• Single Occupancy – $1,700.00
  • Shared Occupancy – $1,250.00

Balance in cash upon arrival

Date & Time Details: Arrive in the afternoon of the 24th, depart on the morning of the 3rd.

Location: Vida Asana

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Living the Yamas and Niyamas: A Pura Vida Retreat (SOLD OUT)

Carrie Goldsmith

February 24 - March 3, 2019

***This retreat is sold out. If you’re interested, you can email us to be put on a waiting list.

How do we use our life experiences to awaken and deepen our understanding of our humanity and our spirituality? Going on retreat can help us reconcile our secular life with the sacred.

Our mornings will begin with yoga and meditation. Following breakfast, the day is yours to explore or relax. We can help arrange excursions, or make suggestions for restorative “activities”.
For four of our evenings, we will have satsungs–“gatherings”. We will explore the Yamas and Niyamas, yoga’s ethical practices of right living. We will use Deborah Adele’s book, The Yamas and Niyamas, as an optional reading guide to our discussion and sharing, and explore how these two branches of Ashtanga yoga help us live more skillfully, compassionately, and with more health and fulfillment. Using poetry, mantra and music as well, we will deepen our sense of wholeness by connecting more fully to ourselves, each other, and to something larger.
This retreat is appropriate for yogis of all levels, abilities and experience.

The retreat includes:

One group shuttle to and from the airport the day the retreat starts and ends
7 nights accommodations
3 Healthy, locally sourced, AMAZING vegetarian meals per day *Fish can be added to the
menu for an additional $5.00 per day.

Daily yoga and meditation appropriate for all levels
4 evening satsungs
For yoga teachers, workshop hours are eligible for Yoga Alliance CEC’s • One group excursion
We can help you make arrangements for:

Surf and/or SUP lessons
Day trip to Manuel Antonio National Park, Rainmaker, and/or Carara National Park
Horseback riding
Catamaran tour
Massage and bodywork
Sweat Lodge
Cacoa Ceremony
Mangrove Monkey Tour
Mountain biking
Bicycles for transportation to and from the beach are available


Carrie Goldsmith
Carrie Goldsmith, MA, Yoga Alliance RYT 500, E-RYT 200 comes to her roles as a yoga teacher, 200 hour teacher training facilitator, and retreat leader with a wide variety of life experience. Born and raised in Southern California, Carrie has traveled extensively, picked cherries in Oregon, operated a cross-country ski resort in Mammoth Lakes, and managed an apartment complex for stressed out grad students. She also taught high school English and literature and learned that tree pose and sun salutations are excellent classroom management tools for restless 9th grade boys. Carrie has been a certified group fitness instructor and personal…
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