6 Day Elemental Yoga & Thai Massage,Costa Rica

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Overview

Join Anjuli Mahendra and Alok Rocheleau for the adventure of a lifetime in beautiful Costa Rica! We will be offering our signature, all-levels Hatha & Contact Yoga sessions crafted to nourish, strengthen, and revitalize your body, mind and spirit. If you appreciate meaningful connections and breathtaking nature experiences paired with cutting-edge permaculture design, this is the retreat for you!

Program Description

You can expect heart-felt, all-levels morning yoga classes themed with the elements to revitalize the body and provide space for reflection and nourishment.

Afternoon sessions will feature our signature Contact Yoga classes weaving together practices from partner yoga, contact improv, and Thai massage. These classes are accessible to all levels and open to singles and couples.  Both our movement and bodywork teaching is framed by the Buddhist principle of Metta (Loving-kindness) and the Chinese 5 Elements.

We’ll immerse in the elements by touring an award-winning cacao farm, exploring the pristine local waterfall and river, and adventuring up to the thermal baths near the volcano.

*** Early-Bird (Save $300!!) Book Before 30-Sep-2019***

Our Teachers

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Alok Rocheleau

Core Subject: Yoga Instructor and Thai Massage
Alok is an experienced yogi and bodyworker who has traveled the world studying with various master teachers and styles. As a healer, his yoga instruction takes the approach of helping people find more freedom in their body and mind. He is a teacher and practitioner of Thai massage and loves to share the art of giving and receiving. He especially loves working with couples and helping them find playful ways to deepen intimacy through partner yoga, contact dance, and therapeutic touch.
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Anjuli Mahendra

Core Subject: Hatha Yoga and Thai Massage
Anjuli Mahendra is a multi-modality healer, teacher, and founder of Shakticura Healing Lounge. Her connection to holistic movement and healing started in 1999 through a regular Iyengar yoga practice that was developed into yoga teaching by 2004. Her teaching style is a unique synthesis of dance, movement, and healing practices. She has developed her unique twist on Contact yoga, drawing on her somatic experiences with contact improvisation, Acro yoga, and bodywork. In addition to Contact yoga, she teaches Thai massage, Hatha yoga, and dance workshops.

Location

Our living lab is located on the northwestern Caribbean slope of Costa Rica, about 2.5 hours from San Jose. We have created an 80-acre commons nestled between the Children’s Eternal Rainforest, one of the largest protected regions of rainforest north of the Amazon and Volcano Arenal, which many consider to be the spiritual center of Costa Rica.

Summary

Types: Yoga Retreat Date: From 12-February-2020 To 17-February-2020 Duration: 6 Days Area: Costa Rica Food: Vegetarian,Vegan,Organic,Pescetarian,Dairy Free Surrounding Area: Mountain,Close To Nature

Curriculum

Tentative Schedule

Feb 12: Arrival & Dinner:

  • 12pm - 6pm : Arrivals & Acclimation
  • 6:30 pm: Dinner
  • 8pm: Opening Circle & Intention Setting


Feb 13: Earth Element– Connecting to our Roots

  • 8 am- Morning Yoga Earth Flow
  • 9:30 am- Breakfast
  • Local Hike to River and Waterfall + Picnic
  • Afternoon Contact Yoga & Thai Massage
  • 7 pm- Dinner
  • 8:30: Star Gazing & Song Circle


Feb 14: Water Element– Flowing with Life

  • 8 am- Morning Yoga Water Flow
  • 9:30 am- Breakfast
  • Excursion to Thermal Hot Springs! 
  • Afternoon Contact Yoga & Thai Massage
  • 7pm: Dinner


Feb 15: Fire Element: Alchemy and Transformation

  • 8 am- Morning Yoga Fire Flow
  • 9:30 am- Breakfast
  • Cacao Excursion
  • Afternoon Contact Yoga & Thai Massage
  • 7 pm- Dinner
  • 8:30 pm: Contact Dance Under the Stars


Feb 16: Air Element: Opening to Space and Spirit

  • 8 am- Morning Yoga Air Flow
  • 9:30 am- Breakfast
  • *Optional Children’s Rainforest Trip 
  • Afternoon Contact Yoga & Thai Massage

 

Feb 17: Either Element: Integration

  • 8 am: Morning Yoga Either Flow & Closing Circle
  • 10 am: Breakfast 

Accommodation

We are excited to be hosting our retreat at Brave Earth.

FARM LOFT : This light-drenched space consists of two private double rooms on the first floor plus four semi-private single rooms on the top level.

The common area is comfortable, spacious, and its decor is inspired by the jungle just outside your doorstep. Steps away are shared facilities including two toilets and a beautiful jungle shower.

EARTH TAMBOS & GAIA DOMES : Beautifully crafted earthen and air-crete domes.  Earth Tambos are beautiful adobe structures made from deep red clay and bamboo harvested from the land.

Gaia Domes are built using a pioneering, sustainable, masonry material called AirCrete.   These stand-alone structures help you feel grounded and spacious.

Food & Accommodation Gallery

Food

Local, organic mostly vegetarian delicious meals.  Most of the food is grown on-site and we can accommodate any dietary preference.  

What Makes This Program Special?

Immerse  yourself in the elements of the jungle with waterfalls and hot springs while learning self-care and skills you can use to help others doing Thai Massage. 

To support your integration upon returning home, we will provide you with a series of videos that will allow you to seamlessly continue the practice.

Inclusion

  • 5 Nights and 6 Days in Eco-Chic Accommodation with Biomimicry Design
  • Delicious Farm-to-Table Meals from the Permaculture Farm Onsite
  • Daily morning yoga, breath-work and meditation 
  • Creative Contact Yoga classes
  • Nourishing Thai Massage Instruction 
  • Natural Hot Springs Excursion
  • Local Hikes to Waterfalls and Swimming Holes
  • Cacao Farm Tour and Chocolate making workshop

Center

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Brave Earth

We’ve taken special care to host our retreat at an extraordinary center that prioritizes sustainable design in harmony with the environment. We’ll have plenty of time to explore the property and learn about the systems they and their neighbors have put in place with biodynamic farming, biomimicry, and natural design. 


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Advance Payable Percentage- 20%

Why choose Contact Yoga


We invite you to join us for this amazing opportunity to study and explore new inner and outer terrain in beautiful Costa Rica!


You will come away with powerful insights and new somatic tools to balance your body that you can take back home and incorporate into your practice or daily routine.

Take this unique opportunity to experience the power of the elements while deepening your yoga and wellness practice. 

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