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Costa Rica Retreat 2016
One queen sized bed, air conditioning $1,550.00 USD
One room with Two queen sized beds, air conditioning $1,630.00 USD
One single bed, no air conditioning $1,400.00 USD
One room with one bunk bed, air conditioning $1,500.00 USD
One room with two bunk beds, air conditioning, shared bath $1,450.00 USD
One room with two single beds, no air conditioning $1,425.00 USD


Simplicity and Gratitude Yoga Retreat, Costa Rica!

Steal away to the picturesque landscape of tropical Costa Rica with Stephanie Lynn and Lara Leigh Ruddy for a week long yoga and wellness retreat at Pura Vida Spa. Rejuvenate your body, refresh your spirit, and steep your mind in the concepts of Simplicity and Gratitude, surrounded by friends, fresh air, and incredible food. Three delicious, fresh, and carefully crafted vegetarian (+fish/chicken) meals included, daily. There will be plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful sunshine and scenery, take a dip in the pool or soak in the hot tub, nap in a hammock or lounge with your favorite book, hike the grounds, take an excursion trip, or explore the beautiful surrounding vistas and coffee plantations. Or simply get quiet, with yourself. We are here to support you.

Stephanie Lynn, E-RYT 500, YACEP, Reiki Master
For nearly 30 years, yoga and meditation have provided me with a boundless source of strength and resilience, as well as peace and compassion. Although physical fitness is a wonderful benefit of yoga, for me it is far more. It is also a source of mental, emotional, and spiritual “fitness.” My teaching is a direct reflection of my belief in the potential of yoga and of my dedication to a life of service. It is my aim to steward every student in an individual way, regardless of the size of the group I am serving. I consider it my responsibility to ensure the safety, comfort and care of the students in my classes, and I am grateful for every opportunity to serve in this capacity. For more information about Stephanie, please

Lara Leigh Ruddy, CYT 500, LMT
After exploring the basic tenets of yoga during my first year of college, I quickly became hooked and couldn’t wait to share its wealth with those around me. In 2010, I completed my training under the guidance of Sandra Carden. I then broadened my understanding of the mind-body connection while attending massage therapy school in Costa Rica where I earned the title of licensed massage therapist in 2014. Still thirsty for knowledge and the desire to share, in 2016, I completed the 500 hour teacher training in India. Throughout my endeavors, I weave together the concepts of Ayurveda, anatomy, and yoga therapy in order to share my passions with the world, whilst facilitating wellness wherever I can. I feel most at home either in nature, in the company of friends and family, preparing and eating healthy meals, or traveling to places like Costa Rica. In my community, I am known for my intuition, knowledge, and compassion for all living things. 


Your investment includes:

~Daily Morning Sadhana with Stephanie: Kirtan, Meditation and Pranayama, Energizing Sunrise Vinyasa Flow Practice, incorporating Chakra balance and philosophy.
~Daily Evening Sadhana with Lara: Unwind and Relax with a combination of Yin, Gentle, Restorative, and Yoga Nidra, preparing for deep, restful sleep.
~Personal attention and hands-on adjustments during yoga practices
~Two focused Workshops, Yamas and Niyamas with Stephanie, and Yoga and Ayurveda with Lara, during the week
~Seven nights accomodations
~Three delicious daily meals (vegetarian + fish/chicken)
~Shuttle to and from SJO airport
~A detailed itinerary, packing list, and tips on making the retreat meaningful
~Suggested readings before or during the retreat
~A surprise gift!

Not included: Airfare, Reiki Sessions with Stephanie ($85), Thai Massage with Lara ($85/hour), on-site Spa Services with Pura Vida, Excursions (can be arranged through Pura Vida).

Travel details: We will hold opening circle Sunday morning, 3/12, and closing circle Saturday morning, 3/18, leaving both Saturdays open, as travel days. Your registration also includes the night of 3/18, if you choose to stay until Sunday!

