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Open Your Heart! Yoga and Art.
A retreat in Costa Rica February 28-March 7, 2015
with Una Viggiani and Katrina Gustafson
Vida Asana, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
ABOUT THE RETREAT
Join Una and Katrina for a week of yoga and art, oceans and jungles, relaxation and fun in tropical Costa Rica.
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ABOUT THE FACILITATORS
When Katrina took her first yoga class 12 years ago she knew she had found her soul’s home. The practice of yoga has transformed her life so vastly that she left her 12 year career as a high school English teacher to pursue the practice whole-heartedly. She has taken two certified teacher trainings since then, numerous workshops with master teachers, opened Karma Yoga Center, and created a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certified teacher training that she leads three times a year. Her teaching style is a heart-centered vinyasa (flow) with an emphasis on the spiritual aspects of the practice. She is a student and devotee of Saul David Raye, Dr. Katyayani Poole, and Dr.Pandit Rajmani Tigunait . Katrina subscribes deeply to the practice of bhakti (devotional) yoga, tantric philosophy, and Vedic astrology. She works hard on maintaining the integrity of this ancient practice while bringing it into the 21st century. Though yoga brings her deep joy, her greatest passion is loving on her two boys Maximus and Boden.
Una Viggiani is an artist, yogini, world traveler and inspired instigator. She earned a degree in Fine Art from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and her Masters degree in Education at the University of Denver, but ultimately learned the most traveling the world on a solo journey that lasted two years and took her to 22 countries. She discovered yoga as a way to balance the demands of teaching, but it soon became much more than that. Yoga became a way of life for Una and making the shift from art teacher to yoga teacher came naturally. Now, she combines her love of art, yoga and travel by teaching workshops and organizing retreats. She created Bella Retreats in 2013 as a way to create extraordinary experiences for people to relax, reset and return to wholeness.
ABOUT THE RETREAT CENTER
Vida Asana is an Eco-Lodge that specializes in Yoga retreats, Surf adventures, and a Healthy sustainable lifestyle, creating a space for learning and happiness for visitors from all over the world. Vida Asana was founded and built in 2002 as one of the first yoga retreat centers on the pacific coast of Costa Rica. Since then they have evolved into a full Eco-lodge that serves as an inspiration for a healthier lifestyle. They provide a combination of lodging, organic meals, yoga, surf, and adventures. Our guests experience a lifestyle that many people are lacking these days, but it’s so much needed. From the moment you arrive you will be absorbed by your senses. You will become more receptive and sensitive, a perfect setup for the transformation of your soul.
Vida Asana is on a private location in the forest, a short one km away from Playa Hermosa beautiful beaches and only one hour away from San Jose international airport. It has comfortable and stylish accommodations as well as a Restaurant Lounge that offers organic foods from local suppliers and their own vegetable garden.
ABOUT THE ACCOMMODATIONS:
Tucked away in the forest, and 1 Km away from the beach, Vida Asana lodge seems to have popped up from the land and blends perfectly into the landscape. The buildings have been ecologically-constructed to offer tropical naturalness that will allow you to experience the pleasure of simplicity
Our spacious rooms built in teak & bamboo offer guests comfort with environmental consciousness. With the intention of contributing to the world’s sustainability we only use harvest wood grow by local farmers, Helping the local economy and discouraging cutting of hardwood trees from the Costa Rica rain forest. Each space has been carefully thought out with an artistic touch.
ABOUT THE TOWN / COUNTRY
Strategically located in the central pacific you can explore all the adventures and educational experiences available in this beautiful country. At Vida Asana we listen carefully to what your expectations are, and we will help you coordinate your activities to make sure you get the best out of your trip. We love to help you book your tours and coordinate all pickups at our location. We are glad and always available to assist our guest on having the most fun and enjoyable adventures in Costa Rica.
Hermosa, which means “beautiful” in Spanish, is an aptly named gray-sand beach that perches between two mountains. It is a fabulous getaway for those seeking quality relaxation. Most visitors bring a blanket and sunscreen to soak up Guanacaste’s burning sun, and due to its calm surf, Hermosa is a favorite for swimmers.
7 nights accommodations at Vida Asana – All rooms w/ private bathroom, hot water, fridge, AC, ceiling fan.
A group shuttle to and from San Jose airport.
3 fresh organic meals per day.
Daily Yoga Classes taught by Una and Katrina
A multidimensional art project with all lessons and materials.
Sangria Night (A non-alcoholic beverage can be substituted, if preferred)
24/7 private access to the entire Vida Asana 3 acre facility, featuring pool, jungle shala, “sloth station,” lounge, gift shop, restaurant, and gardens.
16/7 Concierge services
ADDITIONAL EXCURSIONS AVAILABLE
Bicycles for transportation to and from the beach, for $10 a day, or $25 for the whole week.
Surfing for all levels
Birds and wildlife watching
Waterfalls and Mud baths
Single Room with Queen Bed and Balcony (2) = $1950
Double Room with 2 Beds (4) = $1600
Triple Rooms with 3 Single Beds (2) = $1450
We usually fly the Frontier Red-eye flight that gies direct from DEN – SJO. It arrives at San Jose at 5 am.
Plan to be at the airport for shuttle pick by 6am on Sat February 28th.
Check back for more flight details as they become available.