Shakti Yoga Costa Rica
May 28 – June 4
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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.
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
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.
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
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org so we can support you.
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.
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