COSTA RICA YOGA & HAPPINESS RETREAT
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MARCH 8—15, 2014
HAPPINESS & YOGA INFUSION!
Build more joy, love, mindfulness, and positivity into your life while enjoying adventure, fun, and rejuvenation. Happiness expert and Stanford University instructor, Dr. Laura Delizonna and international yoga teacher, Gayle Olson will teach you how to increase your level of happiness. Their unique holistic approach to happiness synthesizes powerful practices from neuroscience, meditation, yoga, and positive psychology.
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 serenity walk along miles of secluded sandy white beaches. At 8:00 am we meet in the open-air yoga shala with Dr. Laura to kick-off our day with a happiness ritual. From 8:30–10:00, Gayle leads you through a joyous yoga practice designed to embody the happiness principles. We enjoy an exotic tropical breakfast, followed by an 11:30-12:30 Happiness session.
AFTERNOONS After lunch you have time to rest, play, swim, spa, surf, and explore the beach and jungle! We will meet up at 5:00 pm for another Happiness session in the waves.
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!
HAPPINESS & YOGA RETREAT WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH:
- science-based, practical tools to boost happiness
- yoga practices designed to help you embody happiness
- personalized, holistic happiness action plan to continue at home
- jungle love immersion
- beach meditations that will help you surf the waves of life
- meditations to rewire your brain for positivity
- nourishing food, sun, and sea rejuvenation time
- options for additional sea and rainforest adventures
BOOST YOUR HAPPINESS WITH DR. LAURA DELIZONNA
Dr. Laura Delizonna is an expert in sustainable happiness. She coaches individual clients, conducts workshops at companies and nonprofits, and presents keynote speeches. She also teaches popular happiness and emotional intelligence courses at Stanford University. Recognized as an authority in happiness, Dr. Delizonna trains mental health professionals and serves as a board member of nonprofit organizations including The American Happiness Association and Project Happiness. She views happiness as emerging from having an ability to respond to each moment with skills. For the last five years, she has been teaching this skill set to others. She wrote a manual for increasing sustainable happiness which is calls “The 5 Habits of Happiness.” She teaches workshops for individuals, businesses, and organizations on how to increase happiness and well-being.
YOGA WITH GAYLE OLSON
On this Costa Rica Yoga & Happiness Retreat, we will practice yoga twice daily on the beach or in the spectacular ocean view yoga sala — a blend of Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Iyengar and Yin yoga — with mindfulness and breath meditations. Gayle Olson, founder of Exotic Yoga Retreats and author of The Yoga & Fitness Guide for Women, has taught and practiced yoga around the world for over 20 years. She specializes in giving hands-on adjustments through her unique method of Vinyasa Adjustment Massage… ‘like receiving a full-body massage, in motion!’
COSTA RICA YOGA RETREAT INCLUDES:
- 7-nights at the luxurious and serene retreat center, Blue Osa Spa
- Fresh farm-to-table cuisine prepared by Blue Osa’s chef (vegan, vegetarian or seafood menus)
- Dr. Laura Delizonna’s life-changing Choosing Happiness Program
- Twice daily Yoga classes on the beach or in the ocean view yoga sala with Gayle Olson
- Miles of open sandy beaches to walk, run, surf, swim and lounge
- Eco-spa with an extensive array of services, including rainforest botanicals, massage & Ayurveda
- Add-on eco-tour options (zip-line, waterfall rappel, kayak, hiking and small plane tours)
- Airport transfer from Puerto Jimenez airport to Blue Osa
YOGA HOLIDAYS INSPIRING YOU TO SEE THE WORLD DIFFERENTLY!
MARCH 8—15, 2014
FLY TO SAN JOSE:
Juan Santamaria International
LOCAL FLIGHT TO:
Puerto Jimenez Airport (1 hr)
FREE CAR TRANSFER
20 min to Blue Osa
Perfect is a word to be used very carefully and not too often. However, I must use it when describing your presentation.— Leonor Urbain, Stanford University Staff, CA
"Thanks for a life transforming workshop. There is so much that I have learned and look forward to using much of the material over my lifetime." —Sudhir Nakhwa, CEO, Acinti Corp
This is the best course I have ever taken.—Heida Eld, Lane Medical Library, Stanford University
This workshop changed my life.—Heida Eld, Lane Medical Library, Stanford University