Costa Rica Yoga Retreat

Fall In Love with Life: 7 day yoga retreat on the coast of Costa Rica!
March 24-31, 2013
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Come home to your heart, to a practice of love, with teachers Calia Marshall and Jacoby Ballard on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica in March 2013. This retreat will tap into our greatest desires for love as well as examine what gets in the way of it through the yogic and spiritual practices of asana, chanting, meditation, pranayam, intention-setting, and ritual. Love is what allows for healing and forgiveness, paves the way for connection, creates self-sustaining practices, and inspires us to contribute to the well-being of our communities. Love is what changes our lives and changes the world. If you were constantly and consciously acting from a place of love, what would your life be like? Come find out in a concentrated retreat setting with two experienced yoga teachers who will guide you on a life-affirming journey toward healing and empowerment. Allow yourself to rest, to nourish, to access and build on that magical, creative force- for yourself, your relationships, for your work, and then offering your love up, to all beings, everywhere, without exception.  
 
Our retreat will be held at The Goddess Garden, located in the town of Cahuita in the Cahuita National Park on the Caribbean coast, nestled in the rainforest and steps away from white sand beaches.
 
Your investment
Until January 24th
6 Person Dorm $1100
Triple $1200
Double $1300
Single $1500
 
After January 24th:
6 Person Dorm $1300
Triple $1400
Double $1500
Single $1700
 
10% off if you bring a friend!
 
What you receive:
-2 daily yoga classes
-3 meals/day included- Caribbean style, vegetarian available, organic & locally grown whenever possible
-7 night accommodations (single, double, triple, and dorms available)
-Swimming pool, whirlpool and hammock access 
-Spa Services: Ayurveda, Reiki, Deep Tissue massage, Hot stone massage and Shamanic Healing
-Bonfire on the beach
-Additional excursions available

           To register or for questions, please email us at costaricayoga2013@gmail.com.

Jacoby Ballard has been meditating for 15 years, practicing yoga for 12 years, and teaching for 10 years. He received his 200-hour certification from Kashi Atlanta, and his 500-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher certification from Kripalu. He is now studying Ayurveda (sister-science of yoga) at the Dinacharya Institute in New York City, that allow him to deepen his teaching and healing by combining herbs and yoga. Through his study, Jacoby is expanding his understanding of the philosophy and wisdom that underlies these ancient healing systems of India. Since 2008, he is the co-owner and founder of Third Root Community Health Center (www.thirdroot.org). Third Root focuses on collaboration sharing and making ancient healing arts accessible, giving a sense of empowerment to the community. Third Root is located in Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY.

Calia Marshall dove head first into her yoga practice in 2000 when she noticed the transformative effects it was having on her life. Calia’s teaching has been greatly influenced by the vinyasa flow and heart-moving style of yoga she delved into in her teaching certification at Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in 2002.  She has received amazing knowledge about alignment and back care through her advanced study with Johnathan FitzGordon and Alison West. And she has studied with Cathy Calderon, who constantly reminds her of the healing power of yoga, dance, ritual and prayer. Her classes combine flowing asana, full breath, stories and poems, exploration, and occasionally partner yoga and chanting. Also a professional dancer, acrobat, singer, Reiki practitioner, and an educator of children, Calia makes space for all of these practices to find their way into her classes. Calia is so honored to share her curiosity, fascination and love of movement, music, and magic-making with her students and peers.

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