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Did you hear?? The one and only Michael Dynie will be joining this retreat and offering a couple of his outstanding Yoga classes. I have 4 spaces left, perfect for friends sharing, a couple, or a few single travellers looking for adventure!! This is my 10th retreat on the Farm and it's hard to describe the experience, unique to all, but what is the same is the energy you feel as soon as you step on the property and the positive changes that come from your experience. #breatheitallin #yogaretreat ...

Costa Rica Vitality Adventure

January 26, 2018, 7:00am - February 2, 2018, 5:00pm

This is my 10th yoga retreat offering at The Farm of Life, and it has been described as a life changing retreat. It is hard to describe the beauty, magic and transformation that takes place at the Farm of Life, you just have to experience it! Vitality (or ‘Ojas’ in Sanskrit), refers to our deepest strength – our ability to live and thrive. This very unique yoga adventure retreat offers much more than a vacation – the 8 days helps to open your heart, tap into your inner power and bring you new energy and vitality. This is an opportunity to do transformational work and invest in your health and wellness while basking in the beauty of Costa Rica’s nature. Find more joy, more spontaneity and the will to ENLIVEN! The retreat is a balance between self healing and adventure. Between reiki sessions, massage therapy, yoga, meditation and nourishing food there’s tropical jungle hikes, waterfall swimming, beach trips, surfing, flying trapeze, horseback riding and so much more! Escape the winter blues by both flourishing and rejuvenating with us on our Vitality Adventure Yoga Retreat. Give yourself the gift of rejuvenation!! When:Jan. 26th-Feb. 2nd 2018 Where: Farm of Life, Costa Rica in the Southwest Costal Region, near the Pacific Ocean and halfway between Dominical and San Isidro. All Inclusive: Accommodations 7 nights at Finca de Vida Round Trip San Jose Transfer: Bus leaving Aeroport Hotel in SJ at 7 a.m Jan. 26th, bus leaving Farm of Life Feb. 2nd 10a.m Vegetarian Meals: Raw/Ayurvedic-Gluten Free Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner … Click HERE for a sample menu 1 Reiki per Guest with reiki master Brian Calvi. Brian moves light and energy through you, while you simply relax, breath, let go and allow the energy points to release. Energetic blocks will be cleared, leaving you energetically clear and open. Farm Tour with Health Education Integrated(Prana Tour) Sound Therapy sessions: uses the Gong and Tibetan Signing Bowls to invoke a deep state of relaxation. Meditating on the subtle sounds and vibrations of the bowls opens and harmonizes the chakras, while the Gong vibrates across the spectrum of creation, Om. Sound therapy sessions assists in entering into meditation, has a centering effect and synchronizes left/right brain. Mid Week Laundry Service 1 Raw Food Demonstration from Farm's Chef Awakening the Senses Workshop Authentic Full Moon Cacao Ceremony with Ecstatic Dance. Cacao is a food of the Gods! Our wise Aztec and Mayan ancestors knew of the sacred medicinal properties of Cacao and they consumed it abundantly in their royal courts and for ceremony. We create a uniquely profound ceremonial experience for you by bringing together the cacao medicine with divinely-inspired purification rituals, meditation, healing touch, and Ecstatic Dance to assist in opening the heart and spirit. Daily Yoga with Andrea Robertson. Style of classes include:Vinyasa flow, Hatha, Yin, Restorative, Meditation Qigong session with Jody Calvi. Qigong class emphasizes self-healing, chi (energy) cultivation, joint mobility, inner alchemy, gentle circular movements and meditative breathing. It balances Yin-Yang and the 5 Elements, detoxifies the skin, brain, and internal organs, nourishes the joints, optimizes immunity, rejuvenates and increases vitality. Introduction guided Sunrise sun-gazing with Brian Calvi. Sungazing is an ancient Egyptian and Mayan practice where the gazer cycles earth and solar energies and receives innumerable healing benefits. Use of amenities at Farm of Life including Vitality Cool pools, Chemical free Infinite Pool, Jungle gym & Walking trail hikes, Morning and Evening Sungazing Vortex, Wifi Vapassana, also known as silence meditation. We will be having a day to retreat in solitude honouring a day in silence, an opportunity to be present with yourself! Silence will be begin before yoga and break at dinner. Tours with Transfer(Included) Hike to Nauyaca Falls, rated one of the top 10 Best Waterfalls in the World! Jewel of the Sun Hikes:Hike to Big Rock and waterfalls 2 Beach days to stunning beaches! Optional Surfing on beach days(additional cost for surfing) Diamente Waterfall and Hike + Overnight in Caves with Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast and Yoga Afternoon at Peach Falls,most beautiful local waterfall and swimming hole with lunch included at a local Costa Rican family's home THE FOOD....OH THE FOOD!!!! The retreat menu will delight and awaken your taste buds from breakfast to dinner. Exotic tropical fruit, fresh greens and herbs from the green house and local produce will be the highlight of our meals. Farm of Life Chefs will prepare healthy, delicious and all natural meals, served buffet style, featuring a blend of raw, ayurvedic and cooked vegetarian cuisine. All meals are free of gluten and dairy; eggs will be served some mornings. Enjoy tropical fruit, fresh coconuts, natural spring water and medicinal teas throughout the day! Smoothies, Coconut water and coffee will be served in the mornings before Yoga....smiles there's coffee 🙂

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Last 4 spots available for Costa Rica Vitality Adventure Jan. 26th-Feb.2nd 2018. This retreat is close to my heart and such a magical place!
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A weekend filled with sharing, community, compassion, love, fresh air and nourishing food is a great one! Thank you from the bottom of my heart everyone that showed up and shared in the weekends Restoring Fall retreat. Give more, love more and be grateful. Mad love to you all! ❤️
Next retreat is Costa Rica 🇨🇷!! @ Shanti Retreat Wolfe Island
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Plans for New Years Eve? What better way to ring in the New Year than by doing something good for both body and mind. Spend New Year’s eve on your mat with a community of breaths giving yourself time and space to release the old and invite the new! Resolve to evolve. I'll be offering a class 7:30-9 pm @pureyogaottawa west and one at Centretown 10:30-12:05am.
#pureyogaottawa #resolvetoevolve #newyearseve #ottawa #yogaeverydamnday #yogaottawa
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I'm creating an amazing retreat experience and wondered what dates work best for potential guests?
Feb 22-28th? March 1st-8th or March 10th-25th 2018. Somewhere warm and affordable!
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