Celebrating Life: A Kripalu Yoga and Mindfulness Retreat

Costa Rica

February 2-9, 2019

With Lynn Rossy, E-RYT 200

Recover from the holidays and the stresses of your life by beating the winter blues in the beautiful country of Costa Rica.  During this Kripalu Yoga and mindfulness retreat, you will have an opportunity to slow down, take a few deep breaths, and soak in the beauty of the present moment.  

In the sacred space we create together you can allow your spirit to slowly awaken and reconnect with the simple joy of being fully alive.
Kripalu Yoga is much more than a physical discipline. Kripalu Yoga is a practice of transformation – a way to open the heart, find clarity and experience stillness within. Mindfulness is about living consciously with kindness and compassion. Both yoga and mindfulness emphasize listening to the body’s needs and respecting its limits. This approach allows each of us, beginner or experienced, to receive the benefits of the practice and make each moment one to celebrate.

As a group we will welcome each new day during your vacation with a specially designed morning Kripalu yoga class. Throughout the week you’ll learn more about yoga, mindful eating and living, and meditation. There will be a theme for each day that will lead you deeper into a celebration of life. Workshops will include yogic breathing to move energy in the body, various types of mindfulness meditation to develop inner peace and lovingkindness, and restorative yoga and yoga nidra to soothe your body and mind. 

There will be plenty of time to receive treatments at the wellness center, lounge by the pool, soak in the hot tub under the stars, take in the spectacular views, meet new friends, and enjoy the many optional eco-adventure tours which are available at Pura Vida Spa. Journey home feeling truly refreshed and re-charged, with a new appreciation for the beauty of life.
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Awakening: From the Root to the Crown A Therapeutic Yoga Retreat

Costa Rica

Jan 26 – Feb 2, 2019

with Brockell Briddle, RYT 500

“Yoga does not transform the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.”

– B.K.S. Iyengar

Therapeutic yoga is a type of hatha yoga that intentionally invites awareness, breath, curiosity, and space into the structures of the physical body. The intention is to create a safe environment for you to explore the inner landscape of your being while becoming intimately acquainted with your boundaries and limitations. It is designed to cultivate a sense of deep listening for oneself as well as foster your body’s own healing response. It is a suitable practice for all ages, body types, and abilities.
 
During this week-long therapeutic yoga journey, we will practice the art of therapeutic yoga in a safe and sacred healing environment. Our morning asana practices will consist of hatha yoga sequences designed to open, empower, and awaken our bodies from the ground up. Each morning, we will practice a different tonifying yoga sequence, specifically paired with a theme, a mantra, and a particular region of the body. In the evening workshops, we will steep in practices for the subtle body with slow movement meditations, deep stretch posture classes, restorative yoga, and yoga nidra. Aside from our group work together, there will be plenty of time and space to SIMPLY BE. Your days can be spent liberally, taking eco-adventure tours, receiving world-class bodywork sessions, or simply basking in the sunlight at the luxurious saltwater pool. And above all, there will be plenty of time to SLOW DOWN, heal, nourish, and rest

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Wholehearted: Cultivating Inner Radiance

Costa Rica

January 12 – 19, 2019

with Brockell, Briddle, RYT 500

 
In the heart of this winter, I invite you to nourish, strengthen, and celebrate during this week-long yoga and meditation journey for your soul. As women, we all too often find ourselves giving to everyone around us and not truly honoring our deepest needs or taking time for ourselves to fully heal from the challenges that life can bring, big or small. 
 
This January, give yourself the greatest gift that you can imagine – and join me – join us – in a heart felt week of practice in the art of being whole.  In your restorative week of yoga and mindfulness practice, we invite you to come home again into your being in a whole new way. Throughout our week together, we will create a safe and sacred space to honor your stories and your strengths, and all of the parts of you that have made you whole. We will use the tools of yoga, awareness practices, nature, and sisterhood to witness one another’s inner radiance to shine through. Read More »

Wholehearted Women’s Retreat: Celebrating

February 3-10, Pura Vida, Costa Rica

Led by Brockell Briddle

Rumi – “The Wound is where the Light enters you.”

We all have wounds. Some of them are fresh – open sores from the recent past. Others have “healed” over, turning into scars and leaving imprints on your heart. Maybe you have been sorting through grief from the loss of loved one, or have heartbreak from the loss of a marriage or partnership. Perhaps you have been battling an illness, or have battled an illness in the past and won. Or maybe the weight of “everyday life” is taking its toll. Whatever your wounds may be, whether they are recent or old, scarred, scabbed, or still bleeding, your wounds are a part of you. They are what make you who you are: they are what make you WHOLE.

In the heart of this winter, I invite you to nourish, strengthen, and celebrate during this week-long yoga and meditation journey for your soul. As women, we all too often find ourselves giving to everyone around us and not truly honoring our deepest needs or taking time for ourselves to fully heal from the challenges that life can bring, big or small.
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