COSTA RICA YOGA RETREAT
MARCH 14—21, 2015
BLUE OSA PENINSULA
Bask in the healing forces of sun, ocean, tropical nature, nourishing food, deep yoga and joy in this Costa Rica Yoga Retreat! International yoga teacher Gayle Olson, welcomes you to this relaxing, adventurous and fun 8-day Costa Rica Yoga Retreat at the luxurious eco-retreat spa, Blue Osa.
THE BEAUTIFUL BLUE OSA ECO-SPA
You will stay at the peaceful and serene Blue Osa Spa — an elegant, zen-like atmosphere in a stunning tropical setting between ocean and jungle. Situated on miles of secluded white sandy beaches in a region many people consider the most beautiful of Costa Rica, Blue Osa Spa is a paradise for yoga, meditation, spa time, surfing, kayaking, waterfall rappelling, zip-line adventures, hiking, mountain biking or just lounging on the beach!
FLOW OF THE DAY. . .
MORNINGS begin with a healthy juice, tropical fruit and a serenity walk along miles of secluded sandy white beaches. At 8:00 am we meet in the open-air yoga shala for a an hour and a half yoga practice, followed by pranayama and mindfulness meditation. After yoga, a dive in the waves and delicious tropical breakfast!
AFTERNOONS you have open to swim, spa, surf, and explore the beach and jungle! There are countless adventures to enjoy (zip-lining, waterfall repelling, surfing, etc.). There will be a healthy lunch served early afternoon.
EVENINGS arrive with a relaxing sunset yoga practice on the beach or in the yoga shala. A delicious dinner will be shared family style under the stars—appreciating the simple life of sumptuous tastes, good food, and great company! Moonlight beach walks are optional!
YOGA WITH GAYLE OLSON
Practice yoga with the inspiration of nature—sun, sea, waves and fresh air! Join international yoga teacher, Gayle Olson, for sunrise and sunset yoga in the outdoor yoga shala overlooking the Pacific ocean. Gayle is founder of Exotic Yoga Retreats and author of The Yoga & Fitness Guide for Women. She has taught and practiced Vinyasa, Iyengar and Hatha yoga around the world for over 20 years. Gayle has developed a unique method of giving students massage-like adjustments to help students experience proper alignment, while at the same time, experience pleasure and relaxation in the postures. Whether a practice is fiery and energetic, or soft and receptive, Gayle guides students to maintain a strong meditative focus on breath — and on the joy of yoga.
COSTA RICA YOGA RETREAT INCLUDES
- 7-nights / 8 days at the stunning Blue Osa Spa
- MIles of open sandy beaches to walk, run, surf, swim and lounge
- Fresh farm-to-table cuisine prepared by by Blue Osa’s chef (vegan, vegetarian, fish menus)
- Twice daily yoga practices on the beach or in the ocean view yoga shala with Gayle Olson
- Morning serenity walks to the sound of waves
- Eco-spa with an extensive array of services, including rainforest botanicals, massage & Ayurveda
- Add-on eco-tours… zip-line, waterfall rappel, kayak, hiking and small plane tours
- Airport transfer to and from Puerto Jimenez airport to Blue Osa Spa
YOGA HOLIDAYS INSPIRING YOU TO SEE THE WORLD DIFFERENTLY!
MARCH 1—8, 2014
FLY TO SAN JOSE:
Juan Santamaria International
LOCAL FLIGHT TO:
Puerto Jimenez Airport (1 hr)
FREE CAR TRANSFER
20 min to Blue Osa
Everything about this retreat was special. I have the most beautiful memories, new friends and experiences that I will cherish! The retreat combined the perfect blend of yoga, meditation and fun excursions. I also enjoyed the flexibility in our daily schedule... I had time for myself, to re-align and reflect on my life; as well as meet great like-minded people. Meeting Gayle has been a true delight. Her loving and positive energy was very present and made this retreat a real joy for me. I recommend this retreat to anyone looking to 'switch-off', re-balance and have a lot of fun!—Hala Darwazeh, Jordan
“Before meeting Gayle I had tried a number of teachers, some of them with excellent reputations in London and India, but yoga never really came alive until I started studying with her. Gayle’s intuitive, sensitive and phenomenal teaching skills helped me to totally live inside my body and find new depths in my practice. Gayle makes yoga both accessible and challenging. She brings the spirit of healing and freedom into her classes and all the fellow students I’ve met, find her an unforgettable teacher.” —Deborah Poland, Canada
"Thank you for this retreat; every minute was worth it! It was such a mind, body and heart opening. . . and so much fun! It's helping make my day-to-day life magical, and I can give so much to others as I have feel so fulfilled inside! Thank you again, and can't wait for the next retreat!" —Jennifer Clarke, France