with Nora Maskey in Tamarindo , Costa Rica
6 nights in Canafistula, Costa Rica
Sat Nov 05 - Fri Nov 11, 2016
Join senior teacher Nora Maskey in the quiet and beauty of the Cañafistula Valley in Costa Rica. In the midst of 4 of the most popular and beautiful beaches in the area, you can choose any aspect of the Costa Rican landscape to enjoy while here.
With expert instruction, fresh, locally sourced cuisine, daily beach visits, cenotes (underwater caves) to explore, and loads of other activities, this trip is the perfect way to relax and re-energize.
|7 days 6 nights at El Sabanero Eco Lodge|
|Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner|
|Nourish your body, mind and soul with morning Yoga Asana, enjoy the day in nature then wind down with evening classes that feature Restorative and Therapeutic Yoga as well Meditation.|
|Transport to/from Liberia International Airport in Costa Rica|
|Flights not included|
|Travel insurance is mandatory and not included|
Zip Lining, Horseback Riding, Snorkeling, Surfing, Sunset Cruise Tour, Rafting, Turtle Nesting
Not included: flights to/from Liberia (LIR) or for an additional cost San Jose (SJO) and travel insurance. Guests are responsible for purchasing travel medical insurance and cancellation insurance which are also not included.
For 25 years, I have had the honor of guiding students on a journey of self-discovery through yoga. When I began my yoga journey in the late 1980s I knew right away that this was the path to healing my body, mind and heart. My love of all things “yoga” inspired me to start teaching in 1990.
After receiving the healing work of massage to help recover from a car crash, I also became a registered massage therapist in 2000.
Since the day I first stepped onto a yoga mat, I have been drawn to alignment-based asana practice because of its ability to foster strength, flexibility and stamina – and not just in my body.
My early studies, teaching and certifications were rooted in the Iyengar and Anusara yoga methods. My current interests include exploring how yoga can offer therapeutic benefits for injuries and chronic conditions. This has led me to study biomechanics and certify in Critical Alignment Yoga Therapy. Yoga therapy provides an integrative approach to well-being and provides tools for coping with physical challenges as well as the psycho-emotional impact of chronic conditions.
Whether in one of my teacher training programs, a private one-on-one session or group setting, I’m dedicated to sharing my knowledge and helping you find your own strength and freedom. You can expect directive and detail-oriented teaching that will support you in body, mind and heart.
I am a curious seeker and continue to be an avid student of yoga asana and philosophy as well as anatomy, biomechanics, psychology and spirituality. I take ongoing courses, both yoga-based and academic, to keep my skills current and my mind and heart inspired.
As a yoga teacher and therapist, I hope be an inspiring part of your yoga journey that ultimately leads you home to yourself!
Located on a hillside in Cañafistula near Tamarindo, the hotel overlooks the Cañafistula Valley with beautiful views from all chalets. The lodge is located in the midst of 4 of the most popular and beautiful beaches in the area - Playa Avellanas, Playa Negra, Playa Junquillal and Tamarindo are all just a few minutes drive away. (Beaches are not in walking distance.)
The chalets are built out of teak trees grown in the area. The surrounding tropical gardens add indispensable privacy and peace to each unit.
All chalets feature one queen-sized bed, private bathroom, air conditioning, fridge, safe and a private porch equipped with 2 rocking chairs in which you can spend hours reading or enjoying the surrounding nature. Double and triple occupancy rooms are available as a single bed can be added.
Wireless internet connection in all areas so bring your own laptop and stay connected.
Includes daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Words can not describe our unreal experiences, everyone stepped out of their comfort zone multiple times during the trip, faced their fears and most of all we all gained 15 new sisters. This trip was a truly unforgettable experience that all of us will keep close to our hearts for years to come. Our stay, the people, the country, the food is just amazing! #costaricarebels !!
Incredible! Such a great group of people to spend my time with. Everyone was so positive and encouraging. I am looking forward to the next adventure with the hosts. Lets do this.
Perfect location to retreat to and focus on what matters. Secluded yet close to beautiful beaches and towns. El Sabanerno felt like home. An excellent spot to wake up in and come home to after a day of exploring or soaking up the salt water with an Imperial in hand.
The trip fulfilled every need I had coming into it- from peace on the mat, an amazing group of women, to a tranquil space for reflecting and growing. Shayna was the best retreat leader I could have asked for- attentive to all of our needs, supportive, warm, on top of every detail and aspect of the trip. Just fantastic.
Costa Rica was amazing! Great scenery, people, beaches and food! I highly recommend this trip to anyone!
WOW. Just WOW. Considering that A. this was my first yoga retreat and B. this was my first time traveling with Trip Tribe, I am entirely blown away and slightly addicted! I traveled with my boyfriend, who is NOT a yogi (bu really enjoyed the trip!!). We loved meeting new people and exploring with such a fun group of singles, friends, other couples and fellow travelers: Details: First of all, the coordination of flights and transportation was perfect. Everything went smoothly. Trip Tribe communicated everything we needed to know well ahead of our departure and Amy, the trip ambassador, supplemented with additional information as needed. Once we arrived at our destination, I was pleased to see that our accommodations at El Sabanero were humble, yet comfortable and adequate (think: clean but simple), and that there were common comforts like hot water (with some patience), safes and wifi (slowish wifi). They even provided a few shampoos, bars of soap and beach towels, which was unexpected. The natural surroundings of El Sabanero were beautiful and it was such a treat to stay in such a lovely natural environment. The general atmosphere at El Sabanero was amazing. The pool was lovely to swim in after our sweaty yoga sessions. The large meeting/eating space was tranquil and lovely. And the yoga spaces where we practiced were calm and peaceful. And the staff from all different parts of our trip -- from Harold to Hazel to Ana to Fernando to Donald, etc. -- were amazing, kind and welcoming. They made it really feel like home! The food at El Sabanero was AMAZING. A-MA-ZING. The kitchen staff really knows what they are doing and totally spoiled us with fresh bread, homemade gourmet meals and amazing dishes all week long. Even some of the packed lunches (for when we weren't there during lunch) were good! A HUGE thumbs up and major reason why you should stay at El Sabanero! Also, it doesn't hurt that beer/wine/cocktails are crazy affordable and also delicious! As for the yoga, Amy did her usual amazing thing. I've taken several classes of hers in DC, so I wasn't surprised to find that she taught similar wonderful classes in Costa Rica. Newbie or advanced, this girl's classes are a MUST-do! I particularly loved her Fusion Flow Yoga class (think martial arts meets HIIT meets yoga) and the nightly Nidra/Restorative classes. Major thumbs up for the quality of the classes, variety of classes and expertise of our instructor and trip ambassador! Additionally, I went to several beach visits during my trip with the group, and loved them both! I event tried my hand at surfing which was a total blast. I would also recommend getting a massage from Ana, going on the adventure tour and heading on the Catamaran Sunset sail (erm, skip that if you are seasick!). All in all, this was an amazing trip. Kudos!
The entire staff at El Sabanero was amazing! Harold, Donald, Hazel, Amit and Fernando were a dream team. We were well fed, taken care of, and given space when we needed it. The setting was so peaceful and beautiful I would highly recommend it!
This trip was excellent. El Sabenero, A beautiful and great place to disconnect and relax. The retreat allowed me to experience new ways/perspetive on loving myself first. I highly reccomend this trip overall, hospitality was excellent. Everything was just perfect!
Loved, loved El Sabanero! Everything went as scheduled, and everyone was so friendly and accommodating!
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