COSTA RICA YOGA & HAPPINESS RETREAT
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.
YOU WILL RECEIVE:
- science-based, practical tools to up-level happiness
- personalized, holistic happiness action plan to continue at home.
- one-on-one happiness coaching
- yoga practices designed to increase happiness
- meditations to rewire your brain for positivity
- nourishing food, sun, and sea rejuvenation time
- options for additional sea and rainforest adventures
RETREAT AT THE BEAUTIFUL BLUE OSA ECO-SPA
The peaceful and serene Blue Osa Spa offers 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 is a paradise for yoga, meditation, spa time, surfing, kayaking, waterfall rappelling, zip-line adventures, hiking, mountain biking or just lounging on the beach!
- 7-nights at the luxurious and serene retreat center, Blue Osa Spa
- Locally grown fresh meals prepared by Blue Osa (vegan, vegetarian, fish options)
- 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
CHOOSING HAPPINESS WITH DR. LAURA DELIZONNA
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!’
Yoga holidays and adventures to help you "see the world differently"
“Thank you for this retreat; every minute was worth it! It was such a mind, body and heart opening… and so much fun! I learned to how to be present and the importance of surrender. 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
FLY TO SAN JOSE:
Juan Santamaria International
LOCAL FLIGHT TO:
Puerto Jimenez Airport (1 hr)
FREE CAR TRANSFER
From Puerto Jimenez
to Blue Osa (20 min)
Gayle's philosophy of "healthy hedonism" set the tone for a playful week of yoga and mindfulness, laughter and connection. Our setting, Le Fabriche, oozed with rustic charm and elegance. Quite simply the perfect place to unwind and let imaginations run free. Every meal was a feast for the senses - and let's just say we never went hungry! Nor were we deprived of the finer things like gorgeous wines and luxury shower fittings! But what I especially loved was the collective journey shared in our daily yoga practice. The yoga sala, framed by beautiful stone arches, overlooked the vines and olive groves. Each morning, Gayle guided us through blissful meditation, followed by a combination of vinyasa flow and stretch sequences. She really took the time to tailor the class to each of our needs so it felt more like one-on-one tuition a lot of the time. I'll never forget the energy we created as a group or the peace, joy and friendships which blossom there.—Joanne Joseph, Australia
When I embarked on this yoga journey, I didn’t really know what to expect. I had planned to have some time for myself, meditate and to do lots of yoga. Well, I did that and much more. I found a connection with 6 amazing women from around the world that felt closer than I have had in years and helped me realize just how small and connected we all are in the world. As for the accommodations, the owner and the local staff at Le Fabriche were incredibly hospitable and the food (and wine) was nothing short of amazing. The grounds, the rooms and the main house were gorgeous. I felt like we were treated like family and were immersed in the local culture both on and off the grounds, which enabled us to experience Italy as a local. Let’s not forget the amazing women who put all of this together - Gayle Olson - thank you so much for creating this beautiful experience for us. Your spirit and teaching skills are unmatched. I will never forget it. — Laura Brodtman, USA