Harmonious Living: A Yoga, Ayurveda, & Meditation Retreat - Costa Rica

Guanacaste Province, Sámara, Costa Rica

BL
Brinson Leigh Kresge
  • Email address verified
Jun 15 - 20, 2020
Group size: 8 - 18
Harmonious Living: A Yoga, Ayurveda, & Meditation Retreat - Costa Rica
Guanacaste Province, Sámara, Costa Rica

Brinson Leigh Kresge
  • Email address verified

$1950
Deposit: $450
Jun 15 - 20, 2020
Group size: 8 - 18

About this trip

Begin or dive deeper into your yoga and meditation practices, while learning to find balance through Ayurveda and healthy living, all in beautiful Samara Beach, Costa Rica!


This retreat provides an opportunity to delve into profound practices which unearth a deeper sense of self and create a more potent connection with the larger world outside of us.



                                                                       ---------

Leigh is co-teaching a Family Yoga Retreat : Connection & Balance June 21 - 24, 2020

For more information, visit: https://tri.ps/4lD44

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 treetop 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: 

 Pay in full by January 15th, 2020 and get $200 off per person!


Retreat Package Accommodations:

Different housing options are available to suit your needs and desires. 

- Singles Options: $1750 - 2350

- Couples Options: $1750 - 2625 each

- Full time student discount: $1450 (shared room/shared bath only)

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 (YACEP).


Sample Daily Schedule:

Meditation

6 - 6:20am

Tea, reflection, & introspection 

6:20 - 6:45am

Yoga Class

6:45 - 8:15am

 Breakfast

8:30 - 9am

Break

9  - 11:30am

Led Meditative Practice & Yoga Lab

11:30 - 1pm

Lunch

1:15 -  1:45pm

Workshop: Yoga & Ayurveda Lifestyle

2 - 3:30 pm

Break

3:30 - 6:30pm

Dinner

6:30 - 7pm

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
  • 5 Nights Lodging
    See pricing for villa options
  • 3 Delicious Meals Daily
    Homemade meals made onsite by our lovely local mother and daughter team
  • 5 Yoga Asana Practices
    Direct, individualized instruction with a focus on alignment, energetic efficiency, and adjustment techniques (7.5 hours Continuing Education)
  • 6 Introspective Practice
    Pranayama - breathwork: instruction, techniques, and practice Led meditation - foundations for awareness over time (3 hours CE)
  • 3 Yoga Labs
    A more concentrated study of energetic efficiency through an examination of both the physical and energetic bodies as they manifest themes and variations within practice (3.5 hours CE)
  • 4 Workshops
    Yoga & Ayurveda Lifestyle: yogic routines that help you find balance, maximize energy, and ritualize your life (6 hours CE)
  • 20hrs Continuing Ed
    20 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
  • Private Excursions
    We are happy to help you arrange excisions, including: Cooking Class, Surf Lessons, Horseback Riding, Turtle hatching/ Dolphin tour, Kayaking, Guided hikes, Zip-lining, and massage

Available Packages

Single - Shared Room / Shared Bath
Available until May 15, 20205 left

$1750 Paid in full before January 1st (discount code)

$1950 Paid in increments

$1950
Deposit: $450
Single - Private Room / Shared Bath
Available until May 15, 2020only 3 left

$1950 Paid in full before January 1

$2150 Paid in incriments

$2150
Deposit: $450
Single - Private Room / Private Bath
Available until May 15, 2020only 1 left

$2150 Paid in full by January 1 (discount code)

$2350 Paid in increments

$2350
Deposit: $550
Couple - Private Room / Shared Bath
Available until May 15, 20204 left

$1750 Paid in full by January 1 (discount code)

$1950 Paid in increments

$1950
Deposit: $450
Couples - Private Room / Private Bath
Available until May 15, 2020only 2 left

$1950 Paid in full by January 1 (discount code)

$2150 Paid in increments

$2150
Deposit: $450
Couples - Small Private Villa
Available until May 15, 2020Sold Out

Entire Small Villa - Villa Palma

Villa Palma sleeps 2:  It has a queen bedroom and bathroom with a nice patio and outdoor kitchen. Palma has an air-conditioned bedroom. It is on the ground level with no stairs.


$2150 Paid in full by January 1 (discount code)

$2350 Paid in increments

$2350
Deposit: $550
Couples - Large Private Villa
Available until May 15, 2020only 2 left

Entire Large Villa - Villa Mar 

Villa Mar – sleeps 2 – 5 people: it has a sleeping loft with a queen bed, twin bed and a window seat bed that fits a child under 8 years old. The loft is open to the kitchen and living room below. The living room has a double sofa bed, kitchen and inside dining table for 4 people. The bathroom is on the ground floor. Villa Mar has a patio with a dining table, hammock and chairs for relaxing.  Villa Mar has air conditioning.


$2425 Paid in full by January 1 (discount code)

$2625 Paid in increments

$2625
Deposit: $550
Full-time Student Discount Package
Available until May 15, 20204 left

$1450 Paid in full by January 1 (discount code)

$1650 Paid in increments

$1650
Deposit: $450

Available options

Cooking Class w/ C&P (1.5hour)
$30
Surf Lessons with Paulina (80min)
$80
$1950
Deposit: $450

Single - Shared Room / Shared Bath

Your Organizer


BL
Brinson Leigh Kresge
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... For more: https://www.brinsonleigh.com/out-in-the-world-and-covered-in-pai