*EARLY BIRD SAVINGS! Register by January 1, 2017, and get a $200 discount!*

Daily Schedule
(please note that minor schedule adjustments may be necessary)

6:30-8:30AM: Morning Sadhana with Stephanie: Kirtan, Meditation and Pranayama, Energizing Sunrise Vinyasa Flow Practice, incorporating Chakra balance and philosophy.

9:30AM Breakfast

10AM Focused workshops on Tuesday and Thursday

12PM Lunch

Open time for exploring or relaxing

6PM Dinner

7-9PM Evening Sadhana with Lara: Unwind and Relax with a combination of Yin, Gentle, Restorative, and Yoga Nidra, preparing for deep, restful sleep.

Cost of the Retreat
Starting at:
Single Occupancy $2210
Double Occupancy $1690
To see pictures and descriptions of Pura Vida’s accomodations,
To register and reserve your room, call reservations manager, Madison McClellan at 888-767-7375 ext. 233, or email
See you in the Sunshine!

Nature & Nurture Retreat at Neahtawanta Inn!

I’m thrilled to be joining Terri and Leslie at Neahtawanta this fall! I will be offering massage during the weekend. What a beautiful opportunity to deepen the care for your body! Massages will be offered at $75 an hour or $110 for ninety minutes. Please contact me after you register to schedule your appointment. I look forward to serving you.Nature & Nurture

Escape to the peace and serenity that exists in northern Michigan’s natural surroundings. Join Leslie and Terri at the intimate Neahtawanta Inn, bed and breakfast for a 3 day weekend exploring the elements of earth, air, fire, water and space through meditation, yoga, SUP and embracing nature!

Weekend includes 3 nights lodging at the beautiful Neahtawanta Inn, appetizers and local beverages Friday evening, vegetarian brunch Saturday and Sunday, vegetarian dinner Sunday evening and a weekend of yoga, hiking, and SUP in West Bay, not to mention the beauty of Traverse City!

Enjoy an evening on your own to explore and dine Saturday night and SUP rental should you not bring your own or choose not to participate in this event.

We are holding only 13 spaces for this event in order to keep it intimate! Should you reserve your spot by July 1st with payment in full, cost will be $450.00. After July 1st, weekend cost will be $500.00!

Retreat! To Samara, Costa Rica

Join Heidi and I this February for six days of paradise. I feel so connected to this area and I want nothing more but to share in the adventure with anyone able. Its the perfect break full of sunshine, warm sand and salty air. The town is small, safe and full of life. This retreat will include,

Twice daily yoga practice, meditation, pranayama & mantra,  Costa Rican breakfast, beach time, waterfall hike, day of service (Seva). Open to all levels.

You can also book things such as zip lining, snorkeling, horseback riding on the beach, surf lessons, dancing and so much more! I really liked working with Samara Adventure Company. This company is super reliable and they will be your shuttle from Liberia Airport to Samara for your arrival and from Samara to Liberia for your departure. Be sure to visit their website closer to date to book your excursions. (They prices stay consistent but the activities change due to seasons)

Reserve your spot today for a week in Costa Rica!

Early Bird Pricing extends to December 15th if you lock in with a deposit by December 1st.

Register by December 31, 2015

Early sunrise over the ocean, morning asana practice, afternoon or evening practice will vary between meditation, dharma talks, restorative yoga, yoga nidra and musical offerings.

Living Yoga! Embracing the adventure of life with friends, family & loved ones! This is the Yoga Retreat of a lifetime!

Lara, 200 RYT, 560 LMT, recently certified as a massage therapist IN SAMARA, will be offering massages throughout the Retreat – be sure to request a time slot when you register!

Heidi, 500 Hour RYT, will be offering Reiki sessions and Vedic Astrology.

Plan to live in bare feet, flip flops occasionally, and yoga clothes or beach attire for a whole week this winter!!!

Register today to hold your spot!


We look forward to living the life of our dreams TOGETHER!!!!!

Heidi Grace & Lara Leigh



Transportation to/from Liberia Airport to the Hotel is included.

NOT included:


Alcoholic beverages or specialty drinks such as smoothies

Massage, Reiki, Vedic Astrology

Tours, excursions, other outside activities