sup-front-angle-pigeon-web"SUP & YOGA" Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Certification Retreat

Thursday August 23rd - Wednesday August 29th, 2012

At Pura Vida Ride, Las Catalinas, Playa Danta, Costa Rica

The Yoga Energy Studio, Your Zen Yoga and Pura Vida Ride are bringing you the "SUP & Yoga" retreat of your life!

A 6-night 7-day "SUP & Yoga" Teacher Training Certification in beautifulLas Catalinas, Costa Rica offered to you by 500-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Trainers, World Paddle Association (WPA) and American Canoe Association (ACA) Certified Instructors.

Enjoy the gorgeous crystal clear waters of Playa Danta while learning how to properly combine the fastest growing sport with the ancient tradition of yoga.

Whether you want to become a professional "SUP & Yoga" teacher or simply want to immerse yourself in the "SUP & Yoga" lifestyle, one of the two following options will be ideal for you.

Option A: "SUP & Yoga" Retreat with 40-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Certification

- 40-hours "SUP & Yoga" Teacher Training Yoga Alliance Certification. This certificate may be accepted for other fitness CEUs.

 

- 6 nights lodging
  (double occupancy) at the Sugar Beach Hotel

- 3 meals/day

- 2 half-day trips including shuttle transportation

- Daily Meditation & Yoga classes

- Unlimited board usage

Course material

- Cost $1,899.00 if spot reserved before June 1st, 2012. After June 1st, 2012 cost is 2,196.00. For local rates and other accommodations, please contact Dori Matthews at yourzenyoga@gmail.com

Option B: "SUP & Yoga" Retreat non-certification

- 4 days of "SUP & Yoga" classes

- 6 nights lodging (double occupancy) at the Sugar Beach Hotel

- 3 meals/day

- 2 half-day trips including shuttle transportation

- Daily Meditation & Yoga classes

- Unlimited board usage

- Cost $1,530.00 if spot reserved before June 1st, 2012. After June 1st, 2012 cost is 1,800.00. For local rates and other accommodations, please contact Dori Matthews at yourzenyoga@gmail.com

* Flight & airport transportation not included.
* The cost of any extra activities is not included.


sup-plank-webFlight arrangements:

Book flight into either San Jose (SJO) or Liberia (LIR), Costa Rica, and we’ll arrange your shuttle. It is a 5-hour scenic drive from the San Jose airport and a 1-hour drive from the Liberia airport.

NOTE: PASSPORTS ARE REQUIRED by all US citizens and must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from date of arrival. Other nationalities should check with the nearest Costa Rican Embassy 
or Consulate for entry visa requirements.

Also Bring:
Towels, sunscreen, five finger water shoes or similar style, shorts/pants for practicing yoga that can get wet, rashguard, sunglasses with strap, hat or headgear.

Reservations and Payment:
Reserve your space on the water by calling Karen at:
(727) 466-7994 or emailing:
yogaenergystudio@yahoo.com
 
The retreat is limited to 12 people.

A $500 non-refundable deposit is necessary to reserve your place.

Click here for the application and reserve your spot in paradise!

About us:
Yoga Energy Studio at yogaenergy.me.
Your Zen Yoga at facebook.com/yourzenyoga.
Pura Vida Ride at puravidaride.com.

 

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Dori's Bio

Where you will stay in Paradise

 

Our hotel is set on the secluded beach cove of Playa Pan de Azúcar. It is a 3-star boutique hotel along Costa Rica's northern Pacific Coast. This charming beachfront hotel sits on a secluded cove in Guanacaste, a province famous for sunshine, surfing, eco-adventures and incredible natural beauty.

The cove is ideal for “SUP & Yoga” because it is protected from the strong Pacific currents. While on the water we may see turtles, rays, trumpet fish, parrot fish and many more tropical marine species swimming in the clear waters. From your room you will enjoy the soothing sounds of the ocean and flow to the tranquil rhythms of this remote tropical paradise.


423832_315091711875468_101253079926000_1019010_971549661_nThe hotel restaurant is open daily. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included in the retreat cost. Traditional Costa Rica cuisine, international dishes and fresh local fare, including fresh-caught seafood from the Pacific waters are on the menu. We will be dining at a covered, open-air patio overlooking the ocean.

The hotel has a gift shop that features books, nature guides & maps, Costa Rican & World music and local art and handicrafts. Here you will find the famed Guaitil pottery, made with the ancient traditional techniques used by the Chorotega Indians.

The materials used are taken from the nearby hills, and the pots are fashioned and painted by hand without electricity or foot pedals, and fired in large, outdoor ovens. The gift shop supports the Widecast organization, a group working in tandem with others to help preserve sea turtle habitats.

This is done by collecting hazardous plastic bags from the marine environment, and weaving them into beautiful shopping and handbags. The weavers, coastal rural women, also gain their livelihoods by their art. The gift shop also carries swimwear, various toiletries as well as an assortment of other useful goods.