with Jen Mullholand in Playa Hermosa , Costa Rica
6 nights in Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
Sun Apr 03 - Sat Apr 09, 2016
Experience six days of expanding your prana in your yoga practice in Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica. Set in a tropical setting between the rainforest and the ocean, come join us to unplug and really devote yourself to being present. Be prepared to spend six days simply practicing yoga, eating delicious locally sourced meals and spending time by the pool or at the beach. Or if you like a little more adventure, there’s the option for zip-lining, mountain biking, fishing and stand-up paddleboarding.
Surrounded by the rainforest in an open platform setting, there will be twice-daily yoga practices. Expect the morning practice to be more invigorating, with focus on postural work and really going after some fun poses. The late afternoon practice will be slower paced, more chill and may including some restoratives, pranayama and meditation. There will also be the option to participate in after-dinner discussions on yoga philosophy.
|7 days / 6 nights at Vida Asana Eco-Lodge and Yoga Shala|
|Healthly, locally-sourced breakfast, lunch, and dinner|
|One group private ground transfer to/from San Jose International Airport (SJO)|
|Flights not included|
|Get an email with recommended flights for this trip.|
|Travel insurance is mandatory and not included|
|For assistance with travel insurance, contact our partner World Nomads.|
Surf Lessons and Board Rental (or SUP-ing), Trip to Manuel Antonio, The Temezcal (Sweat Lodge and Shaman Ceremony), Zip-Lining, Stop at the famous “Tarcoles Crocodile Bridge,” to see the crocodiles and enjoy a complimentary fresh coconut water., Bicycles for transportation to and from the beach, Pescetarian meal option, Mountain Biking Tour, Herradura fishing trip
Not included: flights to/from San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) and travel insurance. Guests are responsible for purchasing travel medical insurance and cancellation insurance which are also not included.
Jen Mullholand, RYT-500, E-RYT-200 is a Seattle-based yoga teacher with a strong love for learning and educating people about all yoga has to offer. Jen has been practicing yoga for 17 years and teaching for the past 12. Jen taught for nine years in Chicago, until marriage and her new husband's job moved her to Seattle in 2012. She has spent the last decade-plus studying with some of the best teachers in the country: Aadil Palkhivala, Tias Little, Gabriel Halpern, Christina Sell and Noah Maze.
Jen’s classes are a playful, insightful and fun-filled experience. She encourages students to explore their physical boundaries while honoring their limitations in a safe space. She is inspired primarily by the Iyengar and Ashtanga traditions, with some classes being inspired by the flow of breath and movement, others focused on pose work and propwork. The work on the mat is always deeply informed by her anatomical studies and blended with philosophy that is applicable to daily life in the modern era. Jen's practice and teaching is also inspired by her newfound love of Crossfit. She loves to dish out a good challenge and incorporates different modalities of movement into her classes. For more information about Jen, visit her on Facebook (www.facebook.com/jenmullholandyoga) and Instagram (@jenmullholandyoga).About Jen Mullholand
Vida Asana Eco-Retreat and Yoga Center is located just 90 minutes from San Jose Airport (SJO), in beautiful Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica. Vida Asana is a place to find your true self. We are an eco-resort that specializes in yoga retreats, surf camps, mountain bike adventures, and a healthy sustainable lifestyle in a beautiful setting between the rainforest and the ocean. Our goal is to create a happy environment that supports education, mindfulness, and adventure. Our guests enjoy a simple and mindful experience that is often lacking in their daily lives. We encourage our guests to soak up the sounds, smells, and visually appealing landscape, while letting go and allowing their soul room to breathe. We’re also dedicated to the local community, both our guests and full-time residents often engage in garden building and other sustainable community building programs. Our current primary causes are BJJ Jaco, and Costas Verdes, two tremendous programs in our community. One teaching our children the joys of physical fitness, discipline, and mindfullness, the other making sure this beautiful land is here for them to enjoy, when they get older. Our meals consist of 3 daily mostly organic meals.
Includes daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Testimonial – Blissful Costa Rica Retreat I had never been on a yoga retreat when I signed up for Asami’s Blissful Retreat in Costa Rica. After taking, and loving, Asami’s classes in Montreal for a few months I has no hesitations about signing up as soon as she announced it. I was excited about escaping from the winter and getting to do Asami-yoga for nearly a whole week. If this is what I had experienced I would have been over the moon, but the retreat was so so so much more than I could have imagined! I thought I would be working on my physical strength – my balances and inversions – but instead, in the space of a few short days we built and strengthened a close community of compassionate, vulnerable, courageous, empathetic and supportive women. Yoga and meditation – along with our other activities (surfing, SUPing, hiking) – was the vehicle, not the destination. That my experience was this magical was no accident! Asami had clearly put in a lot of thought into the themes and tenor of each practice, which made it easier for us to connect with ourselves and others. Apart from this, Asami’s own open-heartedness and enthusiasm means that she brings out the same qualities in others. The location was perfect. We were tucked away from the distracting tourist hustle and bustle but still surrounded by a welcoming community at Vida Asana. The basic but thoughtfully renovated premises and delicious meals made it feel like a home away from home. I hope that you are able to find the opportunity to go on one of Asami’s retreats.
I had time of my life at Vida Asana! Thank you for organizing Trip Tribe!
This was my first yoga retreat. And I wish there was a word to describe how amazing it was. I came very open minded and nothing I envisioned could have prepared me to what I actually experienced. I let go of everything and just lived my life to the fullest as if I was a child again. Every day we did yoga, ate the delicious food that was prepared to us, played, shared and discovered together as if we had know each other forever. I didn't really knew anyone (except for Asami) coming into this retreat but I left having found my tribe. Those ladies are in my life forever.
The trip was really good, as the accommodations were very nice and the ambassador was wonderful. The meals could have been better, but the owner of Vida Asana was so thoughtful, and an above-and-beyond concierge for us!
Costa Rica is beautiful!
The trip was amazing it was my first retreat and it felt like we really experienced tye Costa Rica lifestyle.
I had a wonderful, energizing, yet relaxing, trip at Vida Asana. The food was amazing, the people so friendly and welcoming, and I loved cooling off during the day in the pool. I would definitely book a room at Vida Asana again in the future!
Amazing experience!! Vida Asana is a beautiful eco resort with beautiful people. I can't wait to return.
This trip was phenomenal...it was exactly the healing tonic I needed after a long winter.
Overall, the trip was a wonderful experience! The meals were all amazing and the facilities were gorgeous.
Our trip to Vida Asana was more than I could have imagined. Peaceful, beautiful, entertaining, delicious. The whole group came only knowing only one other person or none, yet we could not have felt more connected. Avery did a beautiful job planning our days, yoga sessions, meditations on the beach, opening and closing ceremonies, connecting us with ourselves, nature and each other. My body and soul were rejuvenated after this retreat. Thanks to all for such a memorable experience! I can't wait to do another yoga retreat soon.
The perfect uplifting, revitalizing getaway. I went on this trip with my sister for our birthdays. She knew Avery from yoga class but I hadn't met anyone. From the start, Avery was available, helpful, warm, kind, and comforting.. And her yoga classes were awesome all around. The trip agenda was flexible and accommodating, Vida Asana was paradise. On this trip, We were able to give back to Costa Rica through a planned tree planting evening on the beach. I Have so many memories and often think back to the beautiful women and beautiful country I was able to spend time with this past March.
Vida Asana was better than advertised!! Sean was the PERFECT host in every which way! EVERYTHING exceeded all expectations!!
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