioners with a safe experience that is both internally introspective as well as expansive and transformative.
6:30 – 7:00 MORNING MEDITATION
7:00 – 9:00 MORNING PRACTICE
9:00 – 10:00 BREAKFAST
10:00 – 10:45 MORNING DISCOURSE
11:00 – 12:00 PRANAYAMA
12:00 – 3:00 LUNCH AND PERSONAL EXPLORATION
3:00 – 5:00 AFTERNOON PRACTICE
5:00 – 5:45 EVENING DISCOURSE
6:00 – 6:30 PRANAYAMA + MEDITATION
7:00 – 8:30 DINNER
ABOUT PLAYA GRANDE, COSTA RICA
Playa Grande is recognized internationally as one of Costa Rica’s best surfing spots as well as being the home and sanctuary for the Leatherback turtle. Aside from the surfing there are a variety of other activities for adventure seekers nearby. The estuary from the Rio Matapalo is a popular place for visitors to see wildlife. Many travelers come for sport fishing, stand up paddle boarding, hiking, sailing, horseback riding, scuba diving, snorkeling, zip lining and canopy tours.
ABOUT THE HOTEL RIPJACK INN
Founded in the spirit of adventure, Rip Jack Inn in Playa Grande is known for tropical bliss and friendly ambiance. Back in 2002, owners Dave and Annie Corredor packed their Toyota 4-Runner with their dogs, Ripley and Jack Brown, and trekked south. While Costa Rica was their final destination all along, Playa Grande captured both their hearts and imaginations. Amenities include: AC Units, Flatscreen TV (with the exception of standard rooms), Daily Maid Service, Hot Water, Coffee maker, Outdoor Patio, Security Guard, Parking Lot, Swimming Pool, Yoga Studio, Tour desk and Laundry service
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