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 visit:www.stephanielynnyoga.com
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!*
(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.
10AM Focused workshops on Tuesday and Thursday
Open time for exploring or relaxing
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
Single Occupancy $2210
Double Occupancy $1690
To see pictures and descriptions of Pura Vida’s accomodations, visit:www.puravidaspa.com
To register and reserve your room, call reservations manager, Madison McClellan at 888-767-7375 ext. 233, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
See you in the Sunshine!