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4 Week Ashram Immersion
May 13 – Jun 8 all-day

4-Week Ashram Immersion


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May 13, 2016 – June 9, 2016 all-day



The Sat Yoga Ashram 4-week Immersion Program is for serious spiritual seekers wishing to immerse themselves in a longer and more intensive process of Self-enquiry, spiritual study, deep meditation, egoless service, Sat Yogic practice, self-discipline, and dharma-based community life. It is offered for those who are eager to pursue an accelerated path to ego transcendence and Self-realization.

The program consists of a carefully developed program of practical wisdom classes offered in small group settings, plus several daily meditation sittings, intimate one-to-one meetings with your program guide, special classes in the arts, satsangs in the company of Shunyamurti, and opportunities to share ideas with the ashram resident yogis during meals, karma yoga shifts (communal service), and group discussions.

The immersion program also includes as its essential core a number of individual transformation sessions. These are one-to-one private sessions that, through dream and symptom analysis and free associative self – inquiry, while being held in the safety of a positive pranic energy field,  yield an understanding and transformation and healing of our inner worlds.

Enjoy the beautiful natural setting of the Sat Yoga Ashram in the mountains of southern Costa Rica. Join our unique spiritual community dedicated to a life of sustainability, joy, creativity, goodness, and the realization of our highest truth.


The contribution for the 4-week program starts at $1975. This includes shared accommodations for 28 nights, 3 vegetarian meals per day, and participation in all ashram activities during your program.  Please enquire about private accommodation options, and about discounted rates for Costa Rica residents. 

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For FAQ’s about registration, application and arrival please visit our FAQ page HERE 
For any questions please write to us

Shakti Yoga Costa Rica
May 28 – Jun 3 all-day

Shakti Yoga Costa Rica

May 28 – June 4

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Celebrate Life!

We invite you to join us for a time dedicated to you. Come treat yourself and recharge with Lauren and Kelly , as we journey to Costa Rica in May 2016 for an all-encompassing yoga retreat. This will be a time to experience the beautiful nature of Costa Rica while also enjoying the company of our combined communities, yoga practices, meditation practices, hiking to waterfalls, an opportunity to surf the waves, and the joy of service. This is an occasion to celebrate YOU. There will be space in our daily practices and relaxation for you to reconnect with yourself. As many of us work through life, too busy to take a moment for rest, we often lose track of our true identity and self-worth. We are offering this chance for you to find balance. Come unite your heart, body, and spirit and discover freedom and joy as you build stronger relationships with yourself and others.


During this trip you will reside in a peaceful atmosphere that will inspire love and acceptance. You will have the opportunity to engage in many activities that provide both adventure and serenity. Options for hikes, zip lining  and surfing will allow you to connect with nature and immerse yourself in the beautiful Costa Rica environment. One of our days will include a service trip, offering the opportunity to give back to the people of Costa Rica and experience the true fulfillment of service. Daily power yoga sessions and meditations will offer you the chance to deepen your practice and tap into your powerful center. Please join us in this time of exciting activity, unforgettable experience, and good company, dedicated to you as a time to recharge and reconnect.





Retreat Includes:

t7 Nights Accommodations (1 nights near airport and 6 nights in Santa Teresa)
t3 Whole Foods Meals a Day
tAll Transportation within Costa Rica
tYoga and Meditation Practice Each-Day
tPersonal Retreat Time
tSpecial “Karma Yoga” Service Project
tAnd more…


Lauren Farina

My Yoga journey started the first day I practiced. I walked off my mat and took note of the effects that it had on me. How it made my body sweaty and hot, but more than that was the sense of peace and contentment that I felt with the present moment. I rolled up my mat and realized that I could do anything, be anybody, and could share the peace and love with everyone. As my practice progressed, my body began to change for the better. I was more aware of my body. I was more awake. When I was more awake I could see the role I was playing in my relationships. I started to build better relationships. I wasn’t so reactive throughout my days and in times of stress. I have learned so much from yoga. It has taught me how to accept where you are in life. I completed a 200 hour hot yoga teacher training to start and then followed it with a 100 hour teacher training at Shanti School of Power Yoga. My skills were progressing. I started to really resonate with feeling empowered. I started to feel like I was shining. Just like Nelson Mandela said: “Who are we, not to shine?”. I started to understand and see even more. To this day my intention for my students is to have them leave feeling empowered by their own strength and power so they can shine their light on the world. I met Sid McNairy along my journey and I was immediately inspired by him. I attended one of his classes and left feeling a fire lit within me. He became a real mentor to me. I was drawn to his way of teaching. Reminding us to trust the process, be present, and hold ourselves accountable. Accountable for our dreams, our desires, and our goals. I continue to train with Sid and travel to attend his workshops. I attended his Empowerment and Beyond program in Nicaragua in 2011 and since then have completed two more of his Empowerment and Beyond programs. Over the last year my sister and I have opened our own yoga studio- Shakti. Our community of people have been inspiring and supportive. I have continued my training to grow as a yoga instructor and a person. I have taken level 1 with Baron Baptiste and am a level 2 candidate for next spring. Through my journey I continue to work hard to find more self- acceptance and power. I find the layers fall off and I can give myself a lovingness and more significantly give others this same love. I have found that the more I continue to empower myself, I can empower those around me. I know I will continue this work and other than that, that is all I know. I’m ready to take the next steps and although I’m not really sure what will come next, I am looking forward to the possibilities of the unknown. I’m ready for anything and I will carry a way of being that is based on love and connection. Namaste.
Kelly Farina

I began practicing yoga in 2006. It didn’t take long till I started to see the effects of how the practice impacted my life.  I am passionate about my practice, and have the desire to share this passion with the world.   I have completed teacher trainings with Baron Baptiste, Johnna Smith, and Sumit Banerjee.  I teach mostly power yoga vinyasa because it changed my life.  Building the Shakti community with my sister Lauren has been one of my greatest adventures.  This community has come together through a shared love of yoga, and continues to grow and expand outside the studio walls.   I am inspired by the leaders and teachers at Shakti Power Yoga and leaders from the Baptiste community who motivate me to continue to move forward, and expand my boundaries .  My husband has been my biggest support and the way his business impacts Nashville continues to inspire me.  Workshops, teacher trainings, and destination retreats have brought me so much joy, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to co lead retreats with the women I love and admire Lauren and Jennifer.  We offer a retreat that will give you the opportunity to rejuvenate, reconnect with yourself and others, practice, practice, practice, and immerse yourself in the experience in the beauty of Costa Rica.

This eco-chic center 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. *We have a limited amount of Beachfront, Garden, and Jungle View Rooms Available.  Rooms will be assigned on a first-come first-serve basis. Single spaces are limited.  Please register for a single room, and if spaces are full, register for a shared accommodations and  contact us to be placed on a waiting list.  We will do our best to accommodate you. 


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:

tSnorkel Boat Trip
tWaterfall Tour
tFishing Trip

*Price of Activities are not included in Tuition

Discover the true meaning of relaxation at the “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. Their Spa is located in front of Santa Teresa Beach so that you may enjoy the sounds of the sea and its cooling breezes.

Payment and Online Registration

$1795 Shared Accommodations ($200 savings from full price!)
$2495 Single Accommodations (limited spaces)

t To register  – go to our Online Registration Platform *.

At the checkout you will have the option to choose your payment method. The minimum payment you can make is the $300 Deposit which will “Hold Your Spot” and Lock in Your Price for your retreat. There is a $35 Service and Administration fee that will be added to the tuition rate.

tFor future Tuition payments please use the same Online Registration Platform.

*For Online Registration Technical Issues please call Reg Online support at 303.465.7500 Ext. 2. Our on-line system does not accept checks, but if you need an alternative payment arrangements,contact us.


tInitial deposits are non-refundable
t50% of payments are refundable upto 90 days before program excluding initial deposit
t89 days prior to a program, tuition is non-refundable
tFull tuition is refunded if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

We understand that many questions come up when visiting a place you have never been before. What do I bring? What is the weather like?  We have created Participant Packages that will clarify these type of questions and more   Once you have registered, we will send you these materials.  In addition, on our website we have a comprehensive FAQ section, that also gives detailed answers to common questions.  If you have other questions, you can always write us at so we can support you.

Getting There
All international flights will arrive at San Jose International Airport (SJO). True Nature Education has a Group Travel Agent that will be happy to help you book your flights.  Just ask us if this interests you.   Some of our retreats also have a Group Flight Option so you can travel with your fellow retreatants. From the airport we will organize one group transport for all retreat participants. Before booking tickets please contact us to discuss flight arrival and departure windows for your retreat and to be sure group minimums have been reached.

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 around the globe 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 to 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.

If this retreat isn’t up your alley, take a look at the variety of other retreats coming up around the world. There’s a retreat with your name on it!

Permaculture Design Course, Finca Tierra
May 29 @ 2:00 pm – Jun 12 @ 11:00 am

Permaculture Design Certificate Course

Fundamentals of Ecological Design
May 29 – June 12, 2016
* Check in is on Sunday at 2pm, followed by a brief orientation and dinner. The course starts on Monday at 8am. All course work ends on the second Saturday.  Check out is on Sunday at 11 am, following breakfast

Program Includes:
72 hour Permaculture Design Course & Certificate

Lodging – Farm stay lodging (Private bamboo cabins and shared bamboo bunkhouse)

Three daily meals

Field Trips

Internet access



Permaculture is a conscious integrated design system based on ecology and sustainability principles to create resource efficient and productive human environments and reduce our footprint on the earth.  Permaculture provides a framework for consciously designed landscapes that mimic the patterns and relationships found in nature that provide diversity, stability, and resilience.  These systems yield an abundance of shelter, water, energy, and food for the provision of local needs. Common practices include no-till gardening, rainwater catchment, forest gardening, and agroforestry.

Our course offers the standard 72-hour permaculture curriculum for certification recognized internationally by the permaculture movement with a special emphasis on forest gardening in the tropics.  Although we will be in a tropical setting, many of the techniques will transfer directly to any climate.

Finca Tierra is a 9-acre permaculture site and has become an important center for education and community development. Infrastructural systems contain: natural buildings built with local materials ( bamboo, leaf thatch and onsite timber), terraced & medicinal plant gardens, a nursery, seed bank, developing fruit and nut orchards, food forests, native timber forestry, timber bamboo plantings, water-catchment, renewable energy systems, and composting and biological flush toilets.



tPrinciples and Ethics of Permaculture Design
tSite analysis and design, from the tropics to temperate regions
tLandscape master planning and microclimate design
tReading the landscape and pattern recognition
tDesign for climate change
tRegenerative Land Management and Stewardship
tWater catchment, storage, filtration, and distribution
tBiologically based treatment of greywater and blackwater
tUsing greywater in the landscape
tNatural building techniques and vernacular architecture
tPlant propagation and grafting
tOrganic horticulture
tMedicinal plant propagation, usage and preparations
tBiointensive gardening and seed saving
tSoil rehabilitation and fertility strategies
tOrchard design and maintenance
tRenewable energies
tLocal and Regenerative economics
tUrban and suburban permaculture strategies
tEcovillage design and community building strategies
tNetworking within the permaculture community and beyond
tstrategies to create an alternative nation



Courses are held Monday through Saturday. Breakfast is at 7, lunch at 12 and dinner at 6. We cover 12 chapters, approximately one chapter a day, of the standard permaculture curriculum for certification. Mornings are usually filled with practical applications and afternoons dedicated with course slide lectures. Sunday is free for rest or exploring the area. We promote visiting our paradise beaches, kayaking, surfing, snorkeling and diving, waterfalls, hiking, bird and animal watching, bicycling the area etc.

The beginning of the second week includes a field trip to visit local highlights. First to the jungle, were the indigenous steward will teach us about natural medicine and traditional sustainable living*. There we overnight in hand built wooden cabins on the edge of a river. A campfire, swimming and indigenous wisdom and stories are usual activities. We also stop by a mature food forest and taste an amazing variety of unusual fruits and spices, and get a great view of Panama. To round it out we also tour a 300-acre eco-village using animal integration, with chickens, ducks, geese, pigs, horses and sheep;  natural building and community scale organic agriculture.

*We can’t guarantee the trip to the indigenous land because of weather and other variables (rivers at high water stage, horrendous road conditions) but its never stopped us so far so be prepared for it!


Program Info: 
– Please register early as the course can and does fill quickly – Course price does not include airfare – $400 USD non-refundable deposit required, Course fees are refundable up until one month before the course – Meals will include traditional cuisine and farm foods – Academic credits / partial or full grants are often available to undergraduate and graduate students (inquire with us for more information) – Program is taught in English.

$1,300 Tuition

$1,450 (Late registration fee (10% extra) for bookings made less than two weeks before course start date)

We recommend you bring

tTall Socks (above half calf, like futbol/soccer socks)
tLightweight working pants and shirts
tBathing suit
tFlashlight or headlamp (for off farm uses)
tNotebook and pen
tGardening work gloves
tMedical Supplies
tBeach Towel (you are supplied with towels for showering on farm)
tA device to read PDF files (we have a large digital library)

This is a tropical humid forest and it can rain at any time. Temperatures range from 32° to 24° (C)  90° to 75° (F)

Be prepared for the following conditions hot, humid, rainy and muddy. Bring plenty of socks .

Solar lamps are provided for on farm use.

Umbrellas are essential, rain jackets in tropical weather can become hot and humid and are not recommend for on farm use.

During times of extreme rain things can mold, especially leather, but potentially anything so don’t bring anything that you cant live without.

Optional items to consider

tRain coat (for travel)
tSnorkel mask and fins
tWater bottles
tMusical Instruments
tiPod, Mp3 players, speakers

Or buy from available supplies at Finca Tierra

tRubber boots $14
tBiodegradable sunscreen
tNatural bug repellent


“I could listen to permaculture lecture all day but Ian adds enough practical hands on stuff to keep everyone engaged, great mix of lecture and practical. The course instructor was very knowledgeable and engaging not to mention passionate. Always made time for the students and answered any questions we had. The location of the farm is just far enough from town to get peace and quiet but it’s close to some of the better beaches.
— PDC Student, Mario, Mexico

“This place has changed the way I see the world and the way we choose to live with the land. What I have learned at Finca Tierra I can basically apply anywhere. I’m really excited to be coming back here soon. Ian and Ana are amazing, inspiring, engaging, and really passionate about sharing what they have learned through their experience of rebuilding the land and basically learning to be fully sustainable. You should come here if you want to be blown away! So beautiful.
— PDC Student, Gabriel, Louisiana, USA

“The best food we ate on our year trip. We have had such great memories from the Finca Tierra course and will be back once we get our farm and need a refresh.
— PDC Student, Andy, Australia

“Doing the PDC (Permaculture Design Course) at Finca Tierra was an experience of a lifetime! Ian’s breadth and depth of theoretical and practical knowledge, together with his passion and enthusiasm for permaculture leaves you inspired, and with a strong foundation for knowing how to live in harmony with Mother Earth. The biodiversity of flora and fauna on the farm was incredible! It was also really cool to be able to walk around the food forest and just pick something off of a tree or plant and snack on tropical and exotic fruits and veggies. On top of that, being able to experience applications of permaculture outside of the farm, at SEED (Society for Ecological Education and Development) and Finca Inti, was also really cool.

The warm, rustic hospitality is definitely something to note as well. Ana, Ruth (Ana’s sister), Ian, Linton (the farm manager) and Bruce (Ian and Ana’s dog) made our stay very homely, and we felt at ease as soon as we arrived. The food was something out of this world! Ruth and Ana’s ingenuity in the kitchen was exceptional, and with fresh ingredients from the farm; every meal was amazing! Three times a day we would plunge into a wholesome culinary journey over some really stimulating conversations.

Thank you for everything… you guys are awesome hosts! Pura vida!
— PDC Student, Bemnet, Ethiopia

Copa Culinaria Mundial Junior Exphore 2016 @ Centro de Eventos Pedregal
May 31 @ 11:00 am – Jun 2 @ 8:00 pm

Exphore Martes 31 de mayo al Jueves 2 de Junio 2016, Eventos Pedregal I Costa Rica.
COPA CULINARIA MUNDIAL JUNIOR es una de las competencias gastronómicas más importantes de América, donde los chefs de Costa Rica y otros países compiten sorprendiendo con sus habilidades culinarias a un selecto grupo de jueces y al público en general amante de la gastronomía.
La asociación Nacional de Chef de Costa Rica, en conjunto con la Revista Apetito, realiza desde el año 2010 la más importante competencia culinaria en nuestro país.
Horario: 11:00 a .m. a 8:00 p.m.
Para inscripciones de cómo concursar: Tel (506) 8350-7121

AMBIENTE: Reciclaje en Curridabat @ Curridabat
Jun 1 all-day

Eventos del mes, UCR
Jun 1 @ 12:30 am – 2:00 am

Tibahuerta Abierta al público
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Fultierra abierto al público
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
FOLCLOR: Crepúsculos Románticos
Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sesión semanal de baile para el adulto mayor.

CINE: Viernes Cinéfilos en Alianza Francesa @ Alianza Francesa de Bº Amón
Jun 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm