Family Yoga Retreat : Connection & Balance with Morgan and Leigh

Guanacaste Province, Sámara, Costa Rica

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Morgan Pace Bolton
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Jun 21 - 24, 2020
Group size: 13 - 25
Family Yoga Retreat : Connection & Balance with Morgan and Leigh
Guanacaste Province, Sámara, Costa Rica

Morgan Pace Bolton
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$2460
Jun 21 - 24, 2020
Group size: 13 - 25

About this trip

Join Brinson Leigh Kresge and Morgan Pace Bolton for an unforgettable family yoga retreat!


Expand your family’s sense of the larger world while nurturing deeper connections and harmonious living within your household.  Join us as we delve into the transformative power of family yoga, meditation, and mindfulness in magical Samara Beach, Costa Rica!


Spend 4 days / 3 nights at the beautiful Villas Espavel, a small retreat village tucked away just outside the small town of Samara. Just a 5 minute walk from the Pacific-side tropical beach of Samara, this home away from home is the perfect jumping off point to explore all things sand and surf as well as the surrounding lush rainforest, which teems with tropical plants and wildlife.


Immerse yourself in daily adult yoga and meditation with Leigh while your child/children playfully explores creative yoga and mindfulness classes with Morgan. Enjoy 3 delicious meals a day created by our onsite local mother and daughter chef duo, Christine and Paulina, whom use ingredients from their own garden and local sources to create loving dishes that will feed your body and soul. 


Each day, have your choice of adventure! If you are in the mood to stay close to home: play in the kid friendly pool, take a cooking class, lounge in a hammock, explore the creek, or ride the zipline --- all on-site. For local adventures: sign up for surf lessons (kids surfing lessons with our very own Paulina!), kayak, paddle board, ride horses, take turtle hatching or dolphin tours, or just let your kids frolic in the shallow, gentle surf while you relax in the shade. 


Each evening we’ll come together to connect as a bigger family and discuss ways in which we can cultivate the loving presence that keeps our family bonds strong amidst our busy daily lives. 


If you are craving fun, meaningful experiences, and intentional family time --- >>> This is the retreat for you!


** This retreat is appropriate for many family configurations regardless of size and age of children.


About Leigh:

Leigh’s approach to teaching is influenced by her unique perspective as an artist and active world traveler, and further shaped by her fascination with the confluence of Eastern philosophy, Western psychology, and the psychosomatic experience of our existence.


Her deep well of practice and teaching experience in movement, introspective practices, and yoga is grounded in her roles as a professional dancer and choreographer,  senior Mysore Ashtanga instructor at Ashtanga Yoga Richmond, Yoga and Ayurveda Wellness Consultant, trained death doula, Mindfulness Instructor at Richmond’s Institute of Contemporary Art, and as Adjunct Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. 


She enjoys teaching in a variety of contexts: leading retreats, workshops, teacher trainings as well as in the classroom or yoga shala. Regardless of location and modality she seeks to apply the one on one intimacy and pedagogically sound methodology provided in the Mysore-Ashtanga system, a creative spirit, and by consciously bringing death into a more holistic conversation about living. 


Leigh has dedicated most of her adult life to exploring these realms via: the daily Ashtanga practice that she has maintained for seventeen years; exploration of vinyasa and principles of martial arts; pranayama and meditation practices; participation in a number of five and ten day silent meditation retreats; six multiple-month trips to India to completely immerse herself in 

Ayurvedic and yogic study; and living, studying, teaching yoga in Japan for over two years, and her training as a death doula.


The subcurrents of impermanence and the psychosomatic interaction inherent in Ashtanga yoga, Ayurveda, meditation, and pranayama are woven into the fabric of all of Leigh’s teaching modalities, her poetry, her other artistic expressions, and her daily life.


With profound gratitude she recognizes those teachers who continue to impact her life expression: Rolf and Marci Naujokat, Sharath Jois, David Frawley, Alaknanada Puri (Gangotri), and Pat Buxton. 


Leigh is a Yoga Alliance Certified Education Provider.


Leigh is teaching a Costa Rica Retreat for adults June 15 - 20, 2020

Harmonious Living: A Yoga, Ayurveda, and Meditation Retreat

visit: https://tri.ps/WQgqE

About Morgan:

Morgan is a children’s yoga & mindfulness teacher based in Portland, Oregon. She teaches preschoolers and elementary school aged kids how to be aware of their breath, bodies, and minds. 


In our ever busy distracted world Morgan aims to guide our future generation in learning life long skills of being in the present moment, having compassion for oneself and others, and learning physical and mental balance through asana and meditation.  She embraces kids as they are, letting them feel seen and heard and encourages resilience by teaching that through our mistakes, we learn and grow. 


The time spent immersed in connection and mindfulness with children in day camps and overnight retreats is one of her favorite ways to connect with children and their parents.  


Morgan holds a 200hr yoga teacher training certificate from Love Hive Yoga, studies in Primal Vinyasa with Annie Adamson and enjoys Kundalini yoga. However, the  greatest teachers on her path have been her two kids, now 8 and 5 years old. Through their being, Morgan is inspired to embody all that she hopes for them to become.


Before moving into teaching children's yoga and mindfulness as her main focus, Morgan has been a professional photographer since 2005 and enjoys the creative process of connecting intimately with families and yogis and those wanting to capture their true shining light for a moment in time.  She will be taking candid photography during the retreat and offering mini family photo sessions as well.


https://www.instagram.com/bija_kids_yoga/

The Collaboration:

Morgan and Leigh met while working abroad in Japan almost a decade ago and formed a strong friendship through their shared love of travel, yoga, and art.


Early on in their friendship Leigh taught Morgan the Ashtanga Primary Series in her tiny apartment, which at Morgan’s urging, quickly expanded into teaching group classes on the rooftop, and later larger yoga and meditation classes at the neighborhood community center. 


Concurrently, the pair dreamed up and actualized photo-shoots which combined Morgan’s background in photography and Leigh’s background in dance. For those Japan years, Morgan and Leigh would often be found together, making exploratory art in the streets of Osaka and engaged in editing and collaboration processes that led to participation in local art shows and the publication of their art online.


Time passed, Morgan and Leigh left Japan, but as life would have it they went on to have both their first and second children within months of each other and have stayed closely connected, sharing their journey of life and motherhood long distance across the United States. 


This Family Yoga Retreat is a culmination of Leigh and Morgan’s many years of learning, discipline, and practice as connected to experiences gained through their lives living abroad and their continuing dedication to the practice of yoga and that of parenting. They are beyond excited to come together with their families during this unique retreat experience. 

Villas Espavel & Accommodations

Villas Espavel:

This intimate retreat village is made up of six thoughtfully designed villas that surround the communal pool, covered outdoor dining room, and tree top yoga space. Each villa has its own unique character, but all include a kitchen, bathroom(s), WiFi, patio(s) where you can relax in harmony with the natural surroundings, and orthopedic mattresses for a good night’s sleep.


Accommodation Options:

Starting at $2,260 -- early bird special for 1 adult, 1 child 

                       $1,440 -- early bird additional adult

                       $820 -- additional child

Sample Daily Schedule:

*schedule is subject to change


Light snack and tea

Adult Meditation & Yoga Class / Kids Yoga & Mindfulness

Breakfast

Free time / Adventure time

Workshop

Lunch

Free time /Adventure time

Dinner

Family Activity

Activities and add-ons:

Pricing and scheduling add-ons will be available closer to the retreat date. See pricing for the list of offerings. 



What’s included

  • Villa Espavel
    Amenities include: pool (with kiddie section), wifi, patios and kitchens in each villa, orthopedic mattresses, zipline and swing, and a beautiful outdoor yoga pavilion
  • 3 nights lodging
    See pricing for villa options
  • 3 meals per day
    Homemade meals made onsite by our lovely local mother and daughter team
  • 3 adult yoga classes
    Including meditation (4.5hours Continuing Education)
  • 3 kids yoga classes
    Including mindfulness and craft
  • 2 family yoga classes
  • 2 family workshops
    Creating family rituals and intention
  • 1 family art project
    Let the summer solstice inspire new beginnings and goals, create a family work of art to remind you what your family values most
  • 6-8 hours Continuing Ed
    6-8 contact hours meeting the Continuing Education standards for Registered Yoga Teachers (200 hours+). Students will be awarded a diploma upon completion
  • Airfare
    Best options are to fly into LIR (~ 2hour shuttle to Samara) or SJO (~ 4hour shuttle)
  • Shuttle / Transportation
    We are happy to help arrange shared or private shuttles
  • Travel insurance
    Highly recommended
  • Adult beverages
  • Private Excursions etc.
    We are happy to arrange: Ayurvedic consult, a mini photo-shoot, massage, surf lessons, horseback riding, a family cooking class, turtle hatching/ dolphin tours, kayaking, Zip-lining, massage, & more

Available Packages

Shared Villa Retreat - Base Package
Available until May 15, 2020only 2 left

Shared Villa Retreat Base Package for 1 adult, 1 child

$2260 Paid in full before January 1st (discount code)

$2460 Paid in increments


The Shared Villa is our budget option.

Families will have a private bedroom with shared bathroom, kitchen, porch/balcony


This housing option is appropriate for:

1 adult, 1 child

2 adults, 1 child with a cot*

2 adults, 2 children with two cots*

* We can recommend travel cots for you to purchase and bring


Children under 2 are free


$2460
Shared Villa Retreat Package - 2nd Adult
Available until May 15, 2020only 2 left

Shared Villa Retreat Package for a 2nd Adult

$1440 Paid in full before January 1st (discount code)

$ 1640 Paid in increments


To be added on to the Shared Villa Base Package (1 adult 1 child)

Shared Villas hold a max of 2 adults & 2 children per family


See Shared Villa Retreat - Base Package for more information


$1640
Deposit: $450
Shared Villa - Additional Child
Available until May 15, 2020

Shared Villa Retreat Package for an additional child

$820

No early-bird on additional children


To be added on to the Shared Villa Base Package (1 adult 1 child)

Shared Villas hold a max of 2 adults & 2 children per  family


See Shared Villa Retreat - Base Package for more information


Children under 2 are free

$820
Deposit: $250
Small Private Villa Retreat Base Package
Available until May 15, 2020only 2 left

Small Private Villa Retreat Base Package for 1 adult, 1 child

$2560 Paid in full before January 1st (discount code)

$2760 Paid in increments


Our mid cost option.

Families will have a  small private villa with private bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, porch/balcony

Appropriate for:

1 adult, 1 child

2 adults, 1 child with a cot*

* We can recommend travel cots for you to purchase and bring


Children under 2 are free

$2760
Deposit: $450
Small Private Villa Package - 2nd Adult
Available until May 15, 2020only 2 left

Small Private Villa Retreat Package for a 2nd Adult

$1640 Paid in full before January 1st (discount code)

$ 1840 Paid in increments


To be added on to the Small Private Villa Base Package (1 adult 1 child)

Shared Villas hold a max of 2 adults & 1 child per family


See Small Private Villa Retreat - Base Package for more information

$1840
Deposit: $450
Spacious Private Base Package - 1A, 1C
Available until May 15, 2020only 3 left

Spacious Villa Retreat - Base Package for 1 adult, 1 child

$2760 Paid in full before January 1st (discount code)

$2960 Paid in increments


Our most spacious option.

-- One  mid-sized Private Villa:  2 bedrooms, a private bath, kitchen, common area, and porch/balcony

-- One large Private Villa: a- 2 floor loft villa with 1-2 sleeping areas, private bath, kitchen, common area, and porch/balcony

-- Or an Open Villa - an entire floor of a large shared villa:  3 bedrooms , 2 baths and private balcony  with a shared kitchen and living area downstairs


Children under 2 are free

$2960
Deposit: $450
Spacious Villa Package -additional adult
Available until May 15, 20204 left

Spacious Villa Retreat Package for an additional adult


$1840 Paid in full before January 1st (discount code)

$2040 Paid in increments


To be added on to the Spacious Villa Base Package (1 adult 1 child)

Spacious villas hold a max of 3 adults & 5 children


See Spacious Villa Retreat - Base Package for more information

$2040
Deposit: $450
Spacious Villa Package -additional child
Available until May 15, 2020only 3 left

Spacious Villa Retreat Package for an additional child

$920 

No early-bird on additional children


To be added on to the Spacious Villa Base Package (1 adult 1 child)

Spacious villas hold a max of 3 adults & 5 children


See Spacious Villa Retreat - Base Package for more information


Children under 2 are free

$920
Deposit: $200
Spacious Villa Package - 3rd + children
Available until May 15, 20206 left

Spacious Villa Package - 3rd + children

$820 

No early-bird on additional children


To be added on to the Spacious Villa Base Package (1 adult 1 child)

Spacious villas hold a max of 3 adults & 5 children


See Spacious Villa Retreat - Base Package for more information


Children under 2 are free

$820
Deposit: $200

Available options

Cooking Class w/ C&P - ADULT
$35
Cooking Class w/ C&P - CHILD
$20
Surf Lesson - ADULT (80min)
$80
SURF Lesson - CHILD
$40
Private Ayurvedic Consult (1hr)
$80
30 min photo session with Morgan
$0
Pack'n Playonly 1 left
$50
Cot (2-5yrs)only 2 left
$120
Cot (5-9yrs)only 2 left
$150
Child Care Available
$0
Turtle hatching tour
$0
Horseback Riding
$0
Kayaking
$0
Dolphin tour
$0
Zip-lining
$0
Guided hikes
$0
Massage
$0
$2460

Shared Villa Retreat - Base Package

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