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March 17-23 ~ Yoga & Meditation with Ashley Lopez & Nikki Krause
Starting from USD$1,500 per person (shared)
On March 17, 2019, join instructors Ashley Lopez & Nikki Krause for 6-nights & 7-days of practice while staying in eco-luxe accommodations with delectable farm-to-table meals and immersive experiences.
Restorative Elemental Awakening
With the cool and calm energy of the Winter transitioning into the brightness and regeneration of the Spring season, we invite you to 7-days of rest, relaxation, and awakening teachings that are connected to the elements around us. Through daily restorative, gentle vinyasa, and yin yoga practices, as well as opportunities to explore the local landscape and culture, you will root ourselves in to the sweetness of simply being and breathing. There will be yoga, meditation, education and activities throughout the stay, as well as plenty of time to relax in between. See below for itinerary.
What You Get
International airfare & travel insurance
Spa services and optional tours
Roundtrip private chartered flight directly to the property from San Jose, CR
6 - nights accommodations in luxury, Lotus-Belle canvas tents
Daily yoga & meditation sessions
Use of yoga mats, blocks, straps, blankets
Three delicious, farm-to-table meals daily
Specialty coffees, teas, elixirs, juices, kombucha & cocktails
Multiple guided adventures (may include)
Nauyaca Waterfall Excursion
Farm & garden tour + herb & essential oils lesson
On property nature walk & creek/waterfall swim
Beach Excursion with surf lesson
Cacao & Gong Ceremonies
All taxes and fees
Ashley is a passionate yogi with a tremendous capacity to care for others. She is certified in power yoga, hot yoga, and yin yoga. She also has 5 years experience with facilitating multiple trainings. As the years progress and her devotion to yoga heightens, Ashley has felt she has been given a higher purpose in life. She believes that yoga has the ability to give you the coping skills and the wisdom to deal with life’s most challenging moments, and the courage to begin the process of learning to love and accept all things in life unconditionally. Ashley is beyond grateful to be able to give back to the community and to the yoga practice that has helped her grow. She is excited to not only help her fellow yogis achieve their fitness and health related goals, but to also inspire hope, build confidence, and strengthen relationships, as she feels that yoga is not just a workout, but a way of life.
Nikki M. Krause
Nikki developed an infatuation with yoga in her teens. With over eighteen years of practice and ten years of teaching, it is the complete body restoration that a daily yoga practice offers that brings her back to her mat. She has studied many forms of yoga including Iyengar, Hatha, Kundalini, Anusura, and Power Vinyasa. It was during her two year Ashtanga practice under Itay Dollinger in Laguna Beach, CA that her infatuation turned into respect for the practice. In 2009 in San Diego, CA. Nikki began to train as a yoga teacher at CorePower Yoga, including Power Yoga, Hot Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga Sculpt, and Circuit Training. It was there that respect blossomed into a deep love and connection to yoga with the addition of a creative outlet that resonated with her spirit. Nikki continues to study the healing benefits of yoga under her Holistic Health development. As an avid trail runner and DJ, Nikki chooses a daily practice to keep her body aligned, her mind clear, and her heart open to creative possibilities.
7-Day Elemental Awakening
Arrival Day 1 - ARRIVAL
Arrive and hear the story of Kinkara and the 5 elements. Settle into your new environment and get acclimated with the land. An early afternoon traveler Hatha/Yin yoga practice, perfect for after a flight.
DAY 2 - EARTH
Early morning trail run around the property with Nikki or a strong Grounding Yoga practice with Ashley. Garden Walk and permaculture tour. Delightful meals from the garden harvest. A PM Grounding Restorative and Meditation with Nikki.
DAY 3 - WATER
Deliciously prepared breakfast, a short rest period and then traditional Fluid Vinyasa Practice with Nikki. Explore Nauyaca Falls with a picnic lunch at the falls. Hosted cocktail hour, elixirs, kombucha, specialty drinks. Evening downtime to go with the flow after Dinner. Ashley will lead a Yin class for the Hips.
DAY 4 - FIRE
A rigorous sweaty yoga practice in the morning with Ashley pranayama w/ Nikki incorporated with breath of fire. Breakfast and lunch activities involving digestive fire. A lecture on all the fermented foods that are incorporated into the cuisine. A bonfire and candlelight evening yoga practice with twists.
DAY 5- AIR
Early morning Pranayama meditation with Nikki. Breakfast. A writing activity. Lunchtime followed by a walk to Cloud Bridge or just some time for breathing room. Hosted cocktail hour with live music. Candlelight Restorative yoga with Ashley under the stars.
DAY 6 - QUINTESSENCE
A special Core and Balance Yoga class with Ashley. breakfast and Surf/Beach Day- Picnic at beach and/or Surfing lesson at Dominical with fresh coconut water and beach time. Dinner followed by Cacao ceremony with gong healing by our own shaman, Jaguar.
DAY 7 - Departure
Start the day with a silent, reflective meditation session, then prepare for the next step in your journey after a lovely breakfast and final gratitude circle